Reduce Home Timeline Clutter with Lists


#1

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!


#2

What mobile mastodon app are you using? The normal mobile website supports this usecase just fine, and is nearly identical to a mobile app when used with android phones that support Progressive Web Apps


#3

What mobile mastodon app are you using?

I tried all of the mastodon-supporting android apps in F-Droid. Tusky, Fedilab, Andstatus, Twidere. Only Twidere can support creating/rearranging “columns”, but Twidere doesn’t support mastodon lists.

The normal mobile website supports this usecase just fine, and is nearly identical to a mobile app when used with android phones that support Progressive Web Apps

The desktop mastodon website supports “Solution #2” well enough. The mobile/PWA version of the mastodon website does not- it operates under a much more limited UI.

But that’s fine- because I think it would be wiser to improve filtering than to pursue my “Solution #2”.


#4

Hmm, you’re right. It’s actually exactly the same UI, but pinning and unpinning columns has been disabled for some reason. I’m not exactly sure why that is but it might be worth revisiting.