Sunsetting Narrative

Product: Narrative

After several weeks of deliberation and looking at all our options, we are sad to announce that we are sunsetting Narrative. We just published this blog post on the platform.  Make sure you read the blog to understand how you can download your content before December 30, 2019. Here is an FAQ on downloading your content as well. 

As we noted in the blog,  market events, regulatory uncertainty, and limited resources have forced us to make this very hard decision.  

Thank you for being on this journey with us. 

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Hi narrative team,

as you are asking for offers, would be good to know some details:

how big are your ASW costs each month? how many and what staff is required to keep narrative running (without any further development)

 

solarwarrior posted:

Hi narrative team,

as you are asking for offers, would be good to know some details:

how big are your ASW costs each month? how many and what staff is required to keep narrative running (without any further development)

 

@solarwarrior.  Please contact [email protected] for questions regarding purchase offers.  

Even though the warning signs were there, we all hoped this was going to be a different story than so many other ICO's...Such a shame that it was just more of the same.

Well, that's unfortunate. But would it be worth simply transferring control of Narrative / NRVE over to someone who can make it work? A lot of us have bought niches and added content to the site hoping you could really make something of it. I feel like the only really big mistake you made was not getting the advertising side of it to work.

that would definitely be a viable option.. make a NRVE SMT and move the narrative members to a steem tribe!

No costs incurred, just upside! 

@narrative team: this is maybe the only viable option - both for the narrative community but also for you and for your token holders as you could convert the nrve tokens to steem nrve tokens

solarwarrior posted:

that would definitely be a viable option.. make a NRVE SMT and move the narrative members to a steem tribe!

No costs incurred, just upside! 

@narrative team: this is maybe the only viable option - both for the narrative community but also for you and for your token holders as you could convert the nrve tokens to steem nrve tokens

OK, that makes sense. But the token will have to be backed by a product that can actually make money. Which is why it would have been critical for the Narrative team to develop the native advertising or else integrate ad widgets from an existing platform that pays out in Bitcoin.

@molly... THX for your prompt reply.. but I believe this is not sensitive information and you could share it with the community.. never underestimate the power of the crowd.. maybe the crowd comes up with a solution.. but for that we need some data.. some data like server / provider / cloud costs to keep the sites running, (ASW cost) and how many headcount you need to keep it running... 

@Heidi Hecht true! but they were not able to pull it off .. as its game over now it does not make sense to argue about it.. question is how to conserve the community to make something new or to re start.. and for that nrve steem tribe would make lots of sense...  anything is better than just shutting it off with any plan b c or d

 

How about this: Some of us Narrators get together and buy Narrative, integrate ads, do some general sprucing up, an make it what it could've been if the team hadn't run out of money.

I like your enthusiasm but it won't happen. The site is expensive to run, we don't have  blockchain devs, and you can easily make a coin on steemit for pennies so why run a site.

solarwarrior posted:

@Heidi Hecht true! but they were not able to pull it off .. as its game over now it does not make sense to argue about it.. question is how to conserve the community to make something new or to re start.. and for that nrve steem tribe would make lots of sense...  anything is better than just shutting it off with any plan b c or d

 

I know. I guess I'm mostly just disappointed / was hoping that they could raise enough money on Wefunder to get some essential development work done if not all the bells and whistles we would have liked to have.

Nrve posted:

I like your enthusiasm but it won't happen. The site is expensive to run, we don't have  blockchain devs, and you can easily make a coin on steemit for pennies so why run a site.

Because if you don't have a product to back up your token, it's not going to go anywhere. I've been around crypto long enough to watch the cryptocurrency graveyard fill up with coins whose teams thought the whole point was to get them on the exchanges, and now you don't hear about them anymore because those coins died of having no utility or product to back up their value.

@Heidi Hecht I totally understand... I made many many  suggestions, and explanations and offers of help especially about the token economics myself.. but with no effect.. now they do not have the means to do something anymore.. so maybe they could give it into the curative hands of the nrve community... go to SMTs and steem tribes and you do not have any cost... if narrative should stay independent we need to know the costs... because that's the only important number atm... if they do not communicate this, this equals pulling the plug.. up to them..

Agreed I've been here for years too. And you also need low cost to run and money coming in. You can do that both with smt so why run an expensive site

A blockchain. A site off of blockchain is useless. What I'm saying is there are much easier and cheaper ways to get a coin and a site up with smts that us trying to revamp narrative cannot complete

"Market events, regulatory uncertainty, and limited resources?"

Nonsense.  For six months, people have been pointing out major flaws in the Narrative model, and suggesting ways to fix the problems.  You built a small but loyal and committed community, who really wanted to see Narrative succeed, and you CHOSE to ignore them.

The reason for Narrative's very predictable failure can be summed up in one word:  arrogance.

If you ever again find yourself in a management position, listen to your users!

At the end of the day users only cared about getting paid for their work. If you can't make a coin with enough value to pay users no one will use the site 

And the crypto market has been brutal this year, any company without bringing in money can't stand. This isn't the only site that went down this year. My sympathy to the team and community

InsanityIsFree posted:

LMAO so all the people who poured money into this won't see a refund, right?

So no replies? Okay well then allow me to add to this by saying y'all woulda had more money if you made this place more like others. For instance, if you'd'a had unlimited writers on Pubs like a WP install would? Rake it in. Now is anyone getting a refund? Being "certified" on a dead site ain't very useful. Neither is having a niche. Who's getting their hard earned cash back? Nobody?

I'm so sorry for this decision. The narrative model, in my opinion, was a good project. But other social networks, like Narrative, have had to close due to various problems. The way to build an alternative Facebook social network is still long. I like to follow this process. Narrative, with its model, has contributed to building this new vision. I thank the staff for this. For me it was a positive experience anyway.I am sure that, with some of you, we will meet in some new adventure ... In greeting you all with affection, I also wish you my best wishes for a happy holiday.

I mean, I like the idea behind Narrative. It's cool and I think it could have worked if the developers could have just added the advertising. You just weren't going to make enough money just by selling niches.

This is indeed a very dark day. The Narrative team has collected about 10-12 mio USD during the token sale. They probably lost a substantial amount of it due to the downfall of NEO, which leaves a few million USD left for the product development. Many of us invested their money and worse, huge amounts of their time in good faith. There is no doubt that a partial refund must happen, one way or another.

I am confident that the USA is not a lawless place and the excessive payouts the Narrative team gave themselves and other assets will be more than sufficient for it.

If we neglect for one moment the possibility that Narrative was planned as a scam from the start. Otherwise we need to take legal action (at the least). We certainly can not ask for refund at ICO rates but collecting millions of Dollars from us and walking away with it unpunished will certainly not happen.

@Nrve, the SMT idea is a good one, but anyone can do that. It doesn't have to be a member of the Narrative team. If you're on Steemit, you can start a community of ex-Narrators. I'd join it. Create a token on Steem Engine, because it's already active. Call it something like S-NRVE. And there you go. 

@InsanityIsFree, no one's going to get a refund. We all took a risk. It didn't pay off. End of story.

@Sardart, best of luck to you. You've got good photos. Too bad I'm not into flowers.

@Heidi Hecht, Steemit is still the leader in crypto social platforms.

@MOLLY O, best of luck to you and the rest of the team. I wish this had worked out for you, and for the rest of us. Things happen. Lots of reasons why it couldn't fly. It's not all mismanagement. The market is tough right now. Crypto is taking a beating. And as critical as I've been of some of the platform weaknesses, I have a lot more admiration for people who try and fail than I do people who don't try at all. 

Everyone, you can find me at Steemit (https://steemit.com/@blockurator) and Substack (https://cryptocracy.substack.com/).

