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Hello again Tentaclers!

This notice is just a reminder that Tentacl will be shutting down on December 1, 2014. In case you missed the first notice and the subsequent discussion thread, here is a link to that thread. And speaking of that thread, below are some responses to the most common questions we've seen posted as well as some questions we got in tickets. We hope these answers address most of your concerns about Tentacl's closure.

Again, we thank you for being part of this unique and wonderful community, and wish you all success and joy in all your tentacular adventures! We'll be locking this thread as there is already an ongoing discussion thread, but please feel free to post in the original thread any thoughts and feedback you wish to share.

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Can you wait for a bit longer before shutting Tentacl down?
Unfortunately, no - Tentacl is still shutting down on Dec. 1st, 2014. We know that some of you are upset by this, and are sorry to hear this makes you sad. We don't want anyone to be sad, but keeping Tentacl open is not, at present, an option for us.

Has there been any consideration of maybe donating the site to the Tentacl community itself?
As we may, in the future, re-open Tentacl or re-use some of the avatars or items in various projects, we can not donate the rights to keep Tentacl or its content to the Tentacl community or its members.

Any chance we can get an email update if you decide to bring Tentacl back online?
Yes, if we do decide to bring Tentacl back online, we'll email members with that news.

Can you guys create some way for us to save our RP logs? At least before it shut down?
Sorry, but we don't have an easy way to offer this feature to you.

Is it possible to credit the gold and gems we've acquired on this site to our Gaia accounts?
Unfortunately, we cannot exchange one site's currency for that in another site - sorry, this just isn't possible. That said, as we mentioned before, if you want gems and coins for Tentacl to build some avatars before it closes, please contact us through our Help Center and ask - we'll be happy to give you a bunch of them!

Can we get a commemorative item for our avatars on Gaia?
Great suggestion - we'll see what we can do about this!

What do you think of our petition - are you laughing at it?
No, we are not laughing at your petition. Actually, we think its inspired- we love that some of you are so devoted to Tentacl that you created a petition to try and keep the site afloat. We love your passion for the community you have created, and hope you find ways to keep in touch with the close friends you've made here.

So why IS Tentacl really shutting down?!
As we mentioned in the first announcement, Tentacl never gained tractionwith enough people to make it a sustainable product. Tentacl has a dedicated core of fans to be sure, but the truth is that it is a limited group of core users.

While we understand that it takes time to grow a large community online, typically they grow much faster than Tentacl was growing. Site usage has been low for months, despite increased advertising and locations where ads were shown, creating a friend referral system, etc. Tentacl
simply didn't take off.

Because we adore the small but dedicated core group of Tentaclers, we've kept Tentacl open for a few months now in the hopes that community growth it would take off and thrive. We love Tentacl, and we wanted it to flourish. Sadly, it hasn't and after a point, we've had to make the tough decision to close it down.
 

Entertainment

Some of us know that Robin Williams has left our world, but like his wife said, lets remember the happiness that he shared in our hearts and homes, and how he made us all laugh. So in memory lets tell about what our favorite memories of him were. I myself thought he was the best as the genie in Aladdin But he also won me over as my favorite president Theodore Roosevelt in the night in the museum, and don't forget popeye! :D
 

Beauty & Fashion



I love this video! The style is too cute and surprisingly sexy. Not gonna lie, this video opened my eyes to the possibilities of plus sized stylishness, there's hope for me yet :')
 

Everything Else

Based on what you've seen in horror movies, say what you would think to the person above you based entirely on their avatars. Would they die? How would they die? Would they survive? What would be their personality? What horror film character archetype would they fill? Use your imagination, have fun with it. :D
 

Ask Tentacl

Just what to know what people do in their spare time.

My hobbies consist of; drawing, watching anime, reading comics, reading manga, jewellery making, video gaming, tabletop, cosplaying, armour making and LARP (live action roleplay)
 

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Foodies



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High IQs Only

Stumbled across this interesting article and thought I'd share.

Our dependence on digital devices may affect sleep and memory

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, parents and teachers have voiced concerns that a technology-rich lifestyle is doing youngsters harm. Research on this question is still in its infancy, but other branches of study can give us a clue to what we are likely to find. Studies on stress, sleep and memory suggest how modern technology might influence our brains and behaviour.

Read the entire article here.

I find it interesting that the breakdown they use to explain the problem is aligned with the technical world--"working memory" vs "short term memory", etc. That said, how fascinating that our use of devices might induce a stress response and ultimately lead to far more problems than they solve.

Makes one wonder if computers might in fact lead to our devolution.
 
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