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Kierunkowy74

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Today's social media transform us into merely numbers.
No problem for me.

Polish account: https://karab.in/u/Kierunkowy74
Mastodon: https://101010.pl/@74 or https://kbin.social/search?q=Kierunkowy74@vivaldi.net (alt)

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Kierunkowy74 ,
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This time, another official /kbin server, in Polish (karab.in) was working during all the kbin.social's sleep.

I will repost my comment from https://kbin.social/m/fediverse@lemmy.world/t/838165/What-s-going-on-with-kbin-social

This time is probably unrelated to @ernest's supposed inactivity. Actually, his another /kbin server, https://karab.in has been brought back on 15 of February.

Why not kbin.social? Well, this server is co-administered by FTdL (Technology for People Foundation) (https://kbin.social/m/kbinMeta/t/177112).

Entire FTdL infrastructure was down from 16 o'clock in Cracow to this morning.

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This time is probably unrelated to @ernest's supposed inactivity. Actually, his another /kbin server, https://karab.in has been brought back on 15 of February.

Why not kbin.social? Well, this server is co-administered by FTdL (Technology for People Foundation) (https://kbin.social/m/kbinMeta/t/177112).

Entire FTdL infrastructure was down from 16 o'clock in Cracow to this morning.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Friendica provides blogging, microblogging, pictures, friend circles (but they work only for Friendica users), and multiple identities managed by single login.

And there is a fediverse marketplace software - Flohmarkt - instances

Kierunkowy74 ,
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There is already a Meetup alternative - Mobilizon

Kierunkowy74 ,
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You probably want to use a regional instance to have more relevant users, groups and events, but there is a global search engine for Mobilizon

For example, I am using a Polish instance, with an unsuprising domain https://mobilizon.pl

With an account, you are able to publish events, with header image, title, category, tags, date, place, description (with formatting available), and metadata. The event can be accesible publicly, or only via link.
The event (if public) can federate (and be boosted to e.g. Mastodon) and be commented, but you are able to turn off the comments.

Individual account can only be followed from Friendica, but not from Mastodon.

For more features you want to create a group. A group can be followed from Friendica and Mastodon, but only Mobilizon accounts can become its members. Group members are able to participate in discussions (not visible from outside), manage a "common resource folder" - links, make group events and group announcements

You can experiment with Mobilizon features with a demo instance

What Meta’s Fediverse Plans Mean for Threads Users (www.wired.com)

Meta is treading carefully, doing a phased implementation while continuing conversations with Fediverse leaders. This will give the company more time to iron out some of the integration kinks. “Do we adapt the protocol to be able to support this?” Lambert asks. “Or do we try to do some kind of interesting, unique...

Kierunkowy74 , (edited )
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For example, Threads supports audio posts, a feature not currently supported within ActivityPub(...)

Laughs in Funkwhale, Castopod, and even any ActivityPub platform implementing an Audio object type

Wired checked no Meta claim against reality.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Lemmy joins /kbin and mbin, which already were able to interact with Guppe groups

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Posting the same link to 3 magazines is enough IMO. Your /kbin account can be followed via Mastodon and similar services, and Mastodon interprets crossposting as completely different posts.

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They appear as another toot - with title, summary (shortened if it is long) and link. Like shown on an image.

(BTW this means, that articles will not be shown in their entirety, contrary to microblog posts)

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Forgot to say, but all /kbin posts will have at least one hashtag - the name of the magazine.

Sublinks Aims to Be a Drop-In Replacement for Lemmy (wedistribute.org)

Seems like an interesting effort. A developer is building an alternative Java-based backend to Lemmy’s Rust-based one, with the goal of building in a handful of different features. The dev is looking at using this compatibility to migrate their instance over to the new platform, while allowing the community to use their apps...

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From the project website:

Sublinks, crafted using Java Spring Boot, stands as a state-of-the-art link aggregation and microblogging platform , reminiscent yet advanced compared to Lemmy & Kbin.

