We only collect anonymized data that is available on the Nodeinfo endpoint (e.g https://funkwhale.eliotberriot.com/api/v1/instance/nodeinfo/2.0/), and you can disable the data collection anytime from your instance settings, as shown in the picture below.
only a wannabe at this point, but soon ...
your project is very inspiring to me, best wishes for continued success
@js0000 thank you, let me know when your instance is up or if you need some help!
ok thx. i was thinking initally of trying to get it to run on a freedombox (debian with special packages, web front end). but it's more a matter of reducing distractions than anything else ...
@eliotberriot is this somehow related to the instance picker ? Is it possible for anyone to see the list of instance in the network ?
I am ok to register my instance as long as it is hidden from any public list in funkwhale websites.
@amdg2 the same data powers the instance picker, but it only includes instances with open registrations, so your instance won't appear on Funkwhale.audio landing pages unless it's also your case.
However, it may appear in dashboards, as shown below:
@eliotberriot thank you for the quick answer. Is the list something that could be removed from the public dashboard ?
@amdg2 It's technically possible to remove it, but doing so will make it quite difficult to quickly detect/report potential inacurracies with the numbers using only the aggregated data, so I'd rather not.
Having a public list of instances, like on https://the-federation.info/funkwhale (not operated by us), is also valuable to troubleshout potential federation issues, contact instance owners in a semi-automated way (e.g for security issues), stuff like that
@eliotberriot ok, make sense, just added hudba.feildel.fr :)
@amdg2 thank you!
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