Quick :

Germany is currently writing a new law that would require server hosters (like the one this server is hosted at) to install hardware like FinFly to inspect network trafffic and supply malicious software over seemingly legitimate connections.

We, as the admins can't even really detect such hardware and thus we will end our contract with the hoster and terminate this instance as soon as the law is in voting.

As much as we'd like to continue hosting comm.network, we currently don't see any way we could do anything against malicious government actors and see a complete service termination as the only possible solution.

More Info (in german): netzpolitik.org/2020/staatstro

Quick :

We have a new default theme! 🎉
It's called "night" and it's a dark transparent theme featuring an animated night sky background.
If you find leftover styling issues, feel free to report them on GitHub.

Additionally, plain text posts should again be able to contain newlines :)

This instance is now running #mastodon v3.1.3-vapor 🎉


- "Why do you want to join?" field is now required
- Fixed XSS in HTML/Markdown posts
- Fixed UI issues (mostly colors)
- Fixed some i18n

Unfortunately there is one known issue: Plain text posts can't contain newlines. :c


If you want to join this instance, you'll have to fill out the registration form.

- Empty applications will be rejected
- Spammy applications (as in "Bitcoin trading tips") will be rejected
- Applications containing ads will be rejected

The max image size on this instance is now 3000x3000px.

The default theme of this instance is now the "ocean" theme.

This instance is now running :mastodon: v3.0.1-vapor.

There have been some improvements regarding the themes, character limits and preparations for goatlike polls and more Profile fields have been made.

comm.network was upgraded to :mastodon: v3.0.0-vapor. 🎉

No new features in comparison to the rc versions, only lots of fixes as well as in upstream and in the customization we're running.

There has been another update! 🎉

This time the update includes various fixes for the "vapor" theme as well as a completely new one: "Ocean".
There are actually two versions of it. "Ocean (Blurred)" has a `backdrop-filter` applied to the background and thus only works in browsers supporting this.

If you don't fill out the "why do you want to join" textarea, you will be rejected.
If you put spammy stuff like Bitcoin advice in there, you will be rejected.
If you use 10minutemail[.]com or similar as your signup address, you will be rejected.

Maybe I should add this to the terms. I honestly thought this was obvious.

This instance was upgraded to :mastodon: v2.9.2-vapor 🎉

Somehow I want to put clippy.css back on... :thonking:

Most changes were under the hood in the last two patches.

Read the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

This instance was upgraded to :mastodon: v2.9.0-vapor 🎉

The most notable features are:
- new single column ui
- cleaned up preferences
- bio limit raised to 500 characters

However there is a known issue:
- emoji autosuggestions are black text on a black background

this instance was just upgraded to :mastodon: v2.8.4-vapor 🎉

This release fixes some minor glitches from upstream and the radio player and bug report button were removed from the sidebar (for now).

Additionally, the repository for this instance is now on . (And was created again from scratch which also should fix some bugs)


This instance was updated to :mastodon: v2.8.0-rc2 (latest master after that). 🎉

This instance was updated to the (somewhat) latest :mastodon: master branch (and includes PR 10473).

That means, now you are able to silence or lower the volume of the notification sound.

For more info, see said PR: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

This instance now runs :mastodon: v2.8.0-vapor (abecaba) which is actually just 14 commits (including merge) more than what was previously running. :amaze:

New features include:
- polls (were already available earlier)
- updates to logged-in profile view
- (unfinished) css fixes
- i18n updates
- more tweaks in the "experimental tweaks section"

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comm.network is a {vaporwave, seapunk, pastelwave}-themed Mastodon instance.