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Local timeline
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Description

Overview

Let instances have a publicly visible stream of posts from users who have opted in to making their posts public on it.

Background

It's a standard feature of AP-enabled platforms, but will be useful for anyone who wants to show off the writing on their instance, whether federated or not.

Users

User discussions on the forum and fediverse.

Implementation

  • New bool admin setting for non-single-user instances: [app] local_timeline that:
    • Adds /read page with a Read.Write.as-style display of the most recent posts
    • Adds /read/feed endpoint with RSS feed
    • Shows optional Public setting on user blogs. When selected, the blog will show up in the local timeline

Future

General ideas:

  • Abide by relay standard (if it exists) so that Read.as / other instances can subscribe to a WF instance via ActivityPub
  • Allow admin to make the timeline available, but private to logged-in users instead of public
  • Allow admin to choose default blog visibility for all users

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