🇬🇧 This is not an easy toot, so I'll be brief.
Due to a change in my personal circumstances, I will not be able to continue to manage the Mammouth Café for much longer.
- new registrations are no longer possible
- the site will remain active in any case until December 21, 2017
- after which, I will make a backup of his condition (just in case) and he will be taken offline
I regret this more than I can express.
@skk First: thanks for hosting this instance, it's been a great resource and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your doing this.
Second: don't beat yourself up. Situations change, and I've seen plenty of this on myself and others.
Third: I hope everything is OK with you, and if you have needs, please let us know. I'm not sure what I can do other than spread word, but I'll do that.
I'm not sure there's software for that... but as long as only public toots were included, it shouldn't be too difficult.That's certainly a project I could take on, as it wouldn't necessarily require learning Mastodon/Ruby/Rails.
I'd definitely need the database and media files, tho.
@woozle Certainly, and I would do my best to help. But, from my own personal experience, it would be best if more than one person took over, I'm just saying...
If interest in this is genuine, I'm willing to keep things going a little while more in their current state, until a transition can be organized.
Would anyone be interested in helping me migrate and/or maintain an existing Masto instance that's otherwise going to be mothballed?
I'll probably need help with both, as I was never able to get Mastodon running even when I was actually following the instructions -- though maybe 2.0 is easier? -- and I'm not sure what maintenance tasks might be involved.
What I can definitely offer is (a) a server and (b) years of familiarity with LAMP. (Masto uses LNPR.)