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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

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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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I've just updated chaos.social to Mastodon v2.7.1. It's a hotfix release: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Update in our instance rules: A reminder to be civil/constructive in discussions: github.com/chaossocial/about/p

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Dear chaos.social inhabitants – please be reminded that we ask you not to create invites for this instance that are valid indefinitely / for infinite people! We're looking for slow, organic growth, not a sudden onslaught as we've experienced in the past.

So feel free to invite friends and other people you want to see here – but please be responsible with this option.
Invites with indefinite availability are occasionally disabled by us, to prevent mindless use/abuse.

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After a server reboot, we ran into a spot of trouble due to some leftover troubleshooting from the last big Mastodon bug. We were lagging behind the fediverse for a few hours, but we're nearly back up to speed. :fairydust:

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People on chaos.social with an email account @me.com won't receive their notification emails until the nice folks running the blocklist server manage to unblock us.

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Hey, the announced maintenance needed a lot more time than planned. We had to upgrade our postgres installation before migrating the database for mastodon v2.5.0 (what was not mentioned in the release notes). The new database migrations are currently running and will need a lot of time too. But this time it should work without interruption. So at the moment it seems that we will finish the upgrade tomorrow morning. But everything should run as normal.

There will be a short downtime for maintenance in the next few minutes.

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.

We rephrased our about page at chaos.social/about/more to make sure all rules are understandable and included in a single list. The content hasn't changed and the changeset can be seen here: github.com/chaossocial/about/p
(We also added links to our custom stylesheet repository and our blog while we were at it.)

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People on chaos.social – you can now go into chaos.social/settings/preferen and select a theme from

- The default Mastodon theme with minor mods: Columns are a bit wider than by default, and they don't shrink beyond a certain point, preferring to add horizontal scrolling.
- The default Mastodon light theme
- The default Mastodon high contrast theme
- A variation on the default theme where the available columns grow to fill the screen.

(More on themes to come later.)

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Die Frage wie hoch unsere Server Kosten aktuell sind, kam jetzt mehrfach. Ich versuche daher mal kurz Licht ins Dunkel zu bringen.

Die Kosten direkt zu beziffern ist aktuell schwierig, da die Instanz auf Infrastruktur mit läuft, die ich aktuell eh betreibe, auch wenn ich diese für die Instanz schon erweitern musste. Wenn man jetzt den Faktor mal etwas raus rechnet und realistisch ran geht sind wir so bei ca. 50 bis 60€/Monat und das wird langfristig eher mehr als weniger.

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

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chaos.social

chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.