What I believe stands between us and v2.0 release now is the fixing of the db:migrate thing
Everything else is less critical. Although it's funny how 1.6 was huge, but merely a "minor" release because of full backwards-compatibility, while 2.0 is kinda small but gets a "major" release because of API changes
Here are some of the major features of the upcoming v2.0 as of now:
- Custom emojis
- New emoji picker
- New emoji images (twemoji)
- Emoji autosuggestions
- Ability to define themes for admins and select a theme in preferences for users
- No more private toots sent over OStatus
- When only one image/gif attached to toot, it's displayed uncropped in detail/public view
- New error page with elephant friend
I dunno, would you be happy with just that?
@taiz No, I don't think so. It leads to a rather terrible atmosphere. There's a very small margin where people use it for good, like "look at this great artwork", but usually it gets used as a faux-reply except addressed at one's followers, as a sort of invitation to dogpile. Even when calling out like that is acceptable, putting bad content into your followers' timelines leads to bad moods. And when it's used to chain own train of thought... It's like self-replying, but with a lot more clicking
@Gargron @taiz I don't agree with this. Of course people misuse it, but on the other hand is it the #1 feature from Twitter I miss in here. I used it a lot. And yes also sometimes to criticize tweets, but most of the time to add valuable extra information.
Also don't forget that people are already able to make screenshots of toots, and comment on that.
@Gargron @taiz a lot of my Twitter threats are meshes not linear self replies. It's one of the things I miss on this platform. At the same time I definitely agree with you. However wasn't the direct quote method originally designed on Twitter to avoid the whole screen capping thing that was happening? I don't know I'd rather prefer to know if somebody is sharing my content to a different audience versus just being blind to it.
@taiz @Gargron I definitely don't have the solution in mind though, I was planning on implementing a system where I could only quote toot people who are mutually follows when I actually spun up my own server. But as something across the entire Federation I could see that being really messy to implement.
Thank you for taking time to think about this stuff more fully and not just jump into implementing something that could be dangerous.
Here's references on the idea of community management copied out of a twitter thread:
Its interesting to model communities by what the social network implicitly incentivizes at scale.
"If you're not sending the message of what's inappropriate [...] You're saying please do more..."
@Gargron @taiz Maybe the issue needs to be thought of under the heading of link previews in general? It is good for discovery to see the title at least of quoted content, if not also a preview image. Toots would just be a special case of quoted content in general. A preview--of a webpage, or of a toot--can provide important context for what I have to say about it.
@gargron Are there any plans for letting a user have full-text search of their own toots? It's hard to find your old posts if you ever need to link them for reference: I either forget to tag, forget which tag I used, or the tag is so popular that my results are buried under other people's posts.
@Gargron toss in audio uploads and you got yourself a deal, partner! 🤝
Personally? I'd be pretty pleased.
Also: I know you feel obligated to users and want their feedback and all, and that's valid, but this IS your project, I mean -- you're the one who has to set the milestones.
Sorry, I'm gettin' all mushy here. ^_^
What I'm trying to say: It looks good to me. And I hope you get very little crap about it from people.
Stuff takes time. Code is work.
Thank you for taking your time and working on this stuff. <3 ^_^
@bea so hard to only fav this once but I must be strong
@Gargron I don't think it's small, it's big enough for a release. Maybe it doesn't fit into the our "major release" models because of the constant rewrites in the commercial software for the sake of making it look bigger than it is. It's like Linux - they said that they don't do big changes anymore because they've already done things like they are now for a reason.
@Gargron emojos are the best, we are happy grand master of Mastodon!
@Gargron I think it's a big enough release already, the no more private toots over OStatus for me already justifies the 2.0, plus the emojos and themes close the deal ;)
@Gargron Is it the thing of how long it was taking to the migration?
@Gargron Yeah, I'm glancing over #5088
@Gargron wait, does that mean I was too fast to install a new instance?