Hmm, I can't seem to add my URL. I get an error about an invalid url and a whitelisting issue. I guess toot.cafe needs to get whitelisted?
My URL is toot.cafe/@nickytonline
It's a legit Mastodon instance created by Nolan Lawson
I'm happy to throw up a PR of need be.
Your post also reminded me that Mastodon still exists ;)
I have the whitelisted error too for my own instance. :(
There's a lot of Mastodon instances, doing a whitelist is a terrible idea. Especially since the goal of Mastodon is to not put everyone in the same silo.
My original implementation didn't have a whitelisting mechanism, but others disagreed. See the PR for the discussion.
Cool, will do.
Toot Cafe is on the way, github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/...
Are you missing the http:// bit?
No, it was a fully qualified url.
But I get the message Mastodon url is not a whitelisted Mastodon instance for ruhr.social/@tim
Will it maybe better to accept the normal Mastodon notation (@firstname.lastname@example.org)?
It's a URL, did you include the protocol part? This uses the exact same validation as the website URL.
Yes. Here the URL I added:
The only message which I get is:
Mastodon url is not a whitelisted Mastodon instance
You can make a PR and it to the following whitelist:
You can make a PR and add the instance to the whitelist:
But I also think that whitelisting is not a good idea. There are existing many instances with only one account. E.g. mastodon.ar.al/about
We can consider other longterm solutions separate from whitelisting.
In the meantime, it might make sense to include a "more info" link in the error message about how to make a PR to whitelist an instance.
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