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My mastodon account is @Rokosun. I'm just testing out friendica for the first time, this could possibly be my new home in the fediverse. All I lack now is a good client for friendica, if #fedilab starts properly supporting friendica then I'll move to friendica completely....
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@Rokosun
Looking at your profile from the outside, the post does not seem to be visible

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@Matthias/E Yes that's what I wrote at the end:
When I open the same profile page from my mastodon account or just open the profile link in a different browser, then this reshared post doesn't even show there.
Maybe there is no privacy issues with this, IDK, as far as I know I'm the only person who can see the message on my own profile. But its still quite weird because private messages are not supposed to be reshared, I don't know if this would cause any other problems in the future.


Wow, I was actually able to login to my Friendica account using the #Fedilab app!

@Fedilab Apps I was a bit busy with other things for a few days so I couldn't do much testing during that time, but now when I tried to login to my Friendica account on the latest fedilab release (3.0.5), it worked! Thanks a lot for working on adding Friendica support, I will be doing more testing with this account now πŸ˜€

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@Tio
I sent that previous message using Fedilab, so attaching images in a post works πŸ‘

I'll do more testing when I get the time, let's see..... πŸ™‚
@Rokosun@Fedilab Apps
@Tio
Update: OK, so it doesn't happen all the time, sometimes a mention appears like we expect - showing a username instead of the link. I think this bug only happens when 2 accounts are mentioned in a single line, will have to do more testing to confirm this though. I have attached a screenshot.

One other thing to note - it doesn't matter whether the mentions are shown correctly or not, clicking on them simply asks me to open it in a web browser instead of natively opening it inside the app itself.
@Rokosun
@Fedilab Apps


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For those who don't know, I also have a #Friendica account at @roko, all of my long posts and everything would be posted there. Unlike Mastodon Friendica doesn't have a character limit, they also allow basic text formatting and inline images, so I can almost use it as a blog if I want πŸ˜‰

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Content warning: Linux tips

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https://www.tiotrom.com/2020/02/why-i-got-married/

This post was waaaaay longer than I expected, but damn that was one of the wildest things I've ever read. Took me 2 days to finish reading, but so fucking worth it.

Anyway, so this is a blog post about why @Tio and @Sasha got married and what they had to go through for that. Reading this was like going through an emotional roller-coaster, at one point I'm laughing hysterically, at another I'm almost about to cry, so many unexpected twists and turns, lol. Tio I'm glad you wrote this blog post in such a great detail, maybe it'd open up some people's eyes about these things, or at least make them understand people like you. TBH I never expected this much drama in this post, reading through some of those things almost made be cry, I'm sorry you had to go through all that, but I'm even more saddened by the fact that what you experienced was just a glimpse of the reality outside.

In the end I'm happy that both of you are together now, I think you guys deserve each other ❀️
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heh yeah...people have no clue how fucked up our society is, simply because they learn not to "disturb" it. Most people are compliant slaves, and they never will poke at this society to see how truly fucked up it is. They think we live in a democracy, with rules and laws to keep things organized and such. But these are the working slaves who will go to school, then have a job, get married, buy a house, get in debt, stay in the same place, go to holidays, and have the same exact life like everyone else. For them facebook is a great social platform, the gov is a good parent to have, the society is working.

Anyway....the fact that 2 humans cannot live together on this planet for no reason other than "papers", is fucked up to say the least.
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@Tio@Sasha I was actually familiar with this idea of marriage being a ritual and a human invention, even before I met you guys I heard this idea somewhere and it stuck with me. Its funny because even people who understands that religion is a human invention, sometimes even they can't wrap their head around the fact that marriage is one. I'm not trying to make fun of people here, I understand that they're just accustomed to these values from growing up in such cultures. Like you mentioned in that blog post, its really sad because there are lots of good humans out there with kind hearts, they just grew up in a weird and fucked up world, this is actually one of the saddest things I've ever seen, I was able to understand all your frustrations and sadness because I'm also kinda "weird" like you. But I don't know how to describe it to people because most of them consider this as a normality πŸ™
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!Friendica Support
Why doesn't Friendica show me my own content warnings, or abstracts as they're called in Friendica ?
See this - https://social.trom.tf/display/dbc8dc44-1462-c01f-268d-e51201986363

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Thanks for testing! They didn't use to work back when we were still using Friendica's original protocol to communicate between Friendica nodes, but since we switched to ActivityPub for this type of communication I guess we adopted the behaviors we came up specifically for Mastodon.

