@jasper It actually does mention joinmastodon on the .xyz disabled registration text, but something more obvious would help, since I've had people mention it twice.

The UX for cross-instance following could also be improved to be a little less confusing actually, but that is understandable a little bit more of a difficult task

@LinuxCat Yeah but people don't understand that - for example, .xyz registrations are currently disabled, which made some people think Mastodon's registration is disabled entirely. Now the concept has to be explained in order for someone to make an account on another instance and follow me cross-instance.

This is confusing and janky. The UX could potentially be improved to account for these kinds of situations

That said, a centralized alternative to twitter would still be pretty nice, I don't think it has to be decentralized to be good. Whatever's going to win in the end, it's probably going to suck anyway. Let's hope it sucks the least amount possible.

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Out of all the complaints I'm seeing about mastodon, the only real thing I agree with is.. it's confusing.

Nobody seems to understand how it works, I have to explain it 3 times before people understand that all instances can talk to each other, they have their own rules etc.

The best comparison I have is "it's like choosing an e-mail provider" which is conceptually similar but definitely not the same thing

But you know.. what's the alternative to birdsite owned by a cr*ptobro?

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

@welshpixie Oh, I guess it's a known issue currently, sorry for the ping! Hopefully it's fixed soon 🤞

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@MegaMiley Indeed! I hope people spread out to many different instances

Looking to follow music people on Mastodon, are there any good hashtags? 👀

Maybe 2023 will once again be the year of self-hosting 🤔

Woah I guess the primary Mastodon instance is down. That's .. maybe a good sign? But bad timing

@laumann Hah, I got this the other day as well.. member for 13 years with almost daily commits 🤷‍♀️

I love Mastodon, it's my favorite place to talk about how bad Twitter is.

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