FTW being placed into stasis


Image from the movie: The Truman Show

UPDATE: This post is somewhat old now and it can be interesting to look back and see how our life and blogging about the hobby changes over time.

I sit here and keep erasing what I write because I'm having trouble finding the best way to say it.

FTW will be going into stasis today.
It's not going to be deleted or removed or anything like that. There is too much here that Members have contributed that I don't want to lose. I think it's an invaluable tool for the community. But, after the past few months... actually year or so if I'm honest with myself... I realize that the best thing for me to do is regain control of my life and prioritize what I'm doing with the hobby. I will no longer be updating this site. It's not going away or being deleted, but it's no longer going to keep moving forward.

This site has been a love of mine for the past few years and I've poured my heart and soul into keeping it alive through all the ups and downs. It's come to point that I am now sacrificing more and more of my time that should be spent doing other things (like things with my family) on this site instead. Each day, I have to spend increasingly more time just doing admin things and I'm missing out on other aspects of both the hobby and more importantly, real life. I can spend hobby time in any way I want really and my Wife gives me as much time as I want (she is the best!), but it's the loss of family time that can't be reconciled for me.
And that's not how it's supposed to work.

I've been trying to keep afloat over the past few months, but the site has been slowly overwhelming me until this past week when I realized I could not keep up with it without sacrificing the remainder of my family time to keep the pace.

At first, I thought I could streamline certain aspects of the site and make them "automatic" if you will. That works to an extent. After the initial work of automating, you are relieved of some of the daily aspects. Unfortunately, not all things can be automated and some require constant upkeep and updating in order to work best.

The idea of bringing on additional help also crossed my mind and I am fortunate to have been able to work with some great guys like Ed (the weekly 40k podcast review), Bryan with Rogue Trader Fridays and Ryan who raised the bar so high with the Tuesday Top Ten it was amazing. I'm also fortunate that others have been willing to share their original content with FTW instead of posting it on their own site. While this helps fill the site with additional great content, there is the organizational aspect that enters at that point and all the tasks associated with that.

But adding more people does not decrease the workload. It does in some respects, but it adds work in other way. So how about just cutting back what I post? I've been doing that over time actually. I only post a couple times a week now. In fact, Monday is my one "real" post for the week. The rest are getting to the point where they are filler sometimes. I have the content stored away. I have dozens of posts in the works and that doesn't count the ones that come up each week as I see new things I want to post about. The problem with that is my time is being spent doing upkeep on the site instead of preparing posts.

So get some to do all the admin work then right?
Easier said than done. There is so much I do with the site that never gets seen. All of you do the same thing on your sites. From emails (I now spend over an hour a day just replying), to updating the site with new stuff, to cleaning up the site, to trying to take care of weekly things and all of that is before I get to work on any actual content posts of my own. And when I spend enough time doing all that, I have no time left over for actually working on new things.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who has ever contributed, emailed, commented, lurked, linked, read, and downloaded something from FTW. I hope you all understand my decision. I don't make this lightly and hope you all do the same with your hobby time/blogs and family.
I would like to apologize for all those requests I was never able to post about or questions I didn't get a chance to answer on the site. My hope is that everyone continues to be able to use FTW in the way that helps them most and you all keep blogging like you do. It will always be the Members that made FTW what it's been over the past few years. Without everyone else, this place wouldn't be half of what it is today. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.

At this point, the one thing I will be continuing to work on is my commission work and I will be sharing that on a much smaller scale blog called Black Dot Barrel Studios. It won't be anything like my home here. I could never duplicate this and I wouldn't even try. The new, much smaller blog is going to be my way of keeping in touch with the folks I do commission work for. If you feel like you want to swing by, please do. I'll be keeping up with everyone here in the FTW rolls so it's not like I am going away for good. I plan on keeping an eye on this site to make sure things are maintained as needed for people to access them when they want to.

Thank you everyone for all that you have done. I am eternally grateful.

Ron
Founder, From the Warp

114 comments:

  1. I see what you mean, I keep erasing my response....

    I've just spent a few months without any hobby or blog activity at all. In my case it was becuase work and my illness got on top of me.

    If I had been in the position of running a community blog like this one, rather than my own personal blog, I don;t know what I would have done. I likely would have had to write a post like this one.

    So In that regard you have my total understanding and sympathy.

    I'm not going to ask you to keep it alive, I'm not going to ask you to let others run it while you walk away I'm sure a hundred or so other readers will do that. and after my recent experience, I don't know that anyone has a right to ask you for anything.

