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msj
Jul. 3, 2006, 05:35 PM
Sorry Louise to bring up another bb but I haven't been able to get into UDBB all day (7/3) and I don't think I was able to get in yesterday either. I need to know if it's down or if my 'puter is acting up and needs a shank over it's modem! :)

mzpeepers
Jul. 3, 2006, 05:39 PM
I think the site is down. I heard from someone else and they had trouble getting in too.

msj
Jul. 3, 2006, 05:41 PM
I kinda thought that. Thanks for the quick response mzpeepers. :)

divasmom
Jul. 3, 2006, 06:38 PM
Not been able to get in either.

DressageGuy
Jul. 3, 2006, 06:57 PM
Been down all day for me. So much for Mark's super-server :rollseyes:

fatwhitepony
Jul. 3, 2006, 07:02 PM
I'm sure Mark has some other more important things to take care of first....they were affected by the flooding after all.

pferd_geist
Jul. 3, 2006, 07:04 PM
maybe a side affect of the flooding??

Utah
Jul. 3, 2006, 07:21 PM
Maybe he took it down to fix the issue with the galleries?

carolprudm
Jul. 3, 2006, 08:15 PM
I can't get in either. I was blaming it on the flooding too. We got a lot of water but nothing like they got in PA

Jmc
Jul. 3, 2006, 08:20 PM
The galleries would just show some debug message yesterday. Suzy's been acting peculiar lately.

merrygoround
Jul. 3, 2006, 09:24 PM
Hmmph-They won't let me in--don't approve of my address. Snobs.. Go over there and you are safe.

siegi b.
Jul. 3, 2006, 10:02 PM
I think Mark just went over the edge and banned everybody!! :-) It's possible, you know....

Jmc
Jul. 3, 2006, 11:11 PM
http://praha.planetsg.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=52896

msj
Jul. 4, 2006, 06:28 AM
Siegi b. - I think you might be right!! :D But I do hope not as he does allow non-horse topics on the Observation Lounge.

Horsedances
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:12 AM
Mark, at least spend a lot of money and time to keep up his board, and keeping away tons of people from their psycho-therapists. :D

Yes , he is much to protective but this is his own choice and he is entitled to do so.

Can you imagine the world without UDBB ?, because reality is that we will find all these keyboard-riders and trainers here at COTH when UDBB should go down. And...can you imagine how my ignore-list would look like ?:lol:

Fairview Horse Center
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:26 AM
Does anyone know how bad they are flooded? I know we didn't get it that bad, but still dealing with soggy stalls daily and not back to normal. It IS a holiday (I think, well maybe not for some of us :( ) Erin gave us Off Topic day so SHE didn't have to babysit the boards. Maybe Mark just took it down so he could actually get some farm work done, ride a horse, etc. :winkgrin:

carolprudm
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:29 AM
It could be due to the flood, also holiday weekends are traditionally the time to do upgrades, maintenance, etc.

eqipoize
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:35 AM
If you access Ultimate Dressage.com's home page, it has a message that says the server is down for maintainance. Now, whether this is a scheduled maintainance or due to flooding damage we do not know. I am sure Mark is doing all he can to get the site up and running. Meanwhile we will try not to bother anyone too much with our added presence here. Thank you for the hospitality CoTH.

Angela Freda
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:39 AM
I am suffering DTs and have no idea what to do with my sons birthday/ILs issue that is ongoing without consulting the ever wise UDbb... maybe this is someone's idea of "cutting the apron strings" for me?

Calhoun
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:40 AM
It was running slow weeks before it went down.

DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:43 AM
sheesh...why go on UDBB when you can go on WTD.com?

cuatx
Jul. 4, 2006, 10:55 AM
When I access it I get some page about web services. Mark's name is on it but it doesn't reference anything about UDBB.

egontoast
Jul. 4, 2006, 12:56 PM
Thanks for sharing! GaHHHHHH

AllWeatherGal
Jul. 4, 2006, 01:51 PM
I never try anymore.

XTAC
Jul. 4, 2006, 02:03 PM
Anyone have an updates? I am in SERIOUS withdrawal. I really need my UDBB fix....

carolprudm
Jul. 4, 2006, 02:52 PM
Well at least we can go to "Off Topic"

Sunny Santa Cruz
Jul. 4, 2006, 03:26 PM
Oh good...I know it's been down and I thought maybe I got banned :cool:

Happy 4th!

D&L
Jul. 4, 2006, 06:40 PM
I haven't been able to get in for a couple days at least. Hopefully it will be up and running soon.

equusrocks
Jul. 5, 2006, 05:20 AM
sheesh...why go on UDBB when you can go on WTD.com?

DRGH, Of course, I tried to access WTD.com, but alas it was just some culinary junk. :sleepy: There really does need to be a WTD site. I have pics that I desperately need to have someone critique and I don't have a scanner. Would be much better if I could just send them to someone to put up for me. :sigh:

BornToRide
Jul. 5, 2006, 11:55 AM
It's really quite simple - if it is down it is down. If it is up, it is up. Maintenance happens :D

clanter
Jul. 5, 2006, 01:12 PM
she was sick and listless for the last few weeks...maybe she is going foal? we could have a cute little ipod running around

DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
Jul. 5, 2006, 01:35 PM
Why not instead start the WTD.com site ....horse_poor? It would be MUCH more fun than ultimate dressage.

dressagejunkie
Jul. 5, 2006, 06:41 PM
I can't. :( Who moved my cheese?

clanter
Jul. 5, 2006, 11:21 PM
there is a note posted that Boss Hoss may have her back to life tonight

cuatx
Jul. 6, 2006, 10:39 AM
where are you getting these "notes" clanter?

Lambie Boat
Jul. 6, 2006, 11:32 AM
someone let mark know this is not funny anymore? my house is spotless, car washed and waxed, laundry done, barn and horses up to date, my husband satisfied, I even made strawberry jam and pies. where is my udbb???? 7/6

swinrich
Jul. 6, 2006, 12:18 PM
I have never got so much work done! I better be careful or they are going to start to expect me to work this hard every day!!

bip
Jul. 6, 2006, 12:30 PM
How are you all able to do so much work at a time like this? I've got the blinds drawn and I can't stop crying about the temporary loss of my beloved TOB :)

pawsplus
Jul. 6, 2006, 12:36 PM
I can tell you that Mark's gonna be POd that everyone was over here whining. I don't think it's appropriate to go to another board to whine about this!

bip
Jul. 6, 2006, 12:38 PM
This is not whining, this is mourning! He should feel special that we obviously can't live w/o his site (though I think he is already aware).

pawsplus
Jul. 6, 2006, 01:17 PM
This is not whining, this is mourning! He should feel special that we obviously can't live w/o his site (though I think he is already aware).

Well, be that as it may, what I'm saying is that he catches flak whenever this happens, and he doesn't like it. So if everyone adores him so much, don't do what he wouldn't want you to do. [where's that darn eye-rolly icon???]

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 01:32 PM
where are you getting these "notes" clanter?

mothership is sending out reports...this goes beyond terra firma

bip
Jul. 6, 2006, 01:38 PM
Catches flack from who?

mr_miamis_mom
Jul. 6, 2006, 01:54 PM
Awww, paws are you brownnosing or are you secretly dressurreiter? ;)

pawsplus
Jul. 6, 2006, 02:52 PM
Awww, paws are you brownnosing or are you secretly dressurreiter? ;)

MHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Wouldn't YOU like to know? >:-)

pinecone
Jul. 6, 2006, 02:54 PM
...and here I'd heard dressurreiter was Monica...

Aylah
Jul. 6, 2006, 04:01 PM
YIPEE I found part of the herd! I feel like a lost pony running the fence line looking for a way to get into the UDBB gate. OH>>> what has happend to suzie? I have even joined The GardenWeb just to get a quick fix.
It is good to know it was not my PUTER this time. If Suzie is at the vets I hope they fix her good this time. See you back at the greener pasture:lol:

carolprudm
Jul. 6, 2006, 04:51 PM
At least our cable picked a good timeto go down. I'm on dial up till Saturday

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 05:01 PM
dial up ? what's that I heard my great grandmother talk about that once ..there is another small herd down aways in the next to last topic grouping.... yealp just like the pony that was left behind running up and down the fence line...LOL

Aylah
Jul. 6, 2006, 05:04 PM
I have short legs and I'm tired and I want to go home,,,nicker nicker
Can't we get into that Mother Ship of yours...save us Clanter!

sugar208
Jul. 6, 2006, 05:15 PM
Shoot I hate dialup. Where I live there are no options. When viewing the omnibus' for the local shows it takes forever. I also still have an antenna for tv.

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 05:29 PM
I have short legs and I'm tired and I want to go home,,,nicker nicker
Can't we get into that Mother Ship of yours...save us Clanter!


stay calm... we will be OK... when we get home we will need to set up a ralley point if this were to happen again... there are so many that haven't found us yet

sort of like the fire drill...every one meet at the big tree

Aylah
Jul. 6, 2006, 05:39 PM
Thanks Clanter;) See you at home...but why can't we take the Mother Ship:confused:

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 06:45 PM
Mommy has to hide the mothership form the earththing's spaceship that has invaded our space

But first she had to escort that asteroid away from your moon ...could not have had that rock run into our play ground

Beau_Cheval_Rouge
Jul. 6, 2006, 06:46 PM
:lol: funny stuff...

Anyone know how long Suzy is going to be in rehab? I have some topics that need tending to, and I need the great advice of Suzy's addicts :D ;)

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 06:50 PM
appears Friday at best

Beau_Cheval_Rouge
Jul. 6, 2006, 06:58 PM
eh that's not so bad, that's tomorrow.... I have a final to study for... well actually TWO to study for. Ick.

clanter
Jul. 6, 2006, 07:07 PM
but that's at least 43,200 seconds before she comes back ...oh no

blondmane
Jul. 6, 2006, 07:07 PM
My husband says I spent too much time on the UDBB so I guess this is making him happy!

Jmc
Jul. 6, 2006, 07:09 PM
delete

sugar208
Jul. 6, 2006, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the link. I think we should all go there and drag her back.

Jmc
Jul. 6, 2006, 07:57 PM
I think these nice cothers are tired of us by now...come visit me and Clanter on the other side of the world!

eqipoize
Jul. 6, 2006, 08:08 PM
Some folks don't know where else to look - so where IS the dark side of the moon - or is it the big tree in the front yard? Just nice to know where to join up.

