I’ve been having trouble keeping this instance up - right now, it’s a problem with proxy errors between the docker containers as well as with the Ansible scripts. It’s taking too much time to maintain. I’ll be shutting down wayfarershaven.eu per 31 October 2023.

That means that the fountainpens community here will also disappear. Anyone who would like to restart this on another instance is more than welcome to do so.

  • MidwayTheMagnificent@wayfarershaven.eu
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    10 months ago

    That’s unfortunate, thank you for giving it a solid try!

    My primary instance is stable, and the admin is quite able. I’d consider stepping up. I definitely don’t want to be the only mod for any period of time. It’s not just the time commitment, it’s the implicit non-democratic status of the sub when one person makes all the mod calls. I’m @[email protected] there, incidentally.

    Edit: Went ahead and created it as a placeholder, pending any necessary further discussion or other volunteers here. [email protected]

    Since content is instance-dependent, it might be nice to have a mirror on some other stable instance - not sure how to sync them so both get each others’ posts, but don’t duplicate though. This group in particular tends to have a lot of high-quality content and losing it is a blow - especially to noobs, who we actively want to be friendly and accessible to.

    Is there a library for the API? Would be nice to seed a new community with some/all of the content here, if you don’t object. Not like the reddit mirror bot posting a ton of things, but for initial content. Would prefer not to lose it all.

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    10 months ago

    Oh, that’s sad. I wish I could help, but I don’t have much experience in hosting anything on the web. I could try, but I’m afraid it will end in a disaster.

    Well, thank you and everyone else on this instance. Community is quite nice here.