Greg Kelly Discusses President Trump Interview Banned by Google


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 18, 2021 by Sundance

After Greg Kelly interviewed President Trump on a variety of topics, Google removed the video from You Tube claiming a violation of community standards.   Tonight, Greg Kelly recaps that interview and other topics.

‘We The People’ stand with President Trump; Big Tech is scared of that – Bigly.

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One point on the media overall.  The far-left is addicted to Trump. Their ratings are collapsing because they have no other topic to fill their cup.   Democrats cannot quit Trump…. They are addicted to him. Without Trump, Democrats have no identity.

CTH 2.0 Updates, Optimization


Posted originally on the Conservative tree house on February 18, 2021 by Sundance

Over the past several weeks the tech team behind CTH 2.0 has been working on a test site to optimize the battle-tank known as The Last Refuge.  This is phase-3 of the CTH anti-fragile system, know as the optimization phase.

The goal of optimization is to take the decades-old weight of our site, lighten the server load, increase the response time and simultaneously generate a site that optimizes based on the type of hardware being used by reader: desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

When CTH originally launched over a decade ago the theme was responsive to desktop and laptop computer users.  Mobile platforms were in their infancy.  Now more than half of website users are coming to sites from tablets or phones.  The optimization phase will make those user experiences easier and more responsive.

The landing page of CTH will not change too much (example image on left). However, each of the top links “About Us”, “guidelines” etc will generate a different impression for the user.  The right margin will be streamlined on the Main landing page, and we will be introducing an alliance of allies to replace the old-school blogroll.

Most of the decisions for the layout, font and navigability have been worked out; and now the coding is underway to generate the final product.  Once that is established we will run it through the paces on the test site before switching over; much like the process we used when we switched from WordPress/Automattic to our own server network.

Several website operators have reached out asking us to provide details on the infrastructure being used to stay “anti-fragile”, meaning outside the reach of big tech.  There may come a day when that information is possible to share, but it will not be in the near future.  CTH is operating with an abundance of caution in the era of deplatforming and targeting.

We are aware the eye of sauron, ie Google, has already targeted CTH 2.0 to eliminate traffic and site visits.  However, fortunately for us we have a long history of readership and only around 7 percent of total traffic was dependent on Google as a search value.

In what has been described as an “extraordinary situation” in the modern era, over 85 percent of CTH traffic is direct.  Users and readers come directly to CTH from their browser.  In the era of deplatforming this is a huge benefit.

CTH is a community of people; we take our responsibility for stewardship of our  community very seriously.  Privacy is the foundation of all systems we are using and no site features generates any data collection on any Treehouse guest.

This privacy approach is unique in the modern era of internet technology where data collection and cookies are now accepted practice.  However, not only are we proud of the effort we are taking, I can also envision a place in the near future where any site gathering data will regret that flaw in privacy policy.  CTH will lead the way on the creation of proprietary systems that protect our community; and we can see several states now considering legislation that will mandate a much more stringent view on privacy.

The optimization phase should be complete in the next two weeks.  Readers will be kept aware of the countdown to the change-over.  You won’t really notice too much difference from the front side, but there will be a noted faster response rate.  Additionally, some of the bugs we encountered, literally because we had to move so fast to generate CTH 2.0 – and only had two weeks to move 10 years of massive files, will be worked out.

Again, I thank you for your continued support as we put the final touches on CTH 2.0 as a relaunched site outside the reach of the tech control agents.  This entire move has been a painstaking time-suck to do it right.  Everyone has reference points for places that did it wrong… we are blessed to have incredible assistance from people with buckets of foresight.

Remember, YOU are what matters. This community is what matters.  Retaining our ability to connect in fellowship and discuss the issues in a respectful and honest manner is our priority.  We are in the majority.  They control the majority of systems that allow us to see the scale of our assembly.  Tech’s control effort to remove voices is directly related to their need to retain the false impressions put forth by ideological comrades.

The truth has no agenda, and people are beginning to see now just how far ahead CTH was within our explanations of the people and institutional motives in the world of politics.  Unfortunately, we have been very accurate with our predictions of “who”, “why”, “when and how”, the people and systems would activate against our constitutional republic.  However, in the end they will fail and we, a freedom loving people, will succeed.

Don’t forget to live your best life.  Nothing aggravates the totalitarian-left more than seeing joy amid the majority of people within a nation they are trying to destroy.  Engage your family, friends and community with optimism – and prepare; because the best is yet to come.

