Wishing there were a standard data format for #activitypub services. If I want to change the software my mail server runs, I know I can get the data transferred in mbox (or maildir) format. If I want to change my gitweb presenter, the repos are there. To change from ActivityPub server program A to B, then unless A is Mastodon and B is Pleroma it appears I'm basically out of luck.

Someone tell me different?

https://microblog.pub/ is abandoned, as far as I can tell (and no, I don't have time to maintain a fork)

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@dan (tl;dr version: ActivityPub is a protocol that passes around JSON-LD objects. Any project doing things "the right way" has an export tool, and that export tool gives you a flat JSON file, and an import tool that accepts it.

As for "does anything actually do things the right way", I don't know about Pleroma's import/export facilities, but Mastodon provides at least the export tools at the account level. It exports accounts as a JSON-LD object containing the entire ActivityPub actor. It's one of the very few things Mastodon didn't get all Not-Invented-Here about.

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@dan I recently tagged #microblog.pub’s maintainer and main account for the project, no reply…

It’s so sad! It was the perfect software I was looking for!

If you somehow managed to find that time… I think you would find a super wide user base that would fall in love with it: the #Fediverse is gaining a lot of success recently, and in the two years the software has not been developed it lost popularity, but I think it is a pretty solid platform.

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