Announcement Regarding Twitter Crosspost on LGBT.io [15th Aug 2019]
Dear members of lgbt.io,
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.
** the new theme is actually just a change of font and font colour. Nothing major. 🤣
*** and I added a light version of that new colour scheme / theme based off the Mastodon (Light) theme. 😜
Hey guys, I set up https://forums.lgbt.io 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! 😊
We are back!!
I am speechless!
I know I am supposed to feel happy but allow me to cry for a moment. 😭
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! 🙇
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for updates during downtime. Alternatively, you can manually visit https://www.patreon.com/LGBT for the same updates too.
Apologies for the inconveniences caused by this upgrade process!
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.
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.
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.
Next release of Mastodon will allow admins to post important announcements to their users, and yes, those are reactions
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