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tool:software:mastodon [2018/09/13 06:55]
rjt [Instance Notes] added ausglam.space and castling.club
tool:software:mastodon [2019/07/14 09:28] (current)
rjt [Blocklists] toot.cat list moved
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 ====== Mastodon ====== ====== Mastodon ======
  
-^ [[https://mastodon.social/@ryliejamesthomas|@ryliejamesthomas@mastodon.social]] | Main | +^ [[https://makestuff.club/@rjt|@rjt@makestuff.club]] | Main | 
-^ [[https://​gamemaking.social/​@ryliejamesthomas|@blueberrysoft@gamemaking.social]] | Game making | +^ [[https://​gamemaking.social/​@blueberrysoft|@blueberrysoft@gamemaking.social]] | Game making | 
-[[https://​mastodon.social/​@gamemakingtools|@gamemakingtools@mastodon.social]]\\ ​[[https://​gamemaking.social/​@gamemakingtools|@gamemakingtools@gamemaking.social]] ​ | [[form:www:​gamemaking.tools]] updates, etc. |+^ [[https://​gamemaking.social/​@gamemakingtools|@gamemakingtools@gamemaking.social]] ​ | [[organisation:​gamemaking.tools]] updates, etc. |
 ^ [[https://​tiny.tilde.website/​@rjt|@rjt@tiny.tilde.website]] | [[form:​www:​tilde.town]] stuff | ^ [[https://​tiny.tilde.website/​@rjt|@rjt@tiny.tilde.website]] | [[form:​www:​tilde.town]] stuff |
 +^ [[https://​linernotes.club/​@rjt|@rjt@linernotes.club]] | Music |
  
 ===== Instances ===== ===== Instances =====
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 ^ [[https://​ausglam.space/​about|ausglam.space]] | Australian __G__alleries,​ __L__ibraries,​ __A__rchives,​ __M__useums,​ and records people. | ^ [[https://​ausglam.space/​about|ausglam.space]] | Australian __G__alleries,​ __L__ibraries,​ __A__rchives,​ __M__useums,​ and records people. |
 ^ [[https://​castling.club/​|castling.club]] | Play chess over [[ActivityPub]] 👌 | ^ [[https://​castling.club/​|castling.club]] | Play chess over [[ActivityPub]] 👌 |
 +^ [[https://​indigedon.com/​about|indigedon.com]] | Indigenous peoples-focused |
  
  
-===== Aplications ​=====+===== Applications ​=====
   * [[git>​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-Mastodon/​Apps.md]]   * [[git>​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-Mastodon/​Apps.md]]
  
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 ==== Tools ==== ==== Tools ====
   * [[git>​kensanata/​mastodon-backup]]   * [[git>​kensanata/​mastodon-backup]]
 +  * [[git>​dizzy-labs/​mastodon-archive-to-html]]
 +  * https://​projects.chimerae.org/​fedi_ephemerator/​
 +  * https://​observablehq.com/​collection/​@nuklearfiziks/​mastodon-tools
 +  * [[https://​emojos.in/​ emojos.in]] - list custom emoji (graphic + shortcode) from a Masto instance.
 +  * [[https://​mstpubapi.herokuapp.com/​|mstpubapi]] - info about instances.
  
