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So there's very little likelyhood this'll actually get seen by any of the current influx of people coming in off of Twitter, but I wonder what their initial reactions are to any of our other deliberate design differences are? Like, the only-hashtags searching, the no quoting, etc.?

@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.

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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.

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@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