JulayWorld will be recreated with a few boards remaining under a different name (TBA) using a new imageboard software. I'll be helping the BOs who are willing to create their own imageboard migrate their boards.
The elephant in the room: Which boards are to be kept?
I've decided to keep the following boards:
/jenny/ because the BO has special circumstances, will help until they can find a better place
I've also realized that 3 months is too short a time for some smaller boards to find a suitable home. I'll allow boards which couldn't find a home in on a per-request basis until they can make their own imageboard or find someone else to host them.
JulayWorld will be re-born on 2020-07-27. Garfield has stolen the pipe, but the paper is in a loop -- and you can see that once again, Jon is sitting in his chair reading his newspaper.
I'll copy this verbatim from the first thread since my thoughts haven't changed.
In these past 9 months, I've come to realize that the idea of a centralized imageboard with open/semi-open board creation is flawed in the current year. In my experience, entralization causes three main problems when it comes to imageboards:
a) Big responsibility,
b) Disinterest in the imageboard,
c) Single point of failure.
Running an imageboard with a lot of boards is a risky endeavor with a big responsibility. Until now, I've been fine with running it, but as of recently, more and more threats have showed up for Julay, and I don't want the management of Julay to take over my life like it did for Freddit. I honestly have a lot of IRL things to do, and everytime something happens on Julay I have to drop everything I'm currently doing and work on fixing whatever happened, which (in the case of stuff like takedowns) costs both serious amounts of time and also money.
In the past few months, I've felt that I've become more and more distant to Julay. The main reason is because I don't use most of the boards that are on Julay. I don't want to manage boards that I don't personally have any interest in, and so their moderation woes have become more and more of a burden as time went on, and at this point I don't want it to go on like this. I'm sorry to disappoint people, but I'm not going to become Moot 3.0 and devote my life to Julay.
It also worries me that there is only a single location for most of the boards in the webring. The entire point of the webring was to have many boards each catering to their own community and their own related boards so a board going down wouldn't affect the others and the other boards could provide a shelter temporarily if necessary. However, human nature states that people will always flock to the lowest barrier to entry. It is much easier to create a board on an existing imageboard than it is to start a new one for yourself. Therefore, Julay has overgrown to almost 100 boards, which is a shame and something I should've prevented early on. However, at the time (August-October 2019) there were still many communities left without a home as 8chan died and left behind a void that has been unfilled since (8kun is not, and will never be 8chan), and so I've provided board creation for boards that didn't have anywhere to go. However, since then a lot of dust has settled and I think it's time for people to slowly expand out and fulfill the webring's original purpose.
What will happen to everyone else?
Board owners can contact me with proof of their board ownership to get help with setting up their own imageboard. If multiple board owners are willing to set up an imageboard together they should also let me know. You can contact me at admin <> julay ! world, or #julayworld @ Rizon.
I am going to be working hard to make an easy to understand guide for people to set up their own imageboards within the next few days. I will try to make it as retard-friendly as possible, and I will try to provide help to people who have trouble setting it up.
Additionally, I've gotten back to working on Final Solution day and night. Final Solution (when completed) will create an imageboard mesh, which should (hopefully) eventually replace the current webring system and be more resilient than the webring.
What about the donations?
I currently have enough donations to cover the time Julay will still operate as Julay. I haven't decided whether I will accept donations again after the rebirth.
What happens if the site goes down before that?
If Julay goes down before I have finished all my preparations, there will probably a period of downtime before the new site is launched.
It's been 5 days since the announcement and we already have 3 new nodes in the webring. I see this as a great improvement. Hope everyone can find (or make themselves) a home.
Edited last time by robi on 05/03/2020 (Sun) 18:26:48.