@fribbledom oh no
@fribbledom this has gone way too fast for me
@fribbledom I kinda want to build a "progress clock" that shows the time/date as a collection of progress bars
We're using username and password for authentication, but it's not optimal. It seems like go-mastodon lacks a better auth mechanism (and also doesn't export the access token, which is weird and would help a lot here), but we're working on it.
Oh, but it does! Check out initClient() in my little project statootstics:
Let me know if there's anything I can help with!
@fribbledom That's actually a "feature" of mastodon. Mastodon instances only fetch/cache all the posts after the instance knows about an account (and maybe one of the instance's users has to follow the [remote] account, not sure on that).
Tl;dr: You'll only see new toots, not the old ones on mastodon.social. To see everything ever posted by an account you have to open it via the account's instance.
Somebody just posted a toot related to our discussion: https://mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/102405314969981442
That sounds reasonable, but doesn't explain why I only see one old toot and none of the newer ones. I also don't see the metadata changes you made to the account in the meantime.
Still confused 😂
I wonder, does federation stop again, once there are no more followers from a particular instance?
Started following this bot now, we'll see if that triggers future updates.
@fribbledom If an account has no more followers the server probably stops fetching new posts, but I'm not sure on that.
@fribbledom Oh, okay, now I'm confused too. No idea, sorry.
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