Due to a recent event on a different Mastodon instance, we feel like embolden you, that in case you run into a bad actor, that must be suspended asap (such as a very mean troll), you are very welcome to contact us directly, if you feel like we are acting late.

Enforcing our rules and keeping this a happy and clean place, is very important to us.

You may write to me or one of our kind moderators:
* @meldrian
* @Cedara

fyi: recent updates to the .de website include:
* "proper" first version of a contact page
* unified relevant subpages with /matrix, adding headings
* improved layout on the service-list
* fixes and improvements for smaller screens on many places
* more userfriendly modal f眉r getting/verifying my pgp key
* added pixelfed tile to the service-list
* some added translations to german
* finally proper page-metatags with fallback
* and some more little things

welcome to the new host :tchncs: - woke up early and started maintenance 4am 馃挭

if not interrupted/disturbed, i will put this instance down for db maintenance (to maintain its happiness) and migration to a new host (to ensure the instance stays snappy) - around 8am CET, Jan 12.
See also: status.tchncs.de

i slowly should move mastodon to that new host... it seems that almost no timewindow is really nice for it based on user activity, but i need to do a maintenance on the database as well:
we previously had some errors due to duplicates in the db which have been resolved by hand. the new mastodon release brings a tool that can scan the database for leftovers... for a healthy migration and future.
i think i will do it tomorrow morning. :tchncs:

okey, now testing 480p and 720p transcoding for livestreams at tube.tchncs.de.

:mastodon: :tchncs: A message from your social.tchncs.de team:

In regard to the recent events regarding a certain head of state, we'd like to remind you that content containing proven misinformation and/or conspiracy is one of the things not allowed here.

In case you consider looking up the rules of this instance, you can do so here:

Your team: @Cedara @meldrian & me :)

the peertube instance at tube.tchncs.de is the first on the new machine. it will share its space with mastodon again. however currently:
* more users can signup with a hcaptcha plugin being tested
* livestreaming is testwise enabled with max 3h, 4 streams concurrently are allowed, one stream per user. transcoding currently only 480p (in addition to original)... this might change.

oh boy... the delete query is still running... good morning

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by the way, i have changed the patreon pledges to euro and hope that the payout now finally becomes euro too. :tchncs:

matrix maintenance update from 9:30p cet:
The database transaction is still running... sitting here, hoping that this huge transaction will not blow up the disk with tmp files...

The :tchncs: matrixserver is now down for maintenance, see also status.tchncs.de for updates. :)

:mastodon: 猬嗭笍 The social.tchncs.de server has been updated to Mastodon v3.3.0.
This is a big release, check out the changelog for details: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Consider refreshing the site and enjoy. :)

updated this instance to mastodon :mastodon: v3.2.2 - a backport release. the big one some of you are already waiting for is still a release candidate. :)

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