@freemo regarding the character limit on #qoto I think it must be WAY MUCH lower. May I ask about his decision of yours? I believe if someone is willing to publish a useful and/or interesting post which is more than 2-3 paragraphs, it must be in a blog and not here. You can host a separate Writefreely instance for that purpose. For myself, if something is useful and long enough, I would write a blog post where it's very easy to find for myself and the others. Also Writefreely does the SEO very good so people could find my useful content easily using search engines.
@farooqkz My opinion is simple... read more hides most of it.. if its abused youll get in trouble, be responsible.. but it cant be abused because read more hodes it. And I find someone **trying** to abuse it their data gets wiped.
@farooqkz From years of being here, I think you are the first person (at least that I have seen) to be opposed to this. People don't have to use all the characters, theres a "show more" break so that it doesn't take up peoples screens, and if people choose, they can write it on a blog instead. Seems like your only offense is to the feature, is peoples choice to use it or not. @freemo
@obi @freemo I think people must be encouraged to write their long useful contents in something like Writefreely and not Mastodon. And the reason is because of the reason's I talked about briefly in my previous toot.
Nevertheless, freemo can launch a Writefreely instance without decreasing the character limit.
@obi Right. I mean, if somebody gets caught in an endless, inescapable scroll through an essay-length QOTO post, I think that's a legitimate gripe, but it's only an issue with certain mobile clients, I think. Otherwise, it just opens in a separate column, and everybody's free to roll their eyes and click "Back" if they don't want to read it.
You got me wrong. I'm not saying the long posts must go into writefreely because they will cause people problems or inconvenience. What I say is that long posts are usually of much more benefit to people. And if it is published in Writefreely, they will benefit much better and more than in Mastodon.
I have talked about the reasons in my first post to freemo but I will repeat them again here:
First, Writefreely has got a much better style for a long useful post. It is already meant for regular blogging. Anyone can easily access the post using the link and read the post. There is a copy toot link button but the target page is not good at all.
Second, we'll have a collection of useful and related posts in a "blog" which is again accessible using a link and the target page does the job very well.
Third, According to my experience, Writefreely does the SEO job very well. So if you have something which people are looking for it, people would find it when they are searching using the web search engines.
It's fine to have another option. Saying that users will benefit more by using writefreely is subjective. Personally, I rarely click links in Twitter and Mastodon, and I think a post inside Mastodon would be seen more than a link outside of it. But that's just me. Freedom of choice is always a good thing.
Most people like the generous word limit. It automatically truncates and says "read more" if it's really long, so what's the problem?
If someone is writing a bunch of long posts and you don't want to read them, just skip over them and don't read them. You can always mute them if they never say anything you want to hear.
Well, as I said, most people like it. I like not having to worry about reaching a character limit on my toots, and I like the variety it provides in content without having a bunch of different platforms to go to with different logins/passwords, etc. just for a different length of postings.
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