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Back in 2019 we had to upgrade the server and the supporting services to cope with the demand of thousands of concurrent users. Up until now these costs have been funded by generous monthly donations, but due to recent banking and accounting complications I'm no longer able to take donations though Patreon.

So over the next few days I'm planning to downsize the server to something that's more reasonable to fund from my own pocket. There might be some downtime, and things might be a little slower, but should still be adequate for the demand we are seeing now.

I will also be open to offers for taking over the platform ownership, I'm less invested these days, and I have little time to invest in developing or promoting the platform. There will be some technical and ethical requirements that will need to be satisfied for someone else to take over, and notice will be given to users in advanced of any changes in ownership to allow users to migrate / delete account data if they wish.

Okay so we have migrated to the new server, there might be some moving teething pains, I'm seeing some media returning 404's which is being looked into. Let me know if you run into any issues

Things are a bit slow due to the rebuilding of home feeds, but that should be completed within an hour or two.

Media issue has been solved also, and everything should be working as expected again.

If you or know someone that would be interested in taking over ABDL.link then please contact support@abdl.link

This will involve taking over the the domain (and costs), migrating the application, DB, and storage to your own server, and then dealing with any technical / operational issues going forward.

Would be good if people could share this on other sites, thinking ABDL Reddit and Twitter. Thanks!

Over the last week we have been speaking with @Pikachu who is potentially interested in taking over ABDL.link. She has been a user for a long time, and we have discussed many of the technical, community, policy and legal aspects of taking this on.

While nothing is official yet, we want to introduce and open up the discussion to everyone about them potentially taking this on.

Hello @Pikachu, and everyone please ask away..

@support @Pikachu do you plan to change anything software-wise? Do you have any ideas on new features?

@tsa @support Software wise I do have some ideas even with hardware involved (not just servers). There are a couple of projects I am working on together with a partner. The underlying software would be moved to be a more high available platform as well. Though for now I would most likely keep it similar to the current software since there are a lot of components that need to be moved. I am of cause open for any ideas you or anyone else has, on software or hardware :)

@tsa @support And of cause thanks for your question, please follow up on it if you have more and/or if I was a bit to goofy in my answer 😋

@support do you have a contact email I can forward? might know someone who would support the site in one way or another.

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