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I know it's kinda hard to communicate when people already have difficulty grasping the instance concept, but I wish more mastodon new user guides would explain that 'mastodon' isn't all of the network.

Maybe we should call them "entrypoints" or hubs or gateways or something.

"instance" makes sense to those of us who are devops or devops-adjacent but that's about it.

@deejoe @lain
I hate "instance." Though non-techies who've played MMOs with instance dungeons may be familiar.

"Server" or "node" would be better, imo. But that ship has probably sailed.

@deutrino @deejoe @lain what really gets me going is discord "server"

it's an SaaS tenant, and enterpriseworld knows, but gamers? nah, IT'S A DEDICATED SERVER

@calvin @deejoe @lain
I STILL haven't looked up wtf discord even is 😅 current best guesses: slack workalike or ventrilo workalike.


@deutrino @deejoe @lain Slack for unemployed Millenials

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@calvin @deejoe @lain
OH shit I better get on a/some discord(s) then, I totally qualify!*

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