Poll for those managing well-running mastodon instances:
1. How many accounts?
2. What are your server specs?
(is it uncouth to boost your account that's on a different instance?)
Current Mastodon stats!
81,706 users across 147 instances (140 of which are UP)
Top 15 instances by number of users:
When I import follows from a CSV, it's a merge with my current follows, right? Not a replace?
Good morning! Background processing queues on this instance cleared up a little, but still haven't caught up with real-time. Going to continue working on increasing the performance of background tasks to increase the number of toots per minute that can be processed without delay.
Sorry for the silliness. The activity is simply more than 4x of previous peaks.
In other news, yesterday I finally fixed the mastodon bridge tool.
OK I created an account on a 2nd instance: firstname.lastname@example.org (not sure how to make that a link yet?)
#mastodev, there needs to be a brainstorm on something:
a lot of users are concerned about cross-instance users using their username and impersonating them
what would be a good and userfriendly way to fix this?
gnu social doesn't even have a fix for this yet, it seems, so...
Related: bot makers should check out the botsin.space instance! I like the idea of having bots on a separate instance. Maybe one run by the botmaking community, but I don't know who runs this one?