Federation is great but it seems like everyone is on mastodon.social. Has anyone tried migrating existing data to a new instance?

@scttnlsn From what people have been saying, you have to start a new account... not sure direct migration is possible?

@jordantcarlson Yeah, I gess that makes sense. It'd be neat if there was a way (at the protocol level) to broadcast your move to a new instance.


@jordantcarlson Yeah, looks like it's built on an older, pre-existing protocol as well. I'd guess there's been discussion somewhere about this.

@scttnlsn probably. My coding skills are mostly limited to MATLAB-type stuff, so it's a bit beyond me.

@jordantcarlson I write Ruby for a living and so was excited to find out that Mastodon is built with Ruby and Rails.

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