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    Thanks for all your years of dedication, long hours, investment, and relentless pursuit of all manga. You've created many fans for the mangaka, readers who may never have been introduced to manga if you hadn't fostered their reading. Good luck in all that you do!

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    Very new, and very saddened to see this go. I have never been a fan of manga's until last year and until this... but I do hope everything will turn out well in your new endeavour. Thank you very much for all this!

    This made me appreciate a lot of things I never did when I was a teen myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel View Post
    This has really been a long time coming. Our host just capped us at 10mbps as well (we were doing 40mbps all this month so that is why the site is so slow). Too bad it has to come to this but I have to spend my time working on things that can further my career. Seems like sites such as this are a time a dozen but I will see if I can't get a friend to take over the forums. My only regret is I might have to take the manga down today.
    Yeah, noticed it was slower than usual.

    As for ideas for making this place more active, I'd say advertisement would be a good idea (not paid, but word of mouth). I guess if some people would put in their sigs/blogs or something, we might get more people who're willing to discuss some manga with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWang View Post
    Thank you for all these years. I am regretful that it has come down to this. To be truthful, I did not realize that you were in such dire strait regarding to finance. It's wonderful that your site was so open for download that anybody could download (without making an account!)

    I did get premium membership for a few months. I would've continued on had I known that you were regularly not breaking even. I feel like had you made it so that people had to sign up for an account for download and let people know more about the financial need, more people would've downloaded. Heck, even impose some limit which premium member can bypass would have probably benefited you.

    With that being said, I'm still very thankful. Would there be a possibility of you dumping the mangas somewhere, maybe on a torrent? Or give the files to somebody else who would be willing to run the site? It's quite unfortunate if everything is simply going to be deleted.
    Thank you for your comments. It's more than just money, it's time as well. Running this site used to be fine when I was a kid, but now that I am an adult in the real world I need real money coming in. I do not mind losing all the money I did on this site but it's better than I reinvest my time into a project that will lead to a better future for myself and I just can't see it running a Manga site that makes no money and requires time. I did try to publicize our donation status, but I just figured people either had no money or did not care so I let it be.

    The thing about dumping the Manga somewhere is I have about 500GB, although I think we are at 200GB that remains public in the 480 or so series that we have on the site, it would still require someone to seed 500GB+ Manga, meaning myself and that is just too much to do. I can't see anyone doing it, it will be better for people to head to other Manga sites to get their fix. All this manga really does require dedicated hard drives.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackGrover View Post
    A most excellent site and site administrator. Thank you for all the years of under-appreciated dedication to all of us leachers out here. As you said, if we had the money, we'd try to pitch in more. It is very sad to see this site fade into the bits and bytes of of the ether, but it is completely understandable and you really do have to do what's right for you. Even though we'll be crushed and totally lost, that's fine. No! Don't worry about us, we'll be okay.... wondering aimlessly around the cold dark internet, looking for another place to call home. It'll never be as bright and warm there, as it is here, but we'll survive somehow. *Sniffle* So go, do what you must. It is your life after all.

    That enough guilt for ya? Just pulling your leg... a bit... Here's truely wishing you much luck and happiness in your new endeavours. Thanks once again for all of your hard work on our behalf!
    I totally understand the lack of money, I suffer from it myself. Thank you for understanding I have to do what's in my long term interest. I am hoping to not totally shutdown this site, so perhaps the forums could remain open and people could post but I realize without the Manga, closing down the forum is soon to happen since no one will stick around. I appreciate the kind words, they make me feel a lot better.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDemon View Post
    Yeah, noticed it was slower than usual.

    As for ideas for making this place more active, I'd say advertisement would be a good idea (not paid, but word of mouth). I guess if some people would put in their sigs/blogs or something, we might get more people who're willing to discuss some manga with us?
    How can I get people to spread the word via mouth? The real issue is getting that done. I will try the idea though, I'll post something on the main site when I remove all the Manga at the end of this month.

    The site is so slow because our host capped us at 10Mbps, when before we were doing 40Mbps+, which is why I stopped non-logged in members from downloading. It seems I might have to remove Manga sooner than I expected though, later today or tomorrow I might remove 100 series or so.