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@Hypolite Petovan@hoergen Yeah, thanks for adding this feature BTW. Not being able to preview it is my only problem, the feature itself is rock solid πŸ‘

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I just noticed that the abstract, applied as courtesy to the followers on Mastodon as 4k postings might be a bit long there, is used on your own profile page to collapse the posting πŸ™

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This is a downside of adopting ActivityPub as our main transmission protocol, the content warning workaround is now the default behavior for Friendica as well.

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@Hypolite Petovan@Michael Vogel would an abstract for ActivityPub only just be used for remote servers or would it be applied to the own profile page as well?

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@Tobias@Michael Vogel@Hypolite Petovan Maybe its better to allow users to choose this for themselves. Some users may prefer to see their own abstracts, this improves consistency and would also work as a preview. Some other users may want to hide their own abstracts like the above message explains. So letting the users choose for themselves might be a good idea πŸ€”

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Not sure, it depends what you mean by "profile page". Is it your profile page on your local node where you signed up or your profile page on any remote server who knows about you and your posts?

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Content warning: Testing abstracts in Friendica

@Raimondas Lapinskas Thank you, but I cannot see that when viewing from my own account. Like I said, this only seem to happen when viewing my own posts.
Yes, probably because you look from your own account, I see as restricted post.

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Content warning: Linux tips

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When is mastodon gonna have an edit feature ? I've been hearing about it for a while now, but I'm still unable to edit my posts.

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I'm talking about the new edit feature, its different from "Delete & Redraft" - https://fosstodon.org/@futureisfoss/108574073447162166
ah, I don't know about that

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Me who's been using the purple theme in Friendica long before FOSS projects like mastodon even thought about it :blobcatcool:

@frankie@thebiologist1117:blobcatgiggle: #FossIsPurple
A screenshot of my Friendica homepage, everything uses a dark purple theme.

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something about Friendica that reminds me. Of Pleroma. Also, I haven't heard anyone talk about Diaspora project in such a long time, is it dead or what?

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diaspora isn't on ActivityPub and it's basically only used by boomers lol

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Really? That's bizarre. Also I have a hard time believing that boomers know how to use a federated decentralized social networking lol
FWIW Friendica does supports federation with diaspora as well along with all the activitypub ones.

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@tio made another TROMjaro video πŸ™‚ - https://videos.trom.tf/w/bE5Rw3pc5WvmLgSao8V8nw

Tio's sound is a bit different this time because he has COVID, wishing you a quick recovery my friend :blobcatheart:

If you watch this video you'll understand how awesome XFCE is, I'm impressed by how such a lightweight DE could be this much extensible. And of course #TROMjaro takes all of this awesomeness and makes it usable and easy for users, having sane defaults is very important if you're new to linux.
@Tio
is not very comfortable with using the terminal so he always prefers GUI programs if available. But me being a fan of the linux #terminal, I wanted to help them improve it. Tio now calls me "The terminal guy", haha πŸ˜‚

Anyway, if you wanna know what exactly we changed and what all features were added you can read through our release notes here - https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/tromjaro-2022-01-17/58#making-the-terminal-super-cool-5
(Just read under the section "Making the the terminal super cool.")

l also added a little "vim_mode" for all the vim fans πŸ˜‰

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You did a great job! πŸ˜€

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Thank you πŸ₯°

How are you and sasha doing right now ? Are you feeling better now ? I know covid can be a real PITA.
She feels a lot better. I feel better. πŸ˜€
@frankie@thebiologist1117 Do you guys use linux ? Also are you comfy with using the terminal ? :blobcatgiggle:

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I know how to print the working directory, change directories, and remove files, but not much more without looking it up.
So you use linux, that's nice πŸ™‚. And its useful to know the basic terminal commands, you can always just look up the man pages to show you more info when you need it πŸ˜€

I'm now more experienced with terminals, and I've tweaked a bunch of things to make them easier for me, the post above explains some of it. I don't know what exactly it was, but I think it was learning vim that actually made me realize that terminal is easier to use in some cases compared to a GUI.

