I added .webm to my post ?
I'm not the admin of this instance nor have the knowledge to do it maybe @xrevan86 can help ?

@mangeurdenuage @xrevan86 hmm, I'd love to find out. Would be nice to have on this instance im hosting here.

Indeed, if you want to know something else loadaverage is probably the only instances which doesn't requires JavaScript to work, see the picture. https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4423575

@mangeurdenuage I could see the advantage for someone on a very limited machine. Though I'm not sure it has a huge advantage for most people. In fact the lack of some of the extras JS can provide could be a turn off.

I don't mind if an instances provides JS for users as long as the possibility to use the instances with links.

@mangeurdenuage Thats fair, but thats easily solved by providing a no js theme as an option I'd think, no?

@freemo @mangeurdenuage I didn't do anything special so I think it just works?
Maybe I'm forgetting something, I don't know…

@xrevan86 @mangeurdenuage hmm so you just post the link and the preview should automatically show up for you?

@freemo Are you looking for link previews or attachments? Those are different things.

@xrevan86 @mangeurdenuage So im going to add a link to a youtube video of mine here, lets see if it shows a preview?


I don't even see your post on the instance you're on that is strange. But from loadaverage I have access to your link, I don't have the preview but I have the link. https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4423690

@mangeurdenuage Where is the source for your instance hosted? Do you know if your working off a modified version of the server maybe?

From what I read it's gnu social 1.2.0-beta5 if they are inclined to do so you should seek help with @pztrn @maiyannah and @xrevan
Here's some documentation (I don't know how up to date it is)
@maiyannah as her own fork called postActiv
No problem, Mastodon is one of many softwares that is part of the fediverse.
When I came by two years ago I there was only GS but there's older software than GS. Mastodon came about one year ago.

@mangeurdenuage I am aware, I just didnt think about it at the time. Though I could swear mastodon is older than that, I thought i remember seeing it more than a year ago.

Maybe a year and a few ~ months. GS is a fusion of multiple projects over time it's a decade old.

@mangeurdenuage Well regardless I have no doubt GS is older. With that said I'd love to see a matrix of features that compare the various ActivityPub compliant software. I am running Mastodon for my instance purely because I liked the expiernce the most.

@mangeurdenuage @lain I'm familiar with that as well. I tried out both before deciding to run Mastodon as my instance.

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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: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • 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: https://video.qoto.org.
  • 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: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

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: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ 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]@qoto.org 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 @freemo@qoto.org.

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.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org 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.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***