late night tea: it would be really cool if people would stop thinking they can get shit out of eugen by being an absolute, incredible asshole to him 24/7

like we'd probably have rich text right now if he didn't feel like doing the right thing in previous situations where people have acted like this has emboldened people to think that its acceptable to treat Eugen and Mastodon like they've been doing.

and like. i cant fucking blame him. as someone who REALLY wants rich text i absolutely see why he doesn't want to budge on this. #mastodev


@anna tbh it sure would be easy to fork mastodon, add rich text (its just a text parser ffs), and then publish the patches independently for anyone to apply to theirs... It would take about as much energy... as bitching about it

@alynna part of the reason this is so contentious i think is what is the point of rich text if a bunch of instances cant see it unless they do a specific thing

and yet like, thats also what im focusing on here? i applied thib's patch and when i stop being a depresso playing too much ffxiv i plan on adding poasting ability as well and seeing about providing instructions for others

@anna wait theres already a patch for rich text? Link?

@alynna its the one in that PR everyone is fighting over can just like, apply that branch to your own

@anna Hmm.
Since I am using glitchsoc, i may already have it, it seems. I wonder how to test it...
is this in bold?

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@alynna yup! and yeah glitchsoc added it a bit ago. i dont want to run glitchsoc so its been on my to do to figure out how to patch it in to Regular

@alynna @anna the non-mastodon fediverse uses richtext without incident though. gargron went out of his way to use a more restrictive profile.

@kaniini @alynna i mean theres also like a thousand masto host instances that can only run stock mastodon so any feature that makes things weird for people not able or willign to run non-stock mastodon is contentious, and why id really like to see him allow showing the rich text so we can all make our own decisions on whether or not to allow posting with it

@anna @kaniini It seems to me that, glitchsoc is very close to mastodon functionally and database-wise...

Except glitch does what Mastodon't.

So if too many features are restricted from being in Mastodon, glitchsoc seems like it would be a good drop-in replacement.

Though what I would rather see is a migration assistant to go from Mastodon to Pleroma, just to have that option. Though for the moment i'm satisfied with Glitch and given some of the stuff i've seen going down on the github there, makes me feel like I dodged a bullet by not going with stock Masto..

@anna @kaniini Additionally I just realised without a variable allowing me to change the max post size, the above toot wouldn't have been possible

@alynna @kaniini i mean my instance is changed to 666 too lol. it is kind of annoying eugen doesnt want to make character limit a capability API thing so apps can support it :angery:

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