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#1 Aaryan


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

I just logged in maybe 2 minutes ago. BrainDen's amazingly rich community is, to be blunt, gone. Somehow, we've lost everybody and everything. I'm one of them; I moved on from BD. There were those before me, those after me, and now, nobody's left. Sure, bona and plasmid fight valiantly, but our once-powerful empire has fallen. MM's fallen, too; hardly anybody left. There doesn't appear to be any chance at getting people back, unless we make some sort of amazing, drastic change. But I don't think that's going to happen. It's just...sad. I used to be in love with the site. So many senior players in the forums, so many riddles...Now it's gone.



And that, ladies and gentlemen, was my depressing opinion piece.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

Keep in mind that the site did crash and was down for quite a while. It will take a while to get back to where it was. As for MM, it is the holidays. . .

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

I would be thankful for any ideas (and for actions even more) to get more people on BD.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

True. sad, yet true. But we can't give up yet! While this site is still up, I will not lose hope! for more mafia! for puzzles! To restore BrainDen to it's previous glory!


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

I know I have seriously missed getting onto BD. Unfortunately life got really busy & my fun computer time has sunk to an all-time low. :(


(Doesn't help that I can't access from work anymore either. Or that all my creative ability has been sucked into the void of work so I haven't had anything worth riddle-writing about.)


Going to try & get back more often & find a few interesting things to riddle about though. :)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

I seriously believe that this may have something to do with the 2012 Apocalypse prediction; it could also be because of the crash, but I've noticed it everywhere...particularly since last month - everything, everywhere, is slowing down...:(
I've been so busy (not to mention, I also fell ill...), that it's really getting to be difficult to come online & brainstorm, when I have to do that in college all the time...:(

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

I think you're wide of the mark with your last post, Li, but I'm so glad that you had the balls to mention what's happened. I'm guilty of non-attendance for the last few months, partly for personal reasons, but mainly because the "spark" (or whatever it was we had) is missing.  T_L, MoMa, Cubie, yourself  and myself all went missing/quiet at around the same time. Even PG seems to have been quiet for a while.  It just became sorta humourless - and  that's a big shame because I loved the banter (even if most of it was off-topic) especially the Yankee-bating.  There. That should evoke some reaction. fabpig@live.co.uk if you want to.

Oh, And has anybody heard from the boy MoMa? 

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

I wasn't off the mark; I merely implied it to be a humorous hint at the coincidence...;)


But yeah, that's how it's been...:(


btw, Merry Christmas, folks!!! Wake up & smell the riddles in the air!!! :D :D :D

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

I must agree with Thalia's comment, however, a positive attitude along with maximum optimism will help more than feeling glum about the slump. Many times I will appear logged on all alone just to show that I can be more than just one of the 50 guests that appear present. It's a pity that thousands of emails were lost in the crash.  We could have urged them to return if we had communication. I should be spending more time here myself, but Mafia is not like it was years ago.  Riddles are not a habit like when I began here.  I expect a lull during these holidays so not a big worry.

I have a couple of ideas:

1. How about we organize cooperatively? Once or twice a week or more in the chat room or a thread to discuss possibilities or specific options in order to bring a crowd. It will be strictly volunteer discussion for maybe 1/2 hour sessions. There can be a group session for morning, for day and one for night  if enough people will help and volunteer. Time zones will allow attendance if we have multiple sessions. I can spare a half hour a week and maybe more. Once we come up with super ideas to share, we can get to work on executing them. This is like troubleshooting but it can't hurt the site.

2. Advertising as much as we can. I was taken in by a riddle that captured me and reeled me in here.  If we can gather the most addictive and exciting pieces of work from here that people will become interested in, We can make an attractive link while assuring them it is a completely free site.  Anyone who can help with slogans and mass advertising on respectable sites like Facebook will be a BIG HELP.  I think there is potential to get busy once again if we just organize, cooperate and keep our hopes up. We really need to WOW people before reeling them in.  No boring old riddles that means.  Take the best of everything we have and capitalize on it for special advertising amazement. If this can all become incorporated nicely and get people hooked, it should be a success.

As always, y'all can comment, agree or disagree but these are just my ideas. Perhaps someone has better ideas. IDK   :D

Edited by akaslickster, 29 December 2012 - 11:42 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:31 PM


Sorry I disappeared.  I've been having some personal and medical issues.

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