Masto moving tipp 

I've moved Mastodon accounts twice now and had the same issue both times. Assume you move from A to B.
After setting up the alias on B as described in the manual, the moving from A did not work and I got an error that said the alias is not set up. This is because Mastodon is doing some caching and doesn't check for new aliases often. You can force this check by putting the new account handle in the search of instance A and hitting enter. After doing so, it worked for me.

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Masto moving tipp 

@tofuwabohu I was bit by this too and opened an issue in GitHub about it a year ago. It was quite a frustrating experience at first but then also eventually worked (I assume after the cache expired)

Masto moving tipp 

@maltimore I've seen your issue while looking for solutions. :)
I wonder why there's no forced fetch to check for an alias at the point of moving. This is confusing as fuck.

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