New little feature on bird.makeup this weekend: the account page will now display the number of followers a user has, and also in which server that account is the most popular.
Hope this will help users find more niche servers that host the communities they want to be part of! Also if you are on a server like mastodon.social that bans bird.makeup and you want to move, this is now my recommended way to find a new home
@vincent would be pretty cool if it displayed people who followed the specified account (yes, I'm following someone who has a Mastodon account that literally posts the same stuff, but bird.makeup is faster)
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com well I'm generally against the whole birdsitelive idea as a whole (since I think fedi and twt should be separate entities), but probably the biggest thing to do would be making sure that posts from twt accounts are rare limited at a much higher rate than that does by default and make sure the accounts are marked as bots (last time I checked they weren't?)
@vincent Hey there! I appreciate the work you've done on bird.makeup and find it very useful - but I've seen some concern from artist friends about their work being mirrored without consent. Could you please consider adding the ability for Twitter account owners to opt-out of the mirror service? Also, it would be *really* awesome if there was a mechanism to redirect a mirrored account's followers to their real Mastodon account if/when they make the jump here - could you please consider adding that functionality as well?
@baralheia I’m not sure it is possible on this end. Anyone can spin up an alternative instance of bird.makeup that doesn’t honour that since it’s open source. Stuff like that should be implemented on Twitter’s side
Working on a feature to help people find the people they want on the fediverse if they know their Twitter handle too
@vincent How would one go about preventing bird.makeup from mirroring an account from the Twitter side?
@vincent Repeatedly responding to requests for you to stop stealing artists' work by saying that other people could theoretically steal their work and therefore you will continue to do so is, the nastiest, slimiest, most vile way to respond. I hope you get sued.
Everyone everywhere should defederate from bird.makeup for its owner's unethical policy and abusive attitude.
I'm just thinking of those people who are looking to re-follow a Twitter account but not realize there is a native account that they should be following instead. That is probably a common occurrence.
@vincent I might missed it, but is there a way to let accounts redirect to the actual mastodon account?
@vincent I have not yet understood the system. How can I join? Or where do I get the api that I need after all. Something more on clarification would be desirable. Especially if you take into account that you have to translate everything. There no screens alone help.
@vincent ok, cloned the repo and spun it up but it doesn't seem to work out of the box, is there a bug tracker/dev forum to get this right? (I had birdsite.live running, so I know kind of what I am doing here..)
@vincent Telling people to make their twitter accounts private is NOT an option. You have no right to clone peoples data to other services without their consent.
@vincent please retire from software development. Thanks.
@vincent Did not consent to a mirror of my twitter account being created, get rid of it. Your tool also violates GDPR in Europe