Before someone is accidentally offended: I restrict followers.
I prefer to make sure it is people, not bots, who follow me. The best tool I have to check is what you toot. Not what you boost, what you actually have to say.
Maybe you have not yet come out of your shell enough to say anything, that is fine too! but, probably, that means I will not accept your follow request. Ask again later, when you feel more comfortable!
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