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Where have they gone??

happycats
February 10th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Has anyone heard from Glasslass? she didn't even respond to her birthday post back in November:shrug: What about Shamrock?
Have I missed any other missing members?

It's sad when members just disappear? I always wonder if they are okay, and just moved on (at least that's what I hope).

rainbow
February 10th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I feel the same way and wonder where they are. Mummummum is definitely missed as well. I also miss Ontario Greys as her posts were always very informative.

SnowDancer
February 11th, 2008, 11:25 AM
I agree - many of the long time posters have disappeared. The posters' mentioned certainly as well as others. The "flavour" of the board has changed I have found.

clm
February 11th, 2008, 11:41 AM
I agree - many of the long time posters have disappeared. The posters' mentioned certainly as well as others. The "flavour" of the board has changed I have found.

So if you had to put your finger on it (the "flavour" change)....what would you say has changed so much that they'd want to move on? I haven't been here as long as some of you, any idea's what it might be?

clm

Frenchy
February 11th, 2008, 11:45 AM
So if you had to put your finger on it (the "flavour" change)....what would you say has changed so much that they'd want to move on? I haven't been here as long as some of you, any idea's what it might be?

clm

I don't know about snowdancer but IMO : weeks ago we kept getting new members who only came here to ask about BYB breeding questions..... and I find that some of the new members are not as concern as we are about our pets. :shrug: that was my opinion.

clm
February 11th, 2008, 11:57 AM
It's too bad, I miss a lot of them. I agree lots of byb'ers for a while and a few others. Good thing is you don't have to talk to the people who bother you, but sometimes it's so hard to not get caught up in it.

Cindy

Love4himies
February 12th, 2008, 07:07 AM
I was thinking about Shamrock not too long ago wondering what happened to her. She hasn't been around for a long time.

Ford Girl
February 12th, 2008, 01:27 PM
I was wondering about...Angeldog...was that her name? When I first joined she had a dog that had bitten family members, she was working on it...and also, the lady with all the goldens and labs, 5 I think...I forget her name.

I forgot to keep checking the Mx3 thread, did anyone ever find anything out?

Frenchy
February 12th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I was wondering about...Angeldog...was that her name? When I first joined she had a dog that had bitten family members, she was working on it..
and also, the lady with all the goldens and labs, 5 I think...I forget her name.

I forgot to keep checking the Mx3 thread, did anyone ever find anything out?

Angeldog is a he , posted not long ago , don't remember which thread
Goldens .. I think it was Furbabysmom ?
No updates on M3X :sad:

jiorji
February 12th, 2008, 08:10 PM
umm....there's another forum......

SnowDancer
February 13th, 2008, 10:51 AM
jiorgi - there being another forum is something that I am pretty sure of. Quite a few of the frequent posters disappeared around the same time.

Ford Girl
February 13th, 2008, 04:34 PM
umm....there's another forum......

No way, really? ha! What other forum?

Angeldog is a he , posted not long ago , don't remember which thread
Goldens .. I think it was Furbabysmom ?
No updates on M3X :sad:

Oh, ok, thanks...he was posting frequently when I first started loggin on.

jiorgi - there being another forum is something that I am pretty sure of. Quite a few of the frequent posters disappeared around the same time.

Why? Does anyone know why there was a bunch gone at the same time? From what I can tell, within limits, we are free to speak our minds on here, we all go off on tangents, wonder if we shold have said that...etc...Or am I missing something?

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 05:42 PM
there was a huge clique. When their "leader" left...they all followed...


and that's the end of that. If those people would've wanted to keep in touch, they would've. Good riddance

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 05:53 PM
there was a huge clique. When their "leader" left...they all followed...


and that's the end of that. If those people would've wanted to keep in touch, they would've. Good riddance

LOL, nothing like speaking you mind:laughing:

Yes many people left for another forum, I don't know why (I'm never in the know:o ) but there was some bickering:shrug: That forum was actually created after another big hoopla happened over here.......strange thing is, many of the recent joiners, were the ones having problems with the ones who originally created that forum!

I don't believe Glasslass or Shamrock went there though.

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 06:12 PM
LOL, nothing like speaking you mind:laughing:


well it's true. I think the board has been calmer since those people left. They might even be lurking. :evil: mehh

rainbow
February 13th, 2008, 07:02 PM
I heard through the grapevine that there is bickering over there now. :rolleyes:

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 07:08 PM
I heard through the grapevine that there is bickering over there now. :rolleyes:

There is ? :laughing:

Kristin7
February 13th, 2008, 08:30 PM
:laughing: I kinda thought that was the case... this forum has been clique-y, that is true. I say, good riddance as well. I am staying. I like the format and the general views (pro-spay/neuter, etc). I've been to other forums and in fact have recognized others from this one, but haven't felt compelled to post in those forums. I don't expect us all to agree, and that is fine. Most of us, I feel, share similar views toward our pets or we wouldn't be here to begin with. Pets.ca rocks! I'm addicted... :D For those who don't agree, I hope can be converted.... we can at least try, right?

