@jamil Everyone huddling on one server makes the network less distributed and kinda ruins the point
the more people spread to smaller servers the more accounts federate across the network (i.e. the more people appear in the federated timeline on that particular server) so discoverability is improved
@nico Thanks for the explanation! That totally makes sense, didn't even think about decentralization as effectively load balancing (in traffic, moderation effort, etc)
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