HuffNo Friday 01

We had a reasonable, to my eyes, HuffNo Friday in our first outing.

But I was hoping for a stronger buy-in.

What all do you think?   What can we do to draw more Huffers here to conduct a weekly boycott of Huff?

This is a major interest of mine.   How can you help?

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AdLib
Admin

Your feedback requested:

Some members requested that we reduce the font a little so more can be read without as much scrolling.

How does this size font work for everyone

SeeknDestroy
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SeeknDestroy

I just noticed the new font size…..
Or did I have an acid flashback?
This one is fine ,IMHO…

AdLib
Admin

Both!

Great, thanks SeeknDestroy!

SeeknDestroy
Member
SeeknDestroy

Pardon?
~visions warping before his eyes..staring off into space~
Huh?…smile
Seriously,both are fine with me…thanks.
Being asked for an opinion is appreciated greatly.

SeeknDestroy
Member
SeeknDestroy

I suggest Huffno anyday…
Any day that ends with a y….
Huff?…NO!
Back evil doer, back!
Seriously, this place rocks…
And I haven’t even cursed yet…..
~Hold his finger to his chin….contemplating~

javaz
Member

I agree!
This is the first site I check after checking my email.
Glad you’re here to join in the freedom of posting without scrubbing or pending.

KQµårk 死神
Member

I’ve put the PlanetPOV link and email address in my profile. I’m just asked huffy users I know to look at my profile so it goes around the limitations of what you can put in a post.

SeeknDestroy
Member
SeeknDestroy

Excellent, KQuark..

javaz
Member

What a great idea!
I’ll add it to my HP profile, but I seriously doubt anyone will look because I wasn’t a popular contributor there.
Just a person that was ignored half the time!
But it’s worth a try!
Thanks for the suggestion!

escribacat
Member

I guess it’s a matter of perception, javaz. Mine was that you were one of the insiders or cool people or in crowd or whatever the strata are called there.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Gotta run, have crazy dogs that need to go for a run, one is trying to sit on my lap as I type, so I know it’s time…take care everyone and I’ll talk to you later

Corgi Lover
Guest

@BDM Taking the dogs for a run? Well, that’s what you get for those leggy creatures you have. My corgis can run too but in general appreciate a nice walk, even if they are a bit rowdy at times. I have a Pem and a Cardi. The issue with corgis is that they can keep on going far longer than a person would think those short legs would want to.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

And I love Corgis, my girlfriend has two, my goldens are scared to death of them…they are just big dogs in little packages…their coats are just beautiful

Corgi Lover
Guest

My pembroke Cooper is a big guy and he’s a tri-color. The cardigan (Chelsea) is a black and white. She’s only 2/3 his weight but she rules the roost, even though he can give as well as he gets. A couple of years ago I had the pem up in Seattle and had to leave it with a friend for a weekend. She’s a cat person. Big cats. Multiple 25+ pounders. Cooper decided his best bet was to be quiet and keep his back in the corner.

Both of them are rescues but I have the papers on the pembroke. They replaced a Corgi mix we had for a dozen years who ws also a rescue. She was the dog of my life.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Love every dog I ever had and have, they all have such unique personalities…You should see the holidays here at my house we have eight dogs in our imediate family..there have been many a year that the tree gets toppled…but it’s all good.

Corgi Lover
Guest

@BDM When I could afford them I collected expensive Christmas decorations, so toppling Christmas trees is not a good image.

I remember in my college dorm the Resident assistant had a golden and it ran the halls. Heaven forbid anything got in the road of that swishing tail!

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

I too used to a lot of have nice decorations…the tails of goldens can knock an ornament off in seconds…you have to be quick with big dogs!

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Just got back, we have a lovely old farm by our public beach, just down the street from me that was given to the town just for this by the family of the owner…I have two long legged Goldens..the avitar that I use over at Hufflenufflelufflepoop, is the older one, Rudder, doesn’t run too much now, he’s 11. Then there is Win, Jake’s Winston Churchhill of Kiawa Farms is his full name, 15 mos old, and full of puppy energy..both are Field Trial Goldens, bred for hunting and field competition…my boys

escribacat
Member

What’s this, a chance to brag about how wonderful and beautiful and silly my greyhounds are?

