Replacing Twitter with Mastodon

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michael
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Replacing Twitter with Mastodon

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Hello everybody,

The project's Twitter account (https://twitter.com/MayanEDMS) has been effectively nuked for no apparent reason. The follower count started going down a few weeks ago, and in the last 24 hours it went from ~700 followers to just 4.

Users are reporting that attempting to follow the account return an error message. We have confirmed this from our own personal accounts.

We have been researching alternatives and have found Mastodon to offer the closest experience but with the advantage of being self-hosted.

We have deployed a test instance at https://mastodon.mayan-edms.xyz/. Registration is open.

Once we know we can successfully host this for the long run, an official production instance will be deployed at mastodon.mayan-edms.com, social.mayan-edms.com or something similar.

Let us know what you think of this change and if possible try out the instance to see if the resources allocated are enough for production use.

Thank you.
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Re: Replacing Twitter with Mastodon

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URL is not responding. What's the status?

By the way. On twitter I could follow the mayanEDMS without any error. (3 followers though)
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Re: Replacing Twitter with Mastodon

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This announcement was made 16 months ago.

We hosted the server for the most part of 2021. Nobody signed up. The decision was made to turn off the server and eliminate the expense.

Since the announcement that Elon Musk would buy Twitter, the account is allowing followers again and we have reports that past tweets (although still not all) are showing up again in the search results. Seems our shadow ban and follower ban have been lifted.

The announcement for version 4.2.5 was also made on Twitter, but it is unlikely we will trust the service again. Continuing to prefer channels we can control has proven to be the safer choice for the benefit and longevity of the project.

For anybody interested in following the account for the time being the URL is: https://twitter.com/MayanEDMS
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