@Friendica Support

I've just realised, that if I switch off the smileys, only my smileys are deactivated - or better said: only those in my postings, but in postings by others they're still there.

Is this the wished result ?
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OK I found it. @Michael Vogel It should respect it. Look at It should be the same like the original.
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In den Beiträgen die während der Nacht angekommen sind, sind wieder die nicht da sein sollten emojis drin (hatte gestern Abend emojione deaktiviert).
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Connection problems to Hubzilla

@Friendica Support I just stumbled upon a Hubzilla thread.

In this Mike said the following:

There is likely to be more instability with Diaspora going forward as I haven't seen any volunteers to upgrade the new protocol changes and they are getting closer by the day. I've done some background work so that it won't take a month to make these changes, but I don't have any easy way of testing my work. That's why we had the latest issues. Diaspora does not work with any of my sites - full stop. I never see any packets coming from Diaspora anymore. Not from my production site and not from my test site. Any work that I do is "blind" and I just have to make changes and pray. I also cannot ask questions on Diaspora about the protocol changes and why no packets are arriving at my sites because people there jump down my throat if I e
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What, you're going to give it back?

To hubzilla? Maybe not very much. Much of the things in frinendica are template and porting stuff and since git-marius is doing a great you job I'm not sure if hubzilla project would accept this. But anywhay this don't matter, because this view seems to me very limited. Giving back is in my opinion not a 1 : 1 situation. I'm active in many social (some are digital) spheres. It's all about giving and taking.
Lets give an example. This weekend we (my flatmates, the community around it and I) organizing a little free festival. We have the costs. Do they steal our money? I don't think so. Will they give something to us? Hard to say. But that's not questions. They could have a nice evening and could give the positive flow they will get to others. In this view they would give it back (but we won't be the receiver). That's how should world should work like (in my view). It's a big circle. Someone borrows (taking) something and you will get it back from someone other.

This has nothing to do with stealing.
And as y... show more
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I used a word to describe something which may not have been the best word to use. So did you. Let it go.
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Incorrect link in Connect page

When I look at my profile and press button "Connect", I can see a sentence with a link:
"If you are not yet a member of the free social web, follow this link to find a public Friendica site and join us today."
That link leads to and there is an almost empty page. Is it a configuration issue at Or is it a code issue? I assume it should be pointing to instead.
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We are having two public directories. The one at and the other at It is a configuration issue at that server that the list is empty - but is okay that the page directs to this server.
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Looks like CSS is missing

I am new to Friendica. I had difficulties setting up FB connector as so I thought I would install Friendica on my own webserver and experiment more this way. I had issues with the last step of installer, so I had to run database.sql manually. When I open the app, it looks like CSS is missing: Though I managed to register successfully - it just looks very plain and is difficult to navigate.

I am running on my Ubuntu 14.04 server 3 Docker containers - separate MySQL 5.7 database, Apache + PHP web server, and Nginx as a reverse caching proxy serving static content while passing PHP to Apache container. I don't see any relevant errors in either Nginx or Apache logs. When I look at page source I can actually open each CSS file, so they seem available. I also added directives into Apache config to disable Suhosin for this app.

Any help where else to look and what to try would be much appreciated.
Cheers, Tomas

P.S. I tried f... show more
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I had a short look. The path to the profile picture is

This gives a "not found" error. Maybe its some server configuration, since this path really should work.
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Not only jpg. You should exclude everything in the friendica path from proxying.
30.3% english, 17.7% dutch, 15.8% pidgin
Hello @Friendica Support
there's something wrong with the latest code from develop.


The search field doesn't look right. It wasn't there before on mobile devices. Would you make it go away again, please. :-)
Halle an der Saale 6.6% pidgin, 6.4% portuguese, 6% welsh
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Everything looks great again. Thank you! @Rabuzarus
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@Friendica Support
Is it possible to switch off that new feature, which shows up the preview of an emoji ?

I mean stuff like :coffe and so on
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I foud that is instant in /display/... page, but veryvery slow in /network

I'll try to to a screencap...
28.9% english, 19.4% pidgin, 16.3% tagalog
I just gave it a try with palemoon, but it's perhaps only a little bit faster - perhaps as slow as firefox.
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Dear @Friendica Support
I think is broken. And not in a good way. ;) Can someone please inform the admin? (I don't know who it is)Image/photo
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22.9% english, 19% pidgin, 18.3% icelandic
I've contacted the admin. Thanks for notifying!
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You are using Friendica with Twidere? You can help us with an open issue in the tracker:

osakaleland wrote:
When I added friendica to twidere (https://social.*****.com/api) it download all of my friendica posts ( including those aggragated by the twitter plugin) but would not download any new ones after that. I manually reloaded, reinstalled twidere, tried different versions of twidere - but no new posts from friendica are downloading.

It might be solved by now using current Twidere version, but we need verification for this.

Michael Vogel wrote:
I'm currently using and the timeline seems to load reliable. Old versions often had some hiccups where the loading stopped. This doesn't seem to occur anymore. I'm just waiting for some reports of other users before closing this issue.

So if you are using current Twidere versions with Friendica, could you check and drop a note of the current situation? Thanks! :-D

@Friendica Support
Berlin 34% english, 20% pidgin, 17.3% italian
After reading this, I opened Twidere on my phone, and this as well as the other "new" posts that show up on my network tab are shown on my Twidere. The red "new posts" counter also shows up over the home tab icon.

It seems to be functioning properly to me. :-D
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What to develop next?

@Friendica Support Hopefully now the work concerning the communication to Diaspora, GNU Social and with other Friendica servers is finished. All pull request are accepted and there doesn't seem to be huge problems.

So the question is: What to do next? I had a look at the open issues and I would like to concentrate on repairing and reworking instead of doing something new.

I could rewrite the whole mail part, or I could rework the whole part with the account removal of dead accounts, the auto deleting of old items, etc.

Or maybe I could focus on rewriting the database part. There is an unfinished pull request that I could take over.

I really would like to focus on backend stuff. I don't like frontend stuff and would like to let others do this.

What do you think? What should I do?
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IMHO: needs more encryption. Also could use a more robust messaging system.
More robust privacy settings (or maybe I just haven't figured out how to set them properly?)
29.2% english, 20.4% pidgin, 17.7% danish
What do you mean by "robust"? What do you mean by "more encryption"? Many of this, things will need to be well thought through.
Actually @Michael Vogel is doing a really great job at cleaning up the code base. This may have a good impact for 1.) some future features could be easier implemented 2.) others could understand the code better and it could be easier to them to contribute

according privacity settings: what are you missing? Friendica does have some of them (and many more other settings). What friendica miss is a good logical organization of all it's settings (and maybe description). But as in most open-source projects we need drafts which can be discussed and maybe implemented afterwards.

You are really welcome to join in ;-)
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Using Friendica's email connector

From the Github Wiki:
Friendica’s email connector is a very powerful, integrative feature. It allows to you add conventional email contacts to your social networking stream.

Hello @Friendica Support
is this still working with the current code? I can't find any possibility to configure an email connector. Also, I tried to add an email address as a contact but it failed (with or without mailto: prefix).
Halle an der Saale 27.2% english, 19.5% italian, 19% pidgin
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From mail.log:
Apr 3 16:15:35 localhost dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<alfred>, method=PLAIN, rip=::1, lip=::1, mpid=24810, TLS, session=<xxxxxxxvVQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAxxxxxxx>
Apr 3 16:15:35 localhost dovecot: imap(alfred): Disconnected: Logged out in=38 out=757

This looks totally normal to me. But for what phrases should I look in the Friendica logfile?
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Whoa!!! It works! All of a sudden I could add a mail contact successfully. This time I tried an old GMX account of mine. Last time my GMAIL account didn't work.
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Friendica creates too much database connections

@Friendica Support

I'm having huge performance problems in Friendica since a few weeks. Today I analysed the problem and it seems Friendica is creating too much database connections. These connections remain active for more than 3 minutes and have the state "locked". The limit of maximum user connections is reached regulary. I probably cannot raise that limit because I use shared hosting.

I checked the database connections with: mysqladmin -i 5 processlist

The following queries are locked for a long time:

SELECT `item`.*, `item`.`id` AS `item_id`, `item`.`network` AS `item_network`, `contact`.`name` ...

SELECT `notify`.*, `item`.`visible`, `item`.`spam`, `item`.`deleted` FROM `notify` LEFT JOIN `ite ...

SELECT `id`, `parent`, `uri`, `contact-id`, `type`, `verb`, `visible` FROM `item` WHERE `id` IN ...

Unfortunately mysqladmin doesn't print the whole query but it may be enough to identify a query. There are more queries which are locked for a long time tha... show more
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The poller.php is responsible for two locking database connections that are locked for more than two minutes. I blocked access to my Friendica instance yesterday by adding "deny from all" in the htaccess file and 15 minutes ago I enabled the poller.php script again (via cron).

