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Whatever floats your boat...

The Day BlancheNoE saved the Ark from a slow decomission and she did not even know about it.

I figure this probably won't be seen by anyone... unless I push it out through the mail system... but I was thinking about in a year period no longer paying for the Ark.  It seems that some folks have moved on, some folks are not getting along, some folks grew up, and some folks are smarter than the guy keeping a candle lit. 

My plan was to send out notification to everyone that the Ark has a  year,  I've actually been practicing with AI software to convert and upscale old videos to modern formats and resolution.  I was planning to ask anyone who  wanted their videos (not on vimeo or youtube) saved before the Ark goes dark.  I would pull them down and offer the service of running them through AI enhancement (gratis) and I would provide the original and upgraded saves to them so that no one loses their stuff as the result of the Ark being  taken down  (something some folks already experienced when LV went down.)  

So I decided to go grab my favorite video of Blanch with her balloons, and AI enhance it, as a test example showing the AI enhancement possibility.   Then I saw it.   The glorious comments.   I had not planned for the loss of the fantastic and entertaining interactions.   So I guess we will give this old boat a bit more time adrift on the water.   I may push this message  out there in the mail system yet.  I am curious to see if it is that tree in a forest no one saw fell.  If anyone has ideas about those comments, let me know.   I might suggest folks go screen shot some that they find particularly entertaining.

I so hope that everyone is enjoying the best of health and the grooviest things in life.    Captian out.

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Comment by BlancheNoE on November 17, 2022 at 8:40am

Oh Captain, my Captain. Love you man, hope you are well, Covid ate my health, all extra time is in doc offices or recovery of some kind, still happy, got my Pen,family, friends and memories. I support you in whatever you need to do. Wish I had a good idea. We were so lucky to experience the platform in it's youth when it could still be a nice, safe friendly place. I'm still totally willing to throw in again (cash), if you stumble upon a solution/platform.

Please hit me up.

Comment by NatureJunkie on December 9, 2022 at 2:27pm

Chig, like Blanche, I will also happily throw some cash your way. I'm grateful for all the years you've been keeping this little boat afloat. Also, I'd love to have my old ning Ark videos, and even though you've offered to convert them gratis, I know that's gotta be time consuming and I'm happy to reimburse you for that, too. I've been thinking a lot about all the various social media platforms lately and how disappointing and dissatisfying they are. None of them ever brought me the joy, fun, and friends that the LV/VH/Ark did from those early days.

Comment by ThatGirl on December 17, 2022 at 12:25am

cant say too much RN...not sure what I need to do but will be back. I can help monetarily in anyway. this place has become an archive for the dive into the abyss from the highest heights we were all at..

I still believe in ALL of you wherever you all Are

Comment by Trimaddog on February 3, 2023 at 2:08pm

Let me know if you need any $$assistance as well. I can help some! I do not visit often enough and I probably need to post more, but I appreciate being able to pop in and at least some of the old LV crew. peace and love to all, especially our Captain!

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