uhh... so how Mastodon search works is that "Perl" isn't indexed (searchable), but is?

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@deafferret correct, only hashtags are searchable. I know there is a reason having to do with dogpiling and other forms of abuse, but not the details.

@AFresh1 upon further pondering I've decided this bothers me. I like being able to search Twitter for a tweet I posted years ago. Finding those threads is useful research to me. I'm bummed out that I can't (?) flag my account as 100% searchable?

@deafferret I agree, I would love to search my toots, with boosts and my favorites. It would also be awesome if toots could be marked as "indexable" which would make them available for full-text searching. My guess would be there's a feature request someplace for it :-)

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