I made a flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

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Maybe it's because of my preferences, but I love this visual style stuff you have been putting out.
Might not be *perfect* in all respects, as you acknowledge there are complications, but a lot clearer for a quick idea of how things work πŸ˜€
I could have done with a lot of these things when I first got on here, so I'm sure there'll be loads of appreciative newcomers :blobcheer:

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@RunningInCircles Thank you for the feedback! :) I feel like a bit of a simple and visual introduction is probably helpful, and it's no big deal if people work out the more finicky details later on.

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