Actually, we've been learning the recent outages don't have anything to do with our hosting provider at all, and is actually a larger problem with Cloudflare leading to connectivity problems all over the internet.

We still apologize for any issues you may have accessing .ART! Let us or @mastohost know if it gets worse. :dali_persistance:

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Hello, my lovely Masto.ARTists!

We apologize for any intermittent downtime you might experience today. Our wonderful hosting provider, @mastohost, has been installing updates to make our experience smoother, which might come with brief service interruptions.

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns! Take care, all. :bear_hugs:

Invites are also still available from me! Send me a DM, or an email to curator at masto dot art to request one.

Be sure to include a little about yourself! Thank you. :bowie_stardust:

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Hello, my lovely •ARTists! :bob_ross:

A heads up that we'll be closing the account registration form temporarily starting very soon. We'll reopen it again in the near future.

Until then, you can generate as many invites as you want in your Preferences page. So please keep inviting friends!

Just be sure to practice good security with your invites; don't post unlimited ones publicly if you can help it. :da_cuddle:

Thank you for your understanding!

New Instance Blocks 

Hello folks, it's time to announce another round of instance blocks from the past few months.

Full reasoning behind the blocks can be seen here: mastodon.art/about/more#unavai

dickkickextremist.xyz
coom.club
gecekafasi.club
rawr-xd.club
archivefedifor.fun
definitely-not-archivefedifor.fun
raplst.town
pl.skyn3t.in
mstdn.foxfam.club

Lots of love! Take care, everyone. :bear_hugs:

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 

Hello folks, it's time for another round of instance blocks.

A large list this time. Full reasonings behind the blocks can be seen here: mastodon.art/about/more#unavai

micca.xyz
crypto-group-buy.com
search.fedi.app
fedi.app
qoto.org
pleroma.freespeech.host
freespeech.host
busshi.moe
pleroma.mouse.services
jaeger.website
social.nothingplanet.com
activism.openworlds.info
bikeshed.party
pleroma.com
rape.lol
cock.li
pleroma.soykaf.com

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 

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

I have a couple of instance blocks of which to inform you:

neenster.org - TERF instance
glindr.org - Transphobia
jpop.club - Trolling, abusive behaviour
the.hedgehoghunter.club - Trolling, abusive behaviour
juche.town - Harassment, Gab supporters
gleasonator.com - TERF instance
witches.live - Racism/harassment by the admin toward people on POC instances

See the full list here: mastodon.art/about/more#unavai

Take care!

New instance suspensions 

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ists!

Just posting to inform you of a few new domain/instance blocks I added today:

prout.social
hagra.net

These instances were created by people with racist, homophobic, antisemitic, and far-right ideologies.

These instances will no longer be federating with us.

Our full list of instance blocks can be found here: mastodon.art/about/more#unavai

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:•ists!

Just posting to inform you of a few new domain/instance blocks I added today:

lets.bemoe.online
fedi.absturztau.be
ihatebeinga.live
blob.cat
cliterati.club

Reasons vary between free speech extremism, TERF views, Kiwifarms association, and more.

These instances will no longer be federating with us.

Full reasons can be found here: mastodon.art/about/more#unavai

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! 🤩

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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