Love to all,

Sundance

Newsmax Host Walks-Off Set During Segment With Mike Lindell


Mike Lindell (MyPillow guy) was being interviewed by Newsmax about Big Tech targeting and the suspension of his Twitter account. As soon as Lindell remarked about why he was targeted, Newsmax host Bob Sellers interrupts to deliver a legal message from the broadcaster.

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 2, 2021 by Sundance

After Lindell refuses to be blocked by the transparent efforts of Sellers, the host asks the producers for help and promptly walks-off the set.

Mike Lindell, an openly Christian seeker of truth, is being targeted by just about every leftist organization in the U.S for his public inquiries about the 2020 election result.

Now would be a great time to buy some pillows, blankets, sheets, towels and/or dog beds to give as valentines day gifts. Mike Lindell needs our full support.

VISIT MYPILLOW HERE

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Confronts Big Tech


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 2, 2021 by Sundance

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today his administration will start confronting the manipulation of Big Tech and their control over speech.  In addition to outlining the bias now brutally obvious, DeSantis outlined measures including a ban on the censorship of political candidates, and mandatory opt-outs of content filters for citizens of the Sunshine State.

“What began as a group of upstart companies from the west coast has since transformed into an industry of monopoly communications platforms that monitor, influence, and control the flow of information in our country and among our citizens, and they do this to an extent hitherto unimaginable.”

DeSantis also outlines the sales of consumer data by Big Tech providers and the absence of any control over privacy.  This is a great presentation and press conference.

The likely 2024 leading candidate field still looks like this….

DeSantis – closest to MAGA

Noem – MAGAlite with a twist of Koch

Haley – Entrenched Establishment DeceptiCon (RNC favorite)

Cruz – Manipulative and controlled opposition

Have Twitter & Facebook Crossed the Line?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Rule of Law Re- Posted Feb 1, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Both Twitter and Facebook really should be shut down for what they have done is cleverly transforming themselves from a “platform” into a media organization. All the media from New York Times to ABC News and CNN can be sued for putting out false information that damages a person. Under Section 230, an internet platform is exempt because it was not intended to be liable for what others are posting. However, once they crossed the line into the moderation of content removing things they politically disagreed with, they are no longer a “platform” but have become a media outlet and as such, they should be subject to lawsuits.

What Facebook and Twitter have done to the internet is a crime and they should be shut down. They can reorganize as media companies, but they have abused their very purpose and they have violated that fiduciary duty they owed to the shareholders. Indeed, an enterprising attorney should file a major class-action lawsuit against them for using the capital of shareholders for personal political gain. They did not raise money with the object to censor what everyone says. Therefore, they have altered the purpose of their companies and raised money falsely.

Because of their political corruption, they have destroyed the freedom of the internet and what Section 230 was intended to protect. While they shut down Parler claiming they did not moderate their content and thus allowed people to organize for the Capital riots, such organization is also then the job of the government to monitor – not for Parler to moderate. A public forum is a place where people can freely talk. Once you cross the line into moderation, then you are a media company. Hence Fox can have only conservatives and CNN can have only socialist. That is the freedom of the press, but that freedom is not without immunity.

What Facebook and Twitter have done has undermined the entire internet. Any regulation coming down the line MUST draw the line between moderation and free speech. Section 230 should apply and continue provided there is no moderation. If we see just the real of Section 230, then we can start filing lawsuits against Wikipedia which is also highly subject to propaganda.

We are Drowning in Fake News


Armstrong Economics Blog/Press Re-Posted Jan 28, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I hope you read this Mr. Armstrong. These past 6 months have been eye-opening for me. I started out late summer writing down names of persons and sites on their news, opinions, stories, and predictions. In the past couple of weeks made an assessment. All have failed except your blog and a couple of others. I now have only maybe three places / people on can go for an honest view. I am actually disappointed as I would like to have a wider network of sources.

Just want to say thank you
Peter

REPLY: I have tried to explain that there are people who will take any fact and twist it to the point that it becomes sophistry to create deliberate disinformation. I have REAL sources. I have met many world leaders and have been called into central banks around the world and testified before Congress. I know how the same works. Back on November 24th, 2020, I wrote that I did not think Trump would win. Once the Supreme Court rejected the Texas appeal, that was checkmate. I got a lot of emails on that disagreeing. I am not here to raise false hopes. There was no insurrection act signed and there was no way Q was pulling the strings and Trump would be sworn in at 11 AM one hour before Biden. I have even written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal.

