As an end user, I expect that to mean something like "when the org/entity that shuts down the instance your account is on decides to shut it down, your account/data/history is safe/recoverable, and easy to move somewhere else."
But it doesn't seem like that is the case now, and the README gives no indication at all if that is actually the long term goal or not.
This is the order in which I guess these things become important. If 1 is not solved growth is hindered, and it will not take off. If 2. is not solved people will finally stay on twitter, because where is the point? This becomes relevant once the assholes start to migrate. 3. may be the last problem to kill this network, because atm there is no visible difference better @zauberlaus and @firstname.lastname@example.org and this gets relevant once there are valuable targets for impersonation here
lots of people discussing/demanding account export for instance migration today! This one's on the issue tracker, encourage you to make your voices heard after reading the issue to help scale the tootin'
@rauschma you can paste any post's URL into the search on your instance to force-fetch that status to be able to interact with it
Holy smoo! The list of instances has got so much longer since yesterday! https://instances.mastodon.xyz/
Hello friends, I'd just like to interject here for a moment.
Eugen needs money to live, and mastodon.social has server expenses, but money doesn't write code by itself. There's still 183 open issues on the Mastodon project github.
Writing a code patch to fix a problem or work in a feature helps not just mastodon.social, but also everyone else running Mastodon, too, and you'll have @Gargron's gratitude, and all the other devs' too.
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