Here is a fabled Patreon update... Mostly stuff you already know if you're following me, but also a picture you might enjoy seeing
@Gargron woah e2e. I wanted to experiment with adding it to Tusky for a long time.
Signal protocol then, eh?
They don't match people's expectation on how DM conversations should work, they don't match people's expectations on privacy, they're a liability in terms of database performance, potential risk vector in the code, and legal responsibility
@Gargron @charlag hm. i'd say my expectations are that dms should work like twitter / instagram / any other website... i understand some people want full e2ee everywhere but a lot of people also *don't* want that.
the main thing i'm concerned about though is that direct posts are a legitimately good and useful feature in the middle of threads, and leaving a direct reply within a specific context is one of the killer features of fedi. it's why the current "conversations" are so awkward...
ui-wise the presence of mentions should be the giveaway. statuses have mentions prominently attached (at least when authored by mastodon). there's definitely a ux gap for incoming statuses from other softwares, but the other giveaway is that you're in a tree-like context as opposed to a flat one. this can be emphasized by using bubbles or chatlog style
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