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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

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@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

@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.

@phooky @darius this is already existing on a per user basis, go to someones profile, open the overflow and select "hide boosts"
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