Pretty straight question.

I see Lemm.ee is now the second most populated instance based on https://lemmy.fediverse.observer/list, with 3634 monthly active users.

I also know that Lemmy devs said that

lemmy.ml is bigger than beehaw, and only costs 80 euros per month for a dedicated server.

https://lemmy.ml/comment/2372503

As lemmy.ml has 3561 monthly active users, should we consider that around 3,5k-4k users is the sweet spot for an instance population, and stop recommending the ones that reached that threshold?

  • @rglullisA
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    28 months ago

    It is not just the number of users, but also the number of communities and subscribers.

    I believe that an instance can reach 10k users and have a couple hundred communities without too many issues, i.e, you could run things on one well-tuned database, perhaps add master-slave replication and scale your webservers horizontally.

    I do have in my mind that if my instance ever gets to this size (fingers crossed), I will close registrations and only open again to replace churned customers.

          • @rglullisA
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            18 months ago

            Hey! Weren’t you on Sopuli? :)

              • @rglullisA
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                18 months ago

                I still have less than 250 users, so if you want to come over (or send people here) feel free to do it.

                • @Blaze@discuss.tchncs.de
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                  18 months ago

                  I was thinking about leaving those spaces for people who actually need that lifetime license, if I ever move I would be happy to support financially:)

                  • @rglullisA
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                    18 months ago

                    That’s really thoughtful of you, but no need to worry. I’m still managing access to Lemmy manually, and only after I reach the 250 I will start giving the option to “upgrade” or check if the account is being used or if just squatted for the free slot.

                  • @rglullisA
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                    18 months ago

                    That’s really thoughtful of you, but no need to worry. I’m still managing access to Lemmy manually, and only after I reach the 250 I will start giving the option to “upgrade” or check if the account is being used or if just squatted for the free slot.

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            8 months ago

            If you go to https://communick.com you can sign up and subscribe to any of the services. Your account is authorized after you sign up. You get 14 days as a free trial. If you don’t pay, the account is locked again.