The goal for the discover feature is to use public data (likes, captions, comments, hashtags) as signals in an algorithm to show you related posts (including federated posts the instance is aware of). This would be similar to IG while balancing privacy with discovery! (non-public data will not be used, ie: dm's, follower only posts, ect)
hi @Satsuma I can't answer about the "opt-out" request you make (I'm not developer) but SO FAR there's no "analysis" concerning Discover. It's not based on who you follow or what you "like", it is just a selection on pictures and carrousell of users. Pixelfed is under huge development and you/me can contribute with messages like this ;-)
Correct me if I'm wrong @pixelfed
@xosem @pixelfed was responding to the “The goal for the discover feature is to use public data (likes, captions, comments, hashtags) as signals in an algorithm to show you related posts (including federated posts the instance is aware of)” part of the original post
Mastodon discussed adding full text search and decided against it due to potential for harassment & it lowering the quality of conversation, so I’d expect the same people are uncomfortable with this
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