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    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    when I get back I'll compile up our options and needs into a chart so we can get a feel for what works
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    I'm guessing that whatever platform we choose to build off of we could get some help from it's development community since FCC has so many users and is growing so rapidly. If we make it from scratch then no one will help but FCC users who have time and skill.
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @silentfox91 good point. That kinda means either relying on someone else (like FCC) or making it distributed.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    Yeah, integrating P2P may be a good option for load balancing.
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    I can't google what's distributed? @Chrysallis
    flota113
    @flota113
    @silentfox91 it means using P2P / torrent as @TommyIzen just said ;)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @silentfox91 it means the content is shared through the userbase instead of over a server
    Andrew Gregory
    @angregor
    Which offloads the issue of having to get a ton of server space, because the users will be the “Server"
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    yep :)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    torrent adds some extra complexity and security overhead, but will make it easier to extend beyond FCC later.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    I just don't like forcing people to use a client though
    not a deal breaker or anything
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    Ah, okay that could be the best possible choice if gitter/ slack 10,000 user is a mark to go by
    flota113
    @flota113
    it also means that we would need to avoid large files (images probably as well)
    *bigger images
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    oh yeah, this is going to be lite as possible
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    As a coding social Network would we use big images? Most likely just profile images which we could pull though github
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @TommyIzen Diaspora, as an example, can be accessed without a client straight from the browser. Only the pods(server space) needs fancy setup.
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @TommyIzen maybe we could look at hola for some inspiration, they distribute their load and run with a browser extension.
    flota113
    @flota113
    ok, @silentfox91 you are right
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @Cylocation see that's awesome
    I had no idea
    makes sense though I've seen torrent clients that work through the browser
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    What is hola?
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @Cylocation free VPN service
    flota113
    @flota113
    but Diaspora isn't just distributed around some servers? @Cylocation
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @Cylocation is there a browser plugin for Diaspora?
    I hate plugins
    flota113
    @flota113
    I mean that there is a few servers and it's distributed around them - we would first need these servers @Cylocation
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    just because they drag the browser down
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    https://wiki.diasporafoundation.org/Tools_to_use_with_Diaspora has some info. I don't really know much about it. There are definitely plugins on that page.
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    Anyway back in a bit guys, maybe we should do that trollo bored idea? So people who leave can keep up to date?
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @flota113 The 'servers' are run on peoples home machines mostly, in diaspora's case.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    Sure, we must get organized
    flota113
    @flota113
    @Cylocation ok, thx ;)
    okelano
    @okelano
    Tried diaspora before
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    What did you think of it?
    okelano
    @okelano
    Not the best option.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    Do you have other suggestions? We are thinking of a distributed option to handle load balancing.
    okelano
    @okelano
    Thinking now
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    I think distributed vs. server-based implementation should be hidden from regular users.
    they should not need to worry about it
    flota113
    @flota113
    http://podupti.me/ I think this is a list of Diaspora-based sites @TommyIzen
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @Chrysallis You could get in trouble for 'hiding' the fact that you were using their computer resources.
    okelano
    @okelano
    Why not using tor for chat or irc?
    flota113
    @flota113
    @okelano it needs client - right? we are trying to avoid it ;)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @Cylocation well, by hiding I mean that how you use the service isn't affected by where things are stored. How it works can be in a FAQ
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @flota113 yeah the users shouldn't need to bother with downloading a client
    it should be transparent
    imho