If you have something to say that’s so long it needs 8 toots to say it, maybe you should just write a blog post? 😉
@kev who was this for exactly ?
@pranav no one specifically. I see lots of multi-toot posts, so it was aimed at a lot of people.
• 8-toots-ful of content won't make for a long enough blog post
• I haven't seen a free-as-in-beer AP-powered non-micro-blogging platform (suggestions welcome!), I assume most haven't either
@bugaevc surely a blog post can be as long or as short as you want it to be?
@sean I haven’t honestly given that much thought to it. It was just a flippant remark. I don’t actually care if someone multi-toots (did I just coin a new phrase?) I was just being silly.
@sean the default is 500 chars.
@sean we stick to 500 on Fosstodon. Personally, I don’t recall ever struggling with that limit and needing to multi-toot.
@kev does your instance support the "collapse long toots" thing? 🤔
@kev but what about long replies? writing a blog post to respond to a toot is less convenient than simply threading your replies. the thread is both more digestible and also immediately present.
...hmm, i think this would be more interesting if mastodon actually supported authoring Article objects that didn't have character limits...
@trwnh if it were me, I’d construct my response so it didn’t need multiple toots.
@kev that doesn't really work when you have a lot to address
@trwnh which brings me back to my original point - if you have a lot to address, a micro blogging platform probably isn’t the right place to do that.
@kev well, that brings me back to my point as well -- that threaded replies are more convenient than switching environments entirely, then pasting a link to a blog post in reply to someone. Thus, it would be convenient to have native support for posting slightly-longer-form content. The jump from 500 characters to 4000 characters is not unrealistic, especially for extended substantive discussions.
@trwnh good talk. 👍
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