@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?

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new KeyBase Team for our .

If you're an active Fosstodon Patron, make sure you get in touch so we can add you to the team!


Just a reminder folks: we've now got our community hub up and running. It's got a community blog, our CoC, details on how to support Fosstodon, details about our team, and more.

Commujity blog: hub.fosstodon.org/about

Support us: hub.fosstodon.org/support-us


The team:

Also, if you want to know how we're using your kind donations, details can are here:

Ok folks, we have finished working on our - if you want to sign up for a guest writer's account on the hub, and start contributing to our community blog, you can do so here:


We're not finished with the hub yet - more will be added to it over the coming days, so watch this space!

@MountainJ that's very kind, thank you. We're very conscious of not coming across as pushing for support, so we tend not to share links that often.

Having people like @poetgrant in the community is a huge help for us. 😁

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