Dang, It has been years
  • That being said, I've considered re-launching things under a new name with a slightly more complete feature set. I'm significantly more familiar with css and such now than whenever I started this project after working as a front-end dev for a bit.

    If I start anew I'd want to have a finish project to launch this time. A large amount of the code can be re-used, and I wrote several pip mini-libraries specifically for this site to meet shortcomings (that I've also been neglecting...). Incorporate a non-profit organization to run the site under officially, modernize the styling, and re-write probably 10% of the code. Basically things I wish I had done originally. Slap a fresh coat of paint on things, and ensure the proper corporate structures are in place to secure a some sort of ethical funding model.

    The main issue is I have significantly more stress and obligations at this point in my life than I've had previously, which makes it hard to justify working on a project that will probably not see significant use.

    Things have also been complicated by the recent political censorship that is happening across the internet. This site originally had a GREAT userbase, but I feel like now the demographics of people searching for an "alternative platform" would drown out the site and turn it into something unpleasant.

    Who knows. At minimum I'll need to get around to improving my pip libraries with changes people have suggested on github, and maybe then I can go a bit further.
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  • Still check in occasionally. Life caught up to me and I've not been in a position to work on this project anymore (at this point it seems unlikely it will be utilized), it's MIT so anybody else can use the code for whatever if they wish.

    And yeah, it's insane the time has passed. I check in every so often to make sure the database/webserver is still running. Like today when the server provider suspended the account after the cloud balance ran out lol
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  • A few months ago the site went down for a bit because of anime torrents running out all of the disk space... lol. I've tried to keep a better eye on it since.
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  • Decided to check in on the progress of the site - I'm happy that it's still hosted.

    But yeah, it feels weird that this was done in 2019.
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