#mastoadmin I'm seeing new waves of spam accounts on two of my instances. All accounts have around 12 alpha characters and then 4 numbers. Various sign-up email domains.
#mastoadmin Is there any reasonably simple way to find out which languages are most used by users on your instance? It would make it easier to understand which languages you need to try and source moderators for.
Well this is a strange one. Any other #mastoadmin out there having their instance signed up to Cloudflare using their instance contact email address?
Obviously sign-up wasn't fully completed as the email wasn't verified, but some shady goings on and no mistake...
This has happened on both of my instances at the same time, so not a random coincidence.
A desperate plea for help for my friend and her children
Please help me to raise money for my close friend who's desperately trying to leave a deeply toxic and abusive environment with her two small and adorable children that don't deserve any of this shit. She's already been made homeless twice recently. Things are fully beyond breaking point and the official channels for support, though they've tried, are repeatedly failing her family in dangerous ways. (1/5)
Since I do not have a job anymore and still looking for a new one I also got a little creative and started a webshop with some amazingly cute items for you all
I tried to keep prices as low as possible with tax, shipping etc!
What do you think?
Is anyone else getting "409 Conflict during update, try again" errors since upgrading to v3.3.0rc1? Strangely only appears to be happening on one of my instances (as far as I can tell)
asking for financial help for basic living expenses, sorry for long post
Hey friends, I hope you're all doing as well as 2020 allows.
I'm afraid I have to ask for help. @goblins and I are in dire straits (dire gays?) and we need to put the begging bowl out again.
For those who don't know us well, we are a poor, disabled trans couple. Rune started a degree-level course back in September, in an attempt to improve our situation, and in the UK that means getting student loans to cover the cost of the course and for living expenses. Previously, we had been on benefits.
We knew that we were going to lose some of benefit income, but we didn't realise that it would be the vast majority of it. As of November, over £1000 per month has been cut, leaving us around £150 per month. The student loans (which will have to be paid back) should cover most of the shortfall, but we'd already had to spend a large chunk on books, equipment and travel.
The result is that, while we were able to cover everything for November, we have no money for living costs in December. We're trying to raise £1000 to cover what we've lost and are currently about a quarter of the way to that goal.
I know this is a tough time for a lot of people with the pandemic and an expensive time of year at the best of times, but if you could boost this toot and maybe donate what you can afford, we would really appreciate it.
You can also contact Rune for art commissions and I'm currently looking for freelance games journalism work. All of Rune's commission info is on their profile. We can be reached by DM.
Thanks for reading all this! xxx
tl;dr: Please help us keep a roof over our heads and food in our tummies this holiday season!
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