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Sorry Doug it took me some time (just needed focus on work deliverables and events).

Yes, as benefits for the writer I can think at least 2:

  • UI appropriate labels and translations where there is text (nothing terribly valuable, really, but smoothing),
  • spell checking (although not so easy since today is common to have mixed languages in a toot, but anyway...). Eventually this could create a shared list of words in the instance or a group so as to make a better spellchecking for everyone.


As benefits for everyone, as you said, there is filtering and also translations. If we know each person preferred language/s, we can offer translated versions by default for certain languages.

This could be part of each User preferences. That is, each account can specify what language/s:

  • the UI is preferred.
  • the posts are filtered/allowed
  • the posts are translated or not by default.

WDYT? :)

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Authenticating Bonfire users from other sources


If it's not the time to ask this I'm sorry and please simply dismiss this post.


Imagine that you already have a community working on a CMS or LMS (like Moodle, Wordpress, Discourse, Drupal, etc.) with a bunch of users and a way to manage them (create, give roles/permissions, delete, etc.).


Is it, now or planned in a near future, a way to somehow connect that with a Bonfire instance so we don't need to have double users, one in each platform? Or -in the other way- can Bonfire provide this authentication? One platform to rule them all, one platform to find them, one platform to bring them all and in the Fediverse light bask them? 🤣


In brief: can Bonfire accept/provide identification by/to other sources?


Thanks a lot, and I hope this discussion opens some possibilities. :)

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@af @bonfire yeah sorry I wasn't really clear... imo curating threads is a key topic in bonfire (and in social network in general I guess). Curate means a lot, and I guess the concept spans from adding specific features to improve the thread experience (like the possibility to add a title to the whole thread - so that is easier to understand a post scope when navigating the timeline, to sort the replies by most liked / recent / replied comments, to give the possibility to close a thread or vote the best answer (in that specific case when it is a meaningful action to do), to add backlinks to create a tree of relevant threads, etc).

But what if we include the possibility to add roles to users for threads? Eg. the thread moderator, the thread merger (which is responsible of cleaning the thread tree by merging together similar answers together), thread taxonomer (who is responsible of putting threads in their relevant topics), and so on

I guess somehow is about exploring the interconnections between social gardening , social networks and forums :)

uhm I feel i was more confused than before, let see if some more coffee helps 😅 😅 😅

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@bonfire @ivan Because for various reasons – because we aren't in a downwards spiral where attention is scarce so/because we would fear reaching out for each other – this does feel as microblog, a comfortable spot between sharing cognitive resources – as a blogger – and looking up for your followers, like we do with our loved ones and this is even what Facebook was meant for, at first. Facebook and Twitter aren't social, as a sociology student I promise you that capitalism is an anthropological aberration, pioneers in my discipline have made the demonstration trivial, but in a social setting we share cognitive resources because we care for each other and Bonfire is the only online place where I can do this, where I can bond with my readers. (I'm glad my former blog had 200 readers, but I didn't know who they were.)