I love browsing the list of our instance's suers and see so many people I don't know yet.


There is a lot of people who got through the hurdle of creating their account, filling their bio and uploading an avatar without ever posting anything, except maybe for a small introduction post. I wish they could feel more welcome here.
Any ideas on how to achieve this?

@Sylvhem I think there's probably a good part of them who aren't lurking but created one account among many while looking for an instance

@Sylvhem I guess the most active people here, like me, already belongs to groups and don't want to have too many follows/followers because both of privacy reasons and the fact that you can't deal with too many people. I'm not sure how to get out of this situation however. 😕

@fluffy @Sylvhem

I don't accept follow requests from users who never posted a single message, I don't think I'm the only one

@Nocta @fluffy There is other ways to integrate new users though. Welcoming them is already a nice thing to do.

@Sylvhem @fluffy Maybe a bot who boost the first public message of every account on EC ? I try to welcome them when I can but sometimes I just miss them

@Nocta this might be a bit too much, I'm not sure people would want to be boosted by default 😕 @Sylvhem

@fluffy @Nocta A good alternative may be to make the familiar boost every local toot.

@Sylvhem @fluffy I don't follow the familiar but yeah it might be a good alternative

@Nocta @Sylvhem @fluffy that was a old idea I never implemented bc meh

Familiar could advertise in his welcome DM a special hashtag like and boost all toots with it from new users in EC.

Serveuse give visibility to "interesting" people and Familiar to new people

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.