I have a lot of thoughts on this rich text deal and I have put a lot of them down on GitHub but I still need to vent more

Mastodon isn't a Twitter clone but it was made to fill that exact niche. Short posts with mentions, hashtags, and URLs. Such details give the feel of a platform. The velocity, the atmosphere. On a personal level that's just what I like. And I think it would be reasonable to assume many of those who signed up do, too.

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@gargron I'm not a fan of adding rich text, but either way, it's small potatoes compared to other, much more significant design choices that I think Mastodon does perfectly.

Filling the niche that Twitter created and then screwed up, is exactly what I want from Mastodon, personally.

I hope Mastodon keeps making choices with that goal in mind, which isn't exactly the same as the goal of giving users more freedom or flexibility.

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