it should just be people using xmpp CMV
I agree. I feel like that was one of the first reddit features that really struck me as odd when it rolled out.
as a US citizen it was one of the first things I noticed on the Mastodon, how non us centric it was. It was refreshing. I remember a lot of cool accounts on my old profile from Radical Town. I think you may have actually been one of the mods there.
I probably still need to practice caution but I only use private trackers nowadays so my IP showed up clean on here. (No VPN)