When are you shutting down?
September 1, 2014. It’s a Monday.
Why are you shutting down?
MLKSHK isn’t our primary source of income and it’s certainly not our primary focus. Despite earning very little from the site we still have to answer tech support, deal with spam, fix minor issues, fix major issues, keep the servers updated, sort out billing issues, and worry about the months we get linked on Reddit. Sometimes the server and bandwidth bill are more than we took in for the month—this is scary.
Will you sell it?
Of course! We would sell it to someone who will commit significant resources to it. Out of respect for the community we wouldn’t sell to anyone who we didn’t feel was a good fit.
Can I get all the images I shared in a zip file?
Yes! Click the link “Request Zip File Of All My Images” on your account settings page. It should take about a day to process your request if we don’t get inundated with requests. UPDATE: We are working with the Internet Archive Team to make sure they have everything they need to pull the site into their archive.
We appreciate the passion the users have for the site but there really is no other option than this. We explored many ideas for making more money but nothing worked for us.
I just bought a subscription, can I get a refund?
Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can figure out your refund.
Will my subscription be canceled?
Every subscription will be canceled before June 1.
Thank you to everyone who visited, bought a subscription, said nice things about us to your friends, and of course thanks for sharing.
Thanks also to Ivan Kanevski and Mark Paschal for helping us build the thing. And thanks to Chris Ereneta, David Barry, and Justin Williams for writing iOS code against our API. Also thanks to our advisor Anil Dash for helping us figure things out over the past few years.
Bye, and please keep in touch!
Amber (@amberdawn) and Andre (@torrez)