What is Ecko?
|List of instances||fediverse.observer|
Ecko is a Mastodon fork with many cool features, that Mastodon doesn't have.
It follows the Collective Code Construction Contract or C4 to e.g. add features that are deemed valuable by the community.
This is a difference from Mastodon, where its author Eugen Rochko decides which features Mastodon should have on his own even against the public opinion.
What features does Ecko have, that Mastodon doesn't?
The admin can change the following values:
- max post length
- max poll options
- max poll answer length
- max profile metadata fields
- max length of “about me” text
- max number of pinned toots
The admin can also upload a favicon in the admin settings and import/export the instance blocklist.
Furthermore local toots are possible. Those are toots that can only be seen by people on the same instance.
|character limit||280||500||admin decision||3000|
|editable character limit||No||Yes||No||with config file||with config file||with config file||with config file|
|editable poll options||No||Yes||No||with config file||No||No||with config file|
|changeable favicon||via terminal||Yes||via terminal||via terminal||via terminal||via terminal||via terminal|
|Installable via YunoHost||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Markdown formatting||No||Maybe||Maybe||Yes||reading only||Maybe||Maybe|
Where can I find an Ecko instance to join as a user?
Main article: Ecko weblinks