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So he just removes me from the directory as opposed to admitting it was a bad idea.

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Sp3r4z's stats page also has some stats regarding centralisation:

It lists the Gini index in regards to users on Mastodon instances. The Gini index is used in economics to measure income inequality, where a 0 would be perfect equality and 1 complete inequality (all income in the hands of one person).

The Mastodon federation Gini index in regards to users per instance is 0.96.

"The 3 biggest instances representing 52.26% of total users"

Gargron i wouldnt rub it into your face when you are wrong if you would just like listen to people in the first place.

I really dont like doing that.

the user with the most followers wants to rank people by popularity?


I am shocked

@Electron @stuxnetsource Me too. He fell for the tech bro equivalent of nerd sniping (

It started taking off and he had to work on making sure it scales up. Now he is in love with that problem.

@stuxnetsource @kurtm
yes, so they do not exist other than objects.

(that's a thing I cannot help but deeply despise)

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Even if it is opt-in, user profile directory popularity contests are not likely to have a good outcome.

Try not to design systems which foster personality cults. There's too much of that in the silos already.

@stuxnetsource Maybe they can, but only with close supervision by folks outside of white cishet dudes.

@Electron @stuxnetsource He totally thinks they exist. They exist to help him show how far he can scale up his toy.

Holy Christ this active users directory is a bad fucking idea

White cishet dudes should not be allowed to make tech

He won't listen to anyone not going in his opinion, anyway.

the problem is: we're not here to be popular, but to make links with other people and exchange and make new friends and everything like that. This is performative (as follower counters) and leads to really nasty behaviour…

@stuxnetsource he is so touchingly devoted to recreating features a user experience that we all despise

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