Here is the reply chain problem being described in 2015 in the generic gnu social context. https://simsa01.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/some-reasons-perhaps-not-to-join-gnu-social-and-the-fediverse/ https://maly.io/media/6O8-wb8PPS7vb8k78F0 https://maly.io/media/BFvRClr9bLsl6vM2tXU
So for me the mastodon experiment is about over, unless someone can tell me the replies situation isn't as bad as it appears to be. AFAICT, any time I try to read a thread from my non-mastodon.social instance, I will see only replies from people who are followed by someone on my instance. That's just not usable. Is that inaccurate? If it isn't, does anyone know if someone has a plan to deal with it? It feels a bit fundamental.
This came to mind just now for some reason. https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/7da5i/police_raids_reveal_baby_farms/c06cqxb/ https://maly.io/media/0hkzoBhKDk9CSTt5m-g
Well, fine: tax is a wrongdoing.
I like to tell my children the parable of the nearly blind men and the mastodon. "Each man had such poor visual acuity, he could perceive only one of its columns," I tell them. "The first thought it was a timeline. The second, notifications. The third, some sort of context-dependent fluctuating situation. But none of them appreciated the mastodon for what it actually was."
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I was on social but immediately left because they are censoring more than I am comfortable with. The *real* cool kids are on maly.io which is among the handful of instances with an anti-censorship policy. Sure, we'll have some trolls, but I prefer that to being in a bubble based on what the admins feel is appropriate and permissible thoughts/speech.
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