Folks who're annoyed about the inability to move to another instance without being able to take your followers with you:

"Account migration" has been a feature request on the Github issue list for quite a long time. github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

It is a BIG job, but it is on the list and the devs are aware of it. It could take a long time.

Clicking through to the issue on Github and clicking "thumbs-up" and leaving a comment about your suboptimal new-user experience is really helpful.

CC @chuckwendig

@cassolotl @chuckwendig For my part, not so much annoyed as concerned that this issue will foil the migration. Not that that needs to be the main concern of the existing community, etc.

@RyanStates @chuckwendig Well, I do think it is a concern for existing community members *and* new members, and it does make things a lot harder. Like, a friend just asked me on Twitter if it would be bad to find out later that they'd picked the "wrong" instance, and I'm like... yeah, actually, moving is not easy and you can't take your toots and followers with you. It's not great!

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