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On ne le répétera peut-être jamais assez mais, avant l'arrivée massive sur #Mastodonte, les images publiées avaient pour la plupart, une légende permettant aux personnes malvoyantes de profiter au mieux des Pouets.

Depuis une semaine, 80% des images dans ma TL n'en ont plus.

Donc pour l'accessibilité et l'inclusion de toutes et tous, merci de mettre une légende sur vos images, meme, etc. dans la mesure du possible. :love:

Sur Tusky, il faut choisir "Mettre une légende" sur l'image.

Merci !

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Hey folks!
After a lot of thought, I decided to remove the options to post RTs and quotes publicly. They can still be posted unlisted or followers-only.
The reason behind is that my original plan was to give admins a way to disable that for their instances, but I never had the time to work on that and so some instances have a lot of those on their local timeline.
If you were using "public" or "default visibility", it will now post as unlisted.

This does not affect regular toots.

-- @renatolond

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Wondering how to break down Mastodon silos? Here's how:

1. Create accounts on multiple instances, and watch their local timeline. Interested in art or astrophotography? There's an instance for that.

2. Have one instance you consider your "main" instance. Follow everyone you find interesting from other instances on that account.

3. Reply to people's toots. Yes, seriously. Mastodon is about connecting to people. Like someone's art? Tell them what you like about it. Someone has an insightful view? Tell them which parts resonated with you. It might make you feel vulnerable, but it's really good in the long run.

4. Cultivate who you follow. This means actively finding people who don't share your experiences, backgrounds, and identities. Following people who have diverse experiences will put more interesting people into your personal timeline, which gives you more interesting people to follow.

5. Actually post some toots. Use hashtags. Hashtags are the only parts of toots that are searchable. The text itself doesn't show up in search results.

#MastodonTips #newcomer

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Hey, do I know anyone who's recently used the Mastodon account migration tool to move from one account to another? I have a question about the process.

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@prehensile this does mean that for a post to appear on another instance, it must disappear from your instance. mastodon's innovation is sending the posts back and forth so fast that you don't notice they're gone

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I’ve been here for years and I’m an instance admin and I still don’t really know how the posts go from one website to another. I think it’s the same technology they use to send pokemon to a different game boy

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#feditip: go to https://{your mastodon server}/users/{any username}.rss to get an RSS feed for your RSS reader.

Level 2: go about your day without internet, then in the evening settle down at your Computer Desk with a nice cup of tea to RSS-digest the day's shitposts.

Level 3: Aggregates your RSS feeds into epub format. Load the output onto your 2000's e-ink e-reader via USB cable. Sit in an overstuffed armchair with a nearby lamp, say aloud "Ah, yes, today's internet" and sip your port.

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Every Mastodon explanation is like "It's very simple, your account is part of a kerflunk, and each kerflunk can talk to each other as part of a bumblurt. At the moment everyone you flurgle can see your bloops but only people IN your kerflunk can quark your nerps. Kinda like email."

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I saw someone confuse etymology and entomology, and it bugged me in a way I couldn't put into words.

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Et si vous souhaitez une instance plus internationales, il y a sur des thématiques similaires !

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Au fait, https.// est une instance Mastodon à destination de la communauté scientifique, académique, éducative francophone, sans coloration thématique.

Si vous travailler dans une université, un labo de recherche, un lycée, une prépa, une grande école, cette instance vous ouvre ses portes !


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so I think I understand #Mastodon more now... that's just a single piece of software that implements the #ActivityPub protocol.

it's the protocol that matters, not the server.

the big instances are a bad thing, and the small instances are a good thing.

small instances not only perform better but are cheaper and easier to run... and the wider federated thing that people call Mastodon is more resilient when there are lots of small servers.

what people call Mastodon at first is actually the #fediverse .

the federated universe is basically all software, and all instances of that software, that speak ActivityPub... and it turns out that there is a lot of software that does this.

for example, Mastodon itself is written in Ruby and uses Postgres. But there are also things like #pleroma which is written in Erlang and uses Postgres.

so aside from just interacting with other people on other Mastodon instances, you can interact with people on other software instances like Pleroma. Hence... #fediverse is more important than Mastodon.

on instances... the value in smaller instances isn't just resilience of the network... it's the local timeline. An instances that brings together people with a shared interest has a super relevant local timeline. I'm on an instance where there doesn't appear to be a shared interest beyond a love of cats and being super kind and lovely to each other... but that's pretty swell. From afar I see instances for #infosec #furries #lgbt #astrophotography and others... and I imagine that those local feeds must be excellent.

which also means... it's cool to have more than one account active, on different instances.

the thing I don't just know... clients like the Android Tusky, this is a great Mastodon client, but is it a pure ActivityPub client? i.e. could this client be used on a Pleroma instance, etc.

oh, and the real beauty of all this federation and small instances... moderation. Each instance can be moderated and block the federated feeds of other instances. It's work for the local admin, but really shields those communities from the bad actors and bad instances that enable them.

that's my 1 week on understanding of the fediverse... please do keep me honest and correct my mistakes in replies and teach me more things.

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Coucou tout le monde, je souhaiterais découvrir/tester orienté nature / paysage,
Une instance idéalement fr qui accepte les inscriptions à me proposer ?

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So late Wednesday night USA time* the mastodon dot social admin dropped a very different web interface based on the contractor-designed iOS app. In my opinion it looks okay in single-column mode but REAL bad in "advanced" mode.

FYI @Eramdam made a style for the Stylus browser extension that claws back the previous design to some extent:

* in other words, the night before the Twitter exodus began, which was either genius or terrible timing to drop a large design change

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if you want to search and filter thru your mastodon or twitter archives, i made a little tool called tumelune

- exhaustive search over your own posts, with useful filters and sorting
- import multiple archives so you can browse over twitter+masto accounts and deleted posts
- all of that offline, data stays on your computer

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Someday, your favorite band, songs, or albums could just disappear from Spotify or Tidal or YouTube Music, or ALL the streaming platforms.

Buy their music. Physical or DRM-free digital.

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2023: canadian mint releases new coins with the king's face on them. if you squint you can see a getty images watermark

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The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

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