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Star member update

Hey guys

Just wanted to give you a quick update on some stuff relating to your stars. First off, we’re still working on setting things up so your star appears next to your username across the site – kinda important since lots of people often get confused as to whether they actually have one or not, which is obviously no good. A ‘My Forums’ button is also in the works, which means we’re currently looking for someone who has the ability to build it in Drupal. The goal is to get that done by the end of Foctoberfest.

As well, we are making a small but I think awesome change to how the Happy Hour RSS feed for iTunes / other podcast managers works. From now on, Low Blow episodes will be included in the feed as well and the bitrate quality of these shows will be the same as the Happy Hour. So you’ll only need one feed now and it’ll all be higher quality than the normal shows.

I’m still wading through a lot of issues with the website dev right now which is kinda ganking my ability to really knock your socks off with new content but that will all be done soon and I look forward to getting back to just blog blog blogging. If anyone was concerned about us selling out in relation to ads and stuff, let me update you on that front: we had an opportunity to work with USA Today on their ad network but it would have involved not swearing anymore. The deal would have doubled our advertising revenue and made it so I could afford to maybe get my dick wet again but in the end we said fuck it because … well, we like being able to say ‘fuck it’, or cunt-tastic, or whatever else we wanna say.

One last thing on the advertising front, I’m currently working on setting the site up so that star members don’t see ads. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out that all our pageviews are driven by Reverend Clint, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take to try and give you guys a little extra bang for your support over the years.

  • Letibleu

    keep the adds. When your rolling in the dough, then we can talk!

  • Omomatta

    I’ve told you time and time again Ryan….you should really stop paying for sex. Say it with me….”I’m going to lower my standards.”

  • Letibleu


  • Rodriguez

    God, I love any dig at Clint like that, I can’t help it

  • Omomatta

    refer to the “say it with me part” and it will all make sense.

  • fightlinker

    After the jackal, Clint is our official mascot :-)

  • greenseed

    ads? i use adblock and see nothing.. its glorious

  • glassjawsh

    i miss the smug sense of superiority i got with my star

  • fightlinker

    I will get your smugness back, my friend. I swear it by odin’s beard

  • G Funk

    my topics > gay star > rev. Clint mascot

  • FiveBoltMain

    my forums > clint > star

    How dare you put Clint last!

  • shawn

    Hmm… how bout taking the bigger money and just turning “fuck” into “f*ck”? Seems like a fair trade-off. At least that’s what I would do, money hungry bastard that I am.

  • fightlinker

    we thought about it, but even that wouldn’t have been enough to get on. We wouldn’t have even been able to make nazi jokes any more :-(

  • Komodo
  • G Funk

    God dammit FBM does everything fly over your head?

  • frickshun

    A world without Nazi jokes is a world I don’t want to live in.

  • Sodomize Intolerance

    This HQ Low Blow thing is awesome.