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btw, just to let folks know – there’s a similar community from our federation friends !Videos@nrsk.no



Unlike in SU, where the housing was indeed really affordable, you might even say “free” (as in “beer”, not as in “freedom”)


Thank you so much for getting it this far. People like you make Open Source going. Alone for years, mounting thousands of hours behind the screen.

Yes, this is a tough time to battle for place in messenger space. But there will be the time. Hope you’ll take care of yourself and be fresh to guide future collaborators.

Once again, thank you very, very much for your efforts 💙




Tbh, birdsite exodus is not that huge at the moment. It seems like it’s going to peak at 800k users per week. With 10% of active users, we have a whole one-two months before the count of new users will be equal to old ones.

Admins have time to react, users have opportunity to tell newbies about the culture on fair grounds, founders have a moment to adjust their development strategy for larger userbase. With 1 mil of new users per day we wouldn’t have all that.

Praise the lord Thank Musk, birdsite hasn’t shut down completely yet


The community I’m talking about amounts 10k+ users on discourse and 3,5k+ users on Reddit. I’m sure that size in this particular case isn’t the issue.

Once again, following activitypub is great in my book (for standardisation purposes) but having a federated feed with all the comments is detrimental for specialized forum imo. See the reasoning above your comment.


Praise the Lord! Indeed, I’ve never loved trains so much before Tesla 🤣


You can delete all the information and lock yourself out of it to make it inaccessible tho


Specialized forum is very structured space while image boards are very free flowing. In a lot of forums you must read a lot of contextual information before writing even your first ask for help.

Single federated feed robs you from this context and people start skipping the rules or shitpost. With that in place old timers leave.

I answer support tickets at reddit and discourse regularly (for the same topic). It is day and night how much more knowledgeable and thoughtful people are at discourse. While at reddit people tend to insult each other for no reason and engage in holy wars under SUPPORT ticket.

On the other hand, promotional posts don’t work nearly as well at discourse compared to Reddit.

Tldr: people come to Reddit for curiousity filled entertainment while at discourse people come to help others and receive help.

I like everything in one place and being able to interact with everything from one account.

Yes, as I said before, single sign on (SSO) would be great at discourse as well

PS I would like discourse follow activitypub but I’m sceptical about federation


It doesn’t but does it need to? Do you really need a federated feed when you’re on a specialized forum?

Sso would be cool tho


It’s so bad that I don’t really consider it as a client. What you can do more or less painless is dms, the rest is smoking pile


Discourse

what’s good

  • amazing search engine (compared to other forums or even lemmy)
  • shortcuts based workflow
  • shows where you left off / what topics hasn’t viewed
  • badges, roles, groups
  • shows new and coming back users
  • auto highlighted stream of best posts in a topic
  • very well suited for long running topics
  • shows revisions of a post
  • “native” previews for internal links
  • OP can choose a “solution” post
  • extensive templates for FAQs
  • can setup a template for a thread (very helpful for newbies)
  • drafts of posts
  • extensive profile statistics
  • extensive thread statistics
  • backlinks to every post
  • statistics for clicked links

what’s bad

  • no mobile client
  • cannot delete your account
  • web version is slow

I don’t see much point in bookmark to an article, kept in a browser. I keep bookmarks in firebox for search engines shortcuts and bookmarklets to automate stuff.

change my mind Interesting stuff should have a destination

This destination is either trashbin or archive

if it’s an article and nothing else --> scrape it, read it, post your thoughts about it and delete it

If you need an archive of sources --> use zotero, connect sources together in a project, make final product, archive the sources

If it’s a cool service (you don’t plan to use) --> toot about it with your review and appropriate tags. Why? Services die, next time you need it, it is probably be either dead or too mainstream to keep it in bookmarks (do you keep wikipedia.org in your bookmarks?). So don’t bother keeping it orderly, just let other people try it out. (if it’s smt sensitive like porn/gore, just set up a new account specifically for that)

TLDR: bookmarks are dead, long live the toots


https://www.themoscowtimes.com

Also a lot of russian mastodonians speaking english post their reactions to locals news. They could be found by searching for significant event in the past


It’s not the question of men Vs women being expendable, it’s the issue of requiring citizens to die on behalf of elites. We as citizens gotta work to redefine and restructure wars – not to reduce value of some social group


  • Forgave and mostly forgotten bad people
  • Achieved some sort of stable structure of my mind
  • Embraced my own life with love and compassion
  • Accepted imminent and possibly quite unpleasant end of life
  • Made other people laugh and have a good time
  • Successfully predicted improbable events in uncertain times
  • Enjoyed company of you, people 😅

Does lack of adherence to V3 actually fragments chromium ecosystem?