To my friends and followers

…at my qoto account, @design_RG :

Good afternoon, I would like to inform you that, for personal reasons, I have submitted my resignation from my moderation position here at the mastodon instance, effective today.

I have been on a sabbatical for a period since late June from my work here at Qoto, but trust that my contribution has helped make it a better place.

I also use various other accounts and some of you might have seen posts originating from them, or blog announcements with my signature indicating my Publishing account at @rgx .

That has been my main account since late June, 2020 – as I felt I needed a smaller instance that allowed more time to focus and concentrate on Writing, which is currently my main personal interest and expression.

Since mastodon currently does not offer user data portability, my 7,200 posts at this instance will remain. And I might login occasionally, to check for personal messages or retrieve past posts. Anyone wishing to contact me can do so at the address referred above, which is likely to receive prompter attention.

Thank you!

@hallo I’m testing of MathJax3\(\LaTeX\) MarkDownLink

Header1 > code

> *quote*> **block**code block

and so on

日付もCWも出ねえGUPPE仕草を思い出したぜ 

@tests @mathst 2020-11-25T00:25:00JST+0900 Now I find that this
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(QUOTE”中国名:指点迷津(ツウ テェン ミィ チン)”) publish 「ザ・頭脳パズル」 before.
Recently I bought it of the attachment image永岡書店ジオジャパン「【エスケープパズル】ルナタワー(LUNARTOWER)」 ** **

👍❤️😆🤔😯🎉💢😥😇🍮🍣Misskey死  
@no_TL さてココはヨリ突っ込んだパズルのネタバレを日本語でする垢にしたいなテスト @tests @mathst #TEST

@everyone @tests Now I forget the mention post to reply with \(\LaTeX\) formula. ** ! **

A fantastic MarkDown editor ?

A good friend sent me a message just now, knowing I am a lover of things MarkDown.

One of the reasons I have abandoned various places in the Fediverse, others being pettiness-es like:

the dumb 500 characters toot size limit.
the blocking of other instances without any significant reason.
power ego trip from some immature people who now are admins.
open publishing of objectionable content, like weapons, murdered animals, etc.

But back to positives, and enjoying LONG posts (5,000 characters max) and the BEST Markdown support I have found yet on a fedi platform (GlitchSocial, absolutely. Pleroma being a close second. Mastodon? don't ask).

Hans sent me a link, in an earlier post :

This is weird shit. Every now and then I need to either translate or calculate some things. Today I found the following meta toolkit

stackedit.io/app#

I visited and at the first glance can see this is perfect -- a full screen, on browser MD editor. Called StackEdit.

With Word Count in the status bar, a full Formatting Toolbar, and more.

I took snapshots and will be creating a Blog post later, most likely.

For now, a quick intro and recommendation, big thank you to @hansw . 👍😎

Cheers, friend, well done, thanks for remembering me.

#FediReporter on the Beat. #MarkDown #Love always.
#GlitchSoc and #Pleroma for me.

Screenshots :

A 640 pixels wide, esized full screen shot - for a Blog header image -- very small, but for a general idea. (original 1600x900)
A full size shot, but cropped to show the left panel, the text entry or Code view.
And the other side, the Preview of what the MD source looks like. Stunning!

This is a paragraph.

A nested blockquote.

Headers work

  • lists too

and all other block-level elements

@tests

\(\LaTeX {\Huge\mathcal{ #TEST }}\)


  • is wonderful!

    why stay in vanilla plain text Mastodon ?

  1. Cheat Sheet
QOTO Announcements & Polls  
QOTO New Features Guide Since we have so many new significant features deployed as of last night I wanted to take a minute and give a brief explan...

MarkDown is simple, looks Good.

.
And here’s a quick snapshot of some commonly used MD formatting commands.

Easy peasy as mentioned. See the original page with more here too.

for Content Producers. and , all support it.

Now does too. 😃

why stay in vanilla plain text Mastodon ?

QOTO New Features Guide

Since we have so many new significant features deployed as of last night I wanted to take a minute and give a brief explanation of the features and how to use them, as well as how we expect them to evolve over the next few weeks as I continue to work on them.

The following is a brief summary of most of the new features added:

  • Groups Rendering - Accounts which represent groups (such as those from Guppe) are now tagged with a group badge and are specially rendered so the messages relayed by a group appear to be originating from the user.

