I echo the many others here @simon how much I appreciate the service you provide!
At the risk of getting a little off-topic, I’ll say that I agree with some of the conversation that others (including you @saqimtiaz) have mentioned in terms of a new-user set of expectations. Your efforts around an easy download and run solution (based on WebDAV) are great. From my perspective (realizing everyone has their own), I would guess that breaking down the new users:
- Most users these days expect to start these services with a web hosted solution (like TH)
- Some users won’t like reliance on the web, and will want an easy download+run (like you’re talking about with WebDAV, also things like TiddlyDesktop)
- Less users (though more of the hard-core regulars here) that are more technical will want more control / security etc. and will want self-hosting, command line stuff etc.
I list those in order because I suspect that’s the relative order of user-share these days (based on thing like Notion and all the similar-seeming popular offerings). I bring that up here because if others agree, would a healthy use of community funds (to which I and others contribute to today) be either partnership / purchase / copy of TiddlyHost offered right from TiddlyWiki.com? If that was fully integrated, I think we’d get a few more people past the first-use barrier.
Just thoughts, sorry if this should be split off somewhere else…