the best thing about friends who use fedi servers other than mastodon is when they find ways to do things that break mastodon

but then again there's @goat who just uses mastodon to break mastodon

@skelly I will bend this software in my gay hands

@InspectorCaracal oh i wasnt really talking about anything specific just kinda in general because of how picky masto is at what it chooses to deal with or display and also limits things that arent actually limited by the spec and stuff which results in some funniness

@InspectorCaracal well hey if ever there's stuff you want to try out to try to break masto, im down :^)

i also admin a little instance of my own and i run the server entirely myself

so if ever that'd be useful for helping in breaking mastodon lmao

@skelly test

want to do something, but also don't want to do any of the things I can think of to do.

@likho @Rionnal lmfao what is even going on here

i take it this is a standard type of thing that friendica just does?? and mastodon is completely and utterly fucking it up? nope that's legit, it's putting the message at the top, then the "recycle" icon is what it uses to indicate it's a boost/quote and then it puts the handle of the OP and the text of the quoted post

it's not a great way of doing it but it's not broken formatting

@InspectorCaracal @Rionnal @likho yeah it's just that, given the way masto is forced to display it, it makes NO intuitive sense lmao

@skelly @InspectorCaracal @likho
well point of interest, the original post by likho did *not* send me a notification.
also, side note, what?

@likho @InspectorCaracal @skelly
Unfortunately I understand the tech much less than you all, so I can provide no reassurance. if you want, i can dig into the friendica boost code and see how the non-quote versions work

@likho @InspectorCaracal You can if you want. I think some fediverse shenanigans are inevitable. i got curious and did and it looks like friendica doesn't actually have boosts, it only has quote-reposts which don't function anything like. its implementation of ActivityPub isn't that great, so I'm not really surprised

it looks like fixing that has been on the table for over a year now it's actually not masto this time, that's just how it's sending the info, and then it has some sort of custom parser on its own front-end to make it look nice as much as i like shitting on masto being a picky twat, it's not masto this time lmao

that's the actual text that's being federated out, it looks the same here on misskey as for you. i think it just has custom parsing on the friendica front-end to make it look good to friendica, specifically

@InspectorCaracal @Rionnal @likho ohhhhh okay

i misunderstood which end was doing what formatting

@likho @Rionnal @skelly That doesn't look bad actually. It's a comment+reshare as a reply. It gets real broken on #Pleroma.
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