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Setting up a #mastodon server is really, really hard. You do the slightest thing wrong and all the services start correctly, all looks good until you visit the page and it sits there failing to load. what's even more enfuriating is when the page title is registered and no actual html or anything comes through.


I got tired of forgetting where the #RSS / #Atom #feeds are on various #Fediverse platforms and having to track them down, so I started a list.

https://hyperborea.org/tech-tips/fediverse-feeds/

Currently covers *deep breath* #Mastodon, #Bookwyrm, #Funkwhale, #GoToSocial, #Lemmy, #Misskey & forks, #Pleroma & forks #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, #Plume, #Snac2, #Takahe, and #WriteFreely

*whew*

Feel free to let me know what I should add to the list (or any corrections I need to make) in a reply to this post!


Common Mastodon practice vs my Hubzilla channel (actually SFW)


I'm still uncertain how and, especially, to which extent I'll handle the increasing amount of requirements for #Mastodon toots.

The core of my problem is that I'm not even on Mastodon. You can see my posts as toots, but they don't come from Mastodon. I'm on #Hubzilla (#^https://hubzilla.org/) which is an entirely separate project from Mastodon and actually several years older than Mastodon. It's still a part of the #Fediverse, otherwise you Mastodon users out there wouldn't be able to read this.

Since these are two projects with two different backgrounds, and since Hubzilla, being older than Mastodon, wasn't developed around maximum possible Mastodon compatibility, there are issues with said compatibility.

I'm not even talking about Mastodon rejecting text formatting such as bold type, italics or underline, thereby also destroying quotes. (Does it at least accept [url=] tags?)

I'm not even talking about the effort I have to take to add alt-texts to pictures. Mastodon has a nifty point-and-click interface for that. Hubzilla requires me to edit a long string of BBcode. It's a wonder nonetheless that this works on Mastodon as well. It can get tedious, also because Hubzilla allows me to put a theoretically unlimited number of pictures into one post and not just one or three, but it's doable.

I'm not even talking about Mastodon always slapping pictures behind the end of a toot, even if you carefully put them in-between text blocks in places such as #Friendica, Hubzilla, #Zap or #Streams-based instances. (By the way: Hubzilla puts pictures ahead of the text when it displays Mastodon toots.)

But the latter brings another problem with itself: #CWs (content warnings) become largely useless on Mastodon for everything that isn't a genuine Mastodon #toot, at least if they are to hide the picture(s). Which is the case far more than often.

See, if you put a #CW on a original Mastodon toot, it hides everything, the picture included.

On Hubzilla, "CW" is called "summary", but it should do the same. In theory.

Now, if you put a summary on your Hubzilla post, Mastodon only hides the text. Not the picture. The picture will immediately show up in plain sight for everyone, right below the CW. You don't even get to choose not to scroll down to the picture because the CW eliminates the possibility to scroll, because it compresses any text into one line.

I'm not convinced that that's a bug on Hubzilla's side because Hubzilla has no influence at all upon where Mastodon puts pictures in a toot. It's more like Mastodon expecting everyone to do it its way. If Mastodon halfway re-writes any and all posts coming in from outside as it pleases, Hubzilla can't do anything about that.

At the end of the day, all I could use summaries (again, = CWs) for is just that. Summaries to hide huge walls of text. As in tl;dr. But I can't use them to hide pictures from sensitive people.

Hubzilla and Mastodon also use different ways of handling NSFW content which are incompatible. Hubzilla parses both NSFW and #NSFW and then hides the entire post, pictures and hashtags and all, behind a yellow button. If I add a summary, you have to click twice to see the post.

Mastodon puts pictures from outside Mastodon into plain sight, unblurred, regardless of any NSFW marks, and, again, only hides the text behind a CW if there is one.

So if you ask users on Friendica, Hubzilla, Zap, (streams) etc. to never post pictures that could possibly offend or trigger someone in plain sight, that's like asking them to never post pictures at all anymore.

And if you ask them to come to Mastodon instead so that their posts stay compatible with 99% of all Fediverse users, that's like demanding the shutdown of everything that isn't Mastodon. Also, we've got our reasons to use something that isn't Mastodon. And they go way beyond having more than 500 characters per post.


I'm using this version now, #tusky being best app I have tried, & this being a nice update, especially with the edit function & managing of followed hastags. I do miss the cropped media from 20.0, as the timelines seemed cleaner with the uniformity of the cropping, & nicely animated when switching from cropped to full view. I wonder if this could be optioned in a future update?.
Thanks for all you do, makes the #mastodon experience so much more intuitive & engaging.


