Lol, looks like we may have another unscheduled Gargamel roast 😂

@kaniini I dream of the day one can relatively easily migrate from Mastodon to Pleroma, including (semi?) automated handling of a migrating user's followers.

So sick of the bullshit politics and dysfunctional dev process of the platform I'm using now.

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@Gargron Is there a chance that you will not be the only one to decide whether or not an instance is listed on joinmastodon ?

Also, it'd be so cool if alternative front ends like Pinafore, Halycon, Brutaldon et al took it upon themselves to properly support rich text.

Speaking only for myself, the default Mastodon UI is ... not great, especially for those who follow lots of media-heavy accounts. Obviously not so much an issue for mobile, but the desktop experience of Mastodon is sub-optimal in a lot of ways. The more front-end options available and the better they work, the better for everyone.

What a surprise, the pull request to support rich text formatting in Mastodon continues to rot away after Gargamel unilaterally decided he Wasn't Into It.

@angristan - ever had any thoughts on upgrading to the glitch-soc fork?

glitch-soc.github.io/docs/

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this newyorker article, despite some misconceptions, is actually a good rallying call for independent / communal social Web sites

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I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.

If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.

Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:

Related

#fediverse-survey

https://bune.city/2019/05/a-survey-of-the-fediverse/

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An interesting watch -- you can only tell time in the accuracy range of +-20 minutes with this one.

slow-watches.com/24-hour-one-h

(And yes, if you're wondering, it *is* like this all the time in my brain, thanks)

Seriously. Most of my life I've hated getting up. I am *not* a morning person. So I have a lifetime of unpleasantly bleary associations with the Morning Edition theme, yet somehow it's still a 100% guaranteed Pavlovian dopamine hit when randomly encountered in the morning.

Dated? Yep. Elevator music? Yep. But also great craftsmanship: highly memorable with a distinct personality, and there's not a second wasted even in the less complex parts.

Ah well. Pour one out. 😔🕯️

youtu.be/otGmpQpiVjw

I'm gonna date the hell out of myself by saying this but I just found out NPR changed the Morning Edition theme to something way more generic and I am faintly perturbed 😬

They deprived me of a guaranteed dopamine hit on the rare mornings I'd be up & listening and hear their sunny-ass "coffee's on! breakfast in the elevator!" theme… AND they deleted a memorable cultural touchstone which I could encounter on random weekday mornings *today,* but which links memories from my *entire existence.*

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Introducing Simple Mode for Timelines, an experimental content-first timeline layout!

This experiment is already live on one instance, we look forward to your feedback! #pixelfed #pixelfedLabs

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it's sad how independent record stores have all closed down. i have fond memories of going as a child so some pedantic dickhole employee could offer 100% unsolicited opinions on all my purchases.

today's kids will never know what it's like to have their subjective tastes criticized by snotty, hip misanthropes. 😔 💿

anyway, what's happening on social media this morning?? 😏 🖥️

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Mastodon doesn't go out of its way to make life easy for moderators. Wish I could:

- Reply directly to involved parties through the admin UI
- Tell whether a local user had forwarded the message to another instance's admin
- See the another instance's admin's address without having to dig around on that instance's UI
- Ideally, have inline chats with the other admin
- Automatically send resolution notes to the reporter

Right now there's so. much. manual work in trying to respond to reports.

Does anybody have any FOSS ticketing systems which they know and love which are

a) dead simple to use even for non-techie noobs, no confusing UX

b) based on PHP+MariaDB so I can just stick it on my penny host

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@librelounge BTW Please, *please*, do an episode on #Signal. A nuanced and well-informed discussion about the various ways #OWS do and don't respect #SoftwareFreedom in the way they run that service would be tremendously helpful. My current understanding of the issues is here, comments and corrections welcome:
coactivate.org/projects/disint

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