Purism has posted a rationale behind their disabling of the local and federated timelines:

They have also decided to reinstate the ability to submit reports as indicated by Kyle Rankin, their CSO:

I have also updated my blog post towards the bottom with this information.


> [ has] also decided to reinstate the ability to submit reports as indicated by Kyle Rankin, their CSO:

This seems like really great news

@brandon who's forcing people to look at local and federated timelines? That rationale smacks of yet another *company* wanting to control how we consume content.

No thanks, I'm still going to keep #libremone blocked.

@CrowderSoup @brandon good on you for blocking. because we all know blocking always makes things better. solution found.

This post is a little old, I think it might be better to leave this alone.


@brandon I don't see a problem with them not showing local/fed timelines, other than you are removing features some people might want. That's just a client-level thing, not an instance thing like removing reporting ability.

Caveat: *As long as* users aren't prevented from installing/using Tusky or some other client with their purism instance account, if they wish.

@leadore @brandon in on librem one it's at the server level using husky just shows a blank screen when clicking on the global fediverse

@jameshjacksonjr @leadore I believe the API endpoints for the federated and local feeds were completely removed on their instance

@brandon @leadore yes that is correct they were removed I like it as I only see stuff from people I follow and not a huge feed of stuff I may not want to see

@brandon @leadore I use puirisms librem one service happily I like the no timelines aspect of it!!

@jameshjacksonjr Oh, server-level removal of timelines too, I didn't know that! Well, I guess it's still a relatively harmless modification compared to removing the ability to report abuse (which is apparently going to be reversed).

Welcome to the Fediverse BTW. :) If you ever want to try out the full Mastodon "experience", you can always join another instance while still keeping your librem account. Lots of people belong to more than one based on their interests.


@leadore @brandon it was removed already was removed almost mins after they got called out on it so already back vs waiting to come back happily they acted quickly on that.

@leadore @brandon and I've been on mastodon since day 1 on another instance/server I willingly switched to librem one so I'm a mastodon vet who willingly wanted this simplified no timelines experience

@brandon @leadore it's a it's so easy experience our parents can do it and be on mastodon and matrix and have secure email with pgp auto setup and a one click setup vpn tunnel iOS easy to setup with top security and privacy

@jameshjacksonjr Oh you have, that's great. I've been here less than a year.


@leadore @brandon welcome aboard how do you like it? what social services did you come here from? And what made you want to come here?

@leadore @brandon yeah the reason I chose librem one bundle is I use a librem 15 laptop and have a librem 5 coming i pre-ordered day 1 of the campaign and they have more services coming that will be added to the services bundle so they make the hardware the OS the apps the app store and the librem one services bundle all working seamlesly in a amazing ecosystem!!

@leadore @brandon so the 4 apps out now librem chat and social librem mail and librem tunnel are just 4 of many coming

@jameshjacksonjr @leadore I have a post in the making on the last of the noise from Purism w/ Librem One

I'm mostly up to date on the details myself, I just need to distill it

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