I'm running a big system update on the queer.af server, everything may or may not blow up in a minute

Also, as a consequence of the upgrade we have the "non-advanced" web UI available now if you prefer it

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OK folks, we're back.

Sorry for the outage, SSL certificates failing at midnight is less than ideal. On the plus side, we're now on new (and maintainable!) hardware and an up-to-date install, so at least some good came out of the bad.

queer.af domain block, hate speech 

gasthe.lgbt has been blocked on queer.af, its explicit goal is to spread anti-LGBT nonsense

Since its perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of instance moderation, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss how we handle remote user and instance blocks queer at queer.af:

Firstly, we mostly act reactively. We aren't out trawling through the fediverse looking for the poop; we mostly rely on either seeing it in the federated timeline or reports from users.

Blocked newjack.city on queer.af, 100% of its population is follow-bots and they're annoying people

baraag.net has been silenced + media rejected on queer.af for hosting loli/shota material.

announcement: queer.af has 69 users now!

We also now federate with queer.af, a queer-ass safe space that uses a referral system (you need an invite from an existing member to join) to keep bad people out :janilight:โ€‹

go say awoo to them and their admin @embr!

Any queer.af users who were experiencing issues with push notifications, they should be fixed now!

Also, sorry to everyone who just got a push notification storm!

hello queer.af friends!
the past few days have been a little rocky, but we're working on a change review process, and in general working on our process and policies for running this instance and its infrastructure
we're encountering some growing pains, but we're fleshing these things out because we're intending to be here for the long run ^_^

Update: we're rolling it back for now. There will be a short bit of downtime.

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If you hate the glitch.social UI, like I do, you can turn it off: queer.af/settings/flavours/van

Coming soon to queer.af: more client themes!!
I'm going to be making themes based off of each of the major pride flags!
Make queer.af represent you!

This instance is now running gitch-soc, a less-stable but much cooler fork of Mastodon; if you reload, you should see some new functionality!


Database maintenance seems to have gone alright, and we're on a high-availability setup now, so this should become less of a thing in the future ^_^

We're scaling up our database server and adding proper failover, queer.af will go down shortly!

Sorry about the downtime, a health check suddenly went haywire, it should be fixed now

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queer.af, your cosy queer space queer.af is a mastodon instance for those who are queer or queer-adjacent who would like a more pleasant social media experience.