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"Searching toots by their content is not enabled on this Mastodon server."


  • App Dev

    @rmdes - i tried to set up a relay, but it looks like it's opt in on the other side as well. is that accurate? ie, I tried to 'relay' mastodon.social (for giggles) and it says 'awaiting authorization/approval' or something similar.


  • Staff

    @doodlemania2 said in "Searching toots by their content is not enabled on this Mastodon server.":

    but it looks like it's opt in on the other side as well. is that accurate?

    Could this be related to https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/12794 ?


  • App Dev

    @scooke You need to use a relay to really get a fat list of other users if you don't know anyone else using an instance: Examples: https://github.com/naiba-archive/mastodon-relays



  • Sorry everyone for coming across negatively, but this is really bugging me! I've googled "mastodon relay", "join (m) relay", etc, and all i find are posts, tons of posts, that read basically, "I've set up a relay, subscribe here!".... but no where is there an explanation about how to subscribe! I see nothing in my mastodon instance to do so, nothing in the settings, nothing in the conf from the Cloudron Filemanager panel, nothing. Nothing. No wonder people stick with twitter and facebook!

    Could someone direct me to an actual site with explanations on how to join a relay, or whatever the syntax is, please?


  • App Dev

    @scooke Relay config is in Mastodon Admin panel.

    Relay URL to put into that is usually displayed on the relay's web page.

    For example, to join the https://relay.mastodon.host/ relay, you use the URL https://relay.mastodon.host/inbox in the Mastodon relay admin page on your instance.



  • @murgero Thanks for the reply. I don't have an Admin panel. Just a preferences panel. When I tried appending /admin to my instance I received an error notice about not having permission to access the page, and when I clicked "Abut this server" I saw on the right side this!:

    ADMINISTERED BY:
    
    Not set
    N/A
    

    But can I find (easily) anything about how to set this up?? No. Just pages about how to use; nothing about how to set it up, or why in a single user instance it isn't automatically set up, nothing. It's unbelievable.

    Even within Cloudron, on the app dashboard page, in the dropdown menu, I can see there are three choices, the third one being Admin Page, but this is greyed out. I can't access it. What happened??

    OK, I've finally found this: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/setup/#admin Looks promising.

    Welp, I'm running various commands from the Terminal window in the app dasshboard, and nothing seems to be happening.

    RAILS_ENV=production bin/tootctl accounts modify alice --role admin
    

    produces nothing

    bin/tootctl accounts modify alice --role admin
    

    produces nothing.

    I'm not surprised this hasn't caught on.


  • Staff

    Yes admin status has to be specifically granted through the cli, also see https://cloudron.io/documentation/apps/mastodon/#admin
    This has worked for me, but I am not sure if I had to relogin with that account to reflect the role change


  • App Dev

    @scooke as @nebulon *** said, you need to give your account admin rights via CLI (See link in his response) then once that is done sign out of Mastodon, then sign back in - go to your profile settings, and at the bottom you will see Admin related items for you to configure.

    Good luck!



  • @murgero OK, I ran the CLI tool from the Terminal in the app dashboard, and though there was no indication anything was happening, it seemed to have worked. It helped that I just walked away from my laptop for a few hours, rather than "watching the kettle". So now I do have the Admin panel. BUT, unless signing out and in is part of the CLI process, I didn't do that, it was just there when I reloaded the page. Anyway, thanks again for your help and input. Rather than continue complaining I'm going to try to reread everything that I found not helpful the first time and see if it makes more sense now, and then try to rewrite the directions and post it somewhere. I'm sure I'm not the only user who will boot up a Mastodon instance expecting to have my own personal twitter that is automatically connected by federation!



  • I have also signed up with a free trial with an ElasticSearch provider (bonsai.io), just to see how to connect my instance to it in order to see what else is out there in the fediverse from within my own instance, I'm sure I'm going to just love trying to hook it all up!



  • @murgero said in "Searching toots by their content is not enabled on this Mastodon server.":

    https://relay.mastodon.host/inbox

    I've entered the url and was almost immediately listed in the "List of 286 registered and active instances:" Thank you!



  • Looks like some gems of info in this ^ to add to the docs.

    Only just joining the Fediverse myself after all these years, the future looks cool AF!

    Especially when you hear about take-down troll-gangs swarming profiles with "Report this..." clicks to get accounts banned for disagreeing with their ideologies or whatever.

    Shall we have a post for "Follow on the Fediverse" for people to post links?

    (assuming anyone wants to follow or be followed)

    Looks like I found a new distraction anyway. Now - what to post on these things? 😂


  • App Dev

    Filtering out all the Anime pr*n is somewhat annoying, but I've managed to get a decent stream of good fed people going!


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