actually why are Mastodon instances not called herds
@hauntedlatte This reminds me of how uninstalling games on Steam was called "Delete Local Content" for ages because only programmers had ever written the UI copy. :grin:
@hauntedlatte One Mastodon instance is the tail, another is a leg, another is a tusk, another is the trunk, another is an ear. No one knows the whole mastodon.
@hauntedlatte you just called them herds. You can do it again and again. No one is stopping you. There's no TOOT Police. Yet.
@hauntedlatte Mastodon /instances/ are Mastodons. But clusters of instances /should/ be herds. It's the herdiverse.
Though whether that makes us cells or forage I'm not sure.
@hauntedlatte I love the idea, bu technically speaking wouldn't a herd be a group of instances? As in:
- 1 instance = 1 mastodon = 1 pacyhderm (with many cells: its mastonauts)
- 1 herd = many mastodons; may or may not be the whole of the fediverse
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