Such a new low. I am talking to myself on mastodon.

@maison_faim Not so low, there's many many toots that go unaswered, sometimes good posts, it's pretty disheartening for the poster.

The local social scene has been pretty slow compared to some earlier times, like December or so.

@design_RG I feel the same. We need more active mastodontes.

@maison_faim I would like to see more friendly and active local posting, like we had in the past.

It provided feedback and incentive to our users to carry on and write, we got to know each other much easier and faster than people we meet in the larger feeds. Sadly that has been missing here.

Lots of disconnected posts, with no reactions or replies. Disheartening imo.

@design_RG That is true. But it's always tough to keep a community engaging.

@design_RG and that's one of the reasons I moved to a smaller instance. I thought a smaller community might be more humans and less bots. I don't login to mastodon to read news.

@maison_faim I agree, it's ideal to find one that is right sized - smaller than the huge ones like, where I imagine that making connections is as hard as in twitter, because of the avalanche of new posts continuously hitting.

But not too small, or the all important Local feed is too slow sometimes and forces us to go look elsewhere (my reason, besides curiosity, to set up accounts in various other instances.)

I heard about one that Chloe runs, forgot the exact instance name, but it's small and people come in by invitation only, selected by the admin for compatibility with the existing user base there. Based on Chloe's posts I have seen in the Feeds, I think I would like her place. (but no chance of getting in since they only have about 100 users and seldom invite more.)

Here we have a conundrum, apparently a big instance if you look at the user count of 10.700 or so currently; yet how many of those accounts are ever active? If we had 10 K users moderating the instance would be a nightmare, as in

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