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I get a message that the worker didn't run for a few day in /admin, I didn't change anything, the daemon is running (I restarted it too) and I started /bin/worker.php from cli. Still I get this message.

Any ideas?

!Friendica Support #Friendica

A quick search turns up that semaphore limit might be to low, but I have no idea what is a good setting, limits are like this:
ipcs -ls

------ Semaphore Limits --------
max number of arrays = 32000
max semaphores per array = 32000
max semaphores system wide = 1024000000
max ops per semop call = 500
semaphore max value = 32767

Searches also suggest to purge the semaphores and increase the limit.

I wonder if this it the source of the problem or if the not working worker is the problem. What can I grep for in #Friendica log?


mastodon accounts stuck at "Awaiting connection acknowledge"

Hi !Friendica Developers

i try to follow some users on the #mastodon instance
Whenever i follow a contact on that instance they are stuck at "Awaiting connection acknowledge" (and not showing up anywhere, see #7526).
I did a test with my account on and following them works flawlessly, the accounts are not locked or something like this.

Seems like my #friendica instance and this particular mastodon instance don't speak the same language. ;)

Friendica: 2019.09-dev 2109-08-18

I get a message that the worker didn't run for a few day in /admin, I didn't change anything, the daemon is running (I restarted it too) and I started /bin/worker.php from cli. Still I get this message.

Any ideas?

I think the post from will take forever to be distributed, so here is another one from
!Friendica Support #Friendica @utzer

To !Friendica Support

I have litle bits problems.

For example, here I have changed my avatar on #Friendica, but in other networks ( like #mastodon ) still appears the original.

A colleague from another network changed the pseudonym, but I still see the original.

¿What's going on? ¿Can it be an error of this network, that some details are not displayed correctly?

!Friendica Developers
I plan to improve the application with #Friendica
I will use my account at @tom79
If there is some Friendica devs for helping me in that process, your help is welcome :)

Ha ha, I just added a trending hashtag feature to #Friendica and it's 10% of this. How do you draw the graphs? How long do you store trending hashtags history?

When I upload a picture in a reply to a post, maybe also in a new post, it is per default only shared with me.

How can I make it inherit the permission from the post I upload it to/for?

!Friendica Support #Friendica

My own posts do not show up on /profile/utzer anymore. Anyone else having this problem with the current dev branch?

!Friendica Support #Friendica

Jul 27
Tag des Fediverse und der Föderation
Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Weltweit
hoergen on Friendica
Heute ist der Tag des Fediverses.
Auf den Tag einigte man sich auf GNU Social 2016, um die Gemeinschaft der freien dezentralen Netze zu feiern. Mittlerweile ist das Netz mit #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #Diaspora, #MissKey, #Osada, #Nextcloud, #Pixelfed, #WriteAs, #Funkwhale, #PeerTube, #Wordpress wesentlich größer geworden. Und weitere Projekte sind im Anmarsch.

#Fediverse #Federation #DayOfTheYear


¿Problem Sync Friendica and ActivityPub?

#question !Friendica Support !Technical Support

Are there any known synchronization problems between #mastodon and #friendica ?

I can currently send messages to #activitypub, but I'm not receiving any from there.

I've done some tests to prove it and it just isn't working properly.

At first friendica's account appeared with a lock on mastodon's account, and then I changed that condition to friendica. Can that condition have any effect on the communication?

Thank for any answer

If you like you can help us (developers, including myself, at least partly) by writing a #bug ticket then you can speed-up the bug-fixing, plus kindly ask your node administrator (if you aren't him) to upgrade #Friendica quickly. Then it won't get lost because a single developer may have overseen it.


Federation Statistic

Hello !Friendica Support,
I think there is a little problem with the /federation statistic (or Facebook ist now a member of the federation ;-) )

Momentan kennt dieser Knoten 4.280 Knoten mit insgesamt registrierten Nutzern,

#friendica #bug

Mastodon will demnächst das OStatus Protokoll rausschmeissen. Das wird die Netzwerke GNU Social und PostActiv betreffen. Diese werden dann für Mastodon nicht mehr erreichbar sein. Für GNU Social wird allerdings bereits ein Plugin entwickelt.

Ehrlich gesagt verstehe ich diese Eile nicht, Vor allem nicht von einem Netzwerk wie Mastodon, dass sich selbst nicht an das Protokoll Activitiy Pub hält, das es selbst mitentworfen hat.

