@zalandocalrissian I proposed email/mailing lists and had to explain what that was.
ouch :| What about an instant messenger? Matrix (riot) has that cool feature where you can embed other web apps such as etherpad or jitsi meet into a chat room.
Haven't used it myself, but what about diaspora/friendica? Do they want facebook because of the features or because they already have an account there and your interactions within the group will blend into the rest of their facebook content seamlessly? If it's the latter, you won't find a tool that will satisfy them unless you convince them why facebook is evil and that that's a legitimate reason for you not to use it.
@zalandocalrissian I think it's because they're already used to it. You're right, there isn't a technical solution. Seems I'm stuck with Facebook.
ieji is romaji for 家(house)路(street), together it means "the way home / a home / homeland".
So we hope to welcome you to your new home in the mastodon fediverse!
ieji.de supports most recent TLS encryption, IPv6 and Tor with an v2 onion address, called iejidevtqqdlukju.onion.
This instance is internally monitored by the datacenter via nagios to see errors before they get critical.
Check the status out here: status.ieji.de
Also, offsite backups are regularly created.
New to the family: a mastodon/pleroma relay service, feel free to use it at masto.re