@Background Pony #DBB7
- Site is already well established
So was the Roman Empire
- Ad and tracker free, good data protection
Flat out not true it does indeed have tracking software, and it does indeed Have ads I'm looking at one right now as I write this, It's for a discord server but it's an ad nonetheless, Even gives you the option to post your own ads
- Moderation is taken care of (even if you disagree with the mods, I think it would be hard to deny they are largely
effective at what they do)
Regardless moderation is the problem for most people, the route might have been the staff talking to the press, but at the end of the day over moderation is at the core of the problem, over moderation is never good moderation.
And then there was the whole hiding tags from people thing but kind of unrelated
- Huge active userbase (still over 700 uploads every day, even in spite of the DNP list)
I have no idea if the first part is true or not, but measuring it by uploads a day is not the way to go about measuring it, I've seen more daily uploads on a discord server with less than 200 members, not saying you're incorrect but one does not indicate the other
- Actively maintained
There are sites for suicide cults that killed themselves decades ago, but the site are still maintained, Basically that doesn't mean a lot.
- Very usable and tweakable (only site I've ever used with the level of filter customizability it offers)
It's great but hardly the best, use more sites
But at the end of the day even if what you said was as you say it, at the end of the day financial backing is all that matters, and that's where derpi seems to be suffering the most, at least from what is publicly available atm, so unless there patreon opens up again, or people use the alternatives, things are going to change.
But for the record I'm 90% sure derpi is going to be fine, but being sure things will be fine is no reason to be complacent