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:rva_party: Happy one year anniversary,! To celebrate, the mastodon from our site header now has its own set of emoji, thanks to the amazing @dzuk!

:rva: :rva_party: :rva_angry: :rva_blush: :rva_cool: :rva_embarrassed: :rva_heart_eyes: :rva_think: :rva_wink:

Finally migrated up to v3.5.3 and some better database storage. Hopefully this instance will be online more regularly after the cleanup from these updates is done.

Okay, server is rebooted. Hopefully this should get the server working for a little while as I start digging into why Mastodon is having issues.

In the meantime, welcome


who have all joined in the past few months.

Once the admin is a bit less slammed by life this instance will get more interesting and stable. had some issues earlier today. I'll be updating to 3.4.0 tonight,

Things were touch and go there for a sec, but ...

Welcome to :mastodon: v3.3.0

Okay, after a bad bout of laziness on new management's part is under new management.

After some skid's attempt at automated account creation, we're now requiring approval for new account creation. Hopefully this is a temporary measure!

Hi all, took care of some moderation tasks today. Cheers!

I fiddled with our Sidekiq configuration today. Expect some slowness for an hour or so as the job queues empty.

@eyesack We're pleasently surprised to see you too! Welcome to the party! :rva_party:

I was pleasantly surprised to see an RVA node

Welcome to :mastodon: v2.9.2! This version brings an option to use a much simpler layout. New users will have this layout by default, but everyone can now choose in settings which layout to use.

There are other goodies in this release! Check out the details at

Thank you all for reports of the obnoxious spammer. Of course, I immediately suspended the account the moment I saw the reports.

Extra credit goes to an anonymous user who reported the spammer within 30 seconds of the account email being confirmed. You go! ✨ :sonic:

i don't wanna holler but @dzuk's work with @mutantstd has literally done more for queer arts and queer representation than anything anyone else on the fediverse has even dreamed of.

if i was a big arts foundation i would literally be sending zir the Big Bucks right now just to keep doing what ze is doing. zero joke. without a second thought.

i'm not though so…

maybe give a little on my behalf?


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