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I see this place is still going. Glad to know.

@Sosthene @htimsxela @TallTim @verretor @harding @orionwl @laurentmt @stevenroose @fribbledom @liberliver @emzy @waxwing @raucao @vbhide @pjb @taoeffect @kukks I just realized that many of you might not be seeing my replies over at Gab. If you are in bitcoinhackers and you don't see them. then bitcoinhackers has blocked gab or an update did and that is not been checked on.

Gab Code Divergence From Mastodon Continues With:

- Post Editing!
- Improved Post Image handling
- Joined in date indicator in profile
- Profile Badges

So, I think it is fair to say that gab is now superior to regular vainilla Mastodon.

Of course that so far the biggest feature differences are Groups, Quote posting and Editing. But the other small features here and there apart of UI differences do add up to improve the general experience.

Also, just to be clear. I didn't do anything in particular that may have caused the freefedifollowers instance to target me. I have no clue why they chose my account and why they decided on giving me 2000 follows.

What in the world?? I got like 2,0000 follows from bot accounts in a day in here. Anyone else experienced the same thing?

Gab feature set divergence versus Mastodon has started to become significant. Apart of groups and longer post length (3000 characters). It now has quote posting. Now I am only waiting for editing and the main features I wanted and needed will be all there. I now just wonder what Mastodon Devs will copy or redevelop next. Or if they will not given how direct it is the new features association with gab.

@AvatarX Looks like my gab profile is not syncing anymore in this instance. I don't know why.

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If it is syncing properly. Which right now don't seems to be the case as my last post if seen from here is from 4 days ago?

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The groups feature is back in Gab. Meaning The Gab Bitcoin Group is back:

But if you don't want to also join gab you can also get my bitcoin posts from there just by following my Gab account from here on BitcoinHackers:


Having this Mastodon Instance ID going forwards will be a good way to compare the upcoming divergence in terms of features from what Gab is doing to what Mastodon has. And in case this instance is actually kept up to date. Also check what Mastodon decides to copy from Gab.

I must say that I missed that "high engagement from the let go" experience like the one I had in G+ the first 3 years. Only possible when home streams are not algorithmically weighted and filtered. And it is exactly my experience with the new Gab. Surprising as it is not going to be back into full form when it comes to feature set until like 14 days or so.

I must admit that the Gab vs Mastodon drama may still give me another two weeks of entertainment. As I am really shocked by the level of hysteria it caused on many Mastodon Devs and users. Some now are even quitting mastodon. Which is pretty much declaring defeat whether they are aware of this or not...

So, Gab did it. They launched on the fediverse based on Mastodon and since they brought in 1M users. Gab is actually now the biggest Mastodon node by far. Another thing is that I calculate there are now at least 25 apps across Windows10, Windows App store, iOS, OSX, Android and Linux that can connect to Gab. So, there is that. What is also interesting is that over time Gab will be the most featured Mastodon Node Site. Given they are also porting in all the features gab had and adding new ones.

Kind of funny to see gab forking mastodon and then seeing mastodon devs getting all mad about it. With many on a campaign to block gab. I find it hilarious.

So, 3000 people registered to BitcoinHackers but only 300 use it? Sounds accurate. I am also guilty of not using it more.

Well, The Minds Bitcoin Group just jumped 75 new members in a day. That's nice. Now third biggest and most active Bitcoin Focused group. And I do think I can make it number 1 within its first year. So, if anyone here is on minds. Check it out.

Umm, Mastodon has hit 2M users? I guess it is indeed getting somewhere.

Bitcoin Transactions via Ham Radio? Neat to see it becoming a thing now. It was one of the many things people mulled over about doing back in 2012. Another one was dial-up. Which back then did worked. Now? It probably would only work with a heavily pruned listening-only node.

Heh, as a test I generated a LN payment request for 25 cents from and paid via the cash out function in from a tip I received.

All done in 15 seconds by C&P'ing from a tab to another while in browser.

Neat stuff.

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