still not possible to change mastodon username right?

@neufv possibly never will. mastodon makes too many assumptions about usernames never changing. a "username change" is effectively a full account migration

it'd be like trying to change an email address, basically. whoever gets your old email also gets any messages delivered there.

only way to change that is to start assigning IDs that don't depend on username, then to rewrite all of the code to use these IDs instead of user/domain addresses.

@neufv on the bright side, new implementations don't have to make the same mistakes that mastodon did.

basically this means assigning "id" that isn't /users/username, and also referring to users by activitypub id rather than by webfinger acct:

webfinger can be kept around to translate webfinger to id, instead of being used directly

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