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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Welcome to saidit!

This is built using reddit's last published open source code, from 2015. Our site is totally open source here:

I understand voat is paying something like $5k/month in Azure .NET licensing fees. That's $5k/mo before any servers or bandwidth or anything. So it's no wonder they're having financial problems.

Saidit's total operating cost is $31/mo right now. We plan to keep everything as cost-streamlined as possible so saidit can keep running for years and years to come.

We're looking in to making this site in to a P2P system that has a decentralized server network so it can never be shut down, but that's probably a year away at least because of the complexity of building such a system. But it is a high priority for us in the long-term.