For security reasons clients should not automatically update local nicks without user consent. Otherwise users can be tricked into believing twts are coming from somebody else they’re following. Clients should ask the users when a nick change is detected.
This was a problem that came up a while ago which is why yarnd’s web interface displays the domain of the feed: e.g: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mobile app Goryon needs to be taught to do this too 👌
@email@example.com (#dlpfxuq) Yes. Displaying the domain softens the problem, but it doesn’t catch the case were one feed is hosted at example.com/twtxt.txt and the other at example.com/blah/twtxt.txt and both claim the same nick. But the yarnd solution is probably good enough.
@firstname.lastname@example.org (#dlpfxuq) As there is no real provable identity here anyway, this is good enough 👌 Over time I’ve realized that humans are pretty good at patterns and identifying people even on platforms as simple as Twtxt / Yarn.social 😁