Crossposting, and Surprises Happened...
I have been thinking about a new and better Instance.
Found a nice one, here. Muensterland.social came up in my search, from one of those tabs in the header banner.
Thank you, 🐘firstname.lastname@example.org ! 😺
How did I find it ?
One of the search tabs I had open (quite hard to locate a List of GlitchSocial instances, when you need one), showed a page which is Nick's Blog and mentioned this new mastodon service he was bringing online.
This whole page is based on a conversation yesterday at Qoto's timeline. Lightly edited for clarity and formatting, adding links, etc.
Crossposting — Gone Wild...
The Funniest part of this — for me anyways, was HOW did this end up here, at Qoto, OMG ??
The Pleroma FE (front end, or user interface — Intro Guide here) is a bit unusual for a mastodon user – but it HAS a second choice of Client; many pleroma instances have the GlitchSocial Web client as an option, sometimes as a link in their Front pages even.
For those of us who like to Read The Friendly Manual, there's a detailed Pleroma FE Guide here.
These notes now appear in a polished Web Magazine here. I developed various pages as extensions of toots and conversations had in various instances; one of the reasons I love having various accounts and always looking for interesting ones to try. #FediReporter I am...
So How did this post end up here, unexpectedly ?
And I HAD been intensively searching for a list (non-existant, afaik) of GlitchSocial instances. They tend to be blended in with generic mastodon ones (no thanks), so it was quite a chore.
[ parenthesis : I will provide that as soon as possible, there is a need ]
And then, what happened ?
My search went into late last night.
- By that time I had found a nice one, created an account and started trying things out.
- Looking good, the basics taken care or, some notes and screenshots saved.
- off to bed, near 3 am.
- Hello again, coffee and we get into it. Configuring a crossposter for the new account, next...
Yep. As in, moving posts and content from one network to another. I do enjoy that, there's no denying that there's GOOD stuff in every one. Some are plagued by bad actors, arses and other undesirables.
All of those I can chose to share with #fedi friends; easy, with a crossposter.
- for this, my Qoto.org account, I use Moa Bridge, as it is agnostic and doesn't mind my instance name. Recommended for #qoto people. Simple and barebones, functional, a little less explained than the other options.
And another, better alternative ;
- if your instance is NOT objected by the hosting instance, a BETTER and EASIER to configure tool is available – the awesome Crossposter, created by Renato Lond at his Brazilian instance.
Rightfully seen as a top notch tool, it has all the controls, works magnificently, fast and has PRETTIER output. Yep. I love it, and use it if the account is acceptable.
There are possibly others, and I welcome suggestions and reports from their users, if desired.
And HOW did it get here ?
...that OP above ? Yeah, you see, you can configure your crossposter of choice to use a Keyword.
- Moa defaults to '#moa' and '#xp'. The shorter one is easy-peasy to remember and only takes 3 chars on the freaking limited Twitter char count. So, I of course use it.
- Renato's tool allows your choice of keywords (yeay for user friendliness!). Since I am always busy, '#xp' is a nice one. Ooops.
...that explains, the surprise appearance of this OP above, here at Qoto.
...was my first response on getting a reply notification to it — I hadn't posted it at Qoto.org, or intended to.
- but the original post at Muensterland.social , had the #xp tag. Intended to bring it into Twitter, which I intended to.
- regardless of my forgetting, Moa is watching for that tag too, and bam! wham! off to Qoto it goes, when it shows in my Twitter stream.
Moral of the Story – be careful with your keywords, as unexpected results do occur.
A revision is in order, after which I will copy and make this into Today's Web Magazine post.
At your friendly #FediReporter home at TeDomum
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