On this day in 2017, ✨Plush✨ City was founded and our first toot (which I replied to here) made its way out into the fediverse! :blob_aww:

We've officially been around for 3 years now. It's been so heartwarming to watch this cuddly community grow!! :blobsmilehappyeyes: :blobheart:

Here's to many more! :blobcheer: 🎉

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(typo correction, pupet purchase link!) 

🔸 Oops! That was supposed to be "Paul Windsor" - Sorry for my mistake!

🔹 Here's a link to a Canadian based store that benefits first nations folks where you can order a Mo of your own! ^.^


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:plush:​🏙📣❕New Mascot! 

🔸 We have a new mascot now that the spooky season has passed! Mo the Moose is a very friendly and enthusiastic hand puppet designed by Paul Widnsor (of the Haisla and Heiltsuk Nations). They were really excited to have their photo taken for the occasion! ^^

🔹 Glad to have you with us, Mo!! And thanks for hanging out with us, Chibithulu ✨plush✨! ^.^

✨Plush✨ City Admin Notice: suspending federation with monads.online 

On that note- we have silenced monads.online and will be suspending federation with them next week as a result of their violation of our code of conduct in this way.

If Monads moves to reform their moderation methods in that time, we will rescind the decision to suspend federation with them.

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✨Plush✨ City Admin Notice: posting screenshots of reports is harassment 

✨Plush✨ City does not tolerate harassment. One of the definitions of harassment in our Code of Conduct is:

"Publication of non-harassing private communication"

As I interpret it, this should include screenshots of any user report that is not a blatant example of harassment, anonymized or not.

If you encounter a screenshot of a non-harassing user report, please use the report feature to bring it to our attention.

Federation has been suspended with Mastodon.Social 

Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this to my DMs.

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Suspending Federation with Mastodon.Social - Details 

This is not an action I take lightly; Mastodon.social is the largest instance in the fediverse that we federate with. I know for a fact this action will affect our user base (it affects me, too!) and for that I apologize.

As the admin of this instance, I refuse to federate with an instance that publicly mocks users for filing reports.

Receipts were started here:

The trolling mod's profile:

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✨Plush✨ City Admin Notice - Suspending Federation with Mastodon.Social 

The moderation staff of Mastodon.social have broken our Code of Conduct and have refused to take action to remedy this.

✨Plush✨ City is a community based around caring and compassion, and the moderators of Mastodon.social have repeatedly provided blatant examples of bigotry and outright trolling of those who reach out to them for help.

We will suspend federation with Mastodon.social tomorrow morning at 10am (US Pacific Time)

:plush:​🏙📣❕How We're Keeping ✨Plush✨ City Safe [3/3] 

🔹 And we've got a new mod, too!!

🔸 Yes!! We made @solitaire a moderator since the majority of our actionable reports were coming from him in the first place. Now we'll have more folks keeping an eye on things over a wider span of time!

🔹 Thanks for staying safe out there, ✨plush✨ frens!! ^.^

🔸 Keep it up, and keep using that report button!! ^^

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:plush:​🏙📣❕How We're Keeping ✨Plush✨ City Safe [2/3] 

🔹 We put that there to weed out spammers!!

🔸 Exactly! A common spammer tactic is to create many accounts over a long period of time that lie dormant until they spring to life. Our policies keep that from happening here.

🔹 But that's not all!!

🔸 We also went through and reset the passwords of all our members who haven't logged in for a while, just to make sure nobody could get in with a stolen password later on.

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:plush:​🏙📣❕How We're Keeping ✨Plush✨ City Safe [1/3] 

🔹 There's a lot of spammers and meanies out there right now!! :blobsob:

🔸 It's true!! And we wanted to take a moment to give you an update on how we're keeping you safe here at ✨plush✨ city!

🔹 We've got policies that help with this stuff!

🔸 That's right! Our new registrations are always go through a manual approval queue. Also, our code of conduct's "Your Account" section requires all new users to interact with our community in some way.

🔸 It is a little known fact that Bian and I share this account because we are very smol and both thought having a whole account each would feel like too much account!

🔹Besides, it's much more cozy when you have a snuggle buddy. ^.^

🔸 It's true! ^^

:plush:​🏙📣❕ New Feature: Full Text Search! 

🔶 Full Text Search is now enabled for ✨Plush✨ City!! ^^

🔷 YAY!!! ^.^

🔶 With Full Text Search enabled, you can still search for:
• Post URLs
• User Profile URLs
• Users

🔷 AND you get all this cool stuff too!!
• Your toots
• Your favorites
• Toots from threads that mention you
• And toots sent to you! ^.^

🔶 We hope you find this new feature as awesome as we do! ^^


🔶 ...as long as you remember what to search for...

🔷 ;o;

Hey ✨plush✨ city residents! :blobwave: 

I did some CSS updates and thought I'd try something new- I chonked up the emojos a little bit. :blobwink: :bloblewd:

I figured this would make them a bit easier to read! Let me know what you think of this change! :blobwitch: I'll revert it if y'all aren't happy with it.

Stay soff out there! :blobuwu:

I just went through and organized all of ✨Plush✨ City's emojo into categories which should hopefully make our custom emojos easier to find. :D

This is one of the best new features of Mastodon 3 IMHO. Super nice to have that nicely sorted now. ^^

:plush:​🏙📣❕ Fediverse Spam! 

🔸Henlo soff frens!! Thank you for all of your reports of spammers in the past few days!

🔹 Seems like there's a bunch of them all of a sudden! ;o;

🔸 Yeah, it seems there's been a campaign to try to spam the fediverse, but y'all are doing a great job of stomping it out! So far in most cases (thanks to sending reports to the offending instances), the spammer was suspended before we could take action.

🔹 Yeah!! You're doing great, folks! Keep it up! ^.^

:plush:​🏙📣❕ Upcoming UI Update! 

🔸 Mastodon 2.9 just released (🎉) and it comes with a pretty significant UI change -- a new "single column layout!" We'll likely be updated to it in the next few days. More here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

🔹 I don't like it!!! >.<

🔸 Hon, you haven't even tried it ye-

🔹 I don't like change!!

🔸 Well good news! You can switch back to the old layout in the "Appearance" Preferences page by clicking "Enable advanced web interface." ^^

🔹 Oh thank goodness! ^.^

:plush:​🏙📣❕ Updated Public Website Theme! 

🔹 Henlo soff frens! ^.^

🔸 We're pleased to announce that our designer-in-chief has taken some time to give our public facing website some much needed TLC after the new Mastodon homepage broke our previous customizations. ^^

🔹 It looks so much more ✨soff✨ now! ^.^

🔸 As always, please let us know if you encounter any issues related to these changes, and stay ✨soff✨ out there!! ^^

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✨Plush✨City 🏙

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In this city we're all about soff frens and compassion and caring about each other!

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Leave your hatred at the door.

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