I try very hard to keep it real. That sometimes invokes angry people from the LEFT and the same is true from RIGHT. We are headed into a very serious couple of years into 2022. I try hard not to allow my personal wishes to dominate the view despite what some people think. We now have people blaming the rise in GameStock on Trumpism and White Supremacy. I mean, this is typical insanity. They always have to blame something using politics. Welc0me to the world of real FAKE NEWS – bla bla bla bla bla.

Zuckerberg should Should be Arrested Right Now!


Armstrong Economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Jan 2, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

We are now dealing with Facebook is deliberately interfering in elections. They shut down the page for Republicans raising money in Georgia 2 days before the election claiming they violated their community guidelines. I am sorry, but Zuckerberg should be dragged out in chains. He is now violating everyone’s civil rights in the nation. They wanted to start a war by claiming Russia interfered in the US elections and Congress demanded sanctions.  Facebook is acting far worse than the Russians were ever accused of.

We need a special prosecutor to be appointed right NOW to criminally charge those in BigTech deliberately trying to manipulate the election. These dropouts obviously view that the US Constitution violates its community guidelines. Enough is enough! They should now be locked up.

What About Fake News?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Dec 15, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

The question dealing with the press is not something new. Matthew Lyon was the first person to be put on trial for violating the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, after publishing criticism of President John Adams. The Sedition Act of 1798 criminalized the “writing, printing, uttering or publishing [of] any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings about the government of the United States.” Indeed, Trump could have and should have charged people from the media who clearly violated that Act. Lyon was sentenced to four months in jail. While imprisoned, he was elected to represent Vermont in Congress.

It was actually Abraham Lincoln who seized the telegraph lines and issued an order prohibiting the printing of war news about military movements without approval. He was censoring the news back then for anyone who challenged his administration. Lincoln had people arrested for wearing Confederate buttons and for singing Confederate songs in the North. He went as far as to shut down the Chicago Times for criticizing the Lincoln administration. The editors were arrested, the newspapers were shut down, and the journalists were banned from the fields of battle. A military governor with the approval of the secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton, destroyed the office of the Sunday Chronicle, a Washington, D.C., newspaper. Lincoln even had a Democrat member of Congress arrested for making an anti-war speech in his home state.

In April 1863, General Ambrose Burnside, who was the commander of the Department of the Ohio, issued General Order No. 38. Burnside placed his headquarters in Cincinnati to intimidate Confederate sympathizers. He issued General Order No. 38.

General Order No. 38 stated:

The habit of declaring sympathy for the enemy will not be allowed in this department. Persons committing such offenses will be at once arrested with a view of being tried. . .or sent beyond our lines into the lines of their friends. It must be understood that treason, expressed or implied, will not be tolerated in this department.

Burnside also declared that, in certain cases, violations of General Order No. 38 could result in death. Most could not believe the audacity of this order which violated free speech. Clement Laird Vallandigham (1820–1871) was so opposed to the order that he allegedly said that he “despised it, spit upon it, trampled it under his feet.” He also allegedly encouraged open resistance to Burnside. Vallandigham was said to have criticized President Lincoln for not seeking a peaceable and immediate end to the Civil War and for allowing General Burnside to ignore the constitutional rights of citizen’s. It was reported that Vallandigham had violated General Order No. 38. The general ordered his immediate arrest. On May 5, 1863, a company of soldiers arrested Vallandigham at his home in Dayton and brought him to Cincinnati to stand trial.

Burnside charged Vallandigham with the following crimes:

Publicly expressing, in violation of General Orders No. 38, from Head-quarters Department of Ohio, sympathy for those in arms against the Government of the United States, and declaring disloyal sentiments and opinions, with the object and purpose of weakening the power of the Government in its efforts to suppress an unlawful rebellion.

Vallandigham was tried by a military tribunal and was found guilty despite his argument that they lacked jurisdiction over a civilian. The tribunal sentenced him to remain in a United States prison for the remainder of the war. Fear that this would result in a rebellion after he appealed to a federal circuit court. But the court, corrupt as it was being pro-government, denied the appeal. Judge Leavitt held that General Burnside had military authority which was necessary during a time of war. President Lincoln feared that a rebellion would erupt and commuted Vallandigham’s sentence to exile in the Confederacy. On May 25, Burnside sent Vallandigham into Confederate lines.

Then in 1917, Rose Pastor Stokes, who was an anti-war activist, writer, and a founding member of the American Communist Party, was prosecuted under the Espionage Act of 1917 for writing to a newspaper: “I am for the people and the government is for the profiteers.” The Act criminalized attempting to cause insubordination to the war effort, willfully attempting to cause insurrection, and obstructing the recruiting or enlistment of potential volunteers.  After being sentenced to 10 years in Missouri State prison, she successfully appealed to the US Court in St Paul. The government ultimately dismissed the case against her in 1920.

