A significant issue that I have with the mastodon timeline would be solved if it adopted the "volume normalizing" idea of automatically collapsing multiple replies into a single "thread" object
After maybe four or five posts by one or two authors in reply to each other, it would be collapsed into:
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the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol