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i was away for a while what the HELL happened here

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so if i understood everything correctly, eugen removed (or maybe not implemented in the first place) the local and federated timelines from the "official" mastodon app, turning instances from "mostly separate communities with links between them" into "let someone else host my infrastructure lol"

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@ecmel *clawing my way toward you through the dirt*

...Eugen... 😞

@ecmel Bingo. That, and there is no concept of an unlisted post, unless you use an account not created inside the app, in which case every post is unlisted. He's talking about potentially removing the local timeline from Mastodon altogether. It's also recently come to people's attention that he's taking money from various "morally ambiguous" sources despite his promise to uphold respectability for both a general audience and investors

@MadestMadness

> That, and there is no concept of an unlisted post, unless you use an account not created inside the app in which case every post is unlisted.

That doesn't really make any sense. I *could* at least understand some reasoning on removing the timelines, but why remove unlisted posts? And why should creating the account outside the app affect this behavior? Either I am misreading something (it's 6 AM I really should've slept) or this is just dumb

> He's talking about potentially removing the local timeline from Mastodon altogether.

I wonder how he plans to handle posts from newcomers. Will new people just be stuck without any interactions because their posts are now impossible to discover? Are they forced to use hashtags or replies now?

> It's also recently come to people's attention that he's taking money from various "morally ambiguous" sources

Is this the Eunomia thing, or was that just a good old conspiracy theory?

@ecmel @MadestMadness i wonder, above all, who's the demographic that funds him 7k/mo on patreon. I have worries it's techies of the sort that makes bad company and bad fedizens.

@ecmel I really want to go the other direction and remove the "Whole known network" timeline type pages.
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