This is a very exciting time at The Planet. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have so many of HP’s finest make the move, along with other wonderful new members, to join the remarkable community we’ve built here at PlanetPOV.

As many of you now know, we had just moved to a new (more expensive) server and were ironing out some tech issues when the HP Titanic hit the AOL iceberg (“I’m Qveen of Za Vorld!”). It was admittedly a little bumpy for a couple of days last week but aside from an occasional quirk or two since then, we’ve got things running as they were before, steady, fast and with moderators tied up in the closet.

PlanetPOV is a site by bloggers for bloggers that welcomes people of all political views as peers and deserving of respect. There are no cliques, no gang tackling, no insults, no personal attacks or trolls permitted here. Just substance, genuine conversation, thoughtful debate on issues that matter and plenty of fun and wit.

PlanetPOV is people-powered. Our articles, comments, support and operating budget come from our community. There are no hedge funds or internet behemoths that own any part of The Planet, we’re independent and proud of it.

Additionally, we have chosen not to use the standard advertising services that could provide us with revenue at the expense of cluttering the site with ads and promoting things that we and the community would philosophically oppose.

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Dutchman
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Dutchman

Hi Guys.

Count me in. HP has abused me for too long.

Good to see so many of you here!

Dutchman

kooosh
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kooosh

Ditto. Followed you here.

PocketWatch
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Welcome!

Roll up a rock and take a seat by the fire… Smiley

Snacks and munchies Emoticon Emoticon Emoticon Emoticon
are over there somewhere…

For a quick rundown on stuff in general, see the FAQ tab all the way up top, and see ➡Tips for Newcomers.

The Help Desk button is over there on the right side of the panel (big red button, strangely labeled Help).

And the OT Post thread is right there too, for anything Off Topic you want to share.

Enjoy! 8)

DawgBone
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Good to see you here, Dutchman!

Welcome!

Khirad
Member

Een hartelijk welkom, Dutch! (?)

Truth
Member

AdLib, here’s an important question waiting for you: see comment below.

Truth
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AdLib, I’ve contacted my bank concerning e-banking. They informed me that the recipient needs to give me a SWIFT or BIC code. So far I got only account No and Routingnumber.
Moreover the form that I have to fill for the payment asks for an address of the recipient, so I’m not sure if I can fill the form without one. Please email me.

Le Facteur
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Le Facteur

This is where all my HP buddies disappeared.

PocketWatch
Member

Welcome!

Roll up a rock and take a seat by the fire… Smiley

Snacks and munchies Emoticon Emoticon Emoticon Emoticon
are over there somewhere…

For a quick rundown on stuff in general, see the FAQ tab all the way up top, and see ➡Tips for Newcomers.

The Help Desk button is over there on the right side of the panel (big red button, strangely labeled Help).

And the OT Post thread is right there too, for anything Off Topic you want to share.

Enjoy! 8)

squeezed
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squeezed

Took me long enough to find you guys. So I’m signed in, and ready to post. Can someone hold my hand and walk me through this?

Ricestarz
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Ricestarz

Ha! You got my message:-D You are going to be so happy here. It’s brilliant- so much so that I am struggling to find my written voice. There is almost no need to, as I need only shake my head in the affirmative, smiling until my face hurts when reading every post. It’s great to see you here. I sent TCN a similar cryptic note, hopefully he will find his way as well.

teamplayer
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teamplayer

How great to see you here.
Welcome!

teamplayer aka termgirl

DawgBone
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Good to see you, Squeezed!

Now get your C-clamp avatar working so we can see you!

squeezed
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squeezed

I have to switch computers to upload my avatar but I’ll get on that soon.

I feel like I’ve found family.

Gransview
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Gransview

Hellooo, Squeezed!

jdmn17
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jdmn17

Squeezed

Welcome. There are folks looking for you on Time Out for OT. There’s a simple click on the right side of this page

Enjoy yourself

I’m sure greater minds than mine will give you the scoop

Abbyrose86
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SO you cool you are here!!!

It’s so easy…you can talk about whatever you want here…and no moderation! Just act like an adult, be respectful and you are golden! You can even edit your posts.

Our hosts are wonderful! Say hi Adlib! Boomer! etal!

