losing followers is a common problem when a user migrates their account from one server or service to another, either when the original server does not support forwarding (like HTTP redirection), or in systems/protocols that reverse the typical reader-subscribes-to-publisher-model to a publisher-delivers-to-reader-inbox model, which lacks a way for a publisher account to notify inboxes that they should accept delivery from a different address.
- "Losing all your followers when you change instances is a HUGE disincentive to ever do it." @fraying August 13, 2018
- "It sucks I grabbed a mastodon account soon after it launched, on the only open public server at the time, and now it’s one of the least restrictive hosts. I’d love to change to a local PDX or xoxo account but losing followers is a pain." @mathowie August 14, 2018
- "I just found out that an old RSS feed for Flash Forward is no longer redirecting which means pretty much anybody who subscribed during Season 2 of the show is no longer getting episodes in their feed which is a LITERAL NIGHTMARE. Plz check your RSS it should be this one: https://www.flashforwardpod.com/feed/podcast/" @roseveleth August 13, 2018
- account migration