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Uploads are currently broken because our cloud storage provider is down, and has been for 16 hours! That's pretty bad!!

If you're really anxious, you can keep an eye on the upstream status:

hey look it's another cool geolocal instance on the fediverse! people go check it out! make an alt there for local discussion!


Display names and bios can now be longer! I bumped the maximum length to 64 and 512 characters, respectively.

Happy New Year!

Yeah I'm losing it a bit here. Send hugs.

Process Em All 1989
I am trash software

Okay I think we're humming along again. Thanks for your patience.

I'm having some intermittent trouble with media after moving to Wasabi, and I'm having trouble tracking it down. In the meantime, if you're having issues here with mobile apps, try the Web interface—it handles missing media by giving remote media links instead.

We had some trouble with statuses federating from to other instances over the last couple hours, mostly due to dwindling disk space. We're back for now, but I'm setting up an S3 service to try to address the underlying issue.

Toots from Richmond, VA and around the world. Stick around for good vibes.

42 Users, 3656 Statuses, 2141 Connections

Sorry for the repeated posts by our RSS bots—I misconfigured database permissions. :blob_pensive:

If you see it again, please let me know.

We have several new RSS bots for organizations:

@defendersFJE - The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
@vpjn - The VA Prison Justice Network
@odessasolidarity - Odessa (Ukraine) Solidarity Campaign
@sacredground - Sacred Ground Project

Check them out!

If you see emojis on other instances that you want to see on ours, just ask! You can mention @infra in a reply to a post with an emoji you want.

I wrote a small incident report about the #bot attack that happened earlier. :mastodon:

I hope it might help other instances and be useful to us next time this happens. I also think it's important to communicate with you about the issues affecting us. :breathe:

Thanks again to @Gargron and @CM_noelle for there help !


#mastodon #modnews

I blocked some email domains after the recent bot spam attack on Thanks to @cm_kropot for the detailed incident report!

Mastodon directory is a popularity contest, and mastodon has historically worked hard to try to avoid adding features that promote that sort of thing.

For now at least, it won't be coming to

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Toots from Richmond, VA and around the world. Stick around for good vibes.