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i'm not really against m.s having open registrations and many accounts tbh. i think it's nice to have a canonical entry point for people, because having to choose an instance you know nothing about as the first action here is awful ux and surely an obstacle.
not m.s as the big instance but as a hub people land on and scatter from once they see instances they actually like, instead of picking one in a long list and seeing what happens or being discouraged by that choice

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@CobaltVelvet this makes sense to me. my first two accounts were on small instances (that have since vanished) and it took being on Social to find my home instance.

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@CobaltVelvet The thing is people /don't/ scatter.

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@CobaltVelvet Many do, but most people don't. They never bother. That's why m.s is so busy, and will remain so. And that's why I think it should be closed off. It silos people into this one giant instance that leaves us no better off than anything else.

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@Elizafox they will maybe and m.s doesn't actively stop them

the only point really was that directing them to any random instance is actually worse for them. and i don't like the idea of vetting and featuring a few instances. distribution is great but it's really about who you can trust

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