Micro.blog Feature Requests

OMG! Yes! I wish I could find older posts by name so that I can link to them from new post. I wish I could find the images I know I already uploaded but can’t because the platform uses human antagonistic randomly generated files name.


Expect some progress soon on the randomly generated upload names. It was not meant to be a permanent naming system and has probably stuck around too long.


You mean like working hashtags on ActivityPub/mastodon? Cause I want that.

Feature : “Infinite” Timeline Scrolling
Description : Allow for autoloading of new posts when getting near the end of the page. Have this working on desktop and mobile app. Ability to turn off this feature (if possible) for the people who don’t like change. Would have some actual limit on how far you could go back like 3 or 7 days.



I think we’re talking about different things.

You can have Micro.blog follow your Mastodon RSS feed as a source and repost on M.b, which is great.

This is how I would prefer managing my posting and use Micro.blog as my public-facing repository site, if that makes sense. No matter what happens to your Mastodon account, your instance, etc., you’ve always got your post history. But I won’t do it for two reasons:

  1. When you use hashtags on Mastodon, they transfer over to your Micro.blog post, and they do nothing. They’re just sort of an annoyance you have to remove (or I feel compelled to remove).
  2. When I post photos on Mastodon, Micro.blog does not import them, but instead just links to them. So if you close your mastodon account, migrate, your instance goes down/quits, then you’re SOL in terms of your hotlinked photos. They’re just gone.
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Feature: Per-post cross-posting options are more visible and available in all apps
Description: Enable users to easily select cross-post targets per post to support POSSE on a more granular level.
Link to original post: Selecting cross-posting options for individual posts


Feature: Add the Micro.blog Timeline as one of the cross-posting options.
Description: I wish we can pick and choose when we want to share certain posts on the Micro.blog timeline. I still want them on my main blog. Or I can choose to cross-post them elsewhere. Deleting the Micro.blog feed from the feeds page has been offered as a solution previously but this is an all-or-nothing option.


Feature: Add books to yearly reading goal shelf without posting to Micro.blog.
Description: Some of my reading I don’t want to publicize widely, but I’d like a record of it on a page that can’t be commented on, like my Reading page.


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Yes please … i have just stopped cross posting at all … too hard.

Feature: Better Management Of Categories
Description: Please improve how we present, filter, manage categories across all apps. At minimum on the web, so at least there is somewhere. Not a real issue for 5 or 6 categories - but at 50/60 - it is close to impossible.
Looking to filter and sort and define a preferred way of how categories are presented anywhere ales you see them.


Just curious: What kinds of posts do you not want to have on the micro.blog timeline?

It can be something very specific to work that I want to cross-post to Mastodon. Currently, I just post it there but now, I don’t have it archived on my blog.

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I wonder if you refuse to design any Micro.camp stickers, this may get implemented sooner :upside_down_face:

Better searching and more emoji options. As I spend more time looking at discovery I’m finding that it is woefully inadequate. From the limits to searching to the emoji categories. There are so few options. Incorporating Burk’s list would be a start but even with those added it would be limited.


Low priority request. We should allows for easily linking between the books we read and the post we write about them.

As soon as I wrote that, I realized it might be a big ask because it makes assumptions that whatever post that you are going to write would be posted on that day and doesn’t help if the URL structure gets changed, etc., etc.

Still, I like it as idea. Feel free to add it to the someday/maybe or not.


Remove notice for Mastodon messages once read:

Could we have some indication of when Plugin Updates are available? I’m thinking of something like the Publishing Latest Changes thingy. It would need to allow for updates that are being ignored — I have an update for the Marfa theme I no longer use and don’t see a way to remove.


Feature: Crosspost emoji->hashtag Converter
Description: similar to the auto-category page, create one that takes an emoji as input and a hashtag as output. When crossposting is enabled, these reformat those items.

I like the emoji tags on micro.blog, but most crossposting locations still use hashtags, and this will allow our POSSE to better work in those ecosystems while simultaneously keeping micro.blog less “noisy”.

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I have to be honest, I like the friction of having to press the button. Infinite scrolling is, in my eyes, a dark pattern. But I do like to be able to give people the option. However, I think, for now, the button is better suited – and there would have to be some changes on the web to make that happen (including the app). Some apps, like Gluon, will auto load as far as possible :sweat_smile: