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Reminder: Today, 2021-06-17 at 06:00 AM UTC (3 hours 50 minutes from the time of this post), will be offline for approximately 25 minutes due to hosting company maintenance.

On Thursday 2021-06-17 at 06:00 AM UTC, will be offline for approximately 25 minutes due to hosting company maintenance operations.

In addition to Markdown and ReST, what markup formats would you like to be supported for previewing?

Expanded the JS API example to show how you set syntax (since a user asked):

Outgoing mail is working again. Reset passwords all you like!

Outbound email is currently broken, so you'll get an error if you use the password reset feature. Apologies for the disruption. Will post an update when it's working again.

While I can't in good conscience recommend the "Mass advertising mailing service" that has been attempting to promote themselves via dpaste today, I _can_ say that they have at least 1,693 different IPs at their disposal. I know this because the blocklist is now 1,693 IPs longer than it was before.

Hopefully you will rarely if ever see this, but dpaste's maintenance mode has received an upgrade.

We're back! Sorry for the unannounced downtime.

Doing some urgent database work that will cause the site to be unavailable for a few minutes. Sorry for the lack of advance warning!

Just installed the renewed SSL cert, a few hours late. Sorry if you got caught by that!

Milestone: 750 registered users. Next stop, 1000!

Funny sequence of events that occasionally happens when production Django sites get run in debug mode:

1. Unsuspecting user goes to site, gets error page.
2. Only thing that looks clickable on page is "Switch to copy-and-paste view", so they click it.
3. Now there's a button, "Share this traceback on a public website", so they click that.
4. Now they've created an item on and they're like "WHAT IS HAPPENING?!"

Speaking of registered users, here are the top ten syntaxes that registered users choose for "Default syntax":


As of today, the site has 600 registered users. Thanks to all for choosing dpaste!

Our domain registrar seems to be having intermittent DNS problems today. Apologies to anyone who has found the site unreachable as a result.

The site is now running on Django 3. No user-facing changes, just staying current. Enjoy!

Reminder: There will be approximately 20 minutes of server downtime starting at 7:00AM UTC, It is currently 1:50AM UTC.

Advance notice of scheduled downtime: A scheduled server upgrade will cause to be unavailable for approximately 20 minutes starting Thursday 2021-03-11 at 07:00 AM UTC.

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