@pixelpaperyarn @selfcare ok cool. I don't think anything noteworthy has happened on the server other than mastodon upgrades

@design_RG @khird @dragfyre @freemo @bahai it's definitely a bit of a head-scratcher. qoto isn't blocked, and I can see valid requests from the server in botsin.space's server logs. so everything seems fine? it's weird

Hey, if you signed up for an account here and it was rejected, it might've been on a day like this, and I may have done it by mistake! Please feel free to reapply and please do fill in the reason for the account when you sign up

white supremacy PSA 

hi bot friends, i just disabled an account posting messages supportive of white supremacy. that sort of messaging is absolutely unacceptable on this instance and will get you banned immediately without warning. if you see it, please notify me via DM or file a report

@jeroen can you give me the handle of that bot? i'll take care of it. thanks!

@wuerzbot hey, sorry but i have no idea, i've never done what you are trying to do. it certainly seems like it might work, but /api/ probably needs to be lowercase, and also the article you're referring to is a couple years old, so it's possible something has changed to prevent it from working.

botsin.space admin PSA 

hey folks, FYI that i'm going to take the server down for a couple of hours sometime tomorrow for some server maintenance

@mihamarkic you do need an email address for each account. the classic trick if your email provider allows it is to do email+botname@gmail dot com

botsin.space server PSA 

hi friends! there's been a lot of load on botsin.space for the last few days, and there's been some downtime as a result. i'm working on the problem now. thanks!

@pony yeah sorry about that, the server has been running behind all day, i'm working on taking carte of that

OK, now I think we're really back. Not my finest hour, sorry for the downtime!

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Hi friends! Well, this upgrade went..... poorly. I think botsin.space is back now, but I might need to hack at a few things before I'm done.

PSA: Planning on running server upgrades this coming Wednesday!

Hey bot friends, just wanted to give a heads up that I am travelling for the next few days, so there might be some delays in any moderation/signup requests.

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