Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you all know how things are progressing, since it's been a week or so since I've posted a site update.
We're basically overwhelmed with things to do at the moment, so it's just going to be a while as we start resolving the 100+ bugs and fixes that came up after we went live. I expect things to basically slowly improve over the next few months, then maybe we can get out of Alpha mode and start inviting more users.
We are having issues with the IRC chat, due to a limit in the number of connections allowed, so we're going to start our own IRC server. (unless someone knows a server we can use that allows over 1000 connections, or can help us out there) The issue is that every single connection in every channel originates from the IP address of the site, so the server begins refusing connections after a while when there are too many connections lingering around at once.
We're working on functional improvements for the administration aspect of this site right now, so you may not see a lot of immediate change on your end, but we're building the backend administrative tools to help us run the site properly in the future. Once that is completed, we can begin focusing on other things.
We also just updated the donation pages. We now accept cryptocurrencies to support this website. We accept donations in bitcoin, litecoin, etherium, and dogecoin. If you'd like to help support the site with cryptocurrencies, look here:
We also have a Patreon available at this URL, if that's more your style:
Right now our server costs are $30/mo, so any little help here and there would be much appreciated by myself and the users of this site. Any money given will go only toward server costs, and if there's any extra, it will be saved to go toward server costs in the future. And just to reiterate, we are NOT hosted on Amazon. We specifically chose a server farm run by a small business.
We are also going to build new rules about subreddit creation. We're only going to allow a user to create one subreddit per week maximum, with a total maximum of 10. This will discourage users from registering 50 subreddits to try and control the narrative of the site, but will encourage those who wish to register one sub and help it grow.
We look forward to seeing this site expand as we all continue to improve it! Hopefully together we can build something we can all be proud of.