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What's the solution to the remote follow feature? There's gotta be a better way than remembering which instance I signed up for.

@cpdean Best and only solution is a <button>. In my opinion there should be no difference between local or remote follow. If viewing the designated profile it could be shown wither it's local or remote, but the button should just state <Follow> (in my opinion)

@anonorpheus Ideally there's a simple button like that, but cross-site security stuff would prevent the remote account's instance from knowing what instance my account comes from.

@cpdean As far as I know is able to do magic with URL, URI or URN. Not exactly sure HOW but this should be possible in a secure way. It's a matter of identification..

@anonorpheus well -- so you could show a proxy of a remote account on your own instance, and that could handle the remote follow, but you're out of luck having someone who links to their proper remote account out-of-band.

@anonorpheus the proxy being accessible when you click through to someone's profile through the FTL

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