Probably this would be my last message on Narrative until we see any unexpected twist. So I would like to say whatever I've in me for all of you including BAD and GOOD.
Starting with Team,
@Michael Farris I always admired your #NRVEWorthy initiative to bring quality Medium writers on the platform and helping Niche owners to promote their Niches.
Sad part is, without Moderation tools and with low quality feed, quality writers never looked at Narrative with a commitment. And without advertising the efforts were going nowhere. I noticed you stopped your initiative after our last interaction. I don't know the reason but somewhere I know how you're feeling there without any support. Even on Niche appeals I've seen your approach with community in mind but never backed by other team members. Sometimes I feel, keeping you behind in communicating with the community is also a reason of this failure.
@Brian Lenz You're great in responding and dealing with technical queries by the Community and on Niche appeals (I don't completely agree with all of them, but that's fine). So yes, you know very well about how to deal with the functionalities and its execution.
Bad thing is, you never looked at Niches the way Community was looking from the beginning. As a result, we endup having **** pots (few repeatedly criticized low quality Niches) sucking rewards by low quality users and Spamming. I think this is the main reason why quality contributors left the platform IMAO.
@MOLLY O In our last conversation I raised the alarming situation about what we're planning to get back the quality contributors? And you said people come and go. TRUE. But I was not talking about general people. They're the well wishers of Narrative but it's team's bad luck, never understood the true value of having a faithful Community and letting them go.
@David Dreezer Our relationship was never stable but I learned to have patience while dealing with you. As I, along with few others couldn't digest some of your responses on Community queries. Also I've seen your prompt response on bugs (still I blame you for removing Community site ranking, haha) and general queries. But hey I know your role and responsibilities on Narrative so I admired that you helped me when I didn't knew anything about Narrative and I'm thankful for that. So I'm leaving with NO grudges but Happy memories!
@Ted, @Rosemary, @Bob Hope and @Lori We haven't interacted much, but you were there and seeing everything.
For all of you collectively what I can say is,
The main reason of this failure was not your product or lack of funds IMO. But the ignorance on Community feedbacks and suggestions on the quality and the functionalities. We're alarming you about the critical situations but you never addressed on it in a timely manner. Instead of running for Publications, if you had fixed the issues we're raised, it would have benefitted you on the wefunder campaign.
Narrative is a great product. I still like it over the dozens of others and I still believes in it. So I poured my heart and soul along with countless hours on our Community and main site. I'm not here for rewards so I'm taking that risk on my investments but I cared about the loyal community we've here. And still they're suggesting to save Narrative. Like Malkzoid's suggestion about to make it open source. But I know it won't let you to do it. The reason is the same I said above.
About the community,
@Malkazoid You've been here since Narrative's ICO to till now. And still suggesting on how to save Narrative. I never seen this much of willingness and a great spirit in anyone else on Narrative. Not even in Narrative team. I know how you'll feel if this is the final goodbye. I can't say much on it but you earned my RESPECT.
@Christina Gleason Why you didn't continue your own blog and came here to become a volunteer Moderator without asking you to be it? I always appreciated your efforts in favor of saving Narrative from spamming. If I were in team, I would've appointed you as a Head of Moderators in Narrative. I know few users hate you for being honest, ruthless and for correcting them for their mistakes but hey we all are villains for someone. Only the thing is, your purpose decides your good or evil sides. And I know a lot of others who're on your side since the beginning. Wish you good luck for your future endeavors!
@Garden Gnome Publications You've been a star player in contributing on Community site and also on main site with your writing and Publication. Also on Niche appeals. I enjoyed your stuff and secretly upvoted few without commenting. I do it for few others too as sometimes I don't like to say anything but to upvote and move. I don't have any doubt as I know you'll do great on any platform.
@Vico Biscotti No one can understand your love and concerns about Niches more than me. Lol. Even after not getting any rewards for your efforts, you've been the most active Community site user. That's what the loyalty means. To give your time to what you love without expecting anything in return. I've clapped on your few articles on Medium. I'll definitely ask you for some tips if I ever plan to be on Medium.
@Robert Nicholson and Denis Wallez, You've been a great critic on Narrative. I always paid attention to your words. Still had a blind faith on Narrative to workaround on its own. You're on my wish list in future Tribunal. But now there is nothing to discuss on it!
@Bashar Abdullah Thanks for being brutally honest on few discussions we had on Community site and on Discord. We had a great time! I hope your drone doesn't fall on anyone's laps now. Haha.
@Serroc We had a great time in Tribunal. I'm glad we gave our best and honest inputs on such Niche appeals.You were a great supporter and curator.
Right now you're the only highest rep holder of 99 on Narrative AFAIK. As when I researched for my last post about 'Reputation Score' I took the reference of your score (which I was drafting for 3 days in and out, so I'm happy that I could atleast publish it even if its for few hours). So lets enjoy the last moments!
@Antimetica, @VenusInMe, @AussieNinja, @Gosia Rokicka, @blueeyes8960, @Nuno Moreiras, @Ledeir,
You've been a great players and one of my favorites. Missed our interactions as we haven't any in last few months. Good luck with your stuff. Stay in touch.
I'm sorry if I left anyone. I've learned few important lessons here. I wish I could post about that in 'Life Lessons' Niche. But anyways, I blame you all for keeping my interest on Narrative.
This message might get deleted on 30th Dec 2019 along with the site but these memories are saved in my disk permanently.
Last but not the least, I will be more than happy to continue ahead if Narrative gets in open source and survive this tough time. If it doesn't and this is the end, life is too big ahead. Somewhere at some point we'll land where we suppose to be! (Sorry for my bad English, I'm still learning).