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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. ⬇️

infosec.exchange is immediately suspended.

infosec.exchange/@jerry/109387

any component part of the department of homeland security of the united states has nearly boundless potential of being a vector of terror and abuse.

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mastodon performance is going to be very bad today. for everyone, on every instance. please do not bother your admins about this. thank you, we love you, maybe take a nice lil walk outside in the crisp late autumn morning (or spring evening, whatever hemisphere) while you wait for your picture of your cat to upload. cheers.

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@MayAnderson2022 you can also add the emoji local_only to posts to make them local to cooler.mom. this bit of documentation is super helpful: github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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@MayAnderson2022 *In addition to* those settings, you can use the 🔗 icon in the web interface to choose whether a post will be only visible to cooler.mom users or not. You can also change this checkbox in Preferences - Other to set a global default.

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@MayAnderson2022 sorry, this part can be confusing! The specific feature of posts just being seen in your instance is not always supported in apps as well as it is on the web interface.

unlisted: people who follow you and people who go directly to your profile
public: people who follow you and people on the federated (everybody) and local (cooler.mom) timelines
private: only people who follow you.

Please consider changing your default post privacy to “Unlisted” (In Preferences - Other) so that only the posts you want to show up on the Federated (everyone) or Local (everyone in cooler.mom) timelines. Use public posts only for the ones you want the most possible users to see. 💫

🚨New domain suspension 

brighteon.social (promoting violence, abuse, conspiracy theories)

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🚨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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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.

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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🚨New domain suspension 

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

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