In which I lament all those things...

@Rollo1 (16689)
Boston, Massachusetts
September 13, 2015 2:23pm CST
That I wish could have been, but were not. I lament the year I did not know about the big ampersand site. I think of all the easy money I missed out on. Sorrowful sighs.. I lament that I am too lazy to go through my entire archive there, and delete all the short stories and such. I think the bubble is about to burst, and there may be no opportunity to get those articles back ever again. Which leads me to lament having typed some of them directly into the content box and not into a word processor so I could keep a copy. And mostly, I lament the wasted effort of those who oversee the ampersand, because it's so hard to understand why they don't see what everyone else can see. I will miss it when it's gone for good. I don't see any other future for it.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
Your laments are probably shared by many. However, it's no looking back for me now. What's gone is gone, or about to go. So many old friends here now,
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@Inlemay (16550)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
I lament that Someone who has a Gold Mine does not see its worth - referring to BB. Dont lament anymore - Ce sera sera
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
@Inlemay it had so much potential and vision and was ruined by all the plagiarising last year. I tried to hold on, but there were only a few of you left. Now I'm glad you're here.
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@Inlemay (16550)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
@valmnz I am still holding on there to get my last 5$ . I really dont want to loose a years work, so I shall continue there till i have made the cut.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25702)
• United States
13 Sep 15
It is heartbreaking Anja.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Sep 15
Yes, it really is, Marie. I wish it wasn't like this, I wish all our hard work had saved it.
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@Inlemay (16550)
• South Africa
13 Sep 15
@Rollo1 Actually you are so spot on, because those that stayed, we put a lot of effort in to keeping the bubbles rolling, It makes one MAD
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
@Rollo1 We sure put a lot into that #B site, now it looks like the Sahara desert.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 15
I've got all my posts saved elsewhere, because that's where I wrote them in the first place. I was very discouraged these last few days (that's why I came here), but things are better there today. I haven't given up hope, but it's hard to see how it can survive.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
Better in that they have paid people who redeemed in May? or in June?
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 15
@Rollo1 I redeemed June 1st, but have pretty much kissed it goodbye.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
@jaboUK How often should they get to do that? How many times?
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@Dragonairy1 (1414)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
14 Sep 15
I share them, whats happened is a shame, but I'm super happy to have found you x
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
Hey! So glad you made it, welcome and salutations! It's a shame and it's sad and I wish I could go on beating the drum for them as I did from January onwards, but I just feel like we've all been trying more than they have.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
14 Sep 15
I am also very happy to have found of lot of good people out there at BW
@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I have the same opinion of @valmnz, your lament is surely shared my many. I have decided that I am not going to lose more time to take out my articles. I have typed all of them into a word processor, if the site goes down, I can resurrect them.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
I am glad because you've spent a lot of time with recipes and such. I suppose I need to get my articles out but it's something that requires more energy than I have to spend on such a task.
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@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@Rollo1 I am not happy to let all my posts there, but the site is slow, it takes a lot of time to delete them.
@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
It's sad when these things happen. All the efforts of those writers to contribute and keep it alive. Is it all just wasted time?
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
I didn't think it was, I felt we were rebuilding. But it turns out it wasn't worth it after all.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
15 Sep 15
@Rollo1 What's the punishment for what they did?
• United States
14 Sep 15
its jest pitiful, the state 'f affairs there. i've not been able to do much 'f nothin' due to the application error 'n emails fall on deaf ears. i'm 'bout $4 bucks shy 'f redeemin' there after they took 'way nearly $65 with no explanation. not e'en an 'it sucks to be ya!'. i signed on earlier 'n after 3 responses to folks got the dreaded 'a.e.' 'n couldn't e'en sign out...'gain. most disheartenin'. on the plus side, i met a few folks there that i hold dear 'n 'll always be most grateful fer that.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
I think there is a lot of sadness to go around, so many dreams dashed and so many good times that now seem over.
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@sofssu (14462)
14 Sep 15
I did make some money there... maybe I will take out all my poetry and creative stuff from there. yeah the bubble is ready to burst I guess and there will be more people here.. very soon.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
Well, right now we have our full archive available to us, that might change. Now would probably be the right time to do it.