Seriously, these option names seem really confusing to a new or non-savvy user.
I'm thinking they could be:
Broadcast - Public timelines, followers, profile, and boostable
Personal - Followers, mentions, profile, and boostable
Followers-Only - Followers, mentions, not boostable
Direct - Mentions Only
@pandora_parrot "broadcast" would be a big improvement!
@pandora_parrot that's an excellent set of names and descriptions
@lanodan You can't boost "followers only" or "direct" posts, but you can boost "public" and "unlisted" posts...
@lanodan I'm running a mastodon instance over here, so yeah. Mastodon.
@pandora_parrot Personal kind of fails on a common use of that kind of post (which I forget too often): continuing a thread but leaving only the starting post on the timeline. Or does it do that? I get almost everything from "home", which isn't a timeline.
@pandora_parrot Your proposal is definitely an improvement over the current option names.
@Amuro_Rei Thanks! I'm gonna implement these names on our instsance and see how they work out.
@nitsu no, I agree. Unfortunately, fixing that is above my level of involvement in the mastodon project at this time. Most we can do around that is advocate it to the project people.
I am not sure about that since Unlisted is still a public statement. It's something that I could see if I was following you personally.
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