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 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 to minimize downtime. Guess it didn't work because from 3 completely different networks I can no longer ping 188.8.131.52. And it would take like 10 seconds for resolution to failover to 184.108.40.206 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..