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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Mastodon for native-language projects



Le 19-04-03 à 10 h 35, Mike Saunders a écrit :
> Hello,
>
> Maybe this is something for the localisation list, but let's try
> discussing it here first :-) As some of you may have seen, we've set up
> a Mastodon account on the Fosstodon server for LibreOffice:
>
> https://fosstodon.org/@libreoffice

Hello Mike,

This is very good news, I also noticed it's linked among the other
social media on the main website at https://www.libreoffice.org.

> We could do the same for other languages, like we have the LibreOfficeFR
> and LibreOfficeDE Twitter accounts for instance. However! Fosstodon only
> allows accounts and messages ("toots") in English.

I wasn't aware of the language restriction :(

Mastodon works a bit differently and the expectation is not to have role
accounts but rather individuals, and organizations self-hosting their
instance. The web interface also allows to filter content by language,
see: https://nextcloud.documentfoundation.org/s/wFTikYtDXCJWLsH

@libreoffice@fosstodon.org may be the exception for the main
organization for
now.https://nextcloud.documentfoundation.org/s/wFTikYtDXCJWLsH

I think encouraging current TDF members, LO members and
developers/contributors having their own accounts and posting to them
under #libreoffice would be the best approach.

As an end-user I don't want to follow a single language-specific
resource risking to miss other posts.

> If anyone is interested in setting up an account for another language,
> let's discuss options here -- there are lots of Mastodon "instances"
> (servers) out there, although I haven't looked at many of them yet! As
> an example, this instance seems to be popular for many languages,
> including German:
>
> https://social.tchncs.de/about

Is it feasible for TDF to host their own and provide accounts for
contributors on their own name and encourage its marketing/social media
contributors to post from there? Similar to how the Ubuntu project
provides @ubuntu.com email to contributors. Perhaps a commercial
provider like masto.host <https://masto.host/> could help in the short term.

F.

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Fabián Rodríguez
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[libreoffice-marketing] Mastodon for native-language projectsMike Saunders <mike.saunders@documentfoundation.org>
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