Wondering what the best practice would be on for people talking in more languages.

I don't like to have my timeline spammed with languages I don't understand, so would avoid writing in another language here. So what, making another account? Would be useful to have "subchannels", like does, so that one may just follow my English posts.

Any thought on the matter? What would you consider the best practice here?

@arteteco The next release will have a proper timeline based language filter I hear. Should fix the problem. I temporarily silenced instances which dont speak any english. Once the new feature is released ill take those silences off.

So I can post in all languages from my account and people can choose what language to show in their own timelines? Awesome, I'll wait for it to post in Italian, no double account hassle! Do you know if it will always be automatic detection (prone to fail) or it can be manually set when tooting?

@arteteco I'm not 100% certain but I think it will be automatic detection. I agree it is desperately needed though. One of the big usability fails of the current platform.

@freemo I did some research on github.. seems like this feature is a bit too complex for mastodon right now, they are exploring some option but all in all doesn't seem like something we are going to see soon. *Sigh*, I'll have to go with a double account then

@arteteco That sucks. Well you are welcome to have a nonenglish account here if youd like.

@freemo thanks man, I'll see if I can find an Italian server first not to spam the timeline =)

@arteteco Whichever you'd prefer of course But i wouldnt consider it spamming the timeline. I'd like to see diversity here.

@arteteco Well, i don't know if everybody, but maybe someone is following your account even if english is not their mother tongue. Just silence them (it can be done in GNUSocial, i guess in Mastodon too) so you don't see their toots, but they can see yours. Just a thought.

@ai I don't really see the point in silencing someone who is following me. Maybe you mean a case where we both follow each other?
What I'd like to do is follow that profile but only for the languages I understand, like Italian Spanish and English, but there is no way to specifically set the language of the toots/status, only for the whole account (at least in mastodon/pleroma, not sure about GS)

@arteteco Yes, you are right, we didn't catch the context. And no, as far as we know, you can't do that on GS. Y lo que dices estaría bien para algunas cuentas que seguimos en japonés/inglés :)

@ai This looks like a possible solution, by having a channel for each language (as I commented in the issue):

@arteteco Yes, this could be it. Let's hope for something like this to be implemented in GS/Mastodon/Pleroma, it would be nice.
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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login:
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here:
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide:

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username] so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
Note: The account listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

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