Friends, @Gargron's going to have to scale up to support this crazy (and awesome) spike in new users. Let's pay the man: patreon.com/user?u=619786
(Also consider new instances, etc, but we all know mastodon.social's going to get most of the growth for the time being.)
Lots of people jumped over not realizing this is an offshoot of gnusocial and that each instance/node has a code of conduct. https://mastodon.social/about/more
Federation idea is likely foreign to many people. I've been explaining it like how everyone can get a different email address, or mailing address IRL.
@hermeslispegistus Ah yeah, protocol level changes are weird.
I was musing yesterday on how things seem to be agpl though, so there's at least a means to create a ratcheting effect and the federeated universe can stay in sync.
Can you link to more info about the patches? I'd like to stay on top of that topic.