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:lgbt_io: Announcement Regarding Twitter Crosspost on [15th Aug 2019]

Dear members of,

If you use Twitter Crosspost tool, you must set [Privacy for retweets when crossposted] to "Unlisted" (this means only to your followers).

For original tweets and quotes, as of this announcement, you're still permitted to post them to public timelines. But it is very likely that we will restrict further in the future.

Sorry for this restriction, but the purpose of doing so is to keep Mastodon as Mastodon.

Retweets crossposted on our home timeline starting from the time of this announcement will be removed.

Thank you. :heart_pride:

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:lgbt_io: You can now pin up to 10 toots on your profile. :heart_pride:

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:lgbt_io: Hi, our is now back online with the latest version.

There's a new dark theme (with new font) under your Preferences, feel free to try it out!

Thank you for your patience! :heart_pride:


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** the new theme is actually just a change of font and font colour. Nothing major. 🤣

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*** and I added a light version of that new colour scheme / theme based off the Mastodon (Light) theme. 😜

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:lgbt_io: We now have toot max character limit of 1500. As always, some Mastodon apps won't follow this new limit (they stay at 500). Enjoy :heart_pride:

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Hey guys, I set up and see if anyone likes to join and help shaping the forum community. :) I welcome feedback, especially on the forum sub-sections. And I hope you'll like the theme that I customised from a paid theme. Any feedback would be much appreciated! 😊

:lgbt_io: We are back!!

I am speechless!

I know I am supposed to feel happy but allow me to cry for a moment. 😭

Thank you so so much to @noelle @porsupah @vy for all your efforts along the journey!

Thank you @porsupah for not giving up on me when I was feeling so down struggling with my life out here alone while not knowing how to bring the server back. 😭

I owe it to all of you! :heart_pride: 🙇

:lgbt_io: Our server will be put into maintenance mode for OS upgrade within the next 15 minutes.

If you have an alt account, kindly follow me for updates during downtime. Alternatively, you can manually visit for the same updates too.

Thank you!

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:lgbt_io: 2/2 Hence, kindly expect some downtime again. I can't promise how long, but I'll do my best to bring it back ASAP.

If you have an alt account, kindly follow me for updates during downtime. Alternatively, you can manually visit for the same updates too.

Apologies for the inconveniences caused by this upgrade process!

:lgbt_io: 1/2 Dear all, this announcement is regarding the OpenSSL error we are currently facing (which directly impact our federation timeline, i.e., unable to connect with majority of the instances on the fediverse).

After some attempts to fix it, it is decided that I have to put our server into maintenance mode once again during this weekend (and possibly longer), to upgrade our server OS to the latest version as our OS is quite old (we were here since 2017), as advised by Claire on Github.

:lgbt_io: there seems to be one or two backend issues I need to fix. For now, to view the images that say "Not Available" on the federated timeline, kindly click on the image itself and it will bring you to a new tab.

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:lgbt_io: WE ARE BACK!!! Now on the latest version v3.4.6!

I am extremely sorry as I was unable to spare enough time to continuously troubleshoot due to my full time job and the issues on the server keep coming one after another..

Please bear with me, I would like to monitor our server for a day or two after all these incidents, before bring back the customisations such as themes, toot character count (of 1,500), max pins (of 10), etc. I will also update our Patreon Supporter list.


:lgbt_io: Dear all, we will be performing server maintenance and upgrading our Mastodon instance version on 🗓️ 13th March 2022, 🕔 5am GMT+0.

Server will be down at this time and will be back ASAP.

Thank you for your understanding.

:lgbt_io: Hi everyone, we will perform server maintenance (and possibly upgrading Mastodon version) at 5am GMT+0 (~15 minutes from this announcement). It will be back latest by 12pm GMT+0. Apologies for the short notice and thank you for your patience.

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:lgbt_io: Enjoy Mastodon v3.1.2 (especially the Bookmarks) 😉 :heart_pride:

:lgbt_io: Our will be shut down for backups, server updates and Mastodon version upgrade in about two hours counting from the time of this toot.

:lgbt_io: We will be updating our instance to the latest Mastodon version within the next 36 hours. Will try to minimise downtime during this update. Apologies for the delay!


:lgbt_io: Apology for the downtime, I did not notice it until I was off work. I'm unsure why it happened but it has something to do with Redis failing. But we are back.

:lgbt_io: Effective immediately, everything crossposted from Twitter to our must be set to "Followers-only".

Thank you.

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:lgbt_io: Now that we can create categories for custom emojis, I will be categorising them and add more custom emojis (including those from MutantStandard emojis) gradually. :heart_pride:

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