Also, co-ops subject to laws, therefore may be hamstrung in those not-so-free countries referred to by @Antanicus & @vfrmedia
The original thought about anti-counter-disintermediation seems to stand, no? @Antanicus just seems to be saying, a-c-d15n of servers alone insufficient in bad cases.
So do what you can in your circumstance. Belt and braces.
Why is this step necessary? social.coop might not be the server where you are registered, so we need to redirect you to your home server first.
Don't have an account? You can sign up here