People are asking me to implement webmentions, and since I don't have a strong opinion on it (it would not be hard to implement), here's another poll: https://www.strawpoll.me/15428538
Webmentions are like blog pingbacks, essentially, if you remember those.
@Gargron the other way of thinking about this is more federation. Webmentions are not like pingbacks, they're like mastodon notifications. How about framing the question in user terms:
Would you like Mastodon to connect notifications to a broader range of websites?
@Gargron @0x1C3B00DA I agree - opt-in is not great, but a per account setting feels reasonable for those who are more private. Fritter goes even further than this, not showing http images in frets (as opposed to dat ones) unless you opt in to load them.
mastodon possibly showing incoming webmentions in notifications is also an interesting case.
@Gargron @0x1C3B00DA yes they do - there is a pattern of citation of blog URLs to refer to the blogger that goes back to the dawn of blogs - it's a very natural thing to do I wrote about this about 10 years ago: http://epeus.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/urls-are-people-too.html
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