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Fosstodon has always taken the approach of supporting what we're focused on; open source projects. As such, we're preparing to make another round of donations and, this time, we're make 2 donations in the amount of $200.00 each!

In the next few days, we'll be posting a survey link seeking your submissions for open source projects that you want us to show some love to. While submissions will be open to our Fosstodon Community Members, the final vote will be determined by our Patreons.

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So, you've joined Fosstodon and are wondering, "now, how does this work?"

One thing that sets Fosstodon apart from traditional social media outlets (and some other instances) is the community's willingness to help and offer valuable feedback. This is especially true with new members.

Please don't hesitate to raise a hand (toot) and ask questions. If you prefer some reading material, @kev has written a great article to help you get started:
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

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A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

has a new sticker design! If you're needing to fill in some blank space on your laptop lid, may I suggest?

designbyhumans.com/shop/sticke

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Hey @tootapp it would be great to have an option to hide image captions. This is an extreme case, but even normal captions regularly get in the way. Thanks.

We have added a new sticker design to our shop and they’re available for purchase now!

hub.fosstodon.org/adding-a-new

We're looking for a Community Manager to join our team. Could it be you? Find out more here...

hub.fosstodon.org/we-need-a-co

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@selea@social.linux.pizza @fosstodon@fosstodon.org do you know any good CloudFlare alternatives for bot protection? I'm using their services only because it's free and gives me ddos and HTTP bot-raid protection and it's working very well. And I couldn't find any better options yet, I would like to move away, but now I don't see I can.

Following some feedback from one of our members, we have replaced with for our instance.

You can read more about it here:

hub.fosstodon.org/moving-away-

We’re going to do another round of donations soon. We think we have enough to donate $400.

What donation amount would you guys prefer we did?

In the interest of full disclosure, we've added crypto-group-buy.com to our domain block list. Please let us know if you have any question or concerns regarding this domain block.

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Yay ^^ They finally arrived! The @fosstodon stickers. Adding another topicstarter to the billboard side of the thinkpad, it's been a great place to be ever since I joined. Thank you all!

are back!

Not only that, but we also have new designs. If you want to get some cool swag for your laptop, while supporting Fosstodon, check out our new Sticker Shop:

designbyhumans.com/shop/Fossto

***ADMIN NOTICE***

We have had some issues overnight where the instance’s timelines were not updating. Out host, @mastohost appear to have fixed the issue and we should be back to normal now.

If you’re still experiencing issues, please email the team at team@fosstodon.org

Apologies for any issues caused.

is growing fast and we need your help!

More details in the Hub post below:

hub.fosstodon.org/blog/we-need

Much love ❤️

We’ve seen a lot of new members recently, so as a team we wanted to welcome you all and give you guys some useful links.

Welcome to , folks! We love having you here and we’re very proud of our little corner of the fediverse. We look forward to getting to know you all!

Here are some useful links:

The team:
hub.fosstodon.org/about/the-te

Our Code of Conduct:
hub.fosstodon.org/code-of-cond

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

Five things to do after joining Fosstodon:
hub.fosstodon.org/blog/five-th

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:
hub.fosstodon.org/instance-blo

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.