It looks like a #SDF #Mastodon update at the end of 2021 caused a number of instances from other parts of the #fediverse to lose follower/following status from SDF users. I lost about half of the accounts I was following and a somewhat smaller proportion of followers.
If I was following you, or you were following me, and the connection was lost, it wasn't intentional! Please re-follow or remind me that I used to follow. I'd hate to lose that good #retrocomputing or #floss content!
I see a snapshot on the Internet Archive for my profile, which shows I used to be following 114 (now 51) and had 395 followers (now 179)
That snapshot is from June.
So I'm now half-disconnected, or semi-detached as we say in the UK.
(For you, @elb, I see it was 54+55 and is now 34+54)
@EdS that is reasonable to presume. I haven't yet seen bugs of this issue in Github. No replies on the Mastodon subReddit.
Losing 60% of my connections bothered me a few of those are active accounts I have frequent and happy conversations with. They on the outside don't see the severance @elb @claudiom
@Ricardus Check ClaudioM and Christine's timelines (linked in a reply to the original message) for more info. It probably hit you, too. :-(
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko