Folks who're annoyed about the inability to move to another instance without being able to take your followers with you:
"Account migration" has been a feature request on the Github issue list for quite a long time. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177
It is a BIG job, but it is on the list and the devs are aware of it. It could take a long time.
Clicking through to the issue on Github and clicking "thumbs-up" and leaving a comment about your suboptimal new-user experience is really helpful.
@cassolotl @chuckwendigIt does beg the question: is bringing your followers to a new instance even relevant if they aren't also on that instance? (Mastodon newbie here)
@Eenewton @chuckwendig Yes! Because anyone can follow anyone else on any other instance.
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