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deserves a set of more performant and native applications than being attributed to a page in 's playbook. Stay with me: are we really just going to blindly accept 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 distribution, I think, is worth a comment on itself, but I'll digress. It is nice that 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 before these news. I don't see the point in exaggerating the scales on some centralized chat thingabob with well-known and problems, that's all. Thank you for visiting my talk! ❤

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Give my threads back, Discord!

Oh, what a dummy, sweet summer child me... Entrusting one feature (that goes astray from and VoIP nature which this piece of garbage was supposed to keep focus on) with link aggregation and presentation: I'm speaking of Discord's forum threads.

After a week of quality time with , I return to "server" (Discord's term for group) to check up on channels. Lurking, scrolling through this joke of a bulletin board in search of older posts proved futile. Most of the are simply gone! It took me long enough to make these pretty cards, now for them to evaporate without any communication from Discord...

You know what? I'm done with that bite more than they can chew, all the while trashing my content! , - shut the front door!!!

I could post this showcase of links on or potential - now I know this better. Hello, . Welcome , my cool abode!

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Custom CSS updates | dR Bulletin Board

Whenever you visit , you will see slight changes in the header. I moved instance's home link to the right to prevent any accidental exits. And there is now a solid icon just in case.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a reply.

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After some work by contributors of to introduce an indication of magazine in the top bar, I'm happy to say that it's more clear now WHERE on the site you happen to be. Happily, my little CSS trick has adapted to it quickly, but I made icon smaller to prevent it stealing space.

Again, thanks to the Mbin contributors! There is a lot of work done already, and I feel confident with this fork of to improve one of the store fronts of Fediverse.

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What qualifies as OC? | dR Bulletin Board

Here on we think of 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 , compared to , 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...

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What's a Microblog? | dR Bulletin Board

is the place on that gathers posts that people freely send this way including posts coming from network with 1+ of the featured tags attached: 🏷

Original page: 📝 It's a community-oriented fork, , that provides the best viewing experience.

Expand posts often

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 Reply button, 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 to posts in ActivityPub protocol, which is a general hashtag.

Use short meta tag for anything related to dR Bulletin Board itself.

You might also want to check whether your post qualifies for the home page, Threads, instead: 🛡


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.

Check handles

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 , while people are still not used to lookup everyone's .

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!

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I think my personalized plug is working and making waves. People of seem to readily accept magazine in their steady introduction to & . Now, I'm just getting ready for all kinds of guests in this attempt to bring dR up from its knees! 😉

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Kris, where the hell ARE WE?

Susie, we're on Kbin and it's dRBB magazine for devRant fellows that anyone can fill with software and other swag.

"Kris, where the hell are we?" - says Susie, while holding Kbin folder and sternly looking at Kris with suspicion. Text in center reads "dRBB", meaning "dR Bulletin Board". Duck is smiling.
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