I announced last week that our plan for a "public publish" will be in late May. When we first started this project the idea was to have it out this January. But because we're people who go above and beyond as far as functionality and community control, we do not regret delaying it this long.
You should also notice that updates have nearly came to a halt in the past 3 weeks. Rest assured that this does not entitle a cease in development but the opposite. Our interest in this project is growing with every day when hearing about things like PewDiePies public denouncement of YouTube, this puts pressure on us to make sure this project does not go to shit. We want to make it good, and we want it to make it better than good, and we want to make it gooder than better.
Slimg is gonzo
For those who haven't heard, Slimg has gone off the radar. No one is quite sure why and the devs remain missing. Looking back Slimg have had issues with their hosting companies before, it is my thinking that Slimg is under legal attack with either their hosting company, patent trolls, other countries, or the law itself in a corrupt manner. This has led to thousands of lost images.
We wish Slimg the best of luck into what ever the hell is going on so we may continue to look up to it as a website where freedom comes first.
What we learned from it
Keep in mind when VIDDO is launched we expect DDOS and CP attacks, and sense our site is built from the ground up, we possibly have to look into the eyes of vulnerability intrusions. We don't have a retarded hosting company, we host our own servers that are located on our own property. So if something were to go completely south we still retain full control and access to our data. We plan to keep it this way after publishing.
I have gained an amateur understanding of law in my travels, enough to know that if we continue hosting like this then CP attacks can not cripple us what so ever as long as we remove the issue immediately.
Stay gold voat, witnessing the selection process of a new image hosting website have let us believe that you really, really, really hate google. Unfortunately I have to say that it is not guaranteed that Google's reCaptcha will be removed by the time we publish.