For all the technical stuff…I will have to defer to the others…as I’m terrible about remembering the how tos

Welcome aboard!!!

squeezed
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squeezed

Thanks. Huffpo has become barely tolerable. I have RiceStarz to thank for pointing the way over here. As soon as I get my kiddies tucked in for the night, I’m going to switch computers and try to download my avatar.

Looking forward to chatting with you guys!

Abbyrose86
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Can’t wait! missed you! 🙂

teamplayer
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teamplayer

Funds finally showed up in my paypal account today and I made my donation of $60.00.
Finding a home is well worth $60.00.
Thank you to the powers that be for all your hard work in maintaining this site.

RaoulDuke
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RaoulDuke

OK… Another newbie refugee from HP as well….have some patience as I try and navigate this. Nice to see some familiar faces here as well…

jdmn17
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jdmn17

RaoulDuke

So this is where the new people hang out. Welcome to the Planet

teamplayer
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teamplayer

Hi, Raoul/Duke.
Good to see you here.
It doesn’t take long to get the navigation thing down.

teamplayer aka termgirl

SueInCa
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Hey TermGirl, welcome here. I am Giantsfan44 over there. I thought your avi looked familiar.

teamplayer
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teamplayer

Hi Sue,
I decided to change my screen name.
Probably a mistake, like when I went from blond to red.
So good to see you here.

BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Welcome to the Planet RaoulDuke!

Smiley

PocketWatch
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Welcome!

Roll up a rock and take a seat by the fire…

Coffee’s over there somewhere… Smiley

For a quick rundown on stuff in general, see the FAQ tab all the way up top, and see ➡Tips for Newcomers.

To decompress or vent about issues you had behind the Huffington Curtain, check ➡Everything From “There” Belongs “Here”.

The Help Desk button is over there on the right side of the panel (big red button, strangely labeled Help).

And the OT Post thread is right there too, for anything Off Topic you want to share.

Enjoy!

8)

CarrieAntigua
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CarrieAntigua

Good Morning Everybody! Trying to find my way around here….

DawgBone
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Hi Carrie!

Great to see you here!

jdmn17
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jdmn17

Welcome Carrie

Great place and quite different from that other joint. Looks like there’s some links for you to follow to learn you way around. Took me a couple of days to get used to the format etc but once you’re in it’s pretty good here.

teamplayer
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teamplayer

Carrie,
Welcome!!!

teamplayer aka termgirl

PocketWatch
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Hi Carrie!

Need help? I have some links if you want ’em…

chillfactor
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chillfactor

I am a newbie here…still haven’t figured out how to add my avatar yet. But I did make a donation to POV….you folks do good stuff here.I made a year’s donation…I would LOVE the coffee cup!!

justafarmer
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go to gravatar.com and use your email address here to add an avatar.

Truth
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chillfactor, I try to find the links for you. They’re all on the live chat (Vox populi) today, so the house seems to be a bit empty. I’ll edit this post in a couple of minutes.

chillfactor
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chillfactor

I cannot log into the Vox populi. What is up with that?

Truth
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chill, I don’t know about vox. I guess you click on the title all to the left – I’m new here too, so I don’t know. In any case, here are the tips for the newcomers…
http://planetpov.com/2011/02/09/tips-for-newcomers-and-regulars-alike/

It should keep you busy for a while. The avatar thing is also included there. See you later…

girlsparky
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girlsparky

I just made a donation. Not as much as i would have liked to but I know that it all adds up.

bito
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girlsparky, and it is very much appreciated.

justafarmer
Member

just sent a year’s worth of support at once via PayPal. I’ll take the coffee mug, please!

lornejl
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lornejl

Arianna allegedly supports liberal causes and I heard that she just recently came into a substantial amount of money, has she donated yet ?

Truth
Member

No dirty money here please…!

TheLateGrardini
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Appears to be some pretty good feedback here. The baggers should take a look and see what a true grassroots effort looks like, not one funded by the big money boys.

2ndClassCitizenPundit
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My account with paypal is currently restricted, so I can not donate or subscribe. I also can not send a check.

Using the “Donate Directly From Credit Card or Bank ATM” link just gives me an error with paypal.

I will check out zazzle to see what I can do there.

boomer1949
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Welcome to The Planet!