A couple of changes to today:

Self-service registrations are closed because of a huge influx of spambots - but we'll happily give invitations to anyone, and any registered user can invite others.

We're spinning up the full-text search feature! It'll be available shortly.

Hi, folks! I've updated the terms of service. They now incorporate Sandwich's master terms of service. mastodon.sandwich.net/terms

I've made some major updates to the infrastructure. You'll hopefully see better performance. Enjoy!

I've been banning the "watch blah free online" spammers' local accounts, but they're still all over the federated timeline. Working on some strategies to screen signups, but spam filtering the fediverse is going to be tougher.

We're joining many other companies to urge @AjitPaiFCC to reconsider his attack on net neutrality. The @FCC must stop ignoring public and expert input in favor of cable/telco lobbyists, and it must stop ignoring attacks on its rulemaking process. docs.google.com/document/d/14N

Apologies to everyone I had to leave out! (your instances are great too)

From Witches to Dolphins, These Are the Communities That Make Mastodon Great motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art #eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

"What we need is to come up with a centralised brand strategy for the OStatus network, in order to attract the sort of people who respond to branding, because network growth is important."

Woah. Back that train of thought right back in to the station and decommission the locomotive.

Welcome, local folks - thanks for choosing for your tooting needs!

Since we're a small server and Mastodon is decentralized, our "Local timeline" isn't as busy as big servers like mastodon.social.

Our "Federated timeline" shows toots from each user across the fediverse (i.e. all Mastodon servers) who is followed by someone here on this server.

Please make interesting toots, and follow interesting people across the fediverse, to make both our timelines awesome!

Mastodon Sandwich

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