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We've opened the invite system again – users on chaos.social can generate invites for their friends at chaos.social/invites

To avoid a suden onslaught on the instance – PLEASE only generate invites for ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
Please don't generate invites that allow many or unlimited people to sign up – slow, organic growth works best for a community instance like ours.

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Wir haben aufgeschrieben, wie sich chaos.social bislang finanziert, und wie wir uns die Zukunft vorstellen.
tl;dr: So ihr spenden wollt, tut es vorerst an Leahs PayPal-Account unter paypal.me/leahoswald.

blog.chaos.social/2018/08/20/s
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We wrote a blog post about how chaos.social finances worked so far, and how we want to handle things in the future:
tl;dr: For now, donations should go to Leah's PayPal at paypal.me/leahoswald

blog.chaos.social/2018/08/20/p

You are absolutely awesome! Since yesterday we got more than 20 donations via paypal and the same amount of requests for the bank details. After this short period we got enough donations to finance the instance to 100% for the next few months. Thank you! 😍

Aaaannd we are back online!

We had some bigger issues with the import of the image that cost use ~3h to work around. Everything should work now as normal but it will take some time for the instance to catch up with all the new messages in the fediverse.

We will give some further updates tomorrow.

While we are at it: Please consider donating to support chaos.social. Due to the increased demand and declining donations, we are currently covering ~40%-50% of the instance costs ourselves. We're preparing a more detailed report.

Any donation via paypal.me/leahoswald, or bank transfer (ask @leah for details) would help a lot.

There will be a longer downtime (approx. 2-3 hours) of our instance chaos.social this evening starting at 19:00 CET (UTC+1). We need to move the system to a new host with more storage.

Mastodon v3.0.0 brought us an admin UI option to disable search engine indexing for all accounts that haven't set it manually before. We have enabled this setting on chaos.social.

We think opt-in is better than opt-out so if you want your toots to be indexed by search engine providers in the future please review your settings.

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We observed some database problems while applying the migration for the upgrade of chaos.social. This lead to a longer downtime than expected. But now everything should work again.

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Der Moment in dem einem aufgeht wie perfekt der Name @ordnung zu chaos.social/ passt. Hast ja nur knapp 2 Jahre gedauert, bis ich es bemerkt habe. :fairydust:

We as operators of chaos.social also wanted to set a sign for the world wide climate strike and added a custom mastodon art to our instance. The mastodon told us that they know quite well the consequences of climate change. So we gave them a sign to demonstrate together with us :)

If you want to add it to your instance too, you could find the SVG here: github.com/chaossocial/custom/

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Hey...sorry for the short downtime since 06:20 this morning. We run out of storage faster than expected. We fixed the problem for the next time and the instance is catching up but we will need another longer downtime in the next few weeks to move the system to a bigger host. We will announce this separately.

We've decided to silence the instance humblr.social because of a massive amount of not tagged NSFW contend. Silence means you can still follow them but the are not visible in the federated timeline anymore.

We've added the instance weedis.life to our instance block list due to excessive follow spam. See: github.com/chaossocial/about/b

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Hey, a short notice. There is this person or group spamming misogynic nonsense all over the fediverse. We see your reports and block the accounts as they come in. Because of the amount of all these reportings we can't inform everyone of you that we've taken action. So please know that we handle the report.

Other reports are handled as usual.

Hey, a short notice. There is this person or group spamming misogynic nonsense all over the fediverse. We see your reports and block the accounts as they come in. Because of the amount of all these reportings we can't inform everyone of you that we've taken action. So please know that we handle the report.

Other reports are handled as usual.

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The image loading issue should be fixed by now. Thanks to @luto for mentioning a typo in a header.

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There will be a short downtime of this instance to upgrade the storage in a few minutes. I think it will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

We've decided to suspend the instance: neckbeard.xyz as their postings violated our instance rules and there users are posting lolicon. You could find a list of all filtered instances here: github.com/chaossocial/about/b

We've decided to suspend the instance: freespeechextremist.com as their users regularly violated our instance rules. You could find a list of all filtered instances here: github.com/chaossocial/about/b

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I've just updated chaos.social to mastodon v2.7.3 which is a bugfix release. It fixes the bug were a broken DM could crash the web interface reported by a few people on our instance.

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