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Post  FloraFaby2007 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:13 am

Hi everybody! Very Happy


I'm sure this is gonna get long. Veeeery long.

But please, read it.

I really care about what I'm about to write, and I hope to reach you somehow.


Anyway! First things first, I don't know if this is the right place to post such a topic, I sincerely apologize to the mods if I got the wrong one. I also apologize to any readers - don't know if I'll actually get many- for any typos; although I'm able to speak English, it is not my native language and I might make some mistakes without realizing it. >.<

I created this topic to say a huge THANK YOU to all the people contribuiting to it and allowing its existance. I'll explain myself better in the next rows,so please just stay with me for a few minutes more, I know it's long but I really would like this message to be read by as many users as possible. Smile




I'm an Italian girl, 16 years old [yeahhh I'm an old lady ahaha] , my name is Fabiola. Aaaand I kind of suck at introductions as you may or may not have guessed xD


I want to start this wall of text from a seemingly silly thing - but maybe not so much, as it can introduce us quite smoothly to my point. My username here is the one I used in the old official Winx forum. As you can imagine reading "FloraFaby2007", my favourite Winx was Flora and yeah, I signed up in the old forum 9 years ago. That's nearly a decade! And I actively used that forum up to 2012/13 I think.

That place was my home: I have always been a bit shy in real life - mostly because there were really few people that shared my interests - but there I had found a lot of girls that did share them. Girls I could talk to and play with.. there were many little users that when I wrote "Code Lyoko" understood immediatly what I was talking about, and gave me the chance to chat and confront my opinion on stuff that nobody liked in my real life.

Moreover, 2007 means that I had learnt how to read only 2 years before, and I'm pretty sure I made an endless list of horrible typos [and probably I wrote a lot of weird stuff, 7-years-old me was never the super-polite kind xD], yet I always felt welcomed and nobody excluded or grounded me for it, just as I tried not to judge others and just enjoy my stay.

Just a random fact: I loved the "Gdr Dimension" section, and honestly in my whole life after the shutting down on the official forum I was neverable to find a role-playing site that gave me all the happiness that forum gave me. I always feel a bit "off", as I know that the users in the sites I now use will judge my role-playing and, if I make a mistake or I'm not "long enough", even scold me. Instead, in that ol' good forum I felt safe; I knew that if I had to be offline for a while I could just ask for a recap, and if I did anything wrong they would just gently make me notice and say "hey, no problem, let's re-do this part! C: ", as most of the users were children like me that made the same mistakes.

I'm not saying it was perfect tho! It was quite the opposite, at least in the Italian part [heh, I always liked English but at 7 I could barely say "hi" so don't blame me xD]. Some sections were a mess, and the "minimods" weren't always as equal as they should have been. Not to mention the total absence of the adult mods, that were online one or two hours a month.
But still, it was a happy mess and I liked it.


"But well, what does all of this have to do with this site!?" - you'll ask.
[Just read a little more, I'm getting to it, it's my Italian teacher's fault I swear xD]

Well, as you know that forum shutted down a few years ago. It's been 2 years now I think? Kind of lost track honestly.
I discovered it a few months after the shutting down [as I said, I stopped logging in daily in 2013 but I still logget to say "hi" to old friends and see how it was going]. A really bad hit: I had friends there, thousands of hour invested in role-playing and reading random stories written by girls just like me that were all sent back to zero... clearly because that forum, differently from a YouTube Channel or a Facebook page, didn't make much money profit... besides cheering a few girls, which nowadays little-to-no people care about. And keeping it online probably costed a lot of money, as as far as I know the subscriber number was HUGE.

Today, 12 July 2016, at 02.10 AM, I felt a bit nostalgic and went to see if, for some reason, the forum was back.

It wasn't.

But messing around I found this one, that is just so similar that if only I was 7 again I'm sure I would have believed this was the original. No one is going to give me my old friends back, but seeing that someone has had the courage to start a new one from scratch really cheers me up. Today wasn't a really good day, and this made me feel so much better!
The Italian Gdr Dimesion section is empty, but seeing that some people have been able to recreate what the Rainbow company has destroyed because of money really filled me with hope. I don't even know if you creators have any connection with Rainbow , or how long this site has been online. The only thing I care about is that you, the creators, were able to give rebirth to something that was really important to me and you, the community, are giving life to it and and warmed my heart.
[...Well, here it's frigging 37°C so not much to warm, but you get the point right? xD].

I deeply wish you all the best for everything, and I'm really -----EXCITED! [Someone gets the quote? Anyone...? xD] to see that you are trying to bring back the Winx Adventure game! It's like seeing my childhood coming back again. It's a really good feeling, and I wanted to share it with enyone who, somehow, helps and supports the site.
And clearly with the creators, who I'm sure are awesome people just as this site is.

I don't really plan on staying here - as a 16-years-old akward teenager, I lost interest in the Winx world, and I'm always uber-afraid to make some ridiculous mistake when I write in a language that is not my native one. But still, I really want to make you know that what you are doing - this site, the game, all the effort I'm sure it takes to make all of this work - it is not useless. It can actually make people happy, and I hope you will continue to do so as long as possible.

