I've had boosts turned off on my home timeline for over a year now and it's great
Me too! Many boosts are from people I follow already as well.
@darius boosts are pretty universally low-effort, low-value content
@lawremipsum Yeah I did a manual count once and something like nine out of ten were just shitposts and like, sorry, I don't care.
@lawremipsum I enjoy shitposts from friends! But from strangers? eh
I lol'd @earthtopus
@phooky Yes! They are a write-only medium for me, though I wish they did not exist at all.
@darius I find boosts to be very useful for sharing and discovering new ideas and people, and doing so in such a way that it doesn't erase authorship. My only issue is accounts that boost heavily, and I've often found that I'm happier just muting/unfollowing those anyway.
@darius I do wish they were implemented differently. I don't need to see the same toot again and again when five people boost it, especially when I follow the originator.
@darius I'm boostless too! So great. I shut off RTs on birdsite too. So de-cluttering.
@darius On here and on twitter I manually turn off each person's boosts/retweets and only leave a tiny number of Good Boosters
imagining UX where you actually get to choose not only the individual setting (turning on/off retweets) but also the general default (disable retweets for all followers with no overriden setting)
@darius exclusive lists boosts off when?
I have so many listed folk's boosts individually turned off right now. Which gets the job done but is inefficient.
It's cool if never, just something I'd imagine you are working on maybe?
@Moss It's on the todo list, might be a while though
@darius I love that hometown is basically "how can I make the tl shut up just a little but more? But can it get quieter than that?"
Often, I don't really care about boosts but obviously I want a second chance at the camper posts I might have missed when Carin logs on and starts boosting the good posts
@darius Boosts are quite useful initially when finding people to follow.
@threed I agree, it's why I like it as an option (and it's one reason I still boost things since I have lots of followers who might want to learn about people I follow).
@darius Oh, I'd miss out on so much stuff without boosts!
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