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Non-federated instances are a feature, not a bug

Sometimes, you just want to connect to your peers, and only your peers. Being able to do so without accidentally the world is a good thing; compare randos dropping into mentions on the bird site.

Or, better yet: imagine a neighborhood instance, where people from a certain geographical are coordinate stuff.

Different usecases, different needs to federate

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I am originating a new usage of the ✅. I hope it catches on, because in a sense it's mostly used this way now.

As portability is currently quite limited, the checkmark now indicates that I am actively using that instance, and that my other nonchecked instance identities are hibernating.

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@Rushyo Plus, I think there's other ways to mitigate fakes, but they require a certain level of public awareness. News sites could run their own instances, so if Tom Brokaw isn't tooting from @brokaw@nbc.com, you know they're a fake. An instance could host celeb accounts and offer verification services, so the domain is the validation, not some checkmark. It's a different way of thinking about social networking, but probably a healthier/more sustainable one in the long run.

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Wait, wait, everyone. If you're teaching someone how to use Mastodon, are you giving them a... toot-orial?

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@necrobuffalo CONDENSATION FOR THE CONDENSATION LORD

LIDS FOR THE LID LICH

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Sorry. In the absence of @god_tributes over here I had to do *something* about that gap.

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Remember when had / feeds for all users? Wasn't that great? Well, and any other server has that too. And it's here to stay, since the protocol is based on this.

Here's mine, for example: mastodon.social/users/rysiek.a

Now you can use your favorite RSS reader to read my toots. I know, right?

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@path @Glytch huge background processing backlog, as you can notice. Some code had already been optimized, some needs dire optimizing, but the backlog has to clear. Hopefully overnight with less people awake it'll have time to catch up

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End-to-end encrypted Direct Messages would be a terrific feature for Mastodon. Twitter won't do it so it's a nice reason to give to people to migrate.

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The phrase "toot your own horn" has now become relevant

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FYI, the "swiftonsecurity" on Mastodon is not the real SwiftOnSecurity from Twitter.

So I guess a tweet storm will now be referred to as a toot storm?

is great! loading animation seems to hang around after everything has loaded though

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