@sonya Ok, you shamed me into coming back to this place after a year absence. What'd I miss?

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it appears to be a rule that in order to be productive for ~4 hours of the day, I have to spend the rest of the time fucking around online

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Follow bots apparently run by instance admins: why don't you just patch the code to pull everything from other instances without the follow?

@psp about the right here on maly, same instance. So it's not a case of the posts being missing due to the poster not being known to the instance - I'm pretty sure Mastodon addresses that, or at least attempts to. It seems to just be a bug in mastodon where it sometimes renders threads wrong, for reasons unrelated to the participants not being known to the instance.

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@psp Hey, so about that issue you were talking about with posts being missing from threads due to participants not being known to your instance... I think it may be something else going on. I've seen several cases where threads rendered inside the main UI are obviously missing posts, but when you load the static view of the thread in another tab, the missing posts are there, threaded properly - note that I'm not talking about clicking through to the thread view on a remote instance, I'm talking

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What exactly is people's problem with followbots? They're an ugly hack sure, but their point is to patch over a flaw in how federation works. What harm do they cause?

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Fascinating - tusky allows retoots of locked account content.

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Mastodon Bechdel test: Does your instance have:
- A non-bot talking to
- Another human about
- Something other than Mastodon?

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Mastodon: Rise of the Followbots. Coming to an instance near you.

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"Delete your account" isn't an insult here because you literally can't.

I feel bad about not following people back, but with 125 follows and no Lists feature my TL is already borderline unreadable. We need lists stat!

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RT @why i hate this "constantly talk about the federation" arc can we have a "everyone goes to the beach" episode?

Tired: silently blocking half the fediverse.

Wired: There is no legitimate reason for instance admins not to be transparent about what instances they're blocking.

Woke: With good enough user-level blocking tools, there is no legitimate reason for instance-level blocking, regardless of transparency.

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