It is time to shut down the FragDev GNUsocial instance; it will be taken down on June 30th, 2017. I've thought a lot about this, and due to some new developments in my life and the resources an instance requires, this seems like a good time to call it quits.
I've privately notified the FragDev users. They have all been wonderful, both before and after notification.
I am not sure whether I am leaving GNUsocial altogether. There are plenty of good instances out there to join, but the fediverse has become more representative of the planet as a whole recently. As Christopher M. Hobbes put it recently:
i like the pile of old crotchety hackers/duffers i started with here back when i first jumped onto statusnet. the federation of weebs have been a mixed bag, though.
That is putting it very, very democratically. I feel like the Internet, as with the rest of the world, has turned into a bit of a high-powered fecal cannon lately. While social medias of all kinds are not the cause of that, using them is the metaphorical equivalent of aiming that cannon towards yourself.
I've never been highly social, even during the days of IRC. GNUsocial's been the peak for me in regards that, and I need to decide if I want to keep it up or not.
Tags: server gnusocial
Just in case you did not see it, if you're still wishing to use GNU social, you're welcome to have an account on Federati. This also applies to your currently-active users and our bot-buddy x11r5 and his botmeister fo0bar. I still have some preparation to do before adding more users, but if you or $ACTIVE_USER is interested, let me know.
lnxw48a1 – https://nu.federati.net/notice/90633