April 5, 2012
Bob, please don`t take this post personally... again I feel the communication from EON back to us has been lackluster at best...
You eluded to this tone in your post about a topic from "a few months ago". In the other post I had read that, "My hope is to keep you informed so you know whats going on and you will continue to hang with us realizing that we are working on this and trying our best.".
I have no doubts that the company is trying its best to improve, but this has not been communicated to the users at all.
Blacksheep, advertising revenues really are not a huge source of profit. There is a hit counter and EON gets paid by hits... the less people visiting the site the less the amount of hits. Bob states they are running off of one server, to improve performance they could stop some sites from running on the server, but then they would also loose any advertising revenue from that site... it is a catch 22 damn if you do damn if you don`t... as Bob stated they need an investor to step up and throw in some money... They need money to improve the sites but they can`t improve the sites with out spending money.
Bob, have there been any other discussions about raising funds? I understand the limitations of staffing, but is there a way to institute a premium membership system for people who wish to pay for browsing? (Just some random thoughts...)
I also don`t envy you.. I was a moderator for a time, it is a rough job. I also work in IT and know the issues of overloading a server and not having enough staffing.