But I get the message Mastodon url is not a whitelisted Mastodon instance for ruhr.social/@tim
Will it maybe better to accept the normal Mastodon notation (@firstname.lastname@example.org)?
It's a URL, did you include the protocol part? This uses the exact same validation as the website URL.
Yes. Here the URL I added:
The only message which I get is:
Mastodon url is not a whitelisted Mastodon instance
You can make a PR and it to the following whitelist:
You can make a PR and add the instance to the whitelist:
But I also think that whitelisting is not a good idea. There are existing many instances with only one account. E.g. mastodon.ar.al/about
We can consider other longterm solutions separate from whitelisting.
In the meantime, it might make sense to include a "more info" link in the error message about how to make a PR to whitelist an instance.
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