@Gargron @jalcine it's important to recognize that 36k is still several orders of magnitude greater then all other instances. As the difference continues to grow, it's going to start harming the network as a whole.
We have to be thinking about how to keep the network distributed. I'd hate to see .social turn into the Gmail of mastodon.
What about some better tools on joinmastodon.org? Maybe ask new users the questions *before* showing the list of instances?
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