"As few dependencies as is reasonable", should be high on your priorities list.
But what's reasonable? Well, quite. That's in the sector of the Venn labelled 'Art' , not the one labelled 'Science'. Below the mid point, closer to the boundary of 'Craft'.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!