At the moment there's a bug in Mastodon's Edit feature which means you can't directly add or edit image descriptions. This will be fixed in the next update.

However, there is a workaround which *does* let you add or edit alt texts right now:

1. Click edit on the post
2. Delete the attached file
3. Attach the same file again
4. Add/edit the description
5. Publish the edited post

#Mastodon


I checked some newer #Mastodon clients such as #Kaiteki and #Meowstodon, and I got some quick impressions about them... Day 26 of #100DaysToOffload

https://joelchrono12.xyz/blog/testing-new-mastodon-clients/

#Misskey #Android


Lots of new and updated #Mastodon apps this week, many of which will install and run on the #Mac. After testing them, it’s still the case that if you want an app that feels like it was actually made for the Mac, and isn’t an iPhone app kind of running on the desktop, your only option at the moment (and it’s a quite good one) is @MonaApp.


Frage | Was tun wenn Kommentare bei Beitragsdiskussion zu eigenen Beiträgen werden?


Mir ist schon öfters aufgefallen Das einzelne Kommentare die Teil einer Beitragsdiskussion sind auf einmal als eigene Beiträge daher kommen, immer im Zusammenhang mit Mastodon. Das sieht dann so aus. Hier erst mal der Beitrag und die dazugehörige Beitragsdiskussion:



Und hier nun der einzelne Kommentar der definitiv dazu gehört, aber als eigener Beitrag daher kommt:



Wie gesagt ist mir das schon öfters mal aufgefallen und es kann bei Beitragsdiskussionen äußerst nervig sein, wen einzelne Antworten nicht in der Diskussion landen, sondern zu eigenen Beiträgen werden. Denn das zerreißt dann ganz leicht die Diskussion.

#Frage #Friendica #Mastodon #Beiträge #Beitragsdiskussion #Kommentare #Raven #2023-01-23 !Friendica Support

Meinung | Man sollte in Städten verbieten neue Gewerbe- und Industriebauen zuzulassen, bevor nicht der Bedarf an bezahlbaren Wohnraum gedeckt ist!


In den allermeisten mittelgroßen bis großen Städten ist der Wohnraum ein sehr knappes und auch sehr teures Gut. Trotzdem wird anstatt sich auf die Schaffung des entsprechenden Wohnraums zu konzentrieren weiterhin ordentlich fürs Gewerbe und Industrie gebaut. Doch wo dann all die Leute die in den neuen Unternehmen arbeiten wohnen sollen, diese Antwort bleibt man freilich schuldig und beschwert sich hinterher über die Pendler die die Straßen verstopfen und die Luft mit ihren Autos verpesten. Deshalb sollte man klar den Bau von bezahlbaren Wohnraum priorisieren und Gewerbe- und Industriebauten erst wieder zulassen wenn entsprechend viel bezahlbarer Wohnraum vorhanden ist. Das täte dann auch den Klima gut, da weniger Pendler auch weniger CO2 Ausstoß bedeutet.

#Meinung #Stadt #Wohnraum #Gewerbebauten #Industriebauten #Pendler #Verkehr #Raven #2022-01-23 @FediverseDE @klimawandel group


Frage | Was tun wenn Kommentare bei Beitragsdiskussion zu eigenen Beiträgen werden?


Mir ist schon öfters aufgefallen Das einzelne Kommentare die Teil einer Beitragsdiskussion sind auf einmal als eigene Beiträge daher kommen, immer im Zusammenhang mit Mastodon. Das sieht dann so aus. Hier erst mal der Beitrag und die dazugehörige Beitragsdiskussion:



Und hier nun der einzelne Kommentar der definitiv dazu gehört, aber als eigener Beitrag daher kommt:



Wie gesagt ist mir das schon öfters mal aufgefallen und es kann bei Beitragsdiskussionen äußerst nervig sein, wen einzelne Antworten nicht in der Diskussion landen, sondern zu eigenen Beiträgen werden. Denn das zerreißt dann ganz leicht die Diskussion.

#Frage #Friendica #Mastodon #Beiträge #Beitragsdiskussion #Kommentare #Raven #2023-01-23 !Friendica Support

Meinung | Man sollte in Städten verbieten neue Gewerbe- und Industriebauen zuzulassen, bevor nicht der Bedarf an bezahlbaren Wohnraum gedeckt ist!


