Thank you so much for your feedback, everyone! ☺️

I've decided not to go with the proposed changes to the Notifications CSS; I would have wanted an overwhelming "yes" in order to implement them, so I'll just shelve the idea for now. We might revisit it later. :)

Again, thank you so much everyone for voting and expressing your concerns! You're all the best. :mona_kiss:

Happy creating! :make_like_edmonia:

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A quick question for all you wonderful :mastoart:•ARTists:

Should we implement the "Condense Notifications" custom CSS for all users on Mastodon•ART?

See here for more info and examples: github.com/psydwannabe/mastodo

We've had it implemented on ComicsCamp.Club for a few months now and it works wonderfully. It really simplifies the Notifications feed and makes the important information, like mentions/new follows/etc. pop.

I'm open to feedback and concerns! :bowie_stardust:

New Instance Blocks 

There's been a surge of new users today, many of them Portuguese speakers. Bem-vindo a todos! We're so happy you're here. :bob_ross:

New users, make sure you've read and agree to our CoC/ToS! Then make an post with some info about yourself so we can get to know you better!

Consider adding yourself to our Directory: mastodon.art/explore

And don't hesitate to ask questions if you're unsure about something! We're here to help. :make_like_edmonia:

Hello folks, we're open for Approval-Based Registrations again. :louis_toots_too:

Tell all your friends, we'd love to have them join us, or any of the other amazing creative instances on the :fediverse:! :da_cuddle: Just make sure they read our CoC/ToS first. :bob_ross:

Keep being awesome, MastoFam! :mona_kiss:

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Your mod/admin team have some potential changes we'd like your input on:

1) Reopening approval-based registrations for a limited time in the near future

2) Changing our CoC to recommend that political posts be CWed, but not required

3) Changing our CoC to require sexual/erotic art to be posted as *Unlisted* or Followers Only instead of just Followers Only

Any feedback, ideas, or concerns would be greatly appreciated!

New instance blocks 

New instance suspensions 

Many of our users come from marginalized communities/identities, and their safety is our top priority. We make the decision not to federate with instances that allow racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, far-right, or other abusive ideologies on their instance, not because of "censorship", but because we believe in working hard to create a community that will be as safe as possible for our users.

Let me or your mod team know if you have any questions. <3

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Due to lots of questions recently, I'd like to clarify some of our philosophies regarding instance blocking:

In our CoC/ToS, we state that we may block instances that don't abide by a CoC/ToS similar to our own (and we have always been clear about what is acceptable behaviour for •ART).

This includes instances that don't moderate their users for harmful ideologies under the banner of "free speech".

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New Domain Suspensions 

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I have an exciting announcement today! We have a new moderator here on •ART. Everyone give a warm welcome to:

:louis_toots_too: @katwylder :louis_toots_too:

Kat has been an unflinching supporter of •ART for a very long time, and is such a wonderful member of our community. We're so excited to have her as part of our mod team! Don't hesitate to contact her if you need help with anything!

Take care, everyone! :mona_kiss:

If anyone else is interested in supporting us and helping us get to 100% funded, please take a look:

:patreon: patreon.com/MastoArt

:liberapay: liberapay.com/masto-art

If you don't have the means or inclination to provide monetary support, no worries! Just keep being your awesome selves, and keep commenting, supporting, and boosting the heck out of each other. That's how we make a fantastic community. :mona_kiss:

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I wanted to take a moment and send all my gratitude to our many patrons and supporters on :patreon: and :liberapay:!

This month we've raised enough to cover our hosting costs with @mastohost, which is fantastic! :louis_toots_too:

It's directly thanks to their support that we are able to run this amazing artistic community. :make_like_edmonia:

We just need to secure a *little* more to cover domains and some other operating costs. But we're already most of the way there! 🤩

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Overnight we were updated to Mastodon v.3.0! :mastohi:

There are lots of small quality-of-life changes in this update, as well as some fun ones! :louis_toots_too: You can see the full changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Many thanks to the team for working hard to make :mastodon: better and better! :bowie_stardust:

Hello, Folks: :mastoart: Mastodon.Art is now in Invite Only mode.

Invites can be generated by any •ART user in their preferences. Please don't be shy about inviting your friends! We'd love to have them. :dabart:

Invites are also available from @Curator. If you'd like one, please send me an email or DM with a bit about yourself and why you'd like to join.

Thank you for all your support! I'll let you know in the future when we plan on opening registrations again. :bob_ross:

Hello, my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

September 30th, 2019 will be the last day of approval-based registrations. We'll be going to Invite-Only on October 1st, 2019.

Invites will be available from @Curator and any •ART user: You can generate invites for friends in your Preferences page.

We'll stay in Invite Only mode at least until we secure enough funding to 100% cover our hosting/operating costs:

:patreon: patreon.com/MastoArt

Thank you for your understanding! :bob_ross:

Please take a moment to refresh yourself on our rules/CoC:

mastodon.art/about/more

Our rules were written in the spirit of keeping our community safe/supportive/fun for everyone, not just for our users but for the wider :fediverse: Fediverse as well.

Make sure you're well versed in them and understand/respect the spirit in which they were written! Repeated violations may result in your account being silenced or suspended.

Thank you, and take care! :bear_hugs:

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Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I'd like to take this time to remind everyone about our rules regarding NSFW content:

If you are posting artwork that needs to be hidden/CWed/Marked as Sensitive, you *must* describe what is below the cut/why it was hidden so people can make an informed decision to view it or not.

In the future we're going to start taking a harder line on this, as we've been a bit lax on enforcing it up until now.

If you need clarification, do ask! :bob_ross:

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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, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder