Content warning: Pinned post, about following from multiple addresses
Hi, when I follow someone I usually do this from multiple accounts, with different servers and platforms. This is partially as backup. It’s also because different software has different features. E.g. at the moment of writing I mainly post from my Friendica server, but it doesn’t yet support polls, or account migrations. So I also follow from my Pleroma server, which does notify me someone has migrated.
I also sometimes use platforms that support nomadic identity, that allows my channels on multiple servers to be synced. From software that doesn’t support that, a follow request looks like multiple separate requests from those channels.
Content warning: pinned opinion about nude scenes in films
Many actresses are somewhere in their career forced to do a nude (sex) scene. The male actors hardly ever are. To me the purpose seems sales rather than art. I'd wish for films to never include nude scenes and to always use suggestion instead.
Content warning: crossposting policy
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@email@example.com well as from Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr as
@GidiKroonbut I'm mainly using my own Friendica for now. Even though I have been on the fediverse for a few years, I've never done an #Introduction post, so let's do one for this channel.
I tend to post about actresses and singers I'm a fan of, sharing news about their new projects as well as my thoughts about films and tv I watch. In between I give my take on political things as well as about the fediverse. When I learn new things hosting a fediverse server or other technical things, I try to share them here too. Longer posts may end up on my blog
gidikroon.eu(which you can follow at
In real life I work as a software developer, but I keep work separate from a private account like this. I play (beach) volleyball when I can, at a very low level. I live in the Netherlands and occasionally cycle and take photographs. I read and watch sci-fi and fantasy, and am interested in ways to achieve social justice, gender and race equality, sustainable energy use and climate justice.
Feel free to follow, as I will also follow other accounts I find interesting without expectation of them following back. Feel free to share (boost, repeat) my posts if you want, using whatever share function comes with your platform. I tend to close DMs to only allow people I follow. I check my fediverse accounts only one or a few times a day, typically on my phone or tablet, so I tend to not be part of live discussions.
Finally Mastodon will show incoming text formatting (with today's release) and the rest of us can stop wondering how garbled our posts are going to be on Mastodon and we can just post as we intended. Mastodon people still can't write rich text though. Baby steps.
It's not true though that Mastodon used to strip all formatting from posts. They were just very selective about what formatting they preserved:
- paragraph breaks were preserved
- hyperlinks were preserved
- some inline images were preserved
What tended to be messed up on Mastodon:
- context provided by emphasis
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Both Friendica and Pleroma seem to have the same problem that video files are loaded the moment they appear in your timeline(*), whether you click play or not. And both are completely ignoring the provided cover image. Mastodon does this much nicer, showing the cover image, the actual PeerTube channel account, and only loading the video in an embedded player after you click to do so.
(*) I know, because when I'm browsing on cellular data I'm almost immediately out of my data bundle if a PeerTube video post appears in my Friendica timeline.
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Just had a very quick look at cohost and these are my very initial impressions:
+ the vibe is very tumblr, in lots of ways
- things are even more difficult to find than here, and/or it is even emptier
It looks like especially 'artists-from-tumblr' should be able to find their place there.
Still thinking about what radically different things my ideal social media / microblogging platform would do, and another thing struck me: no @-mentions. No need to protect someone's mentions if there are none.
Yes, I'm still on my Tumblr-like vs Twitter-like thing and how within ActivityPub platforms we have loads of the latter and none of the former (that I know of). I don't know whether Tumblr has since added @-mentions but back when I used it they weren't a thing and I loved how this made conversations impossible. No trolls etc demanding attention in a thread that everybody is exposed to, if there is no thread.
I'm thinking of have these interaction options: you post your microblog post and indicate whether you want replies, default no. Followers and profile visitors see the post and can respond with a like, a reblog on their own profile, or a reblog on their own profile with added text. They can also reply privately to you, which won't show up publicly attached to the post (yet). You have three tabs for incoming replies: replies you asked for (which cause a notification), replies from people you follow (optionally cause a notification), replies you didn't ask for from people you don't follow (never cause a notification or unread count or badge). If you like a reply, if you even see it, you can hit a button to promote it to your microblog, seen on your profile, possibly attached to the post.
