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I have made some changes to the Privacy Policy. You can read about the changes here: and the full Privacy Policy here:

Any questions or issues please let me know. Thanks.

BTW: the missing YouTube video preview cards that are older than 15 days will automatically be fetched. So, if you have posts with missing preview cards from YouTube videos just wait some days and they will start to show up.

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OK, patch is installed and YouTube video preview cards should be working :)

Any issues please let me know. Thanks 🐘

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Youtube is not playing nice with oEmbed discovery and is captcha/blocking some of my servers from getting oEmbed links. So, some instances were not presenting the video preview card for YouTube.

As a temporary solution I will be applying this fix

A restart of the services is required and a ~10 second downtime is to be expected in the next hour.

I will be starting a test run of a paid add-on for Mastodon "Full-text search" on the servers I host.

You can read about it here:

Any questions, please let me know.

The patch is installed for every instance hosted by

Any issues or questions, please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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I got reports that a couple of instances where their federation stopped working. I suspect others also might have a slower federation because of jobs stuck in their Sidekiq queue.

I have done some debugging and came up with a patch that I will start installing in a minute.

You should expect around a 15 second downtime during the patch installation.

This patch will strip metadata from audio files. This was the only way I found to solve this issue until a fix is issued. boosted

The update is finished! Every Mastodon server hosted on is now running v3.0.1

Any issues please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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I will be starting the update of Mastodon servers hosted in to v3.0.1

This will cause a ~15 second downtime.

This new version brings some fixes and adds the ability to auto-approve trending hashtags.

You can read the release notes here:

OK, the fix was applied. All is back to normal.

Any issues, please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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There is an issue that is causing some instances to randomly get stuck while transcoding audio.

I am going to install a fix on all hosted instances so this doesn't happen.

Sometime in the next hour, there will be a 15 second downtime so I can apply this fix.

OK, problem solved. The audio player waveform should be working for everyone.

Please let me know if you run into any issues.

Thanks 🐘

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I will be performing a reload that will cause a ~15 second downtime to fix the audio player waveform issue. Sorry about that.

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And it's finished!

Everyone hosted on is now running v3.0.0 😅

There is still an issue that is breaking the new audio player waveform but I will be working on fixing that tomorrow. The audio player works but it just doesn't display the new pretty audio wave.

Any other issues, please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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Mastodon v3.0.0 is out 🎉

There are a lot of new features, changes and fixes. You can read it all here:

I will be starting the upgrade for every instance on and expect that during the upgrade there will be around a minute of downtime.

I have made some changes to the terms of service.

You can read about what changed here:

You can read the full terms of service here:

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

There was a downtime on the service due to my hosting provider (OVH) doing maintenance on the vRack.

All services should be back to normal now.

Sorry about the trouble and please let me know if you are still experiencing any issues.

Update finished.

Everyone hosted by is now running v2.9.3

Any issues please let me know.

Thanks! 🐘

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I will be starting the update to Mastodon v2.9.3 for all instances hosted by

There should be less than 30 seconds of downtime during the update.

You can read more about this release here:

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