In den allermeisten mittelgroßen bis großen Städten ist der Wohnraum ein sehr knappes und auch sehr teures Gut. Trotzdem wird anstatt sich auf die Schaffung des entsprechenden Wohnraums zu konzentrieren weiterhin ordentlich fürs Gewerbe und Industrie gebaut. Doch wo dann all die Leute die in den neuen Unternehmen arbeiten wohnen sollen, diese Antwort bleibt man freilich schuldig und beschwert sich hinterher über die Pendler die die Straßen verstopfen und die Luft mit ihren Autos verpesten. Deshalb sollte man klar den Bau von bezahlbaren Wohnraum priorisieren und Gewerbe- und Industriebauten erst wieder zulassen wenn entsprechend viel bezahlbarer Wohnraum vorhanden ist. Das täte dann auch den Klima gut, da weniger Pendler auch weniger CO2 Ausstoß bedeutet.

#Meinung #Stadt #Wohnraum #Gewerbebauten #Industriebauten #Pendler #Verkehr #Raven #2022-01-23 @FediverseDE @klimawandel group


#PocketToots is a new #Firefox extension that syncs your #Mastodon bookmarks to Pocket, AND adds a link in Pocket to the original toot.

Very cool! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pockettoots/


Let's make #mastodon THE place for supporting our local #communities! PLEASE BOOST

My 9 year old and her friends at #school decided to raise #money for their #art #teacher and would like to sell their #drawings! So, I'm selling them on my site!

All proceeds go to their art dept.

https://patrickstewart.net/online-store

They are excited because they #LOVE their teacher and really want her to succeed

If we run out of art I've set up a #donation link!

https://buymeacoffee.com/emsisdart

New art is added each week!


@devinprater Another annoyance in the #mastodon web ui is that the "new toot" entry field steals focus after you've replied, making me lose my place in the timeline.


You know, it used to be that building a Twitter client was one of the steps you would take to learn to code. Now it should be to build a #Mastodon client.


It has happened!! @nickcolley has released @semaphore, the successor to #Pinafore, an #Accessible #Mastodon client.

For more information, check: https://fosstodon.org/@semaphore/109732196442356646

#Accessibility #A11y #Semaphore

Hello world!

Introducing Semaphore an accessible, simple and fast web client for Mastodon.

Semaphore continues the work of @nolan 's @pinafore, and will prioritise accessibility, continuing Pinafore's track record of integrating improvements from disabled contributors.

Follow this account if you'd like to keep up-to-date with releases and news.

#mastodon #accessible #a11y #client #app #web #semaphore #pinafore


Hello world!

Introducing Semaphore an accessible, simple and fast web client for Mastodon.

Semaphore continues the work of @nolan 's @pinafore, and will prioritise accessibility, continuing Pinafore's track record of integrating improvements from disabled contributors.

Follow this account if you'd like to keep up-to-date with releases and news.

#mastodon #accessible #a11y #client #app #web #semaphore #pinafore


Wow #TuskyTest has an "edit" feature in addition to the well known "delete and repost". And it works ...

Thank you @Tusky for making it easier for #android #Mastodon users !


I'm not saying it is the best and only way to do #mastodon but it is super neat to be able to make all these adjustments.

I can turn off the reblogs to just hear the voices of my tooters. I can turn on some rebloggers on topics I am into. I can follow or unfollow people as my interests and focus change. I can sit on a hashtag to find more peeps on a topic my feed is sparse on.

I love being able to control my own experience on here, depending on my priorities.


Just wanted to say thank you #Mastodon and especially @dragonscave.social for allowing us to have such a generous character limit. It allows us the freedom of expressing ourselves without worrying about running out of room! #Freedom of #Expression


I've been writing regular essays on Mastodon, but I can't name them. The absence of a Subject line, or more specifically a Title, means they are hard to refer back to. I repeatedly reference old essays from blogs past because I took the time to write something down that I can reuse, but Mastodon defies reuse.

When I started blogging years ago, I realized that I have an internal vocabulary that others do not share. Concepts are built from other concepts in modular ways. So as I came across ideas in the middle of a writing that I wanted to build on, I would pause and write an essay on that instead, so that I could more concisely build layered points. People who followed my writing back then hopefully came to understand the personal vocabulary of my world view.

Speaking in hypertext, I call it. References to concepts you can peel back into if you don't get the thing I'm trying to say today. My writing is intended to cross-reference itself, getting a set of inter-related concepts out in a way that someone could navigate.

It's also a kind Insurance against death, since anything not said before you die might as well not have ever been thought. And yet if you make thoughts sufficiently hard to find or follow, they also might as well not be said. Better organization is needed, and titles are time-tested ways to do that.

