Follow

Can anyone advise what the pros and cons are of allowing bots like followbot to follow you vs blocking with , please?

@raretrack follow bots are designed to help with federation. So they follow every account they come across so that the instance they’re from is federated with as many other instances as possible.

Rationale being that it makes the instance more discoverable.

IMO it makes the instance look spammy. I don’t like follow bots, but that’s just my personal opinion.

@kev Thanks, I tend to agree so will decline follow requests from them for now.

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