    I'll just say thankyou.

    This blog network brought me into contact with a lot of other people like me who were tired of the forum scene and who found a very supportive network of like-minded people here.

    Thanks Ron.

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  2. Thank You for everything you have done for all of us and thank you for this great community you helped create.

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  3. For my part too, thank you very much for the work you've put in and all the inspiration and encouragement you've given, directly and indirectly.

    As Karitas says, it's certainly true that none of us have any right to expect anything more than you've already given, and many of us likely owe you plenty.

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  4. Thank you, Ron. Your wonderful posts will be missed.

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  5. Thanks for all the hard work you've done making this site what it is, and for doing so much to build a 40K blogging community.

    I'm glad you're stopping work for a nice reason. Your family won't always be able to wait for you the way a blog will.

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  6. Thanks for all your hard work and effort you've put in to FTW. I'll miss it but glad you will still be blogging on Black dot Barrel so i can glean more fantastic tips from you. Have fun rediscovering your family time, it's more precious than wargaming.
    Good luck with the next adventure
    Blitz

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  7. Sometimes people just need to write a competitive list for the tournament of Life.

    Thank you for everything you've done, Ron.
    Best of luck to ya!

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  8. Thanks Ron - have enjoyed your posts over the last year or so, and looking forward to your WIP info on the new blog. Enjoy your family!

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  9. Thank you Ron for everything you have done for the community and the amazing place you have helped it become. If and when you ever have time again, i know that I and everyone else will love the day we read your posts again!

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  10. Being Well means taking care of family, too.

    Be Well,

    H/'Lo

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  11. Thanks Ron, for all the hard work. Enjoy the time off!

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  12. It's a great site, and you've been an amazingly responsive administrator. I feel bad now, because I asked myself "How does it do it?" It's obvious that you succeeded only with great effort and sacrifice.

    You did great, Ron. Thanks for keeping the site up, and I hope that after a few months you'll find a way to come back.

    Steve
    Warhammer Armies

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  13. I know I've not been a member on here long, but the work you have done Ron has been nothing but amazing and so is your love for the hobby, but as most of us all know real life takes over once in a while.

    Thanks for all the hard work.
    John
    http://blood-claw.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thank you for all your hard work, the community is better for your efforts, of that there can be no doubt. I always wondered how you responded so quickly to email and ideas - I tip my hat to you sir.

    Well done, well done indeed.

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  15. Ron, you've created a great thing and it will always be here. You helped a lot of people and it was a pleasure working with you on B2B. These things are a lot of work though and I can understand you needing to scale back for yourself and your family.

    Thanks for everything.

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  16. Hehe... Ron, I've been following all of your "blogs" for years now. You seem to do this every couple years and then start over somewhere else.

    Since I got a t-shirt this time, I hope when you start back up, it's here again. :)

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  17. Thanks Ron, as every one above already stated you did a great job.
    Best of luck and enjoy the free time ;o)

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  18. Thanks for all your hard work Ron. Don't feel bad for putting yourself and family first, you never have to give a reason for that.

    It's been fun and again thanks for everything FTW has done for the community.

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  19. There's a time and a season for everything.

    Thanks for FTW.

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  20. Ron, I completely understand your decision even though I will miss the regular (and incredible!) updates to this site and the people who contribute here on a regular basis.

    As a "hub" FTW has been my Go-To spot every day - and often multiple times a day to see what people around the 40k Blogs are doing. It's been an incredible run and you have been an absolute joy to work with.

    Have a great time with your family!

    Carl
    The Independent Characters

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  21. So long and thanks for all the fish!

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  22. Thanks for all your hard work. I'm sure your existing work will continue to be a great archive.

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  23. I've not been blogging all that long, but Ron, you've been an inspiration to us all. You and this site have always pushed bloggers to go one better and improve their work. Not to mention the shear amount of useful stuff on the site.

    The blogging world will be loosing a very very bright star the day you stop posting, thanks for all your hard work, it is most apriciated.

    Enjoy life dude!

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  24. Tis a shame, but I understand 100%. I was already amazed at how you were keeping the place afloat, given the considerable admin work required to keep thing on track.

    Like all the other people so far I really want to thank you for all the hard work and invested time. It made all of our blogging and online gaming experience so much better!

    So Ron, again, thank you for everything and I look forward to following your antics on your other blog!

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  25. Thanks a lot Ron

    All the best for you and your family!

