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Hi, I'm Sky, a very long leggied maned wolf. I love getting pet and breaking servers.

Anyone got any recommendations for free/cheap alternatives to Cloudflare suitable for Mastodon? Y.L uses them for DNS and firewall against blocked instances at the moment. I don’t want to give them a dime or the time of day. Thanks!

resolved and closed out pending reports, blocked some nasty instances

If and when the mastodon surge happens, I think admins need to do more to set expectations on how blocking works. Reminding users that they can personally block instances and users. Help to ensure that user problems do not become β€œinstance vs instance”. Admins have a responsibility to their users and the wider community, and should try to avoid instance blocks for dispute resolution unless it involves Prohibited Content. Learn from failed instances.

Right now the majority of moderation issues we deal with are instance level blocks - every few weeks we have to purge some that host Prohibited Content. Great job everyone!

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All- Y.L public registration will remain closed as I am not looking to significantly increase overhead and moderation requirements. You may still generate your own invite codes for friends.

I do not mind if you invite friends, but I am not looking to grow Y.L - infinite growth comes with infinite problems and I think we’ve got it pretty cozy here. I would prefer to keep running it at its current maintenance level.

i think it sucks how difficult it is to customize mastodon's interface. from colors to changing UI images. half the reason it's such a pain in the ass to upgrade yiff.life is because of the customizations i want to maintain between releases*

*yes, it should be in github. someday.

I am reviewing the requirements for upgrading us to v3.5.1, looks hefty and may require some downtime.

Yiff.Life is now invite only. To reduce spam registrations and limit the growth of this instance, I am closing public registration. User invites are still open in case you want to add a friend, but the registration form on the main page is now closed.

Zoophile/MAP Instance - Block & Takedown/Technical Info 

zetamu.club is a zoophile & MAP instance that came online today. Strongly recommend defederation

Complaints can be sent to
Domain Registrar: twitter.com/getDotClub
Cloudflare: cloudflare.com/trust-hub/abuse
DigitalOcean: digitalocean.com/company/conta

Can be user agent blocked with the domain in NGINX or Cloudflare WAF

They appear to be self-hosting on a DigitalOcean droplet with no CDN, leaked IP: 159.223.170.235

Have fun!

Zoophile/MAP Instance - Block & Takedown/Technical Info 

zetamu.club is a zoophile & MAP instance that came online today. Strongly recommend defederation

Complaints can be sent to
Domain Registrar: twitter.com/getDotClub
Cloudflare: cloudflare.com/trust-hub/abuse
DigitalOcean: digitalocean.com/company/conta

Can be user agent blocked with the domain in NGINX or Cloudflare WAF

They appear to be self-hosting on a DigitalOcean droplet with no CDN, leaked IP: 159.223.170.235

Have fun!

The zoophile instance has been defederated and blocked at the firewall level.

Tagging & Searching is now fixed!

We had to update Elasticsearch to 6.8.20 for the new Masto version.

Please let us know if you have any further issues!

currently poking the instance with a stick... seeing about rebuilding elasticsearch

If you find me at you can probably get a limited edition Sky sticker!!!

I’m hearing reports that certain search functions are broken, it may be related to an elastic issue or something else. I’m actually stepping out of my house right now but if I get time later tonight I will try to take a look

ok so like i scrubbed through the masto updates to perform the update, but i dont actually know whats in the updates lol

i do think that the toot button should be 3 times bigger

i believe the latest version of our backup scripts are here github.com/YiffLife/backup-too

we use restic for nightly backups and database dumps

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i had to restore our theme from backup :skyweary:

i am very much thanking 2019 me for building such a robust Restic backup script... Yiff.Life has backups going back to 2019! and clearly they work!

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Yiff.Life - It's not what you think...

Yiff.Life is oriented towards those in the furry and LGBTQA+ communities.

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