Discussion about development of TRP.RED
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@redpillschool I had to register to comment. I was on the forums years ago, and during the censorship/ban/whatever. I remember one of the earliest posts asking for feedback from the community about different ideas or models.
It's quite concerning that while many in the manosphere can make comfortable livings, the central post of it all (TRP platform) needs to ask for donations.
You must have considered different business models? There were loads of potential income streams discussed on the reddit forums way back. It's frustrating because with a business model the sky is the limit (money = power), without one.. perpetually stuck in this begging mode.
What can TRP provide that people will pay for? I think a lot of stuff.
Major glitch or labeling problem found! When posting in the box at the top of a user's profile page that says Post to [user] and in the box "message [user]," it may/may not message the user directly but IT POSTS IT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE with an @username! Not expected, when I was using the "message [specific user]" box for a reason.
For those interested in what took place today:
We have long been on a fragmented setup. We have a dedicated database server, a dedicated caching server, but we did not have a dedicated web serving yet. Due to our dev being in a shared environment, we have been able to save a lot of money over the long run.
However, our life in a shared environment has come to an end. Reliability has not been good, and our traffic has considerably outgrown our resources.
So today we moved to a fresh server in the cloud, with a new infrastructure for caching and DB. We will come back to you soon with some updates on Forums.red.