Site Status

News, updates and known issues occurring in the site. 

System Status

June 25, 2022 – 1:31pm

The following items are ready for QA and will be deployed soon:

• Updates to the blocking tools
• Removal of “post type” buttons from the profile page
• Fixes to the livestream list on the home page
• Auto-Play option for live streams
• Restoration of missing buttons in Safari
• Fixes to make all URLs clickable in post text
• Randomization of “featured” accounts on logged-out page

Please view the Known Bugs / Issues panel below for more info about additional fixes and refinements in progress and submit your feedback and bug reports to our form at Thanks!

Known Bugs / Issues

June 25, 2022 – 1:35pm

This is the most recent and comprehensive list of captured issues. Note that the “remaining to be prioritized” section is not in priority order.

Currently In Progress

• Ability to add thumbnail to uploaded videos
• Addition of “User is Live” banner on profile page
• Auto-refresh of the home feed
• UI Fixes to live chat
• Hard deletion of posts

High Priority Issues

• Refactoring of the search functionality
• Add “User is Live” banner to profile
• NSFW switch for comments/replies
• Restore icons missing in Safari
• Addiitonal fixes to live chat

Issues Remaining to be Prioritized

• Refine “Repost” button interaction
• Notification banner for feed page
• Wallet transaction cleanup
• Correcting repost likes to credit original poster
• Error handling for login page
• Fixes to navigation on mobile
• Correcting sort ordering of replies to oldest first
• Correct application of emojis during post editing
• Add “View More” functionality to comments and replies
• Open comment/reply Images to full screen
• Add ability to attach media to comments/replies by copy paste
• Enable “image only” comments/replies
• Enable clicking on scrim to close images
• Add posted media in notifications
• Restore social media linking options
• Fix “Resources” menu interaction
• Update portrait layout for landing page on tablets
• Prevent clicking of blured image to view
• Remove duplicate images for reposted content
• Refactor theming
• Real-time DM updating
• Recursive Quote Posting
• Hard deletion of accounts
• Addition of “Post Types” functionality
• Restore Twitter account linking
• Restore Facebook Import functionality
• Fix issue with inline post controller widening on screen
• Implement administrative user banning
• Address duplicated posts and comments
• Address wallet connect issue on Brave
• Address issue with replies to replies on post page
• Issue with attaching media to first comment
• Add admin level NSFW flag
• Refinements to NSFW functionality
• Add “Comments” section to engagement dialogue
• Shrink image container for smaller images
• Address issue with case sensitive hashtags
• Implement alt tags for accessibility
• Fix for media attachment long file names
• Adjust audio volume and post menu control
• Fix for portrait orientation photos from mobile devices
• Fixes for comment media handling
• Address multi-click Repost bug
• Add post link to large uploads success notification
• Fix private account post hiding issue
• Fix issue with disappearing profile header images
• Add “Mentioned” notification
• Delete comment/reply notifications if post is deleted
• Add timestamps to notifications
• Fix results on user “Followers” modal
• Fix reposting of audio post with cover
• Add media batch uploading
• Dynamically create meta tags for content pages
• Retain line breaks in chat and DM
• Address error with Post Reporting
• Fix “off by one” error with following count
• Fix post character count
• Remember feed filter selections after refresh
• Fix issue with reposting while adding media
• Address video playback on mobile devices
• Add “User is Live” ring to user avatar

If you have identified an issue that is not on this list, please fill out our support form below and let us know about it so that we can add it to this list. Thank you!


June 19, 2022 – 11:45am

Here are some of the fixes you can expect in the coming week:

• Automatic refresh of the home feed to show new posts
• Active live streams visible on home feed
• Fixes to blocking functionality
• Fix to dark mode text color in search box
• Adjustment to positioning of site content relative to top nav bar
• Cleanups to warnings and pop-up notifications
• Removal of <p> tags from edited comments
• Removal of non-functional post type buttons from profile page

Please view the Known Bugs / Issues panel below for more info about additional fixes and refinements in progress and submit your feedback and bug reports to our form at Thanks!

June 15, 2022 – 3:08pm

Our dev team has released the following updates to the system today. Check them out and also be thinking about what you want next… we want to know what’s bothering you the most.

