I've just updated chaos.social to Mastodon v2.7.1. It's a hotfix release: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.7.1
Update in our instance rules: A reminder to be civil/constructive in discussions: https://github.com/chaossocial/about/pull/10/files
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.
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. #mastoadmin
There will be a short downtime for maintenance in the next few minutes. #mastoadmin
We've opened the invite system again – users on chaos.social can generate invites for their friends at https://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. #chaosadmin
We rephrased our about page at https://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: https://github.com/chaossocial/about/pull/9/files
(We also added links to our custom stylesheet repository and our blog while we were at it.) #mastoadmin #chaosadmin
People on chaos.social – you can now go into https://chaos.social/settings/preferences 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.
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 https://paypal.me/leahoswald.
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 https://paypal.me/leahoswald
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.
If you want to join a German instance, consider https://mastodonten.de, if you're looking for an anarchist one, have a look at https://todon.nl. If you/your friend *need* to be here, send a mail to contact@.
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.