Refugees from birdsite missing QT Quote Tweet might reflect on conscious design decisions made in Mastodon core, that could be modified in a specific instance. This means that if a poster REALLY wants QT, he or she has the option to move to an instance where that is supported.

Original 2018 Design Decision at blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/07/

Pointer from discussion thread from 2000 on Quote Toots github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i

Just because birdsite declares a unitary design approach doesn't mean that Mastodon developers haven't thought about a feature.

A fork of Mastodon is Fedibird, with features more like Twitter. github.com/fedibird/mastodon

The lead developer is @noellabo .

The Fedibird site looks to prefer Japanese writers. fedibird.com/explore

If anyone knows of English language Fedibird instances, perhaps we could help others to find them.

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@daviding
Is it written in Ruby too? I don’t think Mastodon will scale well because of Ruby. In the early days the Birdsite was Ruby and it had major issues with downtime until rewritten in a l coding language that scales better.

@noellabo

@daviding
Answering my own question, it’s a fork of Mastodon. But behind, hopefully they apply security updates promptly, but probably unlikely.
@noellabo

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