Hey, question! Some of you have noticed that some follow requests appear as follow requests even though your account is not locked. This is a sort of "junk" filter system and based on your server's moderators decisions (not algorithm). We're adding a message that explains this to the follow requests screen, how does this text sound?

"While your account is not locked, follow requests from accounts your server's staff has deemed suspicious require manual review for your safety"

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Updated: "Even though your account is not locked, the [server name] staff thought you might want to review follow requests from these accounts manually"

@Gargron Good text, and a good idea to add this explanation. It's a cool feature so it's worth adding this text to explain why, what and how. 👌

@Gargron "want to manually review these accounts" perhaps.

@Gargron What is the exact scenario when this happens? I'd suggest putting more factual information in the message, and less vague text ("server staff thought" or "you might want to"). So if it's when moderators have chosen to 'block' the server, the message could be:

The moderators of [server name] have decided to block [other server name]. Therefore, you have to manually review follow requests from their users.

This also increases user autonomy since they get some insight in how it works.

@Gargron ooo, that's exactly what @grishka and me came to back in the days:

mastodon.social/@grishka/10332

noice

I'd also go with more generic message, skipping the “even though your account is not locked”, because user knows it already and it would look weird if there are more than one request.

But I can't think of any other variant to suggest ATM. Thought of “marked suspicious by staff”, but this is not the actual case.

“The [domain/user] requires manual follow review per admins' decision.”… nah

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