The top two are issues we introduced accidentally in a recent update, the rest are the first of a raft of fixes to the UI that are forthcoming.

• Restoration of the ability to insert text during post creation / editing

• Restoration of the ability to add line breaks to post creation / editing

• Fixed the Follower/Following count in the pop-up bio (when you roll over an avatar image in a post)

• Updating the link on the login panel logo (so it doesn’t point to “localhost” any more!

We are continuing to work on updates to improve security and enhance the user experience and we appreciate your patience while we do so. Please check back here and look at the Known Bugs / Issues panel below for more info. Thanks!

June 10, 2022 – 3:08pm

Hello All, we’ve got a few great updates geared towards improving your livestream experiences for both streamers and viewers. The following updates have been released to the system and are now live:

• Livestream chats will now display in the correct time-sorted ordering.
• Multiple visual refinements for livestream chat to make it easier to see who is saying what.
• Corrected text-wrapping in the livestream chat and Direct Message text input boxes.
• Corrected livestream URLs copy function allowing users to copy the working livestream URL to share their current streams (in Livestream Settings)

We are continuing to work on updates to improve security and enhance the user experience and we appreciate your patience while we do so. Please check back here and look at the Known Bugs / Issues panel below for more info. Thanks!

June 7, 2022 – 6:50pm

The dev team has been working on a large package of updates which we expect to deploy this week.

These fixes address a collection of issues with the livestream chat, restoring functionality and improving on look and feel, enable users with “lost” accounts to recover them, restore content push to the main timeline and fix a few visual issues across the site.

• Link previews in posts
• Support for .MOV files
• Real-time updates to Livestream Chat
• Word wrapping in Chat and DM fields
• Proper sorting of Chat messages
• Additional visual enhancements to Chat
• Fix for stream URL copy/paste
• Auto-Refreshing of the home feed
• Clean-up of warning messages site-wide
• Account validator tool for accounts with lost/malformed email addresses


May 27, 2022 – 2:32pm

Today the development team released some changes to the chat feature but as we broke the work into two pieces, we’ll be announcing the completion of work on the chat functionality next week when the second part is released.

May 20, 2022 – 6:59pm

I am very happy to tell you that the dev team has just released three important updates.

1) Display Content for Logged Out Users – Now when you share a link to a flote post or profile on other sites, individuals who are not Flote users or who are but are currently logged out will be able to see that content properly.

2) Link Comments in Notifications to Original Posts – Now when someone comments on your posts, the notification will link back to the original post when clicked.

3) Corrected URL Handling – Now when you paste a URL into a post from Odysee or some other site that has unusual link formatting, it will properly appear as a link.

Please view the “Known Bugs / Issues” panel to see what else is prioritized and coming up.


May 12, 2022 – 3:16pm

These are the items currently in QA awaiting approval to go live to production.

• Adding support for .MOV video files from Mac desktop and mobile devices
• Post Editing of Media (addition and deletion of media to already published posts)
• Correction of Dark Mode colors on home feed view
• Multiple corrections to URL handling including proper handling of Odysee URLs
• Fix for “Reposting breaks the page” issue
• Addition of thumbnails to video files

Please view the “Known Bugs / Issues” pane to see what else is prioritized and coming up.

May 10, 2022 – 4:18pm

We’ve just pushed the following changes to the production site. Please refresh your device to see the changes and thank you for your ongoing patience as we revise and improve Flote.

• Fixes to the mobile post function
> The post button is now larger
> Option switches are moved out of the way of the thumb
> Elements are properly spaced and contained in the card
> Like / Comment / Repost buttons now fit in the screen

• Logged-out page more mobile friendly
> Navigation now uses mobile styling
> Content properly aligned and spaced

• Post Completed Notification fixed
> A spelling error in the notification has been corrected

There are more items being reviewed by our QA lead which should be ready for production in the coming days so please stay tuned. Meanwhile, if you have questions, comments or bug reports, submit them in the form below. Thank you!



May 10, 2022 – 12:40am

Image posting has been restored and all of the posts you made with images during the downtime have been published. No content was lost.