In my quest to find how to do 'unlisted' videos on PeerTube, I found that PeerTube has unlisted videos. At least if you switch the UI to English, one of the privacy options is 'unlisted'. In Dutch it is called 'Geheim', which means 'Secret', which is much closer to the real behaviour. The 'unlisted' videos of PeerTube don't work at all like 'unlisted' posts, but more like the 'sharing with link' secrecy setting of Microsoft Sharepoint and similar.
I want something that is available publicly to guests, listed on my public profile, maybe notified to followers, maybe found in a search, but which doesn't show up in a federated timeline ('Recently Added' in PeerTube) on other servers. I want to avoid having to setup a separated server without federation to do that.
I'm now thinking of setting up a separate PeerTube account and/or channel especially for unlisted (but actually secret) videos, then setup a separate Friendica account (because 'unlisted' is a profile setting, not a post setting in Friendica) or Wordpress blog to manually publish my 'secret' videos in an unlisted manner. Unfortunately, Friendica's 'remote-self' feature can not be used to do this automatically, because PeerTube keeps 'unlisted' videos also secret from followers...
I think both Friendica and Peertube don't support unlisted-like posts.
The Mastodon unlisted scope could be useful if you want to add a post that's visible to everybody even when not logged in, but you don't want to bother the global or local timelines with it. It is still sent to followers though, which may or may not be useful. The big problem with Mastodon's implementation is that I've heard these posts also don't show up in searches, not even with hashtags, which doesn't make any sense to me.
For Peertube I'm looking for a scope that's public locally, but is not public when federated out. In fact I believe this should be the default for any platform: don't show publically what you've only received from other servers.
Another reason we should not let the receiving server resolve a link preview (so apart from the ddos that is many receiving servers at once loading from a site, bringing small blogs down): your text in the preview will be in the language of where the server is located. E.g. on mastodon.social previews are often in German.
If the client resolves the link preview, load will be spread in time and the reader gets the text in their language. If the sending server resolves the link (my preferred solution), only one request is done to the site (much fairer) and the text will be in a language the poster expects and can see.
I'm thinking of what moderation rules I would set if I were to set them for some microblogging server. I'd do something sensible and normal like have specific rules that only apply to replies, like: no reaction gifs, no links, no photos, no changing the topic and no evangelising ('have you tried rust/mastodon'). Each top level post is in my mind a new forum with strict rules against off-topic messages or posts that don't contribute anything new.
But more than that I would want replies to be hidden by default. With the original poster being the moderator of this microforum. Maybe able to set the no-links etc rules per post.
Did a proper way to follow hashtags on the fediverse already get established? I know of none.
I don't mean where you can pin hashtags in Mastodon or save searches in Friendica, where you get the hashtags your server knows about. I mean actually following hashtags that are 'out there' on other servers.
The way they migrated calckey.social to firefish.social may have broken federation with Friendica for existing (but now suddenly renamed) accounts. Trying again. At least new accounts work fine. They did send out migration messages for the old accounts, but that doesn't work on Friendica, so I have to (try to) re-follow manually.
Also when checking on the site itself I wish I'd knew how to set the UI to English rather than (presumably) Japanese.
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Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, Pixelfed, PeerTube, dare I say it even Twitter, all have websites that work perfectly fine on mobile. I don't understand this obsession with 'I'm on mobile so I should select an app' or 'I want to see the website so I should use a computer'. The sites may even work better than the app. Often you can save them to your home screen too.
You may consider the feature that apps of mainstream social media provided of extra tracking and snooping to be a nice bonus, but you're not going to get that anyway in fediverse apps.
Peertube now supports remote runners for the transcoding jobs! That's the one thing I was missing, I had no idea it was in the pipeline... (I had looked into adding it myself, but found it required substantial changes to how jobs are configured, which looks like they now did).
If only I wasn't on an old Debian version which blocks upgrading...
That FAQ explains why they couldn't just use ActivityPub, by listing a couple of things missing in it. These things happen to be the exact things the Zot protocol does have, while Zot has existing implementations that do interoperate with ActivityPub. They couldn't have looked long.
mastodon.socialaddress and it links my now-defunct isurf address), as is the cw for that post. Also, on mobile in portrait mode the pinned icon doesn't work. I instead tend to check whether something is someone's pinned post by its age.