@Gargron I like being on mastodon.social because I have been here for a while but I am still debating switching to another instance because there are so many people here. It feels weird.
@eqdw List of other Mastodon implementations are here:
List of other fediverse / gnusocial nodes are here:
Also, heads up, a lot of people are switching to maly.io as their identity provider, because of potential discontent with mastodon.social's blocking of other instances it deems bad.
@eqdw Haha, yeah. Basically, mastodon.social drops federation with other instances, like shitposter.club, because of perceived social justice violations. While you can export the list of people you _follow_, it's harder to export the people who follow _you_, so the more you grow a social graph here, the more you open yourself up to censorship / stifling community policies.
@eqdw You can implement the "Mastodon" UI on top of any domain you want (see instances.mastodon.xyz), so it'd be best to build your graph on something like maly.io to prevent being cut off from other networks later. I believe @puellavulnerata / @0xdeadbabe are working on an instance, so I'll probably join theirs or another ingroup members' whenever it's ready.
Definitely a huge drag on the process :(
@Gargron true migration (_with_ followers) is direly needed if this thing shall fly. Small instances can be shut down anytime and people are left with nothing, as happening now with gay.crime.team
@Gargron do you have any documentation regarding this? I'd like to close registrations on my instance :)