Not sure if this is the best place to post, but I'm trying to figure Lemmy out. Suppose I want to subscribe to [!firstname.lastname@example.org](https://beehaw.org/c/news) using this account.... how do I do that?
When I go to the "communities" tab and search for "news"... doesn't show up there. I can search for "technology" and find results for [!email@example.com](https://beehaw.org/c/technology). I can go to a [URL](https://firstname.lastname@example.org) on this domain for that community; but plopping the word "news" instead of "technology" in that URL gives me a 404.
Do the admins of this instance have to whitelist specific other communities before people here can subscribe to them? Have they done that with "technology" but not "news"? (I understand if that's the case. Probably want to keep `programmers.dev` on topic. Just trying to figure out how lemmy works)