Since we began The Drawing Room podcast, we’ve housed our shows on the website, which is provided by Russ’s Marvel Chronology Project. Our hosting service does not limit our storage space, and has no download limits. It doesn’t cost us anything, beyond what we are already paying to host the MCP.
It’s recently come to our attention that, while the hosting service doesn’t limit our activity in any way, included in our Terms of Service is the stipulation that we not host any large files intended for multiple downloads. This means that we have been in violation of our Terms of Service.
Our host has not contacted us about this violation, but we believe it’s only a matter of time before our success will lead to our downfall, and once it’s brought to their attention, they will immediately take down not just The Drawing Room, but also the Marvel Chronology Project, Whimsieville, The Marvelous Zone, and everything else. As much as we’ve enjoyed producing the podcast, we can’t risk sacrificing the health of our other sites. And besides, guys, it’s just not good karma to violate your TOS.
We have searched—unsuccessfully—for a podcast host that can meet our needs, without charging. While we’ve enjoyed the creative venture of producing a podcast, as long as we receive no income from it, we cannot justify spending money on it. Consequently, we have been forced to indefinitely suspend production and distribution of the podcast.
This is not to say there will never be another Drawing Room podcast. We continue to kick around ideas, and perhaps some day, we’ll return to this creative project. In the meantime, we want to thank all of you for your support through these three and a half years. We’ll keep the site up, and the Forum will always be available for discussion.
Chrissy & Russ
UPDATE 12/14/14 – Just want to thank all of you for the well wishes and great comments! Also want to let you know that since we are no longer doing the podcast, Russ and I have decided to undertake watching Dark Shadows “like normal people”—that is to say, starting tomorrow, we plan to watch one episode every Monday through Friday, the same way the audience back in the 1960’s got their Dark Shadows.
Along the way, we may have a comment or two, and if so, we’ll post something on the Forum. So we certainly hope that you all will keep your eye on the Forum as part of your Dark Shadows experience.
It’s been great doing the podcast. We learned a lot, and hope that someday we’ll be able to get back into podcasting. Thanks again for all your support!