Hey if you're looking to support The Vulpine Club, we've got a couple ways to do it:

Our expenses are about $85/mo as of last check, and we roughly break even.

Remember, there is NO OBLIGATION to donate! We're a completely free service, supported entirely by a few generous individuals :)

Dear :

This is an important message about a critical information disclosure bug in Mastodon.

tl;dr: Followers-only posts may be disclosed to unintended parties, and there is no fix yet.

Long version:
The "Relationships" page (vulpine.club/relationships) allows members to remove followers, and it does this by sending a Reject Follow message to the remote instance. The remote instance is supposed to remove the follower when it receives this message.

Since October 2019, Mastodon instances have not properly handled this Reject Follow message. The upshot of this is that if you used /relationships to remove a follower on a Mastodon instance, the unfollow didn't actually happen. This means that followers-only posts may be disclosed to unintended parties.

Furthermore, this fix has to be applied to every Mastodon instance on the Fediverse before this problem stops getting worse. Also, there is currently no known way to fix this problem, because no record is kept of Reject Follow messages.

The investigation into this is still in its early stages. We will be keeping an eye on the issue (github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/) to determine the best way to clean this up.

vulpine.club was down for about a half hour, as part of the Great CloudFlare Outage. Sorry for the interruption. <3

Sorry for the server instability over the past hour.

Turns out that a recent change to Mastodon broke search functionality, and apparently
we're the second instance to notice it, and the first one to actually open a bug report about it.

Everything should be fixed now!

For reference:

vulpine.club official statement on today's Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OwO Group LLC issues the following Statement regarding today's Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

Rochester NY & Boston MA -- May 28, 2020 -- Today, OwO Group LLC, parent company of The Vulpine Club, issued the following statement with regards the President of the United States' Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship:

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About OwO Group LLC:
OwO Group LLC is a leading provider of social media services to foxes and other creatures.

Contact:
Rey Tucker
rey@owogroupllc.com

ENDS

suspended gleasonator.dev for being yet another alex gleason(read TERF) instance.

Would recommend doing the same

going to deploy a quick update to the vulpine.club server

please stand by!

just a quick reminder ... please CW your covid-19 / social distancing / political / isolation etc posts

this will let folks take breaks by filtering out keywords

thanks <3

Going to do a software upgrade in a few moments. vulpine.club will be down for a minute or two.

v.c is still kinda sick after this morning's troubles

I'll give it another as soon as I get home.

thanks for your patience <3

sorry for the downtime... the filesystem filled up which took the site down

we're back for right now, although we still need to brew some coffee and fix the root cause

vulpine.club has been updated to v3.1.2

enjoy flying the foxy skies

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we're currently experiencing some performance sluggishness

this is being worked on with our service provider

we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for flying the foxy skies <3

for a brief time, licks became favourites, rawrs became toots, and elephant friend replaced fox friend

we apologize for the dissonance

I'm doing some work on the vulpine.club web server configuration. There will be a few brief (<1 minute) outages while this happens.

Thanks for your patience, and thank you for flying the foxy skies~

Unsilenced gulp.cafe!

Compared to when the instance was silenced, there are now a lot more social connections (and less jerkitude) between their users and ours.

Attn :

The recent issue with avatars and background pics going missing should be resolved within the next 12 hours or so

a couple weeks ago, an upstream change fixed two things but broke one thing

today, we find the new bug has been vanquished, and profile pictures are being refreshed in the background

for more info, see tootsuite/mastodon:12849

Going to upgrade to the latest build in a few moments, please hold

we're back! thanks for your patience :)

(nothing new and interesting, just a bunch of version updates...)

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When this post is 10 minutes old, vulpine.club will go offline for a couple minutes for an upgrade to prod-20200102-01, and a server reboot for a kernel upgrade.

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