I have updated joinmastodon.org to exclude mastodon.social from the picker, because other servers need some new user love too!
@Gargron NO ONE ENTERS NO ONE LEAVES
@Gargron That's awesome! Spread the love!
@Gargron you've been cursed forever by the tumblrs may god have pity on your soul
@Gargron no one gets in! no one gets out!!
Thank you for this initiative! 😊
@Gargron WE'RE UNDER RADAR NOW, .SOCIAL USERS GO FUCKING FERAL
@Gargron THEY CLOSED THE GATES THEY CLOSED THE GATES THEY CLOSED THE GATES
@Gargron Servers on 🔥 yet? X3
@Gargron Did you have a love overdose?
@Gargron It's because of that one post on tumblr that specifically mentioned mastodon.social
@Gargron Thank you! And the other huge ones?
Maybe you can hide instances with over 50,000 users and can be displayed again by an optional button with the note that it helps the decentralization more distributed to smaller instances.🤔
Of course, this is just a suggestion, no idea if it's good. :)
All these clever math solutions would need to be monitored by a human ANYWAY, to guard against unforeseen problems, so there's not really much disadvantage in saving a step and just letting the human do it manually.
got a little overwhelming i bet lmao
@Gargron tbh you didn't have to do it like that (like closing regs coulda been less drastic) but I do commend the action!
@jalcine Closed registrations servers also don't appear on the picker so I feel like this was the less extreme option as we don't need to turn down people who come here through old links
@Gargron ahh okay okay - didn't know that!
@Gargron close registrations tbh
@Gargron a ver si es verdad criatura que el dedo no me da para silenciar.
@Gargron We at toot.io have some free resources 😋
@Gargron I joined on mobile so I didn't even know I could go to the .art server r.i.p!!
@nutomic ✌ thanks Felix! I don't have any followers so I'm pretty much safe to hop over to my own screambox over in .art jkdggh
@Grimm_ no problem 🙏
@nutomic How do I move my account to mastodon.art I am but a clueless child
@Grimm_ Just create a new account there, then you can export the follows from your current account (in the settings), and import them on the new one.
@nutomic Ah, okay! Ofc now it looks like they closed signups rip....
@Grimm_ Maybe you have to wait a bit then. Or pick another instance, there are a lot of them.
@Gargron Nah, you can leave that in there. Just boost other mastodon servers lol
@Gargron great decision!
@Gargron Bless You ❤️
@Gargron I have a question about other servers. If I want to join another one, should I just use the same email as this one? And are servers linked at all or do they all stand alone in terms of accounts?
@kirbyemmitt It doesn't matter what email you use. If you create an account on a different instance, it is basically completely seperate (you can point at your new account from the old one, but that's it).
@Gargron how do you change to a new instance? I think this is the most difficult part to sort out
@Gargron Are you sure about this? I think it might be a better idea to implement a general feature encouraging users to pick less popular instances.
Is it possible to transfer an account, including followers and followees, to a new server?
When I signed up, that's what scared me away from small servers.
I figured larger, more proven servers were more likely to stick around.
If you told people they could transfer and not lose anything, I think they'd be more brave about picking smaller, more niche servers.
@Gargron I think this is a great idea.
Out of curiosity do you have a long-term plan for mastodon.social (max cap of users, ramp-down of users, etc) or do you just take things day by day?
@Gargron yulegen ?
@Gargron we trully need distribution.
@Gargron Hi could you add "italian" in language section with our instance (mastodon.bida.im) in joinmastodon.org ?
@Gargron got in on the last wave
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