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Brody πŸš€ Brooks @BrodyBr

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@BrodyBr i've heard that a missing image url will make the image not federate properly.

@maunzikation Eugen says that's incorrect. But I could see if another instance fails to load an image, having the link could be helpful? It does look really ugly, though. :(

@BrodyBr ah, okay, then i guess that was a myth that came up at some point. i don't mind the urls, but great if ppl who don't like them can delete them.

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@BrodyBr (turned off the CW) oooh, i get it. The "show more" is the CW label! (this feature is handled differently on Amaroq, where I normally participate, then on the web ui)

@sivy Yeah! Amaroq blocks out the whole post, showing the expanded size of the toot, which wouldn't be my pref. But that's my favorite iOS client so far :shrug:

@BrodyBr i thought for a minute that "show more" was like wordpress' [more] tag (to expand the rest of the post) and I was intrigued. Now I want Mastodon to support a [more] tag in posts. I'd write more bird-like (short/140) posts with more detail after the [more] sometimes.

@BrodyBr I've been wondering about the image thing. Apparently, an image from 2 or more (?) months ago is no longer visible if someone reads my TL back that far.

So... will the image URL still allow someone to click and see that image on older toots?

@amylsacks I've noticed broken images on old posts sometimes, and I honestly don't know what causes. My gut tells me having the link there would help with that, though. :(

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@BrodyBr the picture link generally needs to be there so the picture doesn't get lost on certain Federation. It's fine on your own server though.

@maloki It sounds like that’s a common misconception (but honestly I no nothing of how the backend works)

mastodon.social/@Gargron/98997

@BrodyBr Gargron would know better than I. I was a bit foggy earlier

@maloki Haha there's so much little nuance stuff I think we're all trying to get a proper heading for here.

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