A special use case is the automated parsing Mastodon Atom feeds for curated content. One way to curate content is to have a special Mastodon account that is used only for content curation, and that account boosts toots that it wants to be auto-curated.
When you examine the Mastodon Atom feed, boosted toots have a
If we can offer a "Request metadata when boosting" checkbox in settings, we could potentially allow the composition of a more useful title for the Atom feed, by entering a metadata value in the optional Boost dialog, and that the metadata would become visible in the Atom feed as a new element. The auto-curation daemon on the content aggregator site could parse out the new metadata value and insert it in the content aggregation DB as the
I don't exactly understand what you want me to do.
There's no setting like that in the official Mastodon webclient so I have no demo what I could copy.
And boosting isn't like a normal compose request.
When boosting a toot,Halcyon sends its ID with /reblog to the Mastodon server.
Everything else happens on the server side.
I don't have the possibility to edit toots of other users using the API and I can't add anything there.
I can only boost them in their current form.