I'm not saying I'm writing up an announcement on our new forums before making it publicly available...but that's exactly what I'm doing.
So excited to be introducing Flarum-based forums and finally deprecating our phpBB one!
@JoshStrobl curious, what is it about phpBB that made you guys want to change to something else?
Recently, the handling of online defamation has become a hot topic on many mass media as well as social media channels. News Article for Reference: https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2020052500387 In response to these reports, it is expected that lawsuits and disclosure requests will become more publicly known; and government agencies will order stricter enforcement in addition to tightening regulations. However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately. Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.