Therefore, many people have written in asking if CNN, New York Times and the Washington Post could ever be shut down or their editors prosecuted for supporting Klau Schwab and his take over of the world to push it into Marxism. There is plenty of precedent for that. Trump was never advised properly and the Department of Justice would never investigate.

CTH 2.0 Updates, New Comment Platform Initiated


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 8, 2020 by Sundance

As you can see CTH 2.0 is launching a new comment platform to improve the features and user engagement we have all come to appreciate.  Here is some background information about this comment process that will likely answer questions.  Please book-mark this post and share it for those who do not read the site updates and just go into the comments.

Because we are free from the constraints of WP/Automattic we are able to explore features that many Treepers have asked for.  We have selected comment software from WPDiscuz (not affiliated with Disqus in any form) specifically because we can control the platforms internal content according to our privacy demands.

No outside system is gathering any user data or content on the commenting platform, everything within CTH 2.0 is being built on a very stable and private proprietary foundation.

The ability to add videos, graphics, pictures, tweets, scribd embeds and other functions is now present in the comment section.  This is called “Oembeds”, and it is live right now. However, we will not be activating a feature that allows you to upload images or videos directly from your computer.  If the image/video has a url, it should be visible.

There are other features we will likely add to the comments section, but we must go painstakingly slow, and here’s why….

At each step in the process of adding features we have to pause and measure the impact on server capacity to support the addition.  Each feature creates a small amount of data that communicates with the servers in real time (ie. the bandwidth).  Think of it like a pipe, and each feature adds data into the pipeline… the pipe has a capacity… we add, then evaluate, ensure pipe capability/stability, then move on.  The issue is scale.

CTH 2.0 is a massive community of simultaneous users.  Each user engagement requires a live-time upload of data from server to you.  The page load time is directly related to the bandwidth capacity… if there are a lot of simultaneous users the level of data transfer can overwhelm the pipe…. it can clog and freeze.

Additionally, each new feature creates a draw from the server capacity at the end of the pipeline.  For lack of a better explanation this is the CDN rate.  CDN = Content Delivery Network.  CTH 2.0 is a massive load of data that updates for each user as they land on the homepage and visit the articles.  Again, it is a matter of scale.  As we said before CTH is a community, essentially a social media platform, working inside a website.

Our community engagement, the size of our commenting community, exceeds almost all other types of websites except for social media sites.  Those sites are specifically designed for community engagement… CTH 2.0 is leading the charge back to the era before Big Tech took control of content delivered to you.

The content in the community (the comment section) is derived from your choices, your freedom.  It is your discussion and we are stewards protecting your conversation.

With 5,000 simultaneous users on-site at any given moment, the bandwidth demand is large.  With 100,000+ unique daily users and 500,000 page views per day, the data load (CDN rate) on the servers is large.   We are chewing up about 5 terabytes of server space per day even with two cache services hosting the older content.  We always knew our data load was heavy, we just didn’t know how heavy.  This is why almost all other suggested solutions for our CTH 2.0 launch would not work.  It is a scale issue.

All of these are essentially good problems.  The rebel alliance is strong and the assembly is large.  We just need to consider that each small 4gb feature addition for a single user has a magnitude of impact based on the scale of our assembly.

Think about walking into a bar with 100,000 friends and everyone orders one drink at the same time.  The bartenders (servers) are going to get overwhelmed pretty quick, and the beer kegs will run dry fast.  Then think about everyone ordering two drinks. That’s the type of scale issue we are navigating while keeping the bar open.

With all that in mind we initiated the new comment system with Oembed functions activated.  Now we watch a little while and make sure the pipes (bandwidth) and servers (CDN rate) can handle the data load.

Then we add the “likes feature”, and we watch again… we keep repeating this process with every feature until we have safely checked-off our priority list.  There are a lot of features we want to provide while at the same time the server host is trying to figure out what the level of our site demand actually is.  Again, good problems, but this is unknown territory.

So the proprietary comment platform we have selected is stable, private and secure.  It also allows us to add features that you have requested.  We just need to measure the impact of each addition as we move along.

Also, CTH is modeled on an eleven year-old platform theme. It is reliable, but it is also clunky, heavy and not as streamline as modern tech can provide. As described, CTH is a heavy data-tank on a highway with the ability to collapse the road. We need to modernize and get faster while retaining the depth and purposeful mission priority.

We need to change our theme platform to be responsive to the type of device you are using making it easier to navigate the site from phones and iPad type devices. The engineers are working on a proposal, and a test site is experimenting. The good news is our site content is not complex and the modernization should not be too difficult. In essence, CTH presents itself differently, more user friendly, depending on the type of device you are using.

Additionally, one of our priorities right now is establishing an email notification system where you can subscribe to automatic notifications of new posts etc.  As with almost all systems of this type (there are many) it involves the use of a third party email transmission process. Y’all are aware that privacy is a CTH priority, so we are being very careful about vetting the service and setting up this notification system to protect CTH users.

CTH does not compile user information, does not engage in the manufacture of processes that assemble lists of users or any user data. We are working to ensure we do not end up creating an external list of subscribers that would be vulnerable to exploitation.  Your privacy in all matters related to CTH engagement is my priority.  This new commenting platform can also deliver that type of email notification service, we are evaluating.

Thanks again for bearing with us as we work through some technical issues, search for optimal solutions, and fiercely retain the original values and mission priority of the Treehouse.  The Truth Has No Agenda

Myself and the incredibly hardworking site admins consider ourselves stewards to this community. YOU are what matters.  Your ability to analyze, discuss, crowdsource and provide your comments on the subject matter is what makes CTH home. We will NEVER remove a commenting function from our website.

In fact, it is the crowd-sourcing work we have done as a community that has been the most thrilling and brilliant part of our work together. I will never lose that focus.  The key to Treehouse 2.0 is recognizing we have built something within a big tech ecosphere that wants to see us removed.  By being proactive we have avoided some serious challenges and that makes us better stewards for our conversation.

Remember, YOU are the important part.

Without you CTH doesn’t really have a purpose.  Individually we could stand outside shouting at trees with no impact; but together, sitting on the figurative cyber-porch, the conversation is rich with unique skill-sets, subject matter experts and life-long experiences that make discussion so much more valuable. Myself and the CTH admin team cherish the value you represent.

Please share your feedback and suggestions on the comment platform.  Does it work for you?  What do you like or not like about it.  We will modify, when possible, based on feedback.

Love to all,

~ Sundance

Site Updates, CTH 2.0 Priorities, and User Experience Feedback Requests


Posted originally on The Conservative tree house on December 4, 2020 by Sundance

As we work through bugs associated with CTH 2.0 launch, consider this a thread to provide information, report user issues, ideas and concerns. Please read the information provided below as it might answer many questions in advance.

Again, my sincere apologies for any site disruption and/or user issues you may have encountered or might be continuing to encounter as we level the ship.

The majority of major site issues have been reconciled over the past 36 hrs.  CTH 2.0 is flying even and stable.

The DNS issues are resolved, and all inbound links to TheConservativeTreehouse.Com should now be landing on the correct and most recent homepage.   There was an issue with dual cache conflict between our new server host and a mid-way cache service intended to assist with the overall site demand.  That was causing older pages to propagate upon user entry. That problem has been resolved.

Given the short time-window we were operating with; and considering the objective of Big Tech Automattic to disrupt an ongoing conversation adverse to their interests; we succeeded in keeping the CTH community voice in the fight.  Trust me, this was no small effort to achieve and is cause for much appreciation and celebration in the big picture.

The rebel alliance is alive, well and we have made new ‘rag tag’ misfit friends.  Your support was/is critical in achieving that objective.  We are humbled and thankful.

Now that we have an essentially fully-functioning architecture in place, we are able to start a slow and methodical process to enhance the features most important to our community.

Each feature must be installed, applied and evaluated for downstream issues. It is a painstaking process and takes a little time to ensure we don’t attach a feature that creates an imbalance or impact upon the essential functions of the site.

CTH is modeled on an eleven year-old platform theme.  It is reliable, but it is also clunky, heavy and not as streamline as modern tech can provide.  As described, CTH is a heavy data-tank on a highway with the ability to collapse the road.  We need to modernize and get faster while retaining the depth and purposeful mission priority.

To the details:

♦ 50% of site traffic comes from desktop/laptop computer use, and 50% comes from mobile devices (phones, pads etc).  This is one of the issues with our older theme still in place, and a team is working on it right now.   When CTH first launched mobile platforms were in their infancy, in the modern era mobile devices are now the norm.

