The mastodon.social instance is under extremely heavy load, I don't do tracking so I don't know where exactly people are coming from but I know there's been a few high profile mentions of Mastodon in media/on Twitter. If this keeps up I will scale up further (I know all the arguments about this instance growing too big in the federation, but if the internet is already at your doorstep, should you go down or scale up? Scale up imo)

@Gargron I've seen a lot of anxiety about the main Mastodon.social instance becoming too large relative to other federated instances and I am considering moving. My question is can I migrate my whole account to a new instance with all my follows/followers and history in tact or do I have to start a new account fresh on a new instance?

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Kinda. You can export/import your follows & blocks at mastodon.social/settings/expor and mastodon.social/settings/impor

There currently isn't a way to redirect your old account to your new one or whatever though: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

so you'll have to do it the old fashioned way and announce your new account on the old one.

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