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Old 06-06-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Sting A Challenge - To those who do not know we have arisen from the ashes...

On the bar at the top of this page is a link called "Members list." I am not sure how many people peruse this list. I do at times. As Dumbledore (can we utter that name on this site?) would say "forgive me for my mawkishness" because I have, at times, looked for reminders of friends long ( and in some cases very long) gone as I do not want to forget their contributions here.

Anyway. if you click on Members List, you will find that each alphabetical list can be sorted by last visit. If you go through the alphabet, you will find perhaps a hundred members that visited in December, 2014 and January, 2015 before Morgoth's minions visited this site and succeeded in temporarily shutting it down. These people have not visited since and I suspect many do not know the boards have been resurrected (slain again? Re-died? Damn, still don't know what to call it).

My challenge is this. I do not know most of these people. Some have posted hundreds of times. Some have titles. Some are newcomers. People here must know many of them, at least virtually.

INVITE THEM BACK!!!!! Let them know the Downs is awake again.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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To minimise duplication

I have contacted WCHicklin.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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Many people receive emails for new private messages - isn't that the forum default? Well worth a try.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:24 AM   #4
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These people have not visited since and I suspect many do not know the boards have been resurrected (slain again? Re-died? Damn, still don't know what to call it).
Re-interred?

It was the renewal of a Barrow, after all.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:31 AM   #5
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Exhumed? But I don't care really what we call it I am just glad that it was possible. But yes the only thing missing is a bit more activity and some of the old avatars back..
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:39 AM   #6
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Many people receive emails for new private messages - isn't that the forum default? Well worth a try.
Also perhaps posting on,if only for a HerenIstarion style bump up the forum of any threads that were active before the board went pear shaped. Some may have notifications set for new posts.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:09 AM   #7
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About a week ago, I sent out PMS to six members who, at least, visited the forums in November through January before our crash. I selected persons whose names were at least familiar to me and who might recognize my name. Some are well-known here. One reappeared and messaged me a thank you. A second visited without messaging or posting.

Aganzir, you are correct that the default is to link the PM system to an e-mail address for notification purposes. Some may have registered 5 or even 10 years ago. E-mail addresses change. Again, I encourage everyone to reach out and invite their friends back, particularly if you have an e-mail address.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:00 AM   #8
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Speaking for myself, I only get an email if my inbox is full.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #9
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Speaking for myself, I only get an email if my inbox is full.
Does this mean we should start spamming all the missing people?
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:22 PM   #10
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No, spamming is not needed. But if you know anyone that may not be aware that the forums are open again, send a PM, or better, an e-mail if you have an address. Unfortunately, it may be that the e-mail addresses that people used when they first signed up may be out of date, so PMs are not forwarded, or they opted not to receive notifications.

Of course, it may simply be that those that have not stopped by have become "treeish" and simply don't want to.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:26 AM   #11
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I suspect many do not know the boards have been resurrected (slain again? Re-died? Damn, still don't know what to call it).
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Re-interred?
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Exhumed?
Perhaps "re-animated"?

A worthy cause. There are many treeish members that I wish I could wake up -- starting with myself!
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:40 PM   #12
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Hello old friend!

Have you responded to my challenge? Invite someone back to the Downs!
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:37 PM   #13
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I browsed the latest two or three pages of the Members List today. Of the people I remember from before my hiatus very few have e-mail adresses in their Contact Info (can't blame them, I don't myself). Some have homepages which turned out to be defunct. Anyway, I've e-mailed LadyBrooke (tried blantyr and TheKA as well, but both came return to sender, address invalid).
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:01 PM   #14
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Oh the Ka is known to me and other Downers on Facebook and she will be aware the Downs is back. It is a busy time of year for many. Durelin is the one I would love to see again
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:10 PM   #15
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Unfortunately her homepage throws a 404 (Dury's I mean).
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