We need to change our theme platform to be responsive to the type of device you are using making it easier to navigate the site from phones and iPad type devices.  The engineers are working on a proposal, and a test site is experimenting.   The good news is our site content is not complex and the modernization should not be too difficult.  In essence, CTH presents itself differently, more user friendly, depending on the type of device you are using.

♦ One of our priorities right now is establishing an email notification system where you can subscribe to automatic notifications of new posts etc.  As with almost all systems of this type (there are many) it involves the use of a third party email transmission process. Y’all are aware that privacy is a CTH priority, so we are being very careful about vetting the service and setting up this notification system to protect CTH users.

CTH does not compile user information, does not engage in the manufacture of processes that assemble lists of users or any user data. We are working to ensure we do not end up creating an external list of subscribers that would be vulnerable to exploitation.  Your privacy in all matters related to CTH engagement is my priority.

♦ Next, we are working on a return of the “like comments” feature in some manner or form. The issue with a like feature is a direct all-time link between the user engagement and the host server.  In essence, to have a “like feature” there is a continual feed every millisecond attached to the server.  That is ok, but as with all things in tech world can create a draw -own of site performance given the scale of our assembly.

Don’t worry about “likes” being off-the-table, they are not.  This function is actually important to me, and we will restore them because that engagement is actually a precursor to something else, something unique, that I want to see on the site.  A sidebar on the page drawing attention to the top ten highest-rated comments in a real time feed.  You click on the user name, or perhaps the avatar, and it takes you to the comment.

♦ Another new feature I want to execute is a “most liked articles” widget.  Similar to most liked comments, this would be a real-time propagated graphic showing the articles that users are most following or reading on other sites.   Instead of me aggregating the information and/or directing attention to interesting external articles, this awesome community of smart commentators can do that themselves.

In essence, you share links to important external articles or content in the comments, and the top five articles (as clicked/read by commentators) automatically shows up in this sidebar feature: “Hot Topics and Articles.”   [This is a little challenging, but the technology exists to accomplish it.]

♦ The team is also working on restoring a system that will allow embed pictures, tweets and videos to populate in the comments section.  This is a process/system called “OEmbed Comments”.  We needed to reconcile the scale of server use/demand by the commenting system before we could contemplate this feature.

Now that we have a dual library system in place for the 7.5 million comments, we can start the process of evaluating server capacity for OEmbed functions.  It is not a matter of “if” this will happen, it is simply a matter of when those functions return.

When you write a comment it creates a metadata file. Each comment is a unique url.  Your unique id is part of that metadata, your gravatar or avatar is part of that metadata, the content of your comment (what you write) is part of that metadata and any article links, citations, pictures, gifs, or tweets -each carrying a unique url- is part of that metadata.

The average number of lines of unique metadata in one comment is six to ten lines of code, regardless of the length of your comment.  Your comment creates a mini data-file with its own unique id (the url).  The library of pre-existing comments was 7.2 million.  Multiply that by the lines of metadata and you get well over 40 million lines of code in the pre-existing comment file alone. (more)

Again, it is important to remember much of this server capacity exploration is in uncharted territory on a non-social-media platform.  Fortunately, we have the ability to scale-up; our server hosts are just trying to figure out the actual scale we need.

Thanks again for bearing with us as we work through some technical issues, search for optimal solutions, and fiercely retain the original values and mission priority of the Treehouse.  The Truth Has No Agenda

Myself and the incredibly hardworking site admins consider ourselves stewards to this community. YOU are what matters.  Your ability to analyze, discuss and provide your comments on the subject matter is what makes CTH home. We will NEVER remove a commenting function from our website.

In fact, it is the crowd-sourcing work we have done as a community that has been the most thrilling and brilliant part of our work together. I will never lose that focus.  The key to Treehouse 2.0 is recognizing we have built something within a system that wants to see us removed.  By being proactive we have avoided some serious challenges and that makes us better stewards for our conversation.

Remember, YOU are the important part.

Without you CTH doesn’t really have a purpose.  Individually we could stand outside shouting at trees with no impact; but together, sitting on the figurative cyber-porch, the conversation is rich with unique skill-sets, subject matter experts and life-long experiences that make discussion so much more valuable. Myself and the CTH admin team cherish the value you represent.

♦ Taking all of the above into consideration, if you are still experiencing issues with the site in general or specific terms, feel free to drop your feedback in the comments and we will review to see of we can intercept and/or correct any issues.

Love to all,

~ Sundance

Try to avoid a fight.  Never be the first one to start a fight.  However, when it does come down to the fighting, you need to fight like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah’s ark…

…and brother, it’s raining !