So we did clean the website quite a lot there's very few banners left which are absolutely non-intrusive but these banners are making about $1/day and we have to pay €500 in server costs plus our own personal bills as we don't have a job and we're dedicating ourselves to this website.
Which means we rely on the flow of donations, now until a few days ago everything was going fine in fact we were getting 5 or so donations daily then all of the sudden it stopped we haven't seen a single donation and we have bills coming up really soon, if we don't raise some money OniTube will shutdown and we won't be able to keep this website clean for you guys to enjoy so we decided to do this.
Every month we will put up a donation goal which for now it will be €500 and then €1000 also we may increase in the future as i'm sure the website will grow and so will the needs (it used to cost us over €5000 not so long ago and the only reason it costs so little is because we literally can't afford the good stuff with what we're getting right now so there's a lot of compromises in play and risks we're taking in order to keep this website alive).
Either way we want to keep the website clean, no popups no malware spam no dirty tricks, just clean basic advertisement which we may remove and only work with our own internal sponsors (when someone is interested in advertising with us directly) since the banners are a waste of time literally you get paid about $0.01-0.03/1000 impressions how is any website supposed to survive on banners?
So the donations will give the people who donate prime access nothing has changed it's just our way of telling you we don't have enough to keep the website going yet so please help we still see a lot of e people using the free website despite all prime users and that's ok but the website still costs money to run and we don't have it and we also don't want to leave it to the very last minute to tell you that we couldn't afford it and it's over and not even give you a little time to help.
So there you are, help us stay alive, eat, not kill ourselves and provide you this amazing and unique website.