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Notice of Intent to Retire Ecosystem

Please note that on or before July 1, 2024, the ecosystem will no longer be available on the fediverse. This includes:

6. multi-domain support

This does NOT impact other fediverse related services that The Doodle Project operates including the activitypub relay mastodon-relay.thedoodleprojec) or

All users are advised to migrate their content as soon as possible to avoid disruption.

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Apple’s biggest open source projects, Swift and WebKit, continue to regularly post on Twitter, and have no active presence on Mastodon.

Good afternoon ! Doing some maintenance on Outage expected for ~30 minutes!

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Delighted to announce that inbound migrations are now supported for custom domains AND the community. Come, be yourself at, and bring your own domain if you like. for more!

Attention types! and all related internal services will be going offline for a few minutes for an upgrade! compat services impacted. services unaffected.

Today, for the first time in several months, we had to upgrade the infrastructure at! (that's a good thing!) We're continuing to see small but steady growth across all of the platform ecosystems. Our endpoints include , , (compatible), , and . We're small, moderated, and you can bring your own domain (to the mastodon endpoint) for a small monthly fee. Check us out at for more!

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Been hearing whispers all weekend, some from people who I'd *definitely* listen to, of a remote execution 0day in the Signal desktop and possibly also mobile app. Mitigation is supposedly to disable link previews (under settings->chats).

I have no more details. What I've heard doesn't completely make sense, but disabling link previews should be at worst harmless and seems prudent until this is clarified.

Whoopsie! is having a moment. Please stand by.

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Today is a GREAT day to not have to run your own server. You can bring your own domain to our multi-domain supported ecosystem. Come, be yourself at! Powered by The Doodle Project and the outstanding OSS

Earlier today, our registrar had a bit of an issue (still trying to figure out what). That took down the entire ecosystem. We’re working on increasing redundancy where we can. This happened at the registrar level, so, improvement here may take a bit.

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If you are a Chrome user, you've probably been been opted-in to Google's enhanced tracking system without any warning.

Chrome's newest update pretends to provide users "Enhanced ad privacy", but actually enrolls Chrome users into a new trackings system.

To disable Google's "advanced" ad tracking, go to Settings>Privacy and Security>Ad Privacy and disable all three options there (Ad Topics, Site-suggested Ads, and Ad Measurement).

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Network alert - services getting a teeny patch right now. You may see a hiccup!

A bit strange - we just had an outage on our main proxy server. Back up, but unacceptable. Going to do some research to see what was cooking. Apologies for the inconvenience. Total outage was ~11 minutes.

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update: We've been whitelisted on thedoodleproject relay and joining 400+ other instances in federation.


Tooting along in the is just so much better than the other place. My mental health has been materially better since I disconnected from that place in November. If you're still on the fence, join us over here on, it's a great place to be!

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i knew it wasn't a good idea...

I'll take "this is why we don't allow our kids to have phones in their rooms" for $100 Alex.

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If you want your local media outlets to open fedi accounts, maybe post links to their stories, so the people monitoring site stats see incoming traffic from here.

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me too buddy

Hi - anyone willing to work with our company on proposing a PR to to add scanning feature for inbound messages to help prevent the scourge of ? We're not developers, but might be able to help fund/promote a type of hook/API call or maybe even a PhotoDNA account for smaller instances to use that helps auto report to ... reach out if interested.
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