    Enjoy the time, you will not regret it :-)

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  26. Hey Ron, thanks for all your hard work over the years, hopefully we'll see you on the net in the future, but yeah, go and rest!

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  27. Ron,
    It is sad to see you go, but I think we all understand. Stay well and enjoy the hobby. Thanks for keeping this site going (it's a miracle you did as long as you did). Hope to see you around,
    Mike Hogan

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  28. Mahalo.

    If you're ever in Alaska, drop me a line and we can play a game, or go see the sights.

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  29. Thanks for all of your work Ron. Best wishes to you and your kin.

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  30. Thank you everyone.
    I wish I had betters words to express how I feel.
    I will be spending much more time with my family now and doing more commission work as well.

    Thank you all.

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  31. Lo, there do I see my Wife.
    Lo, there do I see my Children.
    And my Family and my Friends.
    Lo, there do I see the line of my people
    Back to the beginning.
    Lo, they do call to me.
    They bid me take my place among them
    Cos Dinner is ready.
    And it won't stay warm forever.

    Ron you have been a shining light my friend, thanks for the inspiration. All the best to you and your family.

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  32. Thanks, Ron, and all the very best...you know the regard in which you're held.

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  33. Thanks for everything, Ron
    I'm glad that you're leaving the doors open while you take time to be with your family, but I also (selfishly) hope you'll come back to captain the ship one day.

    Best of luck to you and yours!

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  34. good luck mate

    cheers for the support of all us bloggers

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  35. Ron,

    Thank you for all of your hard work. FTW is what got me interested in blogging to begin with and it has been an excellent source of information.

    I am sad to see you go but I understand the reasoning and I wish you the best!

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  36. I haven't been a member more then a few days but I have alway admired the work you have done with the blog and the blogging network. I wish you all the best!

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  37. Ron,

    I know we had a little set-to, recently, but your work has been a focal point for my development, throughout the recent years.

    Balance is always important in life and I wish you all the best for you and your family.

    CS

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  38. Ron,
    not much I could say that hasn't been said by the others.
    At first I was completely speechless...
    I do understand you completely and I hope you will find the balance between family, job, fun, and hobby again.
    I truely apreciate all the work you've done - Thanks mate!
    Klaus

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  39. Thanks for all you've done. I probably would have given up on blogging a while ago if it weren't for FTW. As it is now my blog posting is also going into a decline due to family time, though I still read lots of blogs. From the Warp will always be on my daily web surfing. You've built a great community here and I learn new stuff about the hobby every day.

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  40. cheers for all you hard word Ron, hope you get to spend some cool family time with your tribe,

    all the sweet posts on "how to" will be sorely missed and keep up with the commission work you produce some cracking stuff!!

    Anton,

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  41. When it starts its a hobby, when it starts becoming a job or major chore, that's when you need to step back, especially when its not how you make a living. If you don't it will probably burn you out on the rest of the hobby that you enjoy. I can understand, been there, had it happen.

    Relax and breathe.

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  42. Thank you for all your time you put into this site Ron. I, as I'm sure many other have, found it inspiring.

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  43. Thanks for everything Ron, you've been a pillar of our online community.

    No one could ask more of you.

    After all, this is a hobby. Real life, a wife and a family should always come first.

    All the best
    Adam

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  44. Good luck with RL Ron. And thanks for all youve done.

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  45. For all you've done, thank you. There's no doubt in my mind that you are a major factor in the great growth of the 40k blogosphere over the past couple of years.

    I completely understand where you're coming from and family must come first. Enjoy your new found family and hobby time.

    All the best mate
    Mel

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  46. Wouldn't be the same without you at the helm Ron,

    Good luck and thank you.

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  47. Thanks for everything, Ron. I know my blog (and probably hobby in general) wouldn't be anything like what it is today without FTW.

    Good luck,
    Simon

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  48. I may not have been a member of the FTW community for long but the short time I've been involved has been brilliant. In our communications you've always seemed like a decent guy Ron and I think you're doing the right thing.

    It's never an easy decision to make but I'm sure the entire 40K online community owes you a debt of gratitude for guiding us to some excellent blog content.

    The loss will be felt across the blogosphere!

    Thanks for your help bringing my blog out of obscurity!

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  49. You will be sorely missed mate, From the Warp has been one of the best blogs out there for us in the 40k community.

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Thank you and good luck!

