Some of you may have seen me here or there, but if you haven’t met me I’ll give you a brief rundown.
I’ve been the web admin of FC since the beginning of this year, but I’ve been an (inactive) member for a year or so. During the booru days, I was an avid lurker, so I missed most of the drama that happened there, and basically just ended up back in the FC shortly after all of that transpired.
Those of you who remember the big outage in December last year, that’s about when I joined and started maintaining the server.
Now, why am I making this announcement? As some of you know, Virgil is stepping down. As for the precise reasons, I’m not sure what he’s shared, but if you’d like to know more about it you can try and ask him, but I won’t speak of anything I don’t know for sure he wants publicly discussed. Whatever the case may be, FC is going down in a couple months, though most likely earlier if a replacement site has been made.
And that’s where I come in! After discussing with Virgil, the plan is that I’m going to get a new server, hopefully restore the backup of the old website, and y’all can go on browsing the same way as before. I’m open to any future suggestions of course, new plugins and features, but first and foremost my priority is to just stabilize a new place and restore the status quo. Rest assured in any case, none of your stuff will get lost. Before we’re switching off the old website, I’ll make sure to do a big announcement (or Virgil will make one) and I’ll make yet another back up to get as much recent data as possible. If all goes according to plan, you won’t even notice it.
Now, on to the next order of business, domain names! Virgil owns “fluffycommunity.com”, technically we could see about transferring ownership to me, but the domain’s a bit pricy and we could probably get a better deal, for instance “fluffy-community.com” is about half as pricy and is basically the same name.
However, I figured it’d be interesting to do some sort of poll in regards to the new domain name, it’s not something you get the chance to do very often. Right now we have a few handful suggestions, anything from “fluffpile.com” to “hasbio.com” is okay, the only requirement in my mind is that it’s related to Fluffies in some way. My personal favorite is “fluffy.space”, though that’s a bit pricy, but maybe it’d be worth it.
In any event, feel free to shoot me DMs about this or leave some comments, I’m all ears to suggestions or questions you may have about any of this. I don’t have an exact date for the transfer, I bought the server today, hopefully have it set up by the end up the week if my free time allows for it.