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To answer the question that precisely zero people have asked so far, we don't _need_ to upgrade at the moment and have plenty of capacity to spare, but we have the opportunity to do it now.

It seems a better idea to upgrade when we want to rather than when we need to!

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:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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?

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Hi everyone, we had a few minutes of downtime due to essential maintenance. Everything is back up and running now 🙂

Oh hullo there!

We've upgraded to v3.1.1 of Mastodon which resolves a minor dependency issue in v3.1.0

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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!

PayPal: paypal.me/mysteryvortex
Bitcoin: 1mG9mvpTnx2gv281mELaQu3tjC2dUM8RR
Ethereum: 0x4cFf1Af8A322507E2ef8ac1b8Cb9a539aD8671fB

Thanks to those of you who have donated this month. It makes a huge difference to have help towards our running costs 😄

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!

PayPal: paypal.me/mysteryvortex
Bitcoin: 1mG9mvpTnx2gv281mELaQu3tjC2dUM8RR
Ethereum: 0x4cFf1Af8A322507E2ef8ac1b8Cb9a539aD8671fB

Aaaand that's the database maintenance complete 😄

Hi folks, we're experiencing a little slowdown due to database maintenance. Shouldn't take long!

Hello! We've upgraded to Mastodon v3.1.0rc2 which fixes the thing that confused us when upgrading to v3.1.0rc1 yesterday.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

🎉 First release candidate for #Mastodon 3.1.0 is out for testing:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

There are security-related fixes, improvements of admin functions like search by IP, announcements, bookmarks, and more.

We're now updated to the latest version of Mastodon, v3.1.0rc1

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

The upgrade took longer than expected because of this issue:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

So actually most of the 1hr+ taken to upgrade was me scratching my head, rather than anything that slowed down or interrupted the server 😉

Ok folks, that's our maintenance finished (19:50 GMT 28/01/2020). It took longer than expected but should have only caused brief intermittent slowdowns.

Hi everyone, there might be some brief slowdowns or service interruptions for a short while as we're carrying out some maintenance (18:30 GMT 28/01/2020)

A couple of minutes of downtime there while we performed essential system maintenance. Thanks for your patience!

Hi everyone! It's January so we're going to have another quick fundraiser.

We pay for the costs of running mas.to ourselves and are more than happy to do so! But of course if any of our users would like to contribute even that would make our lives easier 🙂

You can donate towards our running costs by PayPal:

paypal.me/mysteryvortex

or by Bitcoin:

1JNPeAvbBwDFGPF4LzSPLscJ89MUNzxYWC

Every little helps. Thank you!

Echoing that toot from @Gargron that I just boosted, the same applies here at mas.to. Please be mindful of the instance rules, and if you don’t feel they’re right for you remember that there are thousands of other instances, or you can start your own. That’s the beauty of the fediverse!

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mas.to

Hello! mas.to is a general-topic, mainly English-speaking instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon and aim to run a fast, up-to-date and fun Mastodon instance.