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  50. Needless to say ... the above speaks volume. As someone lucky enough to endeavour in some homework alongside yourself - you are a gentleman and a champion. 40k blogosphere will be a quieter, bitchier and less positive place without you ... but it'll soldier on.

    Thanks for playing Frankenstein, but the result was never in doubt. The monster was awful pretty!

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  51. For what you've done, thank you. For what you're going to do... well, you'd better post plenty of pics of that, now that you have all this time on your hands ;)

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  52. Thank you for a great journey. Cheers!

    Brent

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  53. Ron, I wish you the best in rediscovering yourself as a family man, it will be a challenge I am sure.
    But if the quality of your blog and the care and attention you have shown us the ravening horde are anything to go by, you have one lucky family!

    All the best and you will be missed my friend.

    Thank you

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  54. Ron I haven't been a follower of this blog for a long time but even in the few months I've been visiting this site I could see all the work you put into it and how much you contributed to the hobby comunity. I'd like to thank you for everything you've done. I won't say farewell though because I have a hunch we'll meet again at some point, probaly at a comments section on a blog far away... All the best to you and your family!

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  55. Thanks for everything, Ron. And thank you for letting me post here (infrequently as it has been) Enjoy the family.

    Jon.

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  56. Ok, let me set the record straight, as I am sure most of you are probably wondering if Ron and I are in some massive family breakdown. Not so.

    I was just as surprised as the rest of you when he told me FTW was going dormant. I actually started to get defensive and emotional... FTW has been a part of our family for so long, I feel like I'm in mourning.

    Even our Daughter is in disbelief and as I type, she's giving him the run around about "how could you do this to everyone?"
    Reece knows my husband well and said it perfectly. As his Wife, I know Ron will be back, I've seen it before...he loves this hobby too much to stay away for long. And although I love the idea of him spending more time with us watching movies and going on picnics I also know that he needs the 40K community, you are family too.

    Thank you to everyone who gave my wonderful husband their support and encouragement through FTW's years.

    Mrs. S

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  57. FTW changed the way I approach my hobby.

    FTW introduced me to the broader Warhammer/40k hobby community in a way nothing else could have.

    FTW has helped introduce Secret Weapon Miniatures to the hobby community and has brought me incredible feedback... and not a few sales.

    FTW brought me... Ron. A good friend and someone I look to for more than just hobby input.

    As an occasional contributor and constant lurker I want to thank Ron and the great community that has supported him and this effort. I know what it means to have to cut back on the things you enjoy to be with the people you love.

    LONG LIVE FROM THE WARP!

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  58. Thank you Ron for everything you have done.

    Long live FTW!

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  59. Hey Ron,

    I completely understand where you are coming from, thanks for everything you provided for the wargaming community at large. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have started my own 40k blog, take care and enjoy the time with your family.

    Chris

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  60. I'll miss From The Warp posts by Ron. I do understand the struggle of finding time to fit in hobby, family, work, and all the other aspects of life. Post never came fast on my blog, but they've come even slower since the second baby. We all have to make adjustments and if this is the adjustment you need, I'm happy for you. I'll definitely be lurking your new smaller blog though.

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  61. Thanks Ron, and good luck!

    Hope too see you around someday ;D

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  62. Thanks for everything you have done to promote the hobby Ron!

    I understand and admire your commitment to your family, I hope you get to enjoy them with the additional down time.

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  63. Ron,
    Thank you so much for everything you have done for this community. I can't tell you how many times I've pointed people to FTW, and will continue to do so (such wonderful content).
    Family always comes first, and it compounds my respect for you hearing that you want to spend more time with yours. Thanks for all your awesomeness.
    From now on, you shall have the title "Awesome Ron"

    -Solid_Smurf

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  64. I am at a loss for words. The fact that this place brings me such joy, but that it became a burden for Ron stand in stark contradiction. FTW is the first place a navigate to each morning, and the last place at night. I can not underestimate the amount of work that it must take to keep the train on time here. I felt slightly guilty during the Storm Wardens project knowing he was doing all this in addition to painting more than I. I hope Ron anointed some other admins to act as stewards to keep his chair warm until he gets back. We'll all be here waiting for him. This family is a good one, and everyone needs time off.

    Good luck Ron!

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  65. Thanks Ron! Its been great to be a part of your site (lurker that I am) and I totally agree with your reasons, family first! as you can never get that time back.

    Enjoy getting back to the basics of the hobby and spending time with the family.