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 08:34 PM
For those who don't agree,

can just go to the other forum :laughing:

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 08:35 PM
this was the first forum I ever joined.....I was a forum virgin....I had no idea what BYB, LMAO, BC, GSD, LOL, BMD, CLD was :o You always love your first the best!!:lovestruck:

I always wondered why some peoples dots were green and some were grey?!! And I thought an avatar was something you asked for when you wanted you driveway paved.

wdawson
February 13th, 2008, 08:38 PM
i wanna see the cat fights in "THE" other forum:laughing:

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 08:40 PM
i wanna see the cat fights in "THE" other forum:laughing:

We could stage one here for you if you like :laughing:

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 08:44 PM
SHUT UP FRENCHY!!:mad: YOU CRAZY MOUSE HATING LADY:evil:

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 08:45 PM
i wanna see the cat fights in "THE" other forum:laughing:

but it's only through the computer....there's no actual girls in mud or anything :rolleyes::laughing::laughing: so i don't know...you might want to reconsider before you get a headache

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 08:47 PM
SHUT UP FRENCHY!!:mad: YOU CRAZY MOUSE HATING LADY:evil:

Let's start this thing http://bestsmileys.com/hitting/3.gif

:laughing:

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
SHUT UP FRENCHY!!:mad: YOU CRAZY MOUSE HATING LADY:evil:

yeah eh?? what;s up with that?? we're a rodent loving board:D



speaking of...it's funny how one of THOSE people came back a while ago and then stopped posting again. :rolleyes::laughing: "yeah i've been too busy to post" riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight:cool:

Kristin7
February 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
this was my first forum joined too!!! I'm still not sure what all those acronyms mean, i have a hard enough time remembering all my work related ones (there are waaaay too many, thanks to corporate america :yuck:). ok, ready for a cat fight... meowwww!!! :D

Kristin7
February 13th, 2008, 08:53 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm......... rodents!! :cat:

wdawson
February 13th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Let's start this thing http://bestsmileys.com/hitting/3.gif

:laughing:



yee haw.....http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/5.gif let the fur fly.

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 08:55 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm......... rodents!! :cat:

cat's raw diet :thumbs up :laughing:

There is a sticky somewhere with all the lmao , lol etc , explanations.

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 08:57 PM
yee haw.....http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/5.gif let the fur fly.

WD , later on that night ..... http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/4.gif

duttypaws
February 13th, 2008, 08:59 PM
lol this is funny... its cheered up my grumpy mood....

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM
lol this is funny... its cheered up my grumpy mood....

You should come over to the TJT :thumbs up

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Let's start this thing http://bestsmileys.com/hitting/3.gif

:laughing:


Oh yeah, take this... http://smilys.net/smiley_freaks/fart.gif ]

wdawson
February 13th, 2008, 09:02 PM
or.....http://bestsmileys.com/eyes/8.gif...:laughing:

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Okay you can just take this toohttp://smilys.net/smiley_freaks/uglyhammer.gif

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:13 PM
LA LA http://www.pic4ever.com/images/2.gif

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/2uge4p4.gifOh yeah, we're supposed to be fighting.....off with your head!!



http://www.pic4ever.com/images/snoozer_08.gif

Frenchy
February 13th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Try to top this you guys http://bestsmileys.com/violent/15.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/violent/20.gif

:mwaha:

:laughing:

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 09:17 PM
http://www.pic4ever.com/images/2uge4p4.gif




OMG!!!
that is the CUTEST emot ever!!!:cloud9:

oh wait....

you suck!!!:mad::laughing::laughing:

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM
OMG!!!
that is the CUTEST emot ever!!!:cloud9:

oh wait....

you suck!!!:mad::laughing::laughing:]

You suck more....I cast vodoo spell on you!! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/hexer.gif


then we dance.... http://www.pic4ever.com/images/127fs4522738.gif

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Here's one for Frenchy! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/nudie.gif

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 09:25 PM
then we dance.... http://www.pic4ever.com/images/127fs4522738.gif

HAHAHHA those are too funny!

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:27 PM
This ones cute.http://www.pic4ever.com/images/5yjbztv.gif

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:29 PM
OMG a dancing pooo!! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/banana_smiley_48.gif

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 09:33 PM
i wonder if Peanut has dancing poo cos some of them always end up outside the box :frustrated:





i like this one ---->http://www.pic4ever.com/images/127fs4585254.gif

this one looks like me http://www.pic4ever.com/images/hippie4.gif

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:36 PM
i wonder if Peanut has dancing poo cos some of them always end up outside the box :frustrated:





i like this one ---->http://www.pic4ever.com/images/127fs4585254.gif

hehehe that ones cute!

Does this look like a little piggy?