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    I'll put a link to stoptazmo on some of the forums I'm active on (although I can't log on Narutoforums anymore - and yeah, I'm aware of the irony ). But since the target group is already active on a forum, I doubt many will take a look at ST...
    That's why it'd be better to have links on DeviantArt, various blogs etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDemon View Post
    I'll put a link to stoptazmo on some of the forums I'm active on (although I can't log on Narutoforums anymore - and yeah, I'm aware of the irony ). But since the target group is already active on a forum, I doubt many will take a look at ST...
    That's why it'd be better to have links on DeviantArt, various blogs etc.
    Yeah, I agree it would be better for links to be posted on Blogs/DeviantArt vs NarutoForums. Thank you for any promotion you do and let me know if you have ideas of new categories/subcategories.

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    thnx for providing all the manga...wish you all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel View Post
    Yeah, I agree it would be better for links to be posted on Blogs/DeviantArt vs NarutoForums. Thank you for any promotion you do and let me know if you have ideas of new categories/subcategories.
    I think we have categories for the most popular manga up, although including some manwhas would be a good idea (The Breaker New Waves, Tower of God). I don't have time to read that many mangas anymore, otherwise I'd be more active in some of the other subforums....

    You could also remove Mysterious Girl X and start some threads (or I could this week) in the Misc. subforum, just to have some threads about some series already open. Instead of Mysterious Girl X: The Breaker, Tower of God, Shingeki no Kyojin.
    You could even make a new announcement with a poll, see what interests people (120 guys read this thread, who knows, some of them might become more active if they see some threads with their favorite mangas...).

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    Dang, this is pretty unexpected.

    It's crazy how long this has lasted, specially with almost/no donations.
    Bound to go pretty high on your carreer considering how much dedication you've shown to this site/your work.

    Thanks for all the years! I hope you find someone to keep the forums up. Losing such a nice community would be a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDemon View Post
    I think we have categories for the most popular manga up, although including some manwhas would be a good idea (The Breaker New Waves, Tower of God). I don't have time to read that many mangas anymore, otherwise I'd be more active in some of the other subforums....

    You could also remove Mysterious Girl X and start some threads (or I could this week) in the Misc. subforum, just to have some threads about some series already open. Instead of Mysterious Girl X: The Breaker, Tower of God, Shingeki no Kyojin.
    You could even make a new announcement with a poll, see what interests people (120 guys read this thread, who knows, some of them might become more active if they see some threads with their favorite mangas...).
    I've gone ahead and created The Breaker NW, Tower of God, Shingeki no Kyojin. I'll keep Mysterious Girl X for now. I hide the old DC++ forum as well. The real thing is posters are needed. For now I am seeking an exit so I am not really sure if I will be doing much posting. I was hoping to find someone to totally take this site off my hands, was speaking to a friend who is interested but will have to see what happens. I'll be posting another thread tonight with a poll to see what suggestions are made.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spurgu View Post
    Dang, this is pretty unexpected.

    It's crazy how long this has lasted, specially with almost/no donations.
    Bound to go pretty high on your carreer considering how much dedication you've shown to this site/your work.

    Thanks for all the years! I hope you find someone to keep the forums up. Losing such a nice community would be a shame.
    It might seem unexpected but it's been a long time coming. You can only have so much money going in, while 2x leaves your pocket before something has to change. I have not invested much time into this site honestly, I have a ton of features coded I never uploaded, bug fixed or put the finishing touches on since I did not see much of a future running a site that gets no money. Today I actually had someone email me to tell them this site sucks because we did not have X money, I responded asking how much they donated, posted on the forums or pitched in while I ran the site since 2004 and have not heard back and just dealing with those kinds of people all day really wears you down. Perhaps ST could keep running, implement a model where you cannot download unless you contribute $1/m or something, and then bring back all the Manga, but perhaps too late for that.

    I hope things do improve for my career. I've spent all day working on Python + Django + NoSQL stuff and I am pretty tired at the moment but I hope it all pays off.

 

 
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