We're introducing a nickname expiration policy change to help free up some disused nicks a bit faster than usual. It's called the "two week two hour" rule and it will start being enforced at 12 noon UTC this Friday (25th); see more here https://git.io/JnDzg
If you have used your account at any point later than 2h after registration, this policy change does not affect your account or any grouped nicks.
@liberachat Just a heads up - there's no need to use URL shorteners on Mastodon, as all URLs are counted as 23 characters. Also saves interested parties from third-party tracking.
@proactiveservices it's a literal grab of the global we sent out with an additional narrative section at the bottom - the intent wasn't to shorten for fedi's sake but to represent what we global messaged on the network.
@jonn this policy doesn't target grouped nicks on accounts that are otherwise ok.
If you have _ever_ used your account after it was more than 2h old, your account and grouped nicks will never fall under this policy.
I was just about to copy the contents of https://github.com/Libera-Chat/libera-chat.github.io/commit/cf52115#commitcomment-52513840 as the initial message was quite unclear imo and looking at the commit replies, I wasn't the only one.
What you said above *is* very clear 👍
@liberachat good reminder to actually get back on IRC and chat with folks vs having a nick that never gets used. (guilty)
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