@selea great. Must have been a little influx of visitors from here, or maybe it was me doing an update, who knows. :-)

@selea it's working here for me. Is it still doing it?

We have redesigned the Fosstodon Hub in - we're pretty happy with it, but let us know what you think, guys!


We just posted our first poll for project donations on Patreon where one of the projects listed will get a $150 donation from us!

If you're interested in getting having a say on where the donation will go, you can sign up to become a Patron using the link below.

HUGE thanks to all of our current Patrons, we wouldn't be able to do this awesome stuff without you guys!


@stevenroose that's done on a per user basis. If they set their language as English, then post in German, it will appear as English.

@hdasch no idea, sorry. We don't do any IP filtering to the site.

It's been a day and we really haven't had many recommendations as to where you want us to make our fist donation. C'mon guys, this is your chance ot have your say!


Want to have your say as to what project we make our first donation to?

Take a look here: patreon.com/posts/23327372

Note: the final decision will be reserved for our Patrons.

Patreon page: patreon.com/fosstodon

We've just updated the funding usage page on the hub. We're now at 6 months of funding, so we should be able to start donating to other projects within the next couple of months.


MASSIVE thanks to everyone who contributes to Fosstodon! If you want to contribute, take a look at our Patreon page - patreon.com/fosstodon

@rpcutts @popey you will both be assimilated! 🤖🤖🤖


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The first Hub community post by @daeh has just gone live. He's de-Googling his phone! Take a look at the post here:


There's an option to preview the timeline within Mastodon, but it doesn't show on mobile devices. So @codesections did some clever codey things and made a timeline that we can use on the


@Matter good catch. This is what happens when writing and proof reading is done by the same person. :)

Are you new to ? If so, welcome! If you're still finding your feet here, we just published a post on the hub; "Five things to do after joining Fosstodon" which may help you get started here.


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@fosstodon hey, I'm on Ubuntu 18, I need to re-install, and so I need to back up my files. only problem is, EVERY time I run a backup I accidentally include something that will cause me bizarre and subtle problems when I restore from it. do you have tips for a power luser?

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