Computer Fairies folks, it looks like I messed up.

I ran the sync twice, and I didn't ensure that the second time wouldn't delete anything. It looks like any of you who posted pictures or updated your av on Saturday night or Sunday morning lost them.

I'm sorry.

Hello, friends!

The data sync took much longer than we expected, but it finished successfully. This instance's server and data migration is complete.

Thank you for your patience.

:heart_cyber:​ arielmt

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The 9-10 hour estimate was wildly off, but the work is still progressing smoothly. New media appears to be saved properly and accessible immediately, and old media is getting less and less broken.

:computerfairies: arielmt

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Yes, it's an avatar-less text-only experience until then, too. Just hang on. ~arielmt

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Hello, friends!

We're back, and we're on the moved server and data bucket. Your media files may be missing, but only for a while. The data sync is still going in the background, and we think it's going to take about 9-10 more hours, but it could be longer.

Please observe the no-posting sign has been turned off, and thank you for flying!

:computerfairies:​ arielmt

Hello, friends!

We're going to have to take Computer Fairies offline for an hour or two in order to sync data and transfer the server to Ariel's care.

We plan to start this more or less at 00:00 UTC on Thursday (8:00 PM EDT Wednesday) this week. We'll make a follow-up post and announcement after that work is done.

:computerfairies:​ arielmt

Hey friends!

We are very happy to announce that the instance will now no longer be shutting down at the end of the year and will instead keep running, helmed by our very own @arielmt!

We're currently handing over all the relevant things and Ariel will be taking post as full and sole administrator in the near future

we welcome those (within reason, and our own personal vetoing) who would like to help keep up the instance, and we pledge to keep the instance online until the end of the year for that matter.

we thank everybody who has shown us solidarity, friendship and kindness in these past 4 years.

i, personally, will not be making a return to the fediverse if and when this instance closes, but you can find me elsewhere.


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i'm sorry about the closure of computer fairies, but after 4 years of fighting the software and the external community, for as little upkeep as we strain ourselves to do these days, it still hangs around our necks like an anchor at high sea.

we'd love nothing more than to continue to provide the service for the few who we are thankful for continuing to stick with us through this whole journey to this day, but the financial and technical upkeep cannot be justified in its current state.

We wish all of you on the fediverse the best of luck.

If you'd like to keep in touch with us then you can find us on Discord at

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Hey friends

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and so it is with the mastodon server

We've had a good time but sadly us on the admin team can no longer give the instance the time and attention it deserves. As such, unless we can find someone willing to maintain the instance, we will be shutting down by December 31st of this year. If you would be interested in maintaining the server please get in touch with either @troubleMoney or

Apologies for the short downtime just now, we had to migrate to different hardware

Thank you for flying

We should, hopefully, be done!

Now running current glitch social!

We lost the theme, but we'll be putting that back in as soon as possible

If you do happen to see any lingering issues please inform @troubleMoney

Apologies for the disruption and thank you for flying

Due to the inexorable march of time, we need to do some upgrades around here

While we shall be doing everything we can to minimise disruption, some may still occur

The upgrades will begin at 1930 UTC and we shall keep everyone as updated as we can

Thank you for flying Update

Following the recent unpleasantness mavica has permanently quit the fediverse and has deleted all of its accounts

This instance is now being run by @troubleMoney

Computer Fairies is currently semi-permanently locked for registrations due to automated spam, however, anyone is free to join with the permanent invite pinned in the news channel of our Discord server:

computer fairies is officially online and working! thank you to @noelle and @troubleMoney for their help in getting it all to work again in the new server

the entire underlying system is migrated, however old media prior to the migration will still be missing until it all gets migrated to our new s3 bucket, at which point we should be 100% back

Sidekiq threads have been optimized and increased, hopefully once the backlog is churned through things should start to work more smoothly. Thank you for flying Computer Fairies!

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Our Sidekiq is getting a little hammered ATM and service should be unresponsive for a while until it clears up, sorry for the inconvenience

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Registrations temporarily disabled to while spam accounts are dealt with. In the mean time, users are free to create and share invites for new users to join.

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