Hi everyone! We've upgraded to Mastodon v3.1.4. More details here:
Hi everyone! I hope that everyone's coping in these difficult times.
Usually at the start of the month we'd run a fundraiser to cover the running costs of this instance, but we're going to skip this again this month due to the hardships many of our users might be facing.
Stay safe and stay well! ❤️
We've removed the block of recent spam registrations and have blocked the offending IP addresses to try and prevent future issues. Registration is now open again.
Hi everyone, due to a recent surge in spam registrations we've temporarily moved to approval-based registrations. We'll move back to the normal registration model once we've dealt with these.
So, after carrying out some forensic investigation on what went wrong, it appears that our upgrade to a newer version of Redis didn't work. It looked like it had, but hadn't.
We've corrected the issue with Redis and everything appears to be _properly_ working now, but we'll monitor the situation.
Unfortunately because of the nature of the issue the @trumpet account didn't receive any of your messages saying there was a problem!
Apologies for any inconvenience caused folks 🙂
HELLO EVERYONE. We've just upgraded to Mastodon v3.1.3!
NOW WASH YOUR HANDS.
Hello everyone! We run mas.to as a free service because we love Mastodon and the fediverse, but it costs us money! Once a month we reach out with an appeal to our users for donations to help with our running costs. Even small donations are a great help, and all donations are very much appreciated!
Hi everyone! Our migration went reasonably smoothly but not perfectly.
Our first attempt to backup and restore the (compressed) 33GB* of core Mastodon files and databases failed. We tried again with uncompressed data and the migration worked perfectly.
The whole process took just over an hour.
The instance should now be more responsive, and we have plenty of room for future growth.
* Our media is stored in external object storage totalling around 1TB, but didn't have to be moved.
Hello everyone! A reminder that we'll be offline tomorrow (Wednesday) morning from 10am GMT. We're moving to a new server which will keep us running smoothly into the future 🙂
Hopefully this shouldn't take more than an hour, it just depends how long it takes to move the data.
If you have any issues connecting after the upgrade try clearing your DNS cache, as we'll be on a new IP address.
⚠️ #Mastodon v3.1.2 is out with an important security fix:
Likewise, v3.0.2 and v2.9.4 have been released to port this fix to older versions.
HEY THERE. We've updated to v3.1.2 of Mastodon and that can only be a good thing, right?
Hello! I'm the mas.to administrator account.
Hello! This is mas.to, a general-purpose, predominantly English-speaking instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon, and want to make this instance special. We've settled on a nice, short domain name, keep up-to-date with the latest Mastodon updates and features and want to make an easygoing and fun place to interact with other Mastodon users.