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Being followed by a faceless and silent avatar is creepy.
Here’s my suggestion for newbies: set a picture and write at least one, preferably four posts that tell us something about yourself, about what to expect.
If you follow me, I will look at your profile and maybe I’ll follow back. But I’m not following a faceless and silent avatar.
Now... how to get this message out to newbies... 🤔

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@mdbraber I'm trying some halcyon servers to connect to mastodon.nl but I'm getting stuck after authorizing the app. Am I missing something or is something going wrong at your end? (also, not sure if this is the proper admin account for mastodon.nl?)

Is there something like a 'ActivityPub account proxy' ?

Usecase: I have several AP profiles (say mastodon, pixelfed, writefreely) to which the proxy would subscribe and repost under a generic `@mrb@example.org` profile.

Users can then subscribe to my proxy to get all my ramblings or choose one of the specific profiles and I gain some flexibility in changing profiles without users being affected.

@admin I've archived my history through the API, so I don't need to wait any longer on the archive generation on todon.nl

If you want, you can suspend my account, although I'd rather have it dormant in place so references will keep working.

If an admin of a proprietary closed silo social network had treated me like the admin of todon.nl treated me the last 24 hours....

- my account silenced without clear explanation and warning
- t&c changed/amended without notification
- account suspension within 12 hours.... starting in the evening.... in a weekend
- export of my data did not work, i notified admin before account suspension was complete, no response
- no effort shown yet to help get my data back

todon.nl not recommended

I'm trying to recreate the fuji film simulation in my Fuji X-T1 camera. The X-E3 camera I have has it built in and I like it a lot. The X-T1 does not have it and it's very hard (at least for me) to recreate it accurately.

fujifilm-x.com/global/stories/

Learned a lesson today why it's important to run my own instances if I care about my data.

My previous account has been removed from my previous instance (todon.nl) overnight including all my toots and media.

It's mostly the last part I'm sad about. (the export function didn't work for toots and media)

While moving to another instance is possible and fairly easy, this left a scar, especially since it's hard to show what happened. (for example to ask others if I'm being unreasonable )

Mastodon.nl

Mastodon-instance voor de Nederlandse gemeenschap, maar open voor iedereen. Voertaal voornamelijk Nederlands en Engels.


Mastodon instance for the Dutch community, but open to anyone. Primary languages Dutch and English.

Maintained by mdbraber@mastodon.nl / Hosting kindly offered by Stek.io and Azure