Looks like LR had a little dns issue causing the global timeline not to update. Now here is the strange part.
On lr server i used 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 to minimize downtime. Guess it didn't work because from 3 completely different networks I can no longer ping 220.127.116.11. And it would take like 10 seconds for resolution to failover to 18.104.22.168 which I guess was enough time for mastodon to fail to resolve.
I moved the dns back to the my dns server and everything is working.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..