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One time I really wish Mastodon had quote-tooting is when I'm sharing ActivityPub Articles (i.e. blog posts).

Would be awesome to natively boost a post with a little personal comment added, especially to aid in a fediverse conversation around the post. Otherwise you get what we have right now: every post is "Shared without comment."

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Hey Mastodon and Writing Exchange. Thanks for having me.

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A recent idea I had: what if WF federated Notes instead of Articles in certain situations? I just tweaked this instance so that if there's no newline in a post, it'll come out as a Note. Otherwise it'll be an Article, like normal. Thoughts? Reply to @matt@writing.exchange.

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hello everybody
this is the noblogo.org account, an italian instance.
We'll share the most important article from the website here.

Still getting caught up on November.

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@dansup Hey, are you active at all on the Pixelfed section of SocialHub (socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/)? I wanted to continue the conversation about Article support in PixelFed in a public place like that, if that's alright.

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Every week, we put out a new to help get your thoughts going. This week:

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

You can submit a response over on Submit.as:
submit.as/cues/afraid

And we'll publish accepted responses on our Write.as @cues blog!

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Howdy y'all,
First post here... Anyone got follow recommendations?

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Hey, just a newb amateur here. I've written quite a few poems over the past year. Also the past few months on Reddit I kept making r/WritingPrompts and wanting to make the prompts increasingly complex, so I'm gonna try making some short stories and putting them on the Fediverse's favorite write.as platform.
From what I've seen so far this instance seems very calm and peaceful. I look forward to discussions and inadvertently learning crazy news here.

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A small post-mortem about our half-botched #WriteFreely v0.11 release over on @devlog:

matt.writefreely.dev/the-need-

TL;DR: we're going to start doing Release Candidates for all major updates going forward.

If you're interested in testing those out, please let us know! We'd really appreciate the help!

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Mastodon feature request 

If I "Show More" on a CW'ed post in my timeline, clicking the post to see replies should automatically "Show More" on all of them.

Right now I have to click twice: "Show less for all" (which only shows less on the parent post), and then "Show more for all" (which finally does what I want). The added friction makes me not want to read any CW'ed conversation.

Excited to go back to Japan for almost all of November. I'll be in Tokyo and all over, starting next week. If you're there and want to meet up, just let me know!

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