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, @Adamk678, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder