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Well I just found it out like 3 seconds ago.

318 people donated

Some poor, brave soul lumped together $2,500..wow.

I’m glad to see they’re healthy again. Healthy as STD inflicted 4chan memehunting butt-sniffing /b/tards can be anyway. (How’d you like that? 😀 I don’t even know what I’m saying but I learned all about that from ED.. see it can be educational after all!)

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UPDATE: They’ve apparently reached their donation goal..I’m not sure how they’re working that stuff now. This post is a probably a bit outdated.

From an official ED sysop (DrunkenLazyBastard):

Hey folks, I’m an ED Sysop. I figured I’d give you the low down on what’s happening to set the record straight.

Our current problem with money arose from several factors. First and foremost our previous ad company dropped us because of some of the more risque articles.
In the past it generated enough ad revenue to allow us to more or less break even.
We were forced to switch to a shittier ad company (I’m sure you’ve noticed the annoying ads with sound by now) which hardly pays anything.
Secondly, we were the subject of an extensive denial of service attack which ran up our bills and pissed off our host to the point that they nullrouted our server for a day or so.

The bottom line is GirlVinyl and Joseph Evers (the owners of the site) have been paying a lot of money out of pocket for the last few months to keep the site afloat, and they just are not able to continue funding it on their own.

Hope that clears some things up, if you have any questions you can leave me a note on my ED user talk page.

cheers

-DLB

PS: we use one of the largest 3rd party companies that deals with online purchases, so at no point do we actually see your info. Hey, we may be trolls hackers and other assorted malcontents, but screwing your own user base is a really dumb idea ;)

Also to explain everyone else’s worries over PayPal and such:

PPS: we’re not using paypal because paypal haets us.They don’t do biz with offensive or pornographic sites, a catagory under which we (proudly) fall under.

-DLB

The reason there’s no news on the ED blog is because the password has been lost and it’s not been retrieved. Once they get it I’m sure it’ll be your one-stop-shop for news.

DONATE to keep it alive! And to keep me from searing your eyes with any more bold text!

Original scare follows…

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