Hello, !

We updated There's Life to use the glitch fork of Mastodon. It includes a few improvements and additional features that should improve the experience.

github.com/glitch-soc/mastodon

We experienced a few minutes of downtime in the process, but thanks to @josias and @jwinnie everything is now running smoothly.

The aforementioned administrators are now working on a fork of Mastodon that implements a new "neighborhoods" feature.

github.com/thereslife/mastodon

currently has one person actively moderator and administrating the instance. We used to have another moderator until recently, but for the last few months one person has been reviewing applications, monitoring the federated timeline, and managing the server. Unfortunately, some things have slipped through the cracks.

So we're looking for another member of the There's Life community to help moderate the instance.

This would involve:
- Reviewing registration applications (simply filtering out spam requests)
- Monitoring the federated timeline (deleting offensive posts and muting users if necessary)
- Resolving reports (which are generally few)

If you'd like to help out or just ask more questions about this, please DM this account or reply to this message.

Hello, and ! I hope everyone is doing well.

Mastodon instances like ours do not display advertisements or sell your personal information for profit. Administrators often volunteer their time and experience to keep things running.

However, there are still expenses to keeping the server running, and we depend on your generosity to do so.

If you'd like to donate, do so through PayPal by sending to the address: lifenetwork@pm.me

God bless you all! Enjoy your day.

(feel free to ask questions for more information)

We haven't closed registrations yet, simply because we need a place to send Christians looking for a Mastodon instance. We don't want to close up and block those out of fellowship.

faithbook.ovh lists several others, but we don't know them individually well enough to blanket-recommend a specific instance.

So for now, registrations will remain open.

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Welcome new users on There's Life!

@puuyo
@ofotherworlds
@wemaupin
@Akidoesit
@drdave
@Akidoesit
@MJA
@fellowleaf
@nikluz
@tony
@emmy

And more.

This instance has been growing rapidly in number of new users, but will they stay? We shall find that out in the future. 🙂

Enjoy There's Life and the Fediverse, all of those listed above!

Registration is being closed for There's Life.

We have 145 users total with 75 active this month and 41 active this week.

Registrations will likely be closed in about a week for the health of our community, so it doesn't grow uncontrollably and disrupt the cl.

New users will still be able to join by using invite links provided by existing users.

Feel free to share your thoughts by replying. This decision is not final.

@life Good to find fellow followers of Jesus and your instance on Mastodon

Hey, this is my - just stepping into the Fediverse for the first time and taking a look around.

There's Life went down for about 15 hours. I was unable to get it back up immediately because our hosting provider was unable to be reached until this morning (European time). The problem had to do with a misconfigured firewall.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and this problem will never occur again.

(Apparently we have a habit of being down for several hours during the first week of January. Last year some upgrades had to be made. :P)

has been updated to Mastodon version v3.3.0. Everything is working fine at the moment, and minor fixes (such as fixing character limits) will be made shortly.

New features since v3.1:
- Notes for other people
- New audio player
- Better notification system
- Probably many others

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. ❤️

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Hello everyone, good morning or $timeofday. I hope you are all doing well.

There's Life, like most Mastodon instances, accepts donations to keep things running. We don't display advertisements nor do we sell your personal information. Instead, we depend on your generosity to pay for hosting.

If you'd like to donate, you may do so via PayPal by sending to the address: lifenetwork@pm.me

Have a good day and God bless!

(more information can be given upon request)

As you all know, there was some downtime for theres.life. The administrator was gone for a week and did not have access to a computer and did not even know it was down until an hour ago.

The problem has now been resolved, and we are working on keeping it from happening again. Most importantly, we are looking for someone to help with emergency access to the infrastructure.

Now we can again enjoy this community of those who live in the new life in Christ.

Fundraiser progress:

$126 remaining to our goal!

Thank you to all who have donated! You are helping to keep the Life Network going.

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There's Life

A family-friendly social network (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life found in Christ.