Glücklicherweise geht Friendica da einen anderen Weg. Hier wird OStatus noch unterstützt. Ebenso das Diaspora Protokoll.

Es ist eine Sache, neuen Code für ein neues Protokoll zu entwickeln. Aber eine andere Sache bereits bestehenden Code rauszuschmeissen und damit andere Netzwerke auszuschließen.

The end is near: Mastodon plans to drop OStatus support
#ActivitiyPub #Fediverse #GNUSOcial #Mastodon #Friendica #Diaspora
The end is near: Mastodon plans to drop OStatus support

Ein englisches Erklärvideo über das #Fediverse mit #Mastodon #Friendica #Peertube #Pixelfed #Funkwhale #Plume #WriteAs

Glücklicherweise wird anders, als es noch bei der Erstellung des Videos war an der #ActivityPub Integration bei #GnuSocial gearbeitet (

PeerTube: Mastodon & Fediverse: Explained (Simply Explained - Savjee) wrote: Internet-Monopolisten wie Facebook können deine komplette Kommunikation lahmlegen, ausspionieren und zensieren. Dezentrale Netze wie Mastodon, Friendica oder Diaspora sind sicherer. Deswegen muss der Wechsel unter Mitnahme deiner Kontakte möglich werden!

#Fediverse #Friendica #Diaspora #Mastodon #Pleroma #GNUSocial #Riot #Matrix #Jabber #XMPP #Federation #WeAreFamily

I'm saying myself the opposite. I have to implement an ACL selector based on tags input with groups and users for #Friendica and uuuugh.

A bot is currently running on the #Mastodon network that regularly create accounts on different instances and spams comments and mentions. It's annoying, for sure, but I realize that I prefer cleaning the spam on my #Friendica node than blocking ad-running accounts on #Twitter.

Happy Birthday - 9 Jahre Friendica

Vor 9 Jahren, am 1. Juli fiel der Startschuss (git push) für das großartige dezentrale soziale Netzwerk Friendica. Seither arbeiten Entwickler, Tester, Übersetzer und eine sehr tolle Community an der Weiterentwicklung dieser Plattform, deren Philosophie es unter anderem ist, mit so vielen anderen Plattformen wie möglich kommunizieren zu können.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch und vielen Dank für dieses tolle Projekt und eure Arbeit. 🌻🚀🎊🎉

Happy Birthday Friendica!


Many thanks to all who have contributed, the active and the alumni! <3 No matter how big the contribution was.

!Friendica Developers

#Fediverse #Federation #Friendica #Mastodon #Hubzilla #Pleroma #GNUScial #Netxtcloud #Pixelfed #PeerTube #WriteAs #Diaspora

Es gibt scheinbar ein TimeSync-Problem in #Friendica. Was ich sehe:


Friendica 2019.06 Released

Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues.

And now, we happily announce the availability of Friendica 2019.06. It contains many bug fixes, enhancements of existing functionality and some new features. The most noteworthy changes since the last release in March are:
  • Added native two-factor authentication
  • Added reshare counts
  • Added mascot to error pages (thanks to @lostinlight)
  • Moved Friendica private message and contact request to ActivityPub
You can find a complete overview of the changes in the CHANGELOG file.

How to Update

Updating from old Friendica versions

If you are updating from an older version than the 2018.09 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version as there were several important changes in that version.

Please further note, that since Friendica 3.6 we use Composer for dependency management. If you are updating via git, you have to remember to update the dependencies as well.

Pre-Update Procedures

Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. While testing, we did not encounter problems, but better safe than sorry.

With this release we raised the hard requirements to PHP 7. If you are still using PHP 5.6+, this version won’t work anymore on your system and we urge you to upgrade to PHP 7.1 at least.

Using Git

Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository. Remember to also update the dependencies with composer.
cd friendica
git pull
bin/composer.phar install
cd addon
git pull
If you want to switch the branch (e.g. if you helped testing the RC code) please do so after the pull using git checkout master (or develop).

Be aware that the .htaccess file was removed from the git repository in the 2019.01 version. You might have to restore yours from a backup (if you have done local changes) or from the .htaccess-dist if you had not done it before.

Using the Archive Files

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (zip or tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive ( and friendica-addons-2019.06.tar.gz) and unpack it on your local computer.

As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration (config/local.config.php and config/addon.config.php) and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.

The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2019.06 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them.

Please be aware of the changes in the configuration format in the 2019.03 version. You should follow the instructions linked from your admin panel as soon as possible to move your configuration to the new location.

Post Update Tasks

The database update should be applied automatically, but maybe it gets stuck. If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script
bin/console dbstructure update
from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned below.

How to Contribute

If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at github or let us know in the development forum.

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with Git(Hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!

#Friendica #Federation #Release #Update

NOTE: "direct messages" visibility was changed in #Friendica and #Hubzilla. Now when you send a "private" DM from Mastodon to these two networks, message's visibility in those networks will be limited (yay!)

Please, remember, that #OStatus networks - GNU Social, postActiv, as well as any malicious servers - will still show your DMs from Mastodon as public. 🔓

#Friendica #Hubzilla #Mastodon #Federation #Privacy

Good question!

You can find it on every #Friendica node, when you put a /friendica at the end of the domain name
In your case it is: and XMPP support chat down

the hoster of one of my servers seems to have severe problems. A lot of servers aren't reachable.
One of the affected machines is the host of the VPS our Friendica Community Forums are running on. Unfortunately, the XMPP support chat is running on that VPS too.

I'm sorry. Stay tuned for more information.

#friendica #forum #support

Issue solved. Apparently, the VPS was running but network was down. A reboot from the VPS admin panel wasn't possible. The VM didn't respond. So I forced a shutdown. All up and running again. Phew! 😌

!Friendica Support

Theme Developers

Are there theme developers out there that want to create additional themes for Friendica?

It would be great to have some more crowdpower on that topic. If you are interested, just visit

#Friendica #Theme #Federation #Fediverse #developer #development


Filter our contacts publications

Hello !Friendica Support

Is there a way on #friendica to configure filters on each of your contacts, to be able to see in our "timeline" only some specific posts?
For instance, I'd like to follow one developer of a #fediverse project, but I really don't care about it's sex life. So I'd like to configure the connection to only display posts with specific hashtags.
How would you do that ?
(FYI, this feature is available in #hubzilla and it's called connfilter)


Warum ich Friendica benutze – Freie Soziale Netzwerke

Bei den freien sozialen Netzwerken gibt es eine Reihe von Auswahlmöglichkeiten wie zum Beispiel Friendica, Hubzilla, Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, GNU Social usw. Ich habe mir alle diese Plattformen angeschaut, einen Podcast produziert und entschieden habe ich mich für Friendica aus folgenden Gründen

#Blog #Friendica #Fediverse #WeAreFamily

#askthefediverse #friendica #mastodon
Mal eine Verständnisfrage: wieso sehe ich in Mastodon auch den geteilten Toot, in Friendica aber nur den hinzugefügten Kommentar? Der ist ohne das "Original" ziemlich sinnlos.




Jed(i)e/r ist willkommen
#Friendica #Hubzilla #Federation #Berlin #Stammtisch

FRe;AK Stammtisch

Diese Woche Mittwoch (Übermorgen, am 5.6.2019) treffen wir uns zum Stammtisch im f2a_space um über Friendica, Hubzilla und Co. zu quatschen.

Den f2a_space findet ihr in der Finowstraße 2a zwischen U Samariter Straße und S+U Frankfurter Allee. Los geht es um 19 Uhr.

Finowstraße 2a, Berlin

!Berliner Luft


Friendica Forum node is now on 2019.06-rc

Hello !Friendica Support
I switched the forum node to the current RC branch 2019.06-rc. The update went smoothly. If you notice any problems, please report them here or on GitHub.
Thanks a lot!

#friendica #forum #releasecandidate #github #support

Das ist z.B. einer der Gründe, warum ich #Friendica als soziales Netzwerk vorziehe ... die rechte Seite ist von jemanden auf Mastodon geteilt worden.


