Sometimes I re-enable boosts in my home timeline and I'm like "OH, that's where they keep all the drama and and upsetting stuff and discourse that I always seem to miss out on."
(Yes, this is my semi-regular public service announcement that disabling boosts in your home timeline is the best.)
@darius I've been doing it for some users I follow, because they tend to boost a lot.
But in my experience, if they boost a lot of drama and upsetting stuff their own toots will also contain drama and upsetting stuff.
@faho I've found that to be true, BUT I care more about the personal upsetting stuff going on with my friends and acquaintances than like, the background noise friend-of-a-friend upsetting stuff
@darius Oh, yeah, sure.
There's a difference between "I'm feeling bad" and "this thing that's happening to someone else is bad".
@darius same but with the federated timeline
@ragekit lol yeah I almost never look there
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