Happy holidays, everyone! Hope December was a good month for everyone. It proved a bit challenging for us but we pulled through. Expenditures Add-Ons: $100.00 Current Available Funds: $1,681.11 As you can see, we spent a whole buncha cash on add-ons this month. The first few, like our new article system (the priciest thing we bought at $60/year up front), were mostly cosmetic or quality of life upgrades. We held off on these add-ons months ago while we researched them and made sure we wanted to use them. We're pretty happy with them and they've made things a lot more interesting around here. The most recent add-ons we bought were in reaction to a relatively sudden onset of poor site performance midway through the month. We acted by zeroing in on the issues at hand, prioritizing our needs, and purchasing much-needed add-ons that addressed those issues directly. The result is a forum that responds better than it ever has, as well as a deeper understanding for us of just how to keep it that way. These are lessons we're happy we learned while we're floating just above 250 users rather than later when we could be housing thousands since things could get pretty bad pretty fast with those kinds of numbers. Mad props to @Shi for really coming through and getting things in order quickly and efficiently, having the add-ons installed and optimized mere hours after I purchased them. Amazing work! This will likely be the busiest our war chest will be for several months to come as we slither back into savings mode and assess our next move. We have some long-term needs to fulfill (mostly regarding the server) but those can wait as we continue to grow. For now, we hope that you'll continue to enjoy our new article system and the much-improve site performance. That's it for now! See you next month.