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Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

Also, the results have come in from the polls on local posting!

In both polls, a large majority of people have no opinion on local posting, far more than the other options. There's a significant number of people in favor of local posting with Hometown, however.

Because the number of people who are ambivalent far outweigh the number of people that have an opinion either way, I will keep us on the baseline version of Mastodon for now.

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

Thanks so much to everyone who added their opinion and voted!

Also, apologies to those of you who were really passionate about getting local posting here. I hear you, and can definitely see the utility of that feature, but keeping things on the baseline for now should help me maintain our little space here without having to do too much extra work.

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Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius sorry, I missed this poll. What is Hometown? I would have voted for glitch-soc and I do find the local-only posting to be useful on occasion. It maybe something you don't miss until you've used it.

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@theruran Ah, apologies! I ran this poll throughout the previous week and a half to get some opinions on how people felt about this feature.

The only annoying thing is that no native mobile apps support the glitch-soc/Hometown features, and since I make pretty heavy use of Toot! on my phone, that was the biggest thing for me personally. However, I wanted to run the poll to see how others felt about it as well.

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius For other clients, you just add the 👁️ emoji to the toot -- and probably keep the privacy to public -- to post local-only.

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@theruran Good to know! :3

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius A tie defaulting to "no" kind of sucks, but I understand wanting to conserve your energy for other things

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius ah that's interesting. I voted "ambivalent" because I had no opinion between Hometown and Glitch-Soc. But I was in favour of local posting

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@electret Oh, uh oh! I suppose that was a lack of clarity on my part, my bad. Good to know, though!

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius designing good poll answers is hard :D

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius @electret Mastodon polls only allow four responses, I think that's the main problem.

Kind of angry about that. What possible reason for it could there be for limiting polls to four answers. Also; why should there be a message character limit at all. Why did we adopt this garbage.

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@faun @electret ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ hopefully these things will change over time to be more customizable!

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius @faun @electret I've seen some very long posts before. we can't write them (without hacks) but we can read them. I wonder if the same is true for polls

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

@somnius @faun @electret I've confirmed it, polls with > 4 options can be viewed and interacted with from the standard interface. the restriction only applies to creating them
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