The mastodon.social instance is under extremely heavy load, I don't do tracking so I don't know where exactly people are coming from but I know there's been a few high profile mentions of Mastodon in media/on Twitter. If this keeps up I will scale up further (I know all the arguments about this instance growing too big in the federation, but if the internet is already at your doorstep, should you go down or scale up? Scale up imo)

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@Gargron Yep, looks like you need to scale up first.

I wonder, is it possible to scale it sideways, in a cluster, by federating instances with each other that trust each other/run by the same people and share a username namespace?

If not — should it be?

@akr @Gargron i think something like this might be the way to go. some way to make switching between instances more seamless, and not require users to start over on a new account (with no guarantee that the instance they're taking all the trouble of moving to will last)

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