🏙📣❕ 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! ^.^
🏙📣❕ 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: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/mastodon-2.9/
🔹 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! ^.^
Next Friday (7th of June) at 6:00 AM UTC+2 there will be a planned maintenance reboot of an OVH server rack that will affect 3 app servers of Masto.host cloud.
Estimated downtime: 15 minutes
You can follow the issue here: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=38765
🏙📣❕ 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!! ^^
🏙📣❕ Updated Webapp-Specific CSS
🔹 Henlo frens! ^.^ It's been a while!
🔸 Yes hello!! ^^ We just wanted to let you know that we've updated our custom CSS to make mentions and follows stand out a bit more in contrast to favorites and boosts!
🔹 There's been a bunch of Masto updates and it wasn't looking quite as nice as it used to but it's all fixed now!
🔸 We even squished and condensed things a bit more! Let us know what you think, and thanks for joining us here at ✨Plush✨ City! ^^
🏙📣❕ New Feature: Profile Directory
🔸 Our hosting providers have upgraded us to Mastodon 2.7, and that mea-
🔹 NEW FEATURES!!! ^.^
🔸 Yeah!! ^^ There's now a "Profile Directory" (https://plush.city/explore)! Here's how it works!
🔹 It's all opt-in!! So you're only there if you wanna be!
🔸 To add yourself to the directory, just check the box in settings->profile.
🔹 Then any #tags you put in your bio will show up in the directory list for you! ^.^
🔸 Enjoy, soff frens! ^^
About ✨Plush✨ City Policies: Instance Suspension
✨Plush✨ City is a space for soff frens and caring about each other. As mayor, I take no issue with blocking instances whose users are allowed to harass others - especially if they target minorities.
We prioritize keeping our federated timeline clear of harmful rhetoric over keeping perfectly clear and open channels of communication.
If you're looking for an instance which prioritizes free speech over safety, look elsewhere.
🔹 As a reminder, If you see someone acting in a way that violates our code of conduct (https://plush.city/about/more/#code-of-conduct), please report 'em!! We'll sort 'em out for you. ^.^
🔸As always, you can view a full list of instances we've suspended here: https://plush.city/about/more/#suspended-instances
🏙📣❕ Suspended Instances
🔹 We're doin' these updates in batches now!
🔸 Here's who we've cut off over the past few weeks:
⛔️ honey.church: Instance based on Aphobic and Transphobic ideology
⛔️ mobile.co: White Nationalist/Fascist Ideology
⛔️ wagesofsinisdeath.com: Christian Themed White Nationalist/Fascist Ideology
⛔️ freespeech.firedragonstudios.com: White Nationalist/Fascist Ideology
⛔️ freespeechextremist.com: White Nationalist/Fascist Ideology
⛔️ sinblr.com: Untagged, uncensored NSFW content
🏙📣❕ Suspended instance greenlifeplus.net
🔶 We have suspended the instance at greenlifeplus.net from federating with our community. The instance represents a resort and is suspected to be both spamming other users as well as scraping data about users on Mastodon.
🔷 And we don't stand for that kinda crap! >.<
🔶 Nope! ^^
🏙📣❕Suspended Instance mstdn.foxfam.club (cw: us politics, nationalism)
This instance (especially this bot https://mstdn.foxfam.club/@d3vnull) was clearly purpose-built to put the views & beliefs of white nationalists and fascists onto our timelines.
We here at ✨Plush✨ City are opposed to white nationalism and fascism in all its forms. As such, we actively work to de-platform white nationalists, whenever possible. This is such an act; we encourage other #mastoadmin folks to join us in solidarity.
🏙📣❕ Updates to our Code of Conduct Page
🔶 We've updated our Code of Conduct page to include a list of all instances we've suspended, complete with the date and reason for each suspension.
🔷 It even has links to the toots where we talk about the suspension! ^.^
🔶 We'll be keeping this list up to date from here on out, so you know where to look if you want to know who we're blocking. ^^
🔷 As always, use that report feature or contact us if you need help! ❤️
🏙📣❕ Suspended instance albin.social
🔷 YUCK! >.<
🔶 Exactly. For this and a couple of related reasons, federation with them would violate our Code of Conduct. We've already suspended them to protect your privacy. ^^
🏙📣❕ Suspented Several Instances
🔶 We've just suspended the following instances as a preventative measure:
🔷 They all seem to be run by the same admin who has been caught harassing users of other instances. ;~;
🔶 Others' attempts to call out this behavior resulted in further harassment and blocks. We're not even going to bother with this one.
🔷 HECK 'EM! >.<
🏙📣❕ Web Client CSS Update!
🔶 Our server cuddlers and internet seamstresses have taken some time today to condense like and boost notifications so they take up less space in your notifications! ^^
🔷 Yeah!! Now its easier to find people talking to you, too! ^.^
🔶 Please let us know what you think of these changes- we can always revert them if folks don't care for them. ^^
🏙📣❕ Suspended instance bofa.lol
🔶 We've blocked bofa.lol from our community as a preventative security measure.
🔷 They went down today anyway?
🔶 Their server went down after the admin seemed to make motions to leave; we weren't privy to any parting messages beca-
🔷 BECAUSE HE BLOCKED US! >.<
🔶 …yes, because he blocked our admins during an argument. For that reason and due to the unstable nature of their administration style, we've suspended their domain.
🔷 We also handle all the #MastoAdmin announcements for ✨Plush✨.city!
This is a space for soft friends and friends of soft friends to gather together!
In this city we're all about soff frens and compassion and caring about each other!
Leave your hatred at the door.
Listen actively to and honor the requests of others; always respond with compassion first.
If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.
If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.
The whole space may be liable if you do.
All reports go straight to our moderation team. We’re here to help!
For more detail, please
review our full code of conduct