Can you guess when was a link to one of my projects shared here on fedi yesterday?
Seriously, we're getting close to having a true "Fediverse effect" (c.f. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect ).
@rysiek It's not rare to see "temporary overload" type messages from web sites that have been linked from the Fediverse. Usually takes 10 to 15 minutes until the worst of the storm is over.
Personally, I'd really like to be able to disable link preview fetching on my instance - they also take up a sizable chunk of storage on my side.
Otherweise, maybe distribute link previews as actual media from the originating instance and have others fetch just the page title for verification?
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