This has mostly come about due to website hosting software & hardware issues that starting plaguing me back in late July/early August. They got worse in September, and by October things got so bad that I had to shut things down for a week because nothing was working properly. Since then, I have been "limping along" as best as possible, but it has meant that all my energy and time has been devoted to making sure the daily Animal Poaching News section (and all the related subsections that stem directly from it) is up and functioning as it should, which has resulted in a near-complete neglect of this area. A large number of visitors have come to rely on the Animal Poaching News portion, so that (for better or worse) is where I have devoted all of my efforts of late.
I do not anticipate things getting much better anytime soon, either. I have pushed the host's software and hardware to--and indeed way beyond--their respective limits, and that surely isn't going to change in the near future. Further, to do what I need to do in order for this site to reach the goals I had set out when I started, I'd need to have the requisite financial resources to move things forward, and that's just not happening.
As such, I'll need to make some significant decisions by the end of the year; and there's a better than 50-50 likelihood that I may be forced to shut everything down at that point without the much-needed resources to (at minimum) have a better, more reliable site built. I abhor the thought of having to do that, but I see no point in "merely hobbling along" on one leg (so to speak) and consequently going nowhere as a result.
Again, I apologize for having neglected this area of the site the past few months. Stay tuned for the final verdict. If you have any suggestions, please let me know ASAP; or you can alternatively leave a comment right here by clicking on the "Comments" button (above). Thank you in advance.