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. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177
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.
@cassolotl @chuckwendig In the interim, I have a Python3 script that can migrate follows, if anyone is interested.
@snoot @chuckwendig Follows, or followers?
@cassolotl @chuckwendig It grabs everyone you follow from one account/instance and follows them from the other account/instance. Followers. . .nothing can be done there at the moment.
@snoot @chuckwendig That seems like a lot of work when you can manually export and then import in about 30 seconds! Is there an advantage to doing it with a python script? *is not a coder*
@cassolotl @chuckwendig 1. I was already working on a command-line Python full client, so this was simple to implement.2. I didn't see the import/export feature until just now and I feel somewhat silly. :)
@snoot @chuckwendig Ohhh fair enough! :) It is a bit hidden away, to be fair!
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