But the author of PieFed, written in even more popular language than Java (Python) said:

The thing with the more twitter-style ActivityPub projects is they send activities to individual users inboxes a lot, whereas with the threadverse it's all shared inboxes. So there's a fundamental difference in the way they use the protocol which makes scaling those projects much more difficult. My gut feel is that adding full microblog support would increase the size and complexity of the codebase by at least 50% and triple the server load. Maybe much more. It just doesn't seem worth it.

A feature creep?

(maybe they see a bus factor = 1 as the only issue of /kbin, though)

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Proposed solution 2: Multi-communities

They are already implemented on /kbin - as Collections

Kierunkowy74 ,
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A) Appoint more administrator (or other system roles with the ability to block/delete spam accounts)

@ernest already wanted to do this back in this autumn. It looks, that /kbin software actually was not ready to this, though. :/

Kierunkowy74 ,
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kbin.social is only PWA right now. There is Interstellar app for Android being developed right now, but it is available only via Github releases (no Google Play nor F-Droid). And it works only on https://kbin.earth (or instances of /kbin fork called /mbin) right now.

I think that it would be good to mirror the Lemmy repositories to a FOSS alternative (e.g. Codeberg)

Currently, the Lemmy Project only uses Github for its repositories related to Lemmy’s development (e.g. Lemmy, Lemmy-UI). GitHub is a proprietary service, and it is owned by Microsoft. These facts open the door for a myriad of potential issues across the ecosystem, and community. I would like to clarify, though, that I don’t...

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Reddit's multireddits (a combined feed from multiple reddits) are a small step in this direction on a centralized social network, and there have already been requests for similar Lemmy functionality ("supercommunities")

They are already introduced into /kbin - as Collections

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Why the hell are people joining instead of ? The fediverse is clearly better. I'll never understand it.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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@Jezebelley3D Because they want exactly Twitter and not something, which „may be actually much, much bigger”? And BlueSky exactly delivers it.
No worries, works on bridging ATProto and AP are underway.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Meta's fediverses probably also won't be able to compete with Threads on this. Threads plan to make federation opt-in is the right thing to do from a privacy and safety perspective, but also means that people in Meta's fediverses won't be able to communiate with most of the people on Threads. And Meta has the option of adding communication between Threads and the billions of people on other networks like Instagram (which already shares the same infrastructure), Facebook, and WhatsApp. Longer-term, it seems to me that this is likely to be a huge challenge for Meta's fediverses, but fediverse influencers supporting federating with Meta have various arguments why it doesn't matter.

Is it really Meta's fediverses, when communication between them and their alleged owner is fairly little and actively gatekept by their alleged owner?

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Change your distribution to MX Linux and use MX Package Installer there. Select Mullvad VPN from "Popular Apps" tab there and MXPI will do all these steps for you.

Kierunkowy74 , to random
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Several 500s and 404s did not hold 74 back from posting

Kierunkowy74 , (edited ) to linux Polish
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I'm using on and tried to rollback it to previous remaster. However, I had updated the kernel to newer version before.
In effect, the OS "didn't finish up booting", or, rather threw (as I saw after Alt-F1) an (uncritical) error about new kernel unavailable and booted up to CLI. To recover from this, I used the same live-kernel-updater, but rolled back the kernel version instead of updating. This recovered the system.

This should be helpful also for users as both distros share their LiveUSB utilities.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Authorised Fetch existed long before Instagram Threads. When it is turned on, an instance will require any other server to sign their request to fetch any post. This prevents "leaking" of posts via ActivityPub to blocked instances.

This setting is turned off by default, because some software are incompatible with it (like /kbin, Pixelfed before June 2023, maybe Lemmy too), because it makes server load higher, and it may make some replies missing (at least on microblogging side).

Kierunkowy74 ,
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This image is biased.

All logos here are made artificially monochrome (ebay, Google still remain coloured, etc.). Revolut has broken its R into 2 pieces in 2023. AirBnB and Microsoft logos include now their symbols, not only wordmarks (and they are omitted in this image). Spotify still uses its "beams".

Yes, some brands went (more) bland - especially Pinterest, Google and ebay.

For fashion: Burberry has returned to its knight in 2023. And some fashion brands go against this trend - 2017 Zara wordmark is more complicated than before.

