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So happy that people are using stories, even see a few federated ones 😁

How do you like the new stories? Anything we can improve?

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@dansup Stories should open on the same page instead of a new page. Opening a new page takes more time.

@dansup about Stories: i miss polls (i guess will ship soon?), ability to add text (colors foreground + background), and maybe a set of simple gifs?)

I think giving the accessibility for creating content to people from a web browser would be just neat! Otherwise they need to know complicated programs such as Kdenlive and it takes a lot of time and effort to create content. This will effectively boost Pixelfed and the fediverse 😊

@dansup also, does Stories federate with the rest of the ActivityPub software? I guess it's just content (after all). It would be nice to treat them as posts, but show them differently (as Stories) on Pixelfed instances.
Also, having a posibility to setup visibility option on the Story, but default it to "only-followers", would be great!

All of this will improve interoperability between fediverse πŸ˜ƒ

@admin Nope, we only send stories to other pixelfed instances. We can't treat them as regular posts to other implementations because they have aspects that they don't support like stickers, layers and embeds.

@dansup @admin could be great if we could have a Storie implementation across all the fediverse !

@dansup and, what about rendering it? After all, it's just a photo/video. Once it's uploaded it can't be modified either, no need to save that layer information separately.
Stories being federated in other applications as normal posts would be game changing πŸ˜ƒ

@admin A respective marking as story at the other services of the Fediverse would certainly make sense - if it can be realized that way.

@dansup For example, you could use an attribute on a post to be marked as Story, or even a hashtag #story which could be used in other platforms to view Stories πŸ˜ƒ I think making Stories interoperable will be the way to go πŸ‘

@dansup@mastodon.social I still don't understand the purpose or the intended use for them. When I saw it first mentioned, I assumed there would be a text overlay or some kind of text based story to go with the images. Wouldn't slideshow be a better description. Maybe I missed something.

@dansup TBH i still don't get the purpose of those "stories" no matter which social network. When all i have to say isn't for long, then i don't have a point, right?

@dansup I needed a few clicks and brain power to understand how to add more photos to a story.

@dansup there appears to be an issue with the SQL query for displaying the stories panel on the timelines for instances with a postgresql DB..

@jk Oops, I will ship a fix for postgres compat. I thought I tested everything but seems like I missed a few πŸ˜…

@dansup I get an error "Division by null", when i klick to Stories in Admin-panel and ENV_DEBUG is true. With false, i get only an error...

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There really should be a way of viewing stories without notifying that you personally viewed it and when, just like email read receipts are generally optional.

It looks like you already have a warning page so how about just replacing the "Cancel" button with "View anonymously"?

Yes, the server admin could likely jump through hoops to figure out who viewed what regardless, but that doesn't justify automating this in the UI for every user.

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