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Welcome to MediaWiki!

Site Status

2022-05-24 16:30 EDT is running ok.
There are currently no known issues.


Mew is a community wiki[1] for the Mastoverse, with a focus on helping complicated people to be kind to each other.

It's also the official wiki for, and we have started a directory of cat-related things on the fediverse.

We also offer space for Catalonian/Catalan interests, in order to help satisfy the .cat TLD requirements.

Public Pages

Site News

  • 2020-03-31 site going down for an upgrade
  • 2018-10-11 We now have a Hubzilla instance online at! It federates with Mastodon and Diaspora.
  • 2018-08-15 We've upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, compiled Ruby with jemalloc for improved performance, and also upgraded to the latest Mastodon.
    • Apparently its the Gems that take most of the time.
    • Also, did all the work and has rejoined the TootCat team after a prolonged absence.
  • 2018-07-25 We've had more waves of spambot registrations -- yesterday morning and this morning. SOP seems to be handling the problem. It would be nice if we could set a toggle to auto-silence new users during these attacks, because doing it by hand is time-consuming and also allows them a window of attack (which, fortunately, they aren't good at exploiting) between when they register and when I notice it.
  • 2018-06-02 The last new spambot account was recorded at 1:20pm (probably EDST) on this day. They stopped quite abruptly.
  • 2018-05-30 The SSL certificate failed to renew on the new server. Four hours later, I fixed it.
  • 2018-05-22 spambots began creating accounts on; we soon implemented a policy of immediately suspending any of these that tooted spam links, and silencing the rest.
    • There were a few dozen accounts created as of evening the next day.
  • 2018-05-20
    • 13:23 ET A long-overdue server reboot resulted in all message windows being depopulated. I retreated to the TootCave to focus on the problem.
    • 13:39 ET It turned out to be a misconfiguration in Nginx, and I don't know why it was even working before. See HTYP for details.
  • 2018-05-03 Email issues fixed. There nonetheless seems to be a deficit in Mastodon diagnostics.
  • 2018-05-01 Ongoing email issues are making me tear my hair out. (How appropriate for May Day!)
  • 2018-04-26
  • 2018-04-16: working on upgrade and migration
  • 2018-01-25: Mastodon software is up-to-date with no major issues.

Mastodon News

  • 2018-07-03 The #ForkTogether project now has a wiki.
  • 2018-06-02
  • 2018-04-30
    • Sina of announced (cache) that she will no longer be serving Mastodon from that domain, effective within a matter of hours, due to a decline in users, and will be replacing it (cache) with something less resource-intensive.
    • goes offline
    • Woozle posts a reassurance that will not be going away anytime soon.
  • 2018-04-27 Ginny McQueen of posted on Medium asking for help; Woozle posted about it on Google+.
  • 2018-04-02 The sysop of announced that the site will be shutting down on April 30.


  1. There is at least one other Mastodon wiki.