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!iSurf Support

I've gone to settings, additional features, general, allow calendar export. What I can't find is what to tell others on how to export my calendar. Can anyone help?

Let me quote the help on this:

Calendar Export

If you want to export your public events to ical or csv, you can activate an additional feature in your user settings (Additional features -> General Features -> Export Public Calendar). Afterwards a link will be shown in the events page of your profile to access the calendar.

If I go to your profile and the Events tab/page, there's export options that show up in the left sidebar menu.

I tried using another account to look for that but was not able to do so. My guess is browser cache issue so I will look at another user account and see if I can see what the help is telling above so I can make a screenshot.

Hey Shelenn,

It probably would have been helpful for me to do a screenshot so you can see what I've seen when looking at your profile's events page:

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Some profile fields set to 'e' and not editable?


!iSurf Support I notice that my profile has some information I did not enter myself, and can't edit:
- on the left box, relationship status shows as 'e'
- on the basic tab it shows as 'e never'
- on the advanced tab, sexual preference shows as 'e'

If I edit my profile, these fields do not show up, even after toggling "show more profile fields". In fact I don't think any extra field actually shows up?

Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year!
#! @iSurf Support profile

I've dropped you from the contact list on Progressive Refuge community forum @Tara
So you can try again to see how long it takes.

Thank you Shelenn! It worked perfectly! I was able to connect again, AND I am now showing up on the contacts on the Progressive Refuge profile, as well as on my own profile! Thank you!



 

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've just updated the site's code to the latest release candidate. Please let me know if this affects this at all for you.

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

Hi there, @Michel Alexandre Salim

Yes, we're running the latest stable code, not the RC at this time. I'll be waiting for the stable to be released as I haven't had the time to babysit a buggy system this month.

I've been watching for the release announcement, so it won't take long once it's released.

And we're updated, see if this works for you now!



 

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)

I'm not sure how a Friendica node should know how to federate with something that it doesn't federate with.... Pixelfed may federate with Mastodon but that doesn't mean we can reach pixelfed users directly.

I think it's he same issue with my other question - Pixelfed only speaks ActivityPub, and Friendica doesn't until the 2018.12 release. Sorry for the noise!

Could be, we'll see what things look like after the stable update!



 

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.

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.

Hmm, well, friendica does do caching and proxy caching, but I think it has some limitations as to what it can cache or it can recognize as cacheable... and I forget whether that is based on the type of embedding or if I'm just mis-remembering.

That said, perhaps I could see a reference to a post that has something from a slow-loading server, and I can check in to whether or not friendica is making a local copy, and if so, when. (ie, would be nice to determine if friendica is doing the appropriate thing with helping speed things up, which it sounds like it may not be)



 
!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?

That's one I hadn't seen before, but there is a setting for that. Under your settings -> display, you'll see "Suppress warning of insecure networks".

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.



 

New User Difficulties


!iSurf Support

I have been bringing some people over from G+ and Open Simulator. Almost all of them have the same difficulty getting on board. After a lot of discussion, we've determined why so I want to provide this feedback in the hope it helps:

The confusion begins at the social.isurf.ca page because the login and signup is a combined tool. New users generally think when they enter an email address and a password then click signup they are registered with that username and password. They don't realize the password they used is ignored and that they need to get a temporary one from a link in an email from social.isurf.ca.

This is a common usability design error. The preferred method is to have a registration or sign up button (with a text link underneath it that says something like already a member? Login) where clicking on the registration button opens a registration form or clicking the already a member link opens the login form.

An alternative method... show more

Cool, glad to hear!

There actually are but a bit confusing. We need a more usability focused registration. That is something suggested overall to developers but something that can be handled per admin. :) This is why I provided detailed signup instructions on G+ but with the nature of G+ often things are not seen or found in search after a few hours.
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Community Guidlines


!iSurf Support Is there a page of rules and community guidelines for this server for reference?

Filtered word: nsfw

Filtered word: nsfw

Mostly just having proper netiquette. Good to hear. Thanks for sharing that. Just out of curiosity too, if users wanted to help with funding and paying for the server space is there a way to do that, like a patreon? Found one instance that did that and thought it was nice idea letting it's users help out that way.

Hey, no problem - it's something I should get on soon, and glad you asked!

I have only put cursory thought in to fundraising as well (it's almost like there's a pattern here...), and I think it may well be a good idea to do to keep the doors open for new people (I can turn off new registrations at any time if I needed to due to user load, but I would only want to do so temporarily if/when it comes to that). There isn't currently a place to do so for this node, but if I decide to get one going, I will be looking to do so in a way that is as non-obtrusive as possible.



 

right_aside element and mobile view


!iSurf Support Is there a reason why the "right aside" element isn't shown in the mobile view of the page? At least having the "Find people" section ("peoplefind-sidebar") accessible without having to go through the Contacts page (where it's still hidden behind the collapsed left-side menu) would be helpful. Thanks!

I didn't know if that was something pod specific. Thanks!



 

G+ Mirror


!iSurf Support

I love that this works! It is going to provide users with a nice way to transition from G+. One thing I noticed is the timing. Sometimes it takes a long time to see the post on Friendica. What controls this?

The function for pulling the feeds from G+ has a built-in 30 minute timeout on it, so it may appear to take some time if you post something and there's another 28 minutes to go before the node polls for it.

Having a look at the Google+ API quotas it looks like it can handle a lot more - I've just changed it down to 10 minutes, so things should likely appear more quickly more often now. We'll see how long it takes for the new setting to take hold. I'll check on this in a bit.

Looks like the delay is still about 30 minutes. But at least I've confirmed that (a) it's working, and (b) posts made to public Collections also come through.

Ok so I should expect to see mirrors in 10 minutes after a G+ post. Thanks!



 

Server moved!


!iSurf Support

It worked? It worked!

Well, time will tell, but things seem to be fine so far. Bigger, better server, plus a geography change to Toronto, which now puts this node in to a bit better jurisdiction for privacy concerns.

Please let me know if you see any issues!

Yep it worked! 🙂

Your directory is still in California or now in Toronto too?



 

Moving this node to Toronto soon


!iSurf Support

Hi all,

After much thought about growing this node, I've decided to move VPS providers and move the node from California to Toronto (then it truly will be a .ca, heh).

I'll make a quick post when I'm about to start the move, but I wanted to give advance notice that sometime in the next several days this will occur, and it will likely mean a bit of extended maintenance time. I will be doing some test runs and I expect to keep the move to about 15 minutes, but as there is a DNS change involved, you may continue connecting to the old location for an extended period of time, which would continue to show you the site as being in maintenance mode.

More to come soon!