We have a problem, we have become too popular
First of all, we want to thank everyone for their interest in our site. We launched Fstoppers 3 days ago. On day 1 we got 250 hits and I thought that was really good. On day 2 we got 4000 hits and I was blown away. Today we got 12,000 hits and I started to freak out. Why? Because we are running this site mostly through Vimeo.com which actually costs money (it isn’t free like Youtube). We like Vimeo more because it has a great community and the videos are higher quality and they stream better than Youtube but we can’t keep this up. I thought that we got 25,000 hits per month, I was just informed that we get 25,000 hits per year before we have to start paying more money. We already have 16,000 of those used up in 3 days and we still have 362 days left to go.
To fix this problem we are going to have to post only Youtube videos on the front page. If Youtube won’t load for you then feel free to watch the Vimeo version but if you can stand it please use Youtube to help us out. Also, if you watch our videos on Vimeo.com rather than embedded on our site it doesn’t count as a “hit” for us. Our site is going to get much uglier with nasty low res Youtube screenshots on the front but keep in mind the videos can still play in 720p if you choose that option.
Again, thank you everyone for all of your support. If you like what we are doing you can help us out in 3 ways; tell your friends, comment on our videos, and submit your own videos for us to post. More behind the scenes videos on the way soon.