Bye for now VSCodeTips community!
This short post mentions that community.vscodetips.com went offline on November 1st, 2022.
The VSCodeTips community site went offline as of Nov. 1 as I mentioned in the post below. If you head to https://t.co/l2IMzOS1ue or https://t.co/UNz8b4uLol, you'll be redirected to @nickytonline's VS Code Tips page now. This Twitter account is the community for now. https://t.co/rbpxQ7Zh3E— VSCodeTips (@vscodetips) November 1, 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.