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Carnie: I agree Brainking is a superb site. Its not about the site, its the people. GT can be hard to navigate. I hated it at first but the energy among the players is bountiful. Most of the players I play daily at GT are current BK players or past players. I like it for the card games and cribbage and the variants of hangman.
Carnie: I am on GT now as well (been there a week), but I wouldn't say I have moved there (They have Cribbage, and love that game lol)
By design, Brainking is by far a superior site (in my opinion), all options are on your left or right, and there are many options in your settings for changing things the way you want them to be. Goldtoken is just a mess, that needs a re-design, but it does what its there for, you play games, can have a chat, and it has lots of games brainking does not.
Sadly since Liquid left and Fencer lost interest brainking has lost its appeal. As Marshmud says, some things have got out of control, and only Fencer has the power to sort these things out. So if he is not about or doesn't have time they just go unchecked, people get fed up, and leave.......
There are things that I am sure wouldn't take too much to sort out or put right here, but we have had no new features or games to keep the interest going, BUT these things take time, and I suppose the interest in the first place to do it, and as Fencer said a few years back he has neither of these now......and pursues other interests.
It is his site, and if it falls apart no one but him can do anything about it.....a bit like having your car, if you do not keep it healthy and looked after, it to will fall apart.
It is a shame, and if Fencer was to show an interest again, I, for one, would be the first to get behind him
Living in hope.....
p.s. And if you do feel the urge Fencer, could we have a Like button for posts please, or a thumbs up / down, that would be cool
Carnie: I too have moved to GT. I'm here for my 20 years of play and the friends I made. In fact clandey, BGBedlam, Beach and I have a club called the BK gang, and we offer free two month memberships for free to new members. So if you want to check it out for 2 months, ask any of us. At BK I only help keep the team games going, but as support dwindles down that wont be in operation soon. No more Ponds. The tournament board spammed, now porn spam, no fun here, but my friends are priceless at BK except for Geomomo.
OMG...I was just wondering how many are paying customers from all the real oldies that started and registered up till end of 2002....I looked at the first 30 pages and there wouldnt be a dozen that are stil paid up members.....
I would like to thank "whathefuh4", (Mary Lou and Natasha), for the kind words. It certainly has been a pleasure playing with such wonderful people --- but the time has come to hang up the old finger. Time to hit the road. Take off the old cleats. Find a new strawberry patch; but while you can lead a horse to water, you can't make him lie on his back and float. So I'm almost just going to say it certainly has been a pleasure playing with such wonderful people.
Been thinking about playing left-handed under a different pseudonym. Something like "gazortinplatt" or something like that. ~~~say no more~~~ "Live long and prosper"
__chess__: I prefer my own solution, which is also fully automated - just input the game IDs and let the engine do the rest. By the way, if I had the same attitude (there are other game sites, why to create a new one?) 19 years ago, this site would not exist.
Furthermore, this is just a PoC (proof of concept) and there are endless possibilities to improve the former idea.
MadMonkey: Yeah, I thought it might be better to choose a game which I didn't lose. However, the video generator is quite CPU-consuming, so I don't think we would ever add something like "create a game video" functionality to BrainKing. Maybe as an external service in the future.