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Very deliberate. Why make another mastodon / pleroma / twitter alternative? Those already exist. Lemmy is a federated link aggregator, based around the model of following federated communities / interests, not people, of which there are only a few being developed right now.

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We may add user following far in the future, but it’ll be a long time.

But for your use case, I think that popular writers would still post their prompts to !writingprompts@lemmy.ml , and anyone who’s subscribed to that community will see them in their feed.

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I always wondered, why do people follow other users on reddit? What happens if you start to follow someone? Do their posts appear on your frontpage, or something like that? Genuine question

You see their posts on your front page (on reddit) if they post to their profile as opposed to a community. It’s like having your own subreddit as soon as you create an account. Tbh I’ve never really seen anyone do that but YMMV and I feel if it took off it would start cannibalizing the subreddit “market”. Most followers I’ve had on my account didn’t really care for the feature but just did it out of the blue.

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Basically the only people I’ve seen do it are Reddit Admins. Then you’ve got a couple of subreddit used a bit in this fashion to. Most popular might be r/CGPGrey

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So wait. you were banned bc you talked about the fediverse? Wtf?

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You probably got flagged as a bot/troll. And since it was a new account, reddit is quick to remove suspicious ones.

I don’t think you would get removed for talking about the fed. There are entire subreddits about the topics with no problem.

But well, it’s probably not aspirational to be on reddit afterall.

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WTF.

Well, it is propietary platform who once open source was closed because of meme-thought. It is expected.

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Checking what was reposted…

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Because Lemmy is focused on groups, not users. If you want user following, try something like Mastodon or Pleroma. At some point we will implement support for Mastodon or Pleroma users to follow Lemmy users, but its not something that will be supported in Lemmy directly (cause we have way too much work already).

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We dont support federation with Mastodon or rel=“me” yet, there just so many things to do that are more important.

Thank you :)

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Seems kind of useless in the first place. Not sure why reddit ever added it.

I agree. I feel like that was one of the first reddit features that really struck me as odd when it rolled out.

+1

I also would really appreciate a “follow” feature. Mainly to follow the updates from the devs, and a few people on here whose posts are always high quality.

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