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It's the 1st of May, but we still work to make sure meow runs, and y'all can have a good time here!

If you feel like tossing a coin our way, we have a few places available!




As always, any donation is highly appreciated, big or small, but of course, is not necessary, we appreciate y'all being here on this adventure on the fediverse, since… April 2017, 3 years already since last month… Thank you!

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After close to 2 years of meowing on the fediverse, we decided to open donations for meow!
Currently they will be used to pay @Nomaxice for his full time moderation work on meow.
Depending on how things evolve from there, we may dedicate some of the funds to pay for the hosting fees (currently handled by @Tiwy57 )

You can do a one time donation at

Or chose to do a recurring donation on

Any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated!

✅ Meow instance is rebooted and clear. All services is operationnal.

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⚠️ Concerning the last server crashes, we take some actions.

It seems that this is due to zombie processes that do not close, on mastodon services.

We need to restart the instance completely, by using a cold boot.

The instance will be momentarily unavailable for 15 minutes between 10pm and 11pm Paris time. Thank you for your understanding.

⚠️ ➡️ The backups have been put back in function.

This would be a bug in the Puma web process, not related to the backups process. We are launching a full backup. The platform might be slow for a little while.

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⚠️ We are recovering from a outage.

Outage is due to the backup process was overloading the system.

We are looking for a solution. The services have been restored. Backups are suspended.

Since yesterday we have had some performance issues. This is being actively monitored and we are trying to fix the configuration.

This is due to the increased number of simultaneous connections. You are more and more numerous and we sometimes have partial loss of connections (interface not loading, no streaming, inconsistent data) because we cannot serve everyone.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are working to resolve the issues.

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We had to restart the services due to a problem with the Mastodon software itself. We were down for about 15 minutes. A priori, no incident related to the hardware.

We are investigating.

Thank you for your patience, we have had some disruptions due to the restart of the services. But we are back!

We have just migrated to the latest version of Mastodon software! We are now in v3.4.1.

⚠️ We need to restart the server for an important update. This will result in a temporary unavailability of a few minutes starting from 10pm French time. We will be back very soon!

Sorry for the inconvenience. I have regained my seat.
The dog has gone to buy some more fish.

There is a major fire in progress at OVH on the Strasbourg site.

Meow & the backup server are hosted at OVH, but respectively on the Roubaix and Gravelines sites.

There will be no disruption on our side.

Design Update :

- We replaced the cat (web client) to make him sit down.
- And we put the meow cat's head (instead of the default mastodon image). Convenient if you have 36'000 opened tabs, or to find it in your favourites.

As part of a system migration that hosts meow's mail server, it is possible that within the next 24/48 hours you may not receive our emails, and vice versa.

New server = New IP, so we will have the consequences of this change (can be classified as SPAM, or that you don't receive anything).

Anyway, don't panic, it takes time for everything to get back in order. Don't hesitate to contact us (... not by email, lol) if you have any questions.

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This instance is focused around the furry community, and is open to anyone interested in it. It's open to all fluffies and scalies ! ⚠️ We do not accept any form of sponsored content on our site. If you like meow, consider donating something via paypal or Liberapay