Calckey, a fork of Misskey, has been in development for almost a year but now it’s ready for general use! it features groups, quote posts, a custom Markdown implementation, chat, emoji reactions, and a whole bunch of quality-of-life features!
A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
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The license in the repo is AGPL. Misskey which Calckey is a fork of has the same license.
My bad, I got confused by https://codeberg.org/calckey/calckey/issues/3235 - thank you!
I am a fan, I have my own tiny instance
One of us! One of us!
Hello there fellow Calckey admin 🙂
I do like it but i’m not sure i’ll use it instead of another platform…I really like lemmy and it’s link aggregatorness but Calckey’s lack of a character limit makes it a viable alternative. Also that UI is HOT! (As are most worked on by freeplay)
you can have both :P
every community on Lemmy is followable on other fediverse platforms. this one is @email@example.com, and you can follow it and receive new posts to here just like any other account you follow! you won’t be able to up/downvote, but you can post here by mentioning @firstname.lastname@example.org in your post. the first line of your post will be the title, and everything after that will be the body
Yeah…I meant as my “home base” in the fediverse. The place I typically will scroll.
What’s link aggregatorness? I hear that term often to refer to Reddit and lemmy but I don’t understand what it means exactly. Obviously content on these sites is a lot more than “aggregating links” if I understand what aggregation means here.
looking at Reddit, HN, Lemmy, and lotide, it seems like there’s a definite link aggregatorness that these sites/networks share that other sites/networks don’t have. each post is structured in the same way: title, link (to an external website, to an uploaded piece of media, to itself), optional text. the feed is a simple list of posts, with no content displayed besides the title, poster, community it was posted to, and maybe a small preview. people can influence the order in which these posts appear through up and down votes. each community is semi-independently run and focused on a specific topic. comments are invariably displayed as a tree, and are subject to the same vote system as the posts
the content doesn’t necessarily have to be links to external sites, but the interface is optimized for those and uploaded media and plain text posts are treated the same as external links
now compare this to Calckey, Akkoma, Mastodon et al. the interface is built around text posts, displaying them in their entirety. even if the post is only a link, or has media attached, it is treated the same as a text post ux-wise. no structure is imposed on the posts, so people can just submit them into the aether, rather than picking a community to post to first. posts are displayed in reverse chronological order, and there is no mechanism to influence what order the posts appear to others
Yeah. The reason I prefer them is it seems that people have more meaningful conversations than on other platform. Also on reddit specific posts can appear in search results making it possible to write a blog on one of these platform or find a very helpful suggestion to a specific problem you have. (I really wish lemmy did this: not just because of the practicality but it would also bring a whole bunch more users over here.)
The name is a really weird one. Sounds more like a spreadsheet than a social media application.
The lead dev goes by the handle ThatOneCalculator, which is where the name came from, back when it was a single person project :)
Worth checking out even if just to experience a different approach than the big beast.
Calkey lemmy community at @email@example.com
I have been using it for a bit since yesternight, so far I like it although I still kind of have to get used to it (I have been out of the habit of microblogging for like 6 or 7 years).
The UI is actually quite nice, with pretty good looking themes. There is a distinction between “global” (known network), “local” (your instance), and “social” (mostly people you follow), as well as “recommended” timelines. Features like channels I might explore some time in the future, so currently cannot say much about them.
Onboarding works quite nice with how you are being guided through filling in a profile, selecting a first few people to follow and writing a first post.
My Lemmy profile page shows my Calckey account, for those of you who wish to follow me. 😁
I like it so far, and it has a number of features I’ve been wanting in mastodon. The only thing holding me back is not having a good mobile app yet since that’s where I do most of my social media browsing. I can get it on Fedilab, but that was built with mastodon in mind and is missing some features, and is sometimes a bit wonky.
it’s usable as a PWA (i hear it’s pretty snappy), and they’re working on their own mobile app
@salarua, @madcodger, the PWA is excellent! I’ve found it to be extremely responsive, even on older android devices. It’s a very nicely built UI/UX. For me, it’s already everything Misskey is but a bit more polished.
@eshep @salarua @madcodger Yeah the Calckey PWA is great! A much better experience than any of the apps with support, in my opinion.
I wonder how it compares to https://akkoma.dev/FoundKeyGang/FoundKey
they have a comparison of fedi social media software on the main page. according to that table, Calckey has all the features of Foundkey plus migration, enhanced search and thread handling, and partial Masto API compatibility
Calckey has migration support? - thats amazing! 🤩
Migration support, including your old posts
I hope Foundkey will follow suit