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I have updated joinmastodon.org to exclude mastodon.social from the picker, because other servers need some new user love too!

@Gargron you've been cursed forever by the tumblrs may god have pity on your soul

@Gargron It's because of that one post on tumblr that specifically mentioned mastodon.social

@Gargron tbh you didn't have to do it like that (like closing regs coulda been less drastic) but I do commend the action!

@jalcine Closed registrations servers also don't appear on the picker so I feel like this was the less extreme option as we don't need to turn down people who come here through old links

@Gargron a ver si es verdad criatura que el dedo no me da para silenciar.

@Scesivo @Gargron tampoco le animes tanto vamos a esperar a ver qué hace. 😂😂😂

@Gargron We at toot.io have some free resources 😋

@Gargron I joined on mobile so I didn't even know I could go to the .art server r.i.p!!

@Grimm_ You can still switch to a different instance and import your follows. You can't take your toots or followers, but here's a pretty good tool to let them know about it:

migrannounce.tools.codl.fr/

@nutomic ✌ thanks Felix! I don't have any followers so I'm pretty much safe to hop over to my own screambox over in .art jkdggh

@nutomic How do I move my account to mastodon.art :fatyoshi: I am but a clueless child

@Grimm_ Just create a new account there, then you can export the follows from your current account (in the settings), and import them on the new one.

@nutomic Ah, okay! Ofc now it looks like they closed signups rip....

@Grimm_ Maybe you have to wait a bit then. Or pick another instance, there are a lot of them.

@Gargron Nah, you can leave that in there. Just boost other mastodon servers lol

@Gargron I have a question about other servers. If I want to join another one, should I just use the same email as this one? And are servers linked at all or do they all stand alone in terms of accounts?

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@Gargron

If you go to another server, you will have to create a new account.

@kirbyemmitt It doesn't matter what email you use. If you create an account on a different instance, it is basically completely seperate (you can point at your new account from the old one, but that's it).

@Gargron how do you change to a new instance? I think this is the most difficult part to sort out

@Gargron Are you sure about this? I think it might be a better idea to implement a general feature encouraging users to pick less popular instances.

@gargron
Is it possible to transfer an account, including followers and followees, to a new server?

When I signed up, that's what scared me away from small servers.
I figured larger, more proven servers were more likely to stick around.

If you told people they could transfer and not lose anything, I think they'd be more brave about picking smaller, more niche servers.

@Gargron I think this is a great idea.

Out of curiosity do you have a long-term plan for mastodon.social (max cap of users, ramp-down of users, etc) or do you just take things day by day?

@Gargron Hi could you add "italian" in language section with our instance (mastodon.bida.im) in joinmastodon.org ?

@Yulegen 🎄 It's the "identi.ca" fever. Everybody wants to join the "official server". Diaspora's method worked, they closed registration when they started 5 years ago.


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@Gargron got in on the last wave
a position of privilege and status

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