always coming home is a user on cybre.space. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.
always coming home @nightpool

dead simple idea: just have new users follow the local instance admins, ala facebook/myspace/tumblr's early onboarding strategies

it's not perfect, but it's better then looking at an empty timeline

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@nightpool easy, consistent with the fact that a certain amount of trust for ones admin is required... hmmm 🤔

@bea and like 5 people here are already named tom, it's perfect

@bea @nightpool I would go a bit further and say admins.
I started by following all the admins I could find and it was great to discover who to follow.

@kyzh @bea @nightpool Following n admins from different places would require keeping some kinda list structure for them. Just following your local admin(s) is really dead simple though. It sounds like people aren't against that?

@Gargron @nightpool @bea @kyzh have a site-configurable set of initial followers, or the option to add these in the initial wizard

@nightpool nah, just have everybody follow me by default. I'm fun! Solved it

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Also (because nobody has brought it up) it's important to note that, if you think your local admin is a jerk, that's a good sign that your choice of instance is a bad fit. And, it's a good idea for new users to discover that quickly.

@nightpool okay I like this idea and I am going to see if I can figure out how to do that right now

my idea is to pull the list of accounts with admin access and display them in a list in your empty Home timeline, but let's see if my ability to BS code is up to it

@InspectorCaracal i think gargron is working on this feature already actually!

@nightpool and who is the admin going to follow hm, how are we going to figure out who toot-lab.reclaim.technology follow when we're the only ones here? 😔