[Re-listening to the Silmarillion awakens in me the desire to be creative]

Are there many designers here? I'm sure there're some although I haven't found many yet.

Let's use the tag - short and easy - for any user interface concepts of networks?

Since whole interface concepts require a lot of time and energy, I shall post under this tag small features that could be. The ones I'm too shy or too lazy to submit as issues. :)

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To open closed doors, I shall start with keys.

Some use , some hate it.
Assume that is a LoremIpsum placeholder for any key system.

Many users here cram in fingerprints and post external links. Yet if one uses Fediverse daily, why send me to Keybase, why not encourage me to grab their public key directly from the social profile one uses most often? Uploading it would take a second.

@lightone that is a super good idea, I'm not much of a coder but I'd imagine that's very easy to implement for any JS developer as well... this should be suggested to @Mastodon upstream, someone who knows what they're doing could write it and submit a PR.


@aspie4K Thanks! This idea came before Mastodon's main dev announced future plans to add E2EE to direct messages. If/when this happens, this idea will probably be outdated. Although, since some people continue using PGP, I still think it might be useful to have an input in Mastodon specifically for some public key or similar (long) information that doesn't fit nicely into the profile fields.

@alex @aspie4K I don't think so. Normally all the new features go into web version first. In-the-browser then? Not sure. Let's wait and see!

@lightone @alex many platforms perform E2EE within a browser using JavaScript, there may even be open source libraries to implement at this point it's become so common, so this isn't surprising. Very awesome news anyway, certainly much easier than using PGP which is inferior to modern encryption protocols. Element/Matrix has E2EE by default on all platforms using Olm which is similar to Signal and runs in a browser. Guessing Mastodon wants to compete!

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