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We're very happy to say that we just put out our second round of project donations. This time around, both @elementary and @letsencrypt received $100 each.

You can read more about it here:
hub.fosstodon.org/blog/donatio

After publishing my setup guide, a couple of people asked me whether they can host on shared hosting.

TL;DR - Yes!

Here's how:
kevq.uk/how-to-install-nextclo

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I just wanna put it out there that the word for “being polite on mastodon” should be fediquette

@tootapp when is core functionality such as the ability to report within the app and polls coming?

The lack of progress with the app, considering it’s not free, is getting frustrating. I thinking about switching to Mast, but I don’t want to as I really love this app.

The new layout is so good! I’m actually considering removing the mobile apps from my devices and just using the WebUI.

Great thing about iOS is when you add a webpage to your home screen, it kinda acts like an app anyway.

We’re now on Mastodon 2.9, which comes with the new single column layout.

New users will get the new layout, but existing users will need to switch.

You can switch between the single and multi column layouts by going to Settings > Preferences > Appearance then enabling/disabling the “Advanced Web Interface”.

Soooo much great advice following my question about ad blockers. Thanks everyone!

I went with uBlock Origin and I'm going to finally get PiHole running at home this weekend (since the weather is crap).

Thanks again everyone!

People of the Fediverse, I need your help...

What is the best ad-blocker addon for ?

Oh FFS. For some reason it didn’t add the image. Sorry everyone. It was a screenshot from Reddit saying “share your location to see what Redditors are doing near you”.

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Over the past 6 months or so, a few members have asked us if we accept donations via .

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. 😁

liberapay.com/fosstodon

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drewdevault.com/make-a-blog

Start a blog and write your first article, get $20. Write another 3 articles within six months and get another $20.

Just been catching up on the @ubuntupodcast and @Wimpy was talking about so,e really cool features that are on their way in UbuntuMATE 19.10.

I usually stick to LTS, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to this time...

Hey @tootapp I love the new iPad interface. However, it would be great to have the ability to shrink the sidebar to just icons (or hide it completely), so it doesn’t take up a 3rd or the screen. Is there somewhere I can make a feature request please?

A friend of mine (relatively new user) complained that they didn't know how to mount a partition in Ubuntu, so they can use it for backups.

They know how to do it now, hopefully this will help others too.

kevq.uk/how-to-mount-a-partiti

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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!

hub.fosstodon.org/blog/longevi

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No matter how much browsers talk about the security of their built-in password managers, I feel I have been conditioned to not trust them.

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There's a few hours left for you to submit an Open Source project that you think we should donate to.

donations.fosstodon.org/index.

Think I’ll take a break from Mastodon for a few days while all this Gab bullshit dies down.

Honestly, I’m beginning to think it’s impossible to have a social space that’s void of drama queens these days...

See ya soon, folks. 👋

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