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Fediverse meta, blocklist, announcement, hatespeech 

Update: the original poster of that blocklist has since deleted the original thread, admitting they got some things wrong. I'm still concerned that our site is showing up on that other instance, but it looks like nothing is wrong on our end.

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Fediverse meta, blocklist, announcement, hatespeech 

This may possibly be a bug of some kind, so I'm investigating this. Thanks for your patience, and I'll have an update shortly once I know more about what's going on!

In the meantime, I hope you all are having a peaceful weekend! :D

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Fediverse meta, blocklist, announcement, hatespeech 

Hey all, it looks like we're appearing on a list of instances to defederate with because a user from here is showing up on the "followers" list of the freespeechextremist instance. I'd like to address this.

That instance was one of the first instances we defederated from after a user from there harassed one of our users here. To be clear, I don't want to associate with that instance of all. That instance very clearly goes against our rules.

Welcome to the fediverse, @dragoness! If you ever need any help with running things definitely let me know :D

Also, it has been a while since I went down to see you with Vang & Vulan! I remember your synth collection was pretty amazing, and seeing you talk with the other pilots at dinner that day was super cool :3

Merveilles meta 

@neauoire For a full list of all improvements, check out the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Highlights include: GIF/WebP support for emoji, properly adding a robots noarchive tag, and a bunch of fixes! :D

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Merveilles meta 

@neauoire Aaaaand we're back! Say hello to v2.9.3, everyone :3

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Merveilles meta 

Upgrading the instance, you might see a bit of downtime! Ran out of memory just now, gonna reboot the server to compile assets, be right back in a minute :3

cc @neauoire

Merveilles.town funding 

Wow!!!! I didn't realize this happened, but we are now fully funded :D

To the patrons, thank you so, so much!

Merveilles.town Financials, July 2019 

…On that topic, I also forgot to add another $85 that was donated to our instance in June, oh dear.

This puts our "money left over" at $213.67. Thanks for your patience, everyone! I should have one place to view our expense history.

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Merveilles.town Financials, July 2019 

UPDATED

Total Donations for Month
$58.45 via Patreon
$25.00 via Ko-Fi

Total: $83.45

Infrastructure Costs
Amazon S3: $21.93
DigitalOcean: $24.68

Total: $46.61

Donations to Date
$573.06

Infrastructure Costs to Date
$444.39

Money left over
$128.67

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Merveilles.town Financials, July 2019 

Oh, whoops, I forgot I also got 2 donations from Ko-Fi! I'll put the updated totals in a follow-up post.

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Merveilles.town Financials, July 2019 

Total Donations for Month
$58.45 via Patreon

Infrastructure Costs
Amazon S3: $21.93
DigitalOcean: $24.68

Total: $46.61

Donations to Date
$548.06

Infrastructure Costs to Date
$444.39

Money left over
$103.67

Hey everyone! It's been a little while, I need to give an update on how last month went for finances for Merveilles.

Before I make the official report, though, thanks so much to everyone who became a patron on Patreon! I saw a huge influx of users and we're getting really close to our goal :D

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Interesting talk on French fashion right after the revolution—which, interestingly, features two groups of masculine and feminine people who are respectively named the Incroyables and… the Merveilleuses!

youtube.com/watch?v=pwM3Q0m9uR

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I made an update to my sigil! This makes things look far more connected and put together.

Once I iterate on this enough, I might want to make a tattoo of this for myself. We'll see!

Merveilles Meta, a thank-you 

To everyone that just added themselves as patrons yesterday: thank you so much! This is going to help us keep the server running as things scale.

You're all wonderful and I really appreciate it. :3

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If you like our little instance, consider becoming a Patreon so we can keep it up and running :)

patreon.com/merveillestown

:tealheart:

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.