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/1304.gif

jiorji
February 13th, 2008, 09:38 PM
hahahah that is a HAMSTER!! not a pig :laughing::laughing:

happycats
February 13th, 2008, 09:40 PM
hahahah that is a HAMSTER!! not a pig :laughing::laughing:
Sorry :o he's cute though!!

hazelrunpack
February 13th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Oh...so sorry...didn't mean to intrude... :eek:

*backs slowly out of thread*




:laughing:

You guys are :crazy:ier than ol' hazel!

:laughing:

14+kitties
February 13th, 2008, 10:17 PM
:D
You guys are :crazy:ier than ol' hazel!

:laughing:

Now how is that possible?????? :p :D

rainbow
February 14th, 2008, 12:55 AM
yee haw.....http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/5.gif let the fur fly.

:laugh::laugh: You're too funny, Wayne. :laughing:



Try to top this you guys http://bestsmileys.com/violent/15.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/violent/20.gif

:mwaha:

:laughing:


http://bestsmileys.com/violent/12.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/violent/22.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/violent/18.gif


:laughing:

BeagleMum
February 14th, 2008, 09:17 AM
I think you would all be surprised to see how many people are active posters on both sites at the same time.

happycats
February 14th, 2008, 09:21 AM
It's Valentines day, we have to be nice to eachother today!!
http://www.pic4ever.com/images/wubpink.gif
http://www.pic4ever.com/images/loveshower.gif

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/jealous.gif

Melinda
February 14th, 2008, 09:38 AM
I do I do *L* I post both places, and as for the cat fight, there really wasn't one (a dog scuffle maybe:crazy:) *L*, but it's been cleared up. I like when everyone gets along like in here.

want4rain
February 14th, 2008, 09:59 AM
pets.ca has been *very* cliquey....



but thats never ever made me feel unwelcome because im not IN the clique. i know im too busy to keep up with everything but i dont feel UNCOOL or alienated because of it. :laughing:i just dont have the head to keep up with the TJT, thats all. :) no one holds that against me.

-ash

meg4050
February 14th, 2008, 11:16 AM
but thats never ever made me feel unwelcome because im not IN the clique. i know im too busy to keep up with everything but i dont feel UNCOOL or alienated because of it. :laughing:i just dont have the head to keep up with the TJT, thats all. :) no one holds that against me.

-ash

I completely agree! With school I haven't been able to post as often as I did in the summer when I joined, but it's amazing how welcoming everyone is and the advice I've gotten and how members remember little things about you even though you haven't been here in a while! I've learned so much since joining this forum and I can't thank everyone enough! :)

Frenchy
February 14th, 2008, 11:36 AM
It's Valentines day, we have to be nice to eachother today!!


Noooooooo, being nice to people gives me convulsions :evil: :cool:

:laughing:

happycats
February 14th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Noooooooo, being nice to people gives me convulsions :evil: :cool:


:laughing:


Fine, You asked for it!!http://www.pic4ever.com/images/pillowfight.gif

breeze
February 14th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Fine, You asked for it!!http://www.pic4ever.com/images/pillowfight.gif


now thats the kinda fights I like


pillow fights :thumbs up

Love4himies
February 14th, 2008, 07:25 PM
This is my first forum ever too and I find it clique, but doesn't matter to me, I like the people, I learn from the members and they are HILARIOUS. Sometimes I just need a good laugh.

Has anybody heard the outcome of the legal battle between a lady and her ex room mate. Did she get the dog back? Last I heard they were suppose to go back to court.

Ford Girl
February 14th, 2008, 09:10 PM
cliquey? :shrug: Either I am completely out of the loop or I am part of the clique :laughing: ...either way, I like it here. :thumbs up

I truly feel, if we all had the same opinions we would never learn anything or have anything to talk about... :shrug: Why would we ask questions if we all knew the same thing.

I had no idea anything was up, this is my first board too.

Funny thing - DH just joined a ford board and he started to tell me about this forum thingy where he can post and reply and put pictures up, talking about this guy and that truck...:laughing: :laughing: I was like...duh? :laughing: Thats what a forum is, hello...pets.ca...the site I always tell you about!!

I don't have any funny icons to put in, all the emoticons on my 4x4 board are dirty...I'd be banned and have to go find another board...:sad:

Let me know when you are done fighting so we can go grab a drink!!! :clown: :D

Frenchy
February 14th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Let me know when you are done fighting so we can go grab a drink!!! :clown: :D

http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/10.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/4.gif

chico2
February 15th, 2008, 07:24 AM
You guys are definetly a bithttp://bestsmileys.com/kao/4.gifbut I still like you all(a little:laughing:)I think I'll stick around..

joeysmama
February 15th, 2008, 07:34 AM
I don't post much but I try to read almost every day and have learned so much from all of you !! Everyone is always pleasant and when I have the time to get involved I enjoy myself. If I had more time and got involved in the TJT my family would wonder what in the world happened to me. LOL I might never get off the computer. That's a fun :crazy: group !!

