@tempus_fuckit I think it's more that we don't have search enabled at all -- it requires installing some stuff.

I've had other requests for it, so I do plan to enable it sometime soon. I just need to be not focusing on six things at once ;-)

money (-) help needed 

Most of the money of my partner's new job has been going to paying late bills and council tax and stuff so we've been incredibly strained the past few months, it should hopefully level out somewhat finally next month as we no longer have outstanding things to pay.

I've been working as much as my mh lets me, which unfortunately isn't enough. Right now my bank account is nearing zero again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


re: trans feelings, hindsight, 3/n, sweary 

@ghost_bird @porsupah

I’d like to read what you’ve written

Somehow this slipped through the cracks until I was reminded of it just now by someone favoriting my response -- the writing is here: woozalia.com/mw/Me/gender_hist

@dredmorbius I feel like there's a way to generalize those labels in terms of how people model reality:
"smart": detailed
"dumb": simple
'crazy": inaccurate

If your model of reality is simple, then someone who models it in more detail will seem to be inaccurate.

If your model of reality is inaccurate, then someone who models it oversimplistically but otherwise accurately might seem to have stumbled upon profound wisdom.

...and so on.

@FiXato @dredmorbius I also got quite a bit of help from Claire (who apparently wrote the db repair script) in the GlitchSoc Discord.

@FiXato @dredmorbius @admin

There was some kind of index corruption which... (guessing a little) gave inconsistent results when trying to update the records for those two accounts. It's as if the following dialogue occurred whenever trying to mention either one:

code: Does this account exist?"
DB: Nope! Never heard of it.
code: Ok, plz create a record for it then
DB: sorry, can't -- already exists. [hands you a cactus]

@FiXato @dredmorbius @admin

It seems fixed from here ^.^. Feel free to conduct your own tests...

...and having made that joke, I feel like we really ought to have an actual internet radio station...

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Taking offline for a database repair operation. Not sure how long this will take, but I'd guess on the order of 30-60 minutes.

Will post on MeW if there are any issues which prevent the site from operating after that.

We only have ten days before the power's cut off. Please consider boosting or donating on our GoFundMe if you can and wanna help disabled folks, we still need 486€ for it to be paid!

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Thanks for any help!

#mutualaid #transcrowdfund

I'll be taking down a bit later today for a db repair -- apparently it got corrupted somehow.

[blames the Supreme Court]

This has a good chance of resolving the "422" issues @dredmorbius and @FiXato have been having.

@FiXato @dredmorbius @admin

Aha, I can replicate the error now!

Our ghost admin is helping me with some diagnostic suggestions, so I'm investigating that now.


In addition to this, if I reply to a public post with multiple recipients that includes LJ's account, none of the accounts are marked as tagged accounts, i.e. their usernames are plain text and not clickable


@Mayana@dragonscave.space @ljwrites@rage.love

(the first 2 were selected from drop-down, the second 2 were just pasted from here)

cc @dredmorbius

@FiXato @dredmorbius

I was able to DM @admin from my account just now, so that suggests it's something specific to certain accounts on TC and therefore also TC-specific.

As with the data-export issue, though, I've only the vaguest idea where to start diagnosing it. I have been able to find what appear to be corresponding entries in the nginx log, but that just kind of deepens the mystery.

I need to find documentation on specifically what nginx means when it generates a 422 error. Duplicate record -- are we talking database, or something else? Data where?

@keturn I assume you're specifically thinking of public Discord servers? My main experience with Discord has been as a private space; it's not really designed for public-facing content -- which, I suppose, is the core of the problem from your perspective.

I'm not even sure there is any Discord-equivalent which is public-facing. Forums are different in a number of ways, mainly in that they are asynchronous (you usually have to reload a page to see new content) and have a very different way of organizing content.

I'm kinda seeing this niche as a longtime unmet need, really -- but it's just part of the sparsely-populated space I'd generally label "open-source collaborative platforms".

(Possibly a quick way of filling the public-access-Discord niche would be to patch Revolt -- which is more or less open-source Discord -- to allow read-only public access via web and API, this making it accessible to search-engines and other tools.)

Hope this is useful and not just me babbling.

re: Twitter CrossPost 

@Coreyja I think possibly I need that. "Lack of examples" is probably my #1 complaint about manpages, possibly even about documentation in general.

I'll create a highly performant interface with Docker, see if I can transcode their DNS address...

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