@SIEGMUND we have sources lined up to be verified still. One in particular is hold up on my part even tho he has a strong record and verified on another forum.
Now one source on here after he was verifed I told that he needed his name change as their was a conflict with another source.
Advertisers are the only people that pay and they are verified as well. I wish all sources would advertise as it cuts my cost down. I have server costs, backup servers, additional products working on (direct app with working notifications on iphone and ios) and advertising i take out on google and other places i want to advertise on but cant afford right now. I make zero profit from here and we arent affiliated with sources directly as other boards are to rely on any income. We are completly in the red here.
What i have been contacted about recently the advertisers vs just sources. We provide a way to advertise for them and increase their seo on google and other places. But them not being active they aren’t supporting the board at all. Why should I pay money and advertise to push a source that doesnt support the board? The solution i have come down too is to move them all to a category that is only visible by staff and level 4 members. Members get to level 4 by activity. So senior or active members can see all the sources. But inactive sources dont benefit to get free advertising on the site.
Right now the sources that do get approved all have track history at other sites you probably just arent on. I know because i selectively and personally asked a good number of them myself to check out the site here. They just don’t pop up and even with history have to go thru verification.