I get it a lot too. Been going on for a long time. The worst is on the mobile app. It is by far the worst app I have. Always has connection errors. When I get notifications it never sends then to the phone until after I visit the site. Freezes up to the point where I have to delete the app then reinstall. Unfortunately it is all I have when at work so I use it if I want to check out gcaptain, but would love to get rid of it
They need to set up a Paypal account to take donations for server upgrades. The ad revenue is just enough to keep them going obviously. I click on the ads all the time I'm assuming some way this helps them out. Either we need to help drum up more advertisers, donate to the cause or deal with it. On a positive note it means the site is obviously gaining new members and the traffic is picking up. Hopefully this can be turned into more ad revenue.
It's possible the site is being overrun by Bots which sucks up server bandwidth. The only evidence I have is the disproporionately high number of "guests" on the site at any time. Right now for example, the forum homepage says there are 150 members and nearly 3000 guests on line. Really? 3000?
Not sure of fix but perhaps the purchase of more server capacity is due. This can be accomplished by more ad revenue or, as previous posts have suggested, a voluntary donation to support the site. Contributors can get a some kind of acknowlegment for there contributiuon such as a gCaptain anchor appearing under thier name instead of those silly green dots no one can figure out. You might even want to sweeten the pot by offering some higher service level.
There has to be something that can be done to improve site performance, revenue generation and appreciation for the active members who make this site fun and informative.
Last edited by Jetryder223; January 23rd, 2013 at 02:59 PM.