Unfortunately, we have had to update some of the instances we have blocked.
All Gab instances and been 'upgraded' from Silenced to Suspended. Mstdn.jp has also been suspended.
This is because we have had a lot of members reporting porn themed follow bots from these instances.
Instance block list has been updated:
Sorry to lose you Brett, but "English Only" isn't part of the update. That's always been the policy here. Good luck in the future, and maybe someday we'll cross paths again.
@masterofthetiger you’re welcome.
Thanks for all the feedback on the new #CoC folks. Clearly once you have read a document 25 times, the typos are easy to miss! 😁
@lx controversial stuff is fine, we just ask that it’s put behind a CW. 😁
Now, Systemd being inferior other init-systems may be a little too controversial for any CW! 🤣🤣
We have also made some changes in how we manage the moderation for Fosstodon. You can get details in this blog post - https://hub.fosstodon.org/blog/moderation-update
Please join us in congratulating both Jens and Gina on joining the team. It's a great choice, we're sure you will agree. 😁
@wowaname if people stopped using software everytime a significant vulnerability was discovered, no-one would be using any software.
Whilst I wouldn't use CloudFlare personally, I wouldn't hold it against another company, especially when they want a quick and simple way of securing their infra.
@wowaname can't please everyone...
Over the past 6 months or so, a few members have asked us if we accept donations via #Liberapay.
We moved away from them because they were having issues; it looks like those issues are now fixed (we hope). So we’re happy to announce that Fosstodon is now accepting Liberapay donations again. 😁
We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.
Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!
There's a few hours left for you to submit an Open Source project that you think we should donate to.
@mammalegcooker don't understand the question?
Yes, anyone with a Fosstodon account can submit a project, and Fosstodon's Patreons make the final vote.
We have launched the survey for our second round of donations - this time we will be donating $100 to 2 separate open source projects.
We've managed to improve the submission process this time around by using @LimeSurvey.
Please do take the time to add a submission if you get a couple of minutes. The list will then be sent to our Patrons for the final vote.
So we have been balancing the books and we currently have over $500 in our Paypal account.
HOW AWESOME ARE YOU GUYS!!!
That means another donation is on its way to another project. We're thinking either a single donation of $200 to a project, or two donations of $100 to two separate projects.
Since this cash came from our amazing community, we want you guys to decide. Please use the poll below to cast your vote.
If you want to support us, you can do so here: https://hub.fosstodon.org/support-us
Just a quick reminder, folks. We still have some Fosstodon stickers left. This may be a one time deal, so get them whilst they're still going!
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.