So I don't know how many people on my friendslist are members over at y!Gallery, but that is pretty much my "main" site where I post fic, view art, etc. Yes, it's a site dedicated to slash and yaoi fanfic and fanart, or just the male form in general, but that's what I like. :3
A few days ago, this was posted on the site:
URGENT: 11th hour plea for sysadmins
y!Gallery has been being run for some time now without anyone actually in charge of the maintenance and upkeep of our server. In order to keep the site online and operational, we are in urgent need of at least one qualified system administrator that understands Debian Linux and md softraid and would be willing to monitor the server and address problems as they occur.
The site runs on a stack of lighttpd, PHP, and MySQL, and the chat service runs on jabberd14, but these are mostly stable at this point and do not really need much attention paid to them, so if you do not have much/any experience with these things, it does not really matter.
If we do not find a qualified system administrator capable of ensuring our server stays online and operational, y!Gallery will be forced to end operations and shut down on 14 February. If you are able to fill this role, please contact me privately via PM as soon as possible.
Thanks for your attention.
So of course, people are panicking and such, posting journals saying where else they can be found in case the site dies, etc. I really really REALLY don't want the site to go down, there's really no where else to find good well... guy on guy fanart porn in one place. I refuse to go over to DeviantArt because it's just such a steaming pile of crap site that gives my computer viruses (but I refuse to pay them to have a premium account so that I don't get viruses from their stupid ads, I honestly think that's how they get you) and they also have that lovely double standard of "hey, you can post a picture of a close-up of a fucking vulva and it's totally art but a picture of a cock in any way, shape or form is porn." I'm not fond of fanfiction.net either, there's just so much crap to wade through there as well so that pretty much leaves me with LJ and... not much else. D:
So if anyone knows anyone at all that can help with the plight over at y!Gallery (and I honestly don't know WHY they didn't mention this sooner instead of being all like, "Hey in two weeks we might have to shut down for good!") please email the person who runs the gallery at email@example.com. I don't know her real name or anything, I only know her by the name themdolphins. ^_^;; Unfortunately, this position is a volunteer-type thing, so it's not like you'd be getting paid, it would be out of the goodness of your heart. And if man on man stuff isn't your kind of thing, you don't even have to see what's being posted there, it can be filtered out.
So yeah, please... save the man pr0nz!! D:
I did see a Tweet from y!Gallery earlier today saying that they might have good news to report soon, but the more people who can offer to help, the better!! *pleading eyes*
And to the anon who sent me the adorable puppy, thank you so much! <3