To all stakeholders of the SPUFserver:
It is with solemn regret that I must announce the indefinite suspension of operations for the SPUFserver, effective May 18th, 2014.
For a while now, it has been apparent that the SPUFserver has not been receiving any significant traffic outside of specially organized events, and even that traffic has been minimal with waning community participation. Even with the cost optimizations that we have performed, server administration is still not a cheap venture, and there is no justification for keeping up a server which is not seeing any use. Thus, I have come to the incredibly difficult decision of shutting down the server as the best option for all involved.
Rest assured that this does not mean a complete loss of SPUF services, as the SPUF Unofficial Network will continue to operate The Daily SPUF going forward, and will remain committed to serve SPUF in whatever capacities are necessary. However, while this may not be the definite end for the server dream, I cannot expect a future return of the server without extensive community support behind such a move.
I would like to thank this wonderful community for the support they have shown this server, its operations, me, and the rest of the staff in our quest to provide a desirable server experience specifically tailored to this community, as well as the many people that I have been able to personally work and play with in my long tenure as the SPUFserver administrator. I am truly grateful for the chance to have been a major contributor to its long and distinguished two-and-a-half-year history, and wish everyone luck in their future endeavors.