dass man Ironie jetzt mit lol in der Sprache markiert. (…) Nicht meine Sprache,
Ja, die Sprache ist mir auch stark aufgefallen, "Diggi" scheint eine ganz geläufige Anrede zu sein (jedenfalls wird der Begriff nicht erklärt), aber ich habe ehrlich gesagt nicht erkennen können ob er höflich, freundschaftlich oder abwertend ist, ob er sich an jedes Geschlecht oder nur bestimmte richtet und auch nicht ob es von "digital" kommt oder von "digger" (also Bagger).
Als ich Menschen fragte, die jünger sind, sagten sie mir auch nur dass es "so ist wie Digger" aber "Digger" habe ich halt auch nicht verstanden -.-
Auf Jodel wird das Video gerade stark gehyped
Aaah, dann ist #Friendica bzw. das #fediverse vielleicht gar nicht der richtige Ort für sowas, weil tendentiell solche Netzwerke eher von Leuten benutzt werden, die ohnehin schon ein gewisse politsche Agenda haben und/oder informiert sind etc. etc.
Vielleicht muss man sowas mehr auf Youtube (kichi), Istagram, Tumblr, SnapChat und Youporn verbreiten. Also den Plattformen, auf denen die ääh schlechter informierten unterwegs sind :D
Meine Mitbewohnerin hat als erstes gefragt ob wir das Video in Dauerschleife im Hausflur laufen lassen können, so dass man es nicht so leicht abschalten kann ^^.
Würde zumindest die Kernwählerschaft erreichen :D (also Rentner).

How much chocolate do I have to bear to get @Michael Vogel to implement a function in #Friendica to keep URLs of imports (or hashes of them) to ensure that the same stuff ich not imported again after some time? ;-)
!Friendica Support


Looking for an alternative to Blogger of ggl

!Friendica Support
It has been a long time now I'm looking for an alternative to #blogger, a place that is as simple to implement and use and that would allow an easy transfer of what I already built in ggl. I use it mainly to publish pictures and posts over my ceramic and some writing work. In few words, #blogging in an aesthetical though simple environment.
For a moment I though that hubzilla would be an option. Yet all these places, including Friendica and Pluspora, seem to be made for those who now but not the lamba basic user like me. So I haven't found a help file or tutorial that would help me to start up and there I am...
Therefore, I'm posting a shout, a call, a cry for #help and #advice ! :^)
1. Is #Friendica an adequate place for blogging with aesthetical theme ?
2. Would the answer to above question be positive, will allow me to do so ? (
3. If answer to question 1 is negative, what do you recommend as free blogging plateform providing similar performance to blogger ?
4. Will such plateform be compatible with Friendica and supported by the instance ?
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As you can check, I'm on #Friendica ( and I can tag all my comments as you see

You can always try #friendica on Freenode.


Please share your thoughts: Cleanup friendica header structure

!Friendica Support
I would like to gather some feedback on a #design proposal to cleanup #friendica headers. If this is the wrong forum please hint me in the correct direction, but as both developers and users read the support forum I think it's a good fit.

Below find two images a) currently b) proposal.

Things to think about:

1. let's get rid of the secondary header menu: I think two header menubars are confusing, overwhelming for new users, uncommon on other social networks (for obvious reasons) and provide littele benefit on the pro side of things.
1.1 new post could move to the left column, text should be added and the button increased - it's the most important function of a social network after all, right?
1.2 sorting: currently Commented Order, Posted Order, Personal, Starred are shown. I don't think it's a common use case to switch between those a lot. depending on what the consensus is here those options could a) be moved to the settings or b) added to the top menu as dropdown to save space and have less user facing options.
1.3 I know forums are displayed in the secondary header, that info could also be moved to the left column where it would fit quite nicely
2. comparing the design, note how much cleaner the overall layout appears. that has partly to do with the fact that the secondary header menu is poorly layouted and sticks out like a wrong UI element, this is solved by removing the second menubar.

What are your thoughts on this?



Dear @Paul Sutton , @Tobias , and all the others around. I've sent the following text and link to the newhere I follow in the languages I use (EN, FR, ES, IT):
Welcome to you and greetings from #Friendica in the Fediverse. If you're interested you may find very basic information about decentralised social network HERE
The few feedback I got, tell me it is useful to them also because it is so easy to access.
I must say that I the ratio new d* vs new Friendica is not in favor of Friendica despite we are a few ones to promote our network in FB and in G+ predominantly.
I don't have a github account and not planning to open one. Maybe because I don't understand it use.


