Profile Directory (10 followers minimum)


Does anyone have any insight why folks who want to be listed in the Profile Directory so people can find them and follow them, need to already be followed by ten people? Seems counterintuitive to me to hobble someone who wants to be found, but I’m sure there’s a good reason behind it. Couldn’t find anything here on on GitHub.


My understanding is that it’s to defend against spammers, but i’m not sure I agree that it’s an effective defense (easy for a spammer to create 11 accounts and have them all follow each other…)


Thanks @nightpool I see. I wonder if it should be something in server settings for admins to have some control over. I can imagine wanting this tweaked later, but right now I’m growing an instance and getting new memebrs to get ten followers is going to be uphill. I’ll think more on it. I could imagine wanting it to be set to 2 or 3 for now for example.