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Instance have been migrated to a new and more powerfull server.
We are now running v2.5.0rc2.

Next steps:
- Try to run elasticsearch for full text search
- Reopen registration



The instance server disk fills faster than expected.
Sorry about today's cut.

I will anticipate the migration of the instance to the new server.
Expect some service disruptions and outages within the next 24 hours.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Everything should be back in order for the GP of Monza. 😉

@RaceControl I thought the bots for the main series were quite useful a) to not have to go on Twitter to keep up with them and b) because toots by bots could initiate discussion. Having said that I agree that a disadvantage of is that it doesn't show the number of answers to a toot directly and that stability of the instance is more importan than having the bots active. I'd still like to see them back once there is headroom in terms of performance & time to manage them.

Je ne suis pas opposé au retour de quelques bots de compte twitter si il y a un public pour et l'instance peut herberger des bots maintenus par d'autres que moi.

Faites part de votre point de vue en répondant à ce pouet.


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Je pense qu'il vaut mieux favoriser le contenu propre au fediverse plutôt que de reproduire celui provenant de twitter. Je ne compte pas passer plus de temps sur cette question et plutôt me consacrer à améliorer la fiabilité et la stabilité de l'instant, entre autre via sa migration vers un serveur plus puissant (plus d'information prochainement).

À plus long terme je souhaiterais mettre en place un bot qui repouete lorsqu'il identifie un mot croisillons en rapport avec le sport automobile.


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Le format n'est pas bon pour cela, ne serait-ce que du fait qu'il n'est pas possible de voir directement si quelqu'un a répondu à un pouet depuis la timeline. Il faut d'abord déplier le pouet, ce qui rébarbatif lorsqu'il y en a autant.

Puis sont arrivé les problèmes d'instabilité, les script qui se stoppent sans raison ou qui saturent la timeline avec le même tweet en boucle.

Après avoir testé différentes solutions sans en trouver une satisfaisante, j'ai décidé de stopper les bots.


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À propos des bots miroirs de comptes twitter sportifs

Lorsque j'ai ouvert l'instance Mastodon Racing, j'ai créé plusieurs bots reproduisant les tweets de comptes officiels du monde du sport mécanique.

Le but principal était de stimuler la discussion autour de l'actualité sportive automobile en permettant aux personne de commenter directement depuis leur compte mastodon.

Bien que ces bots étaient suivis par plusieurs centaines de comptes, ils n'ont jamais permis favoriser la discussion.

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I'm not opposed to returning some twitter account bots if there is an audience for and instance can host bots maintained by others than myself.

Share your views by responding to this toot.


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I think it's better to promote fediverse-specific content than to reproduce twitter-based content. I do not intend to spend more time on this issue and rather devote myself to improving the reliability and stability of the instance, among other things via its migration to a more powerful server (more information soon).
In the longer term I would like to put in place a bot that replays when it identifies a hashtag related to motorsport.


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The format is not good for this, if only because it is not possible to see directly if someone answered a toot from the timeline. First you have to unfold the toot, which is annoying when there are so many.

Then came the instability problems, the scripts that stop for no reason or saturate the timeline with the same tweet loop.

After testing various solutions without finding a satisfying one, I decided to stop the bots.


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About motorsports twitter accounts mirror bots.

🇫🇷 Version française plus bas ⏬

When I opened the Mastodon Racing instance, I created several bots reproducing the official tweets from the motorsport world.

The main goal was to stimulate discussion around the latest motorsports news by allowing people to comment directly from their mastodon account.

Although these bots were followed by several hundred accounts, they never encouraged discussion.

Instance Mastodon Racing has been updated to v2.4.4 (Security Update)

Changelog here :


🇬🇧 Public registrations temporarily closed, to cope with the flow of bots.
Instance users can send invitations.

🇫🇷 Inscriptions publiques momentanément fermées, pour faire face au flux de bots.
Les utilisateur de l'instances peuvent envoyer des invitations.

Account to follow during the 24 Hours of Le Mans:

@24hLM (twitter account mirror, maybe unstable)
@FIAWEC (twitter account mirror, maybe unstable)

Who knows a reliable, well maintained code that can easily manage multiple accounts at once to transfer tweet to Mastodon accounts?

Not suitable:
- t2m
- retoot
- tootbot

Instance Mastodon Racing has been updated to v2.4.1

✅ Add delete & redraft function
✅ Improved getting started column
✅ Filter out blocked/muted people from profile timelines

Changelog here :

Many bug fixes have been made.


Instance Mastodon Racing has been updated to v2.4.0rc1

✅ Direct messaging improvements
✅ Offline functionality
✅ New profile metadata
✅ RSS for users
✅ Custom emojis in profiles
✅ Updated privacy policy

Changelog here :

Many bug fixes have been made.


Today is the first round of the 2018 season at St-Pertersburg!

For this occasion, flags specific to the American series are now available on Mastodon Racing:

:flag_RcY: :flag_BcW: :flag_BlunY: :flag_WcR:

The FIA's official flags are still available here:

:flag_green: :flag_check: :flag_black: :flag_blcknor: :flag_blue: :flag_bnw: :flag_red: :flag_white: :flag_yellnred: :flag_yellow:

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Mastodon Racing

Mastodon Racing

🇬🇧 Mastodon Racing is a small federated instance of the fediverse (ActivityPub) that aims to remain modest. Originally dedicated to Motorsports, it is now more generalist. Whether you are a motorsports fan or not, you are welcome on this forum, any kind of topic is accepted (news, politics, fiction, science, culture, etc.). Moderation is done in English or in French.

🇫🇷 Mastodon Racing est une petite instance fédérée du fediverse (ActivityPub), ouverte en 2017 et qui a vocation à rester modeste. Originalement dédiée aux Sports Mécaniques, elle est aujourd'hui plus généraliste. Que vous soyez passionné·e ou non de sports mécaniques, vous êtes bienvenue sur cette instance, tout type de sujet y est accepté (actualité, politique, fiction, science, culture, etc.). La modération se fait en anglais ou en français.

Since April 18, 2017