@Hilmar R (u-zapalot)
Problem ressurecting a hub and channel
I had a hub at hub.otherwise.social hosted on yunohost, with a channel named "stuart." I didn't use any of it much, and life events left me distracted and neglectful of my server. This year, when decided to revive it, I elected to start over with a fresh install, given how little I had used it. I did not restore from a backup.
Now I have essentially replicated the same setup, at the same domain. My first channel I again named "stuart." Everything seemed to be working fine until I tried to connect to the Hubzilla Support Forum and, after a while, noticed I wasn't seeing anything in my feed. I had reconnected to some people from Mastodon, and was seeing their feeds without a problem. When I tried to connect to my channel from my Mastodon account, the information that showed up (including my banner image) was from my previous "email@example.com" channel, despite the fact that I had overwritten the previous Yunohost/Hubzilla install.
Based on this I assume something about my previous channel persists somewhere, despite I am wondering if I have "burnt" that channel name at that domain on Zot6? Or whether it is a function of the old identity persisting in the connections of others and, if those connections were deleted from the other end it would function again?
My assumption has been that it has something to do with how Zot6 identities exist independently of channel and domain. And, so, there is a conflict with my first "firstname.lastname@example.org" channel and my second one which, despite having the same name, is identified by a different Zot ID? That's how I'm thinking of it at a high level, anyway.
It's not really the end of the world either way; I'll just rock my new channel. I'm mostly trying to understand how this works so, in the future, I can pass on good advice to others (and my future self) ;) I'm hoping to build for the future now, so I'll definitely be more attentive to keeping backups :)
Thanks for your help!