One thing I‘m still missing from Mastodon is a federated search, not sure if something like this is currently on the roadmap, but workarounds apps like Tootdon are doing are really dodgy and absolutely not the way to go. Anyone got any thoughts on how to solve this ideally?
@marcus maybe something similar to how DHT searches work in bittorrent clients?
@skullvalanche I have no idea about this, but sounds like it might make sense to read up on it 😀 👍
@marcus honestly I have no idea how the underpinnings of DHT search work, but I imagine it's something like "query is passed around amongst peers until a result is found, then returned to destination node"
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