Pepe Lepew
Member

You own greyhounds?
My best friend has Italian greyhounds. I normally don’t like small dogs, but they are very cute and sweet dogs.

escribacat
Member

They are very cute. They’re a lot more delicate than regular greyhounds.

Corgi Lover
Guest

Being in a racing state, I’m more aware of the plight of greyhounds than many. Thankfully we haven’t heard as many horror stories as we used to about slaughterings, but I’m afraid it probably still goes on.

The only problem with a greyhound would be that it would compete with my couch potato wife for the sofa.

escribacat
Member

I’m afraid my greys own the sofa. Yes, AZ has a terrible reputation. Colorado’s own tracks shut down early last season and have not reopened so we now bring ’em in from places like Oklahoma.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Yeh, I heard that once exercised they are just mush at home…the one at the park is a little skiddish with people, dogs he’s fine with.

escribacat
Member

They are called 40 mile an hour couch potatoes.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Talk about runners, there’s one at the park we go to, does three laps around the field, to the owners one…where they rescues?

escribacat
Member

Yes. I’m a “failed foster” which means I end up adopting most of the greys I foster. But I only have two! They are sweetest, farting-est pups.

javaz
Member

Aw, Golden Retrievers are such sweet pups.
I love dogs, except for vicious pit bulls.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Pits are actually big babies if you train them right…it’s the owner, not the dog…

javaz
Member

Pit bulls can be sweet, I agree, but they are quite vicious to small dogs.
Just last Friday afternoon, a pit bull charged our beloved little cock-a-poo and I’m still upset.
He had our dog’s head in his mouth and shook him like a rag doll.
It was brutal, horrifying, and traumatic.
My husband’s hands are cut up and his arms bruised, my shoulder hurts and have bruises on my arms and legs, but thank Dog in heaven, we got the pit bull to drop our baby and besides multiple stitches, and sore hips and neck, he should be okay.
The owner came out and yelled at us for hurting his pit bull, completely ignoring the blood on us and our dog.
I’m still shaking over it and we did report it to animal control.
Worst nightmare come true.

escribacat
Member

That’s a terrible story, javaz. I hope your pup is okay. I’ve heard it too many times. There was a similar case in my town where the owner of the dog being attacked stabbed and killed the attacking dog. The police determined he was justified in his actions.

javaz
Member

I love talking with you BDM, but I must force myself to log off to spend some time with my husband and our pooch.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Have a wonderful night and sweet dreams.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Hey, you did what you had to do, I’ve been known to kick a couple of dogs off mine…as long as your dog and you are alright…Here in CT, this dog would have been hauled off and the owner prosecuted…

javaz
Member

We never walk our dog without a leash because we are afraid he’d run off chasing rabbits or birds.
There are leash laws here, and this guy owns 2 pit bulls and is new to the area and has 2 small children.
He denied at first it was his dog, until he saw the blood.
I don’t want to say how we got him to let go, but we did what we had to do and I feel no remorse for that pit bull. We could not allow that dog to kill our dog.
It is the owner’s fault for not securing his dog, and several neighbors witnessed the attack.
We’re afraid to go on our daily walk now, but we did it, and just walked up another street for home.
We’re all traumatized, but we’ll be all right.
I’m trying hard not to think about it.

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

I’ve seen a couple of pits at the dog park latch on like that..one time it took three men to pull it off, and the dog that was attacked was a big black lab…Hope you, your husband and I know he/she is your baby are alright..it’s the damn owner’f fault, with proper training and socialization this would never had happened…hope they go after the owner…

javaz
Member

Okay, and sing your little Big Dog Mom song with pride!

