One of the oldest pixelfed instances went down without any notice affecting hundreds of users, many who have contacted me about letting them join pixelfed.social.
I kind of regret closing registrations. Gives me a whole new perspective that I never considered before.
@dansup did you see that @email@example.com is having the exact same discussion from the reverse perspective?
Really interesting to compare the perspectives and rationale
@davidoclubb Yeah, ultimately if users do not have a trusted instance to join, it will become an issue. Pixelfed.social has 10k users but only 10% are active.
@lnxw37a2 I have not, their last mastodon post is a few months old. The instance has been down for a few months too.
@dansup This and upgrades (instances running old deprecated versions) are a problem of decentralisation and impossible to solve.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!