This is an awesome feature!
Request: I would like to be able to dev/connect without following the other person.
Essentially, I want to be open to questions/discussions about content that I post (or whatever) via dev/connect. However, I follow very few people because I mostly want the content I see to be unfiltered. With the exception of a low-pass quality filter to de-prioritize things like buzz-word-bingo ad posts.
I'm weird in the way I use "social" features. And at times I will read pretty much anything, even about techs I'm not planning to use. To see what's going on over there or because the post has other interesting considerations that aren't familiar to me.
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