Farewell to Chris

Chris Forsythe, aka The_Tick The_Tick, is retiring from the position of Adium Project Manager after 3 years of hard work in that capacity and several years before that of deep involvement in the Adium community. As Project Manager, Chris helped ensure that the diverse assets of the community – web site, support network, forums, etc. – ran smoothly and aided in directing the project itself. On behalf of the team and all who have benefited from his dedicated efforts, I’d like to thank Chris heartily 🙂

Eric Richie edr1084, who wrote the in-application help for Adium and heads the Ticket Task Force, has volunteered to step up into the position and is the new Adium Project Manager. 🙂


  1. Thanks for all the time and effort you dedicated to this project Chris! Adium is one of the most impressive open source apps on the Mac, and periodic browsing of the forums has made me appreciate all the work you (and of course the entire team) put into it. You’ve done an admirable job making Adium into a very high quality IM client. There’s a tricky line between customisability and simplicity. With the huge number of feature requests every day, I’m happy to see how well Adium has balanced the two, I’m sure in large part due to your management of the project. Here’s hoping things continue in the same vein. And that we see you, Chris, pop up in other areas of the Mac community.

  2. Goodbye the_tick! thanks for helping Adium so much over the years!

  3. Good luck, Chris! I’m sure whatever you do next will be a fantastic success.

    I’m sure we’ll keep in touch 🙂

  4. We need Adium X in Linux :'(

    Please!! Mercy!! Give us Adium to Linux Users!! :'(

  5. Goodbye Chris! Thank you for your help, and I hope that you will enjoy your new “freetime”.

    WELCOME Eric in this new work! The Duck needs you! 😉

  6. You have done an amazing job Chris. Thanks! Good luck in the future!

  7. Chris,

    Thank you so much for contributing to this wonderful project! Hope to see you around!



  8. Thank You The Tick! Great work!

    Seriously the project has taken off with your leadership.

  9. Hats off to you, Chris! Thanks again from a longtime Adium user.
    – Joe

  10. Thanks for your good job.谢谢!

  11. the_tick … thanks for all your work in helping to bring this awesome software to the masses! Good luck in your future projects.

  12. I’ve not been a common speaker here, however, I wish Chris good fortune in whatever you take on. I’ve got confidence in Eric and the rest of the team.

  13. Just thnks & good luck 😀

  14. Goodbye Tick, good luck!

  15. Thank you Chris! Thank you for all the hard work. You will be missed!

  16. Thank you for your skills Chris! Take care.

  17. Fantastic work Chris. We greatly appreciate it. Cheers !

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