Woat apparently the @QOTO group had a nice little boost of membership last night. Something like 25 new users joined the group.
Awesome to see the groups taking off, welcome!
If you moderate one of the groups at groups.qoto.org here is one useful tip.
You can add posts to the group by manually boosting them. Similarly posts made directly from the group account wont show in the group, if you wish for it to show in the group you must immediately boost your own post.
Just a heads up, the QOTO group server has been up and running without any problems for about a day and a half now. Looks like it is turning out to be pretty stable.
If you haven't already registered and reserved your group name feel free to do so here: https://groups.qoto.org
If you want some information on how it works and the rules, which you should do before signing up, see here: https://groups.qoto.org/about/more
Who to Thank for the Group Server
We released a lot of new features recently, most notably the managed groups server, groups directory, and markdown formatting in posts (see https://groups.qoto.org ).
A lot of people have asked if I coded it myself and I just wanted to take a minute to say while I did do the final leg of work ultimately needed to make these features possible, this is open-source, and therefore 99% of the work done was done by others, I am simply standing on their shoulders. Aside from a few days of work on my part try to remember people like @Gargron and @noellabo and the other mastodon contributors (sorry I don’t really know who all the main contributors are) are the ones who spent many months of their lives doing all the work that made what I did possible.
So while I appreciate the thanks for my part in this, if you really appreciate all the new features please don’t forget to thank the mastodon devs either, if it weren’t for them this wouldn’t be possible.
Welcome everyone to the QOTO group. If you have any questions about the moderation of this group please speak with @freemo
The fediverse’s first public Managed Group Server is live!
Sign up while all the good names are available *
Anyway, as far as I know this is the first time the fediverse has had an open, managed group server.
QOTO also has the group directory. Attached is what the group directory, and a group timeline looks like on QOTO, but we did some streamlining, your client may render groups differently and most wont have the directory, which is a federated list of active groups.
Anyway, anyone who wants a group, go sign up for one! Its open now!
Managed Groups Feature
YAY! I finally got the email confirmations working on the group server. that is the last of the bugs/features, it is now ready for opening to the public. Later today anyone interested in registering for a managed group can do so.
Only thing i have to do now is fill in the policies and about page, fix the headers on the load balancer to pass in the ip address and it will go live.
Stay tuned the server should be open for registration in about an hour. Hello managed groups fediverse!
> Thing is if i cant replicate the issue its really hard to investigate. If i were on Rob's computer id pull up the inspection tool and look to see if the HTML has the right tags and what css it is seeing and rendering, but I cant do that from my end if the issue doesnt get replicated here
I copied and pasted the post html for that -- see if it helps. Sorry as it is messy,
A group for people to discuss general QOTO issues including discussing this group server.
The fediverse's first open managed group server.
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