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We are hoping the testing on will go well today and the new hometown will be released tomorrow.

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No release today, but we are hopeful it will happen tomorrow.
Stay tuned

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We gonna update the instance to Hometown v1.0.5+3.20 this evening around 20:00 CEST.

We dont expext much downtime, but it could be up to 30 minutes.

It's finally done!

We had some issues with the custom them not being recognised anymore and the poor Mastodon documentation where some precious infos disappeared (we had to search to find something useful:

Anyway, we are now running Hometown v1.0.4+3.1.5, enjoy!

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We gonna update the instance to Hometown v1.0.4+3.1.5 ( this evening around 20:00 CEST, it should go smooth without noticeable downtime.

This update follow the release of Mastodon v3.1.5 with some security fixes and a small Hometown cosmetic fix.


Here is a short post to summarise how this instance work.

First, we are running the ( Mastodon fork, it enable some nice privacy features like local only posting (without federation).

Registrations are open but they need admins approval before you can login for the first time.

Please read carefully our presentation and rules, you'll need to accept them if you register:

Instance's owner is @kyzh (who is an admin), @mthld is doing moderation and technical stuff (through a cooperative named Clic2000).

You are welcome here, don't hesitate to join us!


Poll time isn't done yet but as we have answers we gonna do the in one hour (like in 1st choice).

We'll update this thread when the work is done. See you soon!

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Hello there!

We are going to migrate the instance from mainline to the fork.

The instance's gonna be offline from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

What time of the day (CEST) do you prefer? It'll be done in the following days.


We just upgraded the instance to Mastodon v3.1.4, here is the list of changes since the previous version:

Good day!

Here we are, everything looks good so far. Give the instance some time to catch up all the missed toots!


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We are going down now, see you on the other side!

Like in an hour. :)

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We are going to migrate the instance away from today, we're expecting some downtime.

No more than an hour if everything goes as planned. We'll inform you as soon as we know when we'll need to shutdown the instance.

Stay tuned!

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We are AGAIN experiencing issues with our storage system. We reached out to the provider and are waiting for them to resolve this.

In the meantime we are discussing migration plans with @kyzh to ensure better availability.

We'll keep you updated!

Sorry again for the huge delay for fixing this problem. Everything is running smooth now.

If you encounter some strange stuff don't hesitate to reach us directly!

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It looks like the storage issue has finally been fixed!

Please bear with us, performances will be a little bit degraded next hours for the instance to catch up old medias.

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As of today the issue isn't resolved, we finally had confirmation that's related to the following issue:

We are sorry for the annoyance and will keep you informed.

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Our object storage system, used to serve assets uploaded by our users is down. We have reached out to our provider and are now waiting for the service to be restored.

In the meantime it's not possible to upload media (add images, videos or songs to your posts), we are sorry for that and will keep you updated.


This evening, 20:00 CEST (UTC/GMT +02:00), we'll be upgrading the server to the last Mastodon version published yesterday: v3.1.3

We also gonna reboot the server, for a bit of system maintenance.

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Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.