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.

@Erich we'll see who replies with interest! I'll keep you in mind.

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.

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@ed_packet offhand, I’m not sure how to deploy a custom localization, but I know it’s possible. We’d want to add a new localization rather than customizing the existing German localization.

@kylelady I think people generally agreed that updating the site’s description to be more inclusive is a good-enough solution.

@george hmm, that does seem to be the case :/ I made a settings change and we'll see if it works now?

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

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