@rmsugarcandy @tubgod "federated feed" is just everything in the instance timeline, plus everything public that tubplex knows about. It learns about people when you follow them, so if tubbers haven't done many outgoing follows, or those followed people don't post public posts, then no updates go to tubplex that it can put in its fed feed.
Personally I think the solution is "federation networks", which doesn't exist, but the idea is that you could gift a specific other instance with your full public timeline, presumably because you have similar moderation and privacy policies.
Instead a solution we got were relays, where if you follow the relay it will repeat involuntarily-scraped public messages to you. I'd rather have an empty fed feed than enable those jerks though.
@ailurocrat nope, has everything to do with outgoing follows, you only get the public posts from people who are followed.
@falkreon OK that makes sense.
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