It would make sense to forward replies to all followers for a reposted post the same way they’re forwarded for a regular one, but apparently this isn’t happening. I simply receive an
Announce and that’s it. I could fetch the replies as of the repost, but that doesn’t solve keeping the thread up to date. Polling is a solution but a beyond terrible and impractical one. I’m kinda lost here.
Nevertheless, Mastodon (at least the mastodon.social instance I’m on) somehow has complete threads for all reposted posts. Am I missing something? Am I supposed to do something to tell the instance that hosts the original post to send me the replies? Or is this just because mastodon.social is big and thus interconnected with a sizable chunk of the fediverse?