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@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.

@ed_packet no, we don't. If people want to contribute translations I would be happy to host them, but I don't think I have the bandwidth to lead that project in the immediate future

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