@keithpp at any other node
Fatal flaw with Mastodon
Keith Parkins

no they can’t, because the unique ID is @keithpp@octodon.social. the @keithpp is a shortcut but not the full nick.
Yes, it can be confusing and maybe misleading to some, but so is using most new services. but mastodon is a federated service. and much like E-mail (the widest known federated message system), you can’t complain you had keithpp@aol.com but someone beat you to registering keithpp@gmail.com. it’s a different server, it has no common owner, no reason for them to save you your favorite username.

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