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    Stormfront Says It’s Going Broke

    One of the internet’s oldest white supremacist websites is on the brink of financial ruin, its owners say.

    Stormfront.org has been an internet hate hub since it launched in 1996. Its owner, former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black, said last week that donations had plummeted and that the site was scaling back operations. But longtime Stormfront posters suggested Black’s wife had been paying the bills, and that she was finally checking out.

    “Our contributions have once again totaled less than $2,000, which is not enough to cover our basic server and radio bills, and this month we no longer have enough personal money to make up the difference,” Black wrote last week in a post first spotted by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    The plunge in donations follows a decline in web traffic to the site. Though popular with an older generation of KKK members and white supremacists, Stormfront’s outdated design has fallen out of favor with younger neo-Nazis who tend toward sites like the right-wing Twitter clone Gab, and semi-private messaging platforms like Discord.

    So far in 2018, Stormfront has fallen more than 5,000 places in the global ranking of most-viewed websites, according to web traffic tracker Alexa.

    Black described a plan to shutter the site’s primary server and only allow paying members to access the forum.

    “My plan is to shut down the main server on the 6th, backing everything up offsite first. I hope to also move the entire 50gb database to our much smaller, secondary server,” he wrote. “This will be difficult because of the size of this site, and that server is not nearly adequate to run everything. But I hope it will be enough to allow access to Sustaining Members, but probably not to other users or guests.”

    But some Stormfront users claimed the cutoff came after Black’s wife Chloe stopped paying the website’s bills.

    “Don Black’s wife, Chloe, had been working full time past retirement age to help support this site,” one Stormfront user claimed, with others also claiming Chloe had kept the hate site’s lights on.

    “All of the years that Don posted how much was needed to run this site and all the months that SF didn’t receive enough donations. That difference was made up from Chloe Black's income. She is now recently retired and deserves to spend her time with her grandbabies. This situation combined with litigation from when SF was shut down last August, Don has more bills and less revenue to run the site.”

    Chloe Black, who could not be reached for comment on Monday, has a long history of involvement in the white supremacist movement. Chloe was previously married to former KKK leader David Duke, whom she met at a White Youth Alliance college gathering in the 1970s, and later divorced him to marry Black, another former KKK leader and neo-Nazi who was convicted in 1981 of attempting an armed overthrow of the predominantly black island nation of Dominica.

    While Chloe has previously distanced herself from Stormfront in written statements, watchers of the site have long speculated that she might be partially bankrolling the project.
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    This story is from October 2018...

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    Not again.

    I was never a Stormfront member. But Gareth is still an inactive regular member who used to be a sustaining member until everything there became a ridiculous battleground that drove many of the best contributors away to settle in other fora.
    Not all in life is at it appears to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werwolf. View Post
    This story is from October 2018...

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Stormfront is offline again.

    Stormfront is offline
    while we move to new origin servers.


    Check back in a few days.




    The truth is hate to those who hate the truth!

    Our enemies are playing their end game.
    In their new sovietized world, they plan to shut down the truth.

    If you think Stormfront,
    which went online twenty-five years ago,
    is still worthwhile and can survive,
    help keep it alive and growing
    in the increasingly dark times ahead.


    Credit card processors have all "de-platformed" pro-White sites.
    But you can still donate by mail!
    stormfront.org

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    Regardless of what folks think about Stormfront, it's a victory for the (((globalists))) and their lackeys if the credit card companies that refused to accept payments contributed to its financial ruin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werwolf. View Post
    This story is from October 2018...
    Yes, I'm aware. Posted it because SF is currently offline, and mentions donations and "dark times". Has anything changed regarding their financial situation? Are non-donators allowed to post again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtengel View Post
    Yes, I'm aware. Posted it because SF is currently offline, and mentions donations and "dark times". Has anything changed regarding their financial situation? Are non-donators allowed to post again?

    I only know that they are switching to "new origin servers". I don't know what "origin servers" are.

    Non-donators, regular members, were posting before it went offline.

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    I don't really understand how a lower user activity can make the forum go bankrupt. If there's less activity, they don't need as much server power, and the cost of keeping the forum online would equally decrease. They've been around for a quarter of a century, and probably has accumulated huge amounts of stored data, which would increase costs if it were to be accessible to users. But that should also be possible to get around, by deleting (say) every thread that hasn't been active the last 10 years. I haven't managed a forum myself, so I can't say how things actually work, but it seems logical to me. There's plenty of smaller forums up and about even though they only have a few dozen active users.
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    They are trying to maintain their forum and the radio show. I've never listened to the radio show. I was thinking if they have to give up something to keep the forum they should give up the radio show. The forum gets a lot of visitors.

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    Stormfront is up again. I just logged in.

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