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Eugen

Somebody gave Mastodon's official iOS app a 1-star review on the App Store because "there are too many Taiwan independence" [sic, translation]. That's a first! Also, Taiwan is a country.

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M. J. Wolfe

@Gargron can you not dispute that rating and have their comment and rating removed as it doesn’t not relate in anyway to the app?

These things are terrible as they lower the overall rating of an app for no good reason.

Hopefully you can fix this.

伊修加德入籍公民🇺🇦

@Gargron I'm Chinese. And yes, Taiwan is a country. It is always independent.🇹🇼 Glad to find out these pro-CCP Chinese are so outraged.

100rabh™

@Gargron SMH. I have so many questions frankly e.g. did they join Mastodon Taiwan server?

Eugen

Language selection is now available in the Mastodon web app. Make sure your posts are seen by people who understand them!

Supports quickly finding the right language with fuzzy search and remembers your most frequently selected languages.

#mastodev

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Karl Voit :emacs: :orgmode:

@Gargron I've defined my few languages of choice in my preferences already. (If Masto doesn't filter my timeline as you wrote here, I don't get what for.)

Why not auto-detect and suggest toot language among those preselected langs using stopwords with user override possibility? I detect blog article language between EN and DE using that in my blogging software.

✓ FF255 🇫🇷 🇪🇺

@gargron

[fr-FR] un langage seulement par pouet !?

[EN] One only language / toot!?

😕

Justinas Dūdėnas

@Gargron nice, thank you!
It could be improved even more. Nobody can write in all the languages, most people can in two or three. So only a few items in this language list are ever relevant to each user.
Maybe language list could use only manually chosen languages? Or it can be pre-filtered using the same language filter we use for reading?

Eugen
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MinnesotaMinn

@Gargron I love everything about this

glyn
Jas Z

@Gargron The most ingenious solution to all emails. May try it for personal mail as well. Most of it is drivel any way. At least the horses know what they are "neighing" about. Fabulous. Creators deserve a Clio Award.

Eugen

Just realized "Get started" and "Sign in" on the first screen of the iOS app got translated into "First steps" and "Sign up" in German which explains why I've been getting complaints that there's no way to sign in to an existing account 🤦‍♂️

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Maria Liv Gallery 🌻

@Gargron Hi! I think it would be best if the app(s) did not try to translate anything if people do not ask for translation. The Mastodon app is still completely in Finnish for Nordic countries. Is the goal to attract Twitter users? If so, I think the sign up/in needs to be way more simple and mirror what we see when signing up/in on a computer. Also there being several apps for Mastodon creates hesitation and confusion for new users. I don't use any app for Mastodon because of this. 😔

Matthew

@Gargron Prepositions are always a problem

🕊️Peaceful☕Skyred🌇

@Gargron That's not the only problem with the app. When i signed up via app, the Mastodon Social server was not in the list. It can only be chosen by signing up via website. I think that's a strange limitation. All possible servers should also be available via app signing up.

Eugen

Yesterday's stats: 3,007 alive Mastodon servers, 3,116,319 registered Mastodon users, 478,046 active Mastodon users

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gms77

@Gargron just wondering, what is classed as active? I don't post much but check the app regularly.

Mack Dervish
Gäck Manuel

@Gargron das wird noch richtig bunt hier 🙌🏼 neu dabei und sehr gespannt.

Eugen

So often what admins put into their server's short description is neither short nor description :tiredcat:

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Hoelder1in

@Gargron I would find it interesting where / on what hardware / at what cost an instance is hosted, as well as how/by whom the expenses are covered. Also, some hints on the motivation for creating an instance and (hopefully) longterm commitment to maintain it would be useful. Not sure all of this fits in a 'short description', though.

☆joene☆

@Gargron The only reason ours is so long, is because we want to describe it in four languages, three using the <details> HTML tag. Also one extra to point to other translations. This is because it isn't possible to make those descriptions language specific. Also the reason I had to change some code to make the landing page in four languages (fall back is English). This all because we have multiple language servers, especially English, German, Spanish and Dutch. On joinmastodon we are listed under English, but we are in multiple languages.

Another issue is that servers can't make their own text with requirements for account request and also that in multiple language. I also had to change the code for that (fall back is English).

That's why I asked you to change the description on joinmastodon to point people to these requirements when signing up with a mobile app.

@GargronThe only reason ours is so long, is because we want to describe it in four languages, three using the HTML tag. Also one extra to point to other translations. This is because it isn't possible to make those descriptions language specific. Also the reason I had to change some code to make the landing page in four languages (fall back is English). This all because we have multiple language servers, especially English, German, Spanish and Dutch. On joinmastodon we are listed under English,...

Cabbiboi🏳️‍🌈

@Gargron "This is a server. It does server stuff."

Eugen

Not entirely sure how to tell feed readers that the inline image is a custom emoji and should not be stretched as wide as possible.

Eugen

CSS classes are meaningless and inline styles get stripped or modified. Would be nice to get something like rel=emoji going.

Neo
flutergork🌻️🇨🇦️🥇️

@Gargron It appears you just did. Whether they believe it is another story.

Eugen
flesh roots :debian: 🍕

@Gargron dope track. not my usual but it's pretty nice. Tells a story, has a neat visual (the triangle glows pink roughly during the chorus/refrains)

healyn

@Gargron i actually kinda like this one

Eugen

I am reading the #Bluesky #ADX architecture outline. First impression is that it seems quite complicated. The topology looks a lot like the fediverse but everything is a Merkle tree and identity is tied to something that looks a lot like a blockchain.

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Eric Carroll

@Gargron Can't we all just use the appropriate data structure?

(blockchain bros to my block list)

Ferdi F. Zebua 🌏

@Gargron @sean That's one way to look at it, yes definitely; another though is to see it as practical (yet experimental) collaborative development towards social posts and social graph as migratable digital assets, and attempt at separating free speech from free reach...

All still pie-in-the-sky (pun kinda intended), but still though.

Ariadne Conill

@Gargron it is much worse than activitypub as it is implemented today in terms of assured deniability 🙃

Eugen

Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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Gerard Braad ✅

@Gargron the problem is that this is hard to 'verify' from a reply on @Mastodon. It means you have to open the profile, verify the correct website, and then continue. Would hope some alternative visual approach to 'verified identity' is possible.

vladimir campos

@Gargron This is pretty cool, but is there a way to verify URLs of a youtube channel and a medium blog?

Eugen

Mastodon's Android app is now at 43,362 installs, getting us ever so closer to making us tip over from that "10,000+" text on the Play Store to "50,000+"

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pauho.net

@Gargron Well done to everyone involved - an even more impressive achievement given the short timescale

Blackisgood
Ewan Donnachie

@Gargron Will the official app be available via F-Droid? Google Play wants me to verify my age using a bank account, which probably puts off a lot of people who choose Mastodon for more privacy.

Eugen

I was asked to do a video interview, but in the end they couldn't send a crew to where I live. I know the interview would be good for Mastodon, but I am so relieved I don't have to do it 😅

Eugen

I don't think I can put into words how stressful this week has been.

Eugen

Mastodon for Android has been installed over 32K times! Still only 400 ratings though. Please don't forget to rate the app!

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xavives

@Gargron is the app open source? Would appreciate to see it in F-droid :) I am using Tusky at the moment as it is there

Rohmat Subekti

@Gargron i'm coming back to tusky, the federated timeline is not there. And the explore tab show nothing amd just 404 not found. I'm on small server

Eugen

New iOS app release is waiting for Apple review! It adds a community timeline and fixes sign-up errors not being shown and servers being listed in the wrong order during onboarding.

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