@xarph I can certainly understand that, but there are lots of instances, or you can even run your own (god forbid, I've done this and I hated it, what a mess the software stack is) if you really wanted to. I think for some of them the problem is discoverability, which is definitely not great here.
@twylo there aren't really any Main Characters here so everyone feels weird and lost if they didn't already follow a bunch of people on the instance.
@LoranSkunky @twylo like, the reason all the right wing instances shrivel up and die no matter how resourced they are is that there are no libs to shit on. The rest of mastodon is the same way - no Main Characters to shit on - except good instances have an identity and don't need bloodshed to keep up "engagement."
Some people don't want to admit they're here for spectacle.
My presence on Hackers.Town has been refreshingly pleasant, and lots of people have found me here, despite me not making significant use of the home timeline. I just write about my projects using appropriate hashtags, and people kind of filter in over time.
"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