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🚨 This will be the last announcement from this account.

The instance is about to enter a read-only mode. New posts will be rejected. See this commit for specifics: github.com/ashfurrow/mastodon/

Users have one month to complete migration of your data. Then the instance will self-destruct. See my pinned posts for more details.

Administering m.t has been a life-changing experience for me. I will miss you.

All my love,
Ash

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🚨 Reminder: mastodon.technology will be shut down soon 🚨

Full details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

Key points:

⚠️ Migrate your account immediately ⚠️

Official docs are here: docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov

This is a helpful guide: codingitwrong.com/2022/10/10/m

The instance will stop accepting new local posts and become "read only" mode on November 1. Migration will still be possible. The instance will continue to federate until at least December 1. It will then self-destruct: docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/to

🚨 This will be the last announcement from this account.

The instance is about to enter a read-only mode. New posts will be rejected. See this commit for specifics: github.com/ashfurrow/mastodon/

Users have one month to complete migration of your data. Then the instance will self-destruct. See my pinned posts for more details.

Administering m.t has been a life-changing experience for me. I will miss you.

All my love,
Ash

🚨 Reminder: mastodon.technology will be shut down soon 🚨

Full details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

Key points:

⚠️ Migrate your account immediately ⚠️

Official docs are here: docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov

This is a helpful guide: codingitwrong.com/2022/10/10/m

The instance will stop accepting new local posts and become "read only" mode on November 1. Migration will still be possible. The instance will continue to federate until at least December 1. It will then self-destruct: docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/to

@ashfurrow
A fix for this issue was merged to Mastodon a few hours ago (doesn't help you right now, not released yet), and github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i mentions that a workaround is " to search the new account again from the old account, which can refresh the cache".

Also note that if you got impatient and used redirect instead of move (that doesn't check alias), you need to cancel the redirect (might need a few tries) before being able to properly move (which also moves your followers).

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PSA: If you're moving your mastodon account to another instance (see docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov ), after setting an alias on the new instance you may have to wait for ~24h until the "Move Account" step on the old instance (that "moves" your followers) works, because of caching happening on the mastodon server side(s).
Unfortunately Mastodon doesn't really document this (and the error message when trying to move doesn't mention it either); I got this info from @ashfurrow and github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i

Still seeing a lot of people posting from accounts on mastodon.technology.

Your server is about to shut down, please move your accounts to another server as soon as possible.

You can transfer your account to another server, but only while both servers are still operational, so the time to do the transfer is now.

The migration process lets you keep your followers and follows. There's more info on how to do it here:

fedi.tips/how-to-use-mastodon-

🚨 Reminder: mastodon.technology will be shut down soon 🚨

Full details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

Key points:

⚠️ Migrate your account immediately ⚠️

Official docs are here: docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov

This is a helpful guide: codingitwrong.com/2022/10/10/m

The instance will stop accepting new local posts and become "read only" mode on November 1. Migration will still be possible. The instance will continue to federate until at least December 1. It will then self-destruct: docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/to

The Code of Conduct and server block lists used by mastodon.technology have been archived on my GitHub fork of Mastodon, here: github.com/ashfurrow/mastodon

Please feel free to use them with or without attribution.

I had trouble finding clear instructions on migrating Mastodon instances, so I wrote up what I figured out in a blog post. It includes a warning about at what point you lose access to your old account. codingitwrong.com/2022/10/10/m

Would someone who still has access to their mastodon.technology account mind posting this as a standalone post? Maybe @announcements? I think it’s clearer than the official instructions

I have sad news: mastodon.technology will be shutting down by the end of 2022. Access will be restricted no earlier than December 1.

More details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

I encourage you to export your data and migrate to a new server as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who trusted me as their admin. This was a difficult decision. I wish I could continue, but I can't.

We are aware that the instance has been experiencing slow responses and timeouts. We’ve closed registrations while we investigate.

Our cloud provider, DigitalOcean, appears to be experiencing technical issues. Expect disconnections and timeouts. We’re monitoring.

💜 Thank you 💜 to all the Patrons for their help funding the hosting costs of mastodon.technology! Extra thanks to the following users:

@wakingrufus
@brion
@jacek
@sentience
@yakkoj
@fuzzface
@fool
@universal_traveler
@huntra
@kazooboy
@fitz
@stefan
@zalasur
@knd775
@jhulten
@ozoned
@fimion
@brunoph
@dathagerty
@CodingItWrong

And our awesome moderator team, too:

@fuzzface
@bclindner

I really appreciate the help & support, especially this month :blobcatfingerguns: Have a great day everyone!!

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Please note that, as of yesterday’s upgrade, mastodon.technology no longer supports Keybase verification. See here for further details: github.com/mastodon/mastodon/p

We have completed the upgrade of Mastodon from v3.4.6 to v3.5.2 –you can read the release notes here: github.com/mastodon/mastodon/r

We'll be monitoring the server but the upgrade went smoothly and we're not expecting any further complications. Reach out to @ashfurrow with concerns/questions.

The server is handling load a lot better today, since our config changes. We have re-opened signups. Thank you for your patience 🙏

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Sidekiq queues are cleared. Image uploads are working again and the instance is operating normally. We'll evaluate re-opening registrations tomorrow.

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Additionally, image uploads are currently not working. The issue will resolve once our Sidekiq queues clear up.

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We have also temporarily paused account deletions because they place a heavy load on us.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

mastodon.technology is shutting down by the end of 2022. Please migrate your data immediately. This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!