@DavePolaschek Awesome! Thank you! Also tag me at @HankLloydRight to make sure I see these great tips! I was wondering myself why isn't there a central forum for mastodon admins to actually discuss important topics that's not just the issues tab on github,

It’s good to see engagement and use growing here. It would be healthy to have a social platform free of the billionaire oligopoly and the corporate ad folks, don’t you think?

@DavePolaschek Gosh no! (Unless you want to).. I need to keep the instance up and this is a learning experience for all of us. I'm sure it's not your content filling the cache, but rather all the federated notifications and such it's loading in the background.

@DavePolaschek Oh yeah, it was a triple-flusher for sure!!! In just a week's time, Mastodon filled up 30GB of locally cached federated content and filled the disk up to 99%. When that happened, the DNS and hostname files somehow got munged, so I had to reset everything to get it back up again, as well as delete 15GB of cached content. Tomorrow I'll have to figure out how to handle that going forward.

Sorry folks, the Shytrr server took a dump.. it just needed a good flush and now it's back. Sorry for the shytyy interruption.

Introduction: yet another refugee from twitter who resents having to build a network all over again!

But hopefully with a better signal-to-noise ratio?

Here's another page that does the same thing, and it found all four of my Twitter friends: fedifinder.glitch.me

Show thread

Here's the other profile matching site: twitodon.com
The first site I posted found three friends, this other site found zero. So for now, my vote is for pruvisto.org/debirdify

Show thread

@DavePolaschek I think it depends on the other people having their [email protected] in their profile. It didn't work for me until I added it. There's another parser out there I read about, but I forget the site.

Correction: My shyt got munged. Add to your Twitter profile your handle like this (but without the spaces):

@ handle @ shytrr.com

Show thread

The page will ask you to connect via Twitter in a 'read only' mode which you can revoke later. Once you do that, it should try and find any of your followers/followees that have also put their Mastodon handle into their Twitter profile. It found three of my friends! Then you can search for them here and then follow them here. It's pretty easy. Just ask if you have any questions.

Show thread

Calling all Shytheads! (Thanks @TAsunder) I found this great page to try to link any of your Twitter followers to Mastodon accounts. All you need to do is put your shytrr account into your Twitter Profile (i.e. like this: @admin) and then go to this page: pruvisto.org/debirdify/

@TAsunder Woah, that's a good one!! No, "Shytheads" hadn't occurred to me yet. I'm not that poop-pun creative. :) Thanks!

@DavePolaschek Ok, yup.. that ASN was being blocked at my firewall. I've cleared it for both mastodon.social and mastodon.xyx which both were on the same ASN. Please try it again now! Sorry for the trouble.

@DavePolaschek It’s probably my firewall at Cloudflare. I’ll look into to a little later this AM (ET)

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining Shytrr! I know it's pretty slow right now (dare I say 'constipated'), but we need to build up the shytrr user base to some critical mass and then things will hopefully be "moving along" a lot better.

Show older

It's Twitter, but without that new owner smell.