It's VERY hard to do on Mastodon. I'm not encouraged to think of anything I write as anything but ephemera, rants in the wind, quickly lost or buried. Bookmarking without any hierarchy or folders makes it impossible for even me as author to keep track of it, much less someone who isn't committed to reading every last consequently-repetitive word I write.

It's a more serious weakness than I see acknowledged. There is much good writing here, lost to poor bookkeeping. Hypertext aspires to better.

#Mastodon #UX #Search #Naming #Headlines #Blogging #Reuse #Writing #Hypertext #Bookkeeping #Dictionary #Philosophy


Just my thoughts... but just posted my last tweet which said, #Mastodon = Open To all, #Freedom of choice no #algorithm, #community building, #Friendships. #Twitter of Today = #Discrimination, No #freedom algorithmic driven, #Narrow minded, ruled by #hate.


#Mastodon is hiring!

› Remote-only
› Full-time

Looking for:

› DevOps Engineer
› Product Designer
› Software Engineer 🆕

It could be you! Apply now:

https://joinmastodon.org/careers


New #blog: Autodetecting and Announcing #Mastodon Scrapers and Crawlers

There've been quite a few #fedisearch issues recently, but the common thread is that there's usually a gap in reporting - they're often live for weeks before people are made aware.

It's not just people's pet projects either, there are other #scrapers active, quietly consuming posts

So, I built a bot to detect and out them so that fedi admins can block as necessary

https://www.bentasker.co.uk/posts/blog/security/autodetecting-and-outing-mastodon-scrapers-with-scrapersnitchbot.html

#infosec #security


Users and users


I have some people from #Mastodon in my contact-list. Some I can interact with. Some I can't even simply like a post.
Why is that?

!Friendica Support
!Libranet Support


Quick technical question: Can a #Mastodon account be cloned on another server as a backup strategy? I know this is possible on #Hubzilla. Note that I am not talking about full #migration, but about a safety net for unforeseen events.

If you don't know, but are also interested in the answer, please boost this one for me.


Elk is a new third party web interface for #Mastodon. It's still in alpha testing, which means it's not yet ready for prime time, but it seems to be making good progress.

If you want to have a look or find out more, the official Elk website is at:

➡️ https://elk.zone

You can follow them for news about the project at:

➡️ @elk

It's free and open source, the source code is at https://github.com/elk-zone/elk


🆕 Vous pouvez suivre le développement de notre communauté d'entraide interprofessionnelle sur #Mastodon
🔗 https://santetoctoc.medica.im
capture d'écran du site https://mastodon.medica.im avec le nombre d'abonnés de chaque bot d'entraide Mastodon


Great news: The team at #Buffer is working on developing a #Mastodon channel option! https://trello.com/b/PDIV7XW3/buffer-transparent-product-roadmap

Once that's available, while I'm still in transition from Twitter to Mastodon, I'm hoping to use Buffer to cross-post some of the links I share. (both on Twitter & Mastodon)

#edutooter #TwitterMigration


#Mastodon is hiring!

› Remote-only
› Full-time

Looking for:

› DevOps Engineer
› Product Designer

It could be you! Apply now:

https://joinmastodon.org/careers


I just created accessibility.social for those who would like an #accessibility related #Mastodon server. Feel free to join. #a11y


Content warning: Meta


Mastohost @mastohost is taking on new accounts again. You can get your own Mastodon server for $6 a month! The great thing about it is they take care of the software, you do not need to be technical to run a server.

Mastohost is where sauropods.win is hosted, and I can recommend them. Support is top-notch, and it's all been smooth sailing.

https://masto.host/

#hosting #mastodon #fediverse


Should we campaign to #fediblock commercially owned instances on #Mastodon?

This poll follows news that #Medium has started its own instance.

We could make exceptions for news orgs, or maybe force them to use non profit instances.

  • Block (25%, 70 votes)
  • Don't block (69%, 194 votes)
  • I commented (5%, 15 votes)
279 voters. Poll end: 2 weeks ago


ok its test time

if all goes right this link i am posting will take you to my new audio server ..

iv set it to 320kps mp3 but some of the test content is at lower bitrates

if you could boost this i would be grateful as i want to put some load on this server

test content is happy chilled music with some live Glastonbury festival bootyleggos ;)

http://carol.epichosts.co.uk:8450/live.mp3

#audio
#raspberrypi
#80s
#linux
#joinin
#music
#80s
#solarpowerdfun
#fediverse
#Mastodon #MastoRadio