In-reply-to > @prologic This is a fair point as well, but it doesn't feel as natural to say "Cool post!" when you can just "like" the post. However, I totally understand your position.

@eaplmx Bwaahhahahahaaaaa! This is bloody brilliant! I actually can’t stop laughing. Very nice job, you definitely made my day! :‘-D


#rpkaqxa
In-reply-to > Oh, and in case I didn't make me case clear, I hate little replies. That might give someone the impression that I am a hateful guy. I am not. I simply like content, and substance, and a twt with "Cool!" or "🤣🤣🤣" isn't that.

@fastidious Sorry my friend, I just couldn’t resist. This was just a beautiful forward pass I was not able to miss (not sure whether that saying translates well). My sincere apologies. I’m also very delighted, that you used a good old ASCII smiley. 😘 (Funnily my font supports that emoji, but it’s too small to actually identify it. I can just make out a head.)


#u35zu3q
In-reply-to > For the Wordle players around here (@lyse, @xuu, @movq), and for those moments in which you rather cheat, than lose: https://github.com/KevinXuxuxu/wordle_machine. 😂

You should get yourself a crystal ball, @fastidious, and work independently! Your prediction is spot on. The game already died for me. I spent a few hours playing. At first just thinking very hard in my head. Then I started cheating by grepping in a dictionary. And then it was over after I went to bed.


#7zrmj6q
In-reply-to > Oh, and in case I didn't make me case clear, I hate little replies. That might give someone the impression that I am a hateful guy. I am not. I simply like content, and substance, and a twt with "Cool!" or "🤣🤣🤣" isn't that.

@lyse I saw what you did there, bad, bad, baaaaaaaad boy! :-) You see, I even accommodate to your terminal lack of Emoji, and fall back to the safe one for you to use. I am all heart!


#76vqwra
In-reply-to > @prologic this seems to be missing "like" functionality, which maybe you never intended to implement.

@prologic So if one just hits a thumbs-up/down/whatever button, there’s just the information that the original content pleases/is crap/whatever. Now on a sidenote, interpreting the meaning of the button is not really clear in every case either. Imagine someone telling about a bad thing that had happend to them. What does liking that story mean here? “Oh no, I feel sorry for you”, “I experienced the same”, “I’m angry about the causes”, “I hope this bad luck continues on with you, sucker, you haven’t deserved any better” etc. With all the myriad of available smiley reaction thingiess that is a bit clearer, but still can provide tons of leeway for interpretation. Writing a proper reply on the other hand is usually much clearer. Of course, it can be misinterpreted, absolutely. I give you that. Irony and sarcasm can sometimes be hard to get.

Now back to track. When somebody replies with a real, halfway meaningful sentence, the topic can be broadened. Views on certain things be qualified. The subject can change. The discussion can take a turn or even be converted to something completely different. Often it’s just a much more valuable and useful conversation. Yes, it’s not guaranteed to work out that way. But chances are higher, that it might be. I’m convinced, that’s not gonna happen with just “+1”, “-1”, “lol”, “wtf” etc.

Yarnd provides the discovery view where you see twts from all the feeds in the cache, not just the feeds you follow. That way it is a bit more tricky to avoid potential bot spam. You would either have to not visit that view or mute the bots indiviually. Don’t get me wrong, I like the discovery view myself a lot. Please keep it. But there’s no such equivalent feature in traditional twtxt clients where you just see what you’ve subscribed to. Well, maybe registries as I just learned the other day. But I don’t know of any client that incorporates them.


#z2z2opa