Barnacles needs more love than I can give it. It hasn’t formed a stable community, though we’ve had many wonderful discussions over the last two and a half years. I’m making new personal commitments and can’t invest the time and energy Barnacles needs if it’s going to grow to the point that it’s self-sustaining, with new links and active discussion every day, even though it feels like we’re close. My community attention all goes into running Lobsters, and Barnacles conflicts with one of those new personal commitments.
If you’d be interested in running Barnacles, I’m ready to pass it off. Hosting is a couple bucks a month on Heroku, or you can move to anything you’d like. Most of the moderation duty is dealing with spam; I’ve been thinking for a month or so I should turn off open signups and turn on the invite request queue.
Please contact me in comments or by email if you’d like to take over. Tell me if you have experience with Rails and what you’d like to do with the site. I’ll do what I can to make as seamless a transition as possible.