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Speaking for myself, at the time that I joined there wasn’t much to choose from. Right now I don’t know if migrating accounts is well supported as yet. But even if that were the case, then moving would entail creating yet-another-account and leaving the current account sitting as a dead weight on the fedi. Decentralized identity is rapidly becoming a real issue on the fedi.

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If account migration was supported (which I don’t think it is yet), then I would assume you could just migrate to the new account and then delete the old one, assuming all the actions migrated successfully.

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Not sure about that. For instance on Mastodon your content doesn’t migrate with you. There’s complexity to that migration that isn’t handles yet, like other instances still link to the content and would have to be redirected to the new location.

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I (naïvely) don’t understand why they couldn’t do it.

I realize you’ve said that Mastodon doesn’t do that, but I don’t see why it can’t be possible if it was considered a priority. On the surface, it seems simple to just move the uploaded files across, remake the posts and replies (as long as allowed by the federation choices of the new instance), send a notification to relevant instances that a user has migrated and have them update their links and actions to attribute them to the new account (if the new account is visible on their instance).

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@comfy @humanetech@lemmy.ml

I don’t know what exactly the considerations are, and the hurdles, and maybe this is being worked at (my knowledge is stale, and having never migrated, 2nd hand too :D )

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It could be weird but here[1] it seems that people who doesn’t understand federation at first use to associate the software name with the instance name.

You speak about “moving to Pixelfed” and they look and use Pixelfed.social at first.

I think that could also have happenned with Lemmy.

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