can now accept donations via LiberaPay πŸŽ‰ -- so now there's an alternative to Patreon for those who are able and willing to contribute to expenses.

I also need to set something up on OpenCollective, when I have the headspoons.

OMG, almost forgot!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOOT.CAT! πŸŽ‚ 😹 :kestraglow:​

She be 3 years old today, and still totally adorable... even if she gets into everything now.

cc: @news

Please welcome @xenon to the admin team! :scipio:​:kitty_trans:​

We're hoping that her experience running* will enable us to be more proactive against spam and more responsive to abuse reports in general.

Thanks also to those who responded to the poll about advertising accounts; we will be generally taking a more active stance against them. ⛔​ πŸ’° πŸš«β€‹

Happy Boxing Day Boxing Day Boxing Day Boxing Day, and we hope this season finds you with pleasant company that sees you.


Fedichive has been blocked.

(on my wish-list for a long time: automatic blocklist-sharing among friends, be they instances or users)

cc: @kity @dredmorbius @eryn @alexis @zoe

Welcome to our humble instance, @malweene and @EugeneGBruno! Also a belated welcome to @cinnamon!

Please let me know if you have any questions. ^.^ :scipio:​

Also -- @meghanmarkle448, are you an actual person, or a name generated by a spambot? Thanks.

I really, really want a mod interface that allows for more dialogue between mods and involved users (both the reporter and the reportee, but mainly the former).

I just had an idea for keeping track of users who have been reported but we want to just keep an eye on them rather than blocking or silencing:

Have an account specifically for following problem-users, and give all mods access to it. Name it something that lets people know we're keeping an eye on them. If they take action against it, we can reciprocate.


cc: @kity

Would this make a good t-shirt? Is it funny, or is the cueing not right?


After intensive negotiations (via advanced technology specially engineered to allow communication both into *and out of* the Google Dome) we are pleased to announce that has acquired all assets and IP associated with the "Google+" social network service.

The exact details are secret and subject to NDA and press embargo, but it was in fact sold for $12.95 and some leftover potato chips.

...ha ha, just kidding!
No really.
<hides the G+ assets>

I just thought I'd draw attention to the latest upgrade, which now lets you edit the names of your Lists(!) -- as implemented by our very own @kity (ash) in less than a day and now part of the GlitchSoc distro.

I mean, like, wow -- how long has it been since Lists were introduced, and they couldn't be renamed until now? dafuq.

Anyway, I sent ash a tip for adding that leetle oversight; please feel free to contribute to ash's future work on this and other projects (see @kity for links). is now a thing, though I'm still madly configuring it.

For those who signed up at, porting all your stuff from one instance to another is REALLY EASY AND WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL, from what I can tell so far.

Thanks to @SSLCheckBot , I was able to fix 's SSL certificate renewal *before* it expired this time.

This is a valuable service.

Notes (very loose):

I finally put together a brief history of , inspired by the need to find a place for a quasi-historical link I came across:

Brace yourselves, folks -- we're having another onslaught of spambots here at .

They're a bit smarter this time -- they often give the account a "real name" and even an avatar.

I wish I'd known about Prime Day sooner -- I definitely would have made a push to get 's media off Amazon before it started.

Looks like it's on through Wednesday -- but I expect tomorrow's going to be pretty busy, at least in the morning. I have no idea what Wednesday will be like.


If I offered a NextCloud instance as a subdomain, what vaguely-cat-themed name should I give it?

...or just stick to the obvious ""?


It's kind of weird, having the @news account's notifs queue full of actual new users and mentions, rather than spambots all the way down.

The last spambot joined on June 2, 2018, at 1:20 PM.

I wonder if the operator got raided, got bored, or what.

cold rage: police violence against user & personal friend 

Information is still scarce at this point, but user @eryn has been beaten up and arrested for no apparent reason.

If nothing else, the video makes it clear how completely unnecessary this was.

I should probably start a wiki page for tracking information as I find out more.

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