This is an experimental change to see what
This proof-of-concept federates posts that don't include a double-line break as Notes -- otherwise they go out as Articles, as before.
The idea to use this indicator to separate Notes and Articles was inspired by a SocialHub discussion.
Another option for marking a post as a
This proof-of-concept sends out posts that don't include a double-line break as Notes -- otherwise they go out as Articles, as before. Inspired by the discussion here: https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/resolving-the-note-vs-article-distinction/258
Similar suggestion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/full-text-when-federating-short-posts/1642 — difference being that posts would go out as Note if they (a) have no user-defined title, and (b) contain 280 characters or fewer. Otherwise, they'd publish as Article.
Character limit could be adjustable, given that some Fediverse platforms allow more that 280 characters.
If you want a more user-deliberate way to flag different content types, I'd suggest adapting the @-name format, rather than using a hashtag — i.e. address a new post to @note to send it as a Note. Likewise, @Article could specify Article-type, but should be superfluous in most cases, assuming Article is the default type.
If @-name causes too much confusion, or conflicts with potential Webmention implementation, maybe a less familiar notation, like ¬e, would work better.
Whatever the final decision, one setting I'd like to see implemented with this is the option to only federate Note-type posts, or federate both Note and Article.
Thanks for your input, @upstreamist! We can definitely adjust this in the future, including triggering Notes with character limits or particular tags.
For now, I went ahead with your suggestion to add an option to only send out Notes. This happens with a new configuration value admins can set in the
Any other feedback is welcome! Otherwise we'll get this merged for our next (v0.13) release.