I am really rather sad about the friends.nico news 😦
As I understand, Dwango has not been doing too well financially and while they have previously expanded into providing various services including a Mastodon server (friends.nico), now they are shutting down all ventures that don't bring revenue
I'm sad because they've got an amazing domain name, super cute elephant drawings, I have spoken to their engineers over video, they invited me to Tokyo (although I didn't go, I attended over teleconference)
@Gargron what happened?
@Gargron Would also like to know what's happened.
@Gargron maybe they could sell it to you
@Gargron Couldn't they fund it via Patreon or so?
@Gargron wait friends.nico is shutting down?! why cant we take it over?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!