How to pick the most interesting color from an image? The current iteration of audio player takes the average color from the avatar and then lightens/darkens it to ensure contrast over the background. But the average color turns out to be grey fairly often. Is there a better way?

Would two buttons to jump back/forward by 10 seconds be a sufficient replacement for a tracker bar on Mastodon audio posts?

As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:

An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.

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Who of Mastodon app developers wants to add E2EE messages to their app?

Was thinking it would be nice to dedicate some area of the UI to tips about things people might not know about. For example, that you can move your followers to another account, or that you can export/import a lot of stuff. Don't know where I would put it though. Any ideas?

Updated: "Even though your account is not locked, the [server name] staff thought you might want to review follow requests from these accounts manually"

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Hey, question! Some of you have noticed that some follow requests appear as follow requests even though your account is not locked. This is a sort of "junk" filter system and based on your server's moderators decisions (not algorithm). We're adding a message that explains this to the follow requests screen, how does this text sound?

"While your account is not locked, follow requests from accounts your server's staff has deemed suspicious require manual review for your safety"

Next release of Mastodon will allow admins to post important announcements to their users, and yes, those are reactions

Have you ever used the "Block notifications from people you don't follow" feature?

If you have not, can you say why? I have my own thoughts but want confirmation.

Does tootctl need a command to update all objects in the bucket to public-read or is that too niche a problem to be included?

Working on a maintenance command for tootctl that scans the storage for orphaned files and deletes them

Do you want currently playing audio/video to remain on-screen in a way when you scroll away from it in timelines?

A while ago I asked my patrons what features they'd like to see in future Mastodon releases. Now, I'd like to ask you, my followers. I'd like to hear what people outside of GitHub think.

Wonder if we should get rid of automatic language detection given how often it is inaccurate...

v3.0.1 will contain a number of bugfixes. Unfortunately I could not avoid changing some strings, so some translations may require attention again:

There will be a 3.0.1 release containing some fixes soon

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