So, in case anyone missed it: Twitter is kind of on fire, almost (but not quite) literally. The details of this don’t bear repeating, but I was just wondering what the chances would now be of an official Mastodon account would be, akin to @CrystalLanguage on Twitter.
(Note that variouscrossposters between Twitter and Mastodon do exist, so this wouldn’t necessarily require duplicate postings.)
Out of curiosity, is this because the current Twitter account also tries to RT or respond to community posts and stuff? (I checked the reply history and didn’t see the latter, but I’m not sure if it’s just not used for that yet.)
I think there was a misunderstanding between Mastodon account and instance (a server). We don’t have the capacity to run a server.
But creating an account with cross posting from Twitter should be easy enough, assuming an appropriate server is open for registrations.
Recommendations about where Crystal’s home in the Mastodon sphere could be hosted are welcome.
Fosstodon indeed is, but I withheld a recommendation because, for a while, they hard-blocked mstdn.jp, the largest Japanese-speaking instance. I think that’s since been reverted, but it’s still a bit of a problem, esp given Crystal’s userbase.
This was the likely cause for pawoo.jp, but not mstdn.jp. (Even without that, you have a fundamental problem with blocking such a large instance: even instances that aren’t fans of mastodon.social just mute it, instead of blocking it, because there are just too many people there.)