So far, I see everyone wanting to upload their content but nobody willing to help foot the bill. Bandwidth and storage cost real money. Do you have any idea how much data throughput an HD video site like this “small” one actually still has? Personally, and without much effort, my family does an easy 1TB of data through our ISP and that is a private line with occasional video usage throughout the day and the ability to do that costs me over $100/month. Now, imagine this place, with (currently) about 50 channels, with easily several terabytes (I’d guess around 100TB all told) on storage, and even just several hundred views at any given time. They’d easily be looking at close to the entire content of the site in data usage every week. That’s not chicken feed. You people may have also noticed that there aren’t a whole ton of ads on here either (you know, that thing people were griping about a few months ago wit youboob cutting out ad revenue?)
Several things need to happen to make this site grow in a healthy manner - people need to help foot the bill - I’m still voting subscription and imagining that there would be plenty of people willing to cough up $9.99/month to access the site (I would!); the bosses need to see about scaring up some ad revenue - offer initial discounts for GOA/NRA ads, hit up all the shooting and sporting suppliers out there online who may be interested in ads…all the companies who have already lost out on advertising on youboob.
This is one of those moments when an opportunity presents itself through the foolishness of others…hope we (as a community) can grasp it!