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This is all over now, the migration was successful, happy tooting! 🐘

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I'm rolling out some infrastructure configuration changes which may result in some intermittent downtime .. I apologize in advance, we'll be back in no time :)

Surprise! We're tooting on Mastodon 3.5.2 now .. felt in the mood for a late Friday afternoon deployment 🧐 🐘

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being upset that i keep dropping the things i borrow

I'm pleased to note that even, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

Can't wait for the new arrivals to discover they can use their fedi account to follow video channels on @peertube instances, photo stories on @pixelfed instances, events on @mobilizon , musicians on @funkwhale , and @owncast streams.


As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

Elon Musk buying Twitter might be the best thing to happen to Mastodon since the initial release of Mastodon

Aaaaand we're done! Welcome to Mastodon 3.5.1 .. you can learn about the 3.5.x point release over here:

Highlight: You can now edit toots (!), you can appeal decisions by the moderators (although that'll be less of a challenge for us, hopefully) and you'll get notified if moderators take action against reported toots


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Folks, we are waiting for the point release before upgrading to 3.5.x .. just wanted to set some expectations :)

We’re also running on Mastodon 3.4.6 now. Apologies for the delays, the release fell right into my vacation time 🥲


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A Mastodon instance running on Thoughtworks infrastructure for its employees to interact with the Fediverse.