One of the top frustrating things about having a growing audience is that you can not rely on any shared or historic knowledge. Everything has to be said with the assumption that the reader has not seen a single other word from you and knows nothing about you. Every thought or announcement has to inline all the fundamentals.


@Gargron Yep. This may be way out-of-scope for Mastodon, but it's an issue I want to try and address with a communication platform I'm planning. Two things I hope will help:

1. Referencing, with inline displaying of referenced messages / entities
2. Description of behaviour

In the spirit of point 1, my notes go into this a little more here:

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