Creating An Account
Get an invite
Make an invite request
Tags and all that
How to add/edit tags
Tag aggregations (topics)
How to create your own
Configuring your account
Profile (Avatar, metadata)
As an alternative to authentication with a password, you can use one time passwords with your SSH keys. The following process is required:
add your SSH public key to your account under “Edit Settings”
next time you want to login, on the login page, click on “Sign in with your SSH key instead”
you will be presented with a small random string challenge that you have to sign with the proper SSH private key. An example command line incantation to generate a signature for the challenge
printf '8d408684fd' | ssh-keygen -Y sign -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -n sic | xclip -selection clipboard
xclipwill copy the signature in your system clipboard.
Paste the signature within the short time window in the form and log in.
Note: signing with
ssh-keygen requires a recent enough version of it.
Notifications and Messages
Inviting other people
Accessing other interfaces
RSS/Atom, default and personalised
Available web APIs
all storiesfrontpage is available in JSON by appending
/json/to the end of the URL. Examples:
- A cached version of a submitted url might be available. Append
/cachedto story url to retrieve it. There might also be a formatted version of it under
- You can retrieve a post as an email (as it might have been sent via the mailing list):
- for stories, append
/rfc5322/at the url.
- For comments: click source view, and replace
sourcefrom url to
rfc5322in the URL. Examples:
- for stories, append
Mailing list mode
Set the required settings
How to post/reply to the list and threads
NNTP is a very old protocol used to distribute “articles” to users, much like a mailing list. The community has an experimental NNTP bridge that exposes posts to NNTP.
How to connect with your client
Connect to the site’s url in the port
tade.link:563. If your client allows authentication, you can optionally log in with your account. The server is read-only for unathenticated users.
How to post/reply
Posts via NNTP must use NNTP. It is possible to reply via the mailing list also, though. To set the metadata of your post use the following NNTP headers:
Tags:, comma separated. Example:
Tags: meta, programming
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