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ᴡɪᴛᴄʜʏ🥀ʟɪᴢᴀʀᴅᴘᴀɴᴛs @egypturnash@mastodon.social

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 you stylish dragons. We're going down for a bit so I can push some style tweaks I made.

As always, watch @egypturnash for further news if we're not back in aa few.

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

I need to get around to figuring out how to move my follow list from here to @anthracite so I don’t have two timelines to lose track of.

@electricplatypus @CeruleanK @green Yep. Not gonna tell you what name to go digging through the Wayback Machine looking for, I’ve changed a lot since those days too.

It just always makes me snicker.

Dragon Style update: custom CSS, longer toots. Show more

*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 it’s also probably worth seeing how Fidonet/WWIVnet/other BBS networks handled the problems of funding and banning bad actors, there’s probably *something* to learn from their successes and failures before the Internet ate their lunch.



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?)

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@Latkes so far mostly it’s Patreon. There’s one for the main open source project that's supporting Gargron continuing to work(and him paying the odd freelancer), a lot of instances also have Patreons to cover their hosting costs.

@Ulfra_Wolfe Yeah that's gonna happen for a while after what you just dealt with...

@hellojed I had no problem getting someone to work from a design I provided. Admittedly I was also proposing a big long project that would be a good chunk of $ so maybe that influenced Alexis' decision, I dunno.

It's really gonna depend on the tattooist, I suspect.