A shining beacon from underneath the table indicates the disk is busy.
So, yesterday, something happened to Vlare, I don't know what the cause was. Their Discord server basically has a paywall now, and their reason for this is that the server has made a bad influence on the community. As a result, people are flipping out, and some have even decided to leave Vlare as a result.
Now, why are so many people hinging on a Discord server, which is technically outside of the website, to be involved in Vlare's community? Discord is literally synonymous with drama, why else would it be called that? Whatever happened over there which I didn't pay attention to, it's a given that running a public Discord server will ruin everything. It happened with me, it happened with Druaga1, and it's going to happen with many more communities. Incentivizing memes and having tirades over things people on the outside don't even understand are just begging for trouble, and I'm glad Vlare's server is paywalled now. In theory, it should allow more resources to be devoted to growing the site itself.
The collective outrage over said paywall and the bailouts following it have me worried about the future of the website. It could either turn into another VidLii zombie or shut down completely, and if that happens... well, let's just say that there will be no videos coming from me AT ALL. I will not return to posting on YouTube, as that site has already hurt me enough. In the meantime, I will try to make whatever I can come up with for Vlare, and grapple onto the hope that this site will survive the debacle with all I've got. The future of content creation depends on it. Do you want a future where creators are actually treated with dignity, or do you want to fall back down to the hell that is YouTube, where you will continue to be betrayed in so many new ways beyond anything you could imagine?
Please don't blow this chance, for there might not be another if Vlare collapses.