@tubgod Correction: mastodon has a few "listed" timelines like the local timeline (only tubplex) and the federated timeline (tubplex and everything tubplex has ever heard about).
* "Unlisted" means that a post will not show up in this or any other instance's "listed" timelines. It will however go to all followers and be visible if someone goes directly to your profile page
* "Followers Only" will not be visible in your profile page, it'll only go to your followers
* "Direct" is a DM or PM just like you'd expect
* "Public" is default, which is kind of bad, and operates as expected.
See also the github issue for the feature you actually want - https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/861
which is already implemented by the massively popular glitch-social fork of the software ( https://glitch-soc.github.io/docs/ )