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LionelInoe

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I'm on mastodon as well.

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Go ahead and shout me out as a meta user and we can get a mutual follow going. :)

Edit: Sorry I'm not on the metacouncil instance, I already have an account on art. Does anyone know if it's worth making a meta council mastodon account and then redirecting it to my main account? Or does just having some people from here follow me mean that I'lll show up in people's timelines? I don't fully understand how local timeline works yet, despite having been on the service for a while.
 
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Parsnip

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So, anyone use a desktop client of any kind? I installed Sengi but I have a few gripes with it so I'm probably at least testing other clients to see what I like the most.
 
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So, anyone use a desktop client of any kind? I installed Sengi but I have a few gripes with it so I'm probably at least testing other clients to see what I like the most.
there really aren't any decent ones on windows just yet

i just use the web version as an app
 

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What else will it bring?:)
ability to follow hashtags, more cool filtering options, etc. etc.

Added
  • Add ability to filter followed accounts' posts by language
  • Add ability to follow hashtags
  • Add ability to filter individual posts
  • Add ability to translate posts
  • Add featured tags to web UI
  • Add support for language preferences for trending statuses and links
    • Previously, you could only see trends in your current language
    • For less popular languages, that meant empty trends
    • Now, trends in your preferred languages' are shown on top, with others beneath
  • Add server rules to sign-up flow
  • Add privacy icons to report modal in web UI
  • Add noopener to links to remote profiles in web UI
  • Add warning for sensitive audio posts in web UI
  • Add language attribute to posts in web UI
  • Add support for uploading WebP files
  • Add support for uploading audio/vnd.wave files
  • Add support for uploading AVIF files
  • Add support for uploading HEIC files
  • Add more debug information when processing remote accounts
  • Add retention policy for cached content and media
    • Set for how long remote posts or media should be cached on your server
    • Hands-off alternative to tootctl commands
  • Add customizable user roles
    • Previously, there were 3 hard-coded roles, user, moderator, and admin
    • Create your own roles and decide which permissions they should have
  • Add notifications for new reports
  • Add ability to select all accounts matching search for batch actions in admin UI
  • Add ability to view previous edits of a status in admin UI
  • Add ability to block sign-ups from IP
  • Add webhooks to admin UI
  • Add admin API for managing domain allows
  • Add admin API for managing domain blocks
  • Add admin API for managing e-mail domain blocks
  • Add admin API for managing canonical e-mail blocks
  • Add admin API for managing IP blocks
  • Add services and metadata to the NodeInfo endpoint
  • Add --remove-role option to tootctl accounts modify
  • Add --days option to tootctl media refresh
  • Add EMAIL_DOMAIN_LISTS_APPLY_AFTER_CONFIRMATION environment variable
  • Add IP_RETENTION_PERIOD and SESSION_RETENTION_PERIOD environment variables
  • Add http_hidden_proxy environment variable
  • Add caching for payload serialization during fan-out
  • Add assets from Twemoji 14.0
  • Add reputation and followers score boost to SQL-only account search
Changed
  • Change brand color and logotypes
  • Change post editing to be enabled in web UI
  • Change web UI to work for logged-out users
    • The web app can now be accessed without being logged in
    • No more /web prefix on web app paths
    • Profiles, posts, and other public pages now use the same interface for logged in and logged out users
    • The web app displays a server information banner
    • Pop-up windows for remote interaction have been replaced with a modal window
    • No need to type in your username for remote interaction, copy-paste-to-search method explained
    • Various hints throughout the app explain what the different timelines are
    • New about page design
    • New privacy policy page design shows when the policy was last updated
    • All sections of the web app now have appropriate window titles
    • The layout of the interface has been streamlined between different screen sizes
    • Posts now use more horizontal space
  • Change label of publish button to be "Publish" again in web UI
