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Seriously? Maintaining well written script is so hard?

Why not putting this on one Linode instance or Amazon Cloud, pay $50 a month and keep free users by offering premium $1/mo package to some of them?

But no, its easier to shut down. Less hassle, right?




Without knowing the technology, costs, circumstances, etc, this is very naive to say. Don't armchair quarterback unless you understand all the circumstances.

Edit: And I got downvoted. I guess armchair quarterbacking is the right thing to do around these parts.


you have a big legal problem, either you shut down and discharge all the assets (sold or destroyed), or you keep the company alive and then you have to have a talk to your investors.


All of what you mentioned takes time.

While it's 'trivial' and 'not hard', the time it self is priceless.


Can you please share a link that puts a dollar value on his time. Otherwise this is just unfounded rumour.


Startup owners in exchange for creditability had to give time - thats one of the main currencies in this scene. In this case I wont trust them from now on expecting them to do the same with any other new startup they will launch in future...


> Startup owners in exchange for creditability had to give time - thats one of the main currencies in this scene. In this case I wont trust them from now on expecting them to do the same with any other new startup they will launch in future...

Yeah, that's not how it works.

Committing time and money to a failed venture is the biggest mistake an entrepreneur can make.


> Committing time and money to a failed venture is the biggest mistake an entrepreneur can make.

Committing time and money to enhance your reputation is never a mistake.


That's really easy to say when you're not the one who is paying for it.

This is pretty typical. Every single business owner out there knows that the non-paying users generate more noise and complaints than an average paying customer.

The bullshit 'reputation' angle you are playing is a total non-sense.

Tell that to Max Levchin and 99% of other entrepreneurs that had to fail and fail hard prior to actually making it. I'm sure their 'reputation' is ruined.

TLDR: You live in a bubble.


Get Max Levchin to comment here now or you're lying.


Start any businesses? Prove that this is a mistake. I want cited sources.


I forgot Rockstars dont have time for BS that dosent make them millions.

I wonder when majority of people will dislike Startup folks like they did dislike Stock Brokers thanks to thinking like yours.

Greed is good. Right?

Honour is just a myth?


Did anyone check into them this time before trusting them initially?




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