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complaining about Mastodon 

One of my big frustrations with Mastodon is the inability to post to a hashtag without the post displaying on the local timeline. So being on an instance that has a local "theme" such as this one, it isn't possible to participate in off-topic hashtags.

Seems like a missing permission level or something.

complaining about Mastodon 

@drb wouldn't you just be able to CW the toot? Hashtags work behind CWs, just not in the CW itself.

complaining about Mastodon 

@mburtonkelly
Sure, but the policy of scholar.social is that "off-topic" posts get posted as unlisted. It would be nice to have a post type that is federated but not posted to the local timeline.

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