Jmc
Jul. 6, 2006, 08:15 PM
delete

Amymcree
Jul. 6, 2006, 08:46 PM
Finally figured out how to logon. I guess it is tricky if you have AOL. Hope to see you all at the UDBB on Friday. But really I am getting attached to COTH. Might have to divide my time.

Amy

cuatx
Jul. 6, 2006, 09:31 PM
Finally figured out how to logon. I guess it is tricky if you have AOL. Hope to see you all at the UDBB on Friday. But really I am getting attached to COTH. Might have to divide my time.

Amy

Kind of thinking the same thing.....:o

carolprudm
Jul. 7, 2006, 06:27 AM
dial up ? what's that I heard my great grandmother talk about that once ..there is another small herd down aways in the next to last topic grouping.... yealp just like the pony that was left behind running up and down the fence line...LOL
I'm BAAAACK!
My son called the cable company to beg and they told him that they thought we were part of a local outage and were fixed so they cancled our appointment, but they could come out Monday.
He ranted and raved and decided to go buy a new modem. On his way down the road he met the cable repair guy. (it's now 9 PM) He determined that among other things it was the modem so DS made a quick trip to Wally World and we are back on lone. Now, Where's UDBB????

msj
Jul. 7, 2006, 07:35 AM
Fellow UDBB's, we must remember to thank both Louise and COTH for letting us come over here and complain about UDBB being down. Hope to see UDBB up later today! :D

Many thanks Louise and COTH for letting us whine a bit. :):)

Sannois
Jul. 7, 2006, 07:58 AM
a four page thread about ANOTHER Dressage board, And its allowed?? But someone talks about a barn cat and it just gets shut down! ~ Oh well~ :confused:

AndalusianMom
Jul. 7, 2006, 08:22 AM
I for one now have a new and somewhat embarrassed realization of how much I enjoy lurking, if not posting, on a bulletin board. At least it's a calorie-free indulgence....

Landesfurst
Jul. 7, 2006, 08:25 AM
I contacted Mark the first day and he replied," Maintenence". Glad to have finally found you all , sort of, here. Many thanks to coth.;)

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 08:51 AM
a four page thread about ANOTHER Dressage board, And its allowed?? But someone talks about a barn cat and it just gets shut down! ~ Oh well~ :confused:

Suzy isn't a cat; but she may act like one at times come to think of it and we wiped our feet before entering and left our dirty boots outside.

I thought this was the Carpathia

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 09:37 AM
a four page thread about ANOTHER Dressage board, And its allowed?? But someone talks about a barn cat and it just gets shut down! ~ Oh well~ :confused:

thanks for letting us hang around for a while..I guess I will take my horses and go play in the street


by the what happened to the cat?

SmlHpy1
Jul. 7, 2006, 09:52 AM
I'm here too! I don't post much - just lurk mostly. I miss the UDBB. I'm seriously going through withdrawal. I have to find other things to occupy my time at work. This sucks.

mr_miamis_mom
Jul. 7, 2006, 09:58 AM
Well like others, I am having a very productive work wekk, LOL. Maybe by the time Monday rolls around it will be back.

Boy are these old TB's legs tired from running the fenceline.

partita
Jul. 7, 2006, 10:46 AM
Who's Louise? Any relation to Susi?

saltheart
Jul. 7, 2006, 11:00 AM
Ha ha ha! I too have missed my UDBB. But I don't post under this name on UDBB, I am someone else entirely! :D

Bliss
Jul. 7, 2006, 11:28 AM
Who's Louise? Any relation to Susi?

Louise is one of the wonderful moderators over here at COTH. :)

hototrot
Jul. 7, 2006, 11:42 AM
At least it's a calorie-free indulgence....
No,it really isn't, you know! My local post office out here miles from nowhere (literaly) has just started stocking OREOS! Can you guess what I've been munching on whilst perusing the board??? Especially since I finished the twizzlers from Jester!:lol: :lol: :lol: That's supposed to insane, sugar-fuelled laughter...

Sannois
Jul. 7, 2006, 12:36 PM
I am glad your here! We need different blood on here to spice things up!!!
~Rollkur anyone???~:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :winkgrin: :D ;)
OK Seriously what makes that board so great?? compared to the Famous COTH??:winkgrin:

msj
Jul. 7, 2006, 12:44 PM
Hey Sannois, what makes the UDBB great is that you can post just about anything on the Observation Lounge forum!!!! As you mentioned earlier, a barn cat topic got shut down here!

Both are good BB's and both have their share of great people and PITA people as we both encountered at another bb. :D

Horsedances
Jul. 7, 2006, 12:53 PM
Could it be that Kram is modifying his board to allow people with a Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and other free Email-accounts to join the party ? ;)

Or should he be busy to put more barbwire, boobytraps and landmines around his BB ?

ironbessflint
Jul. 7, 2006, 12:54 PM
Could it be that Kram is modifying his board to allow people with a Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and other free Email-accounts to join the party ? ;)

Har har...doubt it Theo :)

Sannois
Jul. 7, 2006, 12:54 PM
Hey Sannois, what makes the UDBB great is that you can post just about anything on the Observation Lounge forum!!!! As you mentioned earlier, a barn cat topic got shut down here!

Both are good BB's and both have their share of great people and PITA people as we both encountered at another bb. :D
msj Long time no see!!! Hope your doing great! And yes I certainly do know what you mean!!! :);)

carolprudm
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:08 PM
Since I can't post on UDBB, please, please jingle for my Miss Money Pit. She is being bred for the LAST time this weekend.

msj
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:11 PM
Sannois, I periodically check COTH and UDBB, less in the summer, usually when the dog is eating her dinner (she won't eat if I'm not sitting right here - LOL spoiled dog :rolleyes:). Retirement keeps me too busy to check in regularly. :D

Hope you and your 'pony' are doing well! :)

hototrot
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:12 PM
It's the fact that you can post about anything and even extremely personal problems are met with compassion and wisdom. Cookery and counselling, dressage and drive-us-crazy families (that was pushing the alliteration somewhat, sorry!). And I think we genuinely care about eachother in a hormonally-charged way; though that may be the case on this board too, I haven't looked around loong enough to tell. Before we congregated here in our exile (thank you so much for the hospitality) I was really missing my friends!

hototrot
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:14 PM
Since I can't post on UDBB, please, please jingle for my Miss Money Pit. She is being bred for the LAST time this weekend.

Best British jingles on their way! And do let us know the result!!!!

Xhltsalute
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:34 PM
My local post office out here miles from nowhere (literaly) has just started stocking OREOS! Can you guess what I've been munching on whilst perusing the board??? Especially since I finished the twizzlers from Jester!

Oreos at the PO???? What will they think of next. :)

Didn't you ever get your care package of Twinkies, etc. from the other UDBB member?;)

Carol - jingles for your mare this weekend.

KimPeterson
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:45 PM
So this is where you have all come to roost for a bit :) I wondered where everyone had gone...

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 01:51 PM
On UDBB the horse is a part of our family and often not the central figure. The horse is woven into the fabric of the members and is just as much essential as breathing …but often has to be set aside because other matters require attention also.

Rather than running off to a board elsewhere, we talk through problem and issues of the day with the family that cares and knows about the stupid stuff that can and does happen and how it all intertwined in a big ball of mess.

mr_miamis_mom
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:03 PM
Well said clanter. And jingles for your mare carol.

Well I was waiting to post a show brag, but in the interest of insuring this is a horse related thread, Mister got a 70% on T1 and 71.3% on T2. As soon as I can do a run thru of T4 in a regulation arena we will move up to that!

I luv my tb!!!

sugar208
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:14 PM
Well I was waiting to post a show brag, but in the interest of insuring this is a horse related thread, Mister got a 70% on T1 and 71.3% on T2. As soon as I can do a run thru of T4 in a regulation arena we will move up to that!

Awesome scores. DD for some reason did better at T4 then T2. Hopefully, it will be a walk in the park for you.

carol, good luck on the breeding.

Browndog
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:24 PM
Well my thread on 'needs help with counter canter to medium canter' was JUST getting really interesting, lots of replies and the beginning of controversy when .... poof .... it all disappeared and now my show is tomorrow and help is nowhere to be found........

Mr_Miamis_Mom - great scores, Carolprudm - jingles, nevar - sorry about your store, hottotrot - "harmonally-charged way" teeheehee, Clanter - hang in there....big huge sigh COTH thanks for the hospitality but I want to go home....

Wish me luck tomorrow.

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:29 PM
Browndog enjoy your ride your horse knows what is needed

4_beatin_it
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:36 PM
And here I jad just found the perfect 18HH horse for Mike M...so now I am sitting on that ad until I can PM it to him

And my mare is now successfully going barefoot and we start back in the saddle next week.

And I haven't been able to poke fun at Amercians in a a whole week (Bad me bad me bad me bad me)

And I haven't been able to drool over a nice 52 MG

And I forget how to make a Saddlebred martini

AND...I am seriously hunting for a lease (or maybe purchase) of a horse for my daughter since her lease fell through....no UDBB to help me out there sigh

Oh and by the way if you could not guess...it is me Cris (I am 4_beatin_it over most of the internet)

carolprudm
Jul. 7, 2006, 02:42 PM
A really big thanks to COTH for not shutting this down as Non Horse Related. They have been remarkably tolerant.
And thanks for all teh jingles for Miss Money Pit. Her vet bills have been staggering

hototrot
Jul. 7, 2006, 03:01 PM
And here I jad just found the perfect 18HH horse for Mike M...so now I am sitting on that ad until I can PM it to him

And my mare is now successfully going barefoot and we start back in the saddle next week.

And I haven't been able to poke fun at Amercians in a a whole week (Bad me bad me bad me bad me)

And I haven't been able to drool over a nice 52 MG

And I forget how to make a Saddlebred martini

AND...I am seriously hunting for a lease (or maybe purchase) of a horse for my daughter since her lease fell through....no UDBB to help me out there sigh

Oh and by the way if you could not guess...it is me Cris (I am 4_beatin_it over most of the internet)

I guessed!!! I guessed!!!!! How's things??

And no, haven't yet received Twinkie care package but that's perhaps just as well given the heat wave we've just had.:yes:

And also to keep things horse related on this thread-- Moo is sparking out some lovely medium trot and canter. Such a clever girl for all of her sailor-chasing ways! Good the Moo!

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 03:23 PM
Yes I am posting under an alias also

ironbessflint
Jul. 7, 2006, 03:36 PM
Yes I am posting under an alias also

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've got several things that severely need posting on the UDBB....what's the latest ETA? Anybody know??

