Fixing Mastodon

One of the issues I had with Mastodon was that we run a small three-account instance.

Because of how federated systems work, this setup led to a few issues: we barely had any posts in our Federated timeline, hashtags were often empty, and I couldn’t see replies on posts except if I followed the person replying.

Thankfully, this is a solved issue (I just didn’t know). After asking around for suggestions, I discovered two tools: FediFetcher and GetMoarFediverse. These two tools can run on GitHub Actions and pull in replies on toots and hashtags, respectively.

They were easy to set up by forking the original repo and setting up a token, followed by the actions for each tool.

Now, I finally have a correctly set up Mastodon instance.