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Hello everyone 👋 We have a lot of new users, so, welcome! :mastodon:

Just a head up that this instance is moderated by a team who are fairly progressive, and who enforce our rules. If you see something breaking the Code of Conduct, please use the report feature. You can find the rules here: mastodon.technology/about/more

Thank you and take care!

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For mastodon.technology status updates from admin, especially during downtime, please use status.mastodon.technology

Thank you to @SuperFloppies for building this and to @sporiff for helping test it ❤️

We’ll be restarting our web server process in five minutes. Expect <30 seconds of downtime.

We have added language to our Code of Conduct to make this explicit: stalking, harassment, hate speech, or doxing is not allowed, even if you do it on other instances (or even other social media platforms).

Basically, if you’re an asshole elsewhere but you’re nice on m.t, then you’re still and asshole and will be told to leave. Reach out to @ashfurrow with any questions.

The CoC is here: mastodon.technology/about/more

Have a good day, stay safe, take care 💜

We're going to reboot in 5 minutes to apply a small change to our CSP headers. This change should resolve issues that users have been seeing with inline styles being ignored since Sunday's upgrade.

The upgrade to Mastodon 3.3.0 (from 3.1.5) has been completed. We will monitor for issues throughout today. Release notes are here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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We’re running a database backup now, when it finishes we will take the instance down.

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Sunday morning, at 7:00 EST (12:00 UTC) this instance will enter a maintenance window to perform server upgrades. Expect downtime, possibly extended downtime. We will post once it is finished. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday morning, at 7:00 EST (12:00 UTC) this instance will enter a maintenance window to perform server upgrades. Expect downtime, possibly extended downtime. We will post once it is finished. Thank you for your patience.

Latency is returning to normal. Low-priority tasks are still an hour behind, which can affect things like search indexing. But normal posting should work as expected again.

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We’re still experiencing problems and are actively tweaking server configs. Expect slower performance and intermittent downtime throughout the day.

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Latency continues to be lengthy, but it is decreasing. We've made changes to our Postgres configuration to help. (We have further changes planned.)

"Latency" in this case is the time it takes for Sidekiq background jobs to go from enqueued to completed. It's currently at ~20 minutes, so (for example) if someone posts a toot it takes 20 minutes to show up in your feed. Not ideal.

Thank you for your patience while we further scale up this instance ✌️

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Sorry for the un-announced reboot everyone. We try to keep those to a minimum.

We've made further tweaks to our server concurrency/resource utilization, to try improving the poor latency we've seen today.

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Due to increased inbound traffic, we’re seeing increased load and latency on the server. We’re monitoring.

We need to reboot the server to apply some security updates. Expect about a minute of downtime in ten minutes.

The recent changes we made to our instance configuration appear to be stable.

Tonight we're making another change, which will require a restart to take effect.

⚠️ Expect about a minute of downtime in 23 minutes, 23:30 UTC.

Hello everyone 👋 We have a lot of new users, so, welcome! :mastodon:

Just a head up that this instance is moderated by a team who are fairly progressive, and who enforce our rules. If you see something breaking the Code of Conduct, please use the report feature. You can find the rules here: mastodon.technology/about/more

Thank you and take care!

Hello everyone 👋 We have a lot of new users, so, welcome! :mastodon:

Just a head up that this instance is moderated by a team who are fairly progressive, and who enforce our rules. If you see something breaking the Code of Conduct, please use the report feature. You can find the rules here: mastodon.technology/about/more

Thank you and take care!

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