@scott Would be really great if DVS could do that. vis.social is a nice alternative for folks who aren't as slack-centered.
@darth_mall @kristinHenry Just a time thing. I mentioned the cost because I don't like asking people for money, but I also don't want to pay for this all myself. :) So part of taking over or helping out would probably involve doing a little more planning than I've done around the financial side. (Hint: I've done no planning, really.) Whenever I ask for more, the same people very generously donate, but I don't think we should rely on the same donors over and over. Then again I'm no fundraised. :)
I'd love suggestions. Would be open to another benevolent dictator taking the reins, or a team effort (probably better): some moderation, some fundraising, some welcoming committee...
@scott @kristinHenry I think a team effort for moderation would be great. It would be good to have an explicit code of conduct as guidance (I remember discussing this back when the instance first started, but can't remember if we ever ended up with one).
It might be good to do the sysadmin/hosting responsibilities the same way for safety, but if you need to get out from under that, I think I can take it over completely.
RE funds, we should talk about current costs
vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in sciArt, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.