Hey folks. Many of you already know about our recent troubles with this whole DDoS attack. A DDoS attack is an organized deliberate effort by an individual or a group to simply take a website down, either for mischief or to put the company out of business. To sum up, someone either doesn’t like my face or simply wants The Wood Whisperer out of the picture. Unfortunately, mitigating the attack and covering our existing costs is going to be a very expensive endeavor. The attack is still going on and this month’s hosting costs alone just shot up to $1700.
So here’s the uncomfortable part. If you have ever been on the fence about joining the Guild or perhaps you were considering buying something from The Wood Whisperer Store, now would be a really really awesome time for you to do that. And while we aren’t real big on straight donations, we do have the donation option if you’d like to help out directly.
Nicole and I have always seen the entire Wood Whisperer enterprise as a “community effort”. From the days when you used to support us directly to today when we can actually provide products and services in exchange for your financial support, The Wood Whisperer has always been about community (and dumping buckets of wood shavings on our heads).
Since there is a good chance this attack was either by a competitor or by someone who simply dislikes what we’ve created here, I can think of no better way to fight back then to humbly receive help again from the community that got us where we are today.
So let’s help out a valuable member of our woodworking community. Join the guild, buy a tee shirt, maybe make a donation to a worthy cause. Good luck, Marc!