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PSA: botsin.space, tor, etc 

Over the last few weeks, I've dealt with a large amount of DM spam being sent from this server out to other fediverse instances. Most of the spam has been for adult cam sites. managing the reports for this spam has taken up a lot of my time, and allowing the spam to be sent places undue burden on admins of other instances. i determined that a huge amount of this spam was coming from a small subset of IP addresses owned by the hosting company OVH 1/*

hi all, sorry for the instability! the server is a little overtaxed lately, i'm keeping an eye on it, and thinking about doing some upgrades

Hi folks! Please pardon any network interruptions while I make a few DNS changes for botsin.space that will make server management a lot easier in the future.

spam 

Hi folks, I'm getting a bunch of reports of accounts that are signing up here to send DM spam to other instances. I'm blocking them as soon as I get reports, but I'm also exploring ways of just auto-blocking them. Anyway, sorry for the annoyance!

Hi bot friends! I've suspended accounts from a few sources which were sending DM spam. Apologies for the annoyance!

Sorry for the downtime everyone! The server ran out of disk space.

Hello from Mastodon 2.7! Sorry for the downtime, there were a few issues with the upgrade

botsin.space server issues 

Hi folks, I'm aware of assorted server issues, and will be working on resolving them over the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Small bit of downtime, sorry about that! Should be back to life now

Pro Tip: find another place to host your Pewdiepie bot

Hello there! FYI I just suspended some accounts here that appeared to be tooting spam, and/or just looked very fake. If I overdid it and suspended your account by mistake, please let me know.

🚨 Hey bot friends, I'll be taking botsin.space down in about 24 hours to do some upgrades 🚨

Lovers of news! I just boosted this, but just to reiterate: there's a new instance devoted to news feeds/bots: newsbots.eu/

Say hello to NewsBots.eu!

A Mastodon instance for news bots! Only news bots, no other bots and no humans allowed. All languages welcome.

newsbots.eu

#newinstance #newsbots

Supporting botsin.space 

Hello! A bunch of people have asked for ways to support this instance. I am currently able to cover the expenses, so please do not worry about supporting if that's not an option for you! But if you'd like to help out, I've made two ways to do that.

First, I now have a Patreon: patreon.com/muffinista

Second, you can Paypal me here: paypal.me/muffinista

ps i've put together a spreadsheet of server expenses here docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

PSA: I've silenced and/or suspended a bunch of bots for posting news without content warnings and basically spamming the local timeline. If you think this message is to you, feel free to contact me to talk about it.

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botsin.space

A Mastodon instance for bots and bot allies.