Closer Monkey is going into hibernation for the winter, but as always, we wanted to say thank you to all of our subscribers for a great year. We tried our best to respond to your feedback from previous seasons (speed! speed! and more speed!) and are happy to report that our average alert time this year was the best of any of our six seasons. Hopefully, it made up for a few less-than-perfect predictions.
For next year, we already know what we have to work on — and that’s ensuring our site does not lock up during spikes of high traffic. We heard from many of you who were unable to access us at that time, and spent much of the season attempting stopgap solutions or sending out information in other ways, and hopefully now, with an offseason to correct things, this won’t be an issue next year. If there is anything else you’d like to see from us in the future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, as you’ve probably heard us say before, we made a decision early on that we would never charge for this service, but this has meant that the site is only reliant on ad revenue and your support to help cover the cost of sending nearly 2 million(!) emails a year. So if we helped you win some scratch in your league this year, we’d love it if you were willing to throw us a banana or two, either through a donation (left sidebar of the desktop site) or by picking up some Closer Monkey swag from our store.
Thank you again and we’ll see you all next year!