E.g. if you edit your post on Friendica it won't propagate to Diaspora.That strikes me more as a shortcoming on Diaspora's side than Friendica's. Or is it the case that d* would be able to accept those changes but Friendica isn't sending them? (The answer to which is almost certainly "I don't know," but hey, it's worth having the conversation!)
I apologize for my hasty message. You are right. I should have explained myself. It’s my pod and I chose to operat a diaspora* pod for the reasons I listed for why I like diaspora*. Also, I don’t care for php, which I think is what Friendica is built on. I could be wrong. I found the support community for podmins to be very helpful in the past, and that was another factor. I guess it boils down to familiarity. Although this pod is newer, I operate another pod that has been around for a while, which also runs diaspora*. I suppose it would be nice to run instances of the other platforms, I have not felt compelled to do so at this point.
- "I use diaspora* [...] because that's what my pod is running" is a tautology, not an explanation. If it's your pod, then why did you choose to install diaspora* and not one of the others? If it's not your pod, then why did you choose to sign up on that one?
Yeah, I guess tris is the main thing for me. Or one of the main things.
- "I don't have much need of bells or whistles or groups." OK, that I can appreciate; use the software that gives you the feature set you need.
Sorry I came across that way. I had a long day yesterday and should have waited to post my message until a time when I could have been more thoughtful. I know it’s kind of silly, but I find it easier to explain diaspora* to people because of the dandelion metaphor. I guess it applies to other platforms.
- "diaspora* means something." Please explain. I mean, I know what the word "disapora" means, but that's obviously not what you meant. (And please, if you could, try to be a little less haughty and patronizing when you do; kthxbai.)
I think it all boils down to personal needs and preferences, so @Αντισθένης took our arguments for Friendica or Hubzilla as a personal attack.Sorry for coming across the way I did. I was tired and should have been more thoughtful.
Does that mean Diaspora users, or basically anyone not on Hubzilla, will not be able to see any images on non-public Hubzilla posts?Correct. Hubzilla does provide the ability to generate access tokens to pass out to non-Hubzilla friends. But this is, of course, hardly automated and so is therefore inconvenient.
why does it matter that your acquaintances joined Diaspora versus somewhere elseWell, it doesn't, as ridiculous that may sound now. Or does it actually? Maybe it depends on the pod/instance we're on, or whether one uses the network on desktop or a mobile device...
maybe it's just because I'm using the default mobile version which seems to be quite simplified?@Olaf Wendt, you got that right. Mobile view of Diaspora doesn't support mentions.
for a halfway decent legibility on a smartphone display in "desktop" mode, I'd need to crank up font size for the whole browser to about 400%@Olaf Wendt I think you are doing it wrong :)
if i post in place - a dozen other places should see it WITHOUT FURTHER ADO OR HASSLE. fucking simple. what is so difficult?Yea, that is simple. To do so you need to make at least 12 contacts on different compatible pods. Or you use a pod sending your posts to a relay-server (and use hashtags which are popular enough). Or if I got it right you use mastodon (cause that is independent from having contacts as far as I know).