Posts in 2024

  • A Minute from the Moderators

    Sunday, January 14, 2024 in Posts

    We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe new year celebration! In today’s moderator minutes we will be focused on the continuing conversations around Threads and how Hachyderm moderation is continuing to expand our collaboration with our community …

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Posts in 2023

  • Threads Update

    Saturday, December 23, 2023 in Announcements

    What is Threads? Threads is an online social media and social networking serviceoperated by Meta Platforms. The app offers users the ability to post and share text, images, and videos, as well as interact with other users’ posts through …

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  • Security incident: Redis cache exposed to public internet

    Sunday, July 16, 2023 in Incidents

    Background Between July 9 and July 16, 2023, one of Hachyderm’s Redis cache servers was exposed to the public internet. On July 16, 2023, the Hachyderm Infrastructure team identified a misconfiguration of our firewall on the cache server which …

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  • A Minute from the Moderators

    Friday, July 07, 2023 in Posts

    Hello and welcome to this month’s Moderator Minutes. Apologies for missing June, we have a blog post that we’ll post later this month as a belated post for June. The short version is we were completing that one while compiling for this one, and a lot …

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  • Crypto Spam Attacks on Fediverse

    Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Announcements

    The Situation Starting around 8 May 2023, we began to receive reports that Mastodon Social was being inundated with crypto spam. Initially, it appeared that only Mastodon Social, and then Mastodon World, were impacted. In each case we Limited the …

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  • A Minute from the Moderators

    Monday, May 08, 2023 in Posts

    Hello Hachydermia! It’s time for, you guessed it, the monthly Moderator Minute! Recently, our founder and former admin stepped down. As sad as we are to see her go, this does provide an excellent segue into the topics that we wanted to cover in …

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  • Moderation Postmortem

    Tuesday, May 02, 2023 in Incidents

    Hello Hachydermians! There has been a lot of confusion this week, so we’re writing up this blog post to be both a postmortem of sorts and a single source of truth. This is partly to combat some of the problems generated by hearsay: hearsay generates …

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  • Stepping Down From Hachyderm

    Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Posts

    Stepping Down From Hachyderm Recently I abruptly removed myself from the “Admin” position of Hachyderm. This has surfaced a number of threads about me, Hachyderm, and the broader Fediverse. Today I would like to offer an apology as well …

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  • A Minute from the Moderators

    Wednesday, April 05, 2023 in Posts

    Hello and welcome to April! This month we’ll be reviewing the account verification process we rolled out as well as two more classic moderation topics: how to file a report and what to do if you’re moderated. Account Verification Mastodon …

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  • A Minute from the Moderators

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 in Posts

    We’ve been working hard to build out more of the Community Documentation to help everyone to create a wonderful experience on Hachyderm. For the past month, we’ve focused most heavily on our new How to Hachyderm section. The docs in this …

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