Is there a "right" way to decommission a Mastodon or Pleroma server? Should I return 410 Gone for every request?
@annika I'd say send a Delete for every object (accounts preferably) before and then 410 yeah
@annika That's a good question tbh, like it just seems servers will keep attempting to connect to dead instances until the admin of the live instance suspends it. There really should be a way to tell the live servers "don't attempt again until xyz happens"
Give users the opportunity to download their timelines and data?
@dheadshot Ah sorry, this is just a private instance. That's a great point but it doesn't apply in this situation, I just have a dead server I'd like to clean up after.
@annika The whole wide web world is filled with 404s, broken links, dead servers and expired DNS names.
I think the problem extends way beyond just Mastodon instances, and there's probably no _right_ way to deal with it.
@annika 420 Heeeeeeey.
@d 420 request rate too high
@annika 469 Nice
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