Welp, I guess I can toot.

This is looking too busy for me to keep up with though, so we'll see how it goes..

@tek I have had similar feelings. My advice is: 1) understand you have 3 feeds, Local, Home, Federated, and each has different rules for what appears, 2) As you follow more people, the Home and Federated feeds grow out of proportion, because they include posts boosted by people you follow, and 3)You can mute or block anybody that appears in any feed and you will not see them again. No posts will appear from any centralized algorithm or promotion. You have control.

I would add an additional "defense" against people you follow that are just too active. I'm working on that now. They tend to dominate my Home and Federated feeds, and I want to follow them, but I don't want to see them every 2 or 3 posts.

The possible solution is "Lists", which you populate with the accounts of the people you follow and want to see. Click on List, see their posts.

My list called "Preferred Journos" will exclude some of the excessively chatty ones.

@admin @tek @mvario Milburn, I think Mastodon is lacking in some features to filter posts in the Home and Federated timelines. In those views, you see posts for accounts that have been followed or boosted by others. That's why you get to see that overly active Ukrainian War account. The filter option does not allow you to suppress it as needed. Instead, you can mute the account, which removes it entirely. It would be great if a user defined filter could be applied to each timeline.

@phoenixdoglover @tek
You can go into your Preferences > Filters and create custom filters by keyword (e.g. Ukraine or mvario) to block posts you don't want to see.

@mvario @tek
Thanks. I missed that feature. Time to experiment. Probably not going to filter you out, though. 😁

@phoenixdoglover @tek

If Lists worked the same way they do on Twitter that would have been another option, but they don't appear to. On Twitter you can set a list to not show list members in your regular feed.


@mvario @tek
Yeah, lists not cutting it for my need to manage my Local and Federated timelines on a daily basis. Lists seem just a way to group certain accounts for focused viewing.

· · Web · 0 · 0 · 1
Sign in to participate in the conversation

For the non-commenters at Wonkette.com