Is this you that would develop this software thing?
@aurynn I mean this is probably a thing I could hack together, but to do it confidently and feel comfortable having it run against your prod? 😬
@Mause How *do* you feel about putting software in prod? 😉
@aurynn but yeah, assuming patreon provides a webhook for this kind of thing, and an API to send messages with the join information? And mastodon has an appropriate API to create users
@Mause Patreon does, yes, and the Mastodon side would be an API request against the invite generation endpoint, I think?
Flow would be:
- Receive webhook call
- Generate invite URL
- Add a Patreon user note w/ invite URL
- Send message over Patreon w/ invite code
@aurynn sounds about right? If you're serious about this, I can have a look tonight if you want?
@Mause I would like this to exist, and would like to pay money for it to exist
@aurynn sure! I found this in the patreon API reference though?
@Mause Hrmmmmm where did you find that?
@Mause (I'm now going like "oh no was it a mistake to use Patreon")
@aurynn I'm still more than happy to have a go though
@Mause Well this is clearly not ideal on Patreon's side.
Could you write up a quick thing about what you'd do, what you'd write it in, etc?
@aurynn well, what would best fit with your current architecture? I don't mind what I build it in
@Mause mastodon is written in Ruby, I’m most familiar with Python.
@aurynn and hosting?
@Mause it’ll end up on something like a faas system
@aurynn Cool, I'll throw something together tomorrow evening (too late now)
A paid, early access, strongly moderated Mastodon instance hosted entirely in New Zealand.