Two new things:

- First, now hosts an RSS feed reader, miniflux, for general use now. It's a hell of a lot prettier than the tinytinyrss instance that I used to run... If you want an account, just ask!

- Second, is one of a great many mirrors of `youtube-dl` which got taken down off GitHub today. The more mirrors, the harder it is to make it go away πŸ˜‰ See here for a lot more:

more cute robots have now earned their own category in the emoji picker, with some new additions as well

:ms_robot_grin:​ :ms_robot_blushy_crushy:​ :ms_robot_headpats:​ (and more)

(mind you we're biased so no robot is as cute as :maniasystems_robot:​)

I've seen a post going around but I can't find it, so I'll recap: uBlock Origin and it's ilk have a rule that breaks loading some of the mastodon components for some instances (idk if it affects mainline masto?)

Ours is one of those instances - it seems to manifest in that you can't open a thread, you'll get an error when you click on a toot to 'zoom in' as it were.

If that's the case, just add an exception or disable uBlock on and the problem should go away.

bunny emoji added by @arshageddon's request: :bunny_sex:​ :bunny_blue:​ :bunny_stardew:​ :blobbunnynomblobcat:​ :blobcatnomblobbunny:​ :ms_rabbit:​

These were designed for Mania Systems, but @arshageddon allows for any noncommercial use or remixing with a sharealike license, requiring attribution.

Specifically, Creative Commons `BY-NC-SA 4.0` (

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We've now got a set of Mania Systems-themes retro-futurist style emoji available. These were all designed by the fantastic @arshageddon

:maniasystems_building:​ :maniasystems_code:​ :maniasystems_envelope:​ :maniasystems_icon:​ :maniasystems_mobile_phone:​ :maniasystems_network:​ :maniasystems_phone_rotary:​ :maniasystems_robot:​ :maniasystems_robot_circle:​ :maniasystems_robot_phone:​ :maniasystems_speechbubble:​ :maniasystems_tree:​

Shout out a big welcome towards @hermes, who has joined the community!

As of a couple days ago, you can sign up for this instance directly at instead of having to be invited. Still requires admin approval, but .. yknow. I don't sleep.

Nextcloud is now the same - directly register at for an account.

Working on making the same changes elsewhere where I can.

Admins can add this under Administration β†’ Site settings β†’ Custom CSS if they want bigger inline emojos :senkohappy:​

.status__content .custom-emoji, .status__content .emojione {
width: 30px;
height: 30px;

It only applies to post content, not display names

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Added some custom CSS (courtesy of @amolith) to make our inline emoji bigger. It's so pretty now ❀️ :sparkles_trans:​ :sparkles2:​

re: instance admin 

also, there's a bunch of new emoji which aren't hidden :sparkles_trans:​ :sparkles_fiery:​ :potion_asexual:​ :potion_rainbow:​

nothing *but* mutant standard is hidden, so take a look at the picker.

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instance admin 

Mutant Standard emoji are no longer shown in the emoji picker (to improve the load time of that damned little thing), but are still available on this instance. You can use pretty much anything you see here: but prefix the shortcode with "ms", e.g. "ms_100"

Handful of new emoji added: :weed:​ :weed_pipe:​ :gay_weed:​ :engiqueer:​ :happy_anarcat:​

A handful of new domains have been suspended, silenced or had their media rejected (you can check the list: If there's more you recommend, feel free to reply and I'll take a look.

masto admin 

added and to suspended instances.

still working on fleshing out the list; we'll get there!

- @sevenofnine

Beep boop braaaap. So, hey, this is an instance now. :blobsmilehappyeyes:​

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Mania Systems is a space for independent, underground, and non-traditional artists & creatives to share their work, meet each other, and collaborate. This mastodon instance is one community space we offer - a decentralized social network, run by the community, where you own your data and the content you post.