Thank you for your understanding as we worked to resolve this issue.


We are currently tracking an issue that is preventing posts with included files from completing.

This issue will be fixed shortly and we apologize for the difficulty.


May 5, 2022 – 12:27pm

Our team is back from FloteFest and hard at work. Here’s where things stand at the moment:

Currently in QA

• Display of content for logged out users
• Fixes for URL handling
• Fixes to Mobile View posting
• Mobile View fixes for home page
• Dark Mode home feed color adjustments
• Support for .mov files on desktop and mobile devices
• Post Editing for media

Currently In Progress

• Previews for externally linked content in posts
• Feed Auto-Refresh

Please fill in our support form below if you have a bug or issue to report. Thank you!


Apr 24, 2022 – 1:35pm

We have just released an update to resolve the issue where your account is being logged out whenever you close the browser tab. This issue has been particularly effecting mobile users but may have been happening on other browsers and platforms as well.

The change adds a “Remember Me” checkbox to the login screen. That’s it. Click the checkbox next time you log in and you should be good to go!

Please review our work-in-progress and known bugs on our support page at which will be updated shortly.

Currently in QA

• Mobile View fixes for home page
• Fixes to text formatting for comments and replies
• Post Editing for titles and text
• Fixes to Mobile View posting

Currently In Progress

• Dark Mode home feed color adjustments
• Display of content for logged out users
• Previews for externally linked content in posts
• Post Editing for Media

Please fill in our support form below if you have a bug or issue to report. Thank you!



Apr 19, 2022 – 6:05pm

The folllowing fixes and updates have been released to the production server… meaning they’re live now! If you’re not seeing them, please refresh your cache and check it again!

• Proper use of thumbnail-sized images in the timeline
• Fix for multi-image view in timeline
• Two back-end fixes that won’t be visible to end users

Apr 15, 2022 – 2:19pm

The following fixes and updates have just been released to production… which means they’re live now!

• Color enhancements to Dark Mode in in the User Profile View
• Color enhancements to Dark Mode in the Direct Messages View
• Reposting content no longer causes the feed to scroll to the top
• The vertical scroll bar should now appear properly

If you are seeing these issues still, please just reload the page. If the issues persist, especially on mobile devices, please clear your browser cache and try again. If that doesn’t address the issues, please file a bug report on the form below.

And, once again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work to resolve these issues.


Apr 14, 2022 – 3:32pm

These items are currently in QA and, if passed, will be pushed to production either this evening or tomorrow.

• Prevent reposts from causing feed scroll
• Implement hard deletion of posts
• Dark mode color fixes
• Vertical scroll bar fix
• Post editing of text and headers


Apr 11, 2022 – 7:51pm

The following updates were just pushed to production:

• New grey background for single image/video posts
• Fix for long URLs in the post card
• Dark Mode preference saved across sessions
• User Spotlight photos on home page restored


Flote is up and running with no known infrastruction or stability issues.

The list of tasks in progress and known bugs/issues has been updated today. Please click the “Known Bugs / Issues” pane below to see the list.


Apr 8, 2022 – 1:18pm

These are the items our team is working on for release today or tomorrow:

  • Updates to the Comment box to add a “send” button
  • Small refinements to the DM page
  • Adjustments to the appearance of single image posts
  • Reduce size of images in timeline to use lower resolution thumbnails
  • Implementing hard deletion of posts
  • Post editing
  • Fixes to the mobile view home page
  • Refinements to Dark Mode colors
  • A quick fix for making Dark Mode stick across log-outs

Thank you again for your ongoing patience and understanding as we move forward.


Apr 8, 2022 – 2:47am

Here’s what’s on deck for the day’s fixes and updates. We will let you know when items are ready to push to production.

Waiting for QA:
• Fixes to the User Spotlight Photos
• Saving of Dark Mode setting across logins
• Mobile view updates to home page
• Background field color for Single Image posts

Items In Progress:
• Loading proper image thumbnails on timeline
• Hard deletion of posts
• Loading of Metadata on URL posts
• Fix long URLs overflowing out of the post
• Updates to Dark Mode colors for DMs, • Profile and Home Feed
• Post editing for text and title
• Fixes to mobile view post interface


Apr 7, 2022 – 3:38PM

Hello all… quick message about Followers / Following numbers. You have NOT LOST FOLLOWERS.

