I’m interested in setting up my own instance, so I’ve been poking around, looking at how other instances are set up and run. There’s a few features that I would like to use for my own instance:
- Instance whitelisting instead of blacklisting from awoo.space
- Invite secrets from toot.cafe
I know I could cherry-pick the relevant commits into my own local Mastodon instance. I’ve even found the features in their relevant Github repositories (Whitelisting and Invite Secrets in case anyone is interested).
I’m curious as to why these features weren’t submitted back upstream. What would it take to get these changes merged back into the mainline tootsuite/mastodon repo so that they can be better supported by the community?