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First and most important: I’m very proud to announce our new Moderator Dave (@ratfactor)
We already had some interesting conversations, throwing ideas around on how to run this place. We came up with a nice document on how to be a good zigforum user: Zig Forum Guidelines. Right now we are a wholesome and well behaved community, but better be prepared when they storm in here by the thousands.
So then we talked a little about the history that he found interesting and note worthy, so ok I said if you really want to know:
It was around 6 month ago in September 2020 I was contacting Andrew (@andrewrk) and Loris (@kristoff) from “Corporate”, since I was interested in learning Zig, but really missed having a forum to talk with people. “No can do” was the answer and that I should start a forum my self. That trigged the following cycle: Consideration of the idea, than gradual dismission since it seemed to hard and annoying, then the next twitch stream which reset the cycle. This was the agony I was living through for a few month and when Upper Management in their latest twitch stream was trying to downsize and outsource that poor little redis library, I had enough. In the early hours of March 16, 2021, I finally sat down and setup the whole thing.
And here we are almost 3 days later and look what we have: almost 80 users and around 130 posts! This is awesome, a huge thank you to all of you and keep up the good work!
Forum Moderator and Assistent to the Regional Manager