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:chitter: Chitter maintenance ๐Ÿ”š 

i forgot to post a follow-up!

the maintenance went well, chitter is now based on mastodon 3.3.0, the release notes for which are here github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

it's also now all on one server instead of tiny critical bits being on another server in the same datacenter for legacy reasons

work to consolidate media is ongoing and will likely take days if not weeks, but no more downtime is to be expected

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:chitter: Chitter maintenance 

Next Monday, April 26, starting around 10:00 UTC, I will be doing a bunch of maintenance on Chitter infrastructure, including:
- Upgrading to a less ancient version of Mastodon
- Upgrading Postgres
- Moving the frontend closer to the database (speedup ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€)
- Consolidating media on one machine

๐Ÿ•™ In your timezone: timee.io/20210426T1000?tl=Chit
โ›… Expected wobblies: Under 3 hours
๐ŸŒฉ๏ธ Expected downtime: Under 1 hour
๐Ÿ“ก Updates will be posted on status.chitter.xyz/

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Chitter downtime Tue/Wed :chitter: 

Chitter will have downtime on Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:00 UTC (That's Tuesday evening in America, see timee.io/20210303T0200 for your timezone)

One of our providers will be doing network maintenance, expected to be done within 30 minutes. It will be followed by a period when remote statuses will be delayed and may arrive out of order.

I can't promise to be awake and monitoring the situation, but if I am I will be posting updates at status.chitter.xyz/

Cherry (our sidebar mascot) is currently taking a short vacation. This is totally not an excuse to say something broke. :oh_no:

Hello everyone! Unfortunately over the past week we have been hit by spam bot signups on our instance again.

As a result of this, our registrations are still open, but you will now be placed in a queue for manual approval by one of our admins.

If you would like to have an account on our instance, please provide a reason as to why you are signing up. We will be rejecting account requests that leave the request form blank.

Thank you :chitterpets:
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Chitter registrations are now temporarily open again to the public! If you are interested in joining our community or reserving an account here, now is the time to do so.

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Hi folks! Chitter is going to go offline (again! sorry!) for some hardware maintenance today at 09:00 UTC (that's in a little under six hours). Turns out the new machine may have come with some flaky parts. Our provider says it will take half an hour. As usual, updates will be posted on status.chitter.xyz

Hi folks! Chitter is going to go offline (again! sorry!) for some hardware maintenance today at 09:00 UTC (that's in a little under six hours). Turns out the new machine may have come with some flaky parts. Our provider says it will take half an hour. As usual, updates will be posted on status.chitter.xyz

Hey folks, chitter will go offline for a little bit in about an hour, to finish the server migration that was started in an emergency a few weeks ago. Should last an hour tops. As always, updates will be posted on status.chitter.xyz/

Hey folks, Chitter will be going offline for emergency maintenance soon. Please check status.chitter.xyz/ for updates while the server is down.

e: "soon" is 14:00 UTC timee.io/20200626T1400

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soz about the downtime, server decided to lock up and I was on the road so I couldn't fix it

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soz chitter users, media is going to be slow today, let me know if any media straight up does not load, further updates at status.chitter.xyz/

Hello everyone! Chitter is three years old today!! Happy birthday to the big raccoon booper!! boop boop boop! ๐ŸŽ‰

Over the past three years we have now booped over 496 thousand times, we're nearly at the 500 thousand milestone, wow!

Here's a very big thank you from all the admins here for sticking around and doing what you do to keep our community alive and kicking, we love you all!

On a final note, remember to stay safe, stay hydrated and wash those cute lil' hands :chitter: :chitterpets:

Hey folks, we've updated Chitter today. Which means we can make announcements now! Also you can bookmark posts now. Also a lot of other small improvements, most of which are listed here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/. Personally (@codl here), I'm pretty excited about pressing ctrl+enter to quickly open the image description dialog.

If you run into technical issues with this new update, please let me (@codl) know. Otherwise, happy posting!

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:chitter: Chitter update 

hi. i believe i have fixed the now-longstanding issue with failing media uploads. please let me know if you continue to run into issues with media

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