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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

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Helped build a raised garden bed in my backyard this weekend! Got some herbs and other veggies, and they're set up with an auto-watering system too. Excited to see how these babies grow :D

Not entirely sure what happened here, but I ran some updates via apt update (which included updating the version of Yarn) and that seemed to fix things!

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Update: we are now officially on Hometown!!

Enjoy y'all, and see some of the new features available here:

Cheers, and enjoy! 🖤 :merveilles:

Gonna pause on the update for now, ran into an issue compiling assets.

Getting this error: ActionView::Template::Error: Webpacker can't find default.css in /home/mastodon/live/public/packs/manifest.json.

Looks like webpacker isn't compiling the default styles properly, might any Mastodon or Hometown-savvy folks know what's going on here?

Hrm, running into issues compiling assets. Getting the message:

ActionView::Template::Error: Webpacker can't find default.css in /home/mastodon/live/public/packs/manifest.json.

Has anyone on Hometown seen this error before? I am using a different theme than Mastodon's default for this instance. Looks like Webpacker can't find the right file to compile CSS.

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About to do the Hometown update!! See you folks on the new version soon :3

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Hey there Merveilles folks! Looks like updating to Hometown was a super smooth process, just needed to merge in the changes from Hometown to here. Now that the changes have been merged in, looks like I can just update that whenever, just like with the other Mastodon upgrades!

I'm planning to update the instance to Hometown this Sunday, April 3, 2022. There should be no downtime. Y'all ready to get the new features? :D

What a bug!

My personal websites were breaking because an optional Perl extension in nginx was breaking every time certbot went to renew my SSL cert.

It's bugs like this that make me want to run screaming into the ocean, lord.

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Buddhist monks are in fact allowed to use email

As long as there are no attachments

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Merveilles folks: Updating to Mastodon 3.4.6 momentarily, in preparation for the Hometown migration. You may see a few seconds of downtime. See you in the new version!

Update from this weekend: I got most everything installed on the staging server but I'm having some difficulty actually seeing the page, since the default Mastodon setup relies heavily on having an SSH cert. But since Hometown had a security update recently, this means there should be 0 compatibility issues for us.

Short-term, I'll update us to Mastodon v3.4.6 (most likely tomorrow evening) and then work on forking Hometown to get our changes included—then proceed from there!

We have FreeBSD installed on a compact little server that can install as many VMs as we like, and the VM I have on it mimicks our DigitalOcean install pretty closely—though not exact, it should be a pretty good tell for how the upgrade will impact us.

Next step is to get Hometown installed on the staging server (it's been a while since I've done a fresh Masto install 👀 that'll take a bit) and then drop in a copy of our database!

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I spun up a VM on my home server with the help of one of my partners to make a staging server for Merveilles town! This way, I should be able to verify that Hometown will work properly with our instance database.

I'll keep you lovely folks updated on how that goes, I'll be starting on that this weekend!

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the first version of the merveilles forum will come online tomorrow evening

get yr thread engines started 🧵

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Hi Merveilles folks: if you've received an email claiming that someone on our instance is a registered sex offender, please disregard this email. The mods and I have looked into it and can definitively confirm the Merveilles member is not the sex offender mentioned in the email.

If any issues do come up or if you have any concerns, please either email us at or use Mastodon's report feature and the mods will take a look. Thank you.

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