@kev While the decision to stop expanding mastodon.social was the right one, one could argue he should not have made the second one. I can’t help but feel he’s making the situation worse.

A decision could have been made to either make a series of instances, run by different people, and promote those. Or, even better, invest more in promoting existing instances to better distribute the influx of users.

(Copy pasted my lobste.rs reply)

@yarmo @kev sad truth from multiple occasions that I had with people is: people seem overwhelmed by the request to chose their instance. Always being afraid of making the wrong choice. It wasn't different for me. My first toot talked about Mastodon being the loneliest social media I've ever experienced. Things worked out, but facts are, telling someone got to "example.social" and sign up. Makes people a lot more likely than telling them select one of those instances.


@sheogorath @yarmo yeah, that’s true. I think the convoluted nature of getting started with masto puts a lot of people off. Still though, it’s pretty great here. 😊

@kev @yarmo Well, no doubt in that :D I started out as "this is the loneliest social media ever" and look at me :D I never had more people reading my nonsense :X

I still question their sanity, but hey, somehow it's fun! :D

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