But I just wanted to say thank you for being so responsive and gracious when I have a problem or question. Like when you all reassured me after Cooper's distemper shot when I was being a crazy mommy. And Frenchy reminded me that Cooper still loved me !! I was feeling a wee bit insecure that day !!;)

Frenchy
February 15th, 2008, 08:54 PM
And Frenchy reminded me that Cooper still loved me !! I was feeling a wee bit insecure that day !!;)

:laughing: I'm glad we could help , but you know , Cooper will ALWAYS love you ! No matter what ... that is why there's more dogs than people at my house :D

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Love4Himis- I think she got her dog back... hopefully nothing bad happened after that, the ex-roomie guy sounded psycho. :fingerscr I haven't seen her post since.

Love4himies
February 16th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Thanks Kristin.

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 07:48 PM
ok, this might sound dumb, but whenever I read the title of this thread, I think of this song:

Simon and Garfunkel
Mrs. Robinson

And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)

We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files
We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home

And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)

Hide it in a hiding place where no one ever goes
Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes
It's a little secret, just the Robinsons' affair
Most of all, you've got to hide it from the kids

Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mrs Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)

Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
Going to the candidates debate
Laugh about it, shout about it
When you've got to choose
Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo)
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson
Joltin' Joe has left and gone away
(Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)

jiorji
February 16th, 2008, 07:52 PM
ok, this might sound dumb, but whenever I read the title of this thread, I think of this song:

Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics
Mrs. Robinson


?!??!?!? :laughing:

improperly credited , although i'm sure they made a version too:rolleyes::laughing:

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Yes, they did, it was quite popular. What was the original? please pardon my ignorance!!! i just kept having that tune pop into my head so had to post it.

wdawson
February 16th, 2008, 08:18 PM
who really gives a :censored:..really :shrug:

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Ok, I looked it up, its from Bookends, 1968, written by Paul Simon, first performed by Simon and Garfunkel (Ok, I am not so young). Others performed their own versions, but this seems to be the original. For other versions, refer to Frank Sinatra and the Beatles.

breeze
February 16th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Kristen I just asked mike he said that is it an origianal from Simon and Garfunkel :thumbs up:thumbs up

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM
thanks breeze, although I didn't realize how many versions there were out there (including bon jovi :)) wdawson, sorry if you are somehow offended, I have just had this tune stuck in my head for days! :shrug:

breeze
February 16th, 2008, 08:45 PM
I only know "of" the song I never know who did them.. thats why I always ask mike he loves his music.. for me it is just noise and company :D

Kristin7
February 16th, 2008, 09:01 PM
I'm not great with songs either, but one of my former roommates played their greatest hits album over and over and over, when her and one of her boyfriends broke up. :o

joeysmama
February 16th, 2008, 09:48 PM
I'm sad to admit that I know this because I am OLD enough to remember when it was a hit. It was indeed Simon and Garfunkel who made this a hit. But in my defense, I was just a kid and the album actually belonged to my teenaged brother. (But I'm old enough to be using the word "album" which makes my kids laugh at me.:o)

breeze
February 16th, 2008, 09:50 PM
I'm sad to admit that I know this because I am OLD enough to remember when it was a hit. It was indeed Simon and Garfunkel who made this a hit. But in my defense, I was just a kid and the album actually belonged to my teenaged brother. (But I'm old enough to be using the word "album" which makes my kids laugh at me.:o)


:laughing::laughing::laughing:
you too funny blaming it on your big brother shame on you..:laughing::laughing:

rainbow
February 16th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Hee hee...I'm definitely old enough to know it was Simon & Garfunkel and I loved all their songs. :thumbs up

breeze
February 16th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I loved all their songs. :thumbs up

the best one Bridge over toubled waters or or parsley,sage rosemary and thyme.

rainbow
February 16th, 2008, 10:13 PM
the best one Bridge over toubled waters or or parsley,sage rosemary and thyme.

Yep :cloud9: ....it's too bad they split up. :sad:

onster
February 17th, 2008, 08:59 PM
u know what? I was here when some of the older members were here (well more of a lurker/ poster once in a blue moon near the end) and I kind of have to say good riddance....no offence but some of them were waaaaay too cliquey/ too aggressive towards 'dumb' newbies that I didn't really want to post. Especially when I was first learning about nutrition/ when I still had an indoor-outdoor cat.

:shrug:

dogcatharmony
February 19th, 2008, 09:57 AM
I was scared away........is it safe to come back???:confused:

chico2
February 19th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Onster,I certainly am one of the "older"members,in more ways than one:laughing:
But you are right,we did have some troubling times for a while...
There are a few people I wish could come back,but at least Luba is back,as well as some others:thumbs up

happycats
February 19th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I was scared away........is it safe to come back???:confused:


Awww who scared you away!!??:mad: So glad your back!:)

Frenchy
February 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I was scared away........is it safe to come back???:confused:

Welcome back ! :highfive:

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 05:38 PM
there was a huge clique. When their "leader" left...they all followed...


and that's the end of that. If those people would've wanted to keep in touch, they would've. Good riddance

