Hi! I just got here and have 2 questions. Is everything i see here posted by NA people? Whats the difference between Local and Global?
Welcome to NAS!
Local is NA Social posts.
Global is the fediverse, which is anyone on a mastadon server that has linked with NAS. I stay local myself.
Home is where you see people you follow. That's where you'll see "boosts" which are like retweets and replies, but only from those you specifically follow, from what I have been able to gather.
@jennifer cool. thank you! by the way; im using your animated no agenda clips a lot to hit people in the mouth (i think its called like that). Those clips are the best!
@dutchnewguy Excellent! Glad they can help! :)
The global is scary, so scary....🙈😅
Everything thing here seems very organic, for now anyway!
@dutchnewguy welcome to the party and TYFYC!
Dame Jennifer pretty much explained it, but I'd like to add that the Global timeline is composed of everyone whom you follow, follows. That's why you'll see people from NAS there as well as people from other instances.
Also, Boosting a post sends it to your Home timeline and only people who follow you will see it. So if you want people in the Local or Global timelines to see someone else's Toot, you should link to the Toot in a new post.
Tap the ... on a post to see more options.
@Economic_Hitman Super. Thanks!
One more thing, tap the 🌎 icon on your post to change which timelines can see the post (before you post it).
The last option, "post to mentioned users only" is how you DM someone while keeping it in the thread.
One last thing for real this time: you can set filters for certain words if you don't want posts that mention them to show up in your timelines. E.g "Covid19," "Trump," "Furries, " "DemonRats." Just like any social media, sometimes the conversations get overwhelming.
If you click on your name you can bring up some more stuff as well. The "..." item brings up a menu with a list of favorites, "lists", muted & blocked users or servers.
The lists allow you to focus on a subset of users (similar to home but specific to that list).
There's lots of stuff here - almost everything is click and don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions.
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