Hey @AAMfP, I believe some instances of Mastodon have trouble following WriteFreely blogs due to security settings. This was recently brought up here: https://discuss.write.as/t/federation-cant-follow-from-mastodon-with-authorized-fetch-enabled/2063, but I need to personally investigate.
Sorry it's not working at the moment! I'll keep you updated as we get this fixed.
@AAMfP Hmm, I'm able to follow it from another instance, but not from one I've already tried following from (where it didn't work before). Unfortunately this might be a case where your instance admin needs to delete the remote user @marco-bresciani and then you can try following again 😕
@AAMfP Did a refresh of the remote profile. The only other thing we could potentially do is suspend the account temporarily and then unsuspend it. Doing that would remove all local cached files. That should NOT be necessary though. Give it another go and let me know how it works (or doesn't).
No, Mike. I still see the pending icon and seems cannot follow it.
I've tried to post a couple of things https://write.as/marco-bresciani/yo but no luck.
(I swear that if this will work I'll post something on my weird blog every working day for at least a week! 😁)
Time to sleep here. See you tomorrow.
Thank you all.
@matt @kev @firstname.lastname@example.org @write_as @hund @dajbelshaw
@AAMfP OK, I suspended the account, physically told the instance to delete any and all data that was cached about the account. After that was complete, I unsuspended the account and refreshed the profile. If that doesn't do it, I'm not sure what will. That's about the most extreme measure we can take.
@AAMfP Okay figured it out! Here's the issue: https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/105867407052694485
I just created a post that should make sure your instance starts delivering to Write.as again (if this was indeed the issue). Can you see if your follow request went through? Or try it again, and then refresh the page? You shouldn't see the "Cancel follow request" button if it worked.
Good! I've tried mentioning myself as described, and I saw the post.
Then I've followed myself, but seems I'm not able to see the other post. Let's see how it goes.
Thank you very much, again.
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