Confused about how to use the Fediverse. Viewing someone's post on a different server I see:
> You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse
But there's no reply options or actions to take. I'm not seeing any way to interact even though I *do* have an account here.
If I search for the post here, I can interact, but there's no way to interact starting from viewing the other domain?
@wolftune I normally see your post and can hit the Reply button on the bottom of it to reply to it - which I just did.
You don't reply to people - you reply to toots.
@wolftune You can copy the URL to the post you want to reply to from that other domain to here into the search box and hit enter.
If you visit the other domain it must have some kind of access to your cookies or otherwise a login from you to know that you are logged in. (That's complicated to do, since you have to do something like that Facebook-Login-like stuff to achive this.)
@wolftune the reason for this is because you can have accounts on multiple instances so your browser can be logged into several at once, so it's only when in your homepage that you can interact as that identity, pasting toot urls into the search bar is hasslesome but I don't know how it could be made easier
@wolfie Yeah, but as the GitHub issue linked by @eloquence mentions, the expected behavior would be for the actions to be available but to prompt a choice of what instance to act from, and then it would just redirect to that instance in order to take the action. I hope that issue is addressed sometime.
@wolftune that would definitely make more sense
Ya that's because u can only interact from the instance you have an account the only thing you can do is 'remote follow' and then you can find them from the website on your instance and interact :) you can interact with people on every instance, but you have to do it from your instance. Hope that makes sense
@wolftune I'm new too and having some of the same frustrations you are. Also frustrating is that viewing someone's profile doesn't actually show all their toots. It apparently helps to ise a mobile client rather than the web, although it's pretty lame that would be the case....
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