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.

liberapay.com/TootCat/
patreon.com/woozalia

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 dialup.express* 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.

* dialup.express/about/instance

Fedichive has been blocked. mew.toot.cat/mw/Pub/toot.cat/b

(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.

Thoughts?

cc: @kity

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

SPECIAL TOOT.CAT ANNOUNCEMENT

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).

hub.toot.cat is now a thing, though I'm still madly configuring it.

For those who signed up at hub.iseeamess.com, 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): htyp.org/User:Woozle/toot.cat/

I finally put together a brief history of , inspired by the need to find a place for a quasi-historical link I came across: mew.toot.cat/mw/Pub/toot.cat

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.

Hmm...

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

fur.toot.cat
pad.toot.cat

...or just stick to the obvious "cloud.toot.cat"?

Ideas?

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 toot.cat user & personal friend 

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

oregonlive.com/pacific-northwe

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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