Hello again all furries and Humans! In our efforts to update our Mastodon instance, The Drake Network, to the next major release (i.e. v3.0.0), so that we may continue offering the best services possible here at GekkoFyre Networks, some extended downtime was encountered. We offer our sincere apologies for this and although despite the fact that there are minor bugs here and there, we’d like the instance to be online for a day or three firstly before we update towards the latest minor release (which is v3.0.2 if memory serves correctly).
There should be very little disruption with the next update (just an hour or two at the very most) so please do not panic at hearing this. It will be happening over the next few days in order to squash those few bugs that the current major version update has brought around and we ask that all users of our instance, to please report anything unsual towards the primary administrator, @phobos_dthorga, thank you.
Here at GekkoFyre, we use a heavily customized version of Mastodon called glitch-soc that offers many improvements and features that are not found in the original, baseline version. Some of these improvements have discovered their way into the base version of Mastodon also, we should add, since they are highly desirable by the majority of the users. But because we use such a heavily customized version, it can make the upgrade process a little more difficult sometimes, especially when making the jump towards a newer major release.
Other than that, we also welcome your presence within the GekkoFyre Networks’ Official Discord server, amongst the other 30-odd users. Activity is light so we promise that you won’t be overwhelmed!
Once again, we thank the users and clients of GekkoFyre Networks for making this organization possible.