@tim @Gargron i am reminded of https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/google-has-most-of-my-email-because-it-has-all-of-yours as an example of too-many-users-on-one-node-of-a-supposedly-federated-system
Seeing how well Mastodon is doing makes me want to finish a similar project I started a while back.
#Mastodon update: Admins can now easily close registrations with a custom message. In other news, I have closed registrations to mastodon.social for now ensure a quality of service for all existing ones, and to promote other federated nodes.
One basic thing I see that could be added to Mastodon is meta data being pulled in from a Gif link.
Not too sure about doing it with web links as it might become too spammy like.
If Mastodon's backend was built on node I would look at contributing a good deal.
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The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit