The Sawdust Foundation Annual Report 2015

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  • The Sawdust Foundation Annual Report 2015

    This week, the SawdustZone administrators held the first annual meeting. A summary follows.

    Financial Update
    You may have noticed we haven't had a fund drive in a while. We are not only solvent, but have an operating buffer and a little room for some enhancements

    The cost savings implemented when the server was moved in October 2012 from Windows to Linux were significant.

    The current balance between membership, advertising, and affiliate revenue has put us in a position where the site is sustainable long term.

    Site Traffic
    Site traffic has been relatively steady with a slight increase since the upgrade in April.

    The rebranded SawdustZone was submitted to search engines earlier this month following the domain change.

    Tapatalk followers increased from 16 to 55 in the last four months. Coincidence or not, Tapatalk followers increased from 55 to 289 in the last 9 days since the site index was resubmitted.

    Upcoming and Enhancements
    Discussions were held around a number of possible enhancements. The only concrete plan at the moment is to implement an automated backup system to relieve DBHost of the manual task of site backups.

    Also discussed were pros and cons of upgrading vBulletin to version 5, possible social media integration, updating some of the underlying architecture of the site.
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