Thanks everyone for your reports—just suspended a bunch of remote federation bots.
Updated to 2.5.2!
Please report mass-follow bots. They typically can themselves "federation bots" and don't actually serve a purpose, now that relays exist.
Updated to 2.5.1 yesterday!
Is there an emojo you want on rva.party? Tell us! You can:
• Report a post containing an emoji you like, and in the details area, say you want that emoji on our instance. Don't tick the box for sending the report to the poster's instance.
• Toot or DM @infra with the link to a post with the emoji. If there are multiple, mention which one/s you want.
• Toot or DM @infra with the name of the emoji (which you can get by hovering the mouse over it) and the name of the instance it was posted on.
👋 Hello new users! Great to have you on board. 🙇
✅ Before you begin we advise you to edit your profile, create a bio and upload an avatar.
✅ Than it's time for your first post! Use the hashtag #introduction to introduce yourself.
✅ Now follow some users, some will probably follow you back when they like your introduction and bio. You find users on the local and (especially) the federated timeline. Also take a peek in the follower lists of people you follow.
SIX MONTHS OF RVA.PARTY WOOHOO!
Okay I think that worked!
Scuttlebot is really unstable, hang on…
RICHMOND PEOPLE: GET INDOORS. ten emergency alerts were issued for a bunch of tornados, already with confirmed fatalities. we're sheltering in place at work
The mastodon.host relay has been enabled! Looks like this one went through. Your public posts may have greater reach than they have in the past.
Federation bot policy Show more
Report any bot that's not respecting the #nobot profile tag. Report users making such bots.
Block federation bots if they make you nervous—they're obselete since relay support was added. You can also tick a setting to have to approve all followers before they can see followers-only content.
But it doesn't make sense to block an entire instance for some misbehaving bots, regardless of the instance size. Instance blocking is for instances whose admins don't handle reports.
We're experimenting with Federation Relays! The Join Mastodon relay has been enabled. Your public toots may have a greater reach than usual.
The hackers and scripts that host this party. Follow for announcements.
@ me with suggestions/concerns.
Toots from Richmond, VA and around the world. Stick around for good vibes.