Check out some helpful tips and info about Socel and Mastodon here: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/basics/
The old instance is still accessible but will not federate due to URLs pointing to different places now.
There is the option to download an archive of your toots in your profile as well as lists of followers and blocked accounts. Lists are transferable here, archives are unfortunately not.
Socel users are most welcome to set up a new account, or to request access to their old one by emailing the address in this user's profile.
To explain what's happened:
The original instance was hosted in a Docker container but was incorrectly installed in that container. This meant that while it ran OK, it eventually got to the point where it would no longer update properly.
Since running the latest software version is important for security reasons, the decision was made to create a new instance from scratch on a different server. [1/2]
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Socel is a place for animation professionals, freelancers, independents, students, and fans to connect and grow together. Everyone in related fields such as comics, illustration, and video games is also very welcome. As an implementation of Mastodon, Socel connects you to almost two million users around the globe as part of the Federation; a network of independent social spaces communicating with each other.