If you are new to Mastodon, consider setting a profile picture and making a few posts before following people, so they know you are a real person
@gargron 'real people'? sound made up to me
@gargron *deletes profile picture and sets posts to private*
@Gargron Hey I'm new can I get a followback?
@Bryanne I know this is a lie, but fine
@Gargron thanks for the advice!
@gargron I just reported an account that looks like a spambot. I hope I'm correct...
I've kept my account locked after the big 'mass follow from spam accounts' incident recently.
As a side effect, it makes me browse through the posts and boosts of people who want to follow me. Some have 'interesting' perspectives and probably not people I might follow back, but as long as they are not obviously spam, p0rn or blank accounts, I usually let them follow me.
@sohkamyung same here.
@Gargron Following your advice, I shall post! I am a real person and stuff. Wanted to give Mastodon a try. Since most social media is blazing dumpster fire.
@barcane @Gargron also, the "introduction" hashtag is a good cultural practice! We should keep encouraging that, it's a good way to show your humanity, introduce yourself, and maybe meet an ambassador type.
So welcome aboard! I highly recommend the introduction tag, and using the web to find/follow a few accounts from far away instances. Discovering new stuff feels completely different, you'll need to ask the locals!
@Gargron Are there real people on Mastodon?. I thought you all were bots. 😱
@Gargron * or cat!
@Gargron Mein Reden!
@Gargron but, are you even real
WHAT IS REALITY
who am I ?
@Gargron Good point! Done that deed ... nothing happens but I definitely do not dispair! 😎
@Gargron i actually haven't thought that people may consider me not real on the internets, yep, that's how naive I am))
@Gargron Yes, I am real man, you want to go skateboards?
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