Proud of how the server architecture of mastodon.social and the code of Mastodon is keeping up with the load, but wishing for this to transform into new Mastodon servers springing up.
If you were considering starting a Mastodon server, right now would be a pretty good time. Anyone can do it from source, see docs:
There are also hosting providers (not affiliated with me) which are super easy to work with without technical knowledge, like masto.host and hostdon.jp
@Gargron honestly, I looked at it overnight. The thing holding me back right now - is that hosting costs are higher than a typical hobbyist can justify. I'd run it on a Raspberry Pi if I could, but multiple blog posts suggest it's a bit too resource hungry for that right now. I haven't given up though - I will keep looking in to this.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!