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And please consider not blocking ads here. They help pay for the server. Pennies at a time. Literally.

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pms - 2019-08-02

The site isn't shutting down.

But it needs YOUR support. Use the Donate link on the home page and this will help keep the site running going forward.

This site is NOT self-sustaining. It's up to you to help it along. Just like posting videos and comments, money is needed as well.

simon666 - 2019-08-02

Are you willing to share a rough yearly hosting/bandwidth/upkeep cost as a goal?

simon666 - 2019-08-02

Also, the 73q account is suspended, it looks like: http://www.73q.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

casualcollapse - 2019-08-02

I would like to know this as well

casualcollapse - 2019-08-02

Does clicking on the advertisements actually help?

pms - 2019-08-03

73q.com DNS change needs to propagate.

Sexy Duck Cop - 2019-08-16

So are you going to do what literally every other website on the Internet does and offer something in exchange? Like, I dunno, a posting system that was developed after 2002? Because unless you make some token effort to modernize, it's kind of insulting to ask people invest in a ghost town.

casualcollapse - 2019-08-22

Nobody is paying this man, that's a ridiculous proposition.

That guy - 2019-08-02

You can have my money if there is a hopper-limit rule on submissions per week or month.

Let's call it the Formal Anti-Collapse rule.

casualcollapse - 2019-08-02

Kick rocks that guy, And when I donated last time it looked like it was going to stream dumpster so that's why I stopped

casualcollapse - 2019-08-02

Remember that time when you thought I had ghost accounts voting shit out of the hopper, that's fucking ridiculous. It's you guys putting them on the front page

Bisekrankas - 2019-08-02

Or another round of front page priviledge for long time submitters or high roller donators

That guy - 2019-08-02

yeah if you spam the hopper, some will get voted out

Old_Zircon - 2019-08-03

Revoke front page privilege for everyone but me plzkthnx.

betamaxed - 2019-08-04

I would donate if this rule was adopted

Born in the RSR - 2019-08-08

We should hold an Americathon for PoeTV.

BiggerJ - 2019-08-03

Sent some bucks your way.

pms - 2019-08-03


gravelstudios - 2019-08-04

I donated for the first time ever, which I'm a little embarrassed to admit considering how long I've been around here. I'm especially happy to see 73Q back up.

pms - 2019-08-04


Spike Jonez - 2019-08-08

I'm doing my part!

Born in the RSR - 2019-08-08

I'm doing my part!

casualcollapse - 2019-08-08

I just did my part again.

Adham Nu'man - 2019-08-21

I just purchased a few gallons of Wolf Urine

pms - 2019-08-21

thanks i think

jaunch - 2019-09-02

I've been part of the poenews/poetv family for a long, long time (see my user id number).

I'm also a professional PHP/mysql developer. Is there any way I can be elected to modernize poetv? I'm happy to sign whatever legal docs you might want me to sign. I have an LLC registered in Louisiana, US, and am insured.

Some of my top wishes: make the site responsive / mobile-friendly. Make the desktop version's videos bigger by default. Make the comment system more modern.

I've actually considered programming a replacement for poetv in the past, should it disappear one day, but getting everyone to come over would be almost impossible. That's what makes poetv magical: the users themselves. That's the secret sauce that can't be invented brand new.

So how about it? Can I lend a hand?

pms - 2019-09-07

try it now

Bostrom - 2019-09-15

After the 10th year of neglect, one might notice a glint of a pattern: there ain't going to be focused development on this site ever again. That includes coordinating another person to do the work, which is in some ways even more demanding.

If you have the will and wherewithal to make a solid alternative/new poeTV, just do it. Everyone here will *happily* migrate, provided you scrape the old site for old content, so we don't lose anything. You could even make a video here on the old poetv that transfers account ownership to the new site: have people comment a verification code here on your video, which would give them control of an account with the same name on the new site, with all their submitted/favorited videos and comments available in the new database.

I expect that, given the powers that be are not profiting and are just keeping poetv alive out of the kindness of their hearts, they'd even be willing to put a link at the top of poetv.com pointing to your site. As soon as everyone had moved over, they could shutter the old poetv.com (or even transfer the domain to you?), and finally not have to worry about it anymore.

I'm a programmer and could get all of this done, as well. But like other programmers before me on poetv, I have an indefinite number of other projects I'm working on, and it would take a fey mood indeed for me to sit down and build a new poetv. Will you be the one to break the mold and actually do it? Not holding my breath, but I'd love to see it happen.

Siebenstein - 2019-09-22

I liked the old layout. Especially the comment box stretched out as it is now makes it harder to read.

I think many long time users/lurkers like myself like the old "web 1.0" feel of the site.

jaunch - 2019-11-06

@Bostrom (and @pms): I actually got somewhat far on my replacement site, including scraping old video submissions from poetv successfully.

But, I feel like it would be a shitty move on my part to try to steal away poetv users unless I had the thumbs-up from the site owners. But yes, I have the code and time to get it done.

I don't have any dreams of big riches, but funding would always be an issue. My proposal would be to offer an ad-free experience (and maybe other features) for something like just a few dollars per year.

Anyway-- if anyone is interested in me doing this, please email me at:

richard at peacocksoftware dot com.

Based on responses, I might go ahead with it.

casualcollapse - 2020-05-25

I donate monthly.. mofos!

Fox-Pixar Media - 2020-08-26


casualcollapse - 2020-08-26

Stop it you stupid bot

casualcollapse - 2020-09-06

Hey PMS please ban him

teethsalad - 2020-09-11

yeah that fox pixar media doofus won't stop spamming 73Q

thanks for everything otherwise

casualcollapse - 2020-09-17

just did my part again.

donate to keep the hate train in every godamn political video

you fucks need to stop feeding the trolls, but you take the bait every time

casualcollapse - 2020-11-16

Support I will pay you 20 bucks to add a food category, please I'm begging you, anyway you want to receive it I will drop it in

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