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Yay for Linux and for the terminal. :blobcatgiggle:
@thebiologist1117

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Fellow #fosstodon users, if you didn't know a new #emoji has been added to our instance !
This is it - :blobcatgiggle:
Isn't it just the cutest emoji ever ? :blobcatgiggle:

To use this emoji you just have to type blobcatgiggle with two colon : symbols on either side of it.

Thank you to @fosstodon admins @kev & @mike for adding this emoji upon my request, you guys are awesome πŸ₯°

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#Tromjaro linux has a nice little thing that I believe is useful for all linux users, this is it - https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/

You can find hundreds of Trade-free linux apps there, all of them are GUI programs and there are screenshots attached for each one. Even though TROMjaro is not my daily driver I sometimes use this service to search for apps like photo editors, video players, etc.

The install button on these pages may only work on TROMjaro, but its very easy for me to find the package name.

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I'm glad you found this useful, if you want you can submit apps like Quod Libet yourself, let this be a nice place for people to find linux apps :)

BTW, this service is integrated into the fediverse itself, so you can just follow @trom to get notified about new app additions.
@trom

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@tblock is a system-wide ad & tracker blocker, I just installed it on my system and it works like a charm πŸ˜€

Its currently just a CLI program, I like that minimalism. But they're also working on making a GUI for this if you're interested ;)

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Oh awesome. So it blocks ads/trackers system wide very well ha? What did you tested it with?
If you want to know how this works I recommend you watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA6A3oeocHY

TBlock basically does the same thing, but automates this entire process for you, and you're also able to subscribe to multiple blocklists as well, not just the one shown on that video. TBlock can also update and sync the blocklist as well :)

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How does a Bowling Pinsetter Machine work? (Brunswick GS-X)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iod6uwUGM2E

I've always wanted to know how these things work, and this video is what finally explained it for me πŸ™‚

#YoutubeVids #Educational #Automation

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It was 1972, and I was in S. Korea, at an airport waiting for a flight that got delayed. Bonus, a bowling alley nearby to kill some time!

I rent my shoes, find a ball I like and roll my first ball down the alley.

I knocked down all but 1 pin!

THEN, 4 arms come down from above the pins and start clearing away what I'd knocked down.

They were still using pin-boys! 😁

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@tio just made a video showcasing the Layout switcher & Theme switcher apps on TROMjaro - https://videos.trom.tf/w/gsVhyEnuVyCFFG2gbLXVTa

Having been worked on both of these apps, I'm very happy to see it in action πŸ˜ƒ

Today if you search online most of the videos showcasing this distro were showing the old gnome version, even though last year TROMjaro moved to XFCE and a lot of things have changed since then. So yeah, this new video will be useful for giving people more relevant & updated info.
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If you haven't read "The origin of most problems" by @tio, you should give it a try. This book explains in simple terms how one single thing, just one, creates most of our problems regardless of societies, cultures, and eras: from famine to wars, from data collection to abuse, from crimes to climate change, from corruption to poor quality goods and services, and so forth.

Read online: https://www.tromsite.com/books/#flipbook-df_6562/
Download: https://www.drive.tromsite.com/s/FLJece78Wd9kq7i/download?path=%2FTROM%20eBooks%2FPDF&files=38.%20The%20Origin%20of%20Most%20Problems.pdf
@Tio

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Will There Be FEWER Linux Distros In The Future? (Especially Arch Based Distros)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9WVCmn1DJA

I think it'd be really cool if Arch Linux started becoming more like NixOS and starts supporting reproducibility. It would be a game changer IMO !
Thumbnail of the video from youtube.

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maybe if the new Arch Installer supported importing and exporting configs, would be useful

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Do you want to run your own #fediverse instance without having to deal with all the technical jargon of setting up and maintaining servers ?

https://webape.site is a new service that offers managed #hosting of #mastodon and #peertube instances. They also offer #nextcloud installations and #wordpress websites too. Their price is really cheap compared to other similar services.

You can find them on the fediverse at @webape

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@tio How is your financial situation right now ? Will you be able to get back to working on TROM II soon ?
@Tio

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Let's see if we can find more clients for webape, websites are not the only thing you provide, but you also provide managed hosting for entire social medias, cloud service, video platforms, etc. I'm sure there are more people looking for these things, they probably just don't know of webape yet.
Yeah is just that I cannot find them :D - I will try more this month. If I can't find any maybe I can focus on TROM II in the meantime so I don't waste my time...

