I sure don't know everything! I'm "enlightened" enough to know what I know and what I don't, and that others are similar in the option to explore or simply accept.
My point was precisely that arrogance of the "know it all" is really ignorance.
Yes indeed, free spirits are everywhere, remaining free, finding others to harmonize with, and simply existing... all kinds.
I will happily vote for your suggestion of a "Dept. of Skill Development". From the top down! ASAP please, from the "leaders" to the rulers, to the people living life.
The "new here" posts are public, and with public posts (at least on Pluspora) if you even "like" any comment, and if your settings (which you can adjust) allow for notifications of activity on posts you've made or commented on/liked, then you see all responses. I have seen some complaints about people commandeering public posts by extended personal back & forths, so that's what I'm trying to be sensitive to (Obi Wan Kenobee!) joking, as you portray me as teacher (honor, really)
OK, well, as a fellow deep-into G+ world survivor, one last thing "here" -
You may have seen discussions in the end-days of G+, about maybe MeWe and about various Federation "instances"/pods, things like Mastadon, Friendica, Pluspora, and diaspora* to name the main ones getting lots of recommendations.
So, I'm happy you've succeeded in finding another buddy, and hope you manage to connect to any meaningful peeps from the old world. One suggestion, when you post - especially if you are really looking for those you had ongoing sharing with: use the hashtag #gplusrefugee
The first has the most recognition, but all these will definitely get your post seen in the streams of others who are searching or self-identifying with these hashtags. And you'll see the posts of these people. Add more hashtags for whatever it is you regularly shared, be it #recipes
, fashion, travel, #poetry
, or whatever... and you increase the chances of being seen by your "ex"es from G+.
Another big issue for some is "aspects" vs "public", which is what G+ was actually modeled on, and is useful if you want to avoid tons of stuff in your daily feed. Also (suggestion), if you have in your profile something hugely broad like #music
you will be so buried in ongoing public posts you'll never find your friends' posts! So limit the noise by being targeted in what you put in your posts and profile tags. it's tough to get used to for many comfortable-with-G+ users, but you do have a lot of control - in terms of whether you post publicly (which, like G+, truly is public, and will get your posts listed in Google, so friends/public can find your public posts), or if you post to some or all "aspects" (circles). It's a balancing act, one I still deal with, here and elsewhere, as no one thing does what G+ did so easily and so well. Before it went total evil (or during it). Anyhow... Peace.