@WPalant so what. Hold The Line, Please 😜
@WPalant Do we really, really need link previews across Fedi? Can we live without that extremely informative image next to the link highlighted in a small card? 🤔
@hypolite Yes yes, that's why the only way to solve the issue is to turn it off server-wide, by default software-wide. And yes, I know this won't happen in Fedi. Just some wishful thinking!
@lightone Well, they do help understand what the link is about. But it might be doable in a less disruptive fashion. E.g. the origin server could supply this information, or the servers would agree on a subset of them to get this information for everybody else. 😀
@WPalant I think preview cards are useful only when they show a short text preview. The title is often duplicated in the link itself (for SEO reasons), and the image does not often help to understand the gist of the article. And Mastodon does not show previews anyway.
@mario Yes, definitely an option. I think however that Mastodon refreshes the info occasionally, in case it gets updated (Twitter definitely does). Then again, maybe the origin server could take care of the refreshes as well.
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