Hmm, Dragon Style isn't responding. Gonna give it a reboot and see what happens.
Hey dragon stylers, site's down for a bit longer - a small change that worked on my local dev instance didn't work on the live site.
Hey all, I'm taking Dragon Style down for a little update - it's been pointed out that there's no length limit on a CW, so you could toot out a 7777-character-long CW if you wanted to.
I'm sure everyone here is far too polite and sensible to want to do such a thing, but nonetheless, very soon you won't be ABLE to do so even if by some inconceivable circumstance you WANTED to do such a thing.
As always: keep an eye on @egypturnash for updates if dragon style has been down for more than a few minutes. 💓
Admin stuff: going down for a few minutes. Show more
Hey y'all, I'm taking dragon.style down for a few minutes to push the first quick try at a New Toots On The Bottom mode.
It is a little awkward and experimental, and will not be the new default. :)
As always if the system is still down a while from now, please see if I've said anything over on @egypturnash.
Dragon Style update: custom CSS, longer toots. Show more
Aaaand we're back. Dragon.Style has had its first two customizations done: a custom style, and a slightly larger limit on toot length than the default.
Well, okay. A much, much larger limit. I raised it to 7777 because, well, sometimes the magnificence of a dragon's utterances simply cannot be contained within a mere 500 characters.
But I recognize that smaller creatures may not be prepared for the majesty of such a large comment. So I have also made a small feature: if you try to write a toot that's longer than 777 characters, it will not be posted unless you put a CW on it, because I really don't want to have this instance blocked for completely flooding people's timelines.
I have also put in a simple custom style that I think is much more suitable to lengthy toots than the default. If you hate it you can hit the ⚙ above the toot box to get to the settings, and change the Site Theme from "Soft Rumblings in a Quiet Cavern" to "Mastodon Default".
Also the custom style makes boosted toots slightly smaller and in Comic Sans, because it makes me giggle.
* wide left margin on mobile screens
* things get weird when the toot entry box grows to be taller than your screen
I'll fix these soon. Right now it's bedtime.)
Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of dragon.style! :heart:
*twiddles her thumbs while dragon.style rebuilds itself*
let's hope this (a) doesn't trash my database (I think I have a backup) and (b) actually works to let me put my first little test changes in (7777-char toots, custom style)
guess I'll just sit here and rock out to the Polybius soundtrack for a while/
@Latkes JUST PUT IT ALL ON A BLOCKCHAIN
BLOCKCHAIN SOLVES EVErythING *handwave*
realistically one thing I'm betting is that as membership grows, more and more instances decide they have enough members and close registrations, more instances pop up. There's no need to worry about anyone trying to moderate All Mastodon like Twitter has.
(Admins may need to share IP/instance blocks eventually? Automate this, think about who to trust to make block choices for your instance like that?)