In case you get a 403 Error when trying to fetch a video, please contact your instance admin and ask them to clear the cache of the apconf account like this:
Unfortunately, some unforeseen issues might have been triggered by the initial video publication.
@leah @rixx @eest9 Has this progressed and been resolved?
Example video is https://conf.tube/videos/watch/6289920f-4e35-4141-ab6f-379b357849ec
Background: When uploaded initially, the videos were posted with a DM-like visibility but without anyone on your instance being allowed to see them. For whatever reason, this Publish activity was still sent to all follower instances like chaos.social.
Mastodon now has this visible-to-noone property cached and does not support mutable updates.
@leah @rixx @eest9 That has been considered, but unfortunately the links had been already spread outside the Fediverse e.g. at Hacker News and stuff.
It's a complicated decision to make, the organisers (which I am not part of) decided to leave things as they are and providing an additional forum as backup.
I guess nobody expects all instance admins to jump and do that just by themselves. We can just ask our own admins for this favor, acknowledging the extra amount of work this causes and
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