@SymbolicCity it did not. Trying to set an alias from this new account so that the old can point there seems to crash out. Looks like it's a known bug with a fix hopefully coming in the next update.
Ok, I seem to be having some trouble with creating an alias so that I can do the redirect thing, but I've moved and set up shop on my own instance. Give me a follow there! @firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
@GreatBigTable fingers crossed it goes smoothly. I was reading about it a bit earlier tonight. I'm a bit sad that it doesn't transfer your existing posts. 😓
@PercyPropa just recently tried something similar. Have an alpha version of something kind of journaling/dungeon crawl hybrid at the moment.
@SymbolicCity I just recently discovered birdsite.live as a way to mirror news accounts I want to follow from Twitter. Seems like a decent plan at the moment.
Sooo... wow... okay a lot of people shared the previous post! Welcome again to all the new members!
It might be good if I clarified how Mastodon works, as some people think they need to sign up on multiple servers etc.
Short version: You do not need to sign up on multiple servers! Don't have FOMO! One server works fine!
Mastodon is a federated network, which means it's made of lots of independent servers that talk to each other.
And... everyone uses federated networks all the time! You probably use them so much you never even think about it 😮
Telephones use a federated network, so does email.
You only need one phone to call anyone anywhere. It doesn't matter if they're on another phone company or in another country, because all phone companies are federated together into a single network.
That's how Mastodon works. You get an account, and you follow people you're interested in, and they appear in your timeline. It doesn't matter if they're on another server.
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