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- March 17, 1979
Its like when a bunch of babies all get on the highway at the same time and drive really really slowly in all the lanes. it makes it impossible for anybody else to overtake them and drive to where they're going. traffic backs up for miles. in the case of a DDOS attack, the highway is the internet, the babies are babies, and you're someone trying to overtake them with somewhere to go (a website or whatever)
Bam. we're past our 2017 goal so ill unsticky this now. for the record our 2018 goal now stands at $150
Thanks! Another year of this community being self-sustaining.
I want to do a bunch of changes this year. Unfortunately this site is blocked at work for me at the moment too - ive got to see if i can get it unflagged at one point but too busy right now.
When i have it unblocked i'll be able to spend more time tinkering with the site and getting those improvements under way with all our community volunteers.
Alright I've confirmed with them, so I can let you all know;
Front of house (moderation, community management, site growth, social nitty gritty etc) will be lead by @Juxtapose
Back of house (server admin, managing/maintaining software, technical nitty gritty, etc) will be lead by @Law212
I'll be available for any concerns anybody wants to take over their heads. Hopefully you all know how to reach me.
There should be no major changes. the two core mandates of the site include;
- Ad-free experience for anybody signed in
- one core rule for members is; No jerks
- How things are run are open for discussion (but not always decided by democracy)
- the site remains community funded from annual donations (and not for profit)
When I can, I'll begin the process of giving our front and back of house officers whatever credentials and access they need to manage their respective domains.
Regarding that last point about funding, I'm also going to see if i can find a cheaper hosting solution for DoG. If anybody has any recommendations for inexpensive but reliable web hosting, now would be a good time to suggest. Domain is only like $20/year, hosting is the bulk of our expenses.
Delete this. Wrong thread