DCNET Will be moving on.

To the ABDL Community,

After over 17 years of serving the community DCNET will be closing down the chat on April 4th 2020. This is a decision that hasn’t been reached lightly and it has taken quite some time to try and figure out how to announce this to the community.

The website and the content we mirror for other sites will stay up for the time being with no plan yet to remove it inside the next 12 months. In addition I suspect there will be a number of posts in the future even after the shutdown reflecting back on DCNET past to allow all more insight to history they may not know and to hopefully spur on the next generation to put their heart into something as much as all who have made DCNET possible have.

It has been a very interesting time managing this site. This site has given me a place to call home when I needed it most with friends to talk to when in need of support as I’m sure it has done for many many of you.

This community has been like a second home for many over the years, but as life changes we have to change with it. Due to changes in my own life over the years this site has received less and less of my attention. With less direct involvement this site risks falling from the pedestal of the morals that this site was designed to uphold and that is a situation I never want to see happen, I want us to be able to remember DCNET as a positive experience.

With that in mind and looking at how life has continued to change for me further limiting my capabilities to uphold what this site stands for I’ve made the difficult choice to have us close the doors. This announcement is intentionally given with an extended lead time to allow all in our family a chance to make contact with the friends they have established here and prepare to move forward.
The internet is a much more open place now than when DCNET first started. We were one of very few public facing chat websites at the time, we merged old technology with new allowing the vanguards of the community before us to continue guiding the next generation. We have seen a generation pass on due to natural causes and have seen a new generation grow up where being ABDL is significantly less stigmatizing. We have stood up against attacks against the ABDL community and held strong. Those who did not understand the ABDL community tried to take us down many times over the years, but we pulled through each and every time, with the help of our regular chatters who would help us fight off any attempts to ruin this place of joy. The community played a large role in us getting this far, the community that called this site home gave us the willpower to keep this site going this long.

I am aware the odds of me ever spending 17 years with one single project again in my life are likely non existent. There are not many opportunities that come around these days for such a long tenure to exist. I thank all for allowing me to serve the community this long.

Before we close down I owe a few special recognitions to members of the community.

First off I owe a special thanks to those who worked in ops over the years in the official site channels. Especially the last 5 years, this site owes a lot to those who have volunteered their time to keep it safe, PPBear, AB, trucklover, DadNappy, Kirito and likely others I have forgotten to mention.

I also owe a special thanks to a number of individuals who have been there for me in helping provide support for the site over the years, Rob for his push that caused this site to become; WetOne for providing some hosting and services during the sites early years; lilchris for being there when I needed an independent voice and for never being afraid to call my phone at 3am when a situation needed me to wake up and deal with it; BitterGrey for having a site that provided a community resource for helping us understand ourselves and for being someone I could look at and respect their work in the community.

There are countless ways visitors have helped this site over the years and I’m sorry to those whom I just don’t have the space to call out here in this announcement, just know that it's because of you all that this site that started as a project sitting in my bedroom became the community it is today.

I also want to leave you all with this thought. Over the years DCNET hasn’t accepted corporate sponsorship, we haven’t run as a pay site, we never made membership mandatory. Large projects like this can be done for the benefit of the community without having to give in to outside influences. Never be afraid to stick to your morals and go the path you want.

With that said I wish you all the best as you move forward with being yourselves. I’m going to miss being able to peak my head in the room, I”m going to miss the MommyBot as a caretaker jokes, I’m going to miss the deep thoughtful discussions I’ve had with many of you over the years, I’m going to miss DCNET.

Thank you all for your support over the years.
diaperme
DCNET Founder

PS:
For those of you whom are 18+ and are looking for a place to keep contact with me my FL profile can be found at https://fetlife.com/users/1329105 (if you reach out make sure to note you are from DCNET and the nickname you used if it doesn’t match your FL name)
I will add an email address here in the future.

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