players are our citizens. It's more fun if more people are playing, there are two challenges here - get more people to play, and enable more people to play.
how would I start playing (assuming I was into that kind of thing)?
ansuz@box:~$ host h.ipfs.io h.ipfs.io has IPv6 address fc8f:dcbf:74b9:b3b9:5305:7816:89ac:53f3 h.ipfs.io has IPv6 address fc15:e5a1:3c3:4262:d27a:9435:10ff:2e7a
The fence makes it a little safer to observe the game without getting hit by a ball.
It can still take a high arc and land on your head, but that's less probable than a fast ball on a low angle.
I'm still in France. I'll definitely make some noise if I'm planning to swing through the valley. It seems like there would be no shortage of people to hang out with.
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and apparently I still have no idea how to properly thread comments
You can always say "LOL fuck off" for a slightly different effect.
You're perceived as slightly less serious, while still setting a boundary.
Are there any guidelines for acceptable behaviour regarding post sizes?
As with most things in the scuttleverse, it's subjective. I believe there's an opinion baked into the software about maximum blob size. I think it was 5MB, but I could be totally wrong.
it doesn't display inline here anyway
I believe the decision about how to display the blob is up to the client. So if some people feel a major need for this, there might be reason to make a client that focuses more on rich media.
as a non-programmer all the crypto stuff goes over my head/is not very interesting for me
as a programmer who works with crypto every day, it usually isn't very interesting for me either.
I like reading people's recipes, learning about their hobbies, and seeing photos and descriptions of people's lives and surroundings.
When I was on facebook, it seemed like everyone was exaggerating to show off how awesome their life was.
Things here seem more honest, though I don't think that necessarily has anything to do with the platform.
Regarding support for images, I'm pretty conservative about the size of the files I post, because I know a lot of people on here get by on minimal network connections. I used to dump massive photo albums to facebook just because they were a corporation that would host any junk I sent them.
To me it feels like this leads to a better signal/noise ratio, but again, that depends highly on the network's culture at the moment. Contrarily, how I felt about facebook at the time was certainly shaped by the behaviours of the people that populated my feed. I do like that there are no ads, though.
ssb works really well on top of cjdns. The hard part is finding local people who are interested in tinkering.
Do you have a particular need you're trying to address?