@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 As it turns out, "decentralized" is a system property that is more intended as a freedom for technical/admin users and that regular users just acknowledge. Just like not every user of Gimp is actually writing code for it even though they could. Most people just don't want to go through all the hassle. They just want to use the system.

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@tfidf @kev I'm not asking everyone to have their own server. The registration process is the same on the large and the small instances.

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