"Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out." (Groucho Marx)

Morpeth, UK

One thing I really like about Bonfire is that the default font size on mobile is sensible. Also the messages are full-width.

Both stand in contrast to Mastodon, with it's weird layout. I can't stand having an un-collapsable sidebar!

@bonfire@indieweb.social Love the new add to circles feature!

Just now, on a post by @ivan that @mayel had boosted, I noticed something unexpected and wanted to ask if it was intended.

What happened: I clicked on the three dots to interact with the post and my options were to ghost / silence, etc. @mayel

What I expected: my options being to ghost / silence, etc. @ivan

(I've just checked and that is the default behaviour on Mastodon and Calckey)

I've just filed a bug for what might seem like the world's most trivial thing @ivan


However, I think that having a delay from clicking the star icon to it turning yellow is likely to lead to frustration and/or people repeatedly clicking it because it "hasn't worked".

(you know when the UX 'bugs' are getting this specific that you're doing something right overall!)

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> When you give people too much information, they instantly resort to pattern recognition.

Good use of the above quotation by Marshall McLuhan in this article by L. M. Sacasas. They point out that we no longer access to coherent narratives, but rather find ourselves confronting "a cacophony of data points (videos, statements, claims, images, etc.)"

Which is why conspiracy theories abound.