I'd like to send out my sincerest thanks to Quenbolyn for her years of service. The AS community has been through several turns, and at the height of its glory, saw over 100 active participants. Quenbolyn, and others before her, helped steer the community in the positive, vibrant direction of its heyday. And likewise to foaming_beast, for helping manage community affairs as needed.
Now, I'm sure you have questions. I've put together a quick FAQ:
Who are you?
I'm Hackslayer. Anti-Shurtugal was my brainchild. I led the team in developing the site when I was a teenager, and dropped out of most day-to-day operations during college. I've been active in the background for several years now, and maintain close links to the original AS team, of whom Quenbolyn and foaming_beast are part.
Why are you here?
Good question. The truth is, I won't be around terribly much. Like Quenbolyn, I've got some real-life circumstances that take the front seat. But, I'm here because Anti-Shurtugal holds very special memories for me. You might even say I'm having a rare bout of sentimentality. Since the rest of my founding team are otherwise engaged, I'm happy to step back in for a bit -- to the extent that I am able around my other obligations.
What does this mean for us?
Not much, at least for now. In the many communities I've had the privilege of administering and moderating, I've always found the most successful communities are the ones whose members set the tone and culture. Moderation is tough work, and I'd rather give members a sense of ownership for the space we share. So, please continue on as you were. I'll be popping in and out as time allows, and foaming_beast will also remain in her capacity of maintainer. When things need resolving, reach out. Otherwise, consider yourselves deputized as maintainers of a positive, empowering community culture.
Why not just hand over the community to someone who actually posts here?
Because I care about my brand, my legacy -- the things my brainchild begat. And that's the final word on that.