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  66. Your post was thoughtful as always and I like reading what Mrs.FtW had to say as well. Maybe now you understand why I felt bad emailing you:) I had a feeling that you poured in amazing amounts of time in this endevour and I am happy you decided to step down in time. You can see how many people support you and I have honestly never seen one single bad word about you online (and how common is that?). I am one of them as well. FtW has been amazing!

    I have the feeling you will be back. Please don't come back too soon! All of us want you "back", but not until it can be done in a sane way. Unless you can live of it should you pour this much into a hobby. Your family truly are amazing and deserve you.

    Hope to see some comments from you now and then on blogs, and I have a request for everyone else. If you find something awesome on another blog, post about and include a link. I'm going to miss the top 10 and I can't read all of your blogs I'm afraid:/

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  67. Ron-

    Enjoy your vacation.....while it lasts.

    When I just can't stand it anymore, I will email you.

    and thanks for all the hard work.

    We shall meet again.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  68. Thanks for all the great content.

    I will miss the posts while they aren't happening but I have seen first hand that Ron doesn't build great things and abandon them. Either the software will get better and reduce the onus of administration greatly or the itch to share will be too great and a post will appear. Hopefully a mixture of both, and hopefully sooner than later.

    We all need vacations - even from our hobbies.

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  69. I'm just a lurker but I appreciate all the work you've put in to the site. Family comes first and everybody understands that.

    Thanks for everything you've contributed with this blog!

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  70. This is the saddest thing since the episode of Babylon 5 where the station is finaly shut down.

    Thank you so much.

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  71. Many thanks for all the hard work you have put into FTW, great inspiration, best of luck for the future.

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  72. FTW will be missed but definitely family first! 'nuff said there. It's been a great ride coming to this site over coffee every morning. As a relative new comer, it has provided a lot of insight to the tricks, tips and many other aspects of the hobby. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this!

    Scott

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  73. merci pour ton boulot et pour avoir fait en sorte que des personnes pourtant très éloignées puissent découvrir leurs travaux respectifs
    bonne continuation

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  74. All I can say is Thank you Ron for all the work you have done.

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  75. Thank you for all your great work. The Space-Hulk stuff you did was a life-saver. It will be missed.

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  76. Ron, thanks for all that you've put into this site that we all enjoy. Having a family myself, I definitely understand the need to put our hobby in its place.
    Of course, the beauty of this hobby is that it can change, and however much time spent on it is enjoyable.
    I will enjoy checking in on your commissions site, and will continue to get a lot from FTW. As long as you leave the content up here, the site will be useful to a lot of people.
    Thanks again!

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  77. Ron,
    I've only been following FTW for a few months, but it has inspired and changed the way I hobby and game in numerous ways. Thanks for putting the time into it that you did, thank you for putting your family first, and showing men what it means to be a husband and a father by being willing to give up something you value for that which is priceless. God bless.

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  78. @ Mrs S.
    Thank you too for letting us have Ron, and being so supportive of him and his hobby. There are few spouses that would do so to the extent you have.

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  79. FTW is too important to die. Even if Ron never does another post this site has done too much, has been too influential, in too many gamers' hobby lives for it to ever go away. Thanks to Mr., Mrs., & even Ms. Saikowski for all that they have done for this community. My army would not have been the same without it. God Speed.

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  80. Thank you for all you have done for us and for creating this great cmmunity Ron! And if you ever do decide to come back, we'll all be waiting for you!

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  81. Thanks for all you rhard work, its much appreciated.

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  82. Wow, not sure what to say. I didn't see this coming with the poll and everything you have been doing lately. I have felt like this before when I was running my RPG company, the Inner Circle, so I know what it's like to go through this.

    I haven't been apart of FTW for long, but I have loved every minute of it and I'll be really sad if the site stays dormant. Nothing has made me more excited about the hobby and I never thought I'd do a regular blog, but now I'm hooked.

    Follow what's in your heart and take care of your family as that is the most important. I just hope this isn't the end of FTW. I understand it's your brainchild and all, but I can't help feel what a shame it would for the 40K community to see this site stagnant and die.

    Best of luck to you and your family and thanks for all your effort. I'm sure I'm not the only one that you got back into the hobby and I'm here to stay. Take care!

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  83. Thanks Ron,

    People like you, and people I've come across because of FTW, are the reason I now have my own blog.

    If I can help, encourage or inspire a fraction of the people I know you and your site have over the years then I'll be pretty darn happy.

    Enjoy the family time and the getting back to modelling for yourself. All the good stuff!

