Cannot follow write.as blog from Mastodon.host

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#1

I have a blog on write.as “@ironic-free-verse@write.as” and when I search for it on mastodon.host I find it, but when I try to follow it, I get a 404 on that site. Not sure which end the problem is on.


#2

Hey, when does the 404 come up? Is it while you’re in Mastodon and you click on the profile? If so, I’m wondering if we’re still blocked on mastodon.host – their admin (@gled) blocked us in mid-2018 for being closed-source and adding ActivityPub support.

I messaged them about unblocking us when we went open source a couple months later, but never heard back. So it might be worth messaging the moderators there about this – everything on your account looks good on the backend, and I’m able to follow from our writing.exchange instance.


#3

Thanks. I can see the user there, but when clicking the follow icon is when the problem comes up. There was a change in the software at one point for the URL of the follow request, not sure if that is related. I was reading through issue on github and saw a few that could be related.


#4

I’m also ok just being on writing.exchange too :slight_smile:


#5

That works :slight_smile:

But yeah, I’m not entirely sure what would cause this. If there was a software issue, I think a different error would’ve come up. A “404” is pretty specific, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s because of something like a domain block.