Downtime tonight (Friday) and a note on subscriptions in Site Updates

  • July 31, 2020, 3:23 p.m.
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Hey everyone,

No, this isn’t the continuation of the rules conversation — I’ll be posting a follow up to all that in the coming days. I’m still gathering my thoughts into a digestible format.

Wanted to post a quick note about some downtime tonight. The site will be unavailable from 11PM - 1AM CST. We’re fixing issues with the entry search, as well as rolling out some security fixes. There may be some more downtime in the next week or two, I’ll keep you in the loop.

Also, a note on subscriptions.

If you signed up for an annual subscription when I first rolled them out last year, it will be automatically renewed in the next few days unless you cancel. Yes it’s been a whole year and that’s crazy.

The system should’ve sent an email a few days ago to remind you, but I wanted to call this out in an update as I know times are tough right now. If you’d like to manage your subscription, you can do that on the subscriptions page. If you have any issues, feel free to email me at

Until next time.



Last updated 4 days ago

Jinn 4 days ago

Thanks for the heads up . Happy Friday !

feels like hope 4 days ago

Brilliant photo

stargazing 4 days ago

Thanks for the reminder! I did not receive an email about it. :)

Soliloquy 4 days ago

You're doing an awesome job with this site and I really appreciate it. Especially because as an outsider initially, you really didn't have to step into this place, and not only for you to do that but then be so committed to improving it, it's a level of kindness words can't describe. Thank you.

GypsyWynd 4 days ago

Thanks for the head's up. I didn't get an email (yet).
Smooches to Mochi from Nougat.

DE_KentuckyGirl 4 days ago

Will it auto renew? The email I use for this site, my spam one and god knows how far it's buried!

josh DE_KentuckyGirl ⋅ 4 days ago

It will, yep. You can cancel it anytime from the subscriptions page if you'd like. Or if there are any issues, issuing a refund is easy.

Eurynomus 4 days ago

Still would like you to enable 'Followed by', I know privacy this or that, but shouldnt we be allowed to know who follows us? I hate all these hiding options, its deceiving, has nothing to do with privacy

josh Eurynomus ⋅ 4 days ago

That change is not currently on my roadmap for the site, and I don't anticipate it being added. From what I understand, the follow functionality has worked the way it does for many years. It's the expected behavior. Unless there's a big push from users for me to change that, it'll stay as it is today.

That said, you're welcome to start a campaign to get other people to buy in.

Eurynomus josh ⋅ 4 days ago

Promoting deceit, wonderful

love, squeezebox. 4 days ago


ConnieK 4 days ago (edited 4 days ago)


Very nice of you to let us know. Thank you.
Edit: will the renewal be automatic to our credit or debit cards? Y or N if you're busy.

josh ConnieK ⋅ 4 days ago

Yep, it'll automatically process the card on file unless it's canceled

ConnieK josh ⋅ 4 days ago

Great! Thanks!

Kristi1971 4 days ago

Thank you for the reminder. The quick link above made it easy for me to quickly update my payment as my previous card expired. And I wasn't sure when it was going to be charged. :)

J🌞DI 4 days ago

Thanks for the heads up, though I should be asleep during these hours. 🙂

HappyMusician 4 days ago

Thank you. I"m glad to be still subscribed! :)

Meeks 4 days ago

Mochi is so adorable!❤️

J.E. 4 days ago


Marg 4 days ago

Thanks for letting us know Josh! And I can’t believe it’s been a year already but it’s been a much much nicer year (despite the world’s shenanigans) because Prosebox is still here😊

elaine2 4 days ago

I got part way through the subscription payment process, but the company that handles this on your behalf does not take PayPal. Very disappointing because I would like to contribute.

hoki 3 days ago

Thanks for the speedy search fix. 😊

Mr. Mofo 3 days ago

Mochi looks like a spy for the rebellion if you ask me.

ConnieK 2 days ago

Hi Josh, you told me subscriptions would renew automatically but I'm getting ads on my pages.

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