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 03:54 PM
Monday....the 10th...now if we can find MikeM he could set up a poll to see what time we would think she was to arise

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 03:56 PM
I am Working Hunter now!!!! where's that sign "Will Work for Food" I am supposed to get?

partita
Jul. 7, 2006, 04:40 PM
LOOK at how may views this thread has had and we've only been here a couple days!

clanter
Jul. 7, 2006, 04:56 PM
the questionn is should the have sold the LOH or kept it?

hototrot
Jul. 7, 2006, 05:00 PM
I am Working Hunter now!!!! where's that sign "Will Work for Food" I am supposed to get?
clanter, how did you get to working hunter before me?? I thought I was doing pretty good! But I should have known better!:winkgrin:

But I was very very very brave and posted on the hunter/jumper thread... :eek:
Sorry just wanted to use the scary mothership android smilie.

G'night all!

partita
Jul. 7, 2006, 05:21 PM
I just figured out what working hunter was.

Perrykins
Jul. 7, 2006, 06:47 PM
Oh yay I found everyone...here you are under the tree!!! So missing my Suzy tho, and thanks to COTH for being so gracious and patient with us! HOTOTROT!!! There you are!!! I've been wanting to call you for DAYS to get together, to eat twizzlers and drink margaretas!! PM me with your number again since I can't get to 'em on the UDBB!! (How am I supposed to update everyone on the situation w/my SIL???) Oh, I'm under a different name here too...Perrykins (hahaha)

DQ2 (formerly MM2)
Jul. 7, 2006, 09:22 PM
Hey! Another UDBB'er checking in. Patiently waiting.....posting under another name here, but I mostly lurk anyway.... Miss y'all!

sugar208
Jul. 7, 2006, 10:05 PM
Hey there DQ2 some of use have infiltrated an Aussie board that Adele hangs out at. Just to razz her some.

Sabovee
Jul. 7, 2006, 10:08 PM
....Need...... Ultimate......back......can't........

.... go..... on...... *gasp*..... *choke*...... *Sputter*...... ..... ug......

seal
Jul. 7, 2006, 10:32 PM
I haven't had time to scroll through all the responses. I too am having UDBB withdrawls.

Does anyone know what is going on????

cuatx
Jul. 7, 2006, 11:06 PM
Clanter seems to have the best info. Don't know where he's getting it but I think latest is it's down until sometime next week.:cry:

Still, COTH is being very welcoming and allowing us to shelter here while our "barn" is being repaired. Very gracious of them!!:)

Aylah
Jul. 7, 2006, 11:53 PM
You know, the longer you stay away from home the more inviting the world becomes. This is a great BB. Thankyou for giving us refuge...your pastures are just as green as ours...and you have all been gracious. Come on over to our place and we will show you the same.
Our Suzy needs a spanking...or maybe a carrot stick, ahhhh throw in a little rholkurr...someone please do something........Even if it is wrong!!!

Sabine
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:53 AM
I 've been reading this thread for a while now and am impressed with you'all undying love for UDBB- but since you're all here- hogging up the server time- can you please explain what it is that makes UDBB different...that would be an interesting discussion- hopefully in a nice and productive way.
What do you all enjoy there so much? Personally I find COTH more liberal and allowing to express my opinion- which is a huge requirement for me- and makes me really love COTH.
I sometimes read threads on UDBB and there are some very knowledgable folks over there regarding dressage training- but it has a very different dynamic.
Anyone care to explain???

lindac
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:02 AM
I 've been reading this thread for a while now and am impressed with you'all undying love for UDBB- but since you're all here- hogging up the server time- can you please explain what it is that makes UDBB different...that would be an interesting discussion- hopefully in a nice and productive way.


Off-Topic Day Everyday!!!!

Sabine
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:04 AM
Topic is done- you get your board back on July 10th..unless someone has the wrong info.....

bthatasitmay
Jul. 8, 2006, 03:28 AM
I generally lurk in both boards . I like UDBB because it is mostly dressage, and maybe because, for the most part, I went there first and found them receptive. There is wonderful info to be found in both forums. I find for the most part every one generally shows repect for one another ( there is the odd one that does not deserve any response). It is all for the good of the most important subject... the horse! I am anxiously waiting for the return of UDBB though.

Aimee Thanatogenus
Jul. 8, 2006, 03:29 AM
I sometimes read threads on UDBB and there are some very knowledgable folks over there regarding dressage training- but it has a very different dynamic.
Anyone care to explain???


...because dressage is a journey and we all realize we have to get along for a long, long, long time? (long...long...long time)

Also, fools suffered gladly: they are fun to laugh at (with).
:)

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 04:40 AM
I 've been reading this thread for a while now and am impressed with you'all undying love for UDBB- but since you're all here- hogging up the server time- can you please explain what it is that makes UDBB different...that would be an interesting discussion- hopefully in a nice and productive way.
What do you all enjoy there so much? Personally I find COTH more liberal and allowing to express my opinion- which is a huge requirement for me- and makes me really love COTH.
I sometimes read threads on UDBB and there are some very knowledgable folks over there regarding dressage training- but it has a very different dynamic.
Anyone care to explain???
But haven't you already explained it to an extent? The dynamic is "very different". How would you define the difference? And I rather feel that this difference would be defined diffrently by each individual participant as it is so completely subjective. If I read your post correctly-- and really I might well be in error (not hugely clever), you feel that this board is more liberal/tolerant/welcoming to the different styles of expressing opinion? I've never felt inhibited on the UDBB re my opinions... but rather have always felt a huge willingness to try to understand and help if poss... I haven't spent enough time here to comment on the differences so can't explain why one board inspires my loyalty when another might not; as I wrote it is hugely subjective but I do feel that you can best answer the question you asked and I'd really be interested in reading your answer.:)

valmom
Jul. 8, 2006, 06:03 AM
OK, what Aussie board is Adele on?? PM me if you have to!

