Hey :fediverse: Fediverse: Is there a good hashtag out there for COVID-19 resources?

Things like links to free shows, content, learning resources, activities to pass the time, etc.?

(If not, should we make one? 🤔)

New Instance Blocks 

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!

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 

For those who are curious, here's what our user growth numbers have been for the past year.

That spike at the end? All from the last two days. :da_faint:

(Info from the-federation.info/node/masto)

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:

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:

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, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder