OK, so most of the reasons given, I can be on board on. Tulpa.im not providing the extra features originally desired and one not proving to be that useful anways - that makes sense. Disagreements and strife between staff on Tulpa.info and Tulpa.im - that makes sense. As Shi put it, having the IRC be on a person in the community's servers opens up the possibilities for messes that are personal, while having it on Rizon means that if there is a problem, it is just business. In fact, that is a pretty good reason in and of itself. I've watched some of the things go down and I can completely see splitting the two communities because of it.
But, I have a massive problem with the idea of moving back to Rizon because the people on Tulpa.im including staff hold to more metaphysical views than here. For those reading, I am using the definition of "metaphysical" used by most people in this community, not the one used in academic circles that Linkzelda is using (note, the academic one is super fun and interesting to talk about and I just love being a physical scientist myself).
Mind you, I come at tulpamancy from a very neurological and psychological angle. Yet, I have great misgivings about pushing people who take other angles and interpret their experiences differently away.
Though, I think I do understand where the reasoning is coming from. The idea is that highly visible metaphysical views in the Tulpa.info community (which is what most people find when they stumble upon tulpamancy) will somehow delegitimize tulpamancy and tulpas - that the community will not be taken seriously. This has an eerie similarity to respectability politics that goes on in various marginalized groups. The idea is that someone finds out about us and then we can say "we are a little different but we are totally sane, not like those other folks who believe in that crazy metaphysical stuff" or even hiding them from existence altogether.
Here is the thing, much of the general population and most of the psychology and psychiatry community think we are nuts no matter what face we put forward (and personally, the metaphysical folks are no more nuts than the psychological folks). For one, they aren't the ones stumbling into us. We stumble into them and have to deal with them face to face, not on the internet. So the face we put on here doesn't matter. Now, media finding tulpamancy is a bit different since they will find here. But, they are informed by those same views and they will find the metaphysical stuff quite quickly if they put even 10 minutes into it and they will notice that this community has tried to hide it. Better to stick together, frankly, and argue back that how one views their experiences should not matter - our sanity should be judged on our function, now how we view ourselves. This just feels way too much like the LGB's pushing away the T's because trans people are viewed way more negatively by society.
Why do the different camps have to be so at odds. They aren't natural enemies. So what if most tulpamancers thought that it worked by metaphysical means. That was kind of the way it used to be. This doesn't stop those who are more psychologically and neurologically inclined from trying to figure out how things work. Scientists continue to try to figure out the world regardless of whether people think about the roles of deities. Also, there is truly overlap between the camps. Just as their are scientists who are religious, there are hosts and tulpas who think they operate psychologically but are open to the idea of metaphysical workings for others. Also, some people have mixed views with regards to themselves. There are a few ways to work it actually. It is a very high bar to disprove all metaphysical explanations. Might be trivial to disprove any one, but to disprove them all would actually require infinite knowledge. One can instead take the heuristic that they aren't correct, but that is just it, a heuristic.
More on the camps not having to be at odds. The wider plurality community has already been dealing with this for decades. Frankly, the views there are more diverse than here. And yes, there has been some strife. But, the plural systems from different viewpoints in their origins and operations have been able to come and stay together decently well. And frankly, the community is better and stronger because of it. Banding together has helped a lot and a lot of common ground has been found. At the end of the day, we still face the same challenges in this world, so why fight them separately and try to throw the other under the bus. I come from a neurological and psychological viewpoint, but I cannot tell you enough just how useful all the material out there written by systems from more metaphysical viewpoints has been.
We would be far better off taking a card from the wider plurality community on this issue. As I said before, the other reasons for moving back to Rizon are pretty sound. But this one in particular, I have major qualms with and worry that the idea behind it will be quite destructive to this community.