Benevolent dictator Mike here.
My budget is going to be tight for a while, and while there's no danger to Chinwag, support would be more appreciated than ever.
If you can't, don't. It's cool. We'll still be here for you.
It's Chinwag's second anniversary of being part of The Fediverse! We've met some great people here!
We will never require money to let you keep in touch with your friends and family, but if you do want to contribute regularly or just send a birthday gift, we now have a way for you to do that.
We have no explicit reward plan set up for regular contributors, but if any of you do sign up we'll try to find something cool to do for you!
Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.
#Tusky will keep blocking servers which actively promote fascism. This in particular means Gab.
We will get our next release out just in time for the 4th of July.
Don't even try to debate us about Free Speech. This is our speech, exercising #ANTIFA views. And we will keep doing it
We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.
Due to Real Life, we're a couple of steps behind on updates on Chinwag Social right now, but Mastodon 2.8.2 changes have now been merged in to our repo and are ready to go.
Expect some downtime tomorrow evening (Melbourne time) when we deploy that. #mastoadmin
Chinwag Social is now updated to #Mastodon 2.7.3. It's a minor update and you probably won't notice anything much. If you see any issues please let us know.
Chinwag Social has synced up with #Mastodon 2.7.2. As usual, complain loudly if you see anything weird, but it's a fairly minor jump so it'll probably be fine.
Chinwag Social is now synced with #Mastodon 2.7.0!
If you want, you can edit your profile and be included in the directory: https://social.chinwag.org/explore
If you see bugs, shout out!
Deployment of Mastodon 2.7.0 on Chinwag Social is imminent. If there's a window of opportunity this afternoon, it'll happen. If not, tomorrow sometime.
Also our instance source code is moving to https://git.chinwag.org/ if you're keen on looking at that.
Hi Chinwag friends! Some style changes have been deployed so tour experience may be a little different if you're using the web interface to Chinwag Social.
Image previews now show the full image instead of a cropped version, which just make the timeline seen a little more colourful and interesting, and the columns now adjust their width based on the screen size and will try to always fit without scrolling.
If this causes you problems in any way, shout out without hesitation.
Chinwag.im once again is at 100% on the #XMPP Compliance Tester
We fell behind for a few months there but everything's upgraded and properly configured now!
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Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.