  • Change language to be carried over on reply in web UI
  • Change "Unfollow" to "Cancel follow request" when request still pending in web UI
  • Change post filtering system
    • Filtered keywords and phrases can now be grouped into named categories
    • Filtered posts show which exact filter was hit
    • Individual posts can be added to a filter
    • You can peek inside filtered posts anyway
  • Change path of privacy policy page from /terms to /privacy-policy
  • Change how hashtags are normalized
  • Change public (but not hashtag) timelines to be filtered by current locale by default
  • Change settings area to be separated into categories in admin UI
  • Change "No accounts selected" errors to use the appropriate noun in admin UI
  • Change e-mail domain blocks to match subdomains of blocked domains
  • Change custom emoji file size limit from 50 KB to 256 KB
  • Change "Allow trends without prior review" setting to also work for trending posts
  • Change admin announcements form to use single inputs for date and time in admin UI
  • Change search API to be accessible without being logged in
  • Change following and followers API to be accessible without being logged in
  • Change AUTHORIZED_FETCH to not block unauthenticated REST API access
  • Change Helm configuration
  • Change mentions of blocked users to not be processed
  • Change max. thumbnail dimensions to 640x360px (360p)
  • Change post-processing to be deferred only for large media types
Removed
  • Remove setting that disables account deletes
  • Remove digest e-mails
  • Remove unnecessary sections from welcome e-mail
  • Remove item titles from RSS feeds
  • Remove volume number from hashtags in web UI
  • Remove Nanobox configuration
Fixed
  • Fix featured tags not saving preferred casing
  • Fix language not being saved when editing status
  • Fix not being able to input featured tag with hash symbol
  • Fix user clean-up scheduler crash when an unconfirmed account has a moderation note
  • Fix being unable to withdraw follow request when confirmation modal is disabled in web UI
  • Fix inaccurate admin log entry for re-sending confirmation e-mails
  • Fix edits not being immediately reflected
  • Fix bookmark import stopping at the first failure
  • Fix account action type validation
  • Fix upload progress not communicating processing phase in web UI
  • Fix wrong host being used for custom.css when asset host configured
  • Fix account migration form ever using outdated account data
  • Fix error when uploading malformed CSV import
  • Fix avatars not using image tags in web UI
  • Fix handling of duplicate and out-of-order notifications in web UI
  • Fix reblogs being discarded after the reblogged status
  • Fix indexing scheduler trying to index when Elasticsearch is disabled
  • Fix n+1 queries when rendering initial state JSON
  • Fix n+1 query during status removal
  • Fix OCR not working due to Content Security Policy in web UI
  • Fix nofollow rel being removed in web UI
  • Fix language dropdown causing zoom on mobile devices in web UI
  • Fix button to dismiss suggestions not showing up in search results in web UI
  • Fix language dropdown sometimes not appearing in web UI
  • Fix quickly switching notification filters resulting in empty or incorrect list in web UI
  • Fix media modal link button in web UI
  • Fix error upon successful account migration
  • Fix negatives values in search index causing queries to fail
  • Fix error when searching for invalid URL
  • Fix IP blocks not having a unique index
  • Fix remote account in contact account setting not being used
  • Fix swallowing mentions of unconfirmed/unapproved users
  • Fix incorrect and slow cache invalidation when blocking domain and removing media attachments
  • Fix HTTPs redirect behaviour when running as I2P service
  • Fix deleted pinned posts potentially counting towards the pinned posts limit
  • Fix compatibility with OpenSSL 3.0
  • Fix error when a remote report includes a private post the server has no access to
  • Fix suspicious sign-in mails never being sent
  • Fix fallback locale when somehow user's locale is an empty string
  • Fix avatar/header not being deleted locally when deleted on remote account
  • Fix missing , in Blurhash validation
  • Fix order by most recent not working for relationships page in admin UI
  • Fix uncaught error when invalid date is supplied to API
  • Fix REST API sometimes returning HTML on error
  • Fix ambiguous column names in tootctl media refresh
  • Fix ambiguous column names in tootctl search deploy
  • Fix CDN_HOST not being used in some asset URLs
  • Fix CAS_DISPLAY_NAME, SAML_DISPLAY_NAME and OIDC_DISPLAY_NAME being ignored
  • Fix various typos in comments throughout the codebase
 

