One annoying thing about switching to my own instance from .social is empty toots in people's profiles. I assume this is because my instance has never connected to theirs before? Or is it something to do with my setup?

Obviously, I can just click their image and be taken to their page and see toots, but that's an extra step for discovering new people that noobs might not understand (if this is indeed how it is supposed to work and my server just isn't setup correctly.)

@sikkdays it’s cause your instance has never seen any posts from them.

It doesn’t know about any posts so it displays none.

It seems like it would be easy to backfill this info, but I don’t think that’s likely to make it in to mainline any time soon.

@kithop Thanks. I know nothing about development or code, but I may put a quick idea in this.

@ajroach42 Yeah, that's what I figured.

I just think about inviting friends who have never used Masto to my server and then having to explain that to them. It just isn't as simple as the closed garden of centralized services. Therefore, another road block in the way.

@sikkdays I wrote up an introduction post to send to the noobs, but there are better ones floating around.

@ajroach42 Yeah, that's one solution. Again, some people are the type to sit down with a new video game and read the manual before loading it (me) and others are more likely to put the game in and just push buttons (my friends). 😄

@sikkdays This is basically a "Yeah we don't know anything about this person yet". Usually after you start following them it will propagate

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