This doesn't mean that culture is /impossible/, but it's got to be, well, /cultivated/.
I'd welcomed a friend from elsewhere to Mastodon recently, and helped orient them after the sign-up process dumped them to a blank page.
The fact that there's no automatic welcoming / orientation message or committee, particularly on large instances (30k), is ... disorienting. And with Mastodon growing at the rate of 200,000 users every 10 days, at an accelerating rate, that's a lot of onboarding.
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