Thank you, powers that be here at COTH for letting us crazies land!

I have read and posted here, but not as much as UDBB because I like the off topic threads. When I'm too busy with life to actually ride my horses I can talk about other things. Here, there is only so much on horse care and breeding, nothing really on facilities questions. And, there Clanter can spout on his many topics and interests- he really is a resource not to be ignored!

Sannois
Jul. 8, 2006, 07:02 AM
....Need...... Ultimate......back......can't........

.... go..... on...... *gasp*..... *choke*...... *Sputter*...... ..... ug......
Whats wrong with here?? Theres always plenty of good train wrecks!!!:D ;)

Sannois
Jul. 8, 2006, 07:06 AM
You know, the longer you stay away from home the more inviting the world becomes. This is a great BB. Thankyou for giving us refuge...your pastures are just as green as ours...and you have all been gracious. Come on over to our place and we will show you the same.
Our Suzy needs a spanking...or maybe a carrot stick, ahhhh throw in a little rholkurr...someone please do something........Even if it is wrong!!!
And I have tried before, Always met with the same response.. They wont take my yahoo Mail account. I have had the same yahoo account for over 6 years, never had a private one, never needed it. So what makes me so bad hummmm??? That makes no sense to me, that was very unwelcoming. COTH and other places never have a problem with me having a Yahoo account! :no:

Jmc
Jul. 8, 2006, 07:33 AM
And I have tried before, Always met with the same response.. They wont take my yahoo Mail account. I have had the same yahoo account for over 6 years, never had a private one, never needed it. So what makes me so bad hummmm??? That makes no sense to me, that was very unwelcoming. COTH and other places never have a problem with me having a Yahoo account! :no:

I can totally understand that, but they run a pretty tight ship over there and I think that keeps the people who "don't play well with others" from continually coming back with a different free email account.

I think the tight ship idea is why I post there instead of here. I have a very thick skin about everything in my life except riding. I lurk here everyday. You guys seriously crack me up! But I'm not sure I'm tough enough to take some of the very comments that make me laugh sometimes...kind of hypocritical, I know...but it's the truth.

With this unusually long period of the "other board" being down, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you saw some of us post here more, now that we've gotten our feet wet.

ThursdayNext
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:10 AM
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you saw some of us post here more, now that we've gotten our feet wet.

I agree. Having UDBB down isn't helping my bulletin board addiction though! I'm now checking COTH every day and I'm branching out onto other boards. After Suzy comes back up, I'll probably continue posting here too.

I like UDBB because it's off topic day every day, and because I've gotten to know people over there. In some weird way, many of their stories, personalities and animals have taken up residence on the periphery of my life.

COTH is a fun board. I've lurked on here for a while now, mainly reading the sport horse breeding, eventing and h/j forums. I'm a big fan of Aunt Esther and company. And the train wrecks can be pretty entertaining too. I loved the way Erin, aka "chief cat herder," handled the VSH thread and the Attention Arab Jumpers thread, both of which have taken wayyyyy too much of my time this week! :lol: I'm afraid if I crack open the favorites forum, I may never get any work done again!

Sannois, I'm sorry about the private account business. I wish you had one. We would love to have you over there.

Fairview Horse Center
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:55 AM
To me COTH is on the edge, cutting news and information, but can be very argumentative - sometimes crossing the line to mean spirited. COTH has highly motivated investigative people that enjoy bringing facts to the population....hmmmm, kind of like a news source. :winkgrin:

The UDBB, maybe because of the tighter moderation, is more like arguing with your family and close friends. I have not seen the hurtful things tossed about there. The ability to discuss other topics is a HUGE plus, and you can relax and not have to "watch your back" so much.

Both are good to have. The UDBB may say tell you that you are butt ugly, and acting like a brat, but they love you anyway, and will help you to find a make-up artist. The COTH people will just tell you that you are stupider than a slug, and enjoy watching you crawl under the rock.

Occasionally I check in on the Horse Community, and that seems like it is mostly a support group - a meeting place for friends.

Tawna24
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:57 AM
Well, we have a small board- if you need a BB fix to pass the time, we would love to have some new members. Oh and there is a "off Topic" section called The Manure Pile... you can post about anything if you like :) I too miss lurking on the UDBB. I don't post much anywhere, because of how rude and uncouth people can be on these boards. We don't take that kind of crap on our board!! It's a very friendly place where we are all there to share, help, and learn!