Those numbers may be reversed in your case… note the number following and if you did not follow that many people, it’s because the numbers are reversed.

Sorry this is confusing to everyone but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The dev team is still working on correcting the following/follower counts. I just unfollowed and followed a user which updated their followers number. If you unfollow someone and follow them back, it will reset your following count. That’s the work-around.

Our team will do a data pass to recalculate those numbers soon so everyone won’t have to do this manually.

Apr 7, 2022 – 12:53am

Here are the items our development team is working on at the moment:

  • Updating Dark Mode colors in home feed
  • Cleanup mobile view of site splash page
  • Display of content for public users (hotlinking content)
  • Adding a “submit” button to the comments field
  • Cleanup of the DMs page
  • Cleanup of mobile sign-in page
  • Fix posting on mobile
  • Post Editing

We will let you know when these changes are completed and the next production push occurs.


Apr 6, 2022 – 5:40pm is currently up and functioning with ongoing cleanup and refinement from the transition. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this time.

The following items were released today:

  • Updates to the modal post dialogue
  • Updates to the profile settings page
  • Additional fixes to the followers/following counters
  • Adjustments to the way images fit in the timeline
  • Some important changes to how NSFW content is tagged and handled
  • Corrections to outside social media site linking on profiles
  • The addition of a user selectable “NSFW” setting for marking their own profile NSFW
  • Addition of “Comments” to the post engagement popup

Meanwhile, please open the “Known Bugs / Issues” panel below to see an active list of items in progress in order of their priority.

Apr 2, 2022 – 4:25pm

The dev team is currently prioritizing our open issues. There are quite a few, to be sure, but we are collecting, de-duplicating, organizing and prioritizing them for fixing and refinement.

The next big push is going to be getting the mobile view into working order. We are aware this is woefully inadequte at the moment and are prioritizing it for work.


Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. The dev team is still hard at work this weekend making adjustments to the front and back end and from where I sit, things are looking better and we continue to work. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We will update here later today with a detailed, itemized list of issues and a link to a new “Known Bugs and Reporting” page where you can review the list of issues we’re aware of and working on.


Video and audio uploads have resumed. We’ve still got work to do but things are beginning to shape up. We will see you in the morning with more fixes.


Apr 1, 2022 – 9:14pm

Video and audio uploading will be down for a little while as we do some back-end tweaks. Those capabilities should be restored in short order. Meanwhile, fixes are progressing and the team is focused on feed display speed improvements at the moment.

More information as it’s available.



If you are using a password manager such as Brave, Dashlane, Nord or Apple, etc… it may attempt to automatically auto-fill your Flote login “email address” field with your Flote username.

If this happens, please click the “Recover Password” (turn off auto-fill temporarily if you must) and enter your email addres there to complete the password recovery process.

The new login requires your email address… your username will not work for password recovery.


As we get into evening of Day 1, notifications are working now and the main feed is operating smoothly and our development team continues to grind away on bugs and issues.

I realize this may not mean much to regular folks who are accustomed to sites “just working” but the rate at which bugs are being identified, prioritized, fixed and deployed to production is getting close to 20 or 30 per hour. This rate of revision would have been impossible in our previous version and our team is not only getting it done, but doing so with excitement.

Please stay with us as we continue to work toward a point where Flote works the way you expect it to.


Hey all, things are looking a lot more spiffy now… we found some gremlins that weren’t visible until we were working with live data. Feeds are loading quicker, images are posting… it’s coming together. Thank you for your patience!


As people start to sign in and we get deeper into it today, we see there are a lot of issues that need attention, first of which is the password reset email thing. We’ve upgraded the email service for faster delivery and extended the timeout on the reset link so you should be able to do that more easily now.

Many other items are being worked on including feed issues, image attachment uploading, display of text and controls… a lot of things got broken in the move from our QA environment to the live environment… the dev team is working hard to resolve these issues today and through the weekend and we appreciate your patience while we work through them this morning.


