As I watch the mastoverse slowly but surely devolving into a proper dumpsterfire, it occurs to me that things aren't going to get any better until we all agree this follow+timeline experiment has failed and go back to rooms/groups/lists.
Because when nothing is off-topic, everything is.
I only see what the (reasonable) people I follow say or boost.
Not a lot of dumpster fire for me :)
I only miss a convenient way to filter by groups, so that I can put some people in "tech" and some in "politics" or "news", depending on my mood ;)
But that's a client thing.
Specifically, I think I might rather end up putting some news-bots in such a group, that produce so much noise that I sometimes want to unfollow. Or maybe I put a dev / software accounts in such a groop, that usually toot news about that software.
Then, what's left would be "normal" people who talk about whatever is hot.
So maybe I should have labeled it
"News & Announcements" and "Humans talking about stuff"
@cjd You need to get off mastodon.social! I made the leap last year to a sub-1,000 user instance and it's a world of difference.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!