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On Mastodon and , you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.

You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.

(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)

@darius boosting this both for irony and because maybe it can be the last boost someone else ever sees (i mostly hide them myself)

@darius Darius, what is Hometown? Is it a fork of Masrodon, or something else altogether?

@fahrni @darius yes https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown can deploy as an alternative to masto, friend.camp is the flagship instance.

@fahrni no problem, Darius has done some great blog posts about it in the past such as https://runyourown.social/

@fahrni apologies for answering for @darius but I was just looking at this and learned a lot here: https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown

@darius I love this global boost hiding feature. On birdsite I go through elaborate gyrations to block retweets on every single account I follow.

@darius you shared this tip a few years back and it was the greatest quality of life improvement for me.

@darius In case it helps we can report that if you turn off boosts from an individual account in the web interface, Pinafore & Tusky recognize that. Maybe someone else can test if that works for the home TL as well or on other apps?

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