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For people who don't know, I have a Friendica account at @roko. I will be using it to write long posts and replies since Friendica doesn't have any character limit, and they also allow text formatting and inline images so I can write entire blog posts there if I want to 😁

And now I have set up my Friendica account to automatically boost everything I post here on my mastodon account, and its working like a charm πŸ˜€

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Wonderful! :) - Friendica is underrated. So much! Cross post on Twitter and Wordpress too...connect with both (comments, follow, replies); Connects with everything in the Fediverse I think. Acts as an RSS reader, etc. Ofc you know all of this but it is for those who may see your post :) .

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Btw you can also choose "native" resahres. It means it will post the same Mastodon posts as Native Friendica posts, instead of posting your Mastodon posts on your Friendica profile. Up to you.

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Testing Friendica auto-reshare feature.....

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Pinned post not working properly


!Friendica Support
I have pinned this post on my friendica account, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. In my account it appears like that post is pinned, but if I open another browser and go to my public profile here, it doesn't show any pinned posts. The same thing happen with mastodon federation, if I visit this friendica account from mastodon it doesn't show any pinned posts. Why does this happen ?

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That's the same behaviour I'm seeing.

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Words and swords


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These are the things that should be talked about, thank you for writing about it. I don't know if I can call humans intelligent anymore, because you're right, looking at all the fucked up things we do to each other and our planet, it feels like we're morally primitive, despite all the technological advancements we've made. Its really sad to see humanity move along this path, because we really don't have to be like this. I hope your writings reach more people, 'cause this shit needs to be heard.

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Some questions regarding friendica


  • When you don't want to be indexed at all, just add a robots.txt to the root of your site. Then your whole site isn't indexed.
  • For the follower notifications with the "soapbox" account you could create a feature request on our repository. Somewhere in the future we will rewrite the notification system and then we could have a look at this.
  • The delivery speed depends on your setup. On my systems this is done in sometimes fractions of a second. it really depends on your system and your setup. For example the number of parallel workers is important as well.
  • Concerning "other networks": whenever supported, we transmit the deletion command. But AFAIK the OStatus protocol (not very much in use nowadays) doesn't support it. But this is more some kind of disclaimer. Normally it should be deleted.
Editing posts is something that systems like Mastodon don't support at all. What they describe as "edit" is in fact some "delete and repost". So editing works fine with Friendica. for all other systems I can't tell.
The delivery speed depends on your setup. On my systems this is done in sometimes fractions of a second. it really depends on your system and your setup. For example the number of parallel workers is important as well.
He is on our node and I have 20 parallel workers. Should I increase that? We have plenty of resources to spare on our server.
You could try. Are you using the daemon or the worker that is executed via cron?
I have only edited that via the Admin panel as such:
@Tio
Is this something an individual user can do ? Or do I need the help of admins to do this ? I'll tag @Tio here 'cause he's my admin. If I recall correctly, I think mastodon allows every user to individually opt out of search engine indexing.
Probably this is something I could do but I'd like not to, since it affects all accounts.
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If it affects all accounts then I understand why you don't wanna change it. There should actually be a setting for individual users to toggle search engine indexing, like there is on mastodon. Read this post by @An Infinitude of Tortoises, he's experiencing the opposite problem - he wants to be indexed by search engines but his instance has the robots.txt file.
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Yes exactly I've read his comment...
Currently this setting is coupled with another functionality. Please open a feature request at our repository. Then we can have a look if this could be decoupled.
@Rokosun can you please do that?
I have created a new feature request for it here.

I also looked into the follower notification issue on soapbox accounts and found that there is already an open issue about it, so I just left a comment there
@Michael Vogel@Rokosun
A related question: my account has "Allow your profile to be searchable globally?" enabled, but it seems only search.noc.social is indexing (and only annually, I gather) my Profile page -- or at least it's invisible to such major search engines as Google, DDG, etc. (This is perhaps unsurprising given that a robots.txt is indeed present at the root of libranet.de.) So, can anything be done to make my Profile visible -- directly, not merely via search.noc.social -- to the search engines? That's what I had supposed the above-mentioned setting was designed to do.

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Here's a channel you can follow on our Peertube instance: Be Brave To Act https://videos.trom.tf/c/soberpirate/videos made by @Dima !

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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