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Hello and a big welcome
to everyone new to diaspora*
With Google+ closing today, you might have just signed up to diaspora* looking for a new home. We're so pleased that you've decided to give diaspora* a try. It's fantastic that you've joined us! We have a big existing community of former G+ users, and you could try tags such as #gplusrefugee and #googleplus to connect with people you know from G+.
We hope that you quickly find your way here, and enjoy getting connected with people and content.
Here's a few tips for getting started:
- There are some step-by-step tutorials on our project website covering the basics of how diaspora* works, and how to get connected with people. There's a link to these in the side-bar, should you ever want to read them in future, and there's also an in-app Help section you can access through your user menu (at the right-hand end of the header bar).
- You can search for people by name or by diaspora* ID (which looks like an email address), if you know it, from the search field in the header bar. You can invite people to join you in diaspora* by sending them a link to our project website, from where they can choose their own pod to register with. Your friends don't need to be on the same pod as you in order to connect and communicate with you.
- One good way to start getting connected with people is to start following some #tags of subjects that interest you (maybe #music, #photography, #linux, or #activism ... whatever interests you) so that you will see content on those topics in your stream. You can then start following people whose posts you find interesting, by placing them into one of your aspects.
- If you have any questions, post something with the #question or #help tag, and people will try to help you. Make sure to make your post public so anyone who can help is able to see it!
We're trying to improve diaspora* all the time, fixing bugs, honing performance and adding new features. But how fast we can do this is limited by the time developers have. To improve diaspora* faster, we need more developers! If you've just signed up and can code, or know someone who can and who might be interested in joining our team, get in touch!
#newhere #neuhier #nouveauici #nouvelleici #nuevoaqui #nuevaaqui #nuovoqui #nuovaqui #nuovoutente #nuovautente #nieuwhier #новичок #νέοςεδώ #diaspora
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Ok how in the heck do I use Diaspora?? My guide to making this platform work for me
So you're here from some other platform and lo-and-behold the system here doesn't act like the other place (whatever it might be). This can be confusing, off-putting, or maybe exhilarating. Whatever blows your hair back. Below is my guide to what I do in order to like using Diaspora
First what are my uses and how do I actually engage with it
I'm about 90% mobile client so it is essential for me that it works within reason. I have an android phone so I use Dandelion as my client. I've set it to use the "Desktop View" on the client which allows me to tag people in on posts and comments. NOTA BENE that often I find the list of names populate below my screen and I have to scroll up to see them! But it works and this is a critical feature for me.
For the 10% I'm on a desktop (like now where I'm banging on the keyboard like yahoo) I have leveraged the skills of a couple of folks here, namely @Isaac Kuo and @Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter. see this link on customizing your stream in a desktop browser. I've added reply buttons on the comments so I can easily tag someone, multi-column formatting of the stream so I can see a bunch of stuff at once, and auto-expanding of bigger posts, jury is still out on that one. But I installed the greasemonkey extension in my browser (firefox y'all!!) and it has been great hacking my stream. Even though I'm just a script kiddie.
But you might ask "Why can't I upload pictures bigger than 4.2mb?" I ask that too. Maybe the founders of diaspora were fans of USENET and want us to uuencode all of our fleshy pictures and whatnot, but I've found a way to upload my giant 10 megapixel (or whatever) mobile photos right from my phone! You get on FDroid (see my earlier post way back here and more specifically HERE) and download "Get reduced picture" and this thing is great. When you go to tap on that little camera icon, you then go to the menu to select 'get reduced photo' as your source then you select your album software and just browse to the picture. It will automatically get rid of the meta data in the photo and reduce the size to something that makes the admins happy. Yeah yeah, get over it. Google "free services" aren't free. This is, so you have to make concessions.
iPhone users, I'm sorry but I can't help you, hopefully someone else will chime in.
For the desktop there are a multitude of programs you can use to reduce your photos to a smaller data size without totally killing the quality. I don't do it much so I can't offer and slick advice. I bet there is a web browser plugin that does it. Maybe someone could dig in on that a bit.
What are my habits while using this thing?
So yay, now you maybe have some software that will let you engage with the platform in a way that isn't so rudimentary anymore, things look a little more fancy and you can post and tag and things at will. Now what? It's like you've tuned up the car and you need to find a track to eat tires and brake pads at. Well grab your helmet and let's go!
First thing is first, aspects. They are circles, groups, whatever. Add people to aspects that you want to see their crap in your stream. It is just that easy. There are tons of ways to dice this up, but lets just dip our toes into that water. Find people that share stuff you think you might want to see and add them into an aspect.
Hashtags. Seems dated, but this is a tool you have at your disposal. Search hashtags, add them if you like the results. Then you can find more people that maybe you want to add to your aspects. Follow more esoteric hashtags, I follow
#sunsetand I love what it pulls into my stream. Maybe you want to follow
#shavedredheadedprieststhat is cool and I won't judge. Do it, get content into your stream. THEN you can start judging. With your like button.
LIKING. Holy shit why does diaspora thing I want to follow everything I like? Fuck. That. Shit. I wish i could opt out of that garbage but not yet. So what you do is 'like' something then click that little freaking bell icon at the top of the post (yes it pisses me off that I have to like at the bottom then scroll back up to unfollow. First world problems. If you don't do that, your notifications will quickly get out of hand.
Ah yes, notifications. Some complain about the lack of a mobile client and notifications. Hey I get emails when relevant shit happens on here, like getting tagged, or a DM or whatever. The rest of it can wait. Seriously you should be ok with that too. None of this shit is really serious around here that can't wait until you get a chance to sit on the shitter and parse out your notifications. Don't let your device be the boss of you! You're better than that!
Upvoting, +1, liking comments. Does not exist. This sucks. I've done a physical +1 and tag the name of the person whose comment I liked. I've done nothing. I've tried to continue the conversation. All of these are hacks and work with varying success. But I tell you what, if you aren't engaging, shit gets boring around here.
CONTENT you get what you give. Post up some shit! Post it public so others can see it! Post some private too, because hey we have this cool tool of aspects, may as well leverage it. But post some public shit too. Seriously. This dance won't be fun if everyone is sitting on the side of the dance floor like a bunch of 6th graders while the DJ is blasting hair metal. Get out there and Dab and Foxtrot and Moonwalk and what the fuck ever you want to do to express yourself!
Blocking Yeah I block shit. You can too. It isn't air tight but neither is life. If you are being harassed, @David Thiery and @Di Cleverly and @Nathan Weaver are super awesome moderators. Ask for help. Understand it isn't perfect because the world isn't perfect and humans are assholes. Especially me.
I don't know, this might be everything. Markdown is cool. I'm not good at it yet. There are tons of awesome people here and lots of cool content and no hidden agendas for the algorithms to make you see or not see any one particular thing. Post some shit, interact. It isn't fun if you don't get some skin in the game.
#diaspora #gplusrefugee #pluspora #idontknowwhatimdoing #fuckinghashtags #whatisthistwitter #beginners #stopwiththehashtagsalready
BTW don't go fucking searching for creampies at work, that is by far NSFW.
I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #android, all things #aws (studying for Solution Architect Associate), #linux, and #writing, and I'm a #GPlusrefugee.
Curious what I can find and learn here. I'm not always the most chatty one but be worried when I start talking about my books. I wrote quite a lot of them... #fantasy #scifi #steampunk