Some Good, Some Meh!

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This is just a quick followup to this post. The RSS feed and comment editing should both be working again. The performance of the site should, while not perfect yet, be significantly better again.

It turned out that the problem was you guys ;) The new server was actually too small to handle the number of visitors. I switched to the new server last week hoping that I could save some money because the ads barely do anything anymore (most people use ad blockers so many won’t even see them, let alone click on them and actually buy porn :P) and while the number of Patreon supporters is pretty stable, the amount of pledges not going through because of declined credit cards goes up every month.

I’m not blaming anyone here of course, I know many people need every cent they earn, donating to a place like this is a luxury and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who did in the past.

I’ll try to figure it out somehow. I’m still happy about every new supporter of course (and now you even get some extra content out of it over at juiceboys!) but I’m sure we’ll find a way, we always did after all <3

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The new NSFW sideblog is finally up and running! I will post there at least twice a day and as promised I will post some extra eye candy for milkboys supporters on a regular basis. The design is a placeholder, I’ll get on that over the coming days but the content will start dropping from now on so I hope you’ll enjoy the twinks because I have a lot of them to share with you ;)

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Status Update

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Hey everyone, just a quick update on what’s going on and keeping me busy at the moment: I wanted to get the new NSFW blog online over the weekend but didn’t get around to it. We’re currently having some technical problems with the new server we moved milkboys to and I was busy trying to fix those, sadly without much success.

You probably noticed that the site is painfully slow sometimes and not all features are working as intended (comment editing, the RSS feed etc). I already had the host look into it, they did some optimisations but couldn’t fix the general unresponsiveness either. I’m trying to find a web dev who can take a look at the site and maybe figure out what the problem is. In worst case I’ll try to upgrade the server and see if that helps.

I’ll hopefully manage to get the new site online within the next few days anyway but please be patient with me. We’re having close to 40° here on a daily basis and I’m dealing with some other important life issues at the same time. I’m doing what I can but it’s all pretty exhausting, I’m sure many of you can relate.

gifs from a Helix Studios video

Server Move

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In preparation for the launch of the new milkboys NSFW blog I moved the site to a new server. I’m not gonna bore you with the technical details but if you know a bit how this stuff works, you’ll know that a new server comes with a new IP and that some DNS servers take a while to update until they point our domain to the new IP.

This is why some of you couldn’t access the site for a few hours yesterday. I realise now that I should have told you that beforehand ;) But for the future: If the site is offline and you want to know when it’s back, the quickest way to check is our Twitter.

I also post some random cuties and interesting queer news over there. Plus you won’t miss any blog posts! Another way to find out what’s up would be the milkboys community. That has comes with the upside that you can hang out with other milkies if you have some time to kill ;)

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Hang out with us!

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Did you know that we have a community on Discord? Come hang out, if you’ve got nothing else to do. It can run in your browser so no downloads needed.

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Dear Supporters

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I decided that I’ll use the opportunity of the new NSFW blog I’m working on to give all milkboys supporters a little treat. While most of the content will be available to everyone, there will be some special posts every now and then that will be exclusive to past and future supporters.

If you’re a milkboys Patreon or donated on GoFundMe, I’ll get in touch with you soon about account details. So please make sure that your Patreon e-mail address is up-to-date. If you used an address for a GoFundMe donation that is now outdated, please drop me a message here.

Thank you! <3

chirp!

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Quick reminder that you should follow milkboys on Twitter 💙 Not only is it the best way to make sure you don’t miss any posts, you’ll also get some bonus cuties, queer news bites, links to interesting articles and so on!

Become a milkboys Patreon & get some sweet Rewards!

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The milkboys Patreon campaign is now launched :) Patreon is a way to financially support creators so they can spend more time doing what you, and they, love. In return you’ll get some fun rewards (like access to a special chat, a private blog and much more)!

You can still do one-time donations of course, if you prefer that!

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Here’s what I wrote as a little introduction on Patreon:

I founded milkboys when I was a queer teenager myself, frustrated with the lack of online resources available to me and my friends. Most LGBT sites are catering to “gay men”. Not bisexuals or trans teens or even queer allies.

I wanted a site that speaks to everyone on our broad & colourful queer spectrum. A place where you can feel at home, meet people, read about how the society & politics around us are changing and having an impact on our daily lives but also have the option to just look at pretty people for a while without feeling judged.

milkboys in its current form is going into its 9th year now and I’d love to make it grow, more colourful, entertaining and more accessible to people who still have a hard time finding a place online where they can just be.

If you become a patreon of this project you will enable me to spend more time working on milkboys, update the site a lot more often than currently possible and create more original content (photos, videos, articles and so on) and in return will get a look behind the scenes and one or two other little things as a thank you ;) Thank you for your loyalty & incredibly generous support!

Art by princetLepur

Art by princetLepur

I will refine and add more details about the goals and rewards over the coming days! I’ll also try to get as many of the rewards as possible to people who donated before. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

Let’s have a Chat!

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The chat we had so far was very limited in what it offers. Let’s try something new! The new chat has several rooms, voice chat, a mobile app & a desktop client, notifications when your name gets mentioned, picture & link previews and so on and on…

 Enter the new Chat!

The usual rules apply: Be nice to each other, don’t spam, use common sense and keep in mind that we’re not a dating site ;) NSFW pictures & videos are not allowed for now (because it makes moderation a lot harder) but we’ll look into that depending on how the chat evolves.

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This is a test run so things might be a bit wonky at times. The old chat is still available if you prefer that.