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Bye for now VSCodeTips community!

This short post mentions that community.vscodetips.com went offline on November 1st, 2022.

I'm a big fan of VS Code, hence the community I created, but it was no longer maintainable for me for a couple reasons:

  • Engagement – Engagement on the site was pretty low. Although we had almost 1300 members on the site, no one was really posting content. Aside from myself, I believe there have been one or maybe two articles published by members since April 2022.

  • Managing the community – I work full-time as an engineer, so my time is limited. There were only so many hours I could dedicate to building the community. TL;DR, the number of hours was really low.

I want to thank the folks who helped me moderate things. Shoutout to @thomasbnt and @michaeljolley and, I think, another community member. Apologies, but your name has escaped me at the moment.

The cost was not a factor. I paid about 25$ CAD a month for my Digital Ocean droplet (including backup).

Thanks to all that were part of the community. I encourage you to continue to post about VS Code, but instead of on our now defunct community, I encourage you to post on dev.to or wherever brings you joy.

👋🏻

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Andy Piper

🙏🏻

I didn't comment or interact too much over there, but did consume the posts - thanks for sharing! Will be watching for more!

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Echo

aww

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Chris Wald

I think it's really neat that you got something like VS Code running to begin with. Congrats on getting 1,300 different people involved! Hopefully DEV will serve as a similar outlet and...

who knows, perhaps there'll be a revival of VS Code with a Forem of it's own someday.

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Nick Taylor

Thanks! 😎 It was a Forem instance. The software worked well, it was just not maintainable for me for the reasons mentioned.

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Thomas Bnt

❤️❤️❤️

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Lucia Cerchie

I enjoyed being a part of it in the early days! Thanks for the effort you put into it.

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Nick Taylor

@andypiper, were you my other moderator or am I dreaming?

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Andy Piper

Nope, not there, no problem!

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Santi

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