I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer operate Hitmanforum in a way that I would like. I find that my real life responsibilities are taking more of my time, and that I have become less invested in the online community (and gaming in general).
I’ve tried to compensate for some of that by choosing Discourse as a self-regulating platform for civil discussion. However, even Discourse requires moderation and attention.
Financially, the patreon donations do not seem to sustain the upkeep of a managed Discourse instance in the long term. I would like to see Hitmanforum independent (paid for by patrons) and advertisement-free, however the truth is that this is not sustainable if I can not put in the time attend to things like moderation or system operations.
I believe that Hitmanforum deserves someone who can give it full attention, and I feel that I can no longer do that, so I have decided to transfer the ownership of the site to @Jarbinger. I’ve worked with and trusted him with hitmanforum for as long as I can remember. He has the experience and technical know-how to run a place like hitmanforum. In fact one could say that he has already been doing so for years
I’ll still be a member of the forum, but I won’t be responsible anymore. Over the next few days I’ll be transferring full control to him.
I love Hitmanforum and am so grateful for the past seventeen years and want to thank you all for sticking with me all this time.
I have had so much fun and met so many wonderful people through this community.
I’m also very happy that the Hitman games are popular as ever and thriving. I’ll never forget you. Thank you all! and see you around!