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tool:software:mastodon [2018/09/19 07:08]
rjt [Tools] mastodon archive viewer
tool:software:mastodon [2019/05/25 05:45] (current)
rjt [RSS] updated bot setup on namecheap (badly written but)
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 ====== Mastodon ====== ====== Mastodon ======
-^ [[|]] | Main | +^ [[|]] | Main | 
-^ [[https://​​@ryliejamesthomas|]] | Game making | +^ [[https://​​@blueberrysoft|]] | Game making | 
-[[https://​​@gamemakingtools|]]\\ ​[[https://​​@gamemakingtools|]] ​ | [[form:www:​]] updates, etc. |+^ [[https://​​@gamemakingtools|]] ​ | [[organisation:​]] updates, etc. |
 ^ [[https://​​@rjt|]] | [[form:​www:​]] stuff | ^ [[https://​​@rjt|]] | [[form:​www:​]] stuff |
 +^ [[https://​​@rjt|]] | Music |
 ===== Instances ===== ===== Instances =====
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-===== Aplications ​=====+===== Applications ​=====
   * [[git>​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-Mastodon/​]]   * [[git>​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-Mastodon/​]]
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 ===== Admin ===== ===== Admin =====
 ==== Blocklists ==== ==== Blocklists ====
 +I don't actually use these, but they'​re a helpful resource none-the-less.
   * [[git>​tootcafe/​blocked-instances]]   * [[git>​tootcafe/​blocked-instances]]
   * [[http://​​Instances-to-silencesuspend-on-Mastodon-06-23|BLOCKchain Blocklist Advisory]]   * [[http://​​Instances-to-silencesuspend-on-Mastodon-06-23|BLOCKchain Blocklist Advisory]]
 +It's worth checking the #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://​​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://​​@classicsofgame
 +I used [[https://​​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://​​en/​latest/​
 +  * https://​​tootsuite/​documentation/​blob/​master/​Using-the-API/​​apps
 +  * https://​​support/​knowledgebase/​article.aspx/​9832/​29/​how-to-run-python-scripts-and-configure-virtual-environment
 ===== Trivia ===== ===== Trivia =====
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   * [[https://​​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://​​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://​​Mastodon-instances-and-the-ones-I-recommend-06-18|Mastodon instances, and the ones I recommend]]   * [[http://​​Mastodon-instances-and-the-ones-I-recommend-06-18|Mastodon instances, and the ones I recommend]]
-  * [[https://​​]] Stats on all nodes, instances, pods, w/e across the [[fediverse]].+  * [[https://​​|]] Stats on all nodes, instances, pods, w/e across the [[fediverse]].
   * [[https://​​for/​Mastodon/​|Contributors and Instance Owners of Mastodon]] on Liberapay.   * [[https://​​for/​Mastodon/​|Contributors and Instance Owners of Mastodon]] on Liberapay.
   * [[https://​​tags|Mastodon Tags Explorer]]   * [[https://​​tags|Mastodon Tags Explorer]]
 +  * [[http://​​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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