Yesterday was Quitter‘s 6th birthday! The first quip was posted on August 12, 2010. The celebration included the traditional Swedish smörgåstårta. Now we’re looking forward to the 12th birthday party!
Last year was a great year for En Kompis Kompis! Qvitter has improved, and the number of users on the GNU social network is constantly increasing. New instances pop up all the time too. Check out e.g. Quitter.no, Quitter.nu, Gnusocial.no and Anarchy.social, hosted by kollektivet0x242 in Norway. Quitter.is and Quitter.es is provided by MMN-o, and there is also laMatriz, Quitter.im, Quitter.cat, Gnusocial.de, Gnusocial.ch etc etc. Great!
We have bought a used but much faster server that also have a lower energy consumption. The server change also meant we could upgrade the OS and set up a much better backup solution.
We are very grateful for all the generous donations during 2015. More than half the internet connection fees and utility costs were covered by gifts from people on GNU social! The server was donated by @3mp0, our chairperson. This year we will get better at sending thank you emails to the people who donate!
Hannes has been invited to represent En Kompis Kompis at the GNU social camp in Gijón, october 7-8. He will will give a Master Class on the development of GNU social plugins and will lead a workshop.
Quitter.se has been flooded with users in the last few days, after a popular Spanish twitterer registered an account and wrote about it on Twitter. 2 500 new accounts was created before we had to close registrations. Quitter was trending on Spanish Twitter for a while!
This has made the site a little slow. Now we’re working on server upgrades to be able to open registrations again. In this picture we are installing more memory in the server.
A few new Quitter sites has popped up following this, e.g. Quitter.es and Quitter.zone. Quitter.no and Quitter.is already existed. These sites have also got thousands of new users. That’s awesome! Now we’re super motivated to continue developing the Qvitter software for GNU social.
If you are wondering how to help, the best thing you can do is to start your own Quitter site and help with the development of the software, GNU social and Qvitter. Another very good thing is to support the existing sites. Read more under Donations on how to donate to us.
There has been some buzz in Spanish media about Quitter:
Quitter.se has got a new look. The user interface is the Qvitter software, developed by En Kompis Kompis. News in this version is image attachments, easier avatar change, background image selection and a FAQ-section written by users on Quitter.se. We hope you enjoy it!