@msub2 Honestly, I'd rather that everyone put more time into Mastodon. Ideally on WiderWeb.org (because local timelines are awesome) but any generally not-banned instance would be great.
@msub2 Specifically for search, it's on my to-do list to set up elastic search on WiderWeb.org so that it becomes a history of sorts.
@trevorflowers I was gonna say yeah, I wasn't impressed by the default search here the last time I checked, I was looking for your old post about BookWyrm and the only way I could find it was manually scrolling all the way back through your timeline for it.
@trevorflowers My main issue with trying to use Mastodon like you say is that it's still a timeline-based experience, so to me it feels like trying to use Twitter as a store of easily accessible knowledge. I've heard from multiple people that they're not super keen on engaging through platforms like Twitter or Discord, but they would happily join a forum dedicated to the same topic. Having a close-knit web of platforms that cater to different engagement wants feels like a good compromise to me.
@vrhermit @msub2 @trevorflowers
Even with elastic search, Mastodon search is limited to posts you've already encountered as an effort to avoid the use of search for harassment https://docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/optional/elasticsearch/
What about read.widerweb.org as a federated forum? (Still waiting for approval there)
Wider Web is a Mastodon instance for people who Trevor Flowers knows and are of the open web and/or XR persuasion.