muhh
muhh

I really miss a bit more flexibility in what is displayed in my timeline.
I would like to have RSS feeds that only show the posts but not the replies, and then another feed that only shows the replies but includes the whole conversation.

So I’m getting familiar with micro.blog’s APIs.

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muhh
muhh

I would have expected something like "in-reply-to" in conversations. But there is only the reference to the "OP" and the timestamp. And mentions of course.

This explains why threading in conversations is like it is.

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muhh
muhh

hmmm, "is_linkpost": false. What would make a post a linkpost?

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manton
manton

@muhh That field isn't named well. It essentially just means it's a post that has a title and link to the full blog post, not a microblog post.

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muhh
muhh

@manton ah, ok. Makes sense. Is there something similar for shortened posts?

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manton
manton

@muhh No, not really. I can't actually remember why we have the is_linkpost and we may want to remove it later to clean things up. (Unlikely, but personally I wouldn't depend on it since it's not officially documented.)

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vincent
vincent

@manton @muhh I implemented this so that we can, at a future date, or to allow third party apps, to filter between long posts or micro posts. Just like in Gluon.

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manton
manton

@vincent @muhh Ah, thanks for the reminder! I thought it was something I had added ages ago. We'll probably keep it then. 🙂

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vincent
vincent

@manton yeah, the name isn’t perfect… but it was available to use on the feed item. And I didn’t want to duplicate anything with a new model attribute.

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muhh
muhh

@vincent So it's safe to assume that when is_linkblog is true there's something more to fetch and it's not an external link, right?

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vincent
vincent

@muhh the other way around… if it is true it means that the post in question is a long form post (which has a title) and will link to an external url. If it’s false it means it’s a micro post. So the post you made about RSS is classed as a micro post. Hope that makes sense…

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UndamnedOne
UndamnedOne

@muhh …you can do all that? 🤤

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