TAN is growing well, today has been the busiest day ever, it can only go up!
But we need YOU!
I figured that I should write some "original content" detailing exactly wtf TAN is about, how it's doing, and why you should care. I'll start at the beginning, since its usually the best place to start a story.
It was the summer of 08. I had just eaten an apple. It was one of them Granny Smith things, you know, the sour ones. I was thinking to myself, damn that was a good apple, must be time for some ShoutWire. So I got on my trusty Firefox and rode over, but something was wrong. My fox kept choking on a cookie every time I tried to enter.
So I cleared the cookie that it was choking on, and that works, but I'm still not allowed in. No worries, I've got id. So I type in the magic letters, password, and hit go. Damn the fox is choking again. Wtf?? 10 minutes later I'm in. This continued for weeks, perhaps months - I forget the timescale (I was unemployed at the time, it was all a bit of a haze!).
Enough was enough, I'd had it with fucking around for 10 mins just to speak to the internets. It was time for change. I wrote a blog, entitled something along the lines of, "I'm leaving forever". Well I didn't leave, I mean where was I gonna go? So I figured, hey I'm unemployed, why don't I have a go at making what I love about SW into something that worked properly.
Tan was born!
At first, it was retarded. It looked suspiciously like that old site that kept killing my fox. Many long hours in front of the computer soon fixed these problems. After a while, everyone I spoke to had some input in one way or another and helped shape this site into what it is now. Throughout, the basic principle has stayed the same (freedom).
I've done all I can. So now, we need you.
"We" as in "all of us" (even you)! Without your input, you won't get the most from the site! I can't give a timescale since I'm working these days, but everyone seems to say that things move pretty quick, so it shouldn't be too long.
So here's a short list of things I know need improving, but have no idea how:
- plus/minus. Its shit, I know it, you know it. Fuck it, we all know it. Its only like this because I was in a rush, so if you can come up with something better, lets hear it. You've got a voice, use it!!!
- graphics. You might have noticed the complete lack of them. That's because I don't do arty shit, its too complicated. So if you can come up with anything, anything at all, post it, and if everyone likes it it'll be sorted!
- anything else. I use this site a lot, so anything that pisses me off I tend to make easier, so if something is pissing you off, let me know and we'll come up with a plan to make it betterer.
- layout. The layout is just how it ended up, again its not like this for any specific reason. If you have ideas for improving it in anyway, let me know!
Well that's that, here's the stuff I'm working on atm (in this order)
- Complete profiles. Is in progress and about 80% complete.
- Edit. Edit for everything. If you post it, you can edit it.
- Search. This is defiantly needed
- NSFW section. We all love looking at boobies, but the advertisers don't. So this needs to be another section, but its better that way, means the picture section will be viewable from work!
At this point I intend to concentrate on finishing rewriting the current code in a more sustainable manner. This will be when things get real nice, and as a side extra I'm gonna ajax the living shit out of this bad boy, amongst other things.
Other than that, good work guys.
I see you there, lurking about, just hurry it up already and let us know what your thinking. Even if its about sheep, we wanna know!
peace, and a big shout out to everyone!