Future of Website

Discussion in 'Gambling and Betting Forum' started by Will, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Will

    Will Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Team,

    The odds section of this website has been a financial and operational burden since inception.

    I got a somewhat working prototype operational and my plan was to fund the final version through affiliate payments, donations and membership dues.

    I misjudged the amount of revenue I could generate from these streams considering we are a niche community.

    Last week, after 1.5 years I received my first 5dimes affiliate payout. $247. With monthly hosting costs alone of $60+ it is apparent this website will never be self sufficient, and that's ok.

    What is not ok is the odds section ( specifically the sql component ) is slowing the responsiveness of the website down.

    If I knew I could pay a developer $5000 to complete this website once and for all. I gladly would. However history tells me this will not happen.

    So I have decided to rebuild the website and make the website a forum only website. Once complete this will reduce the monthly overheads but also and much more importantly, the website itself will be fast and responsive.

    I'd like to thank you all for being on this journey with me. The website is not going anywhere, I have said many times you all make me feel normal. There will just be some changes in the not too distant future.
     
  2. ezflyer

    ezflyer Active Member

    If nothing else we have a good community.. wish the odds tracking and odds alert had worked better and made you more $, tho
     
  3. Mirinquads

    Mirinquads Active Member Staff Member

    Good hustle Will, it was gonna be tough with bestfightodds being the first mover etc - Appreciate your work dearly.

    At least we made fat stacks betting tho
     
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  4. Will

    Will Administrator Staff Member

    I might circle back to the front page at some time with something less resource hungry. I probably will but not for a couple of months.
     
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  5. mmaed

    mmaed Member

    Thanks for making the website and keeping things going Will. I appreciate that someone is doing this. Even if I don't post often I always check in.
     
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  6. Will

    Will Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Team,

    Fwiw, I have been hosting this server on a managed VPS package ($50USD a month) since 2016. Now that we do not have the odds section i am moving it over to a more streamlined shared cloud package. ($13USD a month).

    If something breaks, i will fix it. Bear with me.
     
  7. Will

    Will Administrator Staff Member

    If you are reading this, you have successfully made it to the new web host.
    We may have lost 1-2 posts over the previous couple of hours if you posted on the old website while we were transferring the DB to the new one.

    We will be here for the foreseeable future.
     
  8. punisherind

    punisherind Moderator Foundation Member

    Cheers Will. Thanks for all you do here.
     
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