I will test what happens when I disable the poller.php script and enable access to my Friendica instance again.
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@Michael Vogel

Thank you for your help and time :)

To all the others who have the same problem:

* Make sure you really are on the development branch (which is not the master branch in Friendica's git repo!).
* Enabling the background workers (like Michael stated above) fixed it for me.
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@Friendica Support

Friendica (display)

My current best guess for why Twitter shut me off is that I accidentally made a private post, visible to most of my contacts, that tried to mirror to Twitter. Since most of my contacts are Twitter accounts, this meant (I'm guessing) that the bridge rendered this as a bunch of direct mentions or @-mentions or something, trying to make the post to each of those accounts but not to the public.

Given how objectionable Twitter finds this behavior, it would be nice to make it a little harder to do accidentally. Maybe there should be a confirmation popup before bridging a post that's private to a group or to multiple individuals?

All of this depends on my guesses being accurate, of course.
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Your posts doesn't really looking bad - and the posts aren't posted in high frequency. Isn't there a support that you could ask?
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29.9% italian, 25.1% hausa, 23.8% hawaiian
@Friendica Support Sagt mal, wie oft wird eigentlich die Warteschlangeabgearbeitet? Gibt es da einen Zeitintervall?
Matrix 31.8% german, 26.9% dutch, 19.3% english
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Ah ok.... Aber meine Instanz versucht noch seine alten Beiträge abzurufen?
Wieso kommen jetzt auf einmal wieder Beiträge von Dir rein?
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Täglich versuchen die Server, liegengebliebene Beiträge abzuholen.
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@Friendica Support
Ich lösche mal wieder tote Kontakte aus dem Verzeichnis des Helper Forums. Sollte der eine oder andere aus Versehen gekillt werden, bitte wieder verbinden.
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Von welchem Zeitraum sprichst du.

Fände es irgendwie schön, wenn es einen automatisierten Aufräumprozess in Friendica geben würde. Zumindest das die Global Directory, die contact und gcontact Tabelle nach einer gewissen Zeit die Einträge löscht, bei denen der Server schon länger nicht mehr erreichbar ist
33.3% german, 22.1% dutch, 18.6% french
Die letzte Aufräumaktion ist knappe 10 Monate her, da war die Quote etwas geringer.
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@Friendica Support

Is it possible to manually remove an item from the #friendica queue without waiting for it to time out on its own?
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Okay. My queue is obviously shorter than yours. ;-)
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@Friendica Support

Reading through the Webfinger specification I noticed that the Webfinger spec says in Section 4 that a request should be answered by a JRD document, not an XRD document (JRD = "XRD in JSON").
I'm still reading the Webfinger specification and until now I haven't found a note saying that XRD is permitted as response.

Furthermore, Friendica (and Diaspora) answer on requests to .well-known/host-meta. The URL .well-known/webfinger gives me a 404. The Webfinger specification says that requests must be made to .well-known/webfinger instead of .well-known/host-meta.

Here is the specification:

Is there a plan to switch to JRD and the new Webfinger URL to comply with the Webfinger specification? Backward compatibility should be possible because the "old" style webfinger request uses a different URL.

#Diaspora #Friendica #Webfinger #Specification #JRD #XRD #Protocol #StandardCompliance
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I think it will be a good idea to support this as well because eventually we will support other protocols as well that will need this, I think.
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yep. Zot! uses json-based webfinger...
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@Friendica Support where can I find a Friendica logo in SVG or at least PNG so I don't have to fiddle around with Gimp to have one with transparent background?

I want to do a kind of compilation of some logos (GnuSocial, Red, Hunzilla, Diaspora and Friendica) to have a button for WordPress for the "Share on Diaspora" plugin. Not sure if I will be able to produce something nice, but well the initial thing is to find the logos.

I have this logos till now:[]=logo

Feel free to help me out with other logos.
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I am using a white Friendica logo with transparent background for the Windows app, maybe helpful. I have copied the PNG and the original CPT file into a new folder on my web server:
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Reshares von Friendica auf Diaspora in Friendica :-)

Hallo @Friendica Support
es ist mir schon häufiger aufgefallen, aber nun möchte ich es melden.

Ich teile einen Beitrag in Friendica. Einer meiner Diaspora Kontakte teilt meinen Beitrag in Diaspora erneut. In Diaspora sieht alles normal aus. In meinem Netzwerk Stream in Friendica wird der neue Beitrag aber mit einer falschen Identität gezeigt.

Hier zwei Bilder. Bild 1 Reshare auf Bild 2 Reshare auf