instance meta, notice of closure 

I've thought about my experience with running an instance used by multiple people, and have decided that I don't feel like I will be able to reliably keep up with the moderation work required to keep things running well. Stressful social situations have never been my strong suit - as a matter of fact, it's demonstrably the thing I'm worst at.

Therefore, I have decided I will be moving to my own personal instance and will be sunsetting Transfur Online with no successor instance. I will permanently close operations either when I'm sure all users of Transfur Online who have wanted to migrate their accounts to a new instance has done so, or November 28th, 2020, whichever comes first. At that time, I will run the instance self-destruct command, and will allow the instance domain registration to lapse a few months later.

If someone else trustworthy wishes to take over responsibility for Transfur Online and keep it running, please let me know and we can work something out. I'd even be willing to continue working on it on the technical side - I, however, wouldn't be up to handle the social moderation aspect of things.

I have not determined what my personal instance domain and username will be yet. I'll let y'all know once I have.

if you're wondering the impact this might have on raccoon.army 

Note that this will not affect Raccoon Army, which runs on XMPP and lacks the same moderation challenges a fediverse instance does - the fediverse is designed to spread information and be seen publicly by new people, while XMPP is designed to help those whom already know each other to connect and talk privately.

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