Micro.blog

MrHenko
MrHenko

I’m testing some things with my blog and micro.blog. If you’re willing to possibly receive some test responses, reply to this post on micro.blog.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko here you go.

ronguest
ronguest

@MrHenko YOLO

blog.henrikcarlsson.se
blog.henrikcarlsson.se
@johnjohnston Thanks John! If this works as intended this should show up as a reply at micro.blog, even though it was posted on my blog with “u-in-reply-to”. Does it work?
johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@blog @MrHenko it does! I see the re comes from @blog but it has your avatar. Are you using the post_kinds WordPress plugin for replies?

MrHenko
MrHenko
@johnjohnston No, I’m just manually marking it up as such. Maybe it has something to do with the blog-subdomain not being what I had previously put into my micro.blog account as my webpage. I’ve changed that now, so let’s see if this reply works better.
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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko that fixed it, but I see 2 messages in the main timeline? Only one in conversation view (mac app).

MrHenko
MrHenko
@johnjohnston That’s probably because micro.blog sees it both as an incoming webmention and as a post in my RSS feed. If so, this one should only show up once since it’s posted in a category that’s excluded from my feeds.
johnjohnston.info
johnjohnston.info
@MrHenko got it thanks. So I am hoping that this post, on my blog, comes in as a reply. I am using the url from the reply button. I am not using my micro category. Like this:Like Loading...
smokey
smokey

@MrHenko Are you planning on doing a write-up about this process when you’re done? It looks like you and @johnjohnston found at least two areas where extra care was needed (m.b webpage URL has to match blog url, webmention replies “doubled” if not also excluded from feed sent to m.b), and it would be good to have a detailed-ish document about WordPress webmention replies and Micro.blog out there on the web (and in the wiki)….

smokey
smokey

@johnjohnston Hrm, you’re @johnjohnston in that reply, even though your M.b profile URL matches your blog URL…. (And there’s that strange “Like this:Like Loading...” at the end.)

smokey
smokey

@smokey @johnjohnston Oh, weird; something’s busted in @-mentions for “domain usernames”; it’s truncating at the period (which explains John’s mentioning of “blog” in this reply)…

MrHenko
MrHenko
@smokey I wasn’t planning to, but you are right that it is something I should do. I’ll see if I can get around to it today or tomorrow.
MrHenko
MrHenko
@smokey Perhaps we should ping in @manton in this thread. Maybe he knows the solutions to some of the quirks we’re encountering. (Hopefully this works as a way of mentioning Manton.)
manton
manton

@MrHenko @smokey Thanks! If you write this up, feel free to include bug reports in the blog post too. 🙂 The double posts might be a bug, but I noticed that the URL is different for those 2 posts: one uses the format p=10756 in WordPress, so Micro.blog can't know that it's the same as the other permalink.

MrHenko
MrHenko
@manton Which of the posts are those? I can’t seem to find them.
manton
manton

@MrHenko Did you remove one of the duplicates? It's no longer showing up in the conversation, but it was a little while ago.

MrHenko
MrHenko
@manton I don’t think I’ve removed anything. Possibly last night (~18 hours ago) when I first started testing things out, but not today if that’s what you mean by a little while ago.
blair
blair

@MrHenko I'm interested in knowing more about what you did. I'm sending my blog here, and using webmentions on my blog to track convos, but hadn't seen how to link stuff here back there. I generate different rss entries for short and long blog posts (I created “microposts" on my blog which come through as simple messages, while normal ones do the "title, link" thing).

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@smokey @MrHenko @manton the “Like this:Like Loading...” comes from my use of the Jetpack like button. I probably need to give that up or understand a bit better how a mention is grabbed from a post…

My micro.blog account has johnjohnston.info/blog/ verified. I guess the incoming mention is reduced to the domain and not the folder my blog is in. Would it help for me to add a rel link to micro.blog on the home page? Will that confuse things? I've got the link on /blog/

manton
manton

@johnjohnston Ah, I see. Yes, Micro.blog assumes for incoming Webmentions that the verified site is just a domain name without a path. I don't think you need to add anything else, because you do have a rel=me on the reply pages already (but Micro.blog doesn't check that currently).

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@manton if I added rel=me on my domain page and verified that, would that break anything or help anything?

manton
manton

@johnjohnston You'd also need to update the URL on your profile to just be the domain name. That may be a good short-term change while I consider if there's more Micro.blog could do here. Thanks!

johnjohnston.info
johnjohnston.info
@manton, thanks, I’ve done that, so I hope that this reply will be from my micro.blog username.
johnjohnston
johnjohnston
@manton Well the change to the site in micro.blog didn’t stick, I might not have saved?? I’ve changed it and am trying again.
MrHenko
MrHenko
@manton I just wrote up my process in getting the external replies to work. Not sure if it’s actually a bug report, but feel free to read the steps I took and see if I missed or mis-interpreted anything.