Hello! It's been some time but I'm back with another update. The first post on BobaBoard has officially been made!
See it in the attachment, both with identity hidden and revealed!
Also, here's an example of a two-users thread. As you can see, I can see my identity but not the other person’s. If me and that person were friends, we’d be able to recognize each other across the website!
This is all production code, no hard-coding of specific effects. You can login, make threads, answer….
It’s still full of bugs (I have 3 post-its worth of fixes I’m working on) and has minimal functionality but… The early-super-closed-alpha-testers on 6/9 will live with it.
Unfortunately, it's still not the right time to enable federation, but rest assured that's still the direction I intend to go on in the longer term.
Of course this take on anonymity is really hard to fit in with federation, and I haven't studied the protocol enough to even begin designing around it. Still, I fully expect to enable non-anonymous communities at some point. Once I'm there, things will get easier!
Also, if you haven't heard, I open sourced the text editor I created for BB: https://github.com/essential-randomness/boba-editor/. More open source code will come soon!
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