Important notice for all :mastoart:•ART users:

I have spent the last couple of days doing a hard editing pass on our Code of Conduct. I felt like parts of it needed clarification, so hopefully it's a lot easier to understand now!

Please take some time to read it thoroughly: mastodon.art/about/more

Every user of •ART is required to read and follow our CoC/ToS. I've also updated our terms page with a generic Privacy Policy: mastodon.art/terms

Keep being awesome! :bob_ross:

One little note, folks:

One of our mods, @ChrisTalleras, is stepping down from his mod duties to focus on other things.

He's been an unflinching supporter of Mastodon and :mastoart:•ART in general, and has worked very hard to help us create and grow this community.

Let's give him lots of thanks for his hard work, and cheer him on in his future endeavours!

Keep being awesome, Chris! :bowie_stardust:

Mastodon•ART will always be free, and open, and will never profit from your information, serve you ads, or mess with your experience. We care about privacy and empowering your ability to own your data and take control of your online lives.

Not only that, we also love facilitating this wonderful community for you all. :mona_kiss:

All right, that's enough of that! Back to the art! :louis_toots_too:

Specifically, in our rules we define flooding as posting more than three times in quick succession within the space of 5 minutes.

Obviously small infractions are fine with short, conversational toots, but do try to space yourself out if you can, especially with media toots! We'll warn and then temporarily suspend users who flood the timeline.

Don't forget, you can post up to four images per toot! :mastohi:

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

This is a friendly reminder that we do have rules against flooding on the local/public timelines. Please try to space your toots out so you don't drown out everyone else around you.

I know everyone's impatient to share all their amazing art, but take your time! We're not going anywhere, and we'll be just as happy to see your art later today or in a day or two. :bob_ross:

Hello folks!

For fun I added a few new custom emojis from around the :fediverse: Fediverse:

:100_gay: :100awoo: :mood: :oof: :praxis_100: :valid: :birdsite:

Take care! :bowie_stardust:

I want to apologise if things are slow– it might take a while to see avatar changes, get notifications of replies/boosts, etc.

This fantastic influx of new users has put a bit of a strain on our server. Hopefully it'll calm down in the next few days and things will get back to normal!

Until that time, please forgive any hiccoughs; our server has rarely had to work this hard! :make_like_edmonia:

Hey my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I'm going to take a little break, so there may be a bit of a delay in approving new accounts and boosting new artists… I'd love to keep going but I've been at it for hours now and I need some time to rest! XD

I'm so glad you all are here! And our mods are always here to help: @EmergencyBattle @ScribbleAddict @ChrisTalleras @adamk678

I'll be back soon! 😴

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Just a heads up to let you know that your admin (@Curator) and one of your mods (@EmergencyBattle) will be away from their computers or intermittently available during the next week and a half.

This shouldn't impact any day-to-day operations, but we may be slower to answer questions, deal with reports, or approve new account registrations. That being said, we'll still do our best to minimize any disruptions.

Take care! :bob_ross:

A heads up:

There have been reports of phishing attempts made by scammers who copy the profiles of admins of different instances. (Sources: pipou.academy/@darckcrystale/1, artalley.porn/@curator/1024360 Possibly NSFW links)

Please be mindful, and don't be afraid to report someone if you suspect a phishing attempt so your mods can deal with them.

We will never ask for sensitive information regarding your account (ie. passwords) over DM.

In the end, the decisions to defederate come down to our mod team. If you dislike our moderation methods, there are many other fantastic instances you can join! Again, the beauty of the :fediverse: is that you can join other instances with moderation policies more closely matching your own and still be able to follow users from other instances.

It's a big :fediverse: out there, and there are many places you can call home if •ART isn't it.

Take care! :bob_ross:

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Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Today I preemptively blocked the two Gab domains I know about (.com and .ai) ahead of their plans to switch over to Mastodon at the beginning of July.

Hopefully this will mean we won't see even a speck of them when they join the :fediverse: Fediverse. :bowie_stardust: I'll continue to block future Gab domains as I become aware of them.

Keep being awesome, all! :make_like_edmonia:

Happy Friday my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Our instance had recently been updated to version 2.9, which gives you the option of using a new single-column interface. This new interface will be default for new users, but you can decide which version you want to use in your settings page.

More info on the update here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

Keep being awesome! :louis_toots_too:

Just a quick and friendly reminder to all our excellent :mastoart:•ARTists:

Any NSFW posts containing nudity must be marked sensitive or hidden under a descriptive CW. This includes figure studies.

Any sexually explicit posts containing pornographic imagery must be Marked Sensitive/CWed, and set to "Followers Only".

This allows folks to opt-in to potentially NSFW and explicit content, keeping •ART and the :fediverse: as comfortable and safe for everyone as possible. :bear_hugs:

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I will be on vacation for a week or so starting tomorrow. I know you'll all take care of each other while I'm away, but just in case, we have our terrific mods to look after you:

@ChrisTalleras
@EmergencyBattle
@ScribbleAddict
@adamk678

They'll be here to answer questions and help you out with anything you need. :make_like_edmonia:

I'll see you next week! Until then, keep being awesome! :mona_kiss:

Happy Friday my lovely :mastoart:•ists!

You may have noticed some changes lately… that's because yesterday @mastohost updated our instance to v2.8.0! :louis_toots_too:

There are some exciting changes in this version including:
— Polls
— Featured hashtags on your profile
— A new landing page for our instance
— New options for managing followers
— And more!

More on the changes here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/

Take care! :mona_kiss:

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I finally solved the Mystery of the Vanishing @Curator Toots! :dali_persistance:

I thought I'd give you a heads up that I'll probably be making a few posts to pin to my profile and talk about Patreon and such to replace the ones that got deleted, so keep an eye out for those. :frida_y_animalitos:

As always, keep being awesome! Lots of love! :bear_hugs:

Mastodon.ART

Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Admin: @Curator. Moderators: @EmergencyBattle, @ScribbleAddict, @Adamk678, @Otherbuttons