What do you HATE on mastodon ?

I HATE :

  1. Users who put 20 hashtags on their toot
  2. twitter cross-posting toot
  3. bot which pollute timeline with pre-formated stupid toot

Let’s continue the list !

@soloninja
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I’ve always hated the cross-posting Toot it is annoying to see

Dessalines
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222Y

I can’t stand so many things about the twitter style of social media.

  • Based around following people: not communities or topics. If I follow a person, I have to see all of their posts no matter how unimportant to me it is. I might like a person’s input on star trek, I really don’t care if they’re drinking their second red bull that morning.
  • There are tags, but no voting, no sorting, and no moderation, so they’re mostly garbage.
  • No way to see what’s popular: or sorting based on voting whatsoever. Updates stream in, which means you can’t subscribe to more than a few people unless you want your entire day to be gone.
  • Length-limited content emphasizes gotcha soundbytes, and not discussion.
  • No tree-based commenting: meaning I have to click into a lot of threads just to see replies.
Maya
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51Y

Related to the first thing: your saying that makes me realize I enjoy person-centric social media more than content-centric social media, and it does make me wonder how a platform can promote the best of both worlds. (idle general speculation, not lemmy-dev-content)

Most of my Mastodon content is “personal” in the sense that it’s idle chatter / bad jokes that I want to share with internet friends–but then I have a few posts that are more boostable like “here’s a blog post about how to do X”. Ideally, I’d want to be able to add that to a community/topic after I’d made the original post, since it’s typically only then I realize something fits (one thing that Instagram gets credit for is counting tags from comments, which allows this after-the-fact organization).

Dessalines
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41Y

At some point we want to add user following to lemmy, so we can plug into the rest of the fediverse. So you’d see both user and community posts on your main feed.

The only one I know that gets this right, is unfortunately facebook. They have both the typical user / friend following, but also facebook groups, which can be very large and get a lot of posts.

@cloudycloud
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There is a risk of stalking with that. If you add it, make it possible to see who follows you or disable the option to be followed.

@Dargoth
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31Y

I don’t really follow a whole lot of social media, so I didn’t really see it that way. But now I can kinda see why FB is still so popular. Looking forward to what lemmy becomes!

@andycuccaro
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62Y

Related to your first point: that’s why I believe the Peertube’s aproach (and old Deviantart’s too) is the best: every user has a single account, but they can have many “channels”/streams/folders/tags that you can follow. That way, you can follow someone’s specific content and not everything they do. I think tumblr did/does the same too, in addition to allowing you to follow tags.

@myself33
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12Y

a more simple system :

  1. all toot should have 1 and only one hashtag
  2. Give the possibility to follow a person/specific hashtag
@andycuccaro
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22Y

Hmm… It does work as folders and channels in other platforms and it is very simple. The biggest con I find is that many people like to tag a lot :/

@realcaseyrollins
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21Y

On the first point, I very much agree. The problem becomes, will these “topics” as Twitter calls them have to be handmade by the admins, or will it be done with AI? And how would it be done?

On the third point, certain instances have a trending section, and even for those that don’t, you can still see what’s trending in Fedilab.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Near complete lack of threaded conversations, meaning it’s anywhere between annoying and impossible to track a complicated discussion with many people talking about different aspects. That’s why I’m so excited about Lemmy.

@myself33
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62Y

totally agree. when I ask people why they stay on Facebook, they reply : ‘groups’ I hope mastodon will integrate ‘group’ feature.

@orangelamp
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22Y

Check out guppe groups (e.g. @retrocomputing@gup.pe)

@skrlet13
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1Y

Blocks don’t really work. If someone of other instance shares (retoots) your toot and has contact with a blocked instance/user, the blocked instance/user can see that toot via the intermediate instance.

@nutomic
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112Y

The development process isnt great, most decisions are just made because Gargron likes them better, user feedback is ignored for the most part. Hopefully we can do better for Lemmy :)

@diorama
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41Y
  • No subfederation/subversive timeline. There is a midground between your instance and the part of fediverse known by your instance fellows. This is a highly craved feature by instances based on transformative justice. This problem is virtually solved in Lemmy with communities. I wonder whether you have ever considered communities of different instances (with the same name?) may federate in the future development of Lemmy. :thinking face: At the end of the day, it is sorta automatic cross-posting.
@cnk
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1Y

at this point I kinda like the twitter cross-posting bots… . . I wish you could respond to them. . .kind of a universal mastodon twitter account with sub-accounts … .also maybe a bit of promotion of mastodon on twitter . . …probably not doable

SnowCode
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11Y

I thought about it as well.

@ajz
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62Y

Not much “hate” here. I like the concept and I like the design (Especially now you can choose to have just one column in the middle) of Mastodon and the fact that it has managed to build up a significant user base. What I dislike are minor issues, like no really good default search for various things (Hashtags, words, URLs). And the RAM usage and the not so easy maintenance is uncool. However, there is … Pleroma. That software is awesome and light weight and has interesting options. Some time ago I ran a single person Pleroma instance, that was nice - software wise. But connecting to people via Mastodon was easier. Maybe Pleroma has improved meanwhile re: that.

@myself33
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62Y

well, I tried plemora, diaspora, friendica…but the problems is when you begin , with no followers, it’s just an empty space. In mastodon, the ‘noise’ in the local timelines is addictive for beginners.

@realcaseyrollins
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21Y

Isn’t there a way to hide bots in the timeline? I hear people complain about bots day and night, but I kinda like them. It should be made easier for people who don’t like bots to just ignore them.

@fruechtchen
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42Y
  • mastodon is slow compared to pleroma
  • uses javascript, therefore i like https://docs.microblog.pub/
  • 50% of the fediverse is only mastodon
  • people don’t know the fediverse, they only know mastodon.
@Shura
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61Y

But you should agree, mastodon has brought a lot of people in fediverse. (And me too). At I grateful to mastodon for it.

@lorabe
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32Y

Well if mastodon implements a group system that would be perfect, I love the smash community on Twitter but I refuse to follow most of them lol.

But I must say that being in Mastodon makes you change your behavior so most of the toxic people on Twitter wouldn’t like to hang out in Mastodon.

@worldCritic
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  • The Mastodon API is poorly documented.
  • Impossible to login using your userid, and if you forget what email address you registered with there is no way to get your email address using the API if you normally login over via API.
  • The web UI is fat – uses too much RAM.
  • All nodes disable searching for phrases - you can only search for userid or hashtag.
  • No universal way to mention Twitter users. It would be useful if Mastodon users could mention twitter users as a way to make it possible to gather msgs to those not yet smart enough to switch to Mastodon.
@orangelamp
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22Y

Groups when?

Also, the fact that glitch social is a Masto fork when some of those features would slap on Pleroma

@leanleft
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22Y

there’s always diaspora

@ajz
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32Y

In the Fediverse *diaspora is still not involved :( Friendica is in the Fediverse and seems easier compared to Hubzilla. (I’ve had a Friendica account for some months before going back to Mastodon).

@realcaseyrollins
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01Y

The only thing I really hate is the polarization. I like hearing different viewpoints from people who disagree with me, but oftentimes people will outright block you for disagreeing with them, or even associating with “the wrong people”.

@pinkprius
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21Y

Well but isn’t that their freedom to block whoever they want?

@maxigaz
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@papersonal
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@myself33
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42Y

i hate some stuff on mastodon but I admit it’s an excellent platform to connect people : 4 millions users and growing success is a sign. I think mastodon (user focussed) and Lemmy (Topic focussed) are both sides on the same coin : both are opposite but both are necessary in the coin.

@papersonal
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