and you're completely right, that it's hard to get a critical mass to adopt it. if you put events on mobilizon and nobody finds them through that, it might feel like unnecessary extra work. but if you don't put them there, nobody can start searching for local events there. :/
@prosaluxemburg and of course, it would be good to *have* a local mobilizon instance in the first place, so that you had a place to put those events in.
so who's gonna open a local instance there where you live and keep it running? that's one part of the adoption problem.
@Stoori I reckon the way to drive adoption of Mobilizon et al is getting groups using it to calendar and track events for their members. Once enough people are using it for that, there will be a crowd to whom it may be worth promoting public events. I need to actually try out Mobilizon so I know what it can and can't do.
I've created an account on openevents.nz and set up a public test event, so folks can kick the tyres on Mobilizon:
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