Today has been one hell of a day! I have been working on both devops and code optimization non-stop, as well as answering questions and e-mails. A lot of ms have been shaved off of requests and background jobs. Instance admins should probably update to the latest master. I'll be looking into adopting a more stable release system than just the master branch.
Oh also, I did read that "Mastodon will go extinct" article. The author doesn't get it, and didn't reach out to me at all.
@gargron Now that everybody is spread out over tons of instances, it would be cool if there was a small place in the UI where the current git commit SHA mastodon was built from is visible.
So users can tell if stuff is broken because admins need to update, or because it's actually broken.
@gargron Regarding "Mastodon will die", it reminds me lot about this: https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoinobituaries/ Some people like to call certain technologies/code/ideas bad simply because they don't like them for one reason or another. *shrug*
Also: I notice, on replies to someone it now includes the instance. Excellent, thank you for that! :)
@Gargron Congratulations on this project taking off! You've made so much progress since October, this is absolutely awesome.
Ignore the haters, they have no idea what they're talking about, also journalists gotta have a "controversial angle".
Early adopters will understand the appeal, others will catch up a bit later.
@Gargron ugh of course they didn't reach out
@Gargron I read the article as well and it seems rather misguided. Twitter already exists for people who want that.
For me, the appeal of Mastodon is that it's open and decentralized. This creates a very different community than a platform that's owned by a company that's trying to monetize their users.
Mastodon is exactly what the internet should be like.
What I see in this article is how much people are completely brain washed by the archetypes of social networks. It has to be centralized, under an identifiable banner (probably in English), everyone can be found via the internal search engine, etc.
Mastodon's popularity is great because it puts the idea of a federated web in front of many people.
@gamehawk @Gargron I guess the difference between the two is, the one op/ed was written from the very alienating vantage of a power-Twitter-user who uses the platform solely to "broadcast," someone who maybe can't *conceive* of a social network that is in some way antithetical to careerism and ladder-climbing. I think that's what I found so... tone-deaf, even disturbing, about it—others' privacy at the expense of a journalist's ability to "broadcast"
@Gargron Actually getting ready to address a lot of this "death" nonsense as we speak!
Also lol @ the "will go extinct" author who thinks people were leaving the bird site because of a lost NFL livestream contract. WAT.
@Gargron what, you mean the 'mastodon is dead' article was written by someone trying to cheaply cash in on its newfound success? I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS etc
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