Well, I know this thread is sort of old... however I am just reading it now. And I must say "Good riddance" is a lovely sentiment:rolleyes: one that really lets members around here know how they are "valued"
Now, *if* these clique members all started to trickle back here away from this so called "leader":laughing: and confronted this "good riddance" would you have the gonads to stand behind that or not? Or ... is it this "leader" that you feel this way about?

clm
February 23rd, 2008, 06:18 PM
Peoples lives and priorities change. Some of the members that left in that group were people whose posts I usually enjoyed and whose experience was helpful. I miss them sure, but when they left the way some of them did, they turned their backs on everyone here, even if it was because of the way the board was being run, and I'm sure some members felt offended at the way they left. The "Good Riddance" remark is understandable as well as pretty mild compared to some of the past members remarks as they were departing the board. Everyone's reactions to being rejected is different. Some people could care a less, others are hurt.
If the past members come back, that's wonderful, the more the merrier. If they chose not to, so be it. That's a choice they have to make for themselves. I've not found a board with as many nice people as this one, if they think the grass is greener somewhere else, then I hope they find the friendship and caring they once had and could still have here.

Cindy

wdawson
February 23rd, 2008, 06:19 PM
Well, I know this thread is sort of old... however I am just reading it now. And I must say "Good riddance" is a lovely sentiment:rolleyes: one that really lets members around here know how they are "valued"
Now, *if* these clique members all started to trickle back here away from this so called "leader":laughing: and confronted this "good riddance" would you have the gonads to stand behind that or not? Or ... is it this "leader" that you feel this way about?

i think jiorji will have gonads....big honkin ones:laughing: but why come from greener pastures:rolleyes: *if* certain members where not happy here why come back,they did leave for a reason ...

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 06:41 PM
I dont get it w.
If you are talking about me in particular there, fyi, cant say i ever left.
Did I cut back in posting... yes, why? who really cares. I dont overly get as much out of forums as I once did.
does it mean I am unhappy here or happy there? not really
Too much went down here, I dont find the same "joy" as I did before, sure, but that has little to do with reasons for not being such an active member.

Either way, I almost regret bringing it up, however I personally found that things such as that comment are one good reason why many people have left.

wdawson
February 23rd, 2008, 06:55 PM
I dont get it w.
If you are talking about me in particular there, fyi, cant say i ever left.
Did I cut back in posting... yes, why? who really cares. I dont overly get as much out of forums as I once did.
does it mean I am unhappy here or happy there? not really
Too much went down here, I dont find the same "joy" as I did before, sure, but that has little to do with reasons for not being such an active member.

Either way, I almost regret bringing it up, however I personally found that things such as that comment are one good reason why many people have left.

no not directed at you....i just think jiorji would back up her words.....i don't care why people come and go really....thats there business.....sorry you feel that way but no insults where directed at anyone.

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 07:07 PM
Now, *if* these clique members all started to trickle back here away from this so called "leader":laughing: and confronted this "good riddance" would you have the gonads to stand behind that or not? Or ... is it this "leader" that you feel this way about?

ummm really now.....:laughing:

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 07:14 PM
Either way, I almost regret bringing it up, however I personally found that things such as that comment are one good reason why many people have left.

umm i wasn't even in the country when that whole shift happened! You can possibly blame me...

i just think that after that happened, the board lacked the usual mass of angry threads. To that I say hallelujah...yes I have the balls to stick up for that too :rolleyes:


no not directed at you....i just think jiorji would back up her words.....i don't care why people come and go really....thats there business.....sorry you feel that way but no insults where directed at anyone.

point 1....sorry i don't have all threads i comment on on my email list :laughing:
point 2...my point exactly...some people take things too personally and it just shows that you have to go back to an old thread to pick at a silly thing....

yes i'll stick up for that too...

:laughing:

onster
February 23rd, 2008, 07:15 PM
onster is wondering if it's not too late to retract her own good riddance? :o

I'm sure it's all just a misunderstanding, it's hard to get tone across on the internet :shrug:

hakuna matata?

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 07:22 PM
I'm sure it's all just a misunderstanding, it's hard to get tone across on the internet :shrug:


yeah but some people choose to read things a certain way.
ah well....you can't please them all:shrug:

why do i have the feeling that whatever i say on this thread will get commented on later on?!?! :laughing:

it's ok makes my lazy Sundays not so lazy :crazy:

onster
February 23rd, 2008, 07:22 PM
Onster,I certainly am one of the "older"members,in more ways than one:laughing:

but wise...and young at heart, that's all that matters, no? :)

onster
February 23rd, 2008, 07:24 PM
yeah but some people choose to read things a certain way.
ah well....you can't please them all:shrug:

why do i have the feeling that whatever i say on this thread will get commented on later on?!?! :laughing:

it's ok makes my lazy Sundays not so lazy :crazy:

my gramma always said to give ppl a 1000 excuses cuz u never know, maybe were all just having a tough sunday....

