Seriously, I keep thinking about how cool it would be if the web version allowed you to add local feeds of other instances.
A real distributed (and convenient) social network.
The Fosstodon user can easily and **conveniently monitor** other instances.
Lists and monitoring of individuals does not solve the problem, IMO.
Hey, @Gargron, please, see this thread.
What do you think about this option for the web version of Mastodon?
@wizzwizz4, I don't know is it ok or not... 😅
If you like the idea, and you support it, then I think it's okay.
If there's anything you want to say or add to what I said, feel free to do it. I'm really wondering how many people need this feature besides me.
imo the whole instance based account management needs some enhancements. E.g. I have accounts on two themed instances because I don't feel like half my content would be suitable for the other account's instance topic. But there should really be some more options to subscribe to certain topics from an account instead of the whole account. Feeds are crowded enough already.
@wizzwizz4 @TheFuzzStone went off on a tanget there of only one aspect of multiple account/instance management. But actually it could already be implemented by allowing subscriptions to hashtags + a user specific filter like it already exists on a web view of a profile. A next step would be to let a user conciously manage what kind of content a subscriber could expect.
Maybe I should open a related github issue myself.
@TheFuzzStone @fosstodon @mike @kev @ashfurrow @omnipotens @jonah That is to say, if shady modified instances are already using it, meaning that the feature is already available to bad actors who would use it, it makes sense to canonise it to mainstream Mastodon so it can be regulated and accounted for and opted out of.
@TheFuzzStone @fosstodon @mike @kev @ashfurrow @omnipotens @jonah So like, if an instance representing a marginalised or oft-harrassed community wants to protect themself from remote local timeline reading, there should be a standard implementaiton to protect from.
Failing that, we need local only posts, the remote-timeline-viewing cat is out of the metaphorical bag and people need the tools to protect from it if necessary.
@omnipotens, hi, thanks for the reply.
Basically, all info in this toot (boost is appreciated):
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.