Never tried it, but Mastodon has support for account migration: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/how-to-migrate-from-one-server-to-another/
This. With cryptography there is no need for centralised accounts anymore.
@yoshir 🧙 ☕ 🍾
@coffe Why would you use PGP for that? You can already post a fully integrated "moving account" notice that people can use to find your new account.
@kameleonidas Moving-account notices only work if the server you're moving from still works. I'd think that followers' own servers should cache the followee's public key when follows are set up so followers can search for and validate the followee's new account if the old account is no longer accessible.
This could even be semi-automatic: “Your followee @firstname.lastname@example.org is no longer accessible but an account @email@example.com is signed by the same key. Do you want to follow that account instead?”
For starters you can just post a pgp signed pinned toot notifying that you switched instance
@yisraeldov that's not a solution. That's a bandaid. ☺️☕
But at least you are not dependent on another service
I'm confused. Is the built-in "this account has moved and here's the new one" functionality insufficient in some way? I know there's deep integration with Keybase, if you don't mind using a closed source service.
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