New Social Media posted:
Garden Gnome Publications posted:

@InsanityIsFree, no one's going to get a refund. We all took a risk. It didn't pay off. End of

They took millions of USD from the investors and stole our time. Does your time have no value at all? And they paid out phantastic wages for themselves and now they say, sorry, did not work out. Are you serious? I wrote a post months ago where I mentioned the possibility that they started Narrative only to collect money and use us as guinea pigs, so that they later can use the information and money for their own hoop.la company. If that was the case, this would be clear fraud and hopefully subject to criminal prosecution.

Very true - gotta love people caping for what essentially amounts to a scam.

I have to agree partially with @New Social Media - as a founding member I do not expect to see any money given the known risks, but to not consider that this was the plan from the start is simply naive.

Faith, like money, is invested...sometimes you see a return, sometimes you don't.  This is the human reality we live in.  I'm not surprised or bitter...just disappointed.  There were winners in this effort and it is the Narrative team...they gained valuable experience while living on comfortable salaries...all by legal means.

I'd like to hope they truly saw this as a possible long-term effort, but we'll never know.

New Social Media posted:

This is indeed a very dark day. The Narrative team has collected about 10-12 mio USD during the token sale. They probably lost a substantial amount of it due to the downfall of NEO, which leaves a few million USD left for the product development. Many of us invested their money and worse, huge amounts of their time in good faith. There is no doubt that a partial refund must happen, one way or another.

I am confident that the USA is not a lawless place and the excessive payouts the Narrative team gave themselves and other assets will be more than sufficient for it.

If we neglect for one moment the possibility that Narrative was planned as a scam from the start. Otherwise we need to take legal action (at the least). We certainly can not ask for refund at ICO rates but collecting millions of Dollars from us and walking away with it unpunished will certainly not happen.

Hopefully. As an anarchist, I wouldn't start one, but I'd be shocked if there weren't some class-action thing. There was no warning, new features, and a huge amount of money changed in the last few months, and no word of possible failure. Now they take the money and run? 

@kragklages You are a founding member, so you invested at least about 9,000 USD (60 NEO in early 2018), right? https://tokensale.narrative.org/

To qualify as Founder, contribute at least 60 NEO in total during the Narrative Token Sale. Then, when the network launches, register your account using the same email address you used for the Token Sale so we can automatically grant you Founder's rights.

Everyone, just use common sense. If you were the team and you put everything into this project, wouldn't you ask for help at all stages, especially when times get rough? Wouldn't you reach out for support regarding advertising, start advertising campaigns with your members, as I proposed so many times? This would have been completely without costs, we would have just needed some coordination. Why did this never happen, not once?

I don't know, but in my opinion it was planned from the start. Take the money and experience and smile at us in the end.

New Social Media posted:
InsanityIsFree posted:
New Social Media posted:

@InsanityIsFree You are a founding member, so you invested at least about 9,000 USD (60 NEO in early 2018), right?

No - I just helped refer a bunch of people. Lotsa interest because of myself and associates.

Sorry, I meant @kragklages who said he is a founder.

It was between 6k-8k at the time, something like that, yep.  I believed in the project...I still believe in the philosophy.  Not my first investment gone bust and won't be my last, I'm sure.  I like to financially back projects I believe in and usually, even when they don't pay off financially, they pay off in other ways.  I will admit that I did not perform as much due diligence on the "team" as I usually do, but it was as much passion as anything for me.

New Social Media posted:

And the most ridiculous thing among all others is: sending out rewards at the same day it is shut down and all tokens get worthless. I mean, could it be worse?

Aye - I mean I never got enough upvotes for my extremist bullshit to reach the threshold, but at least I can delete my dumb, useless NEO wallets and free some phone space.

kragklages posted:
New Social Media posted:
InsanityIsFree posted:
New Social Media posted:

@InsanityIsFree You are a founding member, so you invested at least about 9,000 USD (60 NEO in early 2018), right?

No - I just helped refer a bunch of people. Lotsa interest because of myself and associates.

