default answer to “I want to connect with you on [hip unfree service]”

I just decided to give a default answer when I get some email from people asking me to connect to them on some new unfree service:

Hello [Person],

You asked me to connect with you on some unfree service. If you still want that, just use a Those are federated, so you can use a number of different providers and still be connected to everyone on any other server. As an example, see — or check the server-feature list1.

You can then subscribe to me on

It’s bad enough that I have Twitter and G+. I don’t see value in another non-federated service.

Best wishes,

PS: Join the Federation!

  1. "Public server comparison" 

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