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Offline Peter

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5 yr anniversary message
« on: Tue, 2009-11-03, 22:37:58 »
Make (serious) suggestions in here. Restrict your input to a max of 2 lines or50 words.

Subject can be anything that might make a "sleeper" return to the room, and has a bit of "partyness" in it...
« Last Edit: Tue, 2009-11-03, 22:41:46 by Peter »
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 2009-11-04, 17:16:03 »
Release of The Tinder Box (serious, I hope)  :-\

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 2009-11-04, 21:34:50 »
Oh, actually, I should make myself clearer, it seems. Erm, this topic is the platform for currently active members to enter a few words which will be part of the message I'll be sending out to ALL subscribers, so maybe they feel the need to return.. for a while maybe... :)

Like: "The room is all sweaty about your return, but you haven't posted since ages." Heck, anything that's not too profane, maybe... Remember the thread with the story, where a post always was a word in a sentence? Something like that... Should be very funny.... :)
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 2009-11-04, 23:27:26 »
Like: "The room is all sweaty about your return, but you haven't posted since ages."


HAHA!!

Awesome!! *horns*
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 02:43:39 »
How about: "We need your help!  It's been rumo(u)red that John Mitchell will play nothing but the didgeridoo on the forthcoming Arena album unless you come back and participate in the Room.  Charming though the aboriginal instrument is, we can't let all that guitar genius go to waste!"


Oh wait, you wanted serious.  (Can we do serious here?)

"We've still got a nice core of dedicated proggers here, but we'd love some more points of view.  Please come back and see us; we miss you!"
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 11:49:59 »
"We've still got a nice core of dedicated proggers here, but we'd love some more points of view.  Please come back and see us; we miss you!"

That's like sayin: "I'm a nice guy, got a steady income, and my Mom takes good care of me. I'd like to make love to you."

Hope you'r a bit more imaginative when you meet her, Greenie  :P


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How about: "We need your help!  It's been rumo(u)red that John Mitchell will play nothing but the didgeridoo on the forthcoming Arena album unless you come back and participate in the Room.  Charming though the aboriginal instrument is, we can't let all that guitar genius go to waste!"

 ;D  but nogo  ;)


Since I'm at the old(fashioned) end of the Room, I'l leave this stuff to our younger members.

Let's see some imaginative proposals, guys  ;)

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 12:14:02 »
Let's see some imaginative proposals, guys  ;)

How about something like this:

"Hi guys it’s Tom here, from the Shattered Room. I’m desperate and need your help. Since you guys left the Room the place is really Shattered. Nothing remains but some boring f*rts talking about Queen. Will you consider coming back and talk music again? Please?"

Okay I'll leave now... ;D

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 12:18:56 »
Okay I'll leave now... ;D

Better  :o

I'l send some virtual darts after ya  >:(

B*d  ;D


Maybe for a change, we can try to figure out somethin useful for Cap  ;)

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 15:31:40 »
Sorry Peter, I haven't found anything clever to ask so far.

But if somebody from the band wrote a short and kind message to the forum members, maybe it could rise their interest again ?

That being said, I think that there is no magic formula to make people stay or come back. Nicky left for a while for the Nevermore board and then came back, PH or Steve have been away for a while but I am pretty sure that they will come back one day too. Arena being a band with sporadic activity, you can not prevent the fans from showing sporadic interest ...  :P

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 2009-11-05, 15:41:02 »
But if somebody from the band wrote a short and kind message to the forum members, maybe it could raise their interest again ?

 *horns*


PH [has] been away for a while but I am pretty sure that [he] will come back one day too.

Just happened  ;)

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 2009-11-13, 09:40:59 »
Sorry Peter, I haven't found anything clever to ask so far.

But if somebody from the band wrote a short and kind message to the forum members, maybe it could rise their interest again ?

That being said, I think that there is no magic formula to make people stay or come back. Nicky left for a while for the Nevermore board and then came back, PH or Steve have been away for a while but I am pretty sure that they will come back one day too. Arena being a band with sporadic activity, you can not prevent the fans from showing sporadic interest ...  :P

Hmmmm... Sporadic.

Sporadic.

S P O R A D I C.

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 2009-11-13, 10:08:59 »
 ??? 

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 2009-11-13, 11:30:07 »
Bups, he means that you're sporadicly clever (when you'r not gobblin foie gras or chewin on froglegs)  ;D

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 2009-11-13, 15:28:06 »
Well, it could be Hello, so and so, and...

"A bunch of nice people have kept the Room warm for you while you've been away. Now, it is time to return."

and then maybe a hint about a new Arena album on its way - exciting details and all the gossip in the Shattered Room.

...and...

"Welcome back!!!"


Or?

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 2009-11-13, 17:35:20 »
How about a message that contains bits from the lyrics of good ol' Arena?

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 2009-11-14, 19:28:46 »
Could be a nice touch. Examples follow:

Stand up and be counted
No more time for doubt,
stand up
Stand up! :)

Reaching out - so cold!
What did I say - did I do
To lose my hold on you?
Reaching out with
all that I could give
What should I say - should I do
To make you....

...sign back in? ;)

This one falls short of brilliant, since we're not the Cage, but the Shattered Room:

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the cage
Welcome, welcome to the world we made
 :-\

This is good, if a bit dramatic:

The fellowship started here
With righteousness and lunacy
The covenant started here
With screaming souls and vitriol  :D

How 'bout this to the ones who left:

Fly to the valleys, fly to the hills
Try to exist on your own without feelings
Ripping your soul beyond all recognition
Unforgiven, twisted vision

Let your conscience decide!

Can you live with yourself
and the deed you have done
Conquer your thoughts when all this has begun
It's tearing your mind into guilt and regret
Troubled dreams - You'll not forget this!  :o

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 2009-11-16, 12:30:55 »
Can you live with yourself
and the deed you have done

Hey Deenie, we don't want no suicides in the Room  :o ;D

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 2009-11-19, 00:28:25 »
??? 

I thought Sporadic was quite a nice word! ;D
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 2010-05-04, 11:18:41 »
Oh dear, oh dear... ::)
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 2010-05-04, 11:31:10 »
Oh dear, oh dear... ::)

Just don't reply Mad, that's all these fuckers want...

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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 2010-05-04, 11:33:15 »
Just don't reply Mad, that's all these fuckers want...

Tom

Nah, they want you to click on the links they post.  ;)

Luckily I'm clever enough to neglect that.  *horns*
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 2010-05-04, 11:37:09 »
Nah, they want you to click on the links they post.  ;)

Luckily I'm clever enough to neglect that.  *horns*

True, but there's another reason:

Nicky, just don't reply in direct context of what a spammer wrote, their posts are going to be deleted later on and then your posts sort of "hang in the air" a bit :P

See? ;)
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Re: 5 yr anniversary message
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 2010-05-04, 13:23:01 »
Just like my bongs  ;D

We're actually lucky here:  It's rare that we're spammed, and when, then Cap acts immediately  8)

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