A help for the wave of newcomers to come

!Friendica Support

Dear All,
once upon a time I've been a G+ refugee and have been so happy to be kindly welcomed in Friendica and the instance which I now reside.
Yet I spent much time in finding my way and realise after I landed on d* that Friendica was more interesting for me. So I though after @alysonsee (Fca) that putting together a sort of welcome text encompassing some basic jargon would be a good thing.
Here is the text I'm planning to provide to any newcomer I see. Let me know how to improve it keeping in mind the following criteria :
1. public is non geek lambda user
2. quick so that the user has the impression he receives the keys in an A4 page max
3. allow me to favorise #Friendica for its flexibility and connexion with the Free Network.
Decentralised & Free Social Networks

For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

- Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.
Nevertheless, be aware that currently not all the platforms (see this word later) are fully compatible and limit you in the possibility of interactions.

- Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

- Server - pod - instance - node - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). The variability in naming is due to the various origins of these platforms now working to intercommunicate.
For example, is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

- The Federation - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all servers running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Fediverse - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all servers running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these servers can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.

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!Friendica Support

Tags in WordPress feeds will not be used as tags im #Friendica posts anymore. Why?


Bots im Fediversum

Ich bin zu einer ziemlich großen Bot-Schleuder im Fediversum geworden.

Angefangen hat es damit, dass ich auf meinem Friendica-Server Bot-User angelegt habe, denn bei Friendica kann man viele Inputs direkt "als eigene Beiträge" spiegeln. Daher kommen "ruhrpott", "urknall", "spon", "history" und so weiter (jeweils
Auch kann man per ITTT-Addon viele weitere Inputs bedienen ("history" "minkorrekt" "s04").

Irgendwann habe ich angefangen, eigene kleine Bots zu programmieren, die Content ins Fediversum schaufeln.

Der erste war der Picture-Bot, welcher von einem Bildverzeichnis aus Bilder nach Friendica postet ("trains", "nsfw").
Den Quellcode gibt es hier:

Irgendwann war dann der damalige fefebot kaputt/offline, und ich hab schließlich den Quellcode geforked und den Bot neu aufgesetzt @Fefebot
Den Fork findet hier hier:

Tjoa, es gibt noch zahlreiche weitere Bots,

- Tootbot spiegelt Tweets zu Mastodon, Damit hab ich den GretaThunbergBot aufgesetzt @Greta Thunberg

- Twitter2Diaspora spiegelt Tweets zu Diaspora,

- Youtoot spiegelt einen Youtube-Chanel zu Mastodon, zB @FilmSelect Trailer

- HistoryHerold postet passend zum Datum hinterlegte Text- und Bilddateien, . Den hab ich für meine Schalke-Bots programmiert, @Schalker Mythos @Schalker Mythos

Jajaja, die ganzen Bots, die einen mögen's, die anderen nicht.
Vielleicht hat aber irgendjemand grade etwas passendes gefunden...

#bot #bots #fediverse #fediversum #diaspora #friendica #mastodon #python #python3

Question about Twitter Connector: I replied on this post:
Friendica post got mirrored to Twitter here:
Following the link in the Tweet back to Friendica throws a 404 when opening link and not being logged into friendica. This is reproducible.

To me this feels like a bug, as the friendica post is public and to my knowledge unrestricted. Does anybody have an idea, why this is not working? Is it a known problem?
#friendica #bug


PHP fatal error

Hello !Friendica Support

this php error appears from time to time when the worker starts.

Friendica 2019.03-rc - 1304, PHP 7.2.13
PHP Warning:  include(/src/Protocol/PortableContact.php): failed to open stream: Too many open files in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
PHP Warning:  include(): Failed opening '/vendor/composer/../../src/Protocol/PortableContact.php' for inclusion (include_path='/vendor/pear/text_languagedetect:.:/package/host/localhost/php-7.2.13/lib/php:/include:/library:/var/www/virtual/paddler/html') in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Class 'Friendica\Protocol\PortableContact' not found in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php:88
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: Friendica\Worker\DiscoverPoCo::execute('server', 'https://grindco...')
#1 /src/Core/Worker.php(395): call_user_func_array('Friendica\\Worke...', Array)
#2 /src/Core/Worker.php(292): Friendica\Core\Worker::execFunction(Array, 'DiscoverPoCo', Array, true)
#3 /src/Core/Worker.php(110): Friendica\Core\Worker::execute(Array)
#4 /bin/worker.php(54): Friendica\Core\Worker::processQueue(false)
#5 {main}
  thrown in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php on line 88

#friendica #phperror