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Maybe I'm late to the party on this, but it seems the "show more" button is horrible UI. When you reply to a toot, the replies inherit the button. At first is appears that replies are mangled.

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@johnfuller I recently saw a Pleroma frontend (maybe it was the default?) that used a down-arrow and quickly fading text instead of the "show more" button. On the one hand, had a bit of a "Geocities" vibe to it. But on the other hand, it was pretty obvious what you needed to do to "show more".

@necopinus What looks weird and confusing to me is a thread of toots, each with a show more button. I didn't add the button to my reply, so I didn't expect for the button to appear on my reply. The interface also didn't handle the following toots well. The reply with a title and a show more button could be misinterpreted as an empty reply.

@johnfuller Totally picking up what you're putting down here.

Here's an example of the Pleroma UI I was mentioning:

pleroma.site/notice/4262437

A thread of faded-out-but-expandable responses seems like it is more obvious what's happening/looks less broken. (Unfortunately, the example's not a thread, but I think you can get the idea.)

So, agreeing, and positing that the Pleroma UI handles a thread with CWs better than Mastodon.

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