    Best wishes mate,

    Ed

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  84. I just recently became a member of FTW and I feel like I didn't even get enough time in here :P FTW has boosted my blogs followers and really given me a boost in the online modeling community and allowed me to make contact with many awesome modelers around the world.

    It's sad to hear that you'll no longer be active in updating FTW, but your decision is completely understandable. I too have a wife and a baby on the way and I'm already feeling the pull away from hobby related work into the family quality time.

    Best of Luck in the future and I'm already following your other blog :)

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  85. Thanks, Ron! We've been blessed to have you! Godspeed!

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  86. Thanks for all the greatness Ron,

    See Ya around Buddy

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  87. Sometimes you have to do what is best for yourself, no matter what. Some people are givers and some people are takers...

    I still think you'd have been better off on WordPress or some other CMS, but that's all too little too late. I've maintained hobby pages for a decade or more, I know what it's like, but I never tried to do anything bigger than my little site for my own stuff. Occasionally I write tutorials for other sites or just answer questions on forums. It'll be good to see the aggregation continue if possible, as that is what I like best about this site, finding other miniature painting websites.

    There are a number of other aggregators or blog clubs out there, but I like this one the best.

    Good luck!

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  88. Well this is sad news...
    From the Warp is like, legend.
    You will be missed, Ron (now I feel bad for busting yer chops a couple times....lol *sniffle*
    Still, it's impossible to fault your reason- family is my 'most important' thing, and the reason I don't spend as much time on the Hobby as I'd like.
    But, hey, no regrets, brother- do yer thing. Live and love, and maybe paint some models and play some games.
    We ain't goin' nowhere, dogz. We'll be here when you wanna chill with us.
    Be eezy.

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  89. Ron, best of luck. It's a tough choice to make but it sounds like you're doing what's best for you and your family and nobody can hold that against you. Hopefully things will work out and you can return.

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  90. Ron, you've done amazing things for the hobby and the community at large. I hope that you can feel some real pride in what you've built here. Such a positive conduit for bloggers and readers that there's no doubt in my mind that you've made an impressive contribution to the hobby you love. Looking forward to your eventual return, and I wish you the best. May all your dice be sixes (unless you're rolling leadership checks...).

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  91. I'm proud to call myself a one-time author of FTW, and this is the place my Barter Bucket got its first big break, it will most assuredly be missed.

    FTW was a game changer.

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  92. Thanks so much for all the time and effort you're poured into FTW Ron, and best of luck with the new endeavors!

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  93. Ron you and your site have been a really big help to the hobby and communitity of ours. Thank you so much for your time and effort. I know this is not good bye, so I'll talk to you soon.

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  94. Ron, you are an inspiration to us all, and I know you'll be missed. Since I returned to this hobby I've found FtW to be the biggest source of inspiration and you should feel rightly proud of everything you've done and achieved.
    I feel honoured to have had even just the smallest involvement with FtW and want to wish you all the best in whatever direction you take your hobby.

    Good luck

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  95. Thank you, Ron, for all the hard work and inspiration.

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  96. Thank you Ron, for all the
    Great work you have done. You made FTW a fantastic place. Good luck to you and the family for the future.

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  97. Thanks Ron, gutted when I heard, but more than appreciate the reasoning behind it.
    Good luck for the future and best wishes to your family.

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  98. I just heard the sad news. I have been a member for a few months and a lurking follower for much longer and this site has become like a 'hobby home', full of great ideas, talent and inspiration.

    Just like all the others all I can say is thank you from the depths of my heart for all the work you put into to making the hobby better and more rewarding than it is - not an easy thing, but you have achieved this and so much more.

    Thank you.

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  99. Ron,

    Thank you for everything you have done and sacrificed, in time and commitment. I appreciate your work and hope things work out for you in your future endeavors.

    Thank you very much,

    Marc Smith

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  100. Thank you Ron, for everything you've done to build the 40K blog community. Thank you very much.

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  101. Thanks very much for this site. I've lurked here for over a year and have seen and learned some very cool stuff.

    Thanks again.

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  102. Sincere thanks, Ron. You've really built the 40k blogging community up, and contributed so very much.

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  103. Good luck regaining yourself, your hobby, and your family time.

    Best regards,

    Mephistopheles from:
    http://conceptstorealities.blogspot.com/

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  104. Thank you and good luck Ron

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  105. Anon: Thanks. This post is a bit old now and lots has changed... for the better.

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