witches.town is still, as of this writing, a Mastodon instance. The sysop has announced that she will be shutting down the service on 2018-04-30. They had been a somewhat quirky instance (e.g. the limit for toots is 666 rather than the standard 500, and special symbols were apparently given to users with exactly 666 followers) with a very loyal membership. The sysop stated that she was unwilling to let someone else take over the service (thus contradicting the "burnout" explanation), but would not say why.
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- 12:05 That's it. I'm burnt out. I terminated the server lease.
- 10:03 Reaaaally hot take about transidentity. Be careful, you're about to get yourself burned.
- @Alda is or was an admin on witches.town; not sure what the relationship is, but this toot evidently played a large part in what happened.
- @TheSupreme@witches.town follow list, retrieved 2018-04-02 17:58