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Ability to subscribe or follow tags #945

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nebulade opened this Issue Apr 5, 2017 · 6 comments

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nebulade commented Apr 5, 2017

Similarly to following users, it would be great to be able to follow tags, so toots using the followed tags show up in the timeline. Ideally also with an option to show notifications in a similar manner than mentions.


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nd- commented Apr 18, 2017

Yes, that would be nice and very usefull.
But what toots should show up in your home timeline ? local ? federated ? all instances ?

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nebulade commented Apr 18, 2017

Good point. I personally would like to see all toots with that tag (federated+local) showing up in my home timeline, so basically the same as toots from people I follow.

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nd- commented Apr 18, 2017

Yes, that seems the best way.

@Cassolotl Cassolotl referenced this issue Feb 26, 2018

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option to follow hashtags #1096

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abcang added a commit to pixiv/mastodon that referenced this issue Mar 30, 2018

Merge pull request tootsuite#945 from pixiv/remove_direct_query
Remove direct query from sitemap
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Cassolotl commented Apr 16, 2018

Just spotted this on Instagram today:

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Cassolotl commented May 26, 2018

This topic is almost the same as option to follow hashtags #1096 - they were opened at the same time but #1096 has a lot more detail and discussion. Could this one be closed as a duplicate?

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MirceaKitsune commented Jan 5, 2019

I was just about to open an issue for this. This is a feature I've always wanted to see on Twitter: It and other social media networks never chose to implement it, but Mastodon easily could. I use this ability on some art sites and it's been very helpful. I see no downsides to having it, and believe it would help strengthen communities and let users more easily find content of interest as well as other users who share similar interests. Apart from being very helpful it would give Mastodon another unique advantage which might further help with adoption.

I imagine this would be a relatively simple system to implement: Just as an user can follow another user to see what they post, they may also follow tags, causing any post (in the reachable fediverse) containing that tag to appear in their Home timeline the same way. The setting itself can be a simple list, where users add tags they'd like to follow and delete ones they wish to stop following.

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