Hello everyone! It's the 1st of June and time to do something we haven't done in a while...

This instance has always been and always will be free to use. It's run by a private individual and paid for out of their own pocket.

mastodon.scot currently costs around GBP20/month to run.

If you'd like to donate (and please, only donate if you want to and can afford it), details are here:
mastodon.scot/about/more#Donat

Thank you! 🙂

Hello! It's Monday, it's 10:53am UK time, and we've just upgraded to Mastodon v3.4.0. More info here:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

What a great start to the week! 🙂

@gunchleoc @athairbirb Oh my! I'm keen to start learning on Duolingo, better late than never!

Hi everyone! We've upgraded to Mastodon v3.4.0rc2. More information here:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

I love the smell of upgrades in the morning...

@FediFollows @trumpet@mas.to So in theory mastodon.scot, which is on the same subnet, should also have the same issue.

@privacyint@media.privacyinternational.org

@freemo @Demosthenes To be fair I’m probably slight more prickly than usual given the challenges of running an instance in a post-Trump cancellation world, in full lockdown (again) in Scotland with a four year old and wife who broke her (dominant hand) wrist yesterday! Everything is a challenge!

@freemo @Demosthenes No hostility here, but @freemo I think in total we oversee the same amount of users overall and really the last thing any of us need is aggro 😜

@freemo @Demosthenes I’ve slightly edited my post which will hopefully please the lawyers out there.

@freemo @Demosthenes And honestly it’s a real kick in the butt when people try to tell you how to run an instance that you pay for and put your time into and ultimately have the final say on, which I’m sure is something you @freemo are very familiar with 😜

@freemo @Demosthenes I’ve issued a statement to my instance stating that free speech is the right to express yourself freely (safe from impediment by your government or other influences) but that if that expression is in breach of our rules then it would be moderated, As you say, it does not give you the freedom to say anything you like (and, as I said, without consequence). I’m hopeful that is in line with qoto.org’s policy.

@Demosthenes @mindslaver Thank you for your input on how I decide to moderate my instance. Objectively free speech is the right to express yourself free of impediment from government or other influences. But if your expression of free speech then breaks our instance rules you will be moderated.

@Demosthenes Did you just say that out loud? I feel qoto.org might be about to drop off our relay...

Hi everyone, the issues with our object storage provider appear to be resolved and everything is back to normal (although the fix we implemented earlier seemed to work anyway).

Hello everyone! We have good news and bad news...

GOOD NEWS:

We've upgraded to Mastodon v3.3.0. More details here:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

BAD NEWS:

Our object storage provider is having issues today which has broken media on this instance. Hopefully normal service will resume shortly.

status.wasabi.com

HELLO EVERYONE! It's the 1st of December and to celebrate we've upgraded to Mastodon v3.3.0rc1 🙂

More details here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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mastodon.scot

This is a Mastodon instance primarily intended for (but not limited to) users in Scotland or who identify as Scottish.