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Do I know them?


!iSurf Support
Being new here, I sent out some requests to Connect with like-minded people. In each case, the form asked "Do you know them?" And in every case, the reply 'Yes' was pre-selected and I couldn't change it. Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

No, the button is still showing 'Yes' and won't change.

Part of the problem is that, with 4 different browsers on each of two different machines (PC and Android tablet) and with several themes which might be responsible, it's taking time to go through checking everything. Time which I don't have much of these days. I might end up having to live with those things I can't change (as the saying goes).

Fyi, I just verified the above support tag valid on Android browser. Many tags tested before today result in page not found....



!iSurf Support

Hey folks! I am not sure why the community forum account type is not showing in global search after a !

What I did was create a new account with a different email address and set the account type to community. When I bring it up it shows to be a forum but users find it using @ instead of !

How do I change it so it can be found either way?

progressiverefuge@social.isurf.ca (which is registered by me via another email account then changed it to a community forum advanced account type).

I will check it later tonight thanks!



Can't federate with Osada?


!iSurf Support - Libranet can federate with Osada but we can't it seems? Trying to connect with Mike results in 'can't detect protocol'

see https://libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-415c-0dfc-9033-d9d077537777 for a reshare from Osada on Libranet

Osada 2.0 released

Merry Xmas from Zotlabs.

Osada is an easy to use social network server of the blogging or "conversational" persuasion running over the ActivityPub protocol. There's a great deal of mature and proven functionality available as the underlying codebase has been developed since 2001 and part of the fediverse since 2010.

Events
Groups/Forums
Privacy groups
File management
Photo Albums
WebDAV access
and more...

There are several plugins/addons providing LDAP authentication, personal wikis, content filtering, "friend/acquaintance zoom control", Twitter/StatusNet API and much more.

https://zotlabs.com/osada

I guess we'll need to wait until the instance is upgraded to 2018.12 when it comes out? ActivityPub got added in November



Federating with Pixelfed?


!iSurf Support - I can federate with Mastodon and Diaspora just fine from iSurf Social, but somehow I can't follow anyone on Pixelfed (which gained federation support to Mastodon a couple of days ago)

see https://social.isurf.ca/display/68eba9f4a2c45a550b6f967424c17cd4eefe521b

tried following:

  • @earth@pixelfed.social
  • @michel-slm@pixelfed.social
federation (x) pixelfed (x)



Connections seem a lot slower the past day or so


!iSurf Support Is it just me, or is anyone else finding connections to isurf.ca slower than normal?

I know the nature of the internet is that so many things vary at times, but I'm suddenly seeing it a lot slower anytime I connect. I'm not experiencing the same kinds of slowdowns on other sites I frequent.

just encountered it again.

No real change in the mtr report, still very good ping times and no loss. I'm wondering if the server end (web server or authentication, just a guess though) is taking a longer time to respond when connecting. I'll have to setup wireshark and see if it shows any insight into what may be happening.

I don't know what you run for collecting real-time metrics on your end, but I highly recommend netdata. I proxy it behind nginx so I can password protect it and run TLS. It is surprisingly lightweight for the data it collects and gives a lot of useful information even with defaults. Fine tuning the configuration(s) is usually pretty straight forward as well, with lost of existing collectors available.

https://my-netdata.io/

I tend to configure netdata to collect and keep a running window of 25 hours. I figure that is a long enough window to be able to review to see what may have been happening. For that netdata uses approx 500MB of RAM. Pairing it with Graphana allows seeing metrics over a longer period of time too if you want.

Page load time 36.2 seconds this morning.

I'll start running some dev tools to see if I can monitor each and every item being loaded. I suspect a major contributor may be one or more external links that is taking a long time to respond and holding things up. If I see any pattern or anything that jumps out I'll let you know.



!iSurf Support

When scrolling my network feed sometimes I see popups in the upper right warning me there are 3 in this group (no idea what group it is referring to) that do not allow non-public messages and will not be included. Can someone explain please?

Agreed but I am waiting for the new release as soon as RC testing is done. Then I can put a team of users in place to use that fine tooth comb and develop a wish list and fixes list.