While hosting steemit.chat over the last year or so has been challenging and rewarding it's time to hand it off to another team that can better support and improve it. I am currently in talks with a couple of candidates who have expressed interest in taking it over so I suspect this transition will happen to sooner than later.
What to expect:
The hope is that this will go smoothly with minimal service interruptions. That said this will be a one hundred percent platform change and there are a lot of moving pieces. I suspect we'll have some down time while the new environments get setup and the large data sets get migrated.
I'll keep you all posted as best I can but also look to whichever team eventually takes on this task to provide better system updates than I have in the past.
Thank you all for your support during the systems many ups and downs. There is a long list of people that help every day with the operations of the system and they should be able to continue to do so going forward if they wish.