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If you run your own Mastodon server, you can manually choose accounts to recommend to your server's new members when they sign up. The recommendations can be accounts on other servers, or on your own server.

To manually choose recommended accounts, log in through the website using your admin account, then go to:

Preferences > Administration > Site Settings > Recommend These Accounts To New Users

Paste in the full Fediverse addresses of the accounts you want to recommend, separated with commas, then click the "Save Changes" button.

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Wow, this is very interesting. Smalltown is a new fork of Mastodon specifically for civic communities looking to host their own social media. It is being developed at Ethan Zuckerman's lab at UMass Amherst.

publicinfrastructure.org/2022/

(It's explicitly inspired by Hometown and very nicely links to my Patreon on their github, too.)

If you run your own Mastodon server, you can manually choose accounts to recommend to your server's new members when they sign up. The recommendations can be accounts on other servers, or on your own server.

To manually choose recommended accounts, log in through the website using your admin account, then go to:

Preferences > Administration > Site Settings > Recommend These Accounts To New Users

Paste in the full Fediverse addresses of the accounts you want to recommend, separated with commas, then click the "Save Changes" button.

Blockchain/web3 

@penumbra

Thanks! Just trying to say it how it is! 👍

It's scary how many people are drinking the web3 koolaid. Presumably they have money tied up in it and they can't get out, or else they're happier being in denial.

@dj3ei @matt

I'm trying to keep the "basics" part of the site simple, while those who want more in-depth details about specific Fedi server types can look at the "beyond mastodon" section lower down the page.

Roughly speaking, the lower down the contents page you go the more complex the information.

I would definitely call these choices rather than deficiencies. The more features you add to software, the more resources it takes to maintain and design. Also, some developers might want to keep their software as focused as possible. I don't think PeerTube was ever meant to be for microblogging, for example.

@dj3ei

It varies from one Fedi server type to another: some are very tightly integrated to the point where you can't tell whether someone is on one or the other. For example Friendica and Mastodon allow posting and following in both directions, so you can have a discussion between Masto and Friendica accounts where there are no visible differences.

Others are sort of one-directional, for example Mastodon accounts can take part in PeerTube comments threads and follow PeerTube accounts, but PeerTube accounts cannot take part in Mastodon discussion threads or follow Mastodon accounts. (And of course PeerTube accounts can post peer-to-peer videos while Mastodon accounts cannot.)

The best person to discuss WriteFreely's level of integration is the developer @matt

@atarifrosch @pfefferle

It turns your WordPress blog into a Fediverse server, and your WordPress account into a Fediverse account with its own Fediverse address that people can follow.

It means people will be able to follow your WordPress account from Mastodon etc, your blog posts will appear as (very long) posts within Mastodon etc, and people will be able to interact with them as if they were Mastodon etc posts.

I've done a longer form text about it over on the website:

fedi.tips/the-fediverse-beyond

It isn't crossposting from any other account, you don't need a Mastodon account (or any Fedi account) to use this plugin.

@bgtlover

I'm sorry, I don't know :/

The only plug-in I've seen for turning blogs into Fedi servers is the WordPress one.

@jase @thebiologist837

That's a Glitch Mastodon feature I think?

If it's a bug, might be worth reporting on their github? (github.com/glitch-soc/mastodon)

@dennyhenke @pfefferle

Interesting! Do you know what micro.blog running on? I can't find info on its website about the software?

If you have an indepdently hosted WordPress blog, you can turn it into a Fediverse server using a special plug-in. This means that people on Mastodon etc. can follow your blog and interact with it.

You can install it on your blog by logging into the WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, then search for "ActivityPub". The plug-in you want is called "ActivityPub" and is by Matias Pfefferle.

You can also see more info about it at wordpress.org/plugins/activity and the author is on the Fediverse at @pfefferle

Once it's installed, you can find the blog's Fediverse address in your WordPress dashboard's Users section, it's listed at the bottom of the user's profile options. You can copy and paste this address into the search box on Mastodon etc to interact with that user's blog.

You'll also see an ActivityPub section in the Settings menu.

Note : This plug-in only works on independently hosted WordPress-powered blogs. It doesn't work on Wordpress.com free blogs.

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@vattuvarg

Mastodon only supports attaching images, video or audio files. Other Fedi platforms may support other kinds of attachments, but they won't be visible on Masto.

Workaround for this is to post a link to the files on a separate file storage service like @nextcloud

@mral

You can scroll through your past toots on your profile page, with the newest shown first.

You can also jump straight to the oldest posts if you look at your public profile through your web browser:

fedi.tips/how-to-use-mastodon-

@docjosiahboone @unendl_horizont @Propofolium

You're on different servers, and each server on the Fediverse stores its data separately.

Every now and then, your server will check the other server for the latest follower numbers, but it doesn't do this all the time because it would take up a lot of resources for something that isn't that important.

You will eventually see the numbers change the next time your server does an update for that account.

You can find the most accurate numbers right now by going to the account's own public profile page, because that is stored on their own server:

fedi.tips/how-to-use-mastodon-

If you run your own Mastodon server, you can add custom emoji by logging into the website through your admin account and then going to:

Preferences > Administration > Custom Emoji

When you first log in, you'll see a long list of all the custom emoji that are visible to your server, including your own server's emoji and those that are on other servers you federate with.

To just see your own emoji, click the "Local" tab at the top, to just see other servers' emoji click "Remote".

To add your own emoji, click "Upload", Emoji can be PNG or GIF files up to 50kb, and they can be still or animated. Remember to add a shortcode that describes what it looks like, and uses CamelCase or underscores so that screen readers can distinguish the words.

To clone emoji from other servers you federate with, tick the box next to the emoji you want and click "Copy".

To block an emoji from another server, tick the box next to it and click "Disable".

@aRubes

Ah ok. I don't think I can host translations, sorry :( I wouldn't have any way of checking what they say or updating them.

It would be easier and clearer for readers if translations were on their own sites, with someone else maintaining them.

If someone wants to maintain their own guide, even if it's nothing to do with my text, I'd be glad to link to it.

@aRubes

The text (though not the artwork) is licensed under CC By-SA 4.0:

creativecommons.org/licenses/b

If someone wants to do their own version of the text it's fine to do that, as long as they include attribution to fedi.tips and use the same licence or a compatible licence.

Thank you to people recommending my account to new members 🙏

You might also want to send them to the website at fedi.tips as that will hopefully answer a lot of their questions. (If there's something it doesn't answer, let me know!)

@cat567

Hey there! 👋

Quote toots were deliberately not implemented in Mastodon, to encourage calmer discussion. More info about this at fedi.tips/how-to-use-mastodon-

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