Would you like to discover how it feels to navigate a social network devoid of avatars? If so, head to Settings -> Preferences -> Appearance, and enable the Hide Avatar option 馃ジ.


馃帀 Thrilled to unveil our revamped Bonfire website! 馃寪 Among other things, we've showcased the features of our upcoming 1.0 release and listed the inspiring case studies we're developing.
Customizable, Extensible, Federated. Welcome to the autonomous digital spaces of the future 馃敟


Great News! Bonfire has made it to the final round of the Distributed Design Award 2023 馃帀 Now it's time for the People's Choice Award, and your vote counts!
Stand with us by clicking the heart button on the upper right of the link below 馃挅 and share this post with your network 馃敟



馃摚 New Blog post 鉃★笍 Making things intuitive is complex! Or, what we discovered via user testing.

A big Thank you to doug who run the User testing sessions and to all the people who registered and participated. The feedback we received was invaluable in highlighting areas for improvement.



馃挜 馃憢 We鈥檙e looking for volunteers to help us with some user research. We鈥檙e particularly interested in hearing from a diverse range of people who may be interested in using Bonfire in a personal or professional capacity .

You do not need any particular technical knowledge, skills, or prior experience of Bonfire. The user research interviews will be carried out in English by Dynamic Skillset ( @dajb )

here the full blog post: https://bonfirenetworks.org/posts/user_research/


馃殌 Reflecting on a productive week focused on enhancing discussions on Bonfire!

Here our major improvements:

鉁 Give a title to your discussions
馃搳 View discussion metrics for better insights
馃攳 Read discussions seamlessly with an optimised legibility experience
鉁忥笍 Bonus: Edit posts!

Next week, we'll focus on federating threads and iterate with the community to squash bugs and enhance user experience.


馃敟 We've just rolled out a new feature: thread titles.
Add a title to your thread - either initially or add it later as discussions develop and edit it if the discussion takes another direction. We're exploring if this offers more context to discussions, driving better user participation and streamlining discussion management. Try it and let us know what you think!


At present, our discussion page lacks any statistical data about the thread, a feature that is pretty common in most of social networks or forums. These platforms typically display a total count of replies, boosts, likes, and participants.

Take Discourse as an example, a platform with a great UX for productive conversations. Discourse displays the list of links shared in a post and provides a statistical box that details thread engagement. This includes also an approximation of the time required to read through the entire thread, if significant.

What are some meaningful statistics we must/should incorporate for the Bonfire 1.0 release? We are seeking to find statistics that can effectively foster engagement in discussions without solely promoting addictive behaviors. Any thoughts or suggestions ? #bonifre_feedback


now that i think of it, can bonfire not follow mastodon on the ''like'' = star thing?lol

everytime i click on it i have years of star= favorite bookmark taught by internet in the brain

a bonfire is a fire sooooooooooooooo, maybe a fire reaction? no likes, only hyped fires 馃榿


Join us in testing comments and discussions in #bonfire!
For the next 2 weeks, we're honing our focus on fixing and improving any aspect of this core feature, and we would love to do it together with our community. Let's collaboratively craft a space that fosters both lightearted banter and profound discussions.

Here's how to get involved:

1锔忊儯 Join the conversation by creating a new post or responding to existing ones.

2锔忊儯 Spot a bug or see room for improvement? Let us know! Post your valuable feedback and don't forget to tag it with #bonfire_feedback.

3锔忊儯 Your feedback doesn't go unnoticed. We'll gather all the reported issues in our tracker, focusing on the most critical ones in our current milestone: github.com/bonfire-networks/...



Exciting news! Bonfire 0.9.4 is here! 馃敟
We've improved the UX of user moderation and boundaries to ensure a safer, more engaging community experience. But that's not all - expect a much faster performance and a smoother experience with our latest optimisations! #NewRelease 馃殌


馃敟馃敟馃敟 New Bonfire release: v0.9.2! We're thrilled to announce the latest update, bringing you a more robust and tested boundary system and polished UI.


Is there a how to get started blog post or documentation somewhere?

I am just looking for some ideas on how I can test out the features here in the Campground.

I really can't figure out in any practical way how circles, roles, and boundaries work.