  • Group Directory - Groups are federated in the group directory which, like the federated timeline, will list all groups followed by anyone on our server.

  • Markdown Posts - You now have the option to select markdown formatting when posting.

  • Circles - You can now create circles with followers in it. When you make a post you can select one or more circles to privately post to and only users of those circles can see your post.

  • Colored follow button - The follow button seen in the feed and in profiles (the one that can be optionally turned off in settings) will now be colored to indicate follower status. Gray if not followed, yellow if followed, blue if following, green if mutual follow

  • Read/unread notifications - Unread notifications now have a subtle blue indicator. There is also a “mark all as red” button added.

  • User Post Notification - Users now have a bell next to their name where the follow button is. This will send you a notification every time they makes a new post.

  • Rich-text rendering - We now render rich-text from other servers, so servers which post in a formatting that includes things like bolding, quotes, headers, italics, underlines, etc, will render in the statuses.

  • Rich-text Stripping - The user option to partially or fully turn off the rendering of rich-text.

  • Registration Captcha - A captcha is now required to signup for a new account, reducing spam.

  • Local-only toot default - You can now optionally set all toots to be local-only and prevent all your posts from federating outside of the local server. Without this setting you can still select local-only on a per-toot basis.

  • Quote feature turn-off - As introduced earlier you can quote a toot rather than just reboost it. This is an additional button on every toot. This can now be turned off in your settings and removes the button.

  • Bookmark feature turn-off - As with the quote feature we could previously bookmark posts. You can now turn off the bookmark button.

  • Follow button turn-off - As mentioned earlier our added feature allowing you to add a follow button, optionally colored, into the feed can now be turned off.

  • Subscribe button turn-off - As before the subscribe feature that lets you watch a users public toots without following them can now be optionally turned off.

  • Favorite Domains - Our last release allowed us to add remote timeline as a feature where you could pull up the local timeline of a remote instance as its own column. Now you can also add domains to a favorite domain list which makes it easier to access and bring up the timelines by listing them directly in the navigation panel.

  • Favorite Tags - Similar to favorite domains this allows you to create a list of your favorite tags and have them easily accessible in the navigation panel.

Notes

Markdown

The engine used to render the markdown is called Kramdown. It supports standard markdown, of course, but it also supports some special formatting. You can view some of its formatting rules here: kramdown.gettalong.org/syntax.

Keep in mind that while many other fediverse serves will view the rich text not all servers can or will and the formatting will be converted into html in a best-effort to remain compatible. For examples vanilla Mastodon instances reject all special formatting, but links from markdown should still be correctly rendered, but bold and other formatting will be filtered out on Mastodon. Pleorma and other software which allows rich-text should properly render the markdown.

Groups

Right now all of the support on QOTO around groups is centered around the group directories and rendering groups. You can not create a group on the QOTO server itself, but you can follow and share to groups and have a better experience. As it stands right now groups on the diverse are unmoderated and open. Anyone can join a group and participate, gup.pe which are open groups. The directory basically lists any groups known to the QOTO server, so if anyone follows a group on the server that group will show in the group directory.

With that said we will be releasing shortly a specially coded QOTO group server. It will behave similar to the way Gup.pe behaves in the sense that group is still an account that relays posts to that group by mentioning the group account. However it will allow for managed groups where the group is owned by an individual and thus a person can block people from the group. That should be up very shortly so keep an eye out for that announcement. It should allow QOTO to participate in moderated groups as is.

@tests (日本語スマソ)つまり通知で見ながら、グループタイムラインに出ないか最終確認できる添付画像。ソコの垢の未収載以上トゥートかブーストで出ちゃうGTL、素晴らしい!

@tests I find that it will not be boosted @.tests automatically if it is attached in_reply_to. This is so good!

@tests I’ll be back now, I’m very interested in group features and markdown.

Hello World! Here's our first post. There will, hopefully, be many more to come.

If you're into any aspect of STEMA, philosophy, ethics, or hacking, piracy, making, copyright law, open source, GNU/Linux, or the gothier side of the night then this is for you!

The ring lemma: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_lem

New Wikipedia article on the ratio between sizes of adjacent circles in a circle packing, with associated new illustration for the worst-case construction.

A variant of the classic 15-puzzle, where the puzzle is coiled around a cylinder. Unlike the original, this version is solvable because of the extra connection between the first and sixteenth squares of the frame. YouTube: youtu.be/rfAEgxNEOrQ

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