Please be patient with those that don't understand "federation" the way you do.
To geeks federation means a world of endless possibilities. Don't like something? Roll your own instance and change it.
For non-geeks, federations quite reasonably means something different. It's a world of fixed possibilities and limited tools to discover/explore those possibilities.
Both views are valid and as people develop tools to lower the barriers to instance creation/discovery the divide will lessen.
Who knew that faster sorts were still being developed?..
hypothesis: if too many early users sign up on mastodon.social instead of other instances, federation will end up becoming a second-class feature. (imagine what email today would look like if gmail had existed in the 90s.)
other instances need to be able to compete with mastodon.social for growth, or https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177 should be implemented.
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