DDT Digest State of the Union - 10/13/2003
DDT Digest State of the Union - 10/13/2003

As you regular readers have probably noticed, the updates to DDT Digest have whittled down to being non-existent. After WCW was bought out 2 years ago, we did a new feature here and there to keep the embers glowing, but the intertia hasn't been there. The writers have all gone their separate ways, and I realized that when people ask me about pro wrestling, I say that I used to run a pro wrestling website.

So, anyway, the bottom line reason for this message is to set expectations that there probably won't be any more updates to DDT Digest. The thing that really drove me to put this message out here is that I always feel a pang of guilt whenever I get notified that someone has signed up for the mailing list, because that person is expecting to get notified of updates which aren't going to happen. I'm keeping the mailing list out there in case I do post something new, or something major is going to happen to the website, but I've got to be truthful that I have nothing in the pipeline.

On the bright side, it is important to note that DDT Digest is not going away anytime soon. While the site certainly doesn't get the traffic it got during its heyday, there's still a good 7G of a traffic a month. Not too shabby. I think that as time goes on, DDT Digest actually becomes more important as the historical record of the apex and fall of WCW. And, at an emotional level for all of us that contributed to it, we put a lot of work into it, and we still want it to be available to be enjoyed indefinitely.

That all being said, while the site doesn't cost nearly as much to keep online as it did in its heyday, the costs for keeping this online are still coming out of my personal pocket since, as always, DDT Digest is 100% ad-free. For those of you that are curious as to the order of magnitude, while the cost to keep DDT Digest online every year is not "four digits", it's very deep into "three digits". There's near 100M of stuff out here, and 7G of traffic every month. For those of you who want to help defray the costs of keeping DDT Digest online every month, especially you readers from back in the early days who have been enjoying DDT Digest for several years, I've provided an easy way to donate a dollar or two to the cause. If you wish to contribute via PayPal to keep DDT Digest on the air, click below.

Later.

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