I've held off on making this post for a while because whenever I would begin to draft it, I would be afraid that folks would get mad at me, but at this point I'm more frustrated at Kakao/Tapas than I'm anxious about it.
The forums do not seem to be going in a great direction. With the 30 day limit, placement of a premium series ad at the bottom of every forum page, the blinding interface, and moving all community events to the official discord, it's pretty obvious that the forum user base is intended to start dying off. So I've created the Tapas Forum Funeral server over on discord. "But wait!!" I hear you typing. This is in no way supposed to be a copy of the official Tapas discord, or suggesting that it's better than said official server or the forums. What I've done with the server is make it as similar to the forums as possible, with permissions that allow anyone to create channels and stuff like that. I'm just using discord as the platform for the server, and I don't intend for it to work like a generic chaotic large-scale community server. It'll be a lot slower-paced, and organized similarly to the forums with different categories for people to create channels in. The plan is for it to be community-made and community-modded, so I'm also looking for trusted, long-time forum members to do server management if they want to.
Now, the purpose of the server is like the title of this topic: In case of emergency. I wouldn't put it past Kakao/Tapas to suddenly shut the forums down or some bullsht like that, so this will be a running substitution for the forums in case of something like that happening.
Anyway I spent like an hour drafting this so please don't get mad at me akjdshjks