Sadiq @staticsafe@mastodon.zombocloud.com

okay so someone familiar with Mastodon internals explain this to me:

why does boosting the first and the last post in a thread cause the whole thing to federate properly but just boosting the first one doesn't?

2019-02-06T23:16:26Z

Eugen @Gargron@mastodon.social

in reply to @staticsafe@mastodon.zombocloud.com

@staticsafe Boosting the last makes it recursively fetch the chain up to the root. Boosting the first just gets you that particular toot.

2019-02-06T23:17:18Z

Piggo @piggo@piggo.space

in reply to @Gargron@mastodon.social
@Gargron @staticsafe could you craft a cycle by editing links in the DB so it would go into infinite recursion :tinking:
2019-02-06T23:19:41.587263Z(unlisted)

hacker teen puck

in reply to @piggo@piggo.space

@piggo @staticsafe @Gargron Mastodon is fine with it, anything surrounding it breaks horribly (e.g. freezing, crashing, etc)

2019-02-06T23:24:49.986Z