In case you missed it, the "off-the-grid" app Manyverse now has a Fediverse account for announcements and questions:
Manyverse works on Scuttlebutt, a distributed social network without any servers, where people connect directly to each other:
Scuttlebutt lets you have complete control over your data (it's stored on your computer or phone) and over who sees it (only people you connect with).
I am not dunking on scuttlebutt, it is a great network to get into. But once data is sent, there is pretty much no control over it as far as I know.
It's still early days for Manyverse and Scuttlebutt, they're not as functional as e.g. Mastodon.
What is interesting about Manyverse is that they're trying to make Scuttlebutt easier and more polished.
For anyone interested in techy stuff, there's a good roadmap that Manyverse are steadily working through:
@mad @manyver_se @ahanon @switchingsocial Yes! See a demo video here https://twitter.com/manyver_se/status/1100782154395590657
It didn't work for me when I tried it today. I could create invites. I could paste in others' invites. None of those invites would complete loading and associating a connection between two smartphones over the Internet.
Also couldn't delete pending messages. Nor could I get much, if any, information on why there were issues with above.
So... after reading up on the Scuttlebutt protocol, I found that I and my wife needed to have registered with a Pub server to have Manyverse work.
I found this out after reading the section on Pub servers. Not anywhere on the app page in a way that was remotely obvious.
I'll be testing again tonight.
@manyver_se Nice, thanks will try out the overnight-thingy :D
I haven't found anything like that.
There is a hidden folder, but you can delete it.
They tell you about the hidden folder in the documentation:
There's a lot we could inform upon sign up, because SSB works so much differently. Right now with Manyverse I'm experiment with no instructions to avoid screen clutter and see if people understand it. Will add onboarding screen later, see https://gitlab.com/staltz/manyverse/issues/20
rm -rf ~/.ssb
Be careful with that commands there are no take backs and if you enter it wrong you will gut your machine.
Appreciate the feedback. I think you could have phrased the responsibility part better - specifically, you need to take responsibility for what you download and install and blaming others...comes across like you're a consumer and I'm a business with responsibilities to you, which is not at all the case <3
this was my original request for help:
Patchwork folks: I need instructions for deleting the Scuttlebutt .ssb folder from my home directory. Mac OS 10.13.6 I found it using the Mac OS Terminal, but I don’t know how to delete it. It has no contents, but I want to get rid of the folder completely.
It’s pretty irresponsible for Scuttlebutt to show you how to set up an account but not how to delete it.
Not your fault I know but—
I think that warning was just saying, "Hey just be sure to type it carefully, so you don't accidentally delete the wrong thing.
But, maybe there's a easier way. I don't use a Mac but I looked up the command to show hidden files. In Finder in your home folder, try pressing Command + Shift + Period to toggle showing hidden files on and off. If that works and you see the .ssb folder, you should just be able to delete it normally.
BTW, lots of programs put their settings/configuration info in hidden subfolders like this (the names start with a period which makes them hidden). So when you uninstalled the program this was probably just left behind--nothing nefarious and doesn't do anything, especially if it's empty, it's not even using up any space. So it's not a big deal whether you remove it or just leave it there.
.ssb folder--I checked the permissions on the .ssb folder. I had the option of 'owning' the folder, so I did that, thinking I could find and delete it easier. But it's now a 'hidden' folder on my desktop. I still can't see it and I still can't delete it.
That sounds more like a comment about that particular command rather than anything scuttlebutt-related?
I deleted scuttlebutt's folder a much easier way, by just deleting the folder's icon in the graphical interface. That's the way most people would do it, and there's no danger of deleting your whole system either.
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