it has been brought to my attention that within the last few days our federated timeline has gotten rather... interesting. while no one HAS to see these posts, it can be suboptimal when there is a low signal-to-noise ratio. in the interests of good content, is there appetite for silencing some of the worst offenders? Silencing means that users from those servers can still be followed, but other posts won't show up in the timeline. open to suggestions!

@locus wait a minute, where are all the posts? right now all i can see is you and corn woman (not that i'm complaining ;) just notinng that i only see a few ppl atm, not sure if i'm not following the right ppl/ servers??)

@nerdposterino @locus Click on the globe icon (labeled "Federated", if you're desktop) in your menu! It'll show the combined timelines of all the Mastodon servers this one is connected with.

@nerdposterino depends on which interface you're using, but there should be several views:
- home: toots/boosts from users you follow
- local: toots/boosts from users on this server
- federated: toots/boosts from users on servers which we federate with

@locus wow federated has a LOT of anime gal pictures :0 😂

@locus Hey, yeah, I think I’m for this. I’m not positive which servers you’re talking about, but I see cacophony when I look at the global feed and am generally in favor of whatever increases the ratio of interesting conversation to unintelligible/uninteresting shitposts.

@locus No opinion.

Or rather, ultimately I want to be following enough cool people that I can find more in their replies and boosts, rather than bothering with the federated feed at all.

I also expect that the rudest posters will drop off of the fediverse once they've gotten it out of their system. I think their instance is as new as ours.

OTOH, I could do without the bullshit, so I won't moss them much if you silence them.

@WomanCorn @locus

I personally just muted some of the worst ppl at and it's now a lot more readable.

But I agree that eventually the federated feed will be something I don't really look at once my own TL has become Good

@funkyduffy @WomanCorn @locus I literally only federate with, for precisely this reason. When I was more permissive I ended up going into my config and banning all the “4chan” instances. Helped a lot, but it’s just really hard to keep the cancer out with unrestricted federation.

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