I'm also @emf for whatever backup purposes there might be.
I tested data export and import, and that seems to work. The only instance migration issue I see is that your followers don't come along for the ride. Also, I'm using the 🚫 symbol in place of ✅ to denote an inactive account. YMMV.
Mastodon's federation introduces UX challenges.
One that worries me a lot is about message forgery. Anyone can forge a twoot, even cross-server.
Whereas Twitter Inc might be trustworthy enough to not forge transcripts. Anyone can run a Mastodon server and might want to abuse it to influence people (see Russian troll campaigns).
Should Mastodon "home servers" cryptographically sign updates? Should there be end-to-end signatures? Anyone has thoughts on this?
I read your logs with math.
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