@mattdm there's enough metadata to know what is a reply to what. Mastodon mostly decided notification/visibility based on mentions.
AP itself has all the to, cc, bcc and whatnot
@mattdm I just checked this and discovered if you remove the name from the beginning of the reply it doesn't show the reply in their notifications/mentions. Not a huge deal if you're following a discussion closely but if somebody replies to you a week from now and removes your name from it I'm guessing you might not see it.
This method is nice, but it uses up 10 characters right off the bat for your username (probably varies based on username/instance domain length).
I was thinking the new line method + an icon of some sort just to keep it organized and without looking like a formal letter.
I'd probably abandon the idea after a day or as soon as I start replying on mobile. 🤣
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