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So, if the federated timeline is a compilation of everyone followed by someone on this server, why do I still see users in my home timeline that doesn't show up in the FedT? There are some quirks here that I must have missed.

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@Stoffern I think the Federated timeline is more along the lines of a twitter esque "all the posts from everyone in an extended network that post things you might like" where as the local timeline is just people from your instance, and I believe the Home timeline is just people you follow. Someone more knowledgeable than I can correct me if I've gotten something wrong. It's possible Local timeline is just people you've followed in your own instance?

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@I_Am_Clockwork As I have read it; Home is follows timeline, Local is every (non-@) toot made on your server, and federated is supposedly every toot your server has been directed to care about by all it's users. Wich is why I am surprised to see toots in Home not pushed to the FedT. It's obviously not a problem since I see them in Home but I'm still curious about it.

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@Stoffern It's possible the Federated timeline isn't taking all the posts, just a select few "at random" (i.e. based off some algorithm). I'll have to look into how the Federated timeline works in more depth when I have some time

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@I_Am_Clockwork @Stoffern There is also the privacy thing. You can make it so your posts don't show up on public timelines, or only show up to followers. This can be done on a post-by-post basis, or probably set at some default level.

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@korvys @I_Am_Clockwork That's a fair point I guess. Some of these posts would be weird if set to private but I wouldn't know if they are.

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@Stoffern @korvys @I_Am_Clockwork Indeed, there is the possibility of posts being limited to no show on public timelines. Also, this hosted instance has a certain threshold for posts per minute it will federate, because it could get out of hand quickly and overload the system. Different tiers of hosting have different allowances, all the way up to a fully dedicated device. However, I don't see a need for maximum federation visibility. I care more about Home and Local.

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@Texan_Reverend @korvys @I_Am_Clockwork Ah, well that probably explains it then. Thanks!

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