My name is Romain Maliach and I was the admin of the pixelfed instance pixel.maliach.
During a year, I provided this instance to random users for testing purposes, but also in order to host my personal photos. My hope was that the pixelfed mainstream would fix bugs and shortly release a stable version.
But they didn't.
I consider that the cost of maintaining an instance is inferior to the services it provides while pixelfed remains beta. And I consider that the effort I've given to the open source community is sufficient, when put in balance with my means - I'm an overbooked student committed in many things including studying, partying, starting or contributing to many other open source projects and participating into random associations. As a matter of fact, more than 60% of the maintenance operations on this server were made from the Good Chill bar, Compiègne, France.
Anyways, pixel.maliach will remain down until pixelfed 1.0 is released.
I apologize to all previous users of this instance. If you wish to get your photos, I got a backup, contact me at maliach.fr.
Thanks for being curious.