gets all their videos blocked worldwide by . has their page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the projects hosted by now have their hosting at the mercy of .

And this is just a few of the recent examples.

When is the community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?

Support infrastructure! (eg , , etc)

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@marsxyz It's a crowdfunding page solution similar to a page. Sadly it doesn't use or anything fancy like that for comments etc, but I added it as an example of a self hosted alternative to the portals. may be more equivalent to , but I don't think (?...) you can host that yourself.

@Blort @marsxyz Open Collective is also totally FLOSS and the dev's told me anyone is welcome to host their own but the code hasn't quite been set up for other people yet. But that their whole project is 100% open source. They also said they would be totally down for ActivityPub support but that they don't have the resources to implement it themselves but if someone else had the energy to do so they wold be on board!

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