I'm so tired of everyone immediately jumping on everyone who gets mad that the site is down. I go to many different sites on the internet, and they seem to almost never go down. Granted, FurAffinity is a graphics message board--and one that has pretty heavy traffic. But, it still seems to go down for a few days or a week every three weeks or so.
The reason people get angry is because they donate to the site and the site. The site has to make money on ads, doesn't it?!? I know it's not a lot compared to being Fox and owning MySpace, but, it's still money.
GameFAQs used to only make money on adverts. It was pretty much coded and run by a guy and a very small team of friends. He got it big enough and sold it to CNet (owned by Ziff Davis, I believe?), and has since finally washed his hands of what was probably a nightmare for him to run.
But, guess what? That site very rarely was down. Granted, it was mostly text and all, but it still was rarely down.
The real problem is that FA is cool. Just like DA, you can watch people, talk to other users, and you can have your own stuff posted to your own sites and directories. That's much better than the *chan-style boards or the old VCL sorts.
It's just frustrating to have a cool spot on the net that routinely goes down and has all these problems, so.... Don't get immediately angry at everyone for "baw"-ing. I swear, jumping on people for complaining is the new "tl;dr." (waits for someone to see this post and write "tl;dr")