Due to the ongoing nature of the Covid-19 situation, we felt that it was necessary to continue extending the event for another couple of weeks beyond the original planned dates. We've raised over $10,000 from the Support Program alone, and we've seen a record number of payouts for creators this past month and have been working extra hard to keep fill rates for our watch-to-earn ads as accessible as possible.
Seeing the generosity and support from the community has been incredibly uplifting, and has definitely motivated us to take this opportunity to work even harder to ensure that more creators gain access to these resources.
I wanted to extend a special thank you to @KRWilliams and every creator involved in the #ThankYouTapas event (https://forums.tapas.io/t/thankyoutapas-event-starts-today/43246/). It was an immense surprise and the entire staff is overwhelmed from the kindness - our Slack channel was flooded with happy emojis and gifs all day from that.
I also wanted to extend another special thank you to @ratique who has joined the Tapas staff full time and will be in charge of creator happiness - she'll be engaging with the community and keeping you all up to date. We hear you when you say you want more visibility and more communication and engagement with us. Ratique has been a forum moderator for pretty much as long as we've had a forum, and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better person to fulfill this role.
Lastly, I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. The entire Tapas staff is sending you our best wishes. Ironically enough, this was the year we had set up more plans for more in-person meetings at conventions and at some of our office sites. Due to the situation - we'll be scrapping those plans in favor of some online activities - namely a fan-art contest due later in the year. So, please look forward to that!