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Does anyone have any info on Mina?

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I haven't seen any of her reviews on BGG in the last 3 months, and her last blog post in early Feb2017 mentioned a break due to health issues.

A BGG search doesn't show any recent posts, but looks like she still visits BGG (NO, I'm not stalking her, was just using BGG tools to see her activity).

I really miss her Reviews and all the great game images she posted in the reviews. Plus, my 2-player gameplay likes/dislikes seemed to line up with her reviews fairly closely...

Hoping she is doing OK, and definitely hoping she returns to her frequent game reviews!!!!!

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She still posts on Instagram fairly regularly.
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Now that you mention it, I haven't seen any new posts from Elizabeth1000 on the Board Gamer Girl blog either.
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boardgamemeltdown wrote:
She still posts on Instagram fairly regularly.


Where she links back to her BGG blog... No new reviews in 3+ months.

I was always amazed how many in-depth text reviews she posted (no sleep?),
maybe she's just taking a review vacation to recharge her batteries and do RL (non-BGG) things.
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NOBODY has any info? I honestly thought that her blog and reviews were very popular on BGG, and that somebody would have heard something...

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NOBODY has any info? I honestly thought that her blog and reviews were very popular on BGG, and that somebody would have heard something...


I too was hoping someone else would chime in with info. I don't want to bother her directly. I miss her weekly posts.
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That's a good question.
She does good reviews.
 
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She last logged two days ago so at least there's that.
 
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OgieGamer wrote:
NOBODY has any info? I honestly thought that her blog and reviews were very popular on BGG, and that somebody would have heard something...
I enjoy reading her stuff, but I'm not sure how that would translate into knowing what's going on in her personal life. Am I supposed to be stalking popular people on BGG?
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I enjoy reading her stuff, but I'm not sure how that would translate into knowing what's going on in her personal life. Am I supposed to be stalking popular people on BGG?


I think the idea is that other people may have picked up something in a snippet here or there that you may not have come across. Or they may have personal knowledge they can share.

It's a pretty common thing, I think. I may follow Critical Role, for example, but you may really follow it. So, something may be said in another outlet I don't follow that you picked up.

We see it all the time in threads about companies and such. It's always amazing to me how much people seem to know about the goings on of FFG or some other publisher. I just assume they are more plugged in than I am.

It's not "stalking" so much as just being plugged into a variety of outlets that might yield information.

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This is how I know i don't think like other people.

The op said she mentioned taking time off for health reasons. Then asks where is she?

Answer: taking time off for health reasons. Right in the op so I don't understand why ask this question.
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This is how I know i don't think like other people.

The op said she mentioned taking time off for health reasons. Then asks where is she?

Answer: taking time off for health reasons. Right in the op so I don't understand why ask this question.


It seems clear to me that the op is really expressing concern, and hoping that there's not a prolonged health problem.

It may be that someone would happen to recall that she said something about moving house, or taking on a new job or something else that would explain her absence.

I don't think it's odd to worry about someone, particularly when they've mentioned health concerns.
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Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?
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I wrote her a couple months ago to see if she was okay and she replied that, yes, she was okay but taking some time off for health reasons. She also said she's still active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?
Because a) I know exactly why he hasn't been posting on BGG and b) I prefer the improvement in the signal to noise ratio. His posts were mostly unintelligible to me.
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She's playing Yamatai with Steph:


https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/64380/gathering-part-2-20...
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Perrin2017 wrote:
This is how I know i don't think like other people.

The op said she mentioned taking time off for health reasons. Then asks where is she?

Answer: taking time off for health reasons. Right in the op so I don't understand why ask this question.


It seems clear to me that the op is really expressing concern, and hoping that there's not a prolonged health problem.

It may be that someone would happen to recall that she said something about moving house, or taking on a new job or something else that would explain her absence.

I don't think it's odd to worry about someone, particularly when they've mentioned health concerns.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. I'm concerned, and wanted to make sure everything is ok. I don't follow her blog so I didn't know her initial reasons for going off.
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Perrin2017 wrote:
This is how I know i don't think like other people.

The op said she mentioned taking time off for health reasons. Then asks where is she?

Answer: taking time off for health reasons. Right in the op so I don't understand why ask this question.


In my own defense: her last blog post in early February 2017 said taking a break for a week due to her health (sinus problems), and currently no blog posts for 3+ months. I was merely concerned (1) because she understated the health problem, and I was hoping it was not more serious (2) it was interesting that a prolific reviewer went radio-silent, esp. after mentioning a health issue and (3) I enjoy reading her reviews and missed them...

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We're not worried because we know why he's gone. But I do wonder how long the suspension was and if he's not coming back by choice...

Pete (thinks it's been a few months)
 
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killerjoe1962 wrote:
Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?

Because they are busy being worried about "GROGnads".
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killerjoe1962 wrote:
Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?


Because some of us are just happy that the unintelligible thread-crapper whose act got old years ago is just not around anymore. I thought he was mostly harmless but annoying, but then I read his attempts at "humor" that got him banned. Good riddance.
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Well, good to know she's doing fine. I followed her blog but didn't want to pester her, so this thread is a nice initiative, thanks OP and others for the news.

Of course, it would be nice to see her back, but only if it's something positive for her, not one more reason to stress.
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fifteenkeys wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:
Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?


Because some of us are just happy that the unintelligible thread-crapper whose act got old years ago is just not around anymore. I thought he was mostly harmless but annoying, but then I read his attempts at "humor" that got him banned. Good riddance.


Preach on brother!
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fifteenkeys wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:
Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?


Because some of us are just happy that the unintelligible thread-crapper whose act got old years ago is just not around anymore. I thought he was mostly harmless but annoying, but then I read his attempts at "humor" that got him banned. Good riddance.



I agree with the above post in a slightly less harsh manner.
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fifteenkeys wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:
Why is no one worried about "Grognard"!?


Because some of us are just happy that the unintelligible thread-crapper whose act got old years ago is just not around anymore. I thought he was mostly harmless but annoying, but then I read his attempts at "humor" that got him banned. Good riddance.


Eh, he was incomprehensible, but it became a BGG in-joke and honestly I miss him a teeny bit.

Trey (thinks Grognard's schtick is less tired and more humorous than Pete's)
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