Now read this carefully, friends. You may have come across the rare appearance of our main Admin and caught his rather vexing comments earlier today. This thread here will not be an indictment on the guy as his crimes are already well documented and it's already pretty well known to the right folks what I happen to think about him. No, this is a warning for what remains of the community that resides here.
Realistically speaking, by my estimation, it's quite unlikely that enough active users will disable their adblockers in support of the site. Nor do I think enough people will make potent donations on a monthly basis. I'm not knocking you guys for that. It just is what it is. As ruffles adequately pointed out in the other thread, there is no sense of passion or vision for the site as it exists now. There are no future projects in the works. No updates or bug fixes. There is no incentive to support this site. Again, for once, this cannot be blamed on the regular user or even the mod. But with all this in mind, it's best to start considering the worst case scenario and prepare for it if it comes to pass.
[So what happens if the site goes down tomorrow?]
If you've spent a great deal of time and energy here this likely means you have developed an impressive portfolio of work and/or you have accumulated friendships that you'd rather not lose just because the one thing connecting you together has suddenly disappeared. For this I have a few suggestions...
1) For your created original content such as visual art, poetry, essays, fictional works, etc....
A: Back up your work and save them in your private folders. If you have not already done so create separate blogs and upload your content there for safe keeping.
2) Your network of friends and acquaintances.
Most of the youtube guys are probably fine and can probably just meetup back there but for those who can't, there are other options.
- http://myanimelist.net/ revamp your MAL accounts and generate a club.
- exchange each other's kik and skype accounts
- Find alternative websites such as https://www.animebasket.com/
It's time to take inventory of your hard work and friends you care about and do what you can to make sure your tribes stick together just in case.
[see ya around]
My last remaining links to the site are no longer a factor and everyone I care about I already have on other online outlets. That, combined with my increasingly busy school schedule means it's probably time to take a break if not check out of the site one final time altogether. I'll be on periodically for the rest of this day to get a few skype accounts if ya want mine but consider this my final thread. Thanks for dealing with my nonsense all this time fellas. I appreciate it.
Lastly, nothing it set in stone. I'm not here to alarm or depress you. Chances are this site will go on another several months just fine. I just want you guys to be prepared if it doesn't.