🔴⚠️ niu.moe, very important ⚠️🔴
TLDR; niu.moe will close at the end of March 2020.
Thanks a loooot everyone
Also to make it clear another time : I'm not leaving, I'm only letting the ship sink.
So uh now that I'm more calm now I want to reply to some of the questions and plans for future
Don't worry I will try to find ideas for everyone to stay in contact if they wish to, this could be some simple page hosted on the ashes of niu with a link to all your alts next to your usernames/profile pic, or better, I will think about it, also if you have ideas you can reach me.
So yes, you will not miss anyone, this will stay as some kind of index to find all of you back :3
I will try to include all of this in a email for all of, including help to backup your datas.
In the meanwhile, ya can follow this useful doc https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/how-to-migrate-from-one-server-to-another/
My heart is quite torned up too because so much memories here but well, not gonna re-say everything, public instances are too much for me.
I stopped the Patreon for a month, and will renew the stop each months, I don't want to take the page down because I still have the "founder" privileges on there so it would be dumb to loose it in case I start doing drawing of my feet for a living... well. So I will contact you on there one by one about this and restart it when everyone is aware. Non-replying people will be removed from it.
For people that move already, please don't delete your account ASAP for obvious reasons, I wouldn't be able to build a "where you went" page if you remove your account from here, since it will act as a reference for me to verify you are you :o
So uh, concerning "niu index project" (to keep in touch where everyone went) something that will keep all users email/username/password and that would be kept almost indefinitely on the domain should be enough imho?
Like a big index that would redirect niu.moe/@Usernames to a tiny bio page you can customize or delete when connected.
Should be lightweight enough and instance agnostic to be in use for others too
@Miaourt is there a way to download all my photos and stuff?
@Miaourt oh okay I thought it only grabbed my followers. Thank you miaourt.
@Miaourt could you please give us time to delete our accounts after you make that page? bc after niu is down, these accounts will stay in fedi forever as ghosts, and we will be unable to do anything about it
@leip4Ier yeah ofc, as I said niu will go down in march, so it should let you enough time to do whatever you need before.
@Miaourt oh, i just thought that you would be gathering data for the who went where page right before shutting the servers down. is that not so? (sorry for asking many questions ^^")
Id rather not being present in this index.
@cafou ofc, if you deleted your account before you will not be able to be found there
And I will let people delete their tiny page from the index if they want, as I said.
It will contain whatever people want them to contain
@Miaourt Sounds awesome. One thing worth considering is if it's possible to retain something of a read-only ActivityPub "API", so that throwing the full username or url in the mastodon search bar on another instance still displays something useful.
I wonder if a few static JSON files are sufficient or if that'll be more complicated...
@ayo I think I will try to make it as static as possible, but it will definitely need to be somehow dynamic to handle edits and stuff.
Maybe after some years the page will go full static and yall will need to email me to change stuff lol
>[...] to a tiny bio page you can customize or delete when connected.
I think it would be too complex to be left alone.
I'd rather propose a non-user customizable bio (only you could modify or erase it) made from the account bio as last seen at the moment of closing.
@Chuculate dw, It wouldn't be too much complex trust me, it's just keeping user's mail, username, password, tiny bio, tiny avi and link where they moved in a tiny db
It's not gonna weight more than a few mb in the end and would run easily on a potato
@Miaourt let me know if you want help! i know a little bit of webdev (though i still have quite a bit to learn!)
@Miaourt It does make me sad that it's going
I'm gonna miss our little corner of the internet
But don't let people bulli you about it Léo
At the end of the day it's your server and you can shut it down if you desire to.
You are a great admin and the time I spent on Niu I'll cherish forever!
Welcome to your niu world ! We are a cute and loving international community Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ !