Dear new mastodon users: a lot of us are wary of spam and/or data collection bots so please make at least one post before following anyone thanks
I actually think that some instance admins have supplied a script which automatically follows some "interesting" accounts as a way to seed the new account.
Be gentle with new users. While some may turn out to be short-term presences, others have said they appreciate early welcomes from somebody.
Hesitate, as necessary, to follow back before a real connection happens.
@Algot I gladly welcome new users and new followers, but I have built a community around myself of accounts i know and trust are human beings not here to exploit me.
If someone isn't going to introduce themselves, I don't have to give them the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone has to do the same as I do, but people who feel threatened by mysterious followers would be put at ease by a presence behind the account.
@malkosh For real!!
@malkosh oooh... data collection bots.. that sounds kinda handy..
@malkosh Don't give the bots ideas! D:
bots will sooner learn this than newbies ;)
@malkosh And don't make that post a photo of a scantily clad woman.
The Planet is a small, unrestrictive community, and a customized Mastodon server. We have certain features that don't exist on most mastodon servers, such as being able to post to only other members of this server.
We welcome anyone who wants to come join and whatever language you speak! If you're a creative type, queer, a nerdy enthusiast of Something, you'll definitely feel right at home, but we're proud to be a friendly and welcoming community.
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