I’m trying the official Mastodon iOS app for the first time. Is the UI confusing or is there really no way to access the local timeline?

@jaranta They are trying to emulate the Twitter experience, apparently. No timelines other than personal.

@jaranta iirc they intentionally omit the local TL on that app

@cadadr They intentionally omitted the central defining characteristics of this software?

@jaranta yup.. what we're here for is not what gargron and his fossbro fans care about, so... the usual foss anti-community nonsense went down with it.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @jaranta like @shahaan said it's because gargron has a more twitter-like experience in mind. don't know a lot of details myself tho.

@cadadr @Alonealastalovedalongthe @shahaan He’s probably not in the position to understand how most people experience Mastodon or why.

@jaranta @Alonealastalovedalongthe @shahaan I mean people have been telling him for quite some time, so I feel it's more like deliberate disinterest on his part.

@jaranta I missed the local timeline too at the beginning, but then I have surprisingly started to like how simple the app feels compared to other iOS Mastodon apps, so the tradeoff hasn't been bad. Peeking at the local timeline on desktop has been mostly enough.

@nikoheikkila Yeah, the UI is pretty good, but being part of particular community is a pretty central part of Mastodon.

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