@derekcecillewis I feel like it should a) reflect the platform and b) be usable as a verb and a noun. 'Tweet' and 'toot' both achieve that, whereas the options in the linked tweet don't. What are the objections to 'toot'? (re 'boost', I quite like 'trumpet'... https://mastodon.social/@rich_harris/1607304)
I will be upgrading toot.cafe tonight to a beefier instance, and then I will open up registrations again tomorrow so that more friends can join.
My main goal is that we reach a critical mass where it's a bit easier for newbies to get started. Small instances are a tad lonely.
Today has been one hell of a day! I have been working on both devops and code optimization non-stop, as well as answering questions and e-mails. A lot of ms have been shaved off of requests and background jobs. Instance admins should probably update to the latest master. I'll be looking into adopting a more stable release system than just the master branch.
Oh also, I did read that "Mastodon will go extinct" article. The author doesn't get it, and didn't reach out to me at all.
The true test of mastodon will be if people use it to talk about anything other than mastodon
wow mastodon censors out your private key if you post it. that's really smart
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
@Satchpiglet i hope so! not every network can survive this kind of influx (of people with subtly different expectations) — existing norms can be swept away if enough new people aren't familiar with them, and replaced with new ones. like white people gentrifying brooklyn (i'm one of those, too. ugh, i'm the worst)