As many noticed, the site was down for several days in mid-June and it was just down for almost a week in July. As those who emailed us during June realized - neither myself or Skywriter were aware that was going to happen. After getting in touch with the former owner, we realized MJFiction had two options:
A) We could purchase it and keep it alive
B) It would be dead within a month and members would receive as much warning as we got when it went offline.
That it came back at all was an odd burst of fortune that we unintentionally caused, and which upset the former owner. This is a problem several sites have come face to face with in the past year, and it's a fact of nature. People move on and interests and priorities change and connection to the MJ fan community fades.
Since you are reading this, I trust it is clear which path we chose. We are sorry that we didn't share more beforehand, or during the downtime, but we had to wait until the handover was complete. There were many additional complications over the past week, which were an immense headache and reaffirmed the reason why we couldn't wait any longer to transfer the site. We try our best to be as transparent as possible, as we know what it is like to be on the other side and really value your activity on here.
We hope to see you guys visiting, posting, and reviewing on here for years to come. There will likely be a few bumps and glitches as we update the appearance and fix some bugs, so please bear with us. If we are ever short with you, know it is because we already have busy lives, so this isn't a transition of convenience. However, we've made efforts to set up this partnership in a way that will make sure the continuance of the site is not dependent on the whims of a single person's interest. What it was, is, and will be, is a labor of love. For both us, and we hope, for each person who reads this. MJFiction is here to honor Michael and serve as a place for fans to join together and share and honor each others' creativity.
Skye and Redone
--Redone on Jul 25, 2016 03:25 am 16 Comments