Come check us out!! http://www.americanasporthorse.com/forum/

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:20 AM
well I see the differences between the boards as this one is really more like you are at a National Championship where you have parents screaming at their kids in the ring and complaining about the judging where as the UDBB is more like a backyard barbeque where you set down have some good food, a beer or glass of wine and talk horses and just what have they been doing and do you have an idea as to fix this problem I am having... problem could be anything from horse to boy friend to car and by the way how are the kids doing?

sugar208
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:33 AM
Plus with the Observation lounge I don't even need to watch the news. We have clanter for that. He has even given me the weather report for WA and hit the nail on the head.

sugar208
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:36 AM
Be careful what you wish for Tawna24. The other day when we gatecrashed the Aussie board I think we overloaded it for awhile. heehee

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 11:35 AM
well I see the differences between the boards as this one is really more like you are at a National Championship where you have parents screaming at their kids in the ring and complaining about the judging where as the UDBB is more like a backyard barbeque where you set down have some good food, a beer or glass of wine and talk horses and just what have they been doing and do you have an idea as to fix this problem I am having... problem could be anything from horse to boy friend to car and by the way how are the kids doing?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

True.

4_beatin_it
Jul. 8, 2006, 11:44 AM
Having been a member of the COTH BB and the UDBB for several years now, I find I go back and forth.

I find COTH is more competitive & hunter/jumper and UDBB is dressage and more casual. I love the dynamic of both.

Now where is that damned Saddlebred martini recipe LOL

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 11:51 AM
Now where is that damned Saddlebred martini recipe LOL

:lol: I'm hoping DH will come home with some Margarita mix since we still have some tequila left... But I shan't embarrass myself by posting and sharing the experience with my friends this time.:no: :winkgrin:

sugar208
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:02 PM
But don't forget the Philly Steak sandwich and potato salad to go with those Margarita's. You will need something to absorb the tequila.

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:06 PM
But don't forget the Philly Steak sandwich and potato salad to go with those Margarita's. You will need something to absorb the tequila.

Heavens-- the absolutely LOVLIEST dinner I think we have ever eaten! Soooo good!!!!!!! Although my tummy felt like this: :eek: my mouth thanked me!:winkgrin: Must do that again sooner rather than later!

And the potato salad recipe has been used by the Kent Girl Guides for the 4th July festival to a rapturous reaction! Thank you chaps very much!

mbm
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:12 PM
I 've been reading this thread for a while now and am impressed with you'all undying love for UDBB- but since you're all here- hogging up the server time- can you please explain what it is that makes UDBB different...that would be an interesting discussion- hopefully in a nice and productive way.
What do you all enjoy there so much? Personally I find COTH more liberal and allowing to express my opinion- which is a huge requirement for me- and makes me really love COTH.
I sometimes read threads on UDBB and there are some very knowledgable folks over there regarding dressage training- but it has a very different dynamic.
Anyone care to explain???

why do i prefer UDBB? becuase this place can be so vicious and so full of hate that it can be overwhelming. (is that liberal?)

i am continually shocked at how some folks act here.... and i wonder: would they act the same face to face? (i doubt it!)

i dont like having to put on my armour each time i post...

on the UDBB for the most part, while we may not all agree - at least we can be cival while dissagreeing.

what i find most amazing is that when folks from UBDD come over here and post (especially if they dont agree with the party line here) they are told to get lost - that they aren't wanted. (at that i have to laugh becuase isnt that what they accuse the UDBB of doing?)

and the bottom line is that on UDBB you can ask as many questions as you want and there will always be discussion and there will always be learning.... i just dont see that happening so much over here.

i guess i just see it as a different dynamic... maybe COTH is like a Jr High school girls clique and UDBB is mosre like a small neighborhood.

sugar208
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:14 PM
a backyard barbeque where you set down have some good food, a beer

Pass me a burger, toss me a beer, and I will take some beans on the side. Oh and those little baby carrots are just a perfect treat for the ponies. Mine would never be lowered to actually biting into a whole unpeeled one.;)

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:18 PM
domestic or import

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:19 PM
hurry up this water is cold

sugar208
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:21 PM
domestic or import

If your talking beer what ever is cold. Never understood the whole lime in a beer thing.:) Taquila or quacamole yes, but beer?

mzpeepers
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:24 PM
I 've been reading this thread for a while now and am impressed with you'all undying love for UDBB- but since you're all here- hogging up the server time- can you please explain what it is that makes UDBB different...

What you just wrote would make it really different in my opinion.

I think it's mostly gracious of the moderators to let people who admittedly don't come here, at least not often, have seemingly OT threads here while their' BB of choice is down. I would like to think that if this BB was down, the courtesy would be returned without posters complaining about server issues that are really non of their concern.

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:34 PM
well it is like a pot luck in that when you come you need to add some to the mix

To many the main restriction is you need an email account that is not one of the free easy to gab ones

DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
Jul. 8, 2006, 12:39 PM
I post mainly on this thread and off course. While I do see some mudslinging...it doesn't bother me. I want to know peoples' opinions, but I do realize they are just that: opinions. And that tone often cannot be interpreted appropriately in the written word. And the outpouring of support for people who are ill, in trouble, who have lost family members, freinds or horses...is simply wonderful. Not to mention the Pal Joey types.

I know a few people who post on UDBB. One is a good friend. The others are...well, DQs. Based on that limited sample (1:10 in favor of DQs) I chose to not even lurk there (although I have been directed to posts of interest from my friend).

If what goes on at this bb could be considered hateful and hurtful...wow. This ain't nothing like what's out in the real world, baby.

