I think it's crucial for #mastodon that the platform/protocol needs a way to smoothly change instances while keeping your followers, to let people migrate out into smaller/more specific instances without friction. That would do a lot to help keep the federation as a whole healthy.
@maloki Oh for sure.
@brunodias Agreed. Otherwise it's pretty tough not to end up with one or more instances getting a majority of the traffic while the others lay around unused.
It would also help mitigate the issue of what happens when someone's instance gets decommissioned. Right now I'd be wary of claiming an ID based on a less popular instance where I don't know how reliable the hosting is in the future.
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