We are getting many reports that the default toot privacy is not what users expect.
The algorithm to determine what is set when starting to compose a toot works as follows: When the users account is locked, always default to "private". When not replying, default to the last used setting. When replying, use the same setting as the replied-to-toot, or the last used setting, whichever is stricter.
So our question is: Is this behavior buggy or do you not like the behavior?
@Tusky Now that I know what it is, I think it works fine. But I'd prefer if it worked like it does in the web thingie.
Especially for replies: always use the setting of the replied-to toot, don't make it stricter. I keep accidentally replying privately, that's annoying.
@Tusky And if I forget to check the privacy of the replied-to toot before starting my answer, I have no fast way to know why my reply is private (it would be rude to change to public if the replied-to toot is actually private, and private is not always useful).
But also for other stuff: I'd love to be able to set a default and always use that for non-replies. It makes more sense for me to ask myself if my default is fine for a specific toot than to check each time if what Tusky sets is what I want.
@Tusky I think "always default to private" is still the behavior even when I'm replying to a direct message, which can lead to accidentally sharing with all followers something meant for just one