let's make it a social norm in the fediverse to trunc the tracking mess off the ends of urls

@bootjack we should collab on a shell script or something that seds it off

@ddipaola i'm on private matrix server where we've been discussing doing it with python for one of our bots. packaging it as a py function that takes and returns strings would seem to be a nicely portable, flexible option?

@bootjack If Mastodon could have a plugins API (long requested) then we could actually strip these at the server level fairly easily.

@cathal hm... a cool idea but i'm not sure how i feel about server-side modification of content

@cathal ...though as a plug-in rather than mainline, it would be a per-instance feature. that sounds more ok.

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