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There has been an uptick in spam on the instance over the last 24 hours.

The local timeline is being monitored and accounts that post spam are deleted without warning.

If you notice an account that engages in spamming, you can report them regardless of the instance they are on by using the option menu on profiles or individual toots.

The fediverse is run by passionate individuals who will take action so please use the reporting tools.

Updates complete!

Please let me know there are any issues :blobthumbsup:

Updates will occur in about an hour. Minimal downtime is expected but could occur without warning.

An update will be posted when complete.

Upgrades complete!

Everything appears to be up and running but please let me know if you have any issues :blobthumbsup:

Upgrades will begin in about half an hour (7pm EST)

An update will be posted when complete.

Upgrades will take place tomorrow, February 19th, between 7 and 9pm EST.

Downtime is expected to be minimal but is likely to occur for short periods.

A separate announcement will be made prior to the process beginning.

Welcome new users!

Check out this profile for some handy toots on getting stated and making the most out of Socel!

Do you miss your friends on other social networks?

Don't fret! Invite them to join!

Under settings is a tab that allows you to create invitation links that you can send to friends, compadres, associates, and contemporaries. The limit and expiration options are available so that the same invite doesn't get used more than intended.

Give it a try!

Lastly, please let me know if there are any issues or concerns :blobthumbsup:

Although we're still a small instance, please consider adding yourself to the directory so that both existing and new users can discover you via your interests

The update is complete!

Socel is now running Mastodon 2.7.

There are a lot of new features and changes that you can read about here:

The upgrade to 2.7 will hopefully take place tomorrow night (the 26th) sometime between 6 and 9pm EST.

Some downtime is probable but it should be brief.

An update will be sent out once complete.

Just a friendly reminder to please report spam if you see it anywhere in the fediverse.

Welcome new users!

Some handy tips!

Fill out your profile information and post an introductions toot so everyone can get to know you.

Check out the local and federated timelines for people to follow and interact with

Content is only searchable through hashtags so do a search for some of your favourite topics.

Lastly, let me know if you have any questions :blobthumbsup:

Did you know you can send non-Socel members an invitation to join?

Just go to settings and under the 'Invite People' tab, you can generate links that you can email or share with anyone you think would enjoy it here.

If you're having a positive experience, let others know about it!

And we're back!

That was a tad longer than expected but Socel now runs the latest Mastodon 2.6.5

Upgrade occurring in a few minutes.

There may be some brief downtime as it happens.

Welcome new members!

Please take a minute to:

1. fill out your profile details ✏️
2. Read the rules of the instance :blobthumbsup:
3. Check out the local and federated timelines :blobcool:
4. Post an introductions toot 👋

Lastly, feel free to ask questions; the community here and in the wider fediverse is very welcoming and helpful :blobcheer:

Upgrade complete!

Welcome to Mastodon 2.6.2!

Mostly minor fixes this time around, but you can see what changed here:

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Socel: Social for the Animation Arts

Socel is a place for animation professionals, freelancers, independents, students, and fans to connect and grow together. Everyone in related fields such as comics, illustration, and video games is also very welcome. As an implementation of Mastodon, Socel connects you to almost two million users around the globe as part of the Federation; a network of independent social spaces communicating with each other.