The short list of fixes to be worked on immediately has been identified. We are aware of a number of issues and refinements that need to be addressed but these are the top few for the moment:

  1. Timeline Post/Display
  2. Image Attachments
  3. Notifications Display
  4. Set View Default from Global to Friends
  5. Dark Mode Color and Sticky Fixes
  6. Post Body Text Fixes (hashtags, links, text wrapping, etc)
  7. Span / Bot Banning Admin Tool

We appreciate your bug reports and comments… we want to deliver a product to you that we can all be proud of and though we’re not quite there yet, we are very confident that we will get there together soon.


Apr 1, 2022 – 2:31am

The new version of Flote is live and going through its shakedown. You’re going to see some issues, some minor, some significant, while the dev team irons out the kinks.

Caching, uploading, timeline… these things will be resolved in short order and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to get them resolved.


Mar 31, 2022 – 7:52pm

There is one remaining issue to resolve relating to our live streaming setup before the team is ready to pull the trigger. This issue may be resolved in a half an hour or it may take until tomorrow.

This is the nature of launching a complex system… and while our entire team is eager to push the system live, we want to make sure this critical element is in place before doing so.

We’ll update you once again later tonight when the decision is made to either launch or push until the morning.

For what it’s worth, I personally sat on the shore at Canaveral Bay, waiting to see a SpaceX launch for three straight days… and when it finally went up, it was worth every moment. We appreciate your patience and we promise you it will be worth the wait.



We’re getting close to the finish line here… just a couple of blocking issues remaining and the team is moving strong toward the finish line.

Stay with us just a little bit longer and we’ll have some news about the final launch shortly. Also if you would, check out “The Drop”, COO Alex Martin’s weekly live show which will be visible on our Facebook and YouTube channels today at 5pm Eastern where we’ll be joined by Spike Cohen and then our CTO Patrick Smith to give us an update on the Flote V1.0 Delivery.


While we all wait anxiously for the Flote reboot, how about joining us in our official Telegram channel for a quick visit with some of our other community members?


The team is still at work this morning. Our objective is to release a site that is stable, scalable and secure… but there’s always that last 5% of finishing work that needs to be done before we can call this ready to go.

The checklist is getting shorter and the remaining issues are mostly look-and-feel related… and we are not even at the 24hr mark yet.

Please hang in there and we appreciate your patience while we complete this process.


Mar 30, 2022 – 9:27pm

The changeover is still in progress and the number of blockers on the checklist is getting smaller. Again, we appreciate your patience while we work through this complex process.

We think you’ll be impressed by how quick the new site is… the reset password functionality is super easy and hey… Dark Mode!



The Bote system has been retired and our dev team is working to bring the new V1.0 production environment online.

For those of you who may be professionals in your own field but not deeply familiar with the process of software development, maybe a bit of explanation would be helpful.

The “catamaran” development, testing and production environments that we’ve been working on have been running in parallel with the “bote” environments (the you’ve been using) throughout the development process. The transition from one to the other is more involved than simply throwing a switch on a streetcar track, though.

There’s a checklist of items that need to be done before we go live, including domain name changes that need to be made several times, each of which can take from 1 to 24 hours to propagate. Then there’s the process of scaling up the new production environment from a low “dev” capacity to a higher “production” capacity, there’s the disabling of the current platform, final testing of the authentication process, final data migrations (copying and translating your posts, images and videos from the old database to the new, different one), updating deployment pathways so that changes going forward are directed to the proper location, testing the migration, testing the functionality, making whatever repairs and adjustments are needed as a result of the move, and then… finally… re-routing the DNS so that it points to the new production server.

So yeah, it’s not as easy as it seems but our team is hard at work to get it done. At this point they’re about a third through that checklist already and while we’re asking for two days, we expect it to go a bit faster than that. Meanwhile, grab a coffee, pick up a nice book, pet a dog or talk to some plants and we’ll be back really soon!



Flote will be offline starting at 2:30pm Eastern for up to two days while we make the transition to our V1.0 release. We are hoping to keep the downtime as short as possible.

Please watch here for updates and information related to this downtime and expected resumption of service.


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