I’m reposting a comment from a tribe member. This is similar to many others posted here lately.
To those tribe members who have supported the service, buying premium memberships and putting up with recently low quality, I thank you and commit to do my best to fix it.
To those members like the guy below who believe they have been cheated I’d like to set you straight right now.
I can assure you all that the money people paid to support tribe and any ad revenue has all gone to paying to keep tribe running. Nobody, especially me, is walking off with your money.
I’m sorry that tribe has been down so much lately. Darren is working hard to fix that. we have ordered and begun turning on new sun boxes. ** If you care about maintaining your community, help us don’t hate us. ** If you want to be part of the solution, give useful input. ** Let your helpful voices be heard. ** Don’t let the angry cynical few speak for you.
Pls step back and ask yourself why i am bothering to fix tribe. Do you really believe that a site with 50k monthly members visiting, that barely generates enough revenue to cover its bandwidth costs is this vast profitable enterprise? Do you think I’m doing it to protect my reputation with people who regularly accuse me of stealing their money and running ponzi schemes?
What possible motivation could I have other than wanting to see something that so many have invested in for so long persist?
Without further adieu, here are the inspiring words a man self named ‘evil’…
“…why did any of us pay for gold star membership with tribe? was it for the t-shirts no one got? no! it was for the equipment and services tribe lacked. so where did all that membership money go? Mark, you remind me of a politician who promises good changes we all want to believe in, but then takes our money and runs. i feel cheated by you. “