For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!
@andreas We'll definitely address comments in the future -- I just want to do it right, and not simply copy the same old comments as anywhere else.
For now, there's a new funky workaround with this "mention" functionality. You can basically mention your Mastodon account, for example, to send replies over there and keep the conversation going. For example, see near the end of my last post: https://write.as/matt/our-activitypub-projects
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