If you’re new here, here are some tips for #gettingstarted in the fediverse!
* search some hashtags you’re interested in
* look at the federated timeline
* follow and unfollow people liberally
* post an #introduction toot with lots of hashtags
* look at who other people follow
Like any other network, it takes a while to build up a feed, but there are plenty of interesting folks here! Welcome to the fediverse, and have fun :)
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 https://github.com/dzuk-mutant/blockchain/blob/master/list/list.md.
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!
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 https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.4.0, 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! https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.2.0
Good morning! We're now running Mastodon v2.1.2 No major user-facing changes, mostly bugfixes and internal tweaks. Release notes: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.1.2
Mastodon.me.uk is now running Mastodon v2.1.0!
* Moving accounts!
* More mute, block and boost options!
Full release notes at https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.1.0, and thanks as ever to @gargron and his team :)
There is now a public service status page for this instance at https://status.mastodon.me.uk/.
Official status and admin announcements for the mastodon.me.uk server. For support, contact @Floppy.
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.
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!