@gaditb so I’ll be straight up, no quoting and the flat structure of threads kills me, personally. I love the weird stuff you can do with twitter threading and I think it supports multiple lines of thought better. Replying to something I quote RTd is also important to me. Searching for people is also pretty bad and for better or worse I can’t be fully here until the people from Twitter I follow are. Masto is good but also it’s trying too hard to be twitter except wen it isn’t
@coryw More twitter-like threading is something I feel like, at some point when mastodon gets big enough that things start getting more and more unwieldy, at some point someone's going just sit down for a week and tap out a basic version of it to have it, and then incremental improvements from there.
Quote-RTing was a very back-and-forth discussed thing, honestly.
(FWIW, I think the current standard way of doing it is going "LB: <comment>", for "Last Boost".)
The thinking (roughly/I'm pretty sure) was that quote-RTing something forcibly links your comment with the original, while removing context -- so it gets most often used for "look at how stupid <person/opinion/etc.> is" type stuff.
@gaditb that’s not how I saw it used on twitter, but I have a smallish account there, the thing I saw used for *that* was usually a screenshot of the tweet, sometimes with a name edited out, and so to me it seems like a bad technical solution to a problem some instances are using human moderators to fix anyway, or someone could report, if it’s an abusive disagreement. Anecdotally, I just figured out what “lrt” means an actual week ago despite being on twitter for like 7 years
@coryw @gaditb I feel like I prefer flat-threading, but Twitter simultaneously rolled out their new threading just as they were getting into the business of suppressing tweets, so that could be why. Depending on which account you use on Twitter, you’ll be shown diff replies & some will be altogether hidden from you, regardless of blocking/muting.
@dhammicmarxist @gaditb It's annoying, but the way I read the situation on twitter is not that it's intentionally suppresing tweets as much as the fact that a single instance social site at that scale is an extremely impressive feat, which sometimes shows problems at the seams, and also they tend to think people following many accounts want a summary view (the "In case you missed it" sections). I've heard there's no filter if you follow 50 or fewer.
And, just thinking about it, there was no documentation that they did it to control potential influence from automated third parties that may have wanted to, idk, influence election results? (bots that inject themselves into every conversations matching certain words being one of twitter's bigger problems.)
I think I worded my reply wrong, but at the end of the day it's their platform and everyone else I've consulted about it agrees filtering that particular content was probably the right thing to do.
It feels ironic being on mastodon and hearing from someone that they think twitter shouldn't have moderated something they did.
@dhammicmarxist @gaditb SIMILARLY on *this* web site, if you're on a small instance or if you're having a lot of cross-instance chatter, (important) parts of threads are extremely likely to get lost such as in https://toot-lab.reclaim.technology/@djsundog/98997426667125126 , something a liiiiittle less likely once you find a thread on Twitter, it usually shows you all of the posts in it.