Is this forum dead?

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  1. Claymore

    Claymore Novice Member

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    Seems like ever since I've been here it has been pretty empty.
     
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    Jollyriffic Administrator Staff Member

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    right now there's not a ton of traffic as i haven't been putting much content on this site for a while.
    i recently broke my twitter integration where it posts live to twitter once you make a post.
    so that also hurt traffic.
    most of the scripts that handle that sort of stuff need updated but that needs funded by the members, i cant afford to do it on my own.

    i'm going to try and fix the twitter bot that posts automatically to @united_streamer twitter account, just not sure how as i made that bot a long time ago and accidently deleted the bot from the crazy way i had to do it.
    then i'm going to start pumping a lot of content into the website to try and get more traffic and users here again.

    as of april my hosting renewal will be coming up and is around $250, so it's sort of a mad dash to raise funds. the adsense on this site has only generated around $10.50 and you can't pull cash out till you've hit $100.
    i was planning on using my crypto currency but the market has been hit hard due to the stock market being so bad.
    I still mine, only have a cpu and a low end gpu and mid range gpu to mine on, as that's really my only source of income do to my disabilities that dont permit me to hold/retain a job.
    That $250 will give 3x more years of hosting. so it's not too bad, but to get a great discount on the hosting here, 3x years = a substantial discount vs monthly or yearly.

    So that kinda clues you into the up in the air problems.
    i actually thought this site wouldn't be here as of the 5th as i didnt' have the funds to renew the domain here.
    BUT some friends donated to help out with it.

    To grind a little more cash i'll be coming back to streaming to hopefully generate some cash flow to invest back into the site.
    should funds permit, i'll actually hire a few writers to help with content here and maybe bring someone on for marketing.
     

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