Sorry, I meant @kragklages who said he is a founder.

It was between 6k-8k at the time, something like that, yep.  I believed in the project...I still believe in the philosophy.  Not my first investment gone bust and won't be my last, I'm sure.  I like to financially back projects I believe in and usually, even when they don't pay off financially, they pay off in other ways.  I will admit that I did not perform as much due diligence on the "team" as I usually do, but it was as much passion as anything for me.

People trusted Madoff because he had an excellent reputation. There are limits for due diligence.

solarwarrior posted:

@Garden Gnome Publications were you as part of this external council aware of the situation and have yo been consulted before they decided to pull the plug?

No, I found out the same way and the same time you did.

@New Social Media, if you feel that way, get a lawyer. I hope it pays off for you. I'm out $80 and some time. $95 when you count my certification money. Add the $28 I paid for analytics and it's cheaper than a night in Vegas.

Well, this is tough for all, @MOLLY O. As much as I'm sad for the wasted time and money by members, I get that this even harder for the Team. I know what it means to reach a harsh end.

I hoped things could go differently, I disagreed on so many premises, and I'm not happy of the outcome, still you gave us an opportunity, and you worked hard for it. All I can say now is... thanks for this journey and trying! And good luck for your next projects.

Hello Narrative Members.

I just want to let you know I have MANY hours of screengrab photos and Video(yes video) of Narrative since February of 2017. Anyone interested in purchase for sentimental or legal reasons, please contact me. [email protected] I will upload some vids to youtube in a few.  Please search NARRATIVE MRGOODSETT on Youtube.  

 

Garden Gnome Publications posted:
solarwarrior posted:

@Garden Gnome Publications were you as part of this external council aware of the situation and have yo been consulted before they decided to pull the plug?

No, I found out the same way and the same time you did.

@New Social Media, if you feel that way, get a lawyer. I hope it pays off for you. I'm out $80 and some time. $95 when you count my certification money. Add the $28 I paid for analytics and it's cheaper than a night in Vegas.

This I find really disturbing...

@MOLLY O @Rosemary @Ted O'Neill I am very sorry it came to this.  It was a good concept.  I was a little surprised that rewards came out, but it doesn't matter now.  Hopefully you will spend the rest of the month enjoying the holidays and your families. 

Be well. And as we used to say, in the day - Peace out.

 

@mrgoodsett, if anyone believes they have a legal case against Narrative, they can get a lawyer and go to court. But they'll have to PROVE their case. Mere suspicion of a scam is not a legal case. If your photos and videos can demonstrate that there was an actual intent to scam people, then you might have a case. At the end of the day, we all took a risk and it didn't pay off. Time to move on.

Agreed, Garden Gnome; if I thought for an instant that there would be a case that could actually be won, I'd be the first to suggest a class-action suit. But I doubt it would go very far. It sucks, but sometimes stuff like this just fails and it's no one's fault.

Heidi Hecht posted:

Agreed, Garden Gnome; if I thought for an instant that there would be a case that could actually be won, I'd be the first to suggest a class-action suit. But I doubt it would go very far. It sucks, but sometimes stuff like this just fails and it's no one's fault.

It's specifically their fault - and it's also their fault they took so long to inform people the ship was sinking. Absolutely shameful behavior on their part.

Finnian posted:
mrgoodsett posted:
Is Narrative bankrupt?

I doubt the individuals are.  They had plenty of time to cash out.

That's why I think all these people tryna be peaceful here are funny. Absolutely hilarious anyone would be charitable about such obvious trash.

Garden Gnome Publications posted:

@mrgoodsett, if anyone believes they have a legal case against Narrative, they can get a lawyer and go to court. But they'll have to PROVE their case. Mere suspicion of a scam is not a legal case. If your photos and videos can demonstrate that there was an actual intent to scam people, then you might have a case. At the end of the day, we all took a risk and it didn't pay off. Time to move on.

So just let them walk away with the ICO money?

