The key to a good Mastodon home timeline: show no boosts
If I'm bored or need new people in my network I go to the federated timeline, shudder for 2 or 3 minutes straight, and go back to my home timeline where I only see things originally posted by people I follow
I should have posted this locked so nobody could boost it, heh
@darius instant boost tbqh. Also, wow, I had a really weirdly almost-repulsed reaction to this - reposting is literally life on social platforms. Almost sacrilege to disable it (:
@antifuchs I also get notified when my posts are favorited but not when they are boosted! I sometimes forget boosting even exists and it's great
@darius I do this on twitter already, didn't realize it was that easy on Mastodon!
@darius ok, but I would actually love local-boosts only
@darius or follow-boosts?
@bcj What do you mean by that? (either of those)
@darius only show boosts of posts by people from friend camp, or only boosts of posts by people I follow
@darius Probably depends a lot on your TL/instance. My TL gets mostly worthwhile boosts. My federated TL is a morass.
@darius oh, how I would *love* this on a per-user basis.
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