:offtopic:ETA: wait its NOT sunday...omg jiroji...gave me a hearttack...dont do that to a girl!! almost dissolved into a ball of tears. I know I was kind of comatose..but to miss a whole day??? :eek:

wdawson
February 23rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
ah who cares what people say...take it with a grain of salt. usually the negative posters are just angry people.

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 07:28 PM
:offtopic:ETA: wait its NOT sunday...omg jiroji...gave me a hearttack...dont do that to a girl!! almost dissolved into a ball of tears. I know I was kind of comatose..but to miss a whole day??? :eek:
i meant tomorrow's comments will give me plenty to do.

today's saturday....ask me again in a few hours :D

usually the negative posters are just angry people.

naaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh that's just too easy :laughing:

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 07:47 PM
point 1....sorry i don't have all threads i comment on on my email list :laughing:

yeah... I'm im not sure what you are talking about here:rolleyes:
point 2...my point exactly...some people take things too personally and it just shows that you have to go back to an old thread to pick at a silly thing....

Yes, how dare I open a thread that is a few weeks old

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 08:01 PM
so....are you gonna let things go or what??



you're reading into something that isn't there

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 08:03 PM
Yes, how dare I open a thread that is a few weeks old

why open an old thread to search through to pick at some words that mean no harm??

other forum must be slow eh?

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Alright...
Jiorji... first off, hell forbid one reads around on a sickly lazy day and finds something you wrote a little rude perhaps uncalled for and comments on it

secondly... I suppose being a part of the 'others' I am for some reason no longer allowed to express a concern or ask something that i find here, thats intersting.

thirdly, if you want to talk about reading into something that isnt there, I have no idea what you are talking about with your smart assed little comment of email lists.

So, whats really your issue with me here jiorji? Is it that I find what you wrote a little condescending? or is it that I go to the "other" forum?
If you need to know, I go to many forums, I am who I am at all of them. Apparently the only thing I can see is up your ass is the fact that you dont like to have something you said called out.

wdawson
February 23rd, 2008, 08:18 PM
people left because of negative comments....so be it....but why bring the negative up:rolleyes:

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:19 PM
So its alright for some but not the others???!?!?!
ONe cant ask a question or express a concern unless its run by someone first...
didnt read that in the "rules"

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:20 PM
Quick someone hop into alter ego mode and lock the thread already...
Oh wait have a convo in mod world first to see if everyone has had their time to reply first:rolleyes:

jiorji
February 23rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
I have no idea what you are talking about with your smart assed little comment of email lists.

So, whats really your issue with me here jiorji? Is it that I find what you wrote a little condescending?



umm i meant that not all the threads i post on are set up to notify me through EMAIL when someone else posts...therefore i lost track that someone commented on something i said.....calm down there's no behind the scenes secret sharing.

considering i didn't mention names...how do you assume i have an issue with YOU?? how do you know i have an issue with any particular person?? as i said....I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME!!! how do i know who did what??


i feel like i'm in highschool all over again

wdawson
February 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
wow you are a very angry person.....sorry you got offended upon your return,but why come here and stir the pot so to speak.

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:25 PM
as do i, as do i

I am not saying you had anything to do with anything that caused "the great divide", im commenting on what you are saying now and that your "good riddence" comes off a tad... I don't know, rude?!?

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
wayne, this is not my "return" I have no idea where you are getting this... I have been here all along, just not posting as much, however, I am not an angry person, I just feel that the comment I am talking about is... rude.

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:30 PM
umm i meant that not all the threads i post on are set up to notify me through EMAIL when someone else posts

neither do I jioji, but you brought it up, which confused me some

Ford
February 23rd, 2008, 08:32 PM
This thread is becoming dangerously close to being closed, regardless of who gets the last word. Please keep it civil.

Your friendly neighbourhood mod,
Ford

erykah1310
February 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM
actually alter ego Ford, I could care less personally if it closed. feel free

happycats
February 23rd, 2008, 11:27 PM
Okay Okay, lets not get your knickers in a knot!! :o

And I do care if this thread gets closed:mad: I started it!!
I was concerned about past members (Shamrock and Glasslass to name a couple) I was concered about them as people, hoping that they are okay, not wether they joined another forum for christ sake!!!:rolleyes:

And if you really want to talk about "rude" calling mods who give their time freely, to give us a place to post, "alter egos" I find that rude.

pamha
February 23rd, 2008, 11:55 PM
I`ve been around off and on for a couple of years now, though I don`t post much. I have to say there are a LOT of people who were here when I first came, and others that have come and gone since, that I feel like I`ve gotten to know and wonder from time to time what happened to them.

Erykah, I have missed seeing posts from you, and hope all is right otherwise in your world. Personally, I think it would be cool if *anyone* who`s ever been a regular, or even shared a dramatic story at some point, would pop in from time to time with an update.

