so handles on mastodon are like emails basically in their format
Keybase: *suddenly wakes up from dozing off* oh what? yeah
Keybase: *just throws in a scroll list of a bunch of mastodon instances*
this is from the same people who threw in a cryptocurrency into their app for some reason too, so I'm not surprised #keybase
This ain't it chief #keybase
@abby what are keybase Doing
@abby i mean, they're trying to add a generic proof system that allows every website to add support
which is kinda cool
but, if they set it up to use activitypub and associated protocols to handle proofs, it would just work for the entire fediverse without any keybase-specific integration work on each instance,
and the ui wouldn't suck because it wouldn't be logically possible to list all the supported instances up front,
@abby i'm wondering if they just totally forgot how they implemented the proof process for the previous sites???
y'know, for birdsite and such, they give you a snippet of crypto nonsense, which you go and post on birdsite yourself directly
therefore not giving them even the possibility of having write access to your profile, since you do the writing step yourself, making it zero-trust, which is super important,,,,
since that post clearly specifies it was written by https://vulpine.club/@00dani in its h-entry markup??
and then it'd be trivial to post proofs pretty much anywhere, since microformats2 is incredibly simple and easy
@abby i mean, you'd need some reliable way to discover the post from the profile page rather than just trusting the link from the post is accurate, since naturally anyone could make a post somewhere online that has me marked up as its p-author
but like. atom feeds. activitypub. rel="next". etc etc etc. there's lots of rly simple standard ways to do this stuff.
A general purpose instance for all kinds of cool LGBTQ people and allies.