Well, a sad day in the Podtacular history has come where the future of the community lies in the balance. Our beloved CapnKrunk has been gracious to manage the website hosting for almost three years. Now he’s facing not having a job and having to pay for the website himself, which is not an easy burden at $250 a year. There have been little donations and the advertisements on the site have not produced any income. So now it’s time to decide the fate of Podtacular.
Many of the 500s is due to the fact that Krunk had to lower the hosting drastically so he wouldn’t be paying as much. Also, every time the podtacular site 500, the rest of Krunk’s sties did, which are his online portfolios that are needed for him to get a job. That’s why he has given us till the end of the month to make a decision. He also did not appreciate the whine thread about the site being down. Yes it was down, no it wasn’t our fault, but the fact is that it’s still here and there are other things outside Podtacular. Things break sometimes and they just have to be fixed.
We have been talking with friend of the show, Fyb3r from This Spartan Life about looking into the hosting they have. It looks very promising that we will be able to keep the majority of the site intact, but we will probably be downsizing the site to a Word Press type homepage with the forums. A lot of this is still up in the air, but we are definitely moving soon.
We appreciate all the donations we do get, but if you are looking to donate in the near future, please do so in the courtesy of paying back Krunk for all that he has done for the site. Krunk will still be around to help fix the site, but other than that, he is moving onto other things, and it has been a real blessing to have him be a part of Podtacular history. We will miss you and all your crazy voicemails ;)