So #newhere is a thing on Mastodon.
Let me introduce myself.
I'm André, but mostly known as Ryuno-Ki (dashes aren't allowed for signup here).
I have a broad range of interests. Since a while I plan to migrate away from Twitter so hopefully I can settle down here for microblogging.
Hit me up if you have questions 🙂
I've got some questions:
how can I request toots from outside the network? (API? Feed?)
I want to show a „latest toot“ on my website.
How can I discover new content?
I recall from diaspora* (I'm still having an account on Geraspora) that there were some suggestions for newcomers.
I had to look for the newhere hashtag here, because it was not suggested.
@RyunoKi I don't believe that is currently implemented as described.
You can search for tags and it will display the posts, that the instance you're searching on has seen.
You can look into the open issues at https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/issues and write something up,
The biggest challenge for that specific one is the UI/UX I think. So if you've got ideas for that, then nobody will complain
For more API-Endpoints there's documentation at: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/methods/
For the discovery bit:
There's a lot of people on the federated timeline (that's everybody that is followed from this instance or is posting to the same relay)
Most of the time (it has the be enabled) you can look at the public timeline of other instances
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