Something I've noticed clogging up our Sidekiq queues have been user account *deletion* jobs. When you delete a Mastodon account, it appears that a lot of jobs get queued to notify other instances of that deletion.
Servers are already busy due to the influx of new users. If you're rediscovering the fediverse, and you want to delete some previously-created account, maybe wait a week or two? Much appreciated 🙏
Tips for new folks
Content warnings and image captions are an important part of fedi culture. Both features promote inclusivity in their own way, and should be used liberally! You may find people are reluctant to boost otherwise good posts that lack one or both of these features.
"Politics", mentions of violence or other triggering subjects, spoilers, long posts, and plenty of other things greatly benefit from a content warning and keep fedi safer for more people.
I still firmly believe we need to reclaim web 1.0 and the good bits of 2.0; build a website, write a blog, follow each others’ RSS feeds, and help each other to do so
Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!
Software Developer at thoughtbot
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