Yesterday I learned something new about boosting on : if you boost the first message of a thread, then it isn't necessarily true that all your followers can click on it to see the entire thread. Replies aren't fetched by remote instances. If you need the last message of a thread, then all its ancestors will get fetched by remote instances. Your followers might still not see all the threads that branched off of the original, but they will see at least the one thread.

@kensanata So the advice is to boost the last message in a thread?


@gaeel That's how I understood it. In the case I saw, there was a long tootstorm, and the last toot had a recap and explained one should boost the last toot instead of the first toot.

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