Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
TFW...

"Oh hey, another person on Hubzilla rather than Diaspora. Cool!"
(a few seconds go by)
"Oh! They're on my Huzilla instance! COOL!"

I need to do a better job of welcoming new users. >.>

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
That feel when you're on Hubzilla reading all these posts from G+ refugees on Diaspora* talking about how Diaspora* doesn't have this or that feature, and you're like "uh, but Hubzilla does..."

Bonus points: Favorite a Diaspora* post about how Diaspora* doesn't support favorites.

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
Does anyone know why there are more post/comment controls in the first screenshot than in the second one?

Figure 1: what I see
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Figure 2: what @Harena Atria sees
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Note that this is the same for both comments and top-level posts (not shown).

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
One thing I'm noticing about Hubzilla is that my notifications are kind of out of control. I'll come back after a couple of days and there are thousands of notifs in my "grid". What does this mean? Is this equivalent to the federated timeline on Mastodon, and I shouldn't expect to be able to make sense of it?

If it's basically a federated timeline, is there some way to turn off the counter? ...because I know there's no way I can possibly keep up with them, but having that number sitting up there makes it look like there's something I need to look at. (...and it doesn't seem to account for the ones that I have actually looked at, either. Maybe if I open them up individually from the drop-down it would. Usually I just "mark all grid notifications seen", though, because there are just too many.)

I probably should upgrade before making comments on the UX, but I'm still leery of the upgrade process. It went okay once, I think... but I've been burned before by Friendica (and Redmine, but that's Rails).

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
Ok, looks like it works the same as G+. My comments on Layer 3 are not showing up.

Too bad that couldn't at least be an option.

Becka SuttonBecka Sutton wrote the following post Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:28:38 -0500
So introductions I guess
Hello Everybody :-D

I'm Becka and I'm a middle-aged British fantasy writer and wannabee artist. I also conlang and make maps in Campaign Cartographer. Recently I've been messing around with Blender and Audacity (not at the same time)

Feel free to follow me. I love making new friends.

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
I wanted to check the behavior of resharing a reshared post. On Google+, you only get the contents of the original post (unlike Tumblr, where you get all the reshare comments as well, leading to posts that are a long chain of reshares with many of them having their own comments added).

This (layer 3) is a reshare of my reshare (layer 2) of Becka's post (layer 1), but I didn't add anything when I originally reshared... so I'll post this and then try to reshare it (layer 4).

Becka SuttonBecka Sutton wrote the following post Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:28:38 -0500
So introductions I guess
Hello Everybody :-D

I'm Becka and I'm a middle-aged British fantasy writer and wannabee artist. I also conlang and make maps in Campaign Cartographer. Recently I've been messing around with Blender and Audacity (not at the same time)

Feel free to follow me. I love making new friends.

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
I just went digging through the database of my old Friendica site (which I never could get working again after a migrate-and-upgrade earlier this year) looking for contacts to re-federate with.

Most of them were Diaspora, and with few or no exceptions the last activity on their profiles (where still available) was 3 years ago. I added connections to a few of them anyway.

Friendica was much rarer.

Then I went hopping through the local Hubzilla directory, and added a few more people.

Nothing new showing up in my "activity", but maybe they have to confirm or something... or maybe there hasn't been time for HZ to fetch the posts...

There were also a dozen or two real people accounts on my node (and hundreds of bots); I wish there was some way to export their accounts and re-establish them here.

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
So, after you've posted a post, how do you tell what the permissions were set to?
I thought I had set a post so a particular person could see it, but they can't, and I don't know why.

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
  • The "web pages" module lets you restrict access, on a page-by-page basis, to whichever group or individuals you prefer. This is something I have been seeking for many years now. (Also, unlike posts, you can change the access after posting.)
  • It also supports multiple markup formats, including BBCode (same as posting), raw HTML, and something called PDL. I have no idea how to do PDL markup; as near as I can tell, it's this, which looks like it could be any number of formats. Which one is Hubzilla referring to? Is there some kind of <!DOCTYPE>-like markup to let you choose?
  • The "wiki pages" module isn't really a full-featured wiki (not that I expected it would be); you have to manually create the pages you link to, rather than links to nonexisting pages allowing you to create them automatically. It does, however, support font sizes, and keeps an edit history. (I don't know if there's a syntax guide anywhere, or if the syntax goes beyond header-size and [[links]].)
  • Hubzilla's BBCode supports bulleted lists and tables but not (as far as I can tell) font size, font color, or numbered lists. (I'm not sure there's a syntax guide for the BBCode either, but at least buttons and pop-up hints are provided for that.)
  • In BBCode content, when you insert a link using the button, a preview is generated -- and you can edit the preview (this is good).

Page description language - Wikipedia
In digital printing a page description language (PDL) is a computer language that describes the appearance of a printed page in a higher level than an actual output bitmap. An overlapping term is printer control language, which includes Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language (PCL). PostScript is one of the most noted page description languages....

Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  
Hubzilla questions currently remaining:
* Can other users see my folders? How about if I give them a link? (Can anyone access this: https://hub.iseeamess.com/network?f=&file=politics)
* How do I access my tags? I know how to add them, and I can see tags on a post, but how do I find posts for a given tag?
* ...and then there's this "categories" thing. Is that an alias for tags? We'll see after I post this, but tentatively it looks like yet a third way of grouping posts.

From the other end: I want to group a bunch of posts together and provide a link to the group. Is there a way to do that? Is there a way to do that for public posts that will work for anonymous (not-logged-in) users?