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The internet — much like real life — isn't all rainbows and unicorns. Written text is prone to misunderstandings. All you say can and will eventually be used against you. You have the right to remain silent.

That being settled, let's begin:

#Seppo! is built for a welcoming onboarding and responsible, joyful and decades-long operation by you! To begin, put a single file (seppo.cgi) on your webspace and visit it with your browser. That immediately unpacks the complete web application and off you go. Do posting and housekeeping via the friendly web-interface. Everything is in files you can inspect, if you are curious or modify, if you're bold. However neither is mandatory. There is no database, no server-side scripting nor obligatory javascript. You can backup all files and restore in case. There are no dependencies to install nor tend.

🏡 Webspace

To have things your way and not being subject to third party terms & conditions, you have to own your place. “If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.”

An easy way is to rent commodity webspace with SSL and a domain name. There are numerous vendors offering such. Some known to host #Seppos are

🌱 Installation

Hooray, you have your webspace. Next are 4 technical steps the billionaire platforms prefer you to be scared of. You only have to do them once — now, as you begin:

  1. download seppo.cgi,
  2. ftp upload or copy it to your webspace,
  3. ensure it's named seppo.cgi and has file permissions 'executable + readonly' (chmod 555),
  4. point your browser at it, e.g.

Congratulations, you made it! Welcome, you are now a sovereign citizen of the Social Web. Ready to connect and be connected.

Be kind, enjoy and spread the word!

🤞 Support

If there's something you can't figure out, ask. The community mailing list and archive may be helpful.

When #Seppo! runs into a problem, it tells a code number to give a hint what you can do about it. They are explained at 🤕 Codes.

Also there are 💡 Support Pages featuring some housekeeping and troubleshooting tasks.

⛑️ security.txt

In case of a security incident, consult our security.txt.

The sourcecode is published as source.tar.gz next to the binary download or at Seppo.Social/development.

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