@enoclue In the Mastodon web interface, you can select "Hide boosts from @user" in the context menu of the profile of each account that you follow.
As far as I know, this should filter your Home timeline server-side, so boosts from those users shouldn't show up regardless of the client software being used.
@enoclue For what it's worth, I use the web client on desktop, but a dedicated client on mobile. Your usage patterns may vary, of course.
Boosting is certainly a way of life for some on the fediverse.
I actually wound up here a number of years ago because retrocomputing is huge on Mastodon (who knows why), but I've always been a sucker for decentralized, so I've adopted it as a home. Unlike many of the decentralized homes I've adopted, it seems like it might not die in obscurity.
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