Madventure

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Btw lashman I did infact make that account with Mad in the name I just ahvent done anything since creating it because I've been super busy, in case you thought it was some random weirdo. No it was in fact a specific weirdo.
 

lashman

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Btw lashman I did infact make that account with Mad in the name I just ahvent done anything since creating it because I've been super busy, in case you thought it was some random weirdo. No it was in fact a specific weirdo.
nope, i figured that was you, haha :) and no worries, it's not going anywhere :blobhug:
 

Li Kao

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Jesus, two pages, I have some catching up to do.

That being said, question for the more socially adept people here : what do I do when someone I don’t know follows me ? Do I follow them back ? Is this what is awaited from me ?
This is embarrassing :flushed-face:
 
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Le Pertti

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Jesus, two pages, I have some catching up to do.

That being said, question for the more socially adept people here : what do I do when someone I don’t know follows me ? Do I follow them back ? Is this what is awaited from me ?
This is embarrassing :flushed-face:
If you are into their stuff and seem interesting to you then yes, if not then no.:)
 
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Jesus, two pages, I have some catching up to do.

That being said, question for the more socially adept people here : what do I do when someone I don’t know follows me ? Do I follow them back ? Is this what is awaited from me ?
This is embarrassing :flushed-face:
I'm following people that are following me, but nothing stops me from unfollowing them later.
 
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lashman

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I was just about to ask! Since "we" have a metacouncil server, how much can be customise? Like can we make it look how we want?
well, there is a custom CSS field, but there's only so much you can do with CSS, so - not really :p
 
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lashman

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ok, so - which blobs do we want to add to our instance? :)


link (right click -> copy image link) whichever ones you want me to add (but don't go too crazy since i'll have to add them one by one, there is no bulk import, sadly)

animated ones are a-ok too
 
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I never heard about this game before.
 
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I never heard about this game before.

and the DLC store page (which is still up for some reason)
 
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LEANIJA

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Im not really interested in doing any more social media of any kind but noticed that Vivaldi (the browser I use) has launched a Mastodon-based "Vivaldi Social" thing

Link to their server (works with existing Vivaldi community logins):

Blog post:
 

Li Kao

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That reminds me, can I chill Metacouncil on Mastodon or would you prefer that I don’t lashman
 
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LionelInoe

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It's very disappointing to see the hype around Hive on the other forum.

I feel like the decentralized internet is important to fight for in the wake of this Twitter fiasco. How someone wants to put all their faith in another private social media company is beyond me.
 

「Echo」

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It's very disappointing to see the hype around Hive on the other forum.

I feel like the decentralized internet is important to fight for in the wake of this Twitter fiasco. How someone wants to put all their faith in another private social media company is beyond me.
It doesn't even have a web version I understand? Like you can only use it via an app? Worse, it puts us back into Myspace time where peoples profiles blare music at you? :thinking-face:

Still not ready for Mastodon myself, but happy to see it's growing feature set. (y)
 

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Hive not having a webversion immediately rules it out for me.
I use twitter like 60-80% of the time on my second screen, usually browsing while watching a youtube video, playing turn based games etc.
 

「Echo」

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Mt. Whatever
I'll only move if Raita (and Haneame and Sayapeco38) move
Don't see it happening tbh, unless Twitter just stops working. The drama side of things is almost entirely contained within the anglosphere and it's immediate neighbors.

But yeah, I'd follow the artists too.
 

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Yeah nobody of the people i check on twitter cares, and the only cosplayer i saw mentioning anything i strongly suspect did so to shill her linktree page.
as a consequence I never see anything related to this topic either
 

lashman

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It's very disappointing to see the hype around Hive on the other forum.

I feel like the decentralized internet is important to fight for in the wake of this Twitter fiasco. How someone wants to put all their faith in another private social media company is beyond me.
yeah, it's really sad

especially with SO FUCKING MANY red flags around that whole thing, but people just refuse to even do the absolute minimum of research
 

ezodagrom

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It's very disappointing to see the hype around Hive on the other forum.

I feel like the decentralized internet is important to fight for in the wake of this Twitter fiasco. How someone wants to put all their faith in another private social media company is beyond me.
When it comes to alternatives to twitter, the casual user only wants something that is simple and intuitive to use. mastodon has a barrier of entry for the casual users, the list of servers the moment an user clicks to create an account.

Maybe mastodon would really take off as the replacement for twitter more easily if it had a main general purpose server that is selected by default, but that would go against its decentralized purpose, I guess.

I think this is why people are jumping at the app that feels like the closest to twitter at the moment, hive, despite it really needing alot of work to be a viable alternative to twitter.

Personally I'm taking the wait and see approach. I'm not registering to mastodon, hive, or any other alternative yet, I'm waiting to see what video game publishers/devs and especially what vtubers and japanese users will do.
I'm just hoping JP users don't end up moving to a JP only platform if/when twitter dies, it would be a huge bummer to lose this "crossroad" between JP and western users.
 
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:steam_pigblanket:
We need more people thinking this way!
 

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Personally I'm taking the wait and see approach. I'm not registering to mastodon, hive, or any other alternative yet, I'm waiting to see what video game publishers/devs and especially what vtubers and japanese users will do.
I'm just hoping JP users don't end up moving to a JP only platform if/when twitter dies, it would be a huge bummer to lose this "crossroad" between JP and western users.
Yeah this is a problem I see, there's barely any non english speakers on Mastodon, I've seen mostly users from Taiwan who are either good with tech and also know a bit of english.
 

Anteater

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It's very disappointing to see the hype around Hive on the other forum.

I feel like the decentralized internet is important to fight for in the wake of this Twitter fiasco. How someone wants to put all their faith in another private social media company is beyond me.
Well with Hive imploding I hope the folks there do a double take, they should know better.