Official Kiwi Farms Riot/Matrix Server - part 2: new domain and webclient

CrunkLord420

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How to join the official Kiwi Farms Riot/Matrix server

Use the web client in your browser: https://riot.kiwifarms.net/
Download the client to your computer/mobile: https://about.riot.im/downloads/
Homeserver URL: https://matrix.kiwifarms.net (not for your browser)

These instructions are for the new Release Candiate 1.0 of the Riot client, available at https://riot.kiwifarms.net/

Select Create Account
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The web client should automatically populate with https://matrix.kiwifarms.net as a Custom Homeserver URL under "Other"
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Verify you're creating your new account on "matrix.kiwifarms.net" and finalize your registration.
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Select the plus icon by Rooms to find the Room Directory
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Join a room
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It's extremely unfortunate that the 1.0 release candidate does not have a dark theme at the moment, fortunately @drunk "Jedi master" has been working on a custom kiwi dark theme. Dark theme is in

Select "Create an account" from the initial login page, or directly go to: https://riot.im/app/#/register
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When registering make sure to select Custom server, and enter "https://matrix.kiwifarms.net" as the Home server URL. Leave the identity server URL as the default "https://vector.im" (why?).
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Once logged in you can find the Kiwi Farms general chat through the room directory button.
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Look at all the fun you could be having.
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FAQ
  • I was on the old Matrix server and I can't log out!
    • Delete or move your old user settings directory located at C:/Users/USER/AppData/Roaming/riot or ~/.config/Riot
  • Riot? Matrix? Synapse?
    • Riot is the reference client made by Vector.im, Matrix is the open protocol standard, Synapse is the server implementation for the Matrix protocol actually used on the server.
  • Homeserver?
    • This is the term used by Matrix to describe an individual server, as part of the larger Matrix federated network.
  • Federated?
    • Yeah, you can chat on the Kiwi Farms homeserver via another homeserver, and you can chat on other homeservers via the Kiwi Farms homeserver. Think of it like email where you can send and receive mail from other mail servers.
  • What?
 
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ConcernedAnon

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Is it possible to migrate an account to a different homeserver? For some reason my account is using some random third party homeserver and I'd like to change it at some point
 

CrunkLord420

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Is it possible to migrate an account to a different homeserver? For some reason my account is using some random third party homeserver and I'd like to change it at some point
No, you just make a new account on whatever homeserver.

So its a better/hipster discord?
Yeah, it's FOSS, federated and supports group E2E encryption (manage your own keys). There's no way for the official Matrix.org homeserver to ban KiwiFarms users/rooms, they can merely blacklist the server from connecting to theirs, just like an email server might block emails but has no real power over the sending server.
 

Deathfromabove

Very shame, much dishonor
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I have a riot account but have no idea how to join kiwifarms chat wtf. I already have a set "homeroom" plz halp
 

J A N D E K

The Last of the Famous International Goodboys
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Why would i want to talk to you speds.... Why would you want to talk to me :'(.
Exactly... I like the “distance” the forum threads, profile posts, and conversations put between us... this seems too direct... too immediate... I’m on the farms to have cold, meaningless non-interactions with virtual anons, not get closer to degenerate freaks.
 

zyclonPD

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Is this different enough from Discord that Metokur could be sweet talked into using it? Could Ralph be talked into using it for that matter rather than using the honey pot that is Discord? Will Vegita collect the last dragon ball and make his wish for immortality? Find out on the next episode of KiwiFarms Z!
 

CrunkLord420

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Is this different enough from Discord that Metokur could be sweet talked into using it? Could Ralph be talked into using it for that matter rather than using the honey pot that is Discord? Will Vegita collect the last dragon ball and make his wish for immortality? Find out on the next episode of KiwiFarms Z!
I think self-hosted Matrix servers is a great solution for deplatformed, or at-risk groups. They can maintain independence while still being able to interact with other servers through the federated network.

I would really enjoy seeing actual controversy in the Matrix network. Would homeservers start blacklisting each other? Would the Matrix developers or Vector.im bend under media pressure? The only way to see the resilience of the inter-server network is to put it under pressure.
 

Visitor

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I would really enjoy seeing actual controversy in the Matrix network. Would homeservers start blacklisting each other? Would the Matrix developers or Vector.im bend under media pressure? The only way to see the resilience of the inter-server network is to put it under pressure.
Just once I would like to see a good thing stay un-harassed by moral busybody no-lifers. Maybe that's just me.
 

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AaAaAa!
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I think self-hosted Matrix servers is a great solution for deplatformed, or at-risk groups. They can maintain independence while still being able to interact with other servers through the federated network.
I'm concerned about this eventually no longer being the case if Matrix ever makes using 3rd party IDs like phone numbers mandatory like they state in their docs.
 
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