@Mike Macgirvin (Zap)
As I am using Osada for real I can make you some report if that help. I notice that sometimes. I follow a discussion of Mastodon. It is nice that if I follow one contact who reply. I receive the whole discussion.
But when I reply I think nobody receive something. Not sure that even if it is onle one toot and I reply. Maybe it will works if I add @blabla
If a contact don't follow me my message will stay in the fediverse but will not target the contact am I talking to.
I hope my message is understandable.