The server has been updated to Mastodon v2.7.1. (This is the reason for the quick tutorial you'll see when you first visit the website after this upgrade.)

Breakdown of current monthly costs:

Server: $10
Backups: $2
Media storage: $1-$2
Domain name: $10 yearly = ~$1/month

The site costs ~$14 per month to run.

In total thus far, this site has cost ~$90 to run, and I've received $98 in donations from many of you. Thank you for your support!

If you're enjoying this community, please consider sending a couple bucks to keep the site running into February and beyond: a2mi.social/about/more

(And let me know if you'd prefer for me *not* to thank you publicly for the contribution.)

New status page: status.a2mi.social , which I'll update if there are issues which make this site inaccessible.

Next up: we'd like to add a moderator who's *not* Another Tech Guy. Anyone interested?

The feedback I got on the draft code of conduct was all positive, so it's now official: a2mi.social/about/more

A big advantage of Mastodon is the ability communities have to set and enforce a code of acceptable content. To that end, I've always planned to write one for this site.

As a starting point, what do you think about gist.github.com/cdzombak/f56d6 ? It's basically the same as the CoC on the original & largest Mastodon site (mastodon.social/about/more), plus encouragement to use content tags.

A big advantage of Mastodon is the ability communities have to set and enforce a code of acceptable content. To that end, I've always planned to write one for this site.

As a starting point, what do you think about gist.github.com/cdzombak/f56d6 ? It's basically the same as the CoC on the original & largest Mastodon site (mastodon.social/about/more), plus encouragement to use content tags.

FYI: site will be down for a few minutes later tonight for a software update.

I've seen a few posts about what you need to know, but I finally went and read the official FAQ. It explained the federated timeline in a way I understand better than others. Also, hashtag search is apparently just a filter on your federated timeline.

github.com/tootsuite/documenta

And on the tech side, we've completed some under-the-hood tuning to keep the a2mi.social server running happily.

a2mi.social/about/more has been updated with some additional information about the site, including some content-related policies affecting how this site interacts with the broader world of Mastodon instances.

Thanks to @Erich and @samfirke for donating recently to keep things up & running here!

There's talk about changing our name from "Ann Arbor" to "Washtenaw County" so as to include our friends in Ypsi, Pittsfield, Dexter, Saline, et al. Any objections?

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