Nexxus to turn over Furnation, gafiate
In an article posted to alt.fan.furry and alt.lifestyle.furry on Tuesday, Nexxus (James Robertson) announced that he has transferred ownership and administration of the Furnation servers and services to Rackett and that he plans to gafiate from furry fandom. For his announcement, see below; click here to see the complete article that was posted to Usenet, which also deals with a nasty bit of recent mudslinging.
I want to make it officially known that as of Noon on Monday June 24th, 2002 the ownership of FurNation and all services has been transferred to Scott (or known in furry fandom as Rackett). Rackett had been the system administrator for FN over the last few months and was helping me at the table last year at Anthrocon. Some of you may have met him there.
I wish everyone to understand that Rackett saved FurNation just before I almost yanked the SDSL cord out of the wall. After talking over the situation for a few hours I came to the decision to leave the fandom and get on with my life.
I have cancelled my flight to Anthrocon this year. I will not be attending any further events dealing with the fandom.
The FurNation Magazine Issue #3, which was to be sold this year at Anthrocon, will be put on hold until Rackett can come up with the funds needed to produce it. Hopefully it will only be a short delay in production.
We will arrange to have the SDSL lines that run FurNation moved from my house to Rackett's and I will transfer all the necessary computers and components to his location.
I have made an agreement with Rackett that free web hosting for furry artists and writers will always be available on FurNation. Rackett will have complete control of FurNation other than this one request. I believe he will make a very good administrator.
I will be calling Kurst tomorrow to see if he would like to help Rackett with the day to day operations of FurNation.
This decision has not been made in haste. I have been running FurNation for over 5 years now, and it is time to hand over the system to a new administrator.
I have learned many things from being in furry fandom, and the most important is that when you build something you love someone will always be there to try and tear it apart. I would rather give FurNation to another person than to see Smash make false accusations against me and try to do FurNation and the rest of the artists and writers who are hosted there any further harm.
I want everyone to remember that Lycan who created the Yiffco website decided to leave the fandom over a similar situation. VCL and Yerf have both changed ownership. Now it is time for FurNation to change hands.
I want to get on with my life, and I am getting heavily involved with work and the SCA again. I plan on helping out at a renaissance fair here in Dallas called Scarbough doing construction and stuff. So it may be best that Rackett takes over FurNation as he will have more time to complete the new system and manage the services.
For all of you who have called and emailed me with your support over the last few days I send out my warmest thanks. For all of you who have bought magazines and contributed equipment and donations over the years I want you to know how much you have helped keep FurNation online even in the worst of times.
For all my friends in furry fandom please continue to write and call me. Just because I am out of the fandom does not mean that you are all still very good friends of mine. I care about each and every one of you.
Nexxus, AKA: Jessie James Alvin Robertson
(I bet very few of you knew this is my real name)
Former Webmaster of FurNation