chaos.social has grown rapidly last week. To allow things to settle, we'll keep the registrations closed and invites off for now. We'll enable user invites again as soon as we feel that a new influx won't hurt the local community too much. Stay tuned for a blog post on the topic.
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We've decided to close chaos.social signups right now instead of in the evening as we had planned originally. All users can create invites at https://chaos.social/invites.
Our reasons: We discovered that we were prominently listed on joinmastodon.org despite our opt-out, and the resulting amount of signups on what we see as a community instance was both unintended and unceasing. Communities, in our experience, are not limited in size, but in sustainable speed of growth. #mastoadmin #chaosadmin
Short service announcement: We will close the open registration again this evening. We got nearly 800 new accounts here in the last two days. This is an increase of about 25%. We want to be sure everything runs smoothly so we need to take a look how everything behaves over the next days. And everyone else will have some time to look around and discover the fediverse. All of you will still be able to generate invites within the preferences -> invites page.
Due to the twitter thing (they are bricking their service even more), we decided to open our registration for a few days. We might change that at any time if we see spam bots again but for now they are open again.
Please also notice, even if the registration is closed, everyone of you is capable of generating invites in the settings: https://chaos.social/invites
Users of chaos.social, please chime in:
We try our best not to log IP addresses to give you all the privacy we can. Mastodon, as a software, logs IP addresses in two ways: It saves the last IP address you used, and the IP address associated with each active session (you can review those here: https://chaos.social/auth/edit)
We can delete those IP addresses manually in both of these places, but this would reduce your ability to see where your active sessions come from. Opinions, preferences, thougths?
Da ich auf unserer Instanz heute morgen schon mehrfach die Bitte von verschiedenen Menschen gesehen haben: Bitte zieht klar in Betracht Dinge die mit Polizei etc. bzw. den aktuellen Geschehnissen zu tun haben hinter eine Content Warnung zu packen. Das geht über das kleine CW in der Eingabemaske für Toots.
Just had the first new spam report – as DjangoCon is still going on, I'm going to close registrations again for a bit. I think sometime during next week @leah and I are going to have a look at this. Hold fast, and if you or your friends want an invite to chaos.social, please send us an email.
@ordnung The image upload should now work again as usual.
🚨 Thank you for your feedback. Since the general mood was positive, we have decided to adopt the policy change (https://github.com/chaossocial/about/pull/6/files).
So, if you have a bot on chaos.social, we'd like to ask you to make its posts unlisted.
If you're using a crossposter, please make at the very least all posts unlisted that contain retweets or broken twitter mentions ("email@example.com").
Unlisted posts are still accessible to both followers and non-followers, they just don't show up on the local timeline.
🚨 We want to introduce a new rule asking people here on chaos.social to keep automated posts (mostly bots and broken crossposts) unlisted, meaning the posts are public, but don't show up on the local timeline: https://github.com/chaossocial/about/pull/6/files
Please let us know your thoughts.
If you want to see visualisations of publicly available data about chaos.social, head over to https://dashboards.mnm.social/d/000000005/instance-detail?refresh=30m&orgId=1&var-instance=chaos.social btw! (Lots of thanks go to @eliotberriot for maintaining that site!) #mastoversary
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.
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The primary instance languages are German and English.