We've had to turn off our content delivery network (CDN) while we look into more affordable options. There should be no noticeable difference in North America (68% of you), other regions may experience media loading a bit slower than usual.
With close to 100,000 photos and videos content delivery is our largest expense.
Here are some fun numbers,
So far in December our CDN...
...served 1.46 million requests,
...averaged 104k requests per day,
...cost $32 USD
We made a small tweak to the default settings for new accounts. Going forward "Always mark media as sensitive" will be turned on. We did this because not all Mastodon instances embrace NSFW content to the same level #displacedsocial does and we received a few reports because of unmarked content. If you mainly post NSFW content you may want to enable this as well.
We've also defaulted displaying sensitive content to on. You can also do this yourself in your preferences
Calling all #android users! Did you know you can save a webpage as a homescreen shortcut? Some of us prefer using this over an app.
We need to temporarily limit the amount of content coming from some of the more active instances. This is just until we get a handle on the volume of federated content we're storing. Yesterday we had 12.6k files, today its 19.3k, a massive increase.
Toots by local users are not impacted by this.
We're trying to set ourselves apart by offering a safe, open space focused on those in the NSFW LGBT+ community.
You may be asked by @staff to provide identification if there is reasonable doubt of your age. We do this for the protection of the community.
The above includes but is not limited to photos, videos, gifs, or illustrations posted publicly or privately. If you violate the above your account will be permanently suspended and your content will be purged and/or reported to authorities.