The site is having difficulties because our bandwidth is totally overextended. Our 1Gbps line is at 100% even when there aren't 8000 people on the site. We were supposed to get a second Gbps line months ago but I'm struggling to get technicians scheduled to set it up.
If the site could run AdSense we'd probably see at least $10k a month and I'd have employees at this point helping me develop shit and aggregate fun news across the site. It'd be a whole different world.