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The Future of Tap-Repeatedly
Steerpike
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November 28, 2012 - 8:26 pm
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Today I re-registered our domain for two more years.

Thanks to you, our community, the only thing that actually matters on the site. Big? Small? Don't care. Honored to have you and host you.

And let's never forget to thank Jen, who started this place in 2001. Without her none of it would have happened.

 

beerchug

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Toger
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beerchug

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xtal
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Thanks Steerpike, and Jen, and Mr. Lipid, and everyone!

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Dix
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Hurray!

Also, when I saw the topic title, I got super worried that something bad was happening.  So this is doubleplus good news.

beerchug

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geggis
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I'll second Brandon, I thought it was going to be bad news too, but yay! I think Steerpike planned that reaction. 'Oh dear... oh... OHH!' You tease.

Since 2001 eh? Wow, that's quite a run!

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Pokey
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I was another one who was concerned when I saw the topic title. Glad to see it was good news.  beerchug

Steerpike
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I like to keep y'all guessing. up_to_something

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Is this because we keep beating your banner contest?

"Home is not a place.  It is wherever your passion takes you."

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kaythomas
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I am also pleased to see that Tap (formerly FCC) will continue on.

Steerpike and Mr Lipid, I applaud you both for building a site with a new and wider vision and membership  on the basis of FCC.  But I applaud you more for doing this  without giving up the very special quality the Jen and Orb created in the original FCC.     It was a place for gamers to talk about games (and other things) in a very civil way and have some fun too. People on FCC were friends and people on Tap are also.   

Tap is a place of civil discussion and a little wackiness.   What a great place.

Kay  

Imagine life with no hypothetical situations. 

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I also think of Jen and Darcy whenever I visit FFC....err I mean Tap!  Thank you Steerpike and Mr. Lipid for keeping the good times going, and going, and going...

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beerchug Cheers :D

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The every two years "evil post headline" about the future of this site is an honored tradition, instituted by Jen and Orb and kept in place by Steerpike and MrLipid. Always good for a little spine tingle...cry And always a great reality check about the importance of this place.

Steerpike
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... 

...is assured for another year; server bill paid.

I know this place has gone awfully quiet for a long time, at least compared to the volume we used to produce, and that's entirely on me. It's been a rough couple of years from a production standpoint for me, but I still have every intention of one day finding a way back to my old self.

But people still visit and even if stuff isn't posted often, it's a small price to pay to keep folks together who've been corresponding over these electrons, in some cases, for two decades.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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xtal
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Very nice to see this topic revived 😉

But that's great news, Steerpike. I love this place! Quiet as it may be for the last year. I always hold out hope for myself too. I can always count on myself to crank out a list in times of need when the words aren't exactly flowing otherwise.

We've all got our reasons, so I hear you on the life-is-a-shitstorm thing. In the past three years alone I have: a) gotten divorced, b) been laid off from the job I had for 10 years and thought would be my whole working life, c) fallen in love with a wonderful new lady and learned to love a dog for the first time ever (I have allergies - I'm not a monster! But sweet Charlotte is hypo-allergenic, which it turns out makes a big difference, because I can happily live with her!), d) and gone back to school in an effort to completely change careers.

In moments of vulnerable calm I imagine all the ways my girlfriend and dog could die and leave me devastated. Or imagine my mother being diagnosed with cancer a third time. Or wonder when 50+ years of smoking will catch up with my dad. Or if my best friend's unstable wife is going to murder him in the night.

And I like to think that I have things pretty goddamn good. So I sympathize with your woes, to say the least.

Life is complicated!

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I have like three half drafted posts. I am just working on other stuff such as the D&D campaign right now, so I've let them slide. Ha ha. I'll post that Street Fighter V stuff before it's TOO stale 🙂

 

Thanks to everyone who stops by my Twitch from time to time by the way! No broadcasts until Sunday because I have to do work travel, but there will be more!

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Pokey
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Steerpike, I disagree that it is all on you. You do a great job with the site and you deserve a lot of credit. We had a pretty vibrant place here for a long time and I really enjoyed being part of it, especially when we played games together and posted on the Bollocks thread. But over time friends drift away and I miss them. There is still some activity with Dark Souls etc, but not like we had years ago. I do appreciate the ones who are still around and hope we continue.

Steerpike
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Thanks Pokey, I do appreciate it. I've struggled with a kind of writer's... block, I guess, and while I keep saying it's a temporary thing it's been a few years now so that's seemed harder and harder to justify. To be honest I don't really care that much about traffic volume, but I do like our community and I'd like to keep it together. And, to be honest, I miss the times when the front page was a little more active as well -- that's the part that I've really failed at recently, but thanks to contributions from others like AJ the place has not fallen completely to ruin.

Xtal, thank you as well -- and I'm sorry to hear you've been through so much recently! I had no idea. It sounds like the pieces are coming back together, thankfully, and with luck the future will be far better than the recent past.

As far as the front page is concerned, I just need to stop faffing around and get something written. Ironically volume never used to be a problem for me; these days I'm still working on my games of 2016 article. Still, slow is better than never!

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Synonamess Botch
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I've never had an interest in being part of a "community".  This place is the exception.

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xtal said
Very nice to see this topic revived 😉

But that's great news, Steerpike. I love this place! Quiet as it may be for the last year. I always hold out hope for myself too. I can always count on myself to crank out a list in times of need when the words aren't exactly flowing otherwise.

We've all got our reasons, so I hear you on the life-is-a-shitstorm thing. In the past three years alone I have: a) gotten divorced, b) been laid off from the job I had for 10 years and thought would be my whole working life, c) fallen in love with a wonderful new lady and learned to love a dog for the first time ever (I have allergies - I'm not a monster! But sweet Charlotte is hypo-allergenic, which it turns out makes a big difference, because I can happily live with her!), d) and gone back to school in an effort to completely change careers.

In moments of vulnerable calm I imagine all the ways my girlfriend and dog could die and leave me devastated. Or imagine my mother being diagnosed with cancer a third time. Or wonder when 50+ years of smoking will catch up with my dad. Or if my best friend's unstable wife is going to murder him in the night.

And I like to think that I have things pretty goddamn good. So I sympathize with your woes, to say the least.

Life is complicated!  

DAMN .... what xtal said! 

I have it pretty good all things concerned.  Amazes me every few years when I see this thread rewoken and I am shaken.  I admit I do not visit as much as in the past.  I see just the posters in this thread spanning the years though and a tear gets in my eye.  I hate allergies.  I think I need one of those hypo-allergenic dogs that Xtal is talking about.  Wish you all the best! 

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Wow, I had no idea you'd been going through so much xtal. Sorry to hear it but I'm glad you've pulled through it all.

I'll always be around these parts, as quiet as they may be!

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