Mastodon's Delete/Redraft is a nice and simple tool that can be used for various reasons.
The simplest is when you realize there's some small typo, or the wrong image was attached to a post, maybe. With Delete/Redraft, a quick fix is possible without having to re-enter the text, or to copy it to Clipboard, before using a Delete, then a full new post (or new reply to whichever post it related to, if that was the case).
I find this to be one of the RARE cases when Mastodon offers me more functionality than my Pleroma account — where Delete/Redraft is NOT available (more on this later in the article).
So let's see how we can use this feature in more elaborate ways?
Like, this morning when I start visiting the various instances where I have accounts, friends, a presence.
I switch on my Pinafore client, which is really useful for someone like me. Easy to connect, one click instant switching.
Except, it shows 'Internet Request Failed – Showing offline content' when Todon.NL is the selected instance. A sign something is wrong, like the Net connection at our end being down, or even a remote server being offline for maintenance or other reason.
Sadly, this is not the case here, as @email@example.com has decided that I don't deserve to have the @firstname.lastname@example.org account which I had for 6 months at least — without any incidents, warnings, reported posts or anything else like it.
To love is sometimes to let go, respect someone's need to be out and observe, marvel at so much the world has to offer. Sometimes people have a hard time accepting that, while part of a community, or in a closer relationship with someone, all humans have curiosity and it's rich to see and let it blossom.
I offer this post to my friend Coralie, we met very recently, and yet she has such a sensibility, that it saw deeply into my heart and soul.
Yesterday she surprised me, messaging privately and offering a comment that delighted me — that she could perceive my inner nature so clearly.
A transcription of a Long Form Toot earlier this morning, fully composed on the fly, in my toot Editor at my main Mastodon instance.
Very lightly edited for Blog publishing, adding links and references only, content was ready. The views in the post are my own, but I believe they reflect the values which make our instance a vibrant and pleasant place to be in.