@emma_essex I agree with this. Another issue caused by blocking other instances like many are doing is it leads users to create multiple accounts on various instances just to be able to see stuff from those instances (pawoo for example), which further fragments and defeats the point of federation.
@emma_essex The thing about blocking pawoo is that it is literally the largest mastodon instance with 179380 users right now compared to the largest English instance at 81073 for mastodon.social. For comparison mastodon.xyz has 10418 users. Blocking pawoo is blocking 23.28% of all mastodon users.
It looks like mastodon is already much more successful in Japan with the top 2 instances being Japanese (pawoo and mstdn.jp).
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