PatsyT
Member

How about creating a mysterious sock and letting
HP posters know that you will reveal the identity here on Friday?
I have one and no one has figured it out. Ha!
Congrats to the Founders of the Planet, you are on to a good thing!

javaz
Member

Welcome to the planet!

Use your sock to promote the Friday party!

Obama20082012
Member

I keep on dropping hints about Planet/POV without out getting busted. I know there was some kind of blow up at HP yesterday and several posters bailed. I have a feeling after the elections tomorrow it will be an abusive trollfest over there. And their nasty comments never seem to disappear.

Pepe Lepew
Member

I probably won’t bother going there Wednesday. Gets my blood too angry to listen to the dumb trolls gloat over meaningless victories.

nicole473
Member

Yeah, I am thinking that I will completely stay off the site on Wednesday. I hate when the little twits gloat. 😆

javaz
Member

Maybe we can have a HuffNO Wednesday!

nicole473
Member

I would do that!!

nicole473
Member

You have to have more to draw them (more new posts, perhaps), IMO, and we need to drop more links, perhaps throughout the week, on HuffPost itself.

We could also all add the link to our profiles.

Corgi Lover
Guest

I tried a new sock today and had it pulled immediately,

BachmannTurnHerOverDrive – with a picture of Michele.

I guess they’re not into political humor over there any more.

But Sarah is still “alive” as is DevastationManor. I’m taking a hiatus but just wanted something in my “back pocket” there.

Pepe Lepew
Member

That’s funny.
And yet I totally got away with my skunkweed avatar….

javaz
Member

I saw you and could not figure out what that was, and didn’t want to ask to save what there is of my dignity!

I’m a recovering Arianniac addict!

I like it here so much better!

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Stop…LOL

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Yeh, I saw that you were MIA off my “Fans List”…checked because I dropped from 88 to 83, thought they were cleaning house again…good for you

Corgi Lover
Guest

I did change the DevastationManor avatar to a “nuclear skull and crossbones” last night and Sarah now has a different picture of her. Somehow the first one I used just wasn’t appreciated, I almost felt like it was an “ugly plastic baby” Chuckle Chuckle

nicole473
Member

Don’t mention that hideous plastic atrocity………ugh…. 😆

javaz
Member

Or maybe find a heated, controversial article for Friday and then let the posts fly and when the silliness sets in, it’s PARTY Time!
🙂

nicole473
Member

Yes, that might work, javaz!

javaz
Member

I’m on dial up and we do not have satellite or cable, so when people post youtube videos, I cannot click on them. 🙁
My connection is too slow!
But I don’t mind the youtube videos, as long as members name the band and the song and then I can sing along in my head, which my husband and dog appreciate and if you heard me sing, you’d understand!

I am hoping that we can utilize the POV Chat, as I think it is a live chat similar to instant messaging!
Wouldn’t that be fun to chat and tell jokes or discuss the latest news of the week?

I am looking forward to Friday!!!
Be there, or be square!
(ut oh, showing my age!)

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

Does your dog howl when you sing, I’ve got one that does the other and my husband, barks…and I thought I had a pretty good voice, was in the church chior when I was younger…

nicole473
Member

People just begggg me to stop.

Corgi Lover
Guest

Don’t! Stop! Don’t! Stop! Don’t Stop!!!

Sorry, I just had to do that.

nicole473
Member

😆

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

LOL…

javaz
Member

Dogs howl, coyotes yip, cats screech and my husband turns up the TV!

🙂

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

At least you can laugh about it..my husband thinks I’m crazy..I sing in a very loud voice every morning to the dogs, I have my own made up song “Big Dog Mom, she who must be obeyed, Big Dog Mom of Big Dogs….” then we dance…yeh, I’m nuts, I’ll admitt it, but I sure do have fun!

javaz
Member

After a few Friday brewskis, my husband thinks I sing like an angel!

LOL

Of course, we’re usually playing the stereo and he cranks it up, so I doubt he can hear me!

BigDogMom
Member
BigDogMom

That is funny…

Obama20082012
Member

I remember you saying something to me about naming the band and the song. I will do that for now on.