Yep, it’s official. In 26 and a half hours, Stickam will be shutting down for good. At 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time, January 31st, pedophiles the world around will be screaming out in anguish as Stickam closes its doors for good.
While the folks at Stickam have not officially said why they are shutting down, I think the writing has been on the walls for quite some time. With a number of “Stickam related sexual assaults” over the years and the ubiquitous “minor female getting naked on cam and getting reposted all over the internet” scenario, things have been bad for a while.
If you look at their web site, there’s a message announcing the closure and a “learn more” link but the link really just takes you to a bit of evasive hoo-hah that re-announces the closure, then gives a bit of history, then closes up.
We were here. We did this. Actually YOU were here, and you did this. Stickam was always about you, not “about us,” like most websites.
After seven wonderful years we are incredibly sad to have to say goodbye. We did everything we could to keep this dream alive, but unfortunately you are reading this message.
That’s the first bit of the message. The history and obligatory hand-jobbing follows, then they finish it off with this:
We are incredibly grateful to all the Stickam members and viewers, to all the bands and artists, the radio stations, the regular shows and the deer. Thank you for making this a wonderful place for seven years. Thank you all. We will miss the Stickam community.
The site will remain alive here until February 28, 2013. We encourage you to log in and download any of your live recordings or other media you wish to save.
All your friends at Stickam
Again, for those of you who wanted to know WHY, well…too bad. What we can safely assume is that it had nothing to do with income. From there, make your assumptions. I’m sure they’re safe.