How does lemmy federate communities? - Privacy Community

When I follow a community remotely, its handle always mimicks that of a user. E.g, asklemmy is

Does this imply that communities can reserve usernames? If not, how does Lemmy distinguish between users and communities remotely?

I started reading the page on lemmy federation details (I don’t know when that appeared, but it’s going to make better AP docs than the RFC, surely), and realised that in fact the @user@instance syntax isn’t even real AP. Now it makes sense.

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