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.
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 :)
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.
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.