BTW, even on this image I can see, that former Revolut and AirBnB logos look like knock-overs of each other. Both used even shades of blue xd

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Some Misskey instances do not report their MAU numbers. Misskey total MAU is undercounted because of this, but, looking at Misskey instance stats I suppose, that it's 20 000 at most.
All Misskey forks (Firefish, Iceshrimp, Cherrypick, Foundkey, Meisskey, Sharkey), that are listed by FediDB make another 10 000 MAU.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Another one is No Agenda Social, running on regular Mastodon.

Kierunkowy74 , to random Polish
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Opened /kbin tab to post a link to video. Ended up installing script for emojis and flipping tables (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Kierunkowy74 ,
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I was looking for recommendations for alternative instances… I’d appreciate anyone actually responding to my comment.

OK.

Largest Lemmy instances blocking Instagram Threads are (according to fedipact.veganism.social) lemmy.ml, lemm.ee, lemmy.ca, Hexbear, feddit.de, Beehaw, Lemmygrad, lemmy.dbzer0.com, lemmy.blahaj.zone, discuss.tchncs.de, sopuli.xyz, aussie.zone, feddit.nl, lemmy.zip, midwest.social, feddit.uk, mander.xyz, ...

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Most instance admins are federating with Threads/Meta.

Not on Lemmy. Sort this Fedipact list by software and choose Lemmy to see this.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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It's available on Rebased/Soapbox

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Mastodon since 4.2 version supports allows its users to opt into appearing into search results. Just respect this flag with Mastodon users, and you will be fine, IMHO

RTR#47 Silent tests are being conducted on the instance (kbin.social)

Quiet tests of the latest changes and patching of outstanding errors are ongoing on the instance. The remaining changes will be implemented by the end of the week. I have also completed all outstanding formalities related to the project and everyday matters. Starting from next week, work will pick up pace. Until then, I would...

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Kierunkowy74 ,
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Federation bug report: it looks, that I am not receiving posts from a write.as blog (despite following it for some time)

Lemmy.world Should Defederate with Threads

I think it's pretty safe to say that the majority of us are here to avoid another corporate takeover of our preferred platforms. It would seem to me to be a tad irresponsible to allow Facebook into our space with open arms, allowing them to hoover up our data. I would love to keep using Lemmy.world, but will happily change...

Kierunkowy74 ,
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It’s perfectly possible to create a watertight federated network excluding both federation and scraping from Threads/Meta on Mastodon using authorized fetch and whitelisting.

Authorised Fetch is not supported yet by /kbin

Kierunkowy74 ,
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"i am an instance admin/mod on the fediverse. by signing this pact, i hereby agree to block any instances owned by meta should they pop up on the fediverse. project92 is a real and serious threat to the health and longevity of fedi and must be fought back against at every possible opportunity"

From https://fedipact.online

Kierunkowy74 ,
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This is not an exhaustive list. For example, Instagram Threads profiles are available from kbin.social, which is not listed here, though.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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@the74 is on Flipboard? Of course, I am following them!

RTR#46 Some tests on kbin.social (kbin.social)

The weekend tasks are taking longer for me, I found another bug that causes a 500 error, I'm still working on it.. This evening and tomorrow, I will be testing the changes on the kbin.social. If there are any issues, please mention me in the post or contact me directly through the contact form.

Kierunkowy74 ,
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Bug: If I am trying to upvote a comment after having the thread open for some time, I am getting an error message. Header says "Log in" as I wasn't already logged in.

Why is some Lemmy instances like Lemmy.world don't seem to be federating with Kbin? (kbin.social)

Currently moderate m/Cars, m/AskKbin, m/RedditMigration, and while testing out to see if federation works through my lemmy.world dummy account, I can't seem to find m/AskKbin like I used to, same with m/cars....

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Kierunkowy74 ,
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According to https://fediverse.observer, these are largest threadiverse instances by MAU (but pay attention to different method of counting active users between instances...):

lemmy.world - 11 344
kbin.social - 5 134
lemmynsfw.com - 4 276
lemmy.ml - 3 097
feddit.de - 2 873
lemm.ee - 2 202

largest /mbin instance - fedia.io is 221, and it is 2?th by active users
second largest /kbin instance is karab.in and it has 38 MAU

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