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

just thinking, and it would need some experimenting, but if filters only effect your regular feed, you could put accounts you filter out into a list. That might work.


@mvario @tek Lists apply to accounts you follow. So this "use case" is: I want to follow them, I don't want them in my Home feed (filter them out). I want to see them when I click on a List. Hmmm. More experiments.

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@phoenixdoglover @tek

That's the way lists can be configured on Twitter, right?

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