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Scholar.social seems to have passed the point where reading the whole local timeline might not be viable anymore.

Feature idea for Mastodon: when the number of active users rises above some level, registration closes automatically.

@bgcarlisle Yeah, probably. Any idea what the current active users count is and what it was a couple of week ago?

@jaranta what if there was some semi-automatic split when instance grows beyond certain threshold? And perhaps a middle level between local and fediverse?

@Stoori @jaranta Automatically spinning up a new instance would be tricky because—who ends up moderating and paying for it?

@bgcarlisle @jaranta that's why semi-automatic.

But yeah, there are endless ways to handle the details, this was just a perhaps not so serious idea :)

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Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.