Firstly, thank you for your support of VF over the years -- particularly to Frazer who funded the website hosting far longer than ever intended, and to the prize donors who provided so many great incentives to enter.
For whatever reason, the competition is going through a period of reduced interest. I've considered the options, and here is how I would like to move ahead:
- The competition takes a break for 6 months, at which time we re-evaluate the situation and see if there is sufficient interest to launch VF32. If so, we launch VF32 and see how it goes; if not, we opt for another period of hiatus.
- The website remains online at virtualfreestyle.com for another 12 months. Alex has generously offered to help with the cost of hosting, however I would like to see the costs shared across more than one person, in keeping with the community spirit of the competition. We need to raise $120 for 12 months of hosting; if you can help with monetary donations, please PM me for the Paypal account. More than 12 months worth of funding would be a bonus.
- The ownership of the domain (and associated billing) is transferred from Frazer to me. If, after 12 months, we run out of funds for hosting at virtualfreestyle.com, we forfeit the domain and move the site to shared hosting. One option is vf.kiteclique.com.
VF is not disappearing just yet -- it's just adapting to the ebb and flow of the kiting world.