Something you might not know is that there is a complete implementation of local-timeline-only posting ready to be added to Mastodon, but the lead developer won’t do it.
It even works with 2.8!
Local-only posts would be great for admin announcements, for small geographical instances (like this one), for meetups, and for a myriad of other uses. It takes nothing away from Mastodon, and gives a lot of people a reason to join.
I mean...you can fork, right,
@AudreyJune not an option for instances using shared hosting like mastohost; we’re stuck on stock.
> Something you might not know is that there is a complete implementation of local-timeline-only posting ready to be added to Mastodon, but the lead developer won’t do it.
I think there is a strong case to be made for local-only statuses. But I also think that this toot—perhaps due to limited space—risks mischaracterizing the issue.
The thread you linked contains well over 100 comments, both for and against local timelines. Many people—not just one—feel it would endanger something
@codesections one person is in charge of it not happening.
bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.
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