 ===== Admin ===== ===== Admin =====
 ==== Blocklists ==== ==== Blocklists ====
-  ​* [[git>​tootcafe/​blocked-instances]]+ 
 +I don't actually use these, but they'​re a helpful resource none-the-less. 
 + 
 +  ​* [[https://​toot.cafe/​about/more#blocked-instances|Block Instances]] o ntoot.cafe
   * [[http://​telegra.ph/​Instances-to-silencesuspend-on-Mastodon-06-23|BLOCKchain Blocklist Advisory]]   * [[http://​telegra.ph/​Instances-to-silencesuspend-on-Mastodon-06-23|BLOCKchain Blocklist Advisory]]
 +  * I also note down the instance I block: [[https://​gamemaking.social/​about/​more]]
 +
 +It's worth checking the [[https://​mastodon.social/​tags/​mastoadmin|#​mastoAdmin tag]] for updates too.
 +
 +==== Appearance ====
 +
 +I keep a repo of the CSS changes I make to gm.s at: [[git>​ryliejamesthomas/​mastodon-custom.css-gms]]
 +
 +This bozo made a handy list of CSS selectors and HTML elements they effect: [[https://​penguindreams.org/​blog/​using-custom-css-with-mastodon/​|Using Custom CSS with Mastodon]]. I don't approve of them personally though.
 +
 +
 +===== Bots =====
 +==== RSS ====
 +So far I've just setup a bot that posts once a day if a Youtube channel is updated. Wasn't too hard!
 +
 +You can check it out at https://​gamemaking.social/​@classicsofgame
 +
 +I used [[https://​gitlab.com/​chaica/​feed2toot|Feed2toot]],​ which uses Python, and takes care of registering itself (bots/apps need to register to get an ID and stuff). Here'​re the steps I took.
 +
 +  - Make the bot account. Do this like you'd make any other account. Make sure you edit the account'​s profile so it gets labelled as a bot. Typically people will also say who owns the bot, how often it posts, and where they got their script from.
 +  - Grab Feed2toot from gitlab and set it up following the instructions in the readme.
 +  - FIXME
 +
 +Mine's hosted on my namecheap shared server. To set it up there you:
 +
 +  - Go into cpanel and register a python app (just type '​python'​ in the search bar to find it). This creates a //virtual environment//​ and instructions on how to get into it, which you need to install modules with pip, as well as use a current version of Python. Make sure the app is using a current version of Python, so something like 3.6.
 +  - SSH into your server and navigate to the directory you setup the app in.
 +  - Copy the command from the python app page in cpanel to enter the virtual environment.
 +  - Follow the instructions on the gitlab to set things up, starting from ''​pip install feed2toot''​ (whereever it says ''​pip3''​ or ''​python3''​ just drop the 3).
 +  - You can also setup a cron job in cpanel. Dunno if this's right, but it works, mine uses three commands separated by ''&&''​ to switch into the virtual environment,​ change to the directory I want, then run the script pointing to the location of my .INI file.
 +
 +nbjp If you want to host multiple bots with feed2toot, each bot will need its own install of it. This limitation may not exist with other Masto bot things.
 +
 +=== See Also ===
 +  * https://​feed2toot.readthedocs.io/​en/​latest/​
 +  * https://​github.com/​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-the-API/​API.md#​apps
 +  * https://​www.namecheap.com/​support/​knowledgebase/​article.aspx/​9832/​29/​how-to-run-python-scripts-and-configure-virtual-environment
  
 ===== Trivia ===== ===== Trivia =====
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   * [[https://​www.autostraddle.com/​mastodon-101-a-queer-friendly-social-network-youre-gonna-like-a-lot-390948/​|Mastodon 101: A Queer-Friendly Social Network You’re Gonna Like a Lot]]   * [[https://​www.autostraddle.com/​mastodon-101-a-queer-friendly-social-network-youre-gonna-like-a-lot-390948/​|Mastodon 101: A Queer-Friendly Social Network You’re Gonna Like a Lot]]
   * [[http://​telegra.ph/​Mastodon-instances-and-the-ones-I-recommend-06-18|Mastodon instances, and the ones I recommend]]   * [[http://​telegra.ph/​Mastodon-instances-and-the-ones-I-recommend-06-18|Mastodon instances, and the ones I recommend]]
-  * [[https://​fediverse.network/​ fediverse.network]] Stats on all nodes, instances, pods, w/e across the [[fediverse]].+  * [[https://​fediverse.network/​|fediverse.network]] Stats on all nodes, instances, pods, w/e across the [[fediverse]].
   * [[https://​liberapay.com/​for/​Mastodon/​|Contributors and Instance Owners of Mastodon]] on Liberapay.   * [[https://​liberapay.com/​for/​Mastodon/​|Contributors and Instance Owners of Mastodon]] on Liberapay.
   * [[https://​mastodon-tags-explorer.hcxp.co/​tags|Mastodon Tags Explorer]]   * [[https://​mastodon-tags-explorer.hcxp.co/​tags|Mastodon Tags Explorer]]
 +  * [[http://​www.unmung.com/​mastoview|Mastoview]] - view local, public timeline of any instance.
  
 {{tag>​social-media federation fediverse admin colours}} {{tag>​social-media federation fediverse admin colours}}
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