it's now time for any noobs following me to learn that
* it's the Fediverse, not The Mastodon Network
* there's actually a 10-year history here and Mastodon wasn't even remotely the first platform
* the creator of Mastodon hasn't actually been a very good steward of his particular sub-platform within the Fediverse
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