Hi everyone! It's Miqin (also known as Violin) from Tapas! For those who don't know me, I am the creator of the novel series A Tokyo Summer, which won the second Tapas Writer's Camp, as well as the short story Illusory. Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the site!
I did! This website is hosted and paid for completely by me and not officially affiliated with Tapas in any way. However, Tapas did assist me in getting it off the ground.
You can buy me a coffee on Ko-fi or support me with Tapas Ink! If you are a Tapas creator, help me out by linking or sharing this search in your profile so more folks can discover it! Also don't forget to comment in the forum thread so that more people have the chance to discover this tool.
Well, back in 2018 there was this thing known as Writer's Camp, so the site originally started as a way to track the statistics of the ongoing camp! As things went on I decided to add a search function, because one of my greatest frustrations is not being able to search completed series on Tapas. So here we are :)
Yes it is! According to article 5 under General Use of Tapas' Terms of Service,
"Notwithstanding the foregoing, Tapas Media grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy Content from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the Content, but not caches or archives of such Content. Tapas Media reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases."