1. How is your identity not portable? You are always you... unless, of course, what you mean is that you lose the social currency you have built up by curating your posts to create a personal brand and a great deal of followers, in which case I have to ask-- why are you here and not just over on the birdcage or Instagram where that shit is expected and rewarded?
People... you can be so much happier when you stop confusing "personal brand," the size of your "reach," and the quantity of your received "impressions" with yourselves, and if Mastodon doesn't allow you to successfully port over your social currency, then maybe that's not a bug, maybe it's a DAMN FEATURE. #metadon
@saper Is the syndrome the careful curation, of the unrestrainedness? Because I think the careful curation is pathological, a capitalist infection that makes us view everything, including ourselves, as merely forward facing brand. I'm not interested in returning to that world-- I prefer being unrestrained and hope we will continue to be unrestrained here. But I'm also not on the main instance, nor do I care to be.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.