What's a Microblog? | dR Bulletin Board
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Keep in mind, while scrolling through Microblog, that these micro-threads can only go in so much detail. When you view them at first, they may appear collapsed. It's to prevent the pollution of feed and timeline being owned by the vocal posts. This is like a middle ground between a card you see on Threads with no discussion whatsoever and a lengthy discourse when you open one.
If something is collapsed, right after the
Replybutton, you will see another button reading
Expand- click it to further your context.
Anyone can send here from the Fediverse account they choose (well, almost any). When they do it from Mbin/Kbin, it automatically inserts the magazine's primary tag #drbboard to posts in ActivityPub protocol, which is a general hashtag.
Use short meta tag #drbb for anything related to dR Bulletin Board itself.
You might also want to check whether your post qualifies for the home page, Threads, instead: https://kbin.melroy.org/m/drbboard/t/51078 🛡
Top-level posts that you make in Microblog look a bit different on Lemmy. The first line is stripped as a title for post and entire text is duplicated into body.
To make your post look better everywhere, I think it's imperative to fake a title with some Markdown magic:
# Title Here(just plain text without header is enough, too). Use this guideline for the posts that go beyond 2-3 sentences or 1 line, because max. of 200 characters of the first line are copied into the title on Lemmy, and you'd probably want it to be as snappy and short as possible. Avoid including links and other markup in the first line, except aforementioned header.
You may notice there are different actors, like in my case: an orange avatar is my Kbin, a green one is my Mastodon, and a blue one is my Lemmy account. It's just something that I do to avoid the confusions around #ActivityPub, while people are still not used to lookup everyone's #handle.
The point being is you would probably want to observe which profile is more active and talk with it instead of having awkward silence in response. For example: while I sit through this magazine, I mostly use Kbin, so don't be a stranger and ping @vintprox, not my alts!
It's got no issue with editing replies on mobile. SchildiChat is packed with quality-of-life features, such as bubbles, opening to first unread message and sending read receipts as you scroll down, sliding between spaces, custom room emojis (upload via #Cinny and use in SC!). Labs are immediately available, pinned messages are on by default.
You usually had to compromise by using less stable #ElementNightly to get hands on Labs, but that's not the spirit of development I was looking for in my day-to-day messaging app, so I'm glad Schildi's got it right.
If that's not convincing enough, their mascot is a turtle with a post horn. https://schildi.chat 🐢📯
I want to do a code competition. It's a fight between stacks. Which one is the best?
The idea is to write a devrant clone in your stack and see how far you'll get in 8hrs.
These 8hrs are pure for coding and testing. IT DOESN'T INCLUDE:
- setting up tooling (installing python / npm)
- configuring repository
- docker configuration (if you want to use it)
How to join: write a comment with the tooling you're about to use (python, node, js, ruby or whatevs) and how far you think you'll get.
Extra: 8hrs is of course nothing, but we can extend this hackaton with 8hr a few times.
Software Developer from Canada
Played video games and hacked things a bit as a teenager, got a computer science degree and worked in corporate / consulting
I have a bunch of hobbies and like exploring weird out of the way things. Interest in psychology, #economics, business, and systems as a general.
I'm nearly ready to release an Alpha version of my Prototype Editor. It allows you to create mock-ups of things like websites. You can find my first proper YT video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o2Ho8qhMAI - please like, comment and sub if you can. It will help motivate me more and will help support the project.
#Flathub deserves a set of more performant and native applications than being attributed to a page in #Discord's playbook. Stay with me: are we really just going to blindly accept #privacy flaws of this messenger and promote it at the same time?
The fact that it only has got to the head of Discord it's long overdue to verify this popular #Flatpak distribution, I think, is worth a comment on itself, but I'll digress. It is nice that #OpenSource enthusiasts made arrangements for this verification and I have zero disagreements with the result. I'm just stupified that, in all this effort, Discord is treated like some spoon-fed royal baby - at least, according to reactions I see.
So, what was it... Flathub already had a library of nice actively developed #FOSS #applications before these news. I don't see the point in exaggerating the scales on some centralized chat thingabob with well-known #ToS and #telemetry problems, that's all. Thank you for visiting my #dRBBoard talk! ❤
Media Preview | Kbin
A fun discovery today: you can expand embed on a thread with a multimedia link, it's one click away and doesn't get you away from #Kbin. See this little
photo-filmicon right under the author? When you click it, the embed drops right under and you can:
- watch the #PeerTube or #YouTube video,
- listen to #Bandcamp music,
- look at the full #DeviantArt picture,
- do a lot more without ever leaving Kbin (meaning there are more media websites that we're left to explore!).
Add links to @drbboard with your favorite music, video guides, art, and tell us your experience with this piece of media that you're sharing! Get distraction-free experience for the viewers and the authors.
Threads? Posts? I'm confused... | Kbin
Threads are a primary tool of presenting information on Kbin. Think of a thread as a magazine clipping: you cut it out and proudly place on your wall. All you see from afar is a title and some preview image (if any). As you skim over the magazine and click on one such clipping, the entire thread opens before you, now including comments.
Posts are a secondary thing on Kbin. But don't let it fool you: before long, you'll have a microblog of things to share. Yes, posts are usually viewed in the context of Microblog, the section adjacent to Threads. One can call post a micro-thread, of sorts. Unlike your run-of-the-mill thread, a post can present text without any pretence. Reader scrolls through Microblog and they can see contents/replies right away. While lengthy discussions may be collapsed to 1-2 recent replies, it's made so to let other posts shine. As a reader, you don't have to change pages to expand the post.
- Use Threads to present a pertinent material.
- Use Microblog to share any updates, tips and little stories.
What qualifies as OC? | dR Bulletin Board
Here on #dRBB we think of #OC as an original content, or an original creation. Think the entire process of production, from start to finish: can you call this your own work? If preview or anything that sits in the thread you're posting contains copyrighted work of someone else, it's most likely just an adaptation/repost and as such you cannot claim it as OC.
OC threads have this small mark prepended to the title to set it apart from other works. Traditionally, OCs get more liberty from the discovery algorythms. I'm not entirely sure how it works on #Kbin, compared to #Reddit, but in any situation think of the reader first and algorythm second.
If the piece you're about to share was made by you and you only, don't hesitate and mark it as the original content! But avoid using OC mark for discussion starters, as they don't prove substantial enough of a work as such...
Live Stream Chat Users (Mentions & Search) - Update 1.1 | Userscript for YouTube
A new version of my userscript has been released. It allows you to click-mention channels in the YouTube live chat as usual, but now also suppresses that silly popup YouTube has planted on message card. What's more, you don't have to use double click to search for channel: just use your middle click, mouse wheel, and it will open the search in a new tab.
Create threads from Lemmy | Kbin
Just made a little test: turns out you can post a thread from #Lemmy UI to #Kbin magazine! So if you have a Lemmy account, you don't miss out on Threads creation, while having no Kbin account at all. One exception is if you want to post something more sophisticated than just a link or an article: if you're gonna add tags and other things that Kbin does over basics. 🤷
But you cannot post into Microblog from Lemmy, so keep that in mind.