Heidi Hecht posted:

Agreed, Garden Gnome; if I thought for an instant that there would be a case that could actually be won, I'd be the first to suggest a class-action suit. But I doubt it would go very far. It sucks, but sometimes stuff like this just fails and it's no one's fault.

I think it would be very difficult to win a class action suit.  However, those who purchased niches should legitimately be listed as claimants if Narrative declares bankruptcy. Those claims would take precedence over claims by investors.

Actually, I don't know where they are incorporated, and if a formal bankruptcy filing is required in their state.  Given the dodgy behavior of the team, I suspect that any remaining cash on hand is simply going to "disappear."

 

Robert Nicholson 2 posted:
Heidi Hecht posted:

Agreed, Garden Gnome; if I thought for an instant that there would be a case that could actually be won, I'd be the first to suggest a class-action suit. But I doubt it would go very far. It sucks, but sometimes stuff like this just fails and it's no one's fault.

I think it would be very difficult to win a class action suit.  However, those who purchases niches should legitimately be listed as claimants if Narrative declares bankruptcy. Those claims would take precedence over claims by investors.

Actually, I don't know where they are incorporated, and if a formal bankruptcy filing is required in their state.  Given the dodgy behavior of the team, I suspect that any remaining cash on hand is simply going to "disappear."

 

First I want to officially say: I am very sorry that I did not listen to you, Robert (and others). I blindly trusted the team because they were real persons (at least I thought so).

Please accept my excuse!

1. We need to remain polite and structured.

2. We need to save all the evidence- both on another platform and offline as well (in case the new platform decides to delete the content for whatever reasons).

3. US Narrators, in case you have a friend who is a lawyer, please inform him about the situation.

As far as I know, they had to deliver a platform where the utility tokens could be used. The platform will be gone, the tokens will be worthless and can't be used anymore.

They paid themselves very high wages draining the company from reserves. They perfectly knew at any time the state and caught us completely by surprise, destroying all our investment. If a poor person steals a piece of bread several times, he gets jailed for life. Here, millions of USD are gone. Well, I am sure they are not really gone, but have another owner now. This can't be called coincidence. I am sure this was their plan from the very beginning. Delivering a simple platform and then waiting until they run out of money. Almost perfect plan.

DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS...FIGHT!!!BANKRUPT OR ON VACATION IN BAHAMAS. WHERE IS THE MONEY? ARE YOU JUST GOING TO "TRUST THEIR WORD"? TED AND ROSEMARY, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THIS IS NOT JUST GOING TO "GO AWAY".

All Narrators.

Narrative Forums is available to continue all conversions away from Narrative support forums.

Go HERE

We all want a answers and new possibilities. The forums might be a good place. 

Just got an email that Voice should be going beta sometime in February for those interested. I might see you all there...hope they will learn from what happened here. I think we almost made it...but for some unfortunate choices. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Chuckle

It's painful for me, personally, to see Narrative come to an end.  I've been living and breathing this for about 2.5 years.  I know in my heart that we did everything we could to keep things going as long as we could.  When we realized that the Wefunder campaign was not going to be successful, we we were left with no options, since we we have been completely funding operations on our own for a year already.

Narrative was/is a big idea, one that I still fundamentally believe in and wish could come to fruition, but we had to endure tremendous obstacles to make it happen. I have done lots of second-guessing about how things might have gone differently, but I also know I poured everything I had into it (as did everyone else on our team).  

At the end of the day, I'm glad we tried, even if it was at great cost.  It has been exhausting, beyond stressful, and at times very painful, but this was a worthwhile cause.  Someone, I hope, can realize the dream of a member-run content network-- I think we all benefit when that happens. 

Yes, this was a failure. I own that. 

But I also try to acknowledge the good things--- we built a strong community that believed in this mission.  The tech we created was strong and I am proud of that work.  So many great leaders emerged in the community- people like @Malkazoid,  @Heidi Hecht@Serroc@Garden Gnome Publications@BloggerKrunal, and so many more (sorry, I cannot name you all).  

