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🎉 The first release candidate of # 3.3.0 is out for testing:

https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.3.0rc1

Read the changelog at the link above!
 
Hatte ich heute eigentlich schon mal erwähnt, das # und das # echt ne geile Sache ist?

Wenn nicht, mache ich das Morgen
 
Weil Twitter offenbar Hashtags zensiert, wie @fff mit # festgestellt hat, bieten wir jetzt auch # an.
Die Debatte um die eventuelle # zeigt aber auch uns, wie dringend nötig unsere Plattform ist. Denn wo es mit Mastodon eine Alternative zu Twitter gibt, fehlt die # Fotoplattform für Protestbilder, die sich um Moment nur auf flickr sammeln.
Wir arbeiten daran und freuen uns über jede Form der Unterstützung!
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As I've pointed out to you before: There's MANY different servers running the # software and you're using one with a lot of problems.

Try mstdn.io or any number of other Mastodon servers. Some work fine all the time, some have servers like the one you show in your screenshot ALL the tie.

And so you know: 500 Internal Server Error is typically a specific server problem. Could be disk full, to little free memory, too many open files, etc. Usually not Mastodon specific.
 
And yes: # still is an incredibly frustrating platform full of bugs.
But at least it's nit full of pricks and trolls like Jack's birdie network.
Terrible #, sorry to say this again and again.
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Just a short rant:

The # of # is still a bloody nightmare to be deeply ashamed of.
Connection to the servers is failing all the time, with a «500 Internal Server Error» showing up again and again and again, not allowing for anything to be posted spontaneously.

Frankly, this is utter crap . Any chance to see an improvement, or is that simply the price to be paid not to be on Jack's wacko birdie network?
 
As I learn more about the # I find more communities that think it replicates the toxic environments of centralized networks.

I spoke with some folks from queer communities who think they have the tools to protect themselves. But some think they need to heavily modify # code to get by.

People of color especially seem to be struggling here. Many are deplatforming. Many talk about coordinated efforts to harass as well as omnipresent racism.

We need to do better.
 
Der Graph meiner Mastodon-Instanz sieht aus wie das Höhenprofil einer Tour de France Etappe. 😁
# # #
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QOTO, least blocked, best connected


’'’QOTO is one of the least block and most federated server in the fediverse. I wanted to share some of the data we have to know thats the case.’’’

Recently I had a discussion with @olamundo and @design_RG RG about if QOTO is blocked by many others servers and how to figure out if it is a problem.

The first thing to keep in mind is the only way you will ever find a server that no one blocks is if the server is new and no one knows about it yet. That means your messages wont make it into the Federated Timeline. So we want a server that is both established, and has a minimal number of blocks.

While there is no way to get a list of all servers that block your server there are several ways you can measure how well connected your server is which is an indication of your servers reputation in the greater fediverse.

the first and most telling measure is the peer count. The peer count are the number of servers that are aware of your server and federates with it. In other words it is the number of servers where your posts will show in their federated timeline, meaning they dont block you and at least one of their users follows one of our users.

The QOTO peer count is ~9,200 give or take 100. You can find this information in the following two places (each approximately agreeing with the other):

https://www.fediverse.space/instance/qoto.org

https://fediverse.network/qoto.org

We can see how that rates us compared to other servers in the fediverse by pulling up the full list of servers above and sorting by peers. we see that out of ~4000 server QOTO ranks 24th most peers

The other way we can check is with a different measure called ‘'’insularity’’’. What this measures is how often people actually communicate across server lines with 100% meaning all communication is internal between users on a single server. So the closer to 0% we are the more servers we have communication with.

QOTO has an insularity of 17.2% which again is listed at the above link. There is no good way to rank this value, but if you look at all the other popular servers you will quickly see we have one of the best insurality values as well beating out even M.S.

# # # # @QOTO
 
Wouldn't it be nice if # supported integration with many other code forges - # # # - rather than just # in their official Github Plugin?

And that in your member profile you could have verified profile fields to these forges, similar to the ones that # provides?

(Best would be a full-blown # # integration and # support, of course)

I "soft PR'ed" the above in a topic to Discourse Meta you can upvote

https://meta.discourse.org/t/code-forge-profile-fields-and-subsequent-github-plugin-improvement/169576
 
A thought about #|'s (or ActivityPub's) sharing settings.

When I create a post, instead of making it public, I can set it to be visible by followers only. Which means that the decision who can see the post is not mine, because anyone can follow me.

Would it be useful to have it the other way around, too? Make a post visible only to the accounts I follow.
 
# is a great initiative for a new social media site! I follow @OpenCulture one of my favourite pages with a ton of free resources and always interesting articles. So glad I can get their updates on # although I wish they would be more active!
 
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