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KeenStop, 2010

You may recall that a while back I posted a little thing called Well Ain't That a NDA-Protected Kick In the Head! which, appropriately enough, ended becoming an impromptu game of MadLibs.

Well, apparently the sheet has been lifted, or at least leaked (webcartoonists are crap at security): KeenSpot is (effectively) getting out of the webcomics bidness. Talk about the defining "end of an era" moment!

What this means for me is that I'm going to have to find m'self a new host for SJ and NeverNever, on top of all the other things needing to be done with them. It's not a huge catastrophe ... I've long suspected that KeenSpot and I would end up parting ways once SJ went into hibernation, but I certainly didn't expect it would happen the way it did.

Anyway, I'm looking at my options now. What I'd really like is to find some place that would let me build the site and host it with a ColdFusion server, just because I know ColdFusion and could make the site exactly the way I want. I'd also need to find somebody to provide ads and do all the other sorts of administrivia that I stuck with KeenSpot so they'd deal with.

I do miss the days when there were only 50 webcartoonists and we all knew each other. But as I posted this morning, that was a different world than the one we live in now.

-The Gneech

EDIT: Rephrased for TKD. :)

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the_gneech
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Okay, let me rephrase: They're "effectively" getting out of the webcomics bidness. :)

-TG
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the_gneech
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know enough about the ins and outs of it to really get into it. Much as I loved Keenspot in the early, early days, for several years now my relationship with them has been one of mutual convenience more than anything else (i.e., it's easier to stay connected than it would be to break apart), and really they all inhabit a different universe than the one I do so it's no real loss on either of our parts I suspect.

-The Gneech
chriscrosby
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Your impression is entirely accurate, Thomas. What we're doing is fully getting IN to the webcomics business, not getting out.
daemionfox
Jan. 4th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm out. We don't do CFML hosting. :) Tho if you want to take a stab at PHP I'm here.

usdutchkitty
Jan. 4th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
PHP?

What I wanna know if how does Clickthulu work? It makes your website look epic!
daemionfox
Jan. 4th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
The epic-ness comes from Darcy. Clickthulu's just content management. (Very awesome content management)

Besides, can you think of a better advertisement than an epic site?
mapdark
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
That sucks.

I wouldn'nt have thought to see that happen so fast.
I mean eventually ALL sites stop to function , but yikes.

Good luck with the host hunt !
grizzly47
Jan. 4th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Would you welcome hosting suggestions Gneech?

the_gneech
Jan. 4th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Sure, fire away. :)

-TG
katayamma
Jan. 5th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I've got hosting space/bandwidth on my fatpanda server. Just need to come up with a PHP front end for it.

Cheers
hantamouse
Jan. 4th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hey, this is good news to me, I was filling in the madlibs with things like "Circle", "Bankrupt" and "new job".
torakiyoshi
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
On a totally off-topic point: are you still looking for viking figurines? I was in a store called "Merlin's" t'other day, and I started thinking of you. I'm sure you can guess what kind of a store it is...

-=TK
doodlesthegreat
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
I wonder if there's a webcomic forum planned for FC. And if not, Califur. (The theme this year is comics.)
noa_e
Jan. 6th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
DANG...now that is quick. And it actually makes me sorta sad that I wasn't around for that era, but only the near end of it, (IMO).
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