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Thoughts on ConCen's future

I'm wondering whether or not ConCen should continue as is, or go back to being a private site. Maybe it can be both - a semi-public site with a private section with properly cataloged and archived stuff which is well seeded.

I've put so much work into this site, plus for the last few years, almost all the money for hosting and other fees, that I'm starting to really question my sanity. Is this place worth all the time/money I spend on it? It gets 20L unique visitors a month according to the web stats, but it sure doesn't look like it from the amount of torrent and posting traffic. Is there any way to boost these?

I know that there are a few out there that would be willing to donate, but don't because it's not convenient. Maybe if i set up a page on another site, people could donate there and PayPal would have nothing to complain about.

What are your thoughts?

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Snail mail worked fine on the old site, I think I got a donation a month during my 2 year tenure back in 2010-2013 ish. Maybe they didn't like sending money to Ottawa :) PayPal would work too, until it doesn't give it another run.

Is there a lot of hit and runs. Well no ratio, no reward. The churn of new content -- times are a changing. I used to seed ~300 torrents for years including everything I had uploaded. A lot of people were doing that. Seed Ratio was like a badge for some whether they would admit it or not when is was displayed but not enforced, mainly because some people had to pay for bandwidth or had caps.... how is it for the community now? It's a lot more overhead but might be worth a consideration to go private ratio + bonus points with a public section and see what sticks to the wall.

I think it was better as a private site.
So making it a bit of both would be good.
I hope it continues in some form as it has some great posts.

paypal in a obfuscated way such as you suggest i reckon and i think a mix of private and public would be good.
As FT says the ratios were something that people did enjoy as a sorta,kinda status thing i suppose.

Either way is good and if you've a reason to go to one or the other good luck! My only worry is that I perpetually have trouble logging into the site, it always tells me my username and password don't match up. Doesn't matter how many times I try but I don't need to log in to grab a file so I've stopped even trying to log in..
I've been a member since 2012 but the site says it's only been 3 years, I had terabytes worth of uploads and now, not so much but again, none of this matters and I'm just glad you're still here! Many cheers and I hope you're well!

spookysully wrote:

Either way is good and if you've a reason to go to one or the other good luck! My only worry is that I perpetually have trouble logging into the site, it always tells me my username and password don't match up. Doesn't matter how many times I try but I don't need to log in to grab a file so I've stopped even trying to log in..
I've been a member since 2012 but the site says it's only been 3 years, I had terabytes worth of uploads and now, not so much but again, none of this matters and I'm just glad you're still here! Many cheers and I hope you're well!

you were logged in a spooksully for that post :P

Hi Mr Concen. I registered just to let you know I would be happy to donate with Paypal. Thanks for the wonderful site.

... on how to donate. Thanks in advance!

This torrent tracker is very specific. We don't have the influence on other people, we are minority. There are also many disinformations among torrent uploads. Basically, its up to you. If you make it private, there would been far less visitors. This place is more like lifestyle than something to profit. If you cant afford the expenses, quit. I would like to continue...

laneigile wrote:

If you make it private, there would been far less visitors.

I'm not suggesting private only. I'm suggesting a private section alongside the semi-public section. What do you think of this idea?

laneigile wrote:

If you cant afford the expenses, quit.

Do you think I should pay all the expenses?

e wrote:

I'm suggesting a private section alongside the semi-public section. What do you think of this idea?

Fair enough. You won't loose your monthly visitors and newbies because there is public section. Hardcore conspiracy fans will donate to access material from private section or just because they are able/willing to do so.

e wrote:

Do you think I should pay all the expenses?

Nobody gets profit from the conspiracies. They are personal ideology, point of view, lifestyle, manipulation, sometimes mirror of mental problems. What was your goal when you put this server in the air? Audience, money, hobby, influnce, fame? After all these years, are you stand still behind your reasons to operate the Concen? People change their experience, attitude, habits every five years. People tends not to give money unless they must, that's why tax exist. Even if someone occasionally donate, majority of expenses would be yours after all.

e wrote:

Nobody gets profit from the conspiracies. They are personal ideology, point of view, lifestyle, manipulation, sometimes mirror of mental problems. What was your goal when you put this server in the air? Audience, money, hobby, influnce, fame? After all these years, are you stand still behind your reasons to operate the Concen? People change their experience, attitude, habits every five years. People tends not to give money unless they must, that's why tax exist. Even if someone occasionally donate, majority of expenses would be yours after all.

LOL making money.. concen is NOT and could never have been described as a "for profit" operation.

All nibs is asking is for a little help to contribute towards the running costs .Occasional donations is a help. simple as that.

As for audience.... the audience here for content not any admin/moderator.

influence??? erm.. nope.... facilitating peoples ability to share.

fame? ROFL.. aye right.... you just can't open a paper or turn on the new without our forum nicks all over the place! oh the humanity!

Yes people can change their habits and thus those that move away from the conspiracy scene and replaced by those that change to move into it.

People tend to give money when they WANT to in this context. Concen supports the conspiracy community by providing a service that helps people share ideas and information. suggesting it's a tax is utterly disingenuous to say the least. a donation isn't a tax, a tax isn't a donation. ANY donation received no matter how small is gratefully received and applied to the not insubstantial costs of running the site which nibs has been carrying on his own shoulders for quite a time.

I hope this answers your post adequately

This is the most important, or one of the most important torrent sites on the web. The numbers of users and hits are what they are, but there aren't many places to find the kind of things posted here. This place is invaluable to the real searchers of truth. War on torrents is a war against the poor. Poor people can't afford books and such. That's probably why there aren't much donations, after all, the disease of the philosopher/seeker is poverty

Monetize the site nibs, you deserve some cash. I don't know if that's possible or if sponsors would bite, but no one will blame you for putting up some ads and such. People are lazy, unless you tell them there is a shortage, they won't donate lol. That side bar that used to show donations, appeals to peoples ego, and they'll donate more if you put it back.

Redo the forums, a sense of community will help drive traffic. Look at God(idiot)likeproductions, Above top secret, David Icke forum, those types of sites. Forum should be set up like that. More discussions will increase traffic, user donations and such I'd imagine.

Keep up the good work nibs, and other guys who run the site.

I love this site so what over your plans for the future of the site let me know so i can continue to be part of the concen communty.

in my opinion not that it matters is keep this site open/public. It's about spreading information and knowledge, planting seeds and questions in polluted minds operating in this military realm who believe to live in the most modern, civilized, pinnacle of all time lol
I will do my share of promoting this site on jesuit controlled social media and unbiased not jesuit controlled social platforms ;) minds.com, steemit, facebook, vk, etc..
What about integrating crypto? either as an original concen coin or adapting an existing coin for donations (where paypal has no control or any controlled incorporated greedy corporation has no say whatsoever lol)
with that method seeders can be rewarded in those coins, as uploaders can be, etc..
The day will come where you will be paid in crypto to play video games, watch tv and movies, play android games, use andriod or any OS, basically anything used electronically will be rewarded with crypto.....but it will never come from the multi million dollar greedy military controlled bought and paid for corporations ;) :D :D