My life is boring, I have no new furries or interesting stories, so I enjoy hearing about all yours.
:goodvibes:

TeriM
February 24th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I've stayed away from this thread because I really have no use for the nit-picking and name calling. I for one am happy to see Erykah when she pops in and welcome the contributions from all regulars past and present. Perhaps we should all learn to just let things go :rolleyes:.

chico2
February 24th, 2008, 06:25 AM
I personally was saddened when a couple of people left,people who were very kind when I first found this Forum(Lucky Rescue and GG to name a couple),but have not lost contact with them,there is always e-mail and phones:thumbs up
I too get emotional,but not really angry,this is the Internet after all,we all have differences of opinions,I would waste too much energy getting angry at someone I really don't know:shrug:
Sadness yes,I've cried buckets in front of my monitor,at the loss of an animal or illness,abused animals etc...laughed at many of the antics of our furries,been very greatful for helpful hints,but really angry,no:2cents:

Kristin7
February 24th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Yeah, I wonder what happened to some of them too. I know sometimes people lose interest or move on because they have other higher priorities, like a new job, or new baby, etc. Or maybe their only pet died and they can't bear to come in here. Seems like often the reason is someone has computer problems. Who knows, most times we'll never know unless the person is someone with whom we've become friends, in which case, yes, there is always email, phone etc. I do hope no harm has come to any of those who have disappeared. Most times, we'll never find out, that's just the nature of an internet forum. :shrug:

I think that's fine to go join other forums - i'm personally not a member of other ones, but probably will join some others someday, if I feel I will get something out of them that I don't here (some forums are more specialized). However, I don't think I'll stop coming here, unless I don't have web access. This board doesn't seem any worse than any other board as far as rudeness goes (at least not to me). It actually seems pretty mild compared to some. And there's also a lot of good advice to be had from others experiences.

Erykah, I don't think anyone was referring to you, you have not left :confused: I personally enjoy your posts and hearing about your pets... probably should go to the photo thread more often as I've not seen pics of your new probably giant pup in awhile... :dog:

marko
February 24th, 2008, 08:01 AM
I am always sad when members leave. I really am. But the truth is and I've said it many times is that we are a passionate board and we don't always see eye to eye on all issues. it's just impossible. So if people get really bothered about something, it is up to them to choose what's best for them. I never want that something to be to leave the board and ALWAYS try to make myself available to help solve, temper and smooth over issues.

As far as I am concerned, members can choose to leave and choose to return for whatever reason whenever they want. This is an open community with amazingly giving and passionate members. We are always here and I love that we are always here. :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:


Of course asking where people are is ok but perhaps bringing up the nitty grittiness of why certain people left might not be so productive.

Let's just be civil please and enjoy the great community that is here now and likely to keep growing in the future.

Members as always should feel free to PM me if they think I can help in some way.

Many thanks as always,

Marko

Love4himies
February 24th, 2008, 08:24 AM
I personally was saddened when a couple of people left,people who were very kind when I first found this Forum(Lucky Rescue and GG to name a couple),
Sadness yes,I've cried buckets in front of my monitor,at the loss of an animal or illness,abused animals etc...laughed at many of the antics of our furries,been very greatful for helpful hints,but really angry,no:2cents:

I too cry cry when I read some posts, sometimes at my desk at work making it very embarassing:o.

I joined this board after GG left, but have read some of her old posts. She seemed like such a caring person.

Lukka'sma
February 24th, 2008, 08:27 AM
I just want to say that I am almost certain I know who some of you refer to as the angry member, or was it the leader, either way I miss her posts, I found her to have some great information to share. Wish she would come back

14+kitties
February 24th, 2008, 10:06 AM
I personally was saddened when a couple of people left,people who were very kind when I first found this Forum(Lucky Rescue and GG to name a couple),but have not lost contact with them,there is always e-mail and phones:thumbs up
I too get emotional,but not really angry,this is the Internet after all,we all have differences of opinions,I would waste too much energy getting angry at someone I really don't know.
Sadness yes,I've cried buckets in front of my monitor,at the loss of an animal or illness,abused animals etc...laughed at many of the antics of our furries,been very greatful for helpful hints,but really angry,no:2cents:

Very well said Chico. I concur.

Frenchy
February 24th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Either way, I almost regret bringing it up, however I personally found that things such as that comment are one good reason why many people have left.

:confused: :confused: :confused:

I second Jiorji's comment , people that left were the ones who made rude comments and liked stirring up sh:censored: and cause drama. There is much less drama / close threads by admins since. Sorry Erykah you're taking this one personal. :shrug: I know this comment wasn't aim at you at all.

happycats
February 24th, 2008, 11:14 AM
I also miss GG here, she is a kind caring person, who Loves and lives for animals, and would do just about anything to help an animal in need!!
I would love to see her back here:sad:

I just want to clarify something, I didn't start this thread to bring up old members who left here angry and joined another forum.....I know where they are, I posted because I am truly concerned about some of the sweet, kind caring people, who seem to have dissappeared off the face of the www! :sad: I just want to wish them well, and hope everything is okay, and let them know we are thinkng about them and their furry ones:)

Frenchy
February 24th, 2008, 12:44 PM
:sorry: Happycats , I won't do it again :angel:

I also wish Greaterdane would come back (she had danes and little chihuahuas) her dogs were too cute !

happycats
February 24th, 2008, 01:36 PM
:sorry: Happycats , I won't do it again :angel:

I also wish Greaterdane would come back (she had danes and little chihuahuas) her dogs were too cute !

