Mastodon is cool but it lacks my favorite feature from birdsite which is the timeline jumping as soon as your eyes see an interesting post that you'll never find again
@lunarogue I replicate it by finding a post I want to reply to on my phone and then trying to find it on the PC so I can reply to it :P
@lunarogue don't worry, mastodon makes up for that by having terrible search so that when you want to find that one post you know you saw once and remember some of you are completely fucked. no chance of finding it unless you know who posted it and have the time to scroll through all their posts looking.
@lunarogue I love moving the mouse towards the like button and the Twitter timeline jumping right before I click so I like a completely random tweet
@avi @lunarogue @Stoori Sadly Mastodon has this problem too (at least on the web client). However, if you enable Slow Mode, it'll make it so it'll just tell you how many new posts there are, and you can click it to load the posts.
IIRC Twitter has this kind of option too.
At least when Mastodon jumps, it doesn't completely change what posts are displayed on your timeline, so you CAN find them again.
@lunarogue Joke aside, I think that this can be toggled from the preferences (isn't this what the disabling the “Slow mode” option does?)
@lunarogue at least 3 other replies have already mentioned the federated feed, but i'm getting from this that twitter has *no* feeds in which this does *not* happen?
@lunarogue To be fair, when I reply to a post in home, it ends up with home back at the top and my reply, which is a pain. I'd like it to stay put so I heel going down home and catching up. So mastodon is trying to be as annoying as the twit.
@lunarogue I'd like a Mastodon feature where it shows my feed in a random order. Linear time is too simple to follow.
Try looking at the federated timeline from the advanced front end of the web view - it happens there quite a bit!
@lunarogue try bookmarking...if you are fast enough. But then the too many bookmarks will make you loose sight.
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