I’ve added a testimonials section to joinmastodon.org, I’ll keep adding quotes over time, let me know what you think

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I built my own stats aggregator, but I am not 100% sure if it makes more sense to aggregate numbers only from Mastodon servers, or the whole fediverse.

@Gargron

do both, if possible ;)
both numbers are interesting... i'd like to see how mastodon performs compared to the rest of the fediverse ;)

@Gargron my take is that if you're looking for people to see how big of a community they can interact with is, then go for the whole fediverse. Not just because its bigger but also because that's the pool that people are going to be able to interact with.

@Gargron makes sense to me that you would track both sets but delineate "official" numbers from "fediverse" numbers. Probably useful to know both.

@n8ive999 Each server exposes its own statistics, the task is to collect them from every known server and do so accurately

@Gargron
In my opinion it makes more sense to do Mastodon only, at least to begin with.

If it's easy to set up, it would be interesting to see numbers for other Fediverse apps listed separately.

@mellifluousbox No, not quite. I remember writing about that bot before, but don’t remember what it was.

@tallship @mellifluousbox I don’t know, the Pleroma server the owner was on is down too

@Gargron how do you get numbers for the fediverse without first collecting them for each instance? I think the former leads to the latter in this case.

@Gargron when you want to it would be cool if you could share it in a way like instances.social

@Gargron
That's a hard question. From the end user perspective it would make more sense to know how many humans we can interact with.

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