In-reply-to > @prologic Maybe we can even borrow some stuff from it, like the lack of the profile picture border, that annoys me to no end. 😉

@thecanine There is quite a lot to fine tune. UX is a really hard space to get right for everyones taste. I’m always up for any ideas! Right now I’m trying to figure out the best way to present the formatting bar! 🙂


#c7ifgdq
In-reply-to > @prologic 5 versions behind, but damn, there is something about that color scheme and square profile pictures with rounded edges, no outline and that theme in general, that just makes it look great! 👏

@prologic Maybe we can even borrow some stuff from it, like the lack of the profile picture border, that annoys me to no end. 😉


#u52buaq
In-reply-to > @prologic That's another thing I find interesting. He could have simply funded Gab. They love him over there. They too are using a fork of Mastodon I believe, except legally.

@prologic It was not on a codebase level. Some Mastodon/Fediverse instances still federated with Gab, even after the backlash. It was Gab who decided to remove the federation from their code and “go their own direction” (read “no security updates”).


#2zegqqa
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@thecanine

Oh my 🤦‍♂️ Heaven forbid people should have different opinions oh my 😳 😆


#j27w7tq
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@thecanine


#7lj4kea
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@eldersnake Well he has an unofficial account on Gab, that he posts on through some other service and he bought one of the right-leaning YouTube alternatives, changing it’s ToS afterwards, to allow less “free speech”.

I think he doesn’t want to do the same with Gab, because of Gabs bad reputation and many technical problems, thanks to it’s insane founder (who probably wouldn’t even sell it). Funny enough, his thing seems to have even more problems than Gab, so far.


#67lnwia
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@prologic Nor can you trick those dumb investors, to sink this kind of money into a Yarn pod, as there is no opportunity to mine money back out of it and despite what these people preach, none of them are really in favor of decentralization, because people in different pods, might have a different opinion and we can’t have that on a “censorship fighting” platform, can we?


#4zlfgta
In-reply-to > @prologic 5 versions behind, but damn, there is something about that color scheme and square profile pictures with rounded edges, no outline and that theme in general, that just makes it look great! 👏

@thecanine I agree 👌 It does look great 🤣 And fortunately @laz can preserve it as a proper first-class theme and just set the -t/--theme option on his pod 😅


#3ipwnsq

(#kdzuwyq) @ocdtrekkie This sadly very true. There is a technical term for this I think – Apathy? It comes in all forms. So many in the world and society at large are just blinded by the rubbish that’s thrown at them and there is a distinct lack of “critical thinking” and “common sense”.

But… We have to try…


#2n3tf4a
In-reply-to > And: > If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

@eldersnake Right! 😅


#y3lrmdq

I would like to propose that we form new nouns:

  • Pod Operator – Someone that operates one or mods Yarn.social pods.
  • A Yarner – Someone that uses a Yarn.social pod or compatible client to participate in Yarns.

I’d really like to avoid us referring to things as “Owner”, “User”, “Administrator” and so on 😅


#xs5t5dq
In-reply-to > @prologic That's another thing I find interesting. He could have simply funded Gab. They love him over there. They too are using a fork of Mastodon I believe, except legally.

@eldersnake Yeah that’s exactly right. Gab.social is using Mastodon. The only other thing I know about Gab is they got themselves banned internally at the Mastodon codebase level as a hardcoded ban (I don’t recall why or the details).

But yeah I agree with you, it must be about having total control. Plus if you’re just going to use your “Users” as your “Product” this is a recipe for disaster 🤦‍♂️


#pnm2ppa
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@prologic That’s another thing I find interesting. He could have simply funded Gab. They love him over there. They too are using a fork of Mastodon I believe, except legally.

So to create his own must be about having total control over it.


#6ctnhwa
In-reply-to > And: > If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

@prologic Right? 😂


#ckwno2a
In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

</jokes> / </sarcasm> 😂


#kq7a27a

If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won’t get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won’t like it because it doesn’t mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won’t be the platform for his soapbox 😂


#c3segvq
In-reply-to > And: > If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

@eldersnake And I’m willing to bet that it will be just as polarizing, driven by “edgagement” and suffer from the same types of problems plagues by “echo chambers”. They’ll have to come up with all kinds of crazy ass policies to “police” their platform and end up in exactly the same situation that caused Trump’s ban from Twitter and Facebook in the first place.

They will eventually be hypocrites. I can’t wait!

/me bring on the popcorn

🍿 🍿 🍿


#u2zc36a
In-reply-to > @prologic Yup 😥

OMFG 😳

How about this mother fuckers!

DO NOT TRACK literally means DO NOT TRACK me!

How hard is it? Do we not understand the words:

  • Do Not
  • Track

Why is this so hard to understand? What’s there to be confused about? What’s there to have “consensus” over? Seriously 🤦‍♂️


#wizcmoq
In-reply-to > Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

And:

If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

The mobile advertising ID bit is especially bad. That one identifier can act as a total fingerprint for the likes of Googs etc.

So yes, another social platform no better than the big bads when it comes to privacy.


#j6t3lzq
In-reply-to > Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

@prologic Yup 😥

This is a doozey too:

You are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Like many other websites, we do not currently alter our practices when we receive Do Not Track signals as there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. However, you have the option to opt-out of interest-based advertising.


#jh35dpa

i just adjusted a font’s slant for the first time ever and… I think this is one of the first bits of computer wizardry I’ve pulled off that would actually have impressed child maya


#bpjcxya
In-reply-to > Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

@eldersnake So in other words, another privacy eroding piece of garbage that users their “users” as the product, selling their “data” and “metadata” to advertising to profit off of and shove advertisements down people’s throats 😳 – When are we going to learn as a society that this kind of Business Model is utterly broken, and *especially Social Media done this way leads to all kinds of problems (the evidence speaks for itself) 🤦‍♂️


#q24wesa

Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

How da fuq?! 😳 How do you raise so much money for the most stupid idiotic thing ever?!

Mr Trump announced plans to launch Truth Social earlier this year, saying it would allow conversation “without discrimination on the basis of political ideology”.

Bahahahahahahaha 😂 I’ll believe this when I see it (of course I will never join! 😅 so I’ll never know if true or just utter bullshit! 🤣)


#jkgumvq
In-reply-to > While everyone is on Winter, pretty much (we have blizzards in Hawaii!), our Autumn might finally be here.

@eldersnake

Got that UPS in the nick of time then!

Yup 🤣 – Although based on the last storm we had a few day ago, there isn’t a lot I can do about the stupid NBN Node losing power or the fucking Coppy last-mile VDSL bulshit get affected by static and interference 😢


#yaqjoka
In-reply-to > While everyone is on Winter, pretty much (we have blizzards in Hawaii!), our Autumn might finally be here.

@prologic

And we’re in “Storm Season” and in La Niña phase II think?) so that means lots of floods, storms and damage 🤣

Got that UPS in the nick of time then!


#h6cemma
In-reply-to > @prologic > Technically though this limitation doesn’t need to exist, but I’m not sure we should really change it either?

@fastidious So the regex just needs to be updated to support Unicode and to have the same set of rules, namely:

  • Must start with a letter – Even if that letter is in another language
  • Must only contain letters, numbers, underscores and dashes
  • Must be no longer than 15 characters long

I’m sure we can make this happen and support Username/Feed names in other languages! 😅 👌


#six5cea