instances are technologically bad there's just not much more to it. it's a nice shortcut that got many people here quickly but fuuuuuck i don't want to maintain that
@bamfic it's one centralized thing where user data is stored in plain text and exchanged. it's a single point of failure, a single point of uhh leaking, basically has way more authority and private content that it should. it's practical because it makes the software simpler, but at a cost in reliability, privacy, and decentralization.