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Welcome to Mastodon.me.uk all you new folks! This is a community administered by @Floppy, hosted in the UK by @mastohost and supported by you! If you would like to make sure it keeps running for the future, you can help with our €30pcm costs at opencollective.com/mastodon-me.

If you’re new here, here are some tips for #gettingstarted in the fediverse! Show more

We've blocked some fediverse instances that don't fit with the sort of positive space we want to create. We're using the @blockchain from github.com/dzuk-mutant/blockch.

Only domains with illegal content are outright blocked. Others are silenced from the federated feeds, but if you want to follow anyone on them, you can; knock yourself out.

If you have any problems, or can't access accounts you really want to, let us know!

Registrations are currently closed on mastodon.me.uk while we work out how to stop a recent wave of spam accounts signing up. You can still send invitations though!

And we are back up and running, now hosted by @mastohost. Thanks for bearing with us during the transfer, and get in touch if you experience any problems! 😍

DOWNTIME ALERT! The mastodon.me.uk server will be offline from 20:00 UTC this evening (2018-07-14) for an hour or so while we migrate to new hosting with @mastohost. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience!

We're now running Mastodon v2.4.0, with many improvements including:

* Offline mode!
* Better direct messaging!
* Profile metadata!
* Custom emoji and bot badges for profiles!
* More privacy controls!

Full release notes at github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/, and as always thanks to @gargron and all the contributors to this release.

Sorry everyone, we've had a few server problems the last few days, due to running out of memory space on the redis store. We have more space now, and @Floppy is looking at moving to a new server where we can more space without the current cost.

Good morning! A little late, but this instance is now running Mastodon 2.2.0. This releaseadds a few little things including web share! github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Good morning! We're now running Mastodon v2.1.2 No major user-facing changes, mostly bugfixes and internal tweaks. Release notes: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Mastodon.me.uk is now running Mastodon v2.1.0!

New features:
* Lists!
* Invitations!
* Moving accounts!
* More mute, block and boost options!

Full release notes at github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/, and thanks as ever to @gargron and his team :)

There is now a public service status page for this instance at status.mastodon.me.uk/.
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The about page at mastodon.me.uk/about/more now lists our wonderful backers who make this place possible.

Shouts out to @Alastair, @amcewen, @matt, @vgrade and @annoyingmouse! ❤️

Join them and support decentralised social networking at opencollective.com/mastodon-me

🤖 This account toots server update messages, version upgrade announcements, etc. Contact @Floppy for support! 🤖

Open social media for the UK

A social media community hosted in the UK; part of the Mastodon/ActivityPub federated social network, which allows you to follow users on other communities. It's a bit like Twitter but without a single company in control.

If you use this server, you are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other communities you can use.

If you're coming here from Twitter, there are some very useful services to help you find friends and automatically crosspost toots that you might like to set up once you're signed in.

Backers

This is a volunteer-run community administered by @floppy, and hosted by Mastohost in the UK. Please support our running costs by joining the Open Collective and becoming a backer. Thanks go to our existing backers - this place exists because of them!

Service status is available from our status page and the @status account.