@kev I wonder if casual users just reading about Mastodon and dipping their toe in the water, select mastodon.social as their instance - precisely because it is the biggest and therefore should be the most reliable with the best uptime and running the latest version.

So it becomes a vicious circle.

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@andyc I think that probably what a lot of it is.

@kev @andyc if you think this situation is suboptimal, then heck, let me tell you about laconica and identica 😅

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