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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:10 PM
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So many new members at once!! Welcome..

I have never seen so many new people all at once,welcome to the board.....
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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makes one think doesnt it...

But hey, welcome all newbies.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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It is a little strange,but you are right ,welcome all newbies,but where are the regulars,i think the newbies ate them..
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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that was funny heidi ( the newbie ate them)
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Heidi!~ I am still here! They couldnt eat that much! he he he!!!

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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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It is just weird all these posts from newbies started and it seems like there are none from the regulars.whew!!!!! thank god i know you are still here...Feeling lonely....
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:59 PM
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The regulars probably don't make up the majority of hits for the adds.

Welcome just the same.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Makes you wonder eh!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:23 PM
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lots of newbies have joined, and regular members have gone MIA
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:38 PM
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Not to mention the amount of "trollish" posts that have come in as well...
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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It is really weirding me out,i am glad others have noticed,no new posts by any regulars,alot of newbies,and for sure alot of trolling going on,WOW maybe the regulars got body snatched and are now the newbies.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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A troll is a sad lonley person with no life that comes here makes up a story that is not true,just to get people i am not sure,mad,upset,or i guess they just find it funny to lie about having a pet,which is really kind of sick,being as most people here really love animals with all their heart,like me,
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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IN other words mocking pet lovers who have the best interest of animals at heart.
Someone who is trolling will deliberately post about stuff to rile us up, with clearly no actual concern about their pet.
But this happens in all forums. Not only pet forums.
Just a way for them to feel big
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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HMMMMM!! Isnt it...
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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Lots of newbies around the past couple of days ... welcome all. Hope you can post of few pics of your furkids.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:23 PM
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A troll is a sad lonley person with no life that comes here makes up a story that is not true,just to get people i am not sure,mad,upset,or i guess they just find it funny to lie about having a pet,which is really kind of sick,being as most people here really love animals with all their heart,like me,
It's also someone who lives under a bridge...eats billy goats...
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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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and people from what i red and see
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:31 PM
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It's also someone who lives under a bridge...eats billy goats...
Ya gots that right
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:33 PM
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No worries Mmurlock. I don't think anyone was referring to you when they were talking about trolls. Trolls are people who post things that aren't questions so much as made up stories or they may post something and find that it gets a heated response so they keep picking at that. Like someone who had a screen name last year that said that they hated teenagers--put it right in their name ! They were asked to change it but since they knew that it was upsetting people they would talk about it in their posts--how much they hated teens--just to make people angry.

Anyay--I don't even know if I should have brought it up but its so old and it's a good example of what people are talking about. Mods please delete that if it's inappropriate. I was just trying to show Mmurlock an example.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:00 PM
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I add my welcome to all the new members too - hopefully you will all find as much information and support as I have been fortunate to find here! A good example is the advice I was given when changing my dog's food - this particular change could not be mixed - saved my dog a lot of discomfort and me a lot of worry!

I must say too that now that I know trolls live under bridges, I'll be much more careful when I go under them
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When one of our dogs came down with a rather rare condition and I posted the details, a member had the diagnosis down pat even before my very on-the-ball vet (talk about Dr. House, DVM!!).

The world is full of divergent opinions; it's possible to express oneself in a respectful manner, which is what my experience with this BB has been...and I'm grateful for that. Bottom line is, we're all here as critter folks!!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Ok i still have not seen really any regulars posting anything here,and newbies are coming in droves,anyone else noticing this today.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:55 PM
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There was probably and advertisment somewhere.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Well, I don't know if I'm still considered a newbie or a regular, but I'm still here! :love:
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:05 PM
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No you are a regular..
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I've also noticed the influx of newbies, and I extend a WELCOME to all new members who are sincere. The board seems to be going through some changes right now it seems, hope that doesn't scare any pet lovers away!

And as a side note, a different board I'm on went through something very similar, and people started getting suspicious. When the mods checked the IP addresses of several of the "newbies", it turned out they were all posting from the exact same computer. Now I am certainly NOT saying that is happening here, however whenever I see an influx of people with very similar writing styles I do wonder. I try hard not to judge and to adhere to "innocent until proven guilty" and I would like to welcome everyone regardless, and I am looking forward to contributions from the new members.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:09 PM
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No you are a regular..
LOL, okay! Thanks!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:36 PM
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My thought exaclty,when i see similar styles of writing which i have before tells me someone is playing games.But yes i welcome newbies all the same.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:04 PM
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I'm still here too heidi.....

Welcome all newbies...
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:07 PM
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OMG Where have you been??Wow nice to see you are still here,and some pics of your gsd's wouldnt be bad either,i have gsd withdrawls every now and then.
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