I can say that unless you have a large influx from the start (say, from Twitter) it's very had to grow and maintain a healthy Mastodon instance community, much harder than a Pleroma instance.
Probably because the local timeline doesn't include replies.
@allison it's because Mastodon wanted to look like Twitter I think which doesn't usually show replies in timelines.
I don't get it either.
@lottev it is
@lottev think glitch-soc already has it
Most likely because of twitter, that has a nasty tendency to accelerate floods of a subject. Which is both good and bad, good when it's benign responses, bad when it's you usually a shitstorm and twitter tends to get the latter more than the former.
Twitter use to show replies which over the last few years has turned into the plauge, so they only do that now based on relation (if you follow a person or not) and it's somewhat randomized what it does show.
Mastodon, using that as a model, likely just doesn't do it full stop because Twitter have proven that it's more of a costly than it is worth.
@mewmew wait, is this an obvious joke I'm missing? Pretty sure I see replies in the timeline, and there's even a setting for it.
@dave you only see replies to those you follow, not in general. Or maybe Alex changed it for your instance.
@mewmew nah, just opened my 15 fedi accounts on different tabs of my browser...
@mewmew That is something of a shame because I am not a fan of Pleroma's UI as customization as it is. It's just generally hard to read.
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