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maique
maique

This is going to be fun…

a screenshot of weblog.lol

Fresh, and exciting, news from omg.lol… Thanks @jeannie!

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odd
odd

@maique Wow, they’re not sitting on their hands! Wonder what this is going to be like…

maique
maique

@odd No, they are not. @neatnik just keeps adding stuff! The new Mastodon instance quickly became one of my favorite services, and there are other services added already, and many more planned.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@maique I just grabbed my subscription. Reading the roadmap and spying a price increase on the horizon gave me the nudge. Now to start setting things up.

maique
maique

@crossingthethreshold That’s great! It’s a ridiculously cheap price for the features. Hope you have fun, playing around with everything.

maique
maique

@jeannie 🙂 Great, glad you’re having fun over there as well.

devilgate
devilgate

@maique OK, I've been all over the site, read all the help pages (well, most of them) and I still don't really understand. What actually is omg.lol?

It seems to be partly web hosting, but not quite? Or not just? And Mastodon…

I guess the question is, why would I host my site there rather than where I host it now?

gr36
gr36

@maique how do i join the mastodon instance? Can't find the information

maique
maique

@devilgate omg.lol started as a landing/profile page service, and you can use it as that.

In the meantime a few other features have been added, and you're welcome to use them, if you find they are helpful.

You get an email address, that you can integrate with Fastmail, or use with any other email client; you can have it host a static page (not really a website hosting service though); you also get full control of the DNS on your username; a pastebin is also being deployed soon; a mastodon instance is working already...

I would not, however, consider it a Webhosting service.

Most of the features are described at their homepage.

Hope this helps.

maique
maique

@gr36 Go to home.omg.lol, login, and scroll down a little. You should have the information for IRC and Mastodon over there.

manton
manton

@maique Ooo. Very interested to see what this looks like.

maique
maique

@manton Yes. Adam is describing it as “Old-school weblogs complete with our particular approach to simplicity and fun”.

gr36
gr36

@maique I cant sign in at the domian, it says it is a testing site.

gr36
gr36

@jeannie Oh ok, I'm not that fussed about moving over just rembered @maique doing it

canion
canion

@manton You and @neatnik are the only two people I would trust to “do the right thing” in this domain.

maique
maique

@jeannie Oh, cool, I wasn’t aware of this one. Don’t remember doing that.

pimoore
pimoore

@canion @manton Seconded.

acfusco
acfusco

@gr36 Once you create your account at omg.lol you can then sign in at home.omg.lol (a beta site) to see the activation for the Mastodon instance. It should work without contacting support. @jeannie @maique

maique
maique

@acfusco Alright, then. I couldn’t remember doing it, as I said, but my memory sometimes plays tricks on me with this sort of thing 🙂 Thank you for letting me know this wasn’t the case, this time.

acfusco
acfusco

@maique No problem. That's just how I remember doing it. Glad that more people are signing on to the fun and always great to see your advocacy for it. 🙂