So Onstellar raised a bunch of money and then ditched on their community. "Industry personalities" hyped this platform and then left it before it even got going.
The cost excuse is just that, an excuse. As somebody else pointed out, this site can be run much cheaper than using AWS. It cannot be run as a huge money making machine (outside of the ETH they bilked from many of us) so they're shutting it down.
That's why I am making my own. I am a web developer by day, so why not Onstellar-replacement site creator by night?
There is no need to reinvent the wheel - like Onstellar did. I won't be coding a dollar store looking version of Facebook - like Onstellar did. And I certainly do not need hundreds of thousands of dollars in crypto currency - like Onstellar did.
There is no name for this yet. This is just an idea. An idea which came to me after reading all the sad comments on this thread: https://onstellar.com/blogs/132912/onstellar-changes
I did not comment there because Onstellar might take offense and ban my account. I want to contact as many people as possible before they yank the rug out from under us.
So send me an email. Let me know you're interested, and I will add you to the list for updates.
Please share this message with everybody on your Onstellar friend list. Forward them this private message. Share my email address with them and ask them to email me as well. I am planning and WILL be taking action very shortly.
If you received this message, it is because you posted on the Onstellar thread where they announced they were killing off the platform OR you are on my Onstellar friend list. Since I am just going down the list and sending it to everybody, my apologies if you get this twice!
EMAIL ME AT: email@example.com
ps: I sent this to one of the Onstellar devs too. He's on my friend list. But doubt he even sees it. Best of luck to them, but there needs to be a stable community, which this is not it.