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Mastodon is like a city πŸ™οΈ

Your instance is your apartment building 🏒

Local is your neighbors πŸ‘©β€πŸ­πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ§“

Global is the whole part of the city you can see from your apartment 🏒🏘️🏚️

Home is the friends in your living room πŸ›‹οΈ

Β· Tusky Β· 5 Β· 53 Β· 52

@bluepupboi And sometimes another apartment building catches fire and we all point and laugh.

@bluepupboi help, some of my friends are peeing on the furniture.

@bluepupboi I think this analogy is very effective in helping understand the function of moderation. The moderators work for the instance, or apartment building, rather than Mastadon as a whole. So their role is less that of elected government officials and more that of landlords. They serve the instance like a property, protecting the property and enforcing the intended rules of use set by the property owner. They don't serve the tenants.

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