Gab Code Divergence From Mastodon Continues With:
- Post Editing!
- Improved Post Image handling
- Joined in date indicator in profile
- Profile Badges
So, I think it is fair to say that gab is now superior to regular vainilla Mastodon.
Of course that so far the biggest feature differences are Groups, Quote posting and Editing. But the other small features here and there apart of UI differences do add up to improve the general experience.
@Sosthene I see your point. And I bet this rationale is why it is not a feature on Mastodon.
As an aside. They even got a keyword filter in search. I saw Gab devs mentioning that because of the way search in mastodon is done. They would have to redo big part of it. In the case of DM's. Gab Devs decided to redo that completely and make them encrypted more like how DM's are on Minds. They also have to partly redo trends.
@Sosthene But when someone really hates someone. They usually not retweet directly but screenshot tweet that person and even add an archive link. As that ensures the quoted tweet cannot be removed or blocked and the source tweet and person can also be linked through a bridge page. So, I don't think not having the feature solves anything against actual hate. It just removes a lot of normal conversation and discussion. However, If you prefer to avoid that feature, that's fine.
@Sosthene So, you would like it if Mastodon had the feature or you like it don't has the feature? In terms of quote posting.
No, Twitter does not has groups either. I doubt they would be willing to add such a feature.
@TallTim That's different. This seems like a new thing. I had never seen it happen on Mastodon. But I guess it was inevitable. Even if dumb as using an unique instance to do it makes it easier to block.
@lukedashjr umm. Well, whatever it is. Someone is testing it via an instance called freefedifollowers.
@Sosthene Groups works but it is still needs several updates to be a well rounded feature. And yes. Quote posting has its own button but it is just like a retweet with a comment.
Gab feature set divergence versus Mastodon has started to become significant. Apart of groups and longer post length (3000 characters). It now has quote posting. Now I am only waiting for editing and the main features I wanted and needed will be all there. I now just wonder what Mastodon Devs will copy or redevelop next. Or if they will not given how direct it is the new features association with gab. #gab #mastodon
@vjy See? I care! 😇 🧐
@vjy After thinking about it. Lets see if I got it right. You had sunglasses in your G+ picon?
@vjy Well, I think I know which one you are. But remember. In G+ I had 17K followers and TGPBC had 63,000 members at the end of 80K registrations. I was not trying to disrespect you. It is just that cannot track just by name alone. But I saw what pic you used and the name. I am quite sure I would remember.
@AvatarX Looks like my gab profile is not syncing anymore in this instance. I don't know why.
@vjy Hey! which Vijay? There were two I remember.
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