jarrod
jarrod

Timeline read position syncing can’t come soon enough for Micro.blog. It pains me every single day.

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod Aaand the app reloaded out of memory and I lost my position after scrolling and loading many pages. Awesome.

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod Goddammit. I switched to the web version on my iPhone, scrolled and loaded alllll the way badk to my postion. The screen rotated. The tab reloaded due to a memory issue. Back to the top of the timeline. 🤦‍♂️

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod I swear I posted this because its something I think about a lot, and not because I was currently having issues. Those started after I mentioned it tonight.

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod And in case anyone is wondering why I feel the need to go back and read everything…I follow/subscribe to people because I want to read their stuff. All of their stuff. If I wanted read some of their stuff, I’d rely on a recommendation algorithm that’s all the rage on other networks. I actually think timeline completionists like me are in line with Micro.blog’s ethos, if not its current user experience.

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod I tapped a link in a post. Hit the back button. It reloaded. Top again.

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jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@jarrod I’m the same way. But since I read roughly 100-200x more posts than I respond to, I just follow my following feed in my RSS reader.

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jarrod
jarrod

@jsonbecker I might have to give that another try. I’ve done it before and didn’t like the experience much, but last night was very frustrating.

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vincent
vincent

@jarrod ... timeline syncing... hmmm... what's that?

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jarrod
jarrod

@vincent 😝

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dejus
dejus

@vincent @jarrod me too; I'd love to use Gluon, but its lack of timeline persistence is a fatal flaw. I use Icro, which isn't as nice, but at least maintains the timeline position (albeit with manual loading to catch up).

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vincent
vincent

@dejus “fatal flaw” 🤣 = not implemented.

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sod
sod

@vincent It's a bug! 😉

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vincent
vincent

@sod a “will not fix” kinda bug 😋

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vincent
vincent

@dejus @jarrod it’s a shame Icro is no longer maintained. Makes me sad. I know people move on and have other things to do… but still a shame. At least a blog post would have been nice saying he’s no longer working on it.

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dejus
dejus

@vincent in terms of my using it, yes. Hey, I'm an app developer too, so I understand this can be frustrating feedback, but knowing what features are showstoppers for some people is useful.

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crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@dejus Your post made me re-install Icro. I liked where it was going and am sad that it came to a stand still.
@vincent

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vincent
vincent

@dejus no no, not frustrating at all. I hear you. That’s one reason why I can’t continue with the current codebase for Gluon… I tried many times, but it was not good enough for me so I gave up until I can rewrite the whole Feed stack/API. I don’t want a crappy experience either held together by bluetac.

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jarrod
jarrod

@dejus I haven't tried Icro, but maybe I should. I used Gluon for a while, but have switched to the official app for most of the year.

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jarrod
jarrod

@vincent @dejus Oh, I should have read down the conversation. Maybe I won't be trying Icro afterall.

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