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AdLib On October - 7 - 2013

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Last evening, unbeknownst to her, Choicelady posted the 200,000th comment on PlanetPOV!  A big congratulations to Choicelady and to all of our wonderful members who have contributed their insights, creativity, opinions and humor more than 200,000 times here at The Planet.

Here is a link to our 200,000th comment by Choicelady.

To celebrate our reaching this threshold, we are sending Choicelady one of our highly sought-after Morning Blog mugs. We are also holding a Comment Contest. You’re invited to post below about your favorite PlanetPOV posts and/or comments and we will enter all those who post a comment below in the contest, randomly picking a member’s name out of a hat and awarding them a brand new Morning Blog mug (they make your coffee taste even better!).

A free Morning Blog mug just for posting a comment below? Yep, it could be yours! What are you waiting for?

Once again, we’re so grateful to all of our members for bringing The Planet to this remarkable orbit! You’re the most appreciated bloggers in the universe!!!

Categories: Featured, PlanetPOV

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

30 Responses so far.

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  1. Assumed Name says:

    Congratulations on the 200,000th comment--very cool!!

  2. agrippa says:

    Congratulations on 200,000.

    This is one the best sites. Reading this blog is very informative and enjoyable.

  3. TakeInAPlay says:

    I want to give a huge thanks to AdLib for creating a safe place to think out loud. Planet POV fosters creative thought and honest conversation. I’ve asked this community to discuss tough, emotionally charged topics in the past and the discussion has always maintained the highest level of respect for differing views while fostering intelligent debate. It’s refreshing to find an online community that cares about every opinion, not just the ones we share.

    Although I haven’t posted or even commented in a while, I am glued to the live blogging during the important moments like election nights and Presidential addresses to the nation. I’ll admit at times it feels like Mystery Science Theater 3000 when members of the opposing side occupy the podium, but that’s part of the fun. It reinforces the idea that blogging doesn’t have to be a singular activity and although we are all over the world, we can still share a common experience.

    Congrats to choicelady for holding a spot in history. Here’s to the next 200,000 comments! Hopefully some of them will be mine.

    • choicelady says:

      Hi TakeInAPlay -- haven’t seen you for some time and am delighted you’re here.

      I love your “Mystery Science Theater 3000” comment -- that made me laugh for how accurate it is!

      Thanks for the congrats -- no one is more startled than I that I happened to post at exactly the right moment. Only thing I ever won was in a high school raffle -- a man’s sports shirt I gave to my Dad. I will get to use the mug all by myself!


      Come back more -- it’s wonderful to see you!

    • Nirek says:

      TakeInPlay, I agree with your take. AdLib and Kalima, and KQ have created a place for us to vent in a comfortable environment with friends.
      I don’t remember if we have met but I’m glad to make your acquaintance.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks so much TakeInAPlay! I do feel so fortunate to have come together with Kalima and KQuark to start up PlanetPOV, at a moment like this it’s quite inspiring.

      The way you describe The Planet is humbling and something we could only hope for when we launched this site. We believed in the proposition that independently minded people can freely express their opinions with each other without all the hostility we see elsewhere as long as there was a consensus that we’re all entitled to respect whether we agree or disagree.

      Always great to see you and looking forward to seeing you here on our next Live Blog but always feel free to join us Friday night for our weekly live chats on Vox Populi!

  4. Kalima says:

    A huge congrats to you cl for posting our 200,000th comment, and a big thank you to all our wonderful members and readers for making The Planet our second home, a special place to be ourselves.

    Enjoy your MB mug, I couldn’t drink from anything else for the last three years, no dainty tea cups for me.

    It’s a proud day today. Thank you everyone.

    • choicelady says:

      Hi Kalima -- I will indeed enjoy and treasure the mug. What fun to win a contest you did not even know you were in! Best possible way.

      Thank you for all you have contributed to this amazing site. PPOV is a very important part of my and many people’s lives. You all make it a grand place to be!

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, I don’t know what fairy dust you embed in those Morning Blog mugs but having a sip as I read Morning Blog always gets my day off to a great start!

      With you on that, very proud of The Planet and all the folks who’ve contributed so much!

      • Kalima says:

        Sorry, had to pop out and just popped back in again.

        You have caught on to my secret with our MB mugs, but I’m living in Japan, so it’s “faily dust” from now on. 🙂

        200,000 comments, who would have thought that possible in 2009? Proud day indeed AdLib. Cheers!!

        • AdLib says:

          It is kind of a stunner, Kalima. And that doesn’t count all the troll comments we had to pull! So…maybe it’s really 250,000? 😉

          • Kalima says:

            Ha! If I remember correctly, no troll comment ever stayed up long enough to get counted once they had scaled the high walls, had had boiling oil poured on them and swam over our crocodile infested moat. 😉

            I have too many favourite comments and wouldn’t be able to find them, but offer this one from our dear bito when he was still bitohistory.

            bitohistory says:
            03/25/2010 at 1:37 PM (Edit)

            Damn right!! And if I had the energy I would do something about it!! You damn libruls take everything! Just wait until I get out of my rocker!! I’ll take back America! 😆 😆 😆

            • Kalima says:

              You’re welcome, it brought fresh tears to my eyes, he was so full of fight, good humor and mischief.

              I have a feeling that I see bito sometimes in the night sky when a star appears to twinkle, and KQ must be exploring all the stars and planets he loved so much.

              Yes, I think that they are watching us and know how much we appreciated and loved them, and how much they are missed by so many.

              Nothing ever really fills the void when we lose someone we care about, we just learn to cope without them and maybe live a part of our lives for them.

            • choicelady says:

              Oh thank you for posting that delicious comment from bito.

              Damn I miss him and KQuark. They have left holes in our firmament that will never be filled. I loved them both, and I guess the holes are how we can look at the stars and hope they are also twinkling up there with them. I hope they somehow know how much we love them still.

  5. SueInCa says:

    Congrats to CL. My husband loves his PP mug even though it was sent to ME lol. I agree this is a safe place where you can voice your opinion and even though people may disagree with you, they respond with civility. None of us thinks the same way on everything and I know I have some beliefs that others would not agree with here but, I can write about them, comment about them and the most I will get is a rousing response from someone who may think differently. How else can we learn and make sure our method of thinking is correct without looking at other points of view? We simply cannot. If you put yourself in to the rigidity of thinking you are right all the time, you are bound to fail at some point.

    As far as posts go, I like Adlib’s post from that Higher Power. Sometimes humor is the best medicine. And in that same vein, Sally “Watson’s” Sunday Funnies. Who gets a paper anymore? Not me so my Sunday funnies are read right here on this site. And Kalima and her Morning Blog. What a great way to find out what is going on in the world around us without having to peruse several websites? Oh and her daily quiz is challenging as well. Then there is Music Thread, now run by KT. Even though I don’t always post, I always look at the music others have posted and sometimes am taken back, just like I am on Music Channel’s Golden Oldies. One of my favorites that I had long forgotten until I recently heard it, then posted it here is this one:

    I just love this song. Congrats again to the Planet

    • Kalima says:

      Thank you Sue for your kind words and a special thanks for all of your great articles and tireless research to bring the truth to us here on The Planet. Take a bow.

    • choicelady says:

      Thank you dear friend -- great commentary and wonderful song!

      Tell hubby to GIVE BACK THE MUG!!! Or at least share, right? LOL!!

    • AdLib says:

      Sue, great list of posts and comments (and The Big Guy thanks you for the props on his posts)!

      What seems self-evident is that when you respect others and feel respected, you feel freer to genuinely express your opinions no matter how unpopular they may be with some folks. With the concern of being flamed or attacked non-existent, the debates here seem more substantial than I see just about anywhere else.

      So glad you’re here on The Planet and thanks for contributing in a such big way to these 200,000 (and growing) comments!

  6. choicelady says:

    OMG! Who knew? I feel honored to have done that, however unwittingly. Kudos to kesmarn who prompted the reply -- without your thoughtful comment, dear kes, I would not have come over at the opportune moment. Thank you!

    Being with PPOV has been an outstanding experience for me, and I think for all of us. It is a place where reflection and good conversation occur along with humor and civility. It is our shelter in the storm free from the viciousness within both our civic culture AND public commentary that affects so many other sites.

    Without PPOV there would be less reason to remain engaged in honorable discussion. It has offered us all a highly therapeutic means to vent, to learn, to grow, and often to laugh. We also have built great friendships, expanded horizons together, shared our sorrows including the loss of beloved PPOV friends, and created enduring actions we hope will change the world.

    Thank you for the honor of the 200,00th comment. Thank you all far more for simply being here on the Planet. I am honored to be part of it all.

    • AdLib says:

      Thank you CL for your wonderful tribute to PlanetPOV! As I always say, the Planet is what the people here make it. A place for really thoughtful discussions with very informed people who really make truth and respect top priorities.

      What I find interesting is that the sites that encourage bloggers from both sides to engage in conflict actually seem to leave people more locked down in their views than sites like The Planet where members don’t resort to personal conflict to discuss and debate. Due to that, you see people here exploring and questioning both sides when warranted (though admittedly, most insanity takes place in the GOP).

      HP wears you down, the folks and discussions at The Planet inspire and energize.

      And it’s thanks to you and everyone else it is what it is and we’ve come so far.

      Congrats CL on posting our 200,000th comment! Only 800,000 to go until we throw a party!

      • choicelady says:

        Everyone write MORE. At 4 years to 200,000, it will be 16 years until 1 million and the party. Who can wait that long?

        AdLib -- can we have a SMALLER party at 500,000?

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