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pavchka story #136 @ May 19 2018

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pavchka Level 150 Broa Shadower
Hey guys/gals, what up? I got a Basil itch today.

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sunshine443 Level 56 Yellonde Assassin
Mod sighting! Everyone, find somewhere to hide!
May 19 2018
pavchka Level 150 Broa Shadower
Heh, don't worry. I don't think I carry the banhammer anymore.

EDIT: And even if I still had it, I wouldn't use it after such a long time of not posting and having no idea what's cookin'.
May 20 2018
meiguihua Level 160 Windia I/L Arch Mage
@pavchka: It's because basil became a dead/inactive site, partially because Mr. B like never logs on and everyone is doing other stuff.
May 20 2018
sunshine443 Level 56 Yellonde Assassin
@meiguihua:
@pavchka:

Real talk, the reasons seem pretty straightforward to me.

- Confusing UI and navigation
- Boring site graphics/design
- Bugs galore when posting or creating threads
- Email verification wiping out long-standing accounts
- Outdated restrictions (double posting, etc.) that don't work with a smaller user-base
- No MrBasil or mod sightings in 8 months

What basil had over sites like Reddit was the layout, graphics, and UI. It was a charming site, and easy to use. Avatars being our maple characters was a unique thing, as was the general day-to-day feel.

But it's completely reversed now. The only remaining pull for me is the avatars. And the nostalgia, of course.

Even bare-bones and soulless Reddit of all sites is more user-friendly. I attribute many of these failings to MrBasil's decision-making over the years. And now he looks to have abandoned us for good.
May 20 2018

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