The server has recently been inundated by bot registrations. None of them have posted anything yet, but they appear to fit the profile of spambots, and they all use the same email host in Palau.

I've blocked their email host so they can't re-register, and I'll delete their accounts over the next few days (it doesn't seem to be possible to delete them all en masse).

Please let me know if you get pestered by any account with "Bot" in its profile.

The server move will be happening tonight (US pacific time). I don't know the exact time, but sometime after 5 PM, which is 90 minutes from now as I write this. It should be down for about an hour, maybe two.

I will try to provide as much notice as I can when I know the exact time of the move.

Hi all - the server this mastodon instance runs on is being moved to a new location soon, probably tomorrow. It'll be down for a few hours. Sorry for inconvenience.

Quick update regarding passwords:

"12345" is commonly considered unsafe since 2012.

According to experts "1234567" will still be safe until 2023, at which point you should probably change all your passwords to "12345678".

*heavy defeated sigh* I'm going to have to set up an SMTP server

I think I've fixed the date problem. Please let me know if you see it happening again.

hi folks - just to let you know, we're still tweaking the server, so it may be temporarily inaccessible for short periods while we shake stuff out.


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