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local-only posting on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom supports local-only posts. These posts are great for content you think only moms should see.

A post marked as local-only will appear only to cooler.mom users.

A followers-only post marked as local-only will appear only to cooler.mom users who follow you.

If you uncheck "Allow my posts to reach other instances by default" in Preferences - Other, your posts from any source—including apps—will be local by default.

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exclusive lists on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom now supports exclusive lists. If you set a list you’ve made to “exclusive,” posts from members of that list will appear only in that list’s timeline and not in your home feed.

This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.

Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.

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Code Of Conduct Updates 

📣 v1 of cooler.mom's Code Of Conduct is live at cooler.mom/about/more; please review it!

Any changes to the COC will be posted in this thread. ⬇️

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New Emoji and Requests 

📲 Please reply to this account to request new emoji.

Newly-added emoji and their shortcodes will be posted in this thread. ⬇️

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Instance Domain Blocks 

🚨 🚫 As mentioned in cooler.mom/about/more, we block all instances listed in github.com/dzuk-mutant/blockch, plus all Gab-associated instances.

Any additions to the domain block list will be posted in this thread. ⬇️

🚨New domain suspension 

koyu.space (gab affiliation)

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local-only posting on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom supports local-only posts. These posts are great for content you think only moms should see.

A post marked as local-only will appear only to cooler.mom users.

A followers-only post marked as local-only will appear only to cooler.mom users who follow you.

If you uncheck "Allow my posts to reach other instances by default" in Preferences - Other, your posts from any source—including apps—will be local by default.

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Updating to hometown 1.0.4+3.1.4 momentarily, expect only a couple minutes of downtime.

Fixes include:
-"Not Available" image attachments will now reattempt to download (a mastodon bug fixed in 3.1.4)

-pinned local-only posts now stay local-only

-in apps, replies to local posts will stay local, and unique posts will be local-only if that's what you have as default in the web UI (see details in screenshot)

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full-text-search on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom now supports full-text search.

If you're looking for something you favorited or posted, just use the Search box in the top left of the web interface.

Simple text returns statuses you have written, favorited, boosted, or have been mentioned in, as well as matching usernames, display names, and hashtags.

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exclusive lists on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom now supports exclusive lists. If you set a list you’ve made to “exclusive,” posts from members of that list will appear only in that list’s timeline and not in your home feed.

This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.

Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.

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cooler.mom now runs the fork of Mastodon, by @darius: github.com/hometown-fork/homet

Migrating to this fork allows the instance to take advantage of some unique features well-suited for small communities that aren't part of regular Mastodon. This thread will have a feature guide!

Sorry about brief outage this morning. Search was broken because our server did not have enough RAM to run full-text search. This is now resolved.

full-text-search on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom now supports full-text search.

If you're looking for something you favorited or posted, just use the Search box in the top left of the web interface.

Simple text returns statuses you have written, favorited, boosted, or have been mentioned in, as well as matching usernames, display names, and hashtags.

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exclusive lists on cooler.mom 

cooler.mom now supports exclusive lists. If you set a list you’ve made to “exclusive,” posts from members of that list will appear only in that list’s timeline and not in your home feed.

This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.

Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.

cooler.mom now runs the fork of Mastodon, by @darius: github.com/hometown-fork/homet

Migrating to this fork allows the instance to take advantage of some unique features well-suited for small communities that aren't part of regular Mastodon. This thread will have a feature guide!

upcoming downtime, server migration 

cooler.mom will be migrated this week to a new server running the Hometown fork of Mastodon (github.com/hometown-fork/homet), which supports local-only posting and a few other neat features that do not exist in vanilla Mastodon. Exact downtime will be posted both on this account and as an Announcement in the web interface.

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For the last two months, @alex has been running dads.cool on a modified version of Mastodon, Hometown (github.com/hometown-fork/homet) that allows for local-only posts that can only be seen by users of the instance, plus some other neat features not in regular Mastodon.

I'm considering switching cooler.mom to the same platform, but it would require 4-5 hours of downtime this weekend as we set up a server and move away from mastohost.

What are your thoughts on this? What questions do you have?

🚨New domain suspension 

qoto.org (Advertises capacity to follow locked accounts, circumventing intended purpose of locking your account.)

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crypto-group-buy.com (spam, unsolicited DMs)

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witches.live (insufficient moderation, dogpiling of marginalized voices)

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bodybuilding.im (gab)
civiq.social (gab)
dev.civiq.social (gab)
neenster.org (gab)

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glindr.org (institutional transphobia)

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New domain suspensions 

spinster.dev (gab)
spinster.xyz (gab)
carnal-gabhub.protohype.net (gab)
kazvam.com (gab)
djitter.com (gab)

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cooler.mom is a Mastodon instance for moms!