Thanks to everyone who joined us on this journey.  Your contributions were amazing, inspiring, and appreciated.  

May the road rise up to meet you.

@Ted

If this is true: I know in my heart that we did everything we could to keep things going as long as we could.

After all, millions of USD of people who trusted in you, have been lost.  I hope that you at least make this open source project possible. If not, then we all know how much we can trust your words and honesty.

@Ted thanks for weighing in. This is commendable:

Yes, this was a failure. I own that. 

I believe anyone who would take credit for a successful venture should be willing to accept responsibility for their failures. The team had a great vision, but some missteps along the way have some people hurt. More communication along the way might have alleviated some of that pain. I really hope you'll consider @Malkazoid's open source proposal. It could be a great opportunity to revive Narrative and see it through to the end, although that end might very well look quite different than the one you imagined at the beginning. Still, you could end up looking much better even if the open source version doesn't work out.

J Bandel posted:

Just got an email that Voice should be going beta sometime in February for those interested. I might see you all there...hope they will learn from what happened here. I think we almost made it...but for some unfortunate choices. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Chuckle

@J Bandel happy holidays! what's voice - or where? TY!

Colleen Ryer posted:
J Bandel posted:

Just got an email that Voice should be going beta sometime in February for those interested. I might see you all there...hope they will learn from what happened here. I think we almost made it...but for some unfortunate choices. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Chuckle

@J Bandel happy holidays! what's voice - or where? TY!

https://voice.com/blog/road-to-beta/

This is the latest about Voice...like I said beta in February...hope to see you there...

J Bandel posted:
Colleen Ryer posted:
J Bandel posted:

Just got an email that Voice should be going beta sometime in February for those interested. I might see you all there...hope they will learn from what happened here. I think we almost made it...but for some unfortunate choices. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Chuckle

@J Bandel happy holidays! what's voice - or where? TY!

https://voice.com/blog/road-to-beta/

This is the latest about Voice...like I said beta in February...hope to see you there...

Super! thank! And hope to see you there too!

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.

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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.

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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).

BK

@BloggerKrunal - You put a tremendous amount of energy into maintaining resources for new Narrators, and running the Narrative Discord server, as well as volunteering for the Tribunal with @Serroc.  Thank you, and I hope we stay in touch with or without Narrative.

@BloggerKrunal  I will miss this community and YOU for being  ever present and always helping others, always with the best interests of Narrative at heart. Those you mention made up a core of amazing people with a unique chemistry for the Narrative Community. I doubt I will see this kind of organic team again...and I am grateful to have been a part of it with you all. 

New Social Media posted:
Christina Gleason posted:

*sniff* Group hug?

@Christina Gleason We don't give up so quickly, right? After all the struggles which you describe in your posts, I think you are a tough fighter.

I had literally the worst mental health day of my life the day the sunset announcement was posted. (It got VERY dark in my head.) I sent some f-bombs to the Narrative Twitter account, and I'm not sure if I'm sorry about it or not. I was already suicidal (I'm not anymore) and Narrative was yet another loss for me.

I do want the opportunity the rebuild the community and have Narrative be ACTUALLY community-driven, not just using that as a buzzword. Let some members of the Team be in charge of the smart contract stuff and private databases that they have set up, but let community members drive the decision making for platform improvements.

Thanks for your words, @BloggerKrunal. We'll all miss going through this thing together. A big group hug here, as proposed by @Christina Gleason.

Whatever the future will reserve us, this part of the journey is closed and despite the self-control we're showing here, I know we're all sad, and wounded. Maybe someone is also relieved - like me - that this detrimental situation came to an end, someway. But we'll certainly remember this venture as one of the most intense and instructive online experiences ever had.

I've met some of the most valuable persons ever met online and I really hope - even if we know that life will challenge that - to stay in touch with many of you. See you on the Net!

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