ux design ranting
I find it interesting how mastodon has terrible content filtering options compared to twitter.
the filtering model in this system resides totally on the blind faith that other users will use the "content warning" feature in a manner that satisfies your preferences, the failure rate of which scales up as more users use the network... and this is even worse compounded by the fact that most clients try to shove shove the instance and federated timelines in your face.
expectation: I can sign up for any instance and follow my friends in other instances, yay!
reality: can't follow my friend from another instance because my/their warlord admins blocked my/their instance for stupid reasons, users playing hot potato trying to keep up with instances falling into disrepair or imposing draconian new site rules on a whim
twitter is going to be killing the streaming api in june, which doesn't affect me much directly, but the developer of my preferred mobile app has also discontinued his work on it due to running out of tokens, soooo... I guess I'm back here (conditional on if I can manage to tolerate the local culture here enough)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!