So I've been thinking about instance limits(keep in mind this is all coming from a non tech centered perspective)
-Prevents any instance monopolizing users.
-Decentralizing user collateral and investment.
-Less strenuous on Mods who work hard to provide safe environments.
-Encourages fediverse exploration instead of hatchlings funneling themselves into whatever is largest.
-Gives other baby instances opportunities to grow.
What're y'alls thoughts from your pov?
@denidimochka As a newbie to the fediverse I like these ideas. But I would like to see some sort of in-between the local instance and the fediverse so that, say, multiple art communities could combine into a micro fediverse if that makes sense.
@lithiumreflections @denidimochka this is partly here. There’s a new relay thing that shares all public posts immediately to the federated timelines. I will try to set it up. Id prefer being able to allow # or word filters even into local or a relay/curated timeline too.
As for the 10K number, i used to agree but we’re now at 7-8K but barely 1600 have been active in the past minth. I like looking at our timeline & knowing it wont scroll fast to consume - ie at like 1 post/5 min average maybe.
@lithiumreflections @Curator for sure, nothings stopping us from federating w another art instance, and there SHOULD be plenty of other art instances to join or follow. You want one just for fanart?game art? Traditional?Beginner/Intermediate/Pro? One just for tutorials? One overlapping w programmers to build and discuss new better art tool? A lot of these awesome convos get lost when they’re lost in the gen TL but together where they can find each other they’d be so much more useful
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