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Final Payments and Backups

Good Morning everyone - I just wanted to give an update as to where we are as we wind this machine down. Don't worry, no official time frame on when it will officially shutdown.

Final Payments

We have received the final payments from the ad networks and have handed out most of what we have received. We (MaeLou and myself) have recouped our funds from the costs of hosting, and the remaining will be distributed to the users. We are starting with those with the most coins and working our way down. As we send the final payments we are resetting your coins to 0. So if you had a lot of coins, and all of a sudden have 0... check your inbox :)

Automated Backups

I have most of the automated backup logic script working. It will make a backup of all the articles, including images and re-write the image tags to use the images locally instead of referencing them from our CDN. I just need to work out the final details of sending the email with the proper link so you guys can receive them. Look for these emails at some point this week.

Site Closure

For the time being we are staying around, allowing people to write if they so desire. I am still contemplating what direction to go, if any with the site. The primary problem is time at the moment. The amount of time I have to spend programming is something I wish I had more to use. Nothing definite for now, but I'll keep everyone posted as decisions are made or ideas considered.

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xstitcher wrote on March 7, 2016, 9:51 AM

Thank you so much for the update.

erikalui wrote on March 7, 2016, 9:54 AM

Thanks a lot for the update. I received an email saying I couldn't receive personal payments but I am able to receive payments via Goods/Services option. Please let me know if there are any issues :)

lookatdesktop wrote on March 7, 2016, 10:52 AM

I hope this site remains even if that means some type of site makeover. I will stick around til the very last. And beyond if this site moves in a different direction but forward.

Last Edited: March 7, 2016, 10:53 AM

MegL wrote on March 7, 2016, 11:34 AM

Thank you very much for the update.

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 7, 2016, 11:43 AM

Thank you so much for my payment! It means a lot to me. And thank you that you set up this site. I have had a good time writing here and meeting people. I will truly miss the site when it finally shuts down.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2016, 12:24 PM

Thank you so much for the update, and the payment.

I have always appreciated you and Heather.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2016, 12:58 PM

I, too, will do the same.

VinceSummers wrote on March 7, 2016, 4:25 PM

Thank you for the final reimbursement and your efforts and honesty. Refreshing and much appreciated.

JohnRoberts wrote on March 7, 2016, 6:16 PM

I have $11.73 and never received a payout thus never filled out the form. So you don't have my PalPal info. What about that?

Dawnwriter wrote on March 8, 2016, 12:19 AM

Thank you so much for the update and the payment. We will always appreciate your integrity and I hope that this is not the end.

CalmGemini wrote on March 8, 2016, 5:10 AM

Thank you elitecodex for the update.

BeckyWiegers wrote on March 8, 2016, 7:47 AM

Just a quick thank you for the time and effort you have invested, and the integrity with which you have acted at all times. Whatever the future holds for you, and perhaps for Persona Paper as well, I wish you the best the world has to offer.

carebear4u wrote on March 8, 2016, 4:24 PM

Thank you. Hope people can help each other to figure out other sites and what not.

AliCanary wrote on March 8, 2016, 9:58 PM

Thanks so much, Will! I was very happy to receive my payment. It's nice that the site is still around--I'd love if you could figure out some way to monetize it again, because I would really like a place to write real articles and not just status posts.

nitsbubb wrote on March 8, 2016, 11:02 PM

It is really very sad, but 'Man proposes and God disposes' let us face it. I have around $3.51 in my PP account. Is it possible for you to release the payment? I can understand your situation, but do try to make it possible because, though it is small I have very high regards for that small amount as well!

cheri wrote on March 9, 2016, 2:08 AM

Thank you very much for keeping us informed. God bless

cheri wrote on March 9, 2016, 2:09 AM

same here

BarbRad wrote on March 9, 2016, 5:00 AM

I appreciate the update. I'm still deleting and republishing on Medium. Medium doesn't care if the posts still appear here, but I do try to delete. As I mentioned in my email to you, some posts aren't deleting when I attempt to delete them, and until they do delete, they will continue to appear in both places. I want to import the photo essays while this site is still up, since it's so easy to import from the site with just one click, photos and all.

bestwriter wrote on March 10, 2016, 3:42 AM

Happy to see you around. Waiting for news about atuomated backups. Thanks for your presence here.

erikalui wrote on March 11, 2016, 7:22 AM

Please let me know when will my payment be credited or if there are any issues. elitecodex @

WordChazer wrote on March 30, 2016, 4:38 PM

I have already stated that you can keep the money, but I would like to receive a link to save my work from here, if possible. I haven't had that as yet - am I missing something?

Ruby3881 wrote on May 22, 2016, 5:09 PM

So sad that things didn't work out! Thanks for the update.