Chitter is 5 years old today! Happy 5th anniversary, raccoons! :chitter: ๐ŸŽ‰

Over the course of 5 years we have welcomed 658 accounts that have booped 799k times. Let's hit that 800k milestone!

Planned downtime 

The window for the security fix's release has begun. When the security fix is released, depending on how critical it is, I (@codl) may not give a heads up before shutting down the instance. So, be ready for that, and hang tight!

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ICYMI: Planned downtime 

Chitter is going to go offline for upgrades in a few hours, for up to 1h30m. More info in the announcement, which can be found by visiting Chitter in a browser and clicking the ๐Ÿ“ข at the top of your home timeline.

Updates will be posted at status.chitter.xyz/.

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If anybody gets mass-tagged in any lists targeting minorities, please report the account(s) in question as soon as possible and also give me or @bug / @codl a heads up so we can suspend them and the instances they come from.

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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/

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