I will be doing some required maintainance at layer8.space tonight (24.12.2020) at around 23.00 CET

Should not take too long

Sooo .... layer8.space ist zum größten Teil wieder online

Bis morgen früh wird es wahrscheinlich Probleme mit Bildern geben, diese sollten sich dann aber von selbst lösen (da ist noch 'n Job am laufen)


So .. layer8.space is mostly online again.

Until tomorrow morning there problably will be some problems with random media objects because there's still a fixing job running (which takes forever)

Heute ab ca 22.00 (UTC+1) wird layer8.space auf einen neuen Host umgezogen. Hierbei wird es die Nacht über zu Störungen kommen.


Today at ~22.00 (UTC+1) layer8.space will be moved to a new host. This will bring some interruptions which will hopefully be resolved in the following hours


In den letzten Tagen haben die Regeln dieser Instanz leicht geändert. Daher eine bitte an alle: Die Regeln erneut überfliegen.

Die einzige wirkliche Änderung ist die Bitte RTs von Twitter ab jetzt "unlisted" zu posten um auf der lokalen Timeline wieder mehr "echte" Posts zu sehen.

Crossposten von eigenen Posts ist natürlich weiterhin kein Problem.

euer Instanz Admin

💥💥 NOTICE 💥💥

In the last couple of days the rules of this instance have slightly changed, please revisit them.

The most specific change is the policy for crossposting:

Please post content that's not yours (for example retweets) as unlisted. This should clear up the local timeline a bit for "real" content and conversation beween you (the users).

The general use of crossposters (set to public) for your own messages is absolutely no problem.

your instance admin

I have to do some maintenance in the coming hours (probably from ~01:15 UTC+1)

It shouldn't be too long this time around ... (maybe ~1hour)

Updates: @Sammy8806 on birdsite

Do you like the new version/update?

Just upgraded to 2.7.0rc1 :makibomb:
(Don't expect major changes, we were already on the master)

Some stats:
Written Statuses: 13.934
Registered Users: 837
Logged in Users last Week: 127

Just deployed the last master and introduced the exploration portal :makibomb:

You can look at it at layer8.space/explore

You can enable it on your profile to appear (condition: > 10 followers)

Just tell me your opinion on it :blobupsidedown:

Just created a "new" theme to fill the whole width of you screen with the columns :makibomb:


Ihr habt jetzt ein "neues" Design zur Auswahl, dass alle Spalten auf volle Bildschirmbreite zieht :makibomb:

🎉 🎉 🎉

For anyone who wants to help me keeping this instance up:

I just created a patreon account @ patreon.com/sammy8806

If you wish to support me with a one-time donation, there's also a PayPal Link on the layer8.space/about/more page

🎉 🎉 🎉

Für alle die mir helfen wollen diese Instanz zu betreiben:

Ich habe jetzt einen Patreon-Account patreon.com/sammy8806

Falls ihr mir nur einmalig unter die Arme greifen wollt, gibt es unter layer8.space/about/more einen PayPal Link

🎉 🎉 🎉

🎉 Welcome to 2.6.0 🎉

Most interesting new features:

- Link ownership verification
- Redesigned forms
- Revamped DMs column
- In-stream link previews

Full changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Here are some new stats:
Users (registered): 605
Users (last 24h): 14
Users (last 7d): 32
Users (last 30d): 81

Toots: 12.568
Connections: 2.400

Go and make some more noise :makibomb:

We're now at 2.6.0rc2 and your old "Direct messages" are now in the spot where they belong again

The upgrades mostly done now and the instance is usable again.

I am deeply sorry for a downtime this long but this had to be done.


Around 23.00 CEST tonight there will be some downtime to layer8.space due to some major os upgrades


And we are bleeding-edge again :makibomb:

Now everybody can highlight other accounts (that they follow) on their own profile pages 🎉

We're now running the new user profiles on layer8.space 😇

(Please look at your Profile, your header-image can now be bigger)

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