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Dog Day Saturday!

Apparently enough of a walk tires the dog out! Happy Saturday!


#dog #bordercollie #saturday
Oh my 😍😍 Beautiful border, I love how he is almost all black 😍 #dogsofthefederation


DB growth?

@Steffen K9 🐰 @Friendica Support

Hi all,

Was wondering how everyone is managing DB growth on their Friendica nodes? My still quite new node has >750MB of DB so far, and I could imagine that with continued new users posting photos and whatnot, the DB growth could become the largest part of hosting the node.

I'm aware of the user settings to remove aged posts and the admin settings to do the same, but I'm curious to know what the DB growth is like on systems that have been around for a couple of years, and how admins are managing them.

Thanks all, hope everyone's having a fun weekend!

@Steffen K9 🐰

I think the federation should live from much small pods and not several big ones...thats can FB handle better ;)

I calculated that it will take 14 more days to cleanup the DB, after that I will have look into the next steps.


Revising Pravik Singh's #newhere message for Friendica

I like the work that @Pravik Singh has done with a good #newhere response for people. I'd like to see how we can encourage people to post a similar 'hello' message here on Friendica, and if we can do so, this welcome message back seems pretty good.

Here's the code that can be cut & paste and adapted as you please (with the formatted version below):

Insert your personal message here, eg: Hello @user, I like #solarpanels too!
[h2]Welcome to the Federation![/h2]
This is a brief introduction to our system. [url=]The Federation[/url] (not to be confused with the [url=]Fediverse[/url]) is a combination of 5 different social networks:
[*] [b][url=]Friendica[/url][/b] - Conventional/Familiar social network ([url=]FAQ[/url]) ([url=]Support[/url])
[*] [b][url=]Diaspora[/url][/b] -
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A quick post so I have at least a status!

Hi there. I'm a crazy Canuck who's been doing internet service engineering, support, management, consulting and whatnot for about 25 years. Linux system administration and networking have been a huge part of this adventure.

I'd been reading about these federated social network platforms for quite some time, but as I've never been much of a 'social network' type of person - at least not in the way that it's been used popularly, such as ogling over a celebrity, spreading false information faster than the old e-mail chains, or posting pictures of meals, I'd never found much motivation to tinker with these platforms. I decided recently to kind of 'check up' on what the state of these platforms were in, and wound up digging in. It's been a bit of an adventure, and I'm keen on the idea that we can all help make them better.

So, here we are, we've got Friendica going, and I'm hoping we have a long, fun and fruitful relationship!