I’ve just spent some time playing with the tools available, and I could find no way to get this to work. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
If I want to follow even just one bot account, my Home timeline becomes flooded and unusable.
Solution #1: Create list for bot accounts!
Problem: Must follow bot accounts to put them in a list, so they are going to appear in the home timeline.
Solution #2: Create list for human accounts, treat this list as home!
Problem: No mobile mastodon app supports this use case.
Solution #3: Use a filter to remove bots from context of home timeline!
Problem: Filter doesn’t filter accounts, only content of posts- impossible to filter around.
Problem: Filters for context “Home” also apply to lists.
[Desperate] Solution #4: Muting???
Problem: Muting hides posts in all contexts from accounts even if they are followed, even if they have been explicitly added to a list.
There’s seemingly just no way to do this- which is surprising because one would think the entire point of the column layout + lists should be to enable users to create multiple feeds.
However you decide to go about implementing this, there needs to be some way to have posts appear in a list but not appear in the home timeline.
Thanks for your time!