On the 26th of this month, this site (and our sister site, stupidscammers.com) will celebrate its 2nd birthday. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the past 2 years.
The "lozenge" part of our site logo is actually made from a photo of the sky, mirrored. From start to finish it took 7 hours and dozens of revisions to create. Ask Slappy. He got to see every single one.
Our first host was on a £5 a month shared server. The host we use now costs us 30-35x that, depending on the exchange rate.
Our second host kicked us after we were DDoSed so badly it took down the entire shared host, along with several hundred other sites. Yeah, sorry about that....
In 2013 alone we were hit by a DDoS attack a total of 21 times. The net result - 40 minutes of downtime. The largest attack we had was 6.5Gbps
In its first month, the site received 850 unique visitors. Now we get around 6700 a day.
Due to a glitch in one of the addons to the site, there are two "Wayne" admins. One only has 77 posts, the slacker.
The most unique visitors we had in a single month is 234,524. The most visitors at a single time is 571.
From the first three members to join, two are still active and are forum staff. But not that lazy assed, 77 posts Wayne.
To date we have received 1274 feedback forms with blackmail scammer details.
Between us, the forum staff have over 22 years' experience in dealing with scammers.
We'll add more as we think of them.