Those of you who follow this blog know our road hasn’t gone in a straight line but more of a zig-zag.
First, we were a Stack Exchange 1.0 site. Then, we started on the migration path to OSQA. We got a very long delay in the shutdown of SE 1.0, so this gave us the excuse to postpone it for the last year.
Recently, I posted a call for co-founders / partners to help me build an maintain Draw3Cards. Although there was some initial enthusiastic emails from several of you, nobody actually followed through until today … and I have a guess why.
Draw3Cards is not a profitable business right now (I never claimed it were). We’re making a low sum of money from monthly ads, which just about cover server costs (for Meta Draw3Cards, and Beta Draw3Cards), and some change. We did see a very nice curve of increase in traffic over the last two years though, but so far it doesn’t look like I’m ready to quite my day job … which recently started demanding large amounts of my free time.
Stack Exchange 2.0 has shown very nice growth over this time, and a slew of new features have been added to their sites. I’ve recently asked Stack Exchange to migrate Draw3Cards to SE 2.0 format, and they kindly refused on the grounds it is too specialized. Still, there are solutions to this problem, such as the new sub-site feature.
To conclude this post – I think the community of Draw3Cards would benefit greatly if it were a fully fledged Stack Exchange 2.0 site. If you’re an active user of Draw3Cards, please commit to the Area51 Magic Proposal.