This poll continues my previous toot titled Mastodon New Feature Wishes May 2020 https://floss.social/@ademalsasa/104261483046312679.
On that toot, I wished the first to be Preview Post as it is really important. I don't want to toot unprofessionally, just like I don't want to post wrong / flawed / misspelled text article in my blog posts. I remember that Mastodon is a microblogging platform.
About Hover Cards, I think everybody would love that. On Twitter, they really helps me to Follow & Unfollow people quickly, and see their profiles quickly too. They are also now powering Wikipedia and that helps a lot.
Have you tried "Lists" feature on Mastodon? I just tried it tonight.
I want easily configurable character limit, so that every instance can change it very easily.
@redstarfish ah, nice, Starfish. If I could have a 1000 chars post, I could write more list about my own posts. Thanks for sharing!
Pleroma developers don't try to obstruct people from changing the maximum post size limit.
In mastodon, it's obfuscated, buried in multiple source code files, and an annoyance -- you need to edit them all again every time there is an updated version out.
This was offered to me as a reason to not changing it -- as it's very labour intensive.
In Glitch-Social, it's in one single line, in one single config file as it should be. But in vanilla mastodon -- it's intentionally difficult to discourage changes.
@redstarfish interesting, I would love to know your opinion on this one https://soapbox.pub/blog/announcing-soapbox-fe-v1.0 by @alex.
@ademalsasa @redstarfish @alex @rgx personally dislike the style. I legitimately like pleroma fe and rather it stay mostly the same. Maybe make external links a little more obvious and expand extraneous info more easily, I dunno. I didnt come from twitter or gab. So making it more like that isnt really a desire for me.
What makes SoapBox FE interesting is how much simpler it looks, compared to the other front ends; for a new user, I think it's a tremendous help in getting started on the fediverse, which is full of new things to understand before it starts to feel comfortable.
The Pleroma FE is a delight once you start understanding it's workings -- a process I am still working thru, being a new user in the platform.
And with this experience, I am taking notes and preparing Blog posts that explain it, in illustrated, organized form, so readers can get a better understanding and enjoy it.
SoapBox FE is based on mastodon's Web client, so it could theoretically be back ported to masto someday too possibly.
I had never visited or seen Gab, but I recognized the value instantly for the targeted userbase it plans to serve.
I was glad to see you have been looking at SoapBox FE too, Ade -- and there are live systems you can create an account and experience it from the user's perspective.
I had found it first at Igel's place which is open for signups.
And now Puniko, our admin, has added SoapBox FE as a third option of front end at the wonderful FAB Pleroma mothership -- my home in Pleroma it seems!
I am yann at FAB (the short name, as the German one is quite hard for most of us)
Anyone else reading this is welcome to join, the instances mentioned are accepting new members.
Look for an instance with BETTER features. Here we have 5,000 characters. At Qoto? 65,535 max.
And a quick response, as I have been getting Favourites for this mention. Reminding people :
That https://muensterland.social/about is open to new registrations, if desired. (5,000 chars max toot limit, plus it's a lovely Glitch-Social instance -- MarkDown power for me)
that https://qoto.org/about is also open to signups, just respond to a few questions in the registration page. 65,535 characters, full text search, LaTeX and other good things. Mastodon with some added extras. No MD yet, might be coming.
You could consider and use one of those as secondary instances --** the FULL TEXT Search** alone at Qoto justifies it; a quick instance switch with Pinafore client, and I can be in any of my many instances.
Ade, please consider it. Personal invite to Muensterland.social.
That's available on glitch-soc
@LienRag je pourrai y regarder. 🙂 Mais comme toujours, le mieux pour les demandes de feature c'est de les poster sur le github pour qu'on ne les oublis pas.
Spa faux, y'a plus qu'à attendre la migration vers un gitlab quelconque...
@LienRag comme déjà dis, ce n'est pas prévu. 😉
Et en passant, je ne te demande pas de te créer un compte sur github avec ton vrai nom ou autre, mais de prendre quelques minutes de ton temps pour demander une fonctionnalité qui prendra quelques heures de celui qui la réalisera.
Ça ne me semble pas déraisonnable. 🙂
Sans vouloir troller, je ne comprends pas ?
On peut faire une feature request sur Github sans y avoir un compte ? J'avais cru comprendre le contraire...
Rien ne t’empêche de te créer un compte.
Et si c'est un problème de vie privée, tu peux très bien utiliser un email jetable, un pseudonyme et un VPN.
@ademalsasa Markdown support
@amael I also want this, to be honest. I heard that Glitch.social, a Mastodon modified platform, supports Markdown and hyperlinks. I know that from ... wait, sorry I forgot the person's name. Thanks for sharing!
I heard that Glitch.social, a Mastodon modified platform, supports Markdown and hyperlinks. I know that from ... wait, sorry I forgot the person's name.
That would be me, Ade. We have some extensive mails about it, with examples of hidden links like this one.
(an excellent reference page, btw.)
@ademalsasa What exactly does the 'lists' feature do ?
@zleap I just tried it, I think it makes custom timelines we can choose freely by ourselves. Awesome, right?
I can make a custom stream of news of people I followed.
For example, if I want to make timeline for foods, I group people I followed who often share about foods in a new List I can name it Culinary. And so on.
To access the timelines, just visit the Lists have been made.
Please try it first and tell me your opinions. Thanks for asking good question!
It's a great feature, I've been proposing some improvements on github for a while, and other people too.
One cool feature would be to be able to mute people on the main timelines (e.g. bots) but still be able to view the posts on specific lists.
Would also be cool if older posts weren't dropped.
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