IMPORTANT: I'm preparing to hand off this instance to a new admin, which could be you!
I'll run the instance as normal for three months. In that time, message me if you want to apply to run the instance. Ideally I'd find someone who would maintain the existing instance rules, since users agreed to those when they joined.
Timeline and rationale to follow. [1/2]
If I've found a successor by Oct 9, they will take over the server and hopefully run it without interruption thereafter. If I haven't found one, the server will become unstable and could be down for periods of time. If no successor is found after 6 months (Jan 9), it may go offline.
I don't have time to run it anymore. It crashes randomly, even with only a handful of active users. And I no longer enjoy this type of social media. [2/2]
@dan Maybe vegans who know Mastodon and want to use a vegan-specific instance is a too narrow selection, so it ens up with a very small community. I may head over to a more generalist activism instance like todon.nl or activism.openworlds.info. Plus I think it's better to share ideas and messages to a more diverse community, especially one made of people who are already involved in some cause. I expect they would respond with more interest than a fully diverse community like mastodon.social
@ChameleonScales It's narrow, but I don't think of instances as isolated communities. People's choice of instance is often arbitrary, but they can interact with people on other instances just as easily, aside from the instances that their admin is blocking.
@dan Of course, hashtags and account search are federated, but I like to use local timelines on some communities. And I pretty much never use the federated timeline.
@dan Thanks for the heads-up and everything.
@dan hey Dan, are you aware that user alexgleason is vocally anti-trans? This seems to go against your rules:
Accounts will be suspended for bullying other users, hostile bigotry that would make groups of people feel unwelcome, and egregious spamming.
@brainblasted I’m aware he’s against the idea of trans, and I think he’s wrong, but I’ve only observed opinions on terminology and feminism from him, no direct attacks on another user or anything I would deem hostile.
@dan bigotry itself is hostile towards those it targets, and being anti-trans is bigotry.
@brainblasted Anti-trans is a vague term, which could mean one is opposed to the terminology, or is actually hateful toward trans people. If you can demonstrate that his account reflects the latter, then I'd gladly delete the account, which would make my life easier. Please do so in a report, as this isn't relevant to the post you replied to.
@dan is it okay if I DM you? My software can’t send reports right now.
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