How come EVERY person i see on Twitter saying they've moved to mastodon has a mastodon.social account when subscriptions are closed ?
EDIT : ok they're not closed anymore.
seriously @Gargron why do you keep them open ? you're not helping decentralization here man. Don't be greedy let some other instance have their share of newcomers
@jared If it was that simple I would honestly close them forever. The problem is that when I close them, people don't go elsewhere, they leave. It's also a bad look to people who don't understand decentralization, as I have seen from responses to yesterday. Sorry.
I get that some people leave if doors aren't open here. Can't you/someone add like a big banner with alternative instances where to register ?? 😅
I remember when i first joined i ended on mastodon.social as well before eventually moving because i didn't get how the federation worked.
But i'm pretty sure a banner saying "it's closed here, you can go there there or there" might help.
Anyway good luck with all those newcomers hope your servers will manage them 😉
Maybe add the instance picker from joinmastodon.org on your instance homepage?
A generalist Mastodon instance with a nice domain name. Running on Glitch Social's fork with a custom theme!