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born to funpost ...

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MariaAndMichelle wrote:Ain't nobody shitpost better than VileTerror.
et tu brute ... :P
i did manage to get you guys to response to an obvious fake troll thread so +1 internets to me

btw how is michelle doing?
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:We should do a last hurrah for the holidays thsi year
Id love to, we should go out with something really fun

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Coming soon to Etsy

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Make Comic Genesis Keenspace Again!

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Right behind you on that one, Toxic. Sounds like the sort of thing that could certainly help. Maybe even get all proceeds to go toward Kisai getting a little more pay for her work on maintaining and repairing Keenspace.
Haughty spirit and pride make for a wild roller coaster ride!
I mean, as long as you like fairly final endings.

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Spaceprincess wrote: sweet beans XD I just added you on tumblr, i'm quantumprincess, beware, i used to use it to post pervy stuff but I'm gonna change that.
gonna make a twitter soon and will add you. I'll check out discord too.
Once you get some cleaner art on their I'll follow you back. I use my Tumblr for a lot of business stuff, so I can't have too much tawdry stuff in my feed. :oops:

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Re: It's good to be memorable, I suppose.

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VileTerror wrote:Thank you, Maria and Michelle.

. . . I think?
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Also, Poney wrote:We should do a last hurrah for the holidays thsi year
100% on board!!
And then Spaceprincess wrote:btw how is michelle doing?
Good! :D :D Thanks for asking! Adjusting to her new immune system like a champ. Image Image
After that, Toxic wrote:*Trump Hat*
Literally laughed out loud. XD XD
Finally, Ivy wrote:Once you get some cleaner art on their I'll follow you back. I use my Tumblr for a lot of business stuff, so I can't have too much tawdry stuff in my feed. :oops:
Booooooooooo! If you can't look at NSFW stuff at work where can you look at it??
You're just jealous because you can't get away with speaking in the third person...

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More to the point, Maria and Michelle; who doesn't look at NSFW stuff 25/8?
Haughty spirit and pride make for a wild roller coaster ride!
I mean, as long as you like fairly final endings.

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IVstudios wrote: Once you get some cleaner art on their I'll follow you back. I use my Tumblr for a lot of business stuff, so I can't have too much tawdry stuff in my feed. :oops:
i totes understand, I once tried to be professional too (probably scared away a lot of bidness with my perversions and jerkish ramblings)
but isn't tumblr really only for porn and emo crazies?
Maria and Michelle wrote: Good! :D :D Thanks for asking! Adjusting to her new immune system like a champ.
glad to hear XD

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Spaceprincess wrote:
IVstudios wrote: but isn't tumblr really only for porn and emo crazies?
It's 50% that and 50% drawings of cartoon girls with red noses.

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ah....ahhh....AHHHHHHHH....

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IVstudios wrote:
Spaceprincess wrote:
IVstudios wrote: but isn't tumblr really only for porn and emo crazies?
It's 50% that and 50% drawings of cartoon girls with red noses.
I never got what was so charming about hay fever.
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dem sexy histamines

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Cope wrote: I never got what was so charming about hay fever.
I blame Osaka from azumanga daioh, that sneeze is sooo kawaii it was bound to start a fetish.

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Jpac wrote:Too many people who once were here, I imagine.

Is it even possible to still use comicgenesis to host comics? I was thinking of revamping a comic, and when I tried to login at the main page there was an error.

Where does everyone host their comics?
There are exactly three:
1. People host it themselves on their own VPS. Stay away from Dreamhost, Bluehost and other mass-hosters because...
2. People are still using wordpress/comicpress/webcomic, but it's so bloated and top-heavy now that if you host it on a cheap host they will disable/delete it on you.
3. If you are serious about your webcomic, you lease a VPS/full server. If you insist on using Wordpress, you will need to overprovision your requirements by about 60 times. Seriously.

A full wordpress setup to do a webcomic now requires 192MB of ram and a 128MB opcode cache. Per Site. By comparison several other light CMS's require only 10MB of ram and will survive with no opcache at all.

There are a few webcomics that are so large that (that originated on keenspot, or are still on keenspot) that switching the CMS to wordpress would require 4 or 5 servers. Meanwhile the best advice I offer for setting up a webcomic today is "don't use wordpress, you will regret it", Frumph (who is the maintainer of comicpress) will disagree with me on this frequently, but I'm saying this as a technician, not the user.

The thing that hasn't changed since 2004 is people still don't know what they are getting into. If you want to see if your comic is a good idea, post it on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or something that people can easily share. If people love it, keep doing it until you have a dozen and if you're not burned out on it, then buy a domain and host it yourself.

The Hiveworks typically converts old WP sites (eg see gwscomic.com) to their own extremely lightweight comic-centric CMS, but you lose most of the wordpress baggage. So if you absolutely must moderate every single comment, then you will be investing in an entire server or half a server just for that. If you can't justify that cost, then opt out of comments and blogging parts.

How many comics can you stick on one server? Well the id's on comicgenesis are in the X0,000's, how many of those are active? maybe a dozen or two. The front page is basically the only evidence that comics still update. If the front page ceases to have any pogs (other than after a reboot) then nobody is using it anymore.

Realistically you can only put 8-10 moderately popular comics on a server, or maybe 4 if they run wordpress if you have 32GB of ram. The bottleneck is the popularity. You can stick 50 comics on one server that has less than 10,000 views per day. I did a few estimates a few years back for Pixietrixcomix.com and basically hosting costs work on a bell curve. When you're not very popular, hosting is cheap. When you're gaining popularity, it suddenly becomes very expensive, very quickly, but once you reach the plateau, the costs drop off because presumed book sales or ads, or now Patreon, justifies the cost.

Also certain comic sites get DDoS'd once in a while because people still are asshats to women on the internet.

My suggestion if you're still in the webcomics game, is put your content out there, but use Patreon as the actual "new comic in X days" reward tier, put your patreon address in the images, and try to share the content yourself before the pirates do. There is nothing sadder than a comic getting ripped and posted to Tumblr, Imgur, or e-hentai before the artist makes any money on it.

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Thank you for the information, Kisai. If it might be asked, how and where do you acquire all this info?
Haughty spirit and pride make for a wild roller coaster ride!
I mean, as long as you like fairly final endings.

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who notices the subject line

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woot I win!!!

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WRONG!!! /2006meme

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Wrong again, Bob.
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this aggression will not stand

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Cope wrote:Wrong again, Bob.
wtf dude?! really?! really?! you guys can't just let me have this for one fucking day? fucking hell m8. all i want is to have the last fucking post and have it sit there. you let everyone else have it but no... Space princess shows up, unirconically shitposts and you bundle of sticks gotta shit up my master plan.

just fuck my shit up right now.

god damn cuck nuts.

I hope you're happy ruining this poor old friends dream of one day being legendary cancer.

enjoy a spam of fluttershy

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Spaceprincess wrote:enjoy a spam of fluttershy
You know what? I will. That is a pretty nice Fluttershy.
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see what i did there with the funny reference

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Tim wrote:
Spaceprincess wrote:enjoy a spam of fluttershy
You know what? I will. That is a pretty nice Fluttershy.
I don't think so tim...

oh wait that was a complimint




and since no one will ever see this... I like QT 3.14 traps

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I see it but assume I'm too old to understand. Think I'm OK with that.
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Yeahduff hates my webcomic

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Yeahduff wrote:I see it but assume I'm too old to understand. Think I'm OK with that.
You've achieved meta level anti-hipster. It's kewl to not be kewl because being not kewl is too kewl for the non kewl kids
Wanna play? I can pencil you in for Spring 2012.
I'm still waiting for you to hate my webcomic...

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That is indeed a very nice Fluttershy. I wish I couldn't actually recognize My Little Ponies, I really wish I couldn't, but having a 3 year old daughter makes that difficult.

Thanks for keeping Comic Genesis going, SP.
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