Benevolent dictator Mike here.
My budget is going to be tight for a while, and while there's no danger to Chinwag, support would be more appreciated than ever.
If you can't, don't. It's cool. We'll still be here for you.
Currently considering updating the Chinwag Terms of Service to explicitly disallow accounts that purely mirror content from another site. This is primarily targeted at the use of Twitter crossposting TO Chinwag. Going the other way is fine, that's up to the other side to set policy on.
Not aware of any current users this would affect, but if you've got an opinion on this proposed policy please weigh in.
Chinwag Social users who have Conversations installed on their phone should now be able to make voice and video calls to other Conversations and Movim users.
Chinwag.im users, not quite yet - more info soon.
This is barely tested, please send feedback if you use it.
Hey! It's Chinwag's birthday!
On May 13, five years ago, chinwag.im was launched to serve as an example for a "how to set up an #XMPP server" tutorial and that service has been online ever since.
We added some more stuff along the way, too! No plans to go anywhere!
Our Jitsi Meet service at https://meet.deffo.com.au should be functional again, please feel free to give it a go and shout out if you have issues.
Our Jitsi Meet service at https://meet.deffo.com.au is temporarily down for maintenance and a hardware change. Should be back soon, but no ETA right now. We'll let you know when it's back and stable.
The source for Chinwag's external authentication script for #ejabberd has been published here:
Hi folks! If you need an extra option for a quick, video chat over the next couple of weeks, we've spun up a Jitsi Meet instance at https://meet.deffo.com.au
Australian hosting used, so latency should be ok for locals. Service not guaranteed but we'll do our best!
Deffo is the latest member of the Chinwag family.
If you want to share public events, we want to help make that easy for you, without requiring you to be tracked or spammed mercilessly.
It's a work in progress, but functional right now! Give it a go!
Testing, check 1 2
All backup and maintenance tasks for Chinwag Social have been turned back on to their usual fully automatic settings and regular frequency.
If you encounter any issues, timeouts, extreme lag in response times, or general weirdness please let us know. Include when it happened, and your timezone info.
If things seen a little laggy at times, it's probably because the search database is still rebuilding. This may take quite a while, and I'm not going to stress over performance until it's finished thrashing away.
Chinwag Social is back up, with shiny and new parts everywhere!
Many behind-the-scenes changes, most obvious is that were now synced with #Mastodon version 3.0.1.
Please resume posting, and let us know if you experience any issues.
Official mouthpiece of https://chinwag.org for service announcements and news.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.