Mastodon has just been updated, and now suggests people to follow to new members.
If your instance runs version 3.4.0 or higher, you can opt in to this follow suggestion feature by going to:
Preferences > Profile > Suggest account to others (tick the box, then click the Save Changes button at the top)
This also adds you to the profile directory.
Instance admins can add or block suggestions, so if you see someone unsuitable being suggested let them know.
When follow suggestions are shown to new members on Mastodon, they only see the first line of profile biogs.
If you have opted into appearing in follow suggestions, it's a good idea to make the first line of your biog as useful as possible, so that new members will know why they might want to follow you.
I am not sure!
As far as I can tell, it is up until the line break, but it will trim it if it's too long.
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