A humble request
As you may or may not know, in January 2020 I purchased Low End Talk and Low End Box from ColoCrossing/Deluxe. Shortly after making the purchase I embarked on a significant effort to listen to the community, discuss the state of things with our moderators and get to work improving things https://lowendbox.com/blog/what-do-you-want-to-see-on-low-end-box-share-your-opinion (see thread on Low End Box, plus Facebook and all of the numerous conversations on Discord, email and in DM).
We've made big progress over the last 8 weeks, from removing most of the advertising on both websites, upgrading the hosting platform and moving it away from the famous cluster, updating all the back end software, adding plugins and modules to make the website work better and offer more features, and a very long list of bug fixes, including fixing the long hated mobile version view bug. You can review the entire list of fixes, improvements and changes here: https://lowendtalk.com/discussion/163043/leb-let-improvements-feedback/p1
The work isn't done though, and I keep hustling each day to make our community better, restoring it to its former glory.
On the Low End Box front I am writing most of the content now, and what isn't written by me I am reviewing prior to publishing. The goal is to improve the quality and variety of what gets published on Low End Box. I am also contacting numerous larger hosting providers and discussing the possibility of featuring LEB exclusive offers.
I've also reached out to dozens of old members on Low End Talk to establish a dialog and work to bring them back to a more involved and active role. A big thanks for the contributions of our moderators/administrators both in the past and now.
So, given all of the above progress, I am humbly requesting that our community consider white listing Low End Box and Low End Talk from your ad blockers. The website is ad supported, as you know we removed more than half the ads over the past two months. The financial support provided by the ads that remain are critical to making sure we can stay online and produce content people are interested in.
I hope everyone will consider helping us out with this.
Either way, thanks to all of you for being part of our community.