I am open to ideas from the community. This is no longer about what I want to do, it’s what we want to do. I can not fight this battle alone, as the collateral damage affects too many others, and I do not want to make this decision lightly.
Some suggest going for bullet proof hosting – which will cost us an additional $1100 per month – is everyone willing to chip in to cover that?
Some suggest just shutting down the free chat rooms altogether.
Some suggest sending the furries off to a different site and banning them to get rid of the most likely intended target.
There is an extra protection service we can try for $200 a month – but I do not think it will work with the two way chat system, only static pages.
Some have suggested we do what we can to protect all of the groups that here, and design a secure place for the furry/ anime / rp community that is the most likely target. I have looked into this, and this could be done for about $80 per month. Would there be enough support from the users to make that worth doing? Would this even stop the attacks on scsc?
There have been some other suggestions, including taking up donations to offer a reward for our attacker.
We might switch to a different chat system. This will cost money and time. I know so many love all the features of our current chat system, so changing it would be a major issue for most. I have been researching this for a long time, and currently there is no other chat system that has all the features we have come to love. I am testing some things right now.
I’m not sure if everyone would be willing to donate to get a new chat system online. Some options will cost be a couple hundred a month, other options are going to require me to spend more than $1,000 to get started.
I am willing to fight for free speech, but with this kind of battle I can not do it alone. I can not afford the time and money it has already cost me. The collateral damage to the other people and businesses that share our web server have already taken a hit as well. I must put my own selfish desires to the side and consider if fighting this battle is worth costing everyone else that is suffering from it as well.
I am working on some backup plans – one will launch in 24 hours, more will follow 😉
I hope to get feedback, more ideas and suggestions here.
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