@kaa @AlanRalph Yeah, this has always been kind of an unfinished part of the Micro.blog infrastructure, because many people (including me) didn't want comments on our own blogs. Planning to solve this in 2 phases: soon, optionally allowing a conversation to be included on your blog; and later, a better archive on Micro.blog-hosted blogs of your own replies.
@manton @kaa I would like an option to include comments but not have it on by default. I'm fine with my replies being ephemeral especially since they may reside on someone else's space. Admittedly, this has been influenced by the chilling effect on my online speech due to current environmental factors, if you know what I mean.
@kaa @manton I like this, but I wish it would go further and display not only MB comments but Indieweb replies from blogs outside of MB, plus Twitter replies. IMHO MB comments would be a good first step, but showing the discussion between individual blogs on different platforms is the whole reason I bought into the whole Indieweb movement. Without having that it feels like only having one oar in the water. cc. @AlanRalph
@bradenslen @kaa @AlanRalph Showing tweets along with other posts in a timeline is against Twitter's terms of service. Might be an option using Brid.gy, but it's probably better for Micro.blog to focus on blogs. We've also been recording incoming Webmentions for about a year to potentially use later.
@manton I’ve had a note to raise a question with you about this ever since you mentioned it on a Core Intutition some time ago: if you’re going to show/include the Micro.blog conversation wholesale on the member’s blog, what about replies from those who are muted (that the member may never even know exist in the M.b conversation)? Is the on-blog conversation display going to take that into account? And if so, is it going to reflect the current state of the mute list, or the state when the reply was made, or…? // @kaa @AlanRalph
@AlanRalph If you look at websites of “hard-core IndieWebers” ;-) like @aaronpk, @cleverdevil, @EddieHinkle, @jgmac1106, you’ll see examples of how the IndieWeb believes this should work: you create an “in-reply-to” post on your website with your comment and it gets Webmention-ed into the comments of the post you’re replying to (or the Micro.blog conversation; if any of them reply to this conversation, you’ll see it in action here).
Right now, it requires a bit of extra plumbing in many blogging systems and/or specialized clients (so, for instance, you can’t use the Micro.blog app to create a reply on your site to a post you read in your Micro.blog Timeline); it’s not yet simple or common enough that it meshes completely with, say, Manton’s vision for the Micro.blog UI. I think eventually all of this will work itself out and there will be simple/average-people-friendly UI/UX for all of it, but for the moment it’s still relatively early. // @kaa
@ronguest Yes, right now I’m seeing that pretty often; I think @manton mentioned that was on the list of improvements when we discussed bugs/gaps in muting last year, but I can’t recall for sure. (It gets a bit tricky when the person you’re following replies to blocked-person and others…what do you do then? But at least the incremental step of dropping a reply only addressed to blocked-person seems warranted.)
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