From the way I see it, dev.to is one of the best developers community. A community is formed by interconnecting people, which is done on this website by following/being followed.
I get that, but following more people doesn't really connect with them - commenting on things they say and interacting in chat does. I follow (checks) about a hundred people, and my feed often moves faster than I get the time to read it, so anything any of them post isn't going to get much visibility for me.
That is true. My feed is also overwhelming at times...
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.