I really wish small Mastodon instances could have linked local timelines... Basically choose a handful of sister instances to show up as local so the local timeline is useful.
The biggest downside to being on a small instance is not having a useful local timeline and this would let us work together to solve that.
@minego i think this is what the upcoming Proxy feature is for
@minego or have a client that mixes all of your accounts on those instances?
@minego I've mostly been reading the federated timeline. My local timeline does move but not that quickly.
@minego Sort of an Allies timeline.
@minego There's this "Relay" feature in the admin settings which I imagine does exactly that
I've found literally no info at all online though, and the default URL refuses to enable
@minego I like this idea.
@minego You can hide domains but yeah I do wish it was opt-in and not opt-out
Multiple levels of federated.
Local, Masto Federated, <insert cool local federated name>
@rhonda Contacting one of the users directly could work. I mean, people are pretty nice round here :)
@minego Interesting concern… I'm on the huge mastodon.social and it never occurred to me to even start reading local timeline, it's overwhelming. So I just follow interesting people I find, and that's my timeline. I think it's the best way (ymmv, of course).
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