💜 Thank you 💜 to all the Patrons for their help funding the hosting costs of mastodon.technology! Extra thanks to the following users:
And our awesome moderator team, too:
I really appreciate the help & support, especially this month Have a great day everyone!!
Please note that, as of yesterday’s upgrade, mastodon.technology no longer supports Keybase verification. See here for further details: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/pull/17045
We have completed the upgrade of Mastodon from v3.4.6 to v3.5.2 –you can read the release notes here: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/releases
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 🙏
Sidekiq queues are cleared. Image uploads are working again and the instance is operating normally. We'll evaluate re-opening registrations tomorrow.
Additionally, image uploads are currently not working. The issue will resolve once our Sidekiq queues clear up.
We have also temporarily paused account deletions because they place a heavy load on us.
Here are the DigitalOcean graphs for mastodon.technology over the past 7 days, and the past 24 hours. Yesterday required us to rebalance our resource utilization (before this week, we were over-provisioned and were preparing to decrease server resources to save costs 😅).
I think we're in an okay spot. We don't have a lot of headroom left. Fingers crossed today. We may need to close new registrations, but we'll be upfront if we make that decision.
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!
The upgrade is complete and we're monitoring the system.
The admins reserve the right to do further reboots for a little while, but, otherwise the maintenance window is over 🎉
We upgraded from Mastodon 3.4.1 to 3.4.5 and you can read the release notes here: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/releases
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.
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