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on Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:37 am

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Hello everyone,
With a heavy heart we announce the closure of Graphic Balloon.
We tried and we failed.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our community's life - thanks to our amazing staff team for their support and assistance.


Here are the details of the closure:
1. Graphic Request Zone close on Oct 7, 2016.
The requests posted before this date will be completed.

2. The forum will close on Nov 1, 2016.


Farewell. 

Takuya Kanbara
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on Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:46 am

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It is with a heavy heart to say that i am sad to see that this place is going to go. I mean it was fun while it lasted. Hell man i just really don't want to see this place go bye bye. But if its what you gotta do then ya gotta do it.




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on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:11 pm

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Sad I really liked this site. Sad to see it shut down.

skouliki
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on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:12 pm

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i dont think we failed in any way / in my opinion its too hard to keep a forum alive every month
too sad to see it closed

Rhino.Freak
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on Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:57 pm

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It was a fun journey! You made an amazing forum Mim! Smile sad that it will be closed but it's better to die out at will than slowly and becoming forgotten.
And in no way this was failed!



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on Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:22 pm

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Please don't. If you need more help, I would be happy to be of service to you all. I really want to keep this alive. I love the tutorials and the graphic school here. Please don't do this to me. I worked really hard on being active. Sad



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on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:17 pm

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@catlover wrote:Please don't. If you need more help, I would be happy to be of service to you all. I really want to keep this alive. I love the tutorials and the graphic school here. Please don't do this to me. I worked really hard on being active. Sad
Hello @catlover,
I am sorry, I really am!   To be honest, the idea of closing popped up a lot sooner. During the summer, as you all know, we went on a short break in hope of a new beginning after our return, but the expected big "boom" of activity just did not come. The shut down date, 01.11, was set a while ago, and since no significant change is noticeable in terms of sign ups - active members - posts - tutorials submitted - in any way, this bitter decision just had to be made.  

I know the past month you've been super active, and I'm grateful for it   , however you can see we are stuck.  You went through many of our topics and could see the lack of content, activity going on in them. I don't see future in what we have now and don't think we should invest more time into this project.  

I am not saying the topic, graphic design, is not a good choice for a forum community, but it should be interpreted and integrated into a forum concept differently than we did. Things just didn't work out for us.  If you have some ideas for a forum for people interested in this topic, give it a go! I had high hopes, but couldn't make it successful, wishing you better luck!    Or just spend that valuable time on improving your skills.  

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on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:19 pm

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By the way, I am glad at least our announcement of closure got some responses, haha. Very Happy 



Stay creative, wishing you the best, guys!

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on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:36 pm

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Okay. I understand. If you want...I could take over and try to get more prope on here. I'd be glad to. But it'd your coice. If hate to see such an amazing forum go.



skouliki
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on Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:08 pm

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i can write again !! are we back ?

skouliki
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on Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:26 am

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hello all

iam glad to see the forum open

@Admin are you considering to reopen the forum ?

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on Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:12 am

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@skouliki wrote:hello all

iam glad to see the forum open

@Admin are you considering to reopen the forum ?
Hello there,
I don't know. Very Happy Just got some e-mails about random people signing up and I got drawn back.

Sad news is, we lost the original corrected version of this mint skin and I couldn't fully restore it. t.t
So for now I have no real plan, outline of a comeback. Smile

skouliki
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on Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:50 am

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Iam sure you can fix a new theme in a sec.... I put some shadows to my theme in my test forum and i did one week to figure out where to put them or how lol

Ps..i will kerp an eye to the forum

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