Would you enjoy differently-sized headings, blockquotes, code blocks, bullet point lists and other rich text features in toots on your home feed?
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@Gargron yeah that’d be nice, especially if there could be syntax highlighting for code blocks
@Gargron all this and also greentext im begging you lmao
@toffy And then federation with 4chan?
@Gargron You read my mind
@Gargron Actually after thinking about it a little, people would barely use this besides shitposts & people with 10,000 char limits making Absolute *Articles* that everyone would rather they put it on an actual Blog. But but but, blockquotes, italics & bold are something i'd see myself using freakin daily. who knows, people barely capitalise their sentences here let alone format things pretty lmao
@kurisu yes Dumbo and i liked it thats why im saying this
@desitively or the gun and the phone thing from Danger 5
@gargron Oh, yeah, this looks nice.
I do have a question, though. Would markdown compatibility be included here? Like, I've used asterisks around words to emphasize them in the past, so would this be backwards compatible with those old toots? Or is this purely rich text without markdown abilities?
@Gargron i dont think we should strip out header tags, as they’re useful for screen readers and such but the formatting on them should be minimal, perhaps just a few points larger for h1 and h2&3 both styled the same as <strong>?
@Gargron I don't get it. How is it useful on a SN where post content is limited to 500 chars? I mean: content formating is nice when you want to write structured text which usually go beyond 500 chars. For instance: what's the point of a title to a text of ~400 chars? 🤔
Bold/italic and inline code could be an ok feature for readability but beyond that, I'm not sure what the point is.
Plus, how is it going to work? Will formatting character be counted among the 500 characters? 🤔
Brilliant! I know a lot of people love to hate Google+ but personally I would be happy if more of the good ideas are ported over.
@cosmicevan Vote, otherwise others won't see it.
I use Windows and Firefox and I have not yet learned how to view and vote on mastodon polls. When I have time, I'll go figure out how to do this, but right now I sincerely do not know how. Nobody has any obligation to teach me, but I just wanted to state the matter plainly.
@Gargron if I need headings... I dunno. Someone does, I guess me not. Buuut! Bullet point, quotes and monospace would be such a pleasure!
@Gargron bullet points, bold and italic would be great; would not be at all bothered by other rich text stuff. (i voted and am just specifying)
@Gargron oh also multi-line quote = H E L L Y E A H
@Gargron Voted yes. The dream would be full markdown support, but I'm happy with just what's shown in the image
@Gargron heck yesyes YEAH
@Gargron Do you mean markdown or something else?
@Gargron yes on everything except headers imo. if "yes" gets less than 50% just do bold/italic
@Gargron I recently saw a full article posted as ActivityPub note so mastodon rendered it. Of course completely unreadable as it was endless scrolling. All in all horrible.
Maybe it's really just me but I see no point in in having long text entries in Mastodon at all, and without long text, formatting appear unneeded to me. But I already pointed those things out in the issue :/
@sheogorath The article must have been incorrectly marked up by the sender. It should have showed up as title and link to the original
@Gargron I know, that's basically my point: When we look at Mastodon as an ecosystem, there is no need for formatting, because we are within our lovely 500 chars. The main reason why formatting would be required is because people don't make it to send their ActivityPub properly.
A lot of people in the PR highlighted how much more accessible things would become. Knowing our Mastodon "shitposters" I guess we'll see whole tootes made of 1 headline each per character… Hooray accessibility.
If I could vote, I'd say yes. Especially on the code blocks.
@Gargron I can't vote but yes please
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