What The Christ? (WTC) is a general entertainment website. It launched on October 15, 2008. In the four short years that have passed since that time, the site has grown from a tiny blog with a few dozen followers into one of the largest independently owned and operated sites of its kind. WTC attracts anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 visitors each day.
WTC runs on a quad-core dedicated server hosted and managed by a private hosting firm in southern California, USA. The site runs on a modified instance of WordPress 3.1.
About the Admins
There are currently two active administrators who run WTC.
Mr. Pink, the site’s founder, is an accomplished web developer and general Internet freak. He’s been online since the days of BBS.
When he’s not working on the site, Mr. Pink is busy playing video games, hanging out with family and friends, or making music and mixing in his home studio. (He spins primarily house and electro.)
You can get in touch with Mr. Pink by email or on Steam Chat at email@example.com.
Mr. Blue is the resident cooze hound here at WTC. He posts all of the photos in the “Women” category on the main site. He’s known Mr. Pink since 1998 and helped him found the site.
Mr. Blue is neither married nor interested in being married. He’s a huge fan of cheap beer, loose women, and spends a good amount of his free time screaming obscenities at 13 year olds on Xbox Live.
There’s no easy way to reach Mr. Blue, unfortunately. He doesn’t use IM, Steam, email, or any other commonly accepted method of modern communication. The easiest way to contact him is via the admin email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a list of the most commonly asked questions about WTC.
Q.) Why did you name the site “What The Christ?”
A.) The night before the site launched, Mr. Blue and Mr. Pink racked their brains for a name. After several beers and dozens of domain name searches, Mr. Blue asked, “What the Christ are we going to call this fucking thing?” The rest is history.
Q.) Where did your names come from?
A.) Reservoir Dogs. It’s an awesome movie.
Q.) How much time do you spend working on the site each day?
A.) Between answering emails, sourcing content, posting things, moderating comments, and monitoring performance, we probably spend somewhere in the range of between three and four hours each day keeping things running smoothly.
Q.) How much does the site cost to run?
A.) In terms of actual expenditures, we put out a few hundred a month toward things. We get most if not all of that back in VIP subscriptions, though. (VIP keeps us up and running. Please remember that and pass the word about us along to your friends.)
Q.) Where does most of the site’s traffic come from?
A.) Mr. Pink spends several hours each week working on search engine performance and promotion. More than half of our visitors are direct hits to the domain. The rest come from Reddit, YouTube, 4chan, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.
Q.) Where do you find the things that you post?
A.) We honestly have too many sources to list. We have a well-worn path of bookmarks and repositories that we check on a daily basis. We also exchange a lot of email with other site admins, giving each other tips on content.
Q.) How old are you guys?
A.) Mr. Blue is 26 years old and Mr. Pink is 28. Pink finished college before most people are done with high school, however, so he’s been an “adult” for quite a few more years than most.
Q.) Have you guys ever been sued?
A.) No – but we’ve received about a dozen legal threats over the past two years. They’re usually complaints about copyright infringement. We respond quickly via our own lawyer.
Q.) Have you ever considered selling the site?
A.) Honestly, we almost sold the site in 2009 for $40,000. (Some of you may remember the “stepping down” post from Mr. Pink.) We ended up deciding not to go through with it. We’ve received several offers, since. We’d only consider selling at this point if we stayed involved.
Q.) Are you hiring?
A.) We don’t have any paid positions available but we’re always interested in picking up new team members. We expect a lot in the way of your time, however, so please don’t contact us unless you’re sure that you want to become a part of the team.