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Midnight Pub's Manual
The following is written on a chalkboard at the entrance of the pub, you can see it's been erased and rewritten multiple times.
Welcome to the Midnight, kind stranger! This little establishment aims to become your hide-out amidst the sprawling metropolis of bits and data the internet has become. Our furnitures might be a little old-school, but they'll hopefully offer you a dose of coziness which will only get enhanced by the bartender's carefully-crafted cocktails. You are currently standing in the entrance. If you look around, you will find the bar with its stools and jukebox, the lounge with fire crackling in the fireplace and a terrace that's open during the summer with a few tables. - m15o
The Midnight is an internet message-board where you can share your thoughts and connect with others. It's a slow place where reading is as important as writing. It's built to be small and favors quality of interaction over quantity.
How to register
To create an account, you will need a key. To get one, send an email to email@example.com. Once you receive your key, head to the following place to create your account:
The main way to interact on the Midnight is by writing posts. To create a post, you need a title and a content. The content allows the gemtext syntax:
Read more about gemtext (web)
Read more about gemtext (gemini)
Midnight lets you host your personal homepage, available at username.midnight.pub. Here's an example:
You can create any kind of page. To make one accessible from gemini, make sure to use the .gmi extension. A gemini page is also viewable from the web.
If you are visiting from the web, you might be thinking, "hey, this pub looks... basic?". And you'd be right! From the outside, the Midnight is just simple HTML. However, anyone can give it the style they want. Just head over to your account page, and click the "Theme" link. Feel free to inject any CSS you'd like in there.
Post using your terminal
It's possible to write posts and replies from your terminal using the following bash script:
The Midnight Pub has its own virtual pub etiquette so that everyone feels welcome and included.
- Respect others
- Be friendly
- Have fun
- Drink virtual cocktails responsibly
- Pure self-promotion
- Spam & Phishing
- Share anyone's private information
- Harmful and illegal activities
- Not Safe for Work (NSFW) content