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Multiple people donated towards the server costs (y'all are great <3) but the lack of a central place to donate was a problem, so I decided to create a Patreon.

Every contribution helps!

If you wish to donate a different way please send me a message :blobcat: :_gaysparkle:

patreon.com/mastodondotlol

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meta, new rule 

New rule: Accounts created solely for the purpose of posting pornographic content are not permitted unless it's your own content

This has happened in the past but they've always been suspended for breaking other rules even after being warned. The nudity rule exists to let people know they're free to post their own nude content. It should be much clearer now what is allowed and what isn't.

I'm going to be working on something which may require restarting the webserver so don't worry if the instance becomes intermittently unavailable, that's just me messing up. It should be worth it anyway!

And we're back! Mastodon upgraded to the latest version. Let me know if you encounter any issues :blobnervous:

Server maintenance in about an hour. Short notice I know, but if I don't do it now I'll procrastinate and it'll bug me. 30 minutes downtime or so.

meta 

So currently Mastodon has a *really* inefficient caching system for remote account headers, and there's no way to prune them.

Locally we're using 150 MB of disk space, but caching 6.5 GB of remote headers and it will only continue to grow. So for that reason I've decided to clear all locally cached account headers. We're running out of disk space, especially when performing backups, so it needs to be done.

Local account headers won't be affected.

Oh it appears we were down. I have no idea why. Weird. Hi.

Sadly we're down to only 1 (one) Patreon supporter now, so if you'd like to help support the site now is a great time to do so!

patreon.com/mastodondotlol

Quick update about the server move, the provider I wanted to go with is asking for a lot of personal documentation (passport, etc.) which is dumb so I decided not to go with them. So unless I find another suitable provider we might be staying where we are for now.

So about that server upgrade I was talking about. I'll be migrating the instance to another provider on October 28th. We'll get an extra 2GB of RAM and a hella lot more diskspace, and at a cheaper price.

User data will be transferred from Latvia to Germany. Nothing really changes for you, it's just a transparency thing.

I'll try not to fuck it up :blobnervous:

meta, sexual, weird 

every so often someone (and i'm talking about a different person each time) will create an account on here, set their avatar to a photo of themselves fully naked, and post multiple, not-marked-as-sensitive and without content warnings, photos of them spreading their asshole for the camera.

they get banned fast but never appeal.

please thank your friendly neighborhood admin for their thankless behind the scenes work. it's not always fun.

Considering moving Mastodon.lol to a different server provider for future proofing. Our current plan has a fixed amount of disk space which has been a problem for a while now, and upgrading would cost significantly more without giving much more space.

It would be a significant task with a number of hours of downtime so I'll make sure to give a few days notice.

hi hello so i'm now living in georgia (the country) and it's really nice here and there are lots of dogs

ok bye

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Mastodon.lol

A Mastodon server friendly towards anti-fascists, members of the LGBTQ+ community, hackers, and the like.