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:lgbt_io: 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.

Thank you. :heart_pride:

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:lgbt_io: snap.lgbt.io or pixel.lgbt.io for ? 😊

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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: A friendly reminder.

We will be performing server maintenance and updates to our on Sunday (14/7/2019, time is not confirmed). Some downtime expected.

We are also revamping our fairly inactive (πŸ˜‚) forums.lgbt.io.

Thank you for your patience! :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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Changelog:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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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 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! 😊

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Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles and you will find comfort and guidance. ~ Unknown

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It baffles me every time I see an artist who is only on streaming services for this very reason. Streaming services hardly pay anything!

Source: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/12/25/streaming-music-services-pay-2019/

The best way to support artists right now is either by buying music directly from them or using Bandcamp. Mark the dates of Bandcamp Fridays in your calendar; artists receive 100% of the proceeds when you buy on those days (next one is the end of this week).

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/update-on-bandcamp-fridays

β€œI’m just joking” - a very irresponsible phrase

:lgbt_io: Enjoy Mastodon v3.1.2 (especially the Bookmarks) πŸ˜‰ :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!

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: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 LGBT.io must be set to "Followers-only".

Thank you.

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Next release of Mastodon will allow admins to post important announcements to their users, and yes, those are reactions

#mastodev

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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:

:lgbt_io: Our instance is now v3.0.1. Sorry for the delay!

:lgbt_io: I will upgrade our instance to v3.0.0 or latest this coming Sunday (it can happen at any time).

Kindly expect some downtime on that day. Thank you. :)

Why do people only listen to story from one side and decided that THAT IS the true story?

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I never did an that I can remember so here we go

Hello! I'm a trans lesbian who enjoys reading, blogging, board games, and tinkering with interesting tech things. I mostly toot about Gender Stuff but every now and then I branch out into some of my other interests. I live in upstate New York with my wife and two cats.

Mastodon in general and this server specifically have been really welcoming and great, and I'm glad to be part of the community.

​:lgbt_io:​ Thanks all for boosting. <3 I've received a reply from the chatroom owner explaining that linking the chatroom to our site was just meant to be a recommendation rather than association, and it appears that the trolls have been banned from the Riot.im chatroom. :)

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:lgbt_io: It was brought to my attention that there's a Matrix/Riot.im LGBT chatroom (filled with homophobic messages) has linked itself to our website lgbt.io.

A Masto user and myself have contacted the owner of the chatroom (appeared to be "thekyriarchy") but no response so far.

I'm not entirely sure if this is a pure mistake or a troll to our site.

So, can you all kindly help boosting this toot and hopefully some people might come forward with more info or ways to contact the chatroom owner?

Thank you very much!

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We are a Mastodon instance for LGBT+ and allies!