Ah, I nearly forgot! If you need any help with Italian - idk, translating something in the site maybe? - I'm absolutely up to it. Feel free to ask me, really.  Very Happy



So, as I said before, again.
THANK YOU. Smile


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Post  30910 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:27 pm

Hi! ciao_ciao
So I just read this entire thing and let me tell you it was worth it!, I related to so many of things you wrote, about feeling like this is bringing back my childhood, wanting to thank each and every person for this, all that!
@Juleic1123 created this site just after the oficial shut down and if felt like a "rescue" to soo much people and I am so glad you took the initiative and time to write all of this just to say thank you! Very Happy :floraWinx:

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Post  Musa_Eyre on Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:33 pm

Hello, Fabiola! (Can I call you Fab or Iola for short? Or something?) Welcome to the forum! I'm Musa, & on the smae year I actually found out what a 'forum' was (Yeah, I was pretty dumb back then), they had to close the forums within 3-4 months of me finding the forum.

So, yes. This was quite nostalgic when I found out about it in 2014. & I guess most of us want to say "Thank you" to Juleic as well. I do, but I haven't. (Yeesh, Musa. Hop to it!) Anyways, hope you enjoy your stay here! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask one of the admins (their names will be in a red-brown colour) or the mods (name in orange <like mine>).

Cheers,
Musa.

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Post  FloraFaby2007 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:33 pm

@30910
Hi, nice to meet you! ^_^
I'm happy that I was able to reach you, and that you actually read all that text ahaha xD

@Musa_Eyre
Hi Musa, nice to meet you! ^_^
Hmm sure! Short names here in Italy usually end with a vowel, so most of my friends call me Faby [read "fah-bee"] but Fab is great as well! Very Happy
I'll be sure to keep it in mind if I'll need any help ^_^
Well as I said in the first post I don't know if 'll actually stay for long - the thing I used the most in the old forum was the Gdr section, and although I'd totally love to do it here I'm a bit scared of the language barrier - but I really wanted to thank you all for the feels you gave me when entering this forum for the first time. I only wish I had knew of its existance just after the old forum's closing, maybe I could have invited some of my old friends. Sad
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Post  juleic1123 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:29 pm

Hi! Welcome! Thank you so much for your text, I am so, but so emotional right now. Laughing Smile I just loved the forum, winx adventure, web avatar too much to see all of that going down. We don't really know Rainbow reasons, they didn't told us... I just hope, like, really hope ( Laughing ) it wasn't because of money, because that would be really selfish... Sad
I am doing this for free and just because I want it. I want everything to be like before. Of course people changed and grown up, but I want to see a community like I saw on the official website and forum. And it makes me so happy to see everything and everyone doing that. Very Happy

Sorry for my english mistakes too, I am on my phone. mrgreen

About the italian translation: Maybe, we're currently translating to several languages, but I really need to rest after that. I am even eating on my room just to open the website in spanish, portuguese, russian and french. Laughing

Oh and... hope you find and meet many new friends (:

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Post  thedoniee on Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:33 am

Hi Faby! I just read all of the text and the first thing. Id like to tell you is that youre not an oldie. I joined the winxclub official website before they even had a forum and Im 21 now. :lol

Im glad this forum makes you happy as it does to so many of us. Its all thanks to Juleic and Mathias. It wasnt like this since the beginning tho but theyve worked really really hard and theyre still working to make the forum better and better.

I wish you knew about the site before as well and maybe you can still spend some time here? You dont have to still be interested in winx to be here. I only use it to talk to my friends and be silly about mostly food. Laughing

Dont let the language barrier stop you from starting something again. I mean when you were 7 you said you barely knew how to say "hi how are you" and looking at your English now, I have to say its really really impressive how far youve come.

Ive never roleplayed in my life and have no idea how its done, but I know a lot of people love it here and Im sure youll be able to find ones that are like the ones in the old forums. Everyone is so kind here. ^_^

It sucks that the official forum got deleted tho. It was only closed because youtube and facebook were gaining more subscribers/followers and forum started deserting so they didnt want to spend the money but more not spend energy to it. Its really sad but yeah u fortunately I dont think itll ever be back.

Anyways, its really nice to meet you and I hope to talk to you some more and get to know you. ^^
You can call me Don and Im usually in Chatta in my topic or every other topic that exists there. Laughing

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Post  Musa_Eyre on Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:44 am

@FloraFaby2007 wrote:@30910
Hi, nice to meet you! ^_^
I'm happy that I was able to reach you, and that you actually read all that text ahaha xD

@Musa_Eyre
Hi Musa, nice to meet you! ^_^
Hmm sure! Short names here in Italy usually end with a vowel, so most of my friends call me Faby [read "fah-bee"] but Fab is great as well! Very Happy
I'll be sure to keep it in mind if I'll need any help ^_^
Well as I said in the first post I don't know if 'll actually stay for long - the thing I used the most in the old forum was the Gdr section, and although I'd totally love to do it here I'm a bit scared of the language barrier - but I really wanted to thank you all for the feels you gave me when entering this forum for the first time. I only wish I had knew of its existance just after the old forum's closing, maybe I could have invited some of my old friends. Sad

Faby will do. Smile If you're not comfortable with using English all the time, the Italian Forum is available too!

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Post  FloraFaby2007 on Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:13 pm

@juleic1123
Hi! ^_^
I'm realy happy I was somehow able to reach you. Smile
This is really admirable of you. I really hope that all what you've done for this site will pay you back one day. Smile
Okay!

@thedoniee
Hi Don, nice to meet you! ^_^
Whoah, 21 is a lot! xD
That's really kind of you to say! Yeah I think that probably I'll give it a shot Smile

@ Musa_Eyre and juleic1123
Yeah, I had seen it but it didn't seem as there were many people. Also the Gdr section is empty sadly.. I'll surely look around a bit there as well tho, thank you. Smile
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