You bad girl Frenchy!!! How many times do I have to tell you?

http://smilys.net/boese_smilies/bash.gif

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/bicycle.gif

Now let's party!! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/2.gif

happycats
February 24th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Oh yeah, Greaterdane , and Cactus Flower, and Sneaky.......I hope they are all doing fine.

Frenchy
February 24th, 2008, 02:14 PM
You bad girl Frenchy!!! How many times do I have to tell you?



:cry: but but .. I said I wouldn't do it again :sad:

why don't people believe me ? :angel: I feel rejected ... nobody understands me ..... :laughing:

Oh and Happycats , don't you think it's a little early to bring out the cocktails ? :rolleyes: :D

happycats
February 24th, 2008, 02:45 PM
:cry: but but .. I said I wouldn't do it again :sad:

why don't people believe me ? :angel: I feel rejected ... nobody understands me ..... :laughing:

Oh and Happycats , don't you think it's a little early to bring out the cocktails ? :rolleyes: :D

normally yes......but cocktails are better then cat fights.....no?

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/alcoholic.gif

CyberKitten
February 24th, 2008, 02:45 PM
HappyCats wrote: (I'm never in the know Same here- I have an idea who the leader was but even there, I could be wrong. But I never seem to know that stuff. Then again I am not much of a gossiper - it does not do much for me or for anyone for that matter. It is too bad if there is bickering in the new place but well, not much we can do about it.

My plan is to stay at the place I know and even tho there have been ups and downs and I have had a few "debates" with one or two peple, that's not unlike offline life so hardly anything to get irate about and take my marbles and go elsewhere, ;)

CyberKitten
February 24th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Ohh.. and I vote for cocktails too, lol :D

Also meant to add it is sad to see people leave though - I mean, why get all upset over something and go without talking it over or at the very least saying goodbye. It's kind of rude to just leave without saying bye. I don't expect a diatribe of an explanation but it would be nice to know if not why at least that they had opted to leave. There could be other reasons- how are we to know? If you hang out with people offline, do you simply just not show up some day? Would we not call that rude?

happycats
February 24th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Ohh.. and I vote for cocktails too, lol :D

Also meant to add it is sad to see people leave though - I mean, why get all upset over something and go without talking it over or at the very least saying goodbye. It's kind of rude to just leave without saying bye. I don't expect a diatribe of an explanation but it would be nice to know if not why at least that they had opted to leave. There could be other reasons- how are we to know? If you hang out with people offline, do you simply just not show up some day? Would we not call that rude?


Here's a cocktail for you CK !! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/alcoholic.gif If you can't drink it all....http://www.pic4ever.com/images/alcoholic.gif..we can share!

Frenchy
February 24th, 2008, 02:56 PM
So that's why you guys are so lovey dovey lately ..... http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/16.gif

:whistle:

intervention anyone ? :laughing:

jiorji
February 24th, 2008, 03:24 PM
intervention anyone ? :laughing:


http://www.pic4ever.com/images/smashfreak.gif


and now....WE DANCE AGAIN!!

http://www.pic4ever.com/images/banana_smiley_3.gifhttp://www.pic4ever.com/images/banana_smiley_3.gifhttp://www.pic4ever.com/images/banana_smiley_3.gifhttp://www.pic4ever.com/images/banana_smiley_3.gif

chico2
February 24th, 2008, 03:36 PM
All in all,we are missing some great people,some not so great.but I must also say our current members are a wonderful bunch:thumbs up
Erykah,Jiorji don't get mad at anyone,we all have something very important in common,our love for animals and that is what this Forum is all about.

Frenchy
February 24th, 2008, 03:37 PM
we all have something very important in common,our love for animals and that is what this Forum is all about.

I'm only here for the free booze :cool:

:D

jiorji
February 24th, 2008, 03:44 PM
All in all,we are missing some great people,some not so great.but I must also say our current members are a wonderful bunch:thumbs up
Erykah,Jiorji don't get mad at anyone,we all have something very important in common,our love for animals and that is what this Forum is all about.

All i said was "good riddance" and she chose to pick a fight for it. I'm not going to retract anything I said. It wasn't offensive. :shrug:

it makes me mad that people dig deep to pick at something that isn't there.
If i don't like someone I stay away from their threads. If someone picks a fight for nothing, I will defend myself....

anyway....i have nothing left to say on this matter:shrug:

chico2
February 24th, 2008, 03:44 PM
I KNEW that Frenchy,but did not want to tell anyone:laughing:

Carnac
February 24th, 2008, 05:33 PM
This thread has run its course and will now be closed. Thanks