Thawing KolymaNETNotice: Following the cracking of my "!WezrG/5mtU" tripcode, I will now sign public messages with my PGP key. Read
It has been a very rough couple of weeks for me. From having my sites spammed with CP by some idiot, to having my tripcode cracked, a 2-hour long DDOS attack, and preparing to say goodbye to some dearest friends who work in Kolyma, its been bumpy.
I want the veil of secrecy, suspicion, and fighting which I have partook in, and sometimes caused, to cease.
After discussing some changes with a close friend of mine, I have decided to officially end the KolymaNET dominance I have forced upon some websites of mine.
What does this mean? Well, it means I will scale back KolymaNET to be a service-based company instead of the aggregation methods we previously seeked. This means working more on providing services to other websites, such as hosting, spam protection, ddos protection, and software production.
I will distance KolymaNET from each Bulletin Board it manages and slowly transfer power of them to individual people. The dissolution of KolymaBBS begins now. I have already done this for Gurochan, handing over the keys to Kutay Demir, i.e. Kaguya, who is a friend of mine. He will work independantly from me, make his own decisions, and maintain gurochan himself. Gurochans only relation to me now is the hosting and their use of my closed-source imageboard software — and I will still step in if Kutay needs help or Gurochan is imminent danger, but I otherwise will leave most of the boards to themselves.
Some changes I plan on are moving ayashii.net to become a board of heyuri, moving "KolymaBBS" boards to 9ch, and dismantling the large "Central Group" apparatus, an ugly stain in our history. Several employees have been purged for their part in crimes they commited under KolymaNETs rule, such as the unlawful gurochan cease and desist letter, the lolifox attempted-seizure, and the unjust removal of other members of KolymaNET.
I myself will be stepping back from the reigns a little bit. I will completely remove Heyuri from KolymaNET and make it independant, its own special place, like it was and was meant to be. I will still personally manage it, however.
I would also like to sincerely apologize to sageru.org and 4-ch.net - two sites which I always admired from a distance. I brought unecessary drama to those websites. I would hope that could both forgive me and that I may someday post on them, anonymously, and even enjoy Ayashii's World without faganon having a fit.
Apologies are not enough, which is why I will be introducing sincere change as well. This, I all call the "KolymaNET thaw", similar to the "Kruschev thaw" after the death of stalin. A thawing of tension and ambiguity.
In total, about 2 dozen members of the central group will be purged, the remaining members will be moved to other positions, and then the apparatus will be dismantled and its resources given to Heyuri.
I did this partly out of will, and partly out of having no choice. My bad reputation, which I brought upon myself, but which was also unjustly forced on me by subversive enemies, has only served in detriment to the fun and amazing sites which I have governed over for so long.
I only hope that the dark chapter I brought upon some websites can finally be closed, and that we can all advance peacefully, and forgive eachother.