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September 24, 2015
by AtenRIP

As you may have noticed, is in big trouble. They ran out of their finances and they have now resorted to their last hope: Us.

Plug needs to collect $60.000 from it’s users to survive the month of October. This means if they don’t have the money by the 30th of September, plug dies. For good. If every person who regularly visits Plug gave them $1, that would be enough for them to survive. And honestly: Everybody can give away a dollar.

Recently has introduced changes to their subscription program. Now apart from standard $3 „Gold“subscription, you can buy a $1 „Silver“ Subscription too. The important part is that free users now have been limited to use only 1 playlist and to host only 1 room. If you purchase Silver subscription, your playlists or rooms won’t be limited anymore. Plug also enabled subscription gifting. If you already are a subscriber and you have a friend who you think deserves one too, you now have an opporunity to gift them a Sub.


„Unfortunately, once we’re done, we’re done. If the people who love the site now aren’t willing to pay $1/month now, they most certainly wouldn’t be willing to in the future.“ –Steven Sacks,


On the 18th of September, there was a reddit AMA with Plug’s founder Steven Sacks. If you are interested in some of the answers, here is a highlights document.

Currently the donations are at around 50% of the goal. If you haven’t donated or subscribed so far, we (HoR&M) would like to ask you to do so. If you visit the site regularly you should be valuing it to spend some money at least.

You may be also curious what will happen if Plug really comes to its end.  We are currently considering many options where to move on, although we can safely say none of them is on the level of Plug by far. Plug has gone a huge way in evolution up to this point and any of the other sites are still at the point Plug was at 3 years ago. If we will be forced to move, it will hurt everyone.

DNS Issues

August 5, 2015
by Mama Steve

There have been massive attacks lately on the global DNS system. This comes after known flaws were announced last week. Many DNS servers have already been patched but not all admins have been vigilant and there are many troubled servers out there.

What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System. When you type in the name of a website into a browser the DNS is what translates that to the IP address where the site is located. Having a flaw in that system prevents your browser from connecting to a website. You’ll get a blank window telling you the site or server cannot be found. Who is affected by this is random. It all depends on where you are and what settings your ISP is using that dictates what DNS server you are using.

There are several work-arounds currently discussed. The main one is to go into your internet settings and change your DNS from automatic to one of your choosing. The process is described here:


After doing that there still may be adelay before you can see results. You may want to also flush your DNS. You can do so by going into your command prompt (typing “cmd” into your Windows search bar), and then typing into that window ipconfig/flushdns. That should force your computer to adopt any changes you just made to the DNS.

Otherwise, if you do not want to be hands on, you will have to wait until your connection is patched. There is no timeframe for that as it could be a short or long wait until that server is fixed.