The repo (https://github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/blob/dev/README.md) clearly states
*** do not use this software until there is a stable release ***
And (thousands? really?) users sign up for the pixelfed **beta** and they know this.
Since when is the developer of an open source project not allowed to test their new code before they release it?
(Really, do not try to impose rules upon ppl who devote their time to making things you can pick up for free.)
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko