No more new registrations on identi.ca

Evan Prodromou's picture

As part of the previously announced changes coming to identi.ca, I've just disabled new registrations on identi.ca. Existing active accounts will continue to operate, but new accounts are no longer allowed.

If you'd like to use a federated social web server, we suggest trying pump.io. You'll get a new account on one of the 10 free public servers available (with more coming soon). You won't be able to connect with identi.ca users right now, but when identi.ca switches over to the new software, you'll be fully compatible.

You can also download StatusNet and install it on your own server. If you think there's some emergency reason to create a new identi.ca account, send an email to admin@e14n.com, and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks to all the identi.ca users who've encouraged others to join the network. I hope that getting people onto the pump network will be as fun and rewarding.

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identi.ca clearly sucks now

I totally miss the old identi.ca, and I could bet that most people feel the same way. I was lucky to be able to dig up an old account, but there's no stream of people to view status updates.

Ridiculous.

Who makes a site with a login page that has a "new user" link with fields to choose a new username and password, that hasn't been taking new registrations for 5-6 months?

And then when a "new user" fills in the fields it says"an error occurred"

"Maybe the password was the problem," I'm thinking. It does say not to make my password stupid. Maybe my password was stupid...

What a jerkoff site. Like this comment will show up anyway.

What's in a name?

It doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you call it the same thing everywhere. I just tried to join Identi.ca, found out I had to join Pump.io instead, did so and got sent to having an account on Pumprock.net - now am completely confused about what social network I'm supposed to tell people I'm on? How do I invite people to join something with four different names that you can't even be sure of where or which one to join?
Yay, techy dev guys - pat yourselves on the backs. Nobody else will.

Facebook added millions of users so quickly not just because they were one huge company, but because they had one easy to say, easy to remember name and a seamless, simple registration process. My experience signing up with.. eventually, pumprock.net ..made me lose hope in this decentralized social network platform's future.

Think about it - really, if you say "TORRENT" to anyone remotely savvy, they know exactly what you're talking about; "download stuff". If you say "Identi.ca", they think "oh, well, that was that thing I could join but they just quit taking new users and it kind of runs on other sites by other names.. are they connected? I don't know..."

Try explaining to them that it's part of some federated social networking movement and you'll lose their attention halfway through the sentence.

Please, get real; give the public a catchy name that works everywhere, even if no one owns it, and a big shiny button they can press to sign up. Otherwise it will fail.

No so good

I wish identi.ca would continue, but well now pump.io seems the way to go.

Bad News

When will the new registrations begins. I wanted to get my identi account.

Please summarize features lost/gained

I started test-driving StatusNet a few years ago but had many issues that precluded opening it for public usage. One of the main issues was the vulnerability to spam accounts and bots. Another issue is the cumbersome UI which isn't intuitive, causing users and admins to have to hunt for functionality. I felt I'd be spending too much time trying to explain how to use the environment and policing the membership, rather than focusing on content.

There's something in your head about what was wrong that needed to be fixed, and a new vision for fixing it. Please share that with us so we can go for the ride.

From where we were, could you please summarize why you decided to move on to pump.io? What faults couldn't be overcome with the StatusNet base?

And from here forward, can you tell us more about what StatusNet features are not going to be available and why, what pump.io does support, and where you see the feature set moving in the near-term?

I don't have enough information to understand how you define the terms "stream server" and "pump". If you can make those concepts more clear, and get us to that "oh I get it" moment, I think you will be able to attract more support over time.

I'm guessing this can occupy a whole new blog entry. Thanks!

Is this because of spamming

Is this because of spamming issues? A couple of years ago it seemed to be becoming a real problem, but recently I've seen very little. But then again, perhaps you guys are having to do a lot to keep it at bay?

API-compatible for 3rd party tools

I access identi.ca with KDE Choqok and Emacs identica-mode. Will the site based on pump.io be compatible without changes to these tools?

That’s critical for my use of identi.ca - regardless of the backend.

Great JOB!

Thank's a lot for your great JOB, Evan!

Amazing news :)

Amazing news :)

thanks for identi.ca

thanks to you all for identi.ca services, software is evolving with the thinking and experience of its developers thanks for new pumpio and older statusnet

identi.ca -> pump.io

when will identi.ca switch to pump.io-software? is it right, that i have to do nothing, and my account at identi.ca will be transferred?

Cool URI's

As nobody answered to Bob's question (above), I'll ask it again. Will the identi.ca URIs continue to exist? Remember, http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.html cool URIs don't change.

Jonas

Identi.ca disabled new accounts

Such a shame Identi.ca has disallowed any new users to register, I've been a member for a short time and notice this site gets a fair bit of traffic and currently ranks pretty well as an authority site. I wonder how much the changes will effect the current users?

too bad..

Damn... I like your site a lot, and brought so many people! Now i lost my acount for some reason...do not know why... I wish you all luck, will check pump website. greetings!

protocol-change

You say:

> You won't be able to connect with identi.ca users right now, but when identi.ca switches over to the new software, you'll be fully compatible.

So, pump has a new kind of protocol or does it simply do the protocol-stuff just a little different than identi.ca?

Does this mean that the

Does this mean that the Identi.ca URL will live on, running a pump.io engine in the future?

Also, I'm seeing a number of groups that have no admin. I'll volunteer to admin some of them if you can re-assign them:

https://identi.ca/group/canada
https://identi.ca/group/lazyweb
https://identi.ca/group/omb (OpenMicroBlogging)
https://identi.ca/group/cc (Creative Commons)
https://identi.ca/group/ubuntuca
https://identi.ca/group/novell
https://identi.ca/group/nobel2rms
https://identi.ca/group/wikileaks

--Bob @bobjonkman
https://identi.ca/bobjonkman

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