See, this is why I don't agree with this "Federated" tag people love to attach to FOSS services such as Mastodon. I had an email that said "You have 19 notifications since you last logged into mastodon.social" I bet all those people thought I was dead ignorant and yet it's because those notifications don't show up in my .org.uk account.

I mean, what account am I supposed to sit on all day????

Federated my arse.

Oh no! 500 internal error notifications. /me prays to the pond gods for mastodon.org.uk

@ada It just dawned on me that you might not have understood my comment, probably thought "What's that weirdo on about?"

We share the same Surname. 😎

@Gargron
Seems a no-brainer to me? Make it so that you can log into any Mastodon instance using your profile thus having all your "Blocks", "Filters" and "Follows" in place so you can "Hit the floor running" when using a different hosting service.

I know it's not a great hardship but I just spent some time mirroring my profile from .org.uk onto .social just in case .org.uk goes down again.

*Originally posted on* mastodon.org.uk

Is there not a way to have one profile across multiple hosts on Mastodon?

So I've just imported my "follows" from .org.uk to .social and now I'm getting notifications that all my friends have the tedious task of following me on .social

So much for Federation. 😉

CC: @Gargron

Damn! mastodon.org.uk is down and guess who has not exported his followers?

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