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Maintenance follow-up


Last night was a late night, and I apologize for not letting you know that the scheduled maintenance on the database was completed (although the site being back online should have hinted at such an outcome, ha).

Things took a bit longer than planned, and I was just happy to get a few hours sleep before morning - but every thing went relatively smoothly! There should be no issues for users, but if you notice anything please shoot me a message or reply here!

I know this isn't a big node, and likely no one was terribly inconvenienced - but if you were I'm very sorry! I take this seriously even though this node doesn't see much usage, and I really pride myself on achieving performance and up-time comparable to bigger services, while also being nothing like them by respecting privacy and being ad-free!
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I'll be taking this node offline for a short while tonight (somewhere between 30min-2hrs, if all goes as planned).

For those who care for details: a problematic database has used up so much space that I can no longer optimize any tables locally on this host to recover unused storage, so I need to backup and rebuild all databases that on this server. Hopefully this goes swiftly and without incident, allowing minimal damage to our near 100% up-time reputation! :)

I'll give this message a little while to propagate and then then proceed with this plan tonight. I apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience it might cause folks, but this problem came on fast and has me in to a tight spot (due to the limited storage space on this host) so I really can't afford to wait days or longer like I usually do between notices and maintenance action - I hope you all understand!



Linux Lusers Forum


Did you know social.linuxlusers.com has a forum on here?

Just visit this account to join the forum: @The Linux Luser Group

When you want to post to the forum, or share something there, simply tag it just like you would a normal user, except replace the leading '@' with an '!' (only the leading one). That goes for any Friendica forum.

When you do this the post becomes a forum post* [b]and everyone in the forum can see & interact with it! It's a great way to get help to general questions you may have[b]**, start a riveting discussion, or just share an interesting post that your fellow forum users might appreciate!

I hope to see some of my fellow Lusers there! :P

* A couple of forum tips:
Click to open/close- If you want to ensure all of your normal followers also see your forum
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The global Friendica directory, and how to opt in!


We've had a small but significant surge in new users lately, so I wanted to share something that I think some of you may not be aware of - I know I wasn't when I first started using Friendica!

By default social.linuxlusers.com does not list your account in the global Friendica directory, where other users might search and find you. Many users expect this by default, but it is done to respect privacy, and to comply laws in some countries (much like the cookie notice pop-up).

That said, it's very simple to have your account listed in the global directory, thus making it so other folks in the fediverse can find & befriend you! The option is found under "Security and Privacy" in your account settings!

Here's a trail of bread-crumbs to follow:
Settings > Account > Security and Privacy

Once you're there, look for the option titled "Publish default profile in global directory"

Just to be clear, doing this will publish your default profile information to the global Friendica director... show more
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Let's Reinstate Net-Neutrality!


Let's Reinstate Net-Neutrality!


Please take a moment to help in the fight to restore net-neutrality! It's a very short & to the point bill that is being proposed here: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s682/BILLS-116s682is.pdf. It may take all of 1-2 minutes to read, as it on
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social.linuxlusers.com is now using the 2019.06-rc Friendica version!


Greetings fellow Lusers! We are now running on the 2019.06-rc version of Friendica! This doesn't mean too much really, since we already had the latest features and bug-fixes that went in to the RC branch and will continue to do so. I just like to keep everyone availed of and changes to the node! I made this move because I have been told by the Friendica developers that when there is a release candidate, such as this, that it should be used instead of the development branch.

Once the RC phase is over and the development branch goes back to being active we'll probably switch back to that - as it's been an overall good experience getting the bleeding-edge features and latest bug fixes, with no particular major problems. That said, there's always some risk with the dev branch, but in my experience any issues that do arise are fixed quite quickly, and the Friendica devs are quite good about making sure something is working well before merging changes.

However, I'm most interested in what you, the users of social.linuxlusers.com, have to say! My top priority is to give... show more

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