I love the Cohost philosophy, but I'm afraid requiring the mildly curious to put in work just to see a product is a non starter for them.
At the moment, you either have to create an account and wait a week, dig around for a user name or hash tag to manually punch into the address bar, or find the tiny @staff link in the site map.
I think having a couple choice accounts or hashtags on the landing page to click might be a good idea.
even while in the activation queue, new users are still free to follow pages and like/share posts. i'm sure search still works too. https://help.antisoftware.club/support/solutions/articles/62000225003
what exactly are you suggesting?
New users, but not non-users, who have to register or dig around for a gateway.
New people who find themselves at https://cohost.org/ might enjoy having a simple way to start browsing the site and see how it works without registering.
This could, of course, just be a difference in design philosophy. Perhaps Cohost wants to soft gatekeep content to encourage registration, while I feel casual browsers will bail when they have to put in an email address to poke around. Either way, just a suggestion.
ahh i see now
yeah that would be a huge benefit for new users. would definitely help people who are still unsure about the platform, which is probably gonna be really important this early on.