Just realised that I have maybe misunderstood something with mastodon. I thought it was possible to post so that only other logged in users on the same server can see your post.
But looking at the privacy options for a post I see no option for that? I thought “unlisted” was that option but it is not!
This was a major selling point for me about mastodon. The possibility to create a safe space to post where only other community members see it.
Have I understood this correctly? :(
@exstral this post has a good overview of the different settings.
Only local timeline is not possible afaik. I do believe there are some mastodon forks around that have that functionality though..
@rra @exstral I made the same mistake at the beginning, and was disappointed that it was not an option. A post-to-local-instance-only option would be great to have. There are all sorts of reasons why this can be useful, from admin/maintenance discussions, to interactions about instance specific issues that you don't want to see circulate (for whatever reasons). There's definitively a risk of isolation but I think this should be a user/instance choice.
@320x200 @exstral Found the fork that implements it: https://glitch-soc.github.io/docs/features/local-only-toots/
@rra some of the other features they develop look quite nice too, bookmarks, advanced app layout settings, audio file posting, toot visibility icons, etc.
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