If I want to change my username, will it remove anyone who’s following me?
Nope. However, last time I checked there is no redirect in existing conversations. Instead, your replies remain but your attached @-name becomes plain text.
On the blog side of things (for Micro.blog-hosted websites), your old username remains in the URL (username.micro.blog) but Manton can change that via request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For custom domains, nothing changes.
Thanks Simon, much appreciated! My domain will be custom so there’s no worry there.
how did the username change go @pimoore : I’m changing mine this weekend?
surely you have to direct CNAME to the new username.micro.blog ?
urgent: @manton confirming have changed to warner, so have emailed to request blog changed to warner.micro.blog. Please action this ASAP, as I’ve set custom domain CNAME to that domain!
Oh good call. I don’t know.
I don’t recall having any issues at the time, though I didn’t have to deal with a CNAME change as I brought my custom domain over after I’d already modified my username on MB.
@warner I’ll get this updated and reply to your email, but actually the CNAME will work right away even before the change. Micro.blog will be able to serve the correct domain name as long as the CNAME is pointed to any username, since it uses the domain the user typed in their browser. Thanks!
yup: new custom domain https://Wa.rner.me is already correctly resolving, even while https://warner.micro.blog is not. Don’t fully understand that tech, but it seems that you need to point CNAME to .micro.blog , so maybe safest permanent one would be manton.micro.blog XD
That’s such a good feature. The less we have to think about the details of DNS, the better.