Happy second birthday!

Free Radical turns two years old today! Since joining: The fediverse has grown from 250 instances to nearly 2,000 active ones. The network went from 100,000 users to nearly 2.2 million. Free Radical has grown from 1 user (me) to 1,113, with 114,000 toots. Thanks to everyone who’s made this so much fun!

Silencing humblr.social and sinblr.com

I’m silencing (not blocking) two instances dedicated to NSFW content. If you still want to follow users on them, please do! I mainly don’t want them filling our federated timeline, but I have zero desire to prevent anyone from seeing it who wants to. As a practical matter, I can’t financially afford to maintain mirrors of all their posted content.

Happy one thousand users!

Free Radical’s 1000th user joined today. Thanks to everyone who’s helped make this project fun, interesting, and fulfilling. Much love to all!

Upgraded to v2.7.4

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.7.4.

Silencing domain pl.smuglo.li

When an admin fails to police their own content, or even to respond to complaints at all, it’s not reasonable to allow their instance to pollute the timelines. That’s why I’m silencing pl.smuglo.li.

Upgraded to v2.7.2

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.7.2.

Upgraded to v2.7.0

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.7.0.

Upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Free Radical is now upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.1. That involved a PostgreSQL upgrade. Sorry about the few minutes of downtime!

On donations

I’m neither set up, nor willing, to receive donations. There are many fine instances that depend on financial contributions, but this is not one. If you’d like to support Free Radical, please: Donate to another instance Use something in a way its creators never intended Help a friend install something cool Tell us what you’re listening to (mark it with the #nowplaying tag) Buy coffee for a stranger Slip $5 to a hungry person These make the world nicer and more fun.

Upgraded to v2.6.5

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.6.5.