Being still relatively new to Mastodon, this is something I am genuinely curious about:
Do you have Mastodon accounts on multiple instances?
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I am very happy about all the engagement this simple poll is getting! (I have never experienced anything like it 😃) I myself have a Pixelfed account, that I don't use. I meant Mastodon only. But I am happy to have learnt about Pleroma and Misskey from y'all!
Thank you so much for participating, for the boosts and comments
sorry if I forgot to @ someone
@thor @icedquinn @TransGal4872 @absturztaube @person @yyp @zatnosk @zorglub @methyltheobromine @striker @moiety @DHeadshot @robby I certainly didn't want to offend anyone... but until today I really only knew about Mastodon, Pixelfed and PeerTube... (and gab, but that's not my cup of tea). I certainly didn't think that my poll will have such a wide reach! 😃 although I did ask for boosts...
@gabor I don't have a Mastodon account tho I do have a Pleroma account at blob.cat that I don't use very much does that count?
@gabor voted 'one' as I only have one 'personal' account, though I also manage some project accounts.
@gabor I'm "down" to 3 accounts in the fediverse. Only two of those are on Mastodon servers, but I still voted more than two here :P
At peak, I had six accounts - I couldn't keep all of them active, though.
@gabor the second account is sometimes used as backup account for the case of problems with accounts main instance (mainly for smaller instances)
Some also differ content or languagewise between different accounts.
@gabor I have more than two, partly because I've been an admin on several sites and just like to experiment on the different platforms. Have you seen other parts of the fediverse, like Pleroma, Pixelfed, or Misskey?
@gabor i have like three active accounts on two instances (though only one instance is mastodon, the other is pleroma)
and then i have a few backup accounts ready when needed
@gabor I technically have older accounts but I don't use them anymore. This one was originally an alt and became my main. It seems to be a common thing on the fedi to eventually decide not to split yourself across themed topics (with exceptions)
I have multiple:
1) Main account (this one)
2) Private account
3) An account I don’t use but it has a funny instance name
4) My first account here that I no longer use
@gabor I have this account and a Pleroma clone, and also the old one which is inactive so I guess two accounts
@gabor More than two but these days I find I only use one in practice.
I found it useful to have more than one local timeline, as different communities would focus on different things (sometimes explicitly, sometimes not). That's still something that would be valuable to me if I had capacity for more social media time - I miss some of the communities I no longer check.
@gabor I am new to Mastodon myself and I only have one account, but I may create a new one in the future if I decide that I want to toot in Portuguese (which isn't possible in the Fosstodon instance).
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.