Hi! I've decided I'm going to try using this account for server-admin related announcements, so they don't make up such a big portion of what I post on my regular account.
Welcome, new users!
One of the big benefits of Mastodon is a locally administered server—the admins are people you can actually talk with directly—AND there is a "local" timeline. You can see local users and what they're talking about by checking out https://mspsocial.net/web/timelines/public/local
I'm working my way to upgrading MSP Social to Mastodon 3.1.4, and then I will migrate to Hometown.
There may be some downtime. Possibly I get the bulk of this done today. I will carry forward as many of our local changes as I can, but my primary goal is to make the switch and I'll work on pulling local modifications forward over time.
For example, right now scrolling back a little bit crashes the web interface. This is stock 3.0.1 so I have no idea where to begin debugging that. Probably a bad dependency?
For now i think I will leave it here.
I had to put aside all our local quality-of-life mods because one of them was causing a bug that prevented the page from loading at all.
Over time I will roll them back in, but it might take a while. In the meantime, no local-only toots, no described image icon, and that horrible default emoji picker icon.
I am going to start upgrading the Mastodon software. Expect intermittent downtime as updates are applied and services are restarted.
Also after the upgrade some of our local features might need to be debugged. I have tested on my dev machine, but chances are I didn't catch everything. Let @lawremipsum know if something isn't working right and I'll try to figure it out.
New Patreon post with updates on moderation activity and finances:
(for the time being I've bypassed the CDN)
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.