2 years ago
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  • 2 years ago

    Keep tabs on the Facebook Page
    For the latest news on the site.

    Basically, the owners have determined they won't persue it as a business, but they have given the fans the opportunity to try and keep it going and pay the monthly server cost.

    We are trying to get folks to sign up on the Patreon account to support the site. If we can get $250 a month going, we can pay for the site and build on that.


    But it does mean that it's up to us to promote the site and keep it active. We are working on organizing tournaments run by the fans rather than sponsored by the owners to keep interest going.

    For my part, I had someone total my car a couple weeks back and I committed to moving to Japan in the next year so I've been extra busy on the home front.

    • 2 years ago

      @sigfried Thanks for the info. I would like to hear from the owners to find out why they're pulling out. I know it's just my own little conspiracy theory, but I'm wondering if it had anything to do with the nature of recent debates. At first, I thought the idea for this website was pretty highbrow, but recently it's taken a nose dive, in my opinion, due to "some" of the participants.

    • 2 years ago

      @dorothy8532 we've been doing this pretty much full time for 3 years and the commercial viability of the platform as a business is challenging, so we'll keep the site on but without investing too much time/money growing it any more..
      The quality of the debates have nothing to do with it and I personally don't see the nose-dive, but happy to hear which debates you're referring to

    • 2 years ago

      @yaz Thanks for your reply. That explains a lot.

    • 2 years ago

      One other question. I never saw the money-making application of this website. How did you propose to make money on this site? I always thought it was a good idea, and maybe some rich philanthropist was footing the bill.