Lohan G is a user on mastodon.social. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

adds another layer of complications to the blacklisting / shadow-banning problem because it gives prominence to the "Local timeline" and "Federate timeline". By design, both timelines *can* appear in the same window alongside the "Home" timeline. This might trigger more requests for banning users. On other platforms such as or , you tend to have little interaction with the "public" timeline unless you decide to load a separate page.

Lohan G @lohang@mastodon.social

I can now understand why some users keep saying that "I see his posts and I cannot stand him", "he is an idiot", "please put CW when you post about politics" and so on. People can still see a user (more often than on other platforms) without following him. Old fashioned fediverse people like me might find it difficult to understand. We tend to focus on our "Home" timeline. I still do that. That is why I kept saying that "why don't you simply unfollow him and mind your own business"...

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@lohang idk... if someone is annoying or upsetting enough on my local but not necessarily breaking any rules, i always have the option of muting them or blocking them.

@cycm this is very true. And I am a happy user of this multi-column interface. This is just an observation. Mastodon users tend to have a different perception of the timelines because of how it is designed.