Are any of the other instances (beyond http://mastodon.me.uk) set up as cooperatives or similar paid-for-by-the-members? That feels like a much more sustainable model than "rely on the spare time and kindness of geeks".
@amcewen oh, I had thoughts about this and plans but still haven't gotten around to executing...
@Danhon Luckily I just had to cajole @Floppy and he did all the work :-D
@amcewen @Danhon I deny everything.