I need to humbly admit I fail hard at Baraag navigation

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Is there basically no search engine and we would just use Google to search it for keywords that get mentioned in posts?

Or perhaps it only works like Twitter if someone uses hashtags?

Friends, I am still struggling with this.

Instead of "infinite scroll from newest down to oldest" I'm wondering if anyone knows ways to customize Baraag navigation.

Like for example to flip it "oldest to newest" and to break it into pages with a discrete number of posts per page, similar to when one searches on Pixiv or Paheal or Gelbooru.

The only other sites equally frustrating due to this infinite-scroll are Twitter and Sankaku =/

tyc said:

Friends, I am still struggling with this.

Instead of "infinite scroll from newest down to oldest" I'm wondering if anyone knows ways to customize Baraag navigation.

Like for example to flip it "oldest to newest" and to break it into pages with a discrete number of posts per page, similar to when one searches on Pixiv or Paheal or Gelbooru.

The only other sites equally frustrating due to this infinite-scroll are Twitter and Sankaku =/

i havent figured it out either. i hate baraag the site is a mess and it cut original resolution down but keeps the huge file size

tyc said:

Is there basically no search engine and we would just use Google to search it for keywords that get mentioned in posts?

Or perhaps it only works like Twitter if someone uses hashtags?

It's like Twitter. It's a Twitter clone. That means you can only search whatever text the author enters on a post, which is usually not much. But there is a built in search function, it's right at the top, and it lets you search other Mastodon hosted Twitter clones simultaneously. There's also the local tab, which lets you browse a timeline of every post in all of Baraag and not just who you follow, and then there's the global tab, which is the same but for all of Mastodon. Hope this helps.

sandlecrantz said:

It's like Twitter. It's a Twitter clone. That means you can only search whatever text the author enters on a post, which is usually not much. But there is a built in search function, it's right at the top, and it lets you search other Mastodon hosted Twitter clones simultaneously. There's also the local tab, which lets you browse a timeline of every post in all of Baraag and not just who you follow, and then there's the global tab, which is the same but for all of Mastodon. Hope this helps.

twitter is even worse cause it compresses the crap out of almost every post.

the non-compression and lack of pixiv-blurring is nice, but I really wish it had some kind of option to gallery-display thumbnails of image posts on a finite-counted page

I end up resorting to pixiv to find art but that often means not finding the uncensored versions some artists will put on their baraag because I can't find them

tyc said:

the non-compression and lack of pixiv-blurring is nice, but I really wish it had some kind of option to gallery-display thumbnails of image posts on a finite-counted page

I end up resorting to pixiv to find art but that often means not finding the uncensored versions some artists will put on their baraag because I can't find them

use google and serch the artist name. there is a icon view but i have no idea how to navigate to that part other than going to my profile and what ever im watching show up in the feed from there you can acsess the icon view of their gallery.

DontTouchMyCogs said:

there is a icon view but i have no idea how to navigate to that part other than going to my profile and what ever im watching show up in the feed from there you can acsess the icon view of their gallery.

If I'm understanding you right, here's how you get to the icon view you're talking about, for any user.

  • Go to the profile whose posts you want to see in the icon view.
  • Double check that it recognizes that you're logged in.
    (Hit the star button on a random post, and if it spins and turns yellow, you're good. If it opens a popup, just hit the blue button and then navigate back to that profile page in the popup.)
  • Click the "media" tab on that profile page.

That should do it for you.

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sandlecrantz said:
(Hit the star button on a random post, and if it spins and turns yellow, you're good. If it opens a popup, just hit the blue button and then navigate back to that profile page in the popup.)

It always does popups for me for any commenting or faving, very annoying...

  • Click the "media" tab on that profile page.
    That should do it for you.

This didn't work at first, still stays in a forever-scroll but I think I figured out a way around it.

you might notice when viewing Baraag links at the top there is a link saying "back to Mastodon" on the topright.

It seems like there are actually 2 ways to view Baraag artist pages...
a) "baraag.net/@USERNAME"
b) "baraag.net/web/accounts/USERNUMBER"

It is the 2nd one which displays a grid if you click "Media", while the first doesn't.

For example, a contrast w/ my beloved Xierra
https://baraag.net/@xierra099
https://baraag.net/web/accounts/160986

https://baraag.net/@xierra099/media
https://baraag.net/web/accounts/160986/media

It's easy to go from NUM-VIEW to NAME-VIEW (a link to the username version appears when viewing it in your center-column feed but I just CAN'T find a way to go from the named view to the numbered view...

This is a pretty big problem (wish it was the reverse) since there's no easy way I can figure out to find the numbers aside from hope it shows up in my feed so I can click it (subscribing helps, but only if they're recently active).

Basically the only way I found Xierra's was because I had subscribed and saw her art in my feed, but I can't for example figure out how to derive a user number from a username...

The NUMBER URL is what will happen when you click an icon/name in your feed, even though when you hover over it displays a NAME URL and that's what will open if you drag the link into an tab or Ctrl+Click it to open a new one.

As we do figure them out, user numbers would be very useful to include in our artist URLs even though it's harder to eyeball them for veracity (much like Pixiv numbers)

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