p.s. I know this particular tip is going to be obvious to many of you, but when I've told this to some people on here, they were very surprised, which is why I gave it its own post.
I think it's because people are so used to centralised sites where everything is synchronised, and it takes a bit of time to get used to federated networks instead.
p.p.s. To see the latest version of a particular post, click on its datestamp to open its public page in a new window.
For example, if you click on the datestamp below the original post, it will take you to this page:
@switchingsocial It is in fact unintuitive. And there is way to improve for Mastodon.
1. Show a notice like "Haven't fetched any toots yet for this profile."
2. Load the profile's latest toots immediately and display them as soon as they have been loaded.
@switchingsocial It's actually great that they don't sync automatically sometimes because I'll see some of my old posts that I didn't even remember I made since those boosts are the only things the remote instance sent to mine.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.