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Is there a reason I don't see boosts in Local TL?

@KungFuChickenNoodle I see it in notifications. But if someone from h.t boosts a post of someone not at h.t it will show up in "Home" but not in "Local"

@Ventronik Because that's not what the local timeline is.
A boosts shows in 'your' timeline, so peeps that follow you see what you boost.

This is (I imagine) so 'outside' peeps don't clutter the inner timeline via boosts.

@Mnemonic

Seems odd, what is the best way to share something locally then?

@Ventronik
Hmm :blobcatscience:

That would be harder... But to stay relevant AND in the philosophy of this system I would say:

Comment on it (in an original/new toot) and link the toot.

That way it's a real toot from you (aka the comment) and the context (link).

@Ventronik Yes.

~Tough I can see how it's less satisfactory than a boost.

@Ventronik But on the other hand, a profile avatar and the hyandle/instance are viewable in the preview... so peeps can kinda see what they get into.

Like, so if I would boost something radically not htown like, it won't pollute the peacefulness of the town ;)

@Mnemonic I just wish I had other boost options. Like, boost to local, or boost with cw.

@Ventronik Yes.. though after having thought, because of this, a bit about it...
I can't come up 1,2,3 with a nice integrated system concept for that..

But that's me :p I mean, I do think it's a good idea as idea, something worth trying to kick higher up the chain (if it isn't already). A 'use case' (as in, how would it work) would be a goos start before kicking it up ;)

@Mnemonic

It really is. Also it kind of against the spirit of not recontextualizing people's posts. It seems like it would encourage the behavior.

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