Kev's Avatar Kev Quirk

Removing Mastodon Webmention From My IndieWeb

Unfortunately, Iโ€™ve had to remove the Mastodon Webmention integration into this site.

A few days ago, I wrote about how Iโ€™ve added some IndieWeb goodness to this site, which includes Webmention. I tend to post links to a lot of the posts I publish on Mastodon.

So, when people comment, like or boost my posts, I get a Webmention. This is great in theory, but I have nearly 10,000 followers on Mastodon. Because of this, my posts tend to get quite a lot of likes, boosts and comments.

This is a great problem to have, and I love the community on Mastodon. But I got rid of comments to get away from admin that they require. With each like and boost coming through as a separate comment, itโ€™s too much.

Example webmention comments

Example "comments"

I may bring it back in future, once Iโ€™ve matured the integration of Webmention into the site a little better, but until then Iโ€™ll be keeping the Mastodon integration turned off.

I was using Brid.gy for this integration - Iโ€™d highly recommend their service if you want to integrate Webmention from other sites.

Normal Webmentions for other members of the IndieWeb will continue to work as normal.


๐Ÿ“ฐ Cool people get newsletters!

Do you want all your friends to look up to you and think โ€œI wanna be like them!โ€ If so, you need my newsletter! To find out more click here.

Warning: Reading my newsletter will not make you any cooler and is likely to significantly reduce your intelligence. May contain nuts ๐Ÿฅœ.


๐Ÿ’ฌ Looking for comments?

I don't have comments on this site as they're difficult to manage and take up too much time. I'd rather concentrate on producing content than managing comments.

Instead of leaving a comment, you could ๐Ÿ“ sign my guestbook or โœ‰๏ธ contact me instead.