Hello everyone 👋 We have a lot of new users, so, welcome!
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: https://mastodon.technology/about/more
Thank you and take care!
To the latest influx of new users: welcome! Everyone is welcome here as long as they follow our rules, which are here: https://mastodon.technology/about/more
And unlike some other social networks, we actually enforce our rules 😉
The best advice I can give is to follow lots of people – you can always unfollow someone later if you want. Check out the local timeline and use hashtags to find people with cool interests. Good luck, and have fun!
Reboots complete, have a nice weekend everyone!
We have completed the maintenance! Please let @ashfurrow know if you see anything not working correctly. We might have intermittent reboots throughout today as we adjust things.
Please note that we’ve had to temporarily disable our ElasticSearch capabilities, so search on m.t will be reduced to basic functions for a few days.
Thanks for your patience and take care!
🚨Less than one hour until our extended maintenance window.
Reminder: Friday morning EST will have extended downtime while server upgrades are done.
Reboot complete 😌
Okay, I tested on staging first this time. Need to remember to do that *before* announcing reboots…
We’ll be going down for a quick reboot in five minutes. Expect <1 minute of downtime.
False alarm, no reboot actually.
20 minutes until our maintenance window.
In case anyone was curious why the m.t instance went down for an hour last night, I've opened an issue on the Mastodon project with details of our unexpected downtime. I suspect it was a fluke and not a problem with the software, but I've included remediation steps in case they are helpful to another admin someday.
Hi everyone. We experienced a catastrophic failure in our Sidekiq setup, which handles background job processing. We had to clear its queue because it had become backed up by millions of duplicate jobs. The cause is still unknown.
Feeds for local users are rebuilding now. We probably lost some incoming federated posts, and some outgoing posts for the past hour won’t be delivered.
Okay all done!
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