Excuse me. I have to go clear my chakras now. :D

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:02 PM
no I wouldn't hateful or anything like that ...but it sure like going to clinic on horsemanship where you have a person or few people demonstrating to a crowded over flowing bleachers full of people and lecturing to them ...now this is how it is done...

There are a bunch of people here that are just watching and saying very little... either they have been scared to death to post because of some barking dogs or thinking they would look and not touch

Beau_Cheval_Rouge
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:26 PM
UDBB is still down?
Man!!!

Oh well I got to meet Cody Canada & Randy Ragsdale of Cross Canadian Ragweed last night... I'M ON FLIPPIN' CLOUD 9!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :D :cool: :D

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:28 PM
Beau are you able to hang on with one arm and still type? I thought you were one armed for a while...or was that just to get out of writing that paper?

Anastasia Dressage
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:29 PM
still down im so sad!

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:50 PM
I know a few people who post on UDBB. One is a good friend. The others are...well, DQs. Based on that limited sample (1:10 in favor of DQs) I chose to not even lurk there (although I have been directed to posts of interest from my friend).

That's me-- DQ all the way, baby!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


If what goes on at this bb could be considered hateful and hurtful...wow. This ain't nothing like what's out in the real world, baby.



I wouldn't say that this board gets hateful and hurtful though sometimes I've read what seems to me to be gratuitously hostile posturing... but then I'm quite notoriously soppy and a believer that encouragement is worth 10 times what derision is... I do feel that perhaps we all are aware what the real world is like, maybe we just chose to make a corner of it less an agressive bear-pit and more comradely. Not that it is necessarily a bear-pit here; but the real world sometimes can be?

Aylah
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:51 PM
Hi Guys, anybody here use a bosal?

Beau_Cheval_Rouge
Jul. 8, 2006, 01:58 PM
Beau are you able to hang on with one arm and still type? I thought you were one armed for a while...or was that just to get out of writing that paper?


Painkillers are nice :D, plus that damn sling was killing my neck and left shoulder. So last night I opted for a baily's on the rocks, a shiner bock, and a bloody mary... no pains and no hangover :cool:

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:01 PM
....I wouldn't say that this board gets hateful and hurtful though sometimes I've read what seems to me to be gratuitously hostile posturing...

yeah there needs to be one of those smiley faced things with its ears folded back

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:03 PM
agressive bear-pit ...you tell them...is that the Queen's English?

we have agressssive pit bulls

Sabovee
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:11 PM
Definately agree the tone on this board is downright aggressive. You can expect no matter what you post someone is going to have a little mud to sling. Personally, I miss UDBB!!

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:13 PM
agressive bear-pit ...you tell them...is that the Queen's English?

we have agressssive pit bulls

Well, last time I spoke with the Queen...:winkgrin:
And you called my truck a toy-- I am deeply hurt, clanter, deeply...

I can't keep it up! Even when I'm typing when you can't see my face, I'm starting to giggle! I'd never make it as a poker player!:lol:

Smilies are STILL bloomin scary here!:eek: :eek: That one would, I swear, frighten a pretty brave child!

zinnniaz
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:19 PM
Yeah I am such a DQ. My family can barely stand me! :D

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:33 PM
Yeah I am such a DQ. My family can barely stand me! :D
Cup of tea snorted through my nose! Oh Zinnia, you DQ you!:lol:

Utah
Jul. 8, 2006, 02:47 PM
I tend to read this one while between things/printing at work, and post to UDBB while at home. Sometimes, I do have to stop reading as it gets nasty and rude and I find myself getting into a surly little mood (smilie with ears folded back), so I need to go wash my own chakras! Or else it spills over into the real world. Happens on UDBB sometimes too, although with less frequency. On UDBB, you can get told straight up how it is, but then someone will help you with fixing it up, rather than someone straight out calling you an idiot. On both, though, there reside folks who need sometimes to hear it straight up! Just here, it tends to happen faster. I have never been hacked on over here, but maybe I just don't have very interesting opinions! Ha! Little do you know whats whirling around my head!
What I am most impressed with, though, is that I have been lurking and sometimes posting here two years, or so, and clanter came in and completely whomped past my posting total in about an hour! Thats OK, though, I have been on UDBB since USDF, under a couple of different names (lost email due to moving and not quick enough to fix it right), and even if I were to count those "old" posts, he wiped me out there, too! Go clanter! It is my own fault, I am now up to six horses here, and am too tired to think....

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 03:06 PM
Utah we have 12 head now since daughter got her brithday pony ...told her she would get one when she asked ,,she was three then I think..so it took until she was 20 to get her little pony...couldn't find one that was safe..Charlie is cute little thing about 50 inch....

Ms Hototroty ... your Truck is Cute.... LOL anyway everything is closer together in the mother country than in the colonies...

Utah
Jul. 8, 2006, 03:19 PM
12, that is nice...I am one person since dumping the non-working husband, so they are all mine to work and care for. Send me one of your children! Although, I am sort of getting the neighbor kid trained in, by the time she gets this figured out and up to speed, it'll be time for school to start. Actually, before that too, as why would he give up his afternoon bubble bath to help out? But there were fewer of them here then...Borderline surliness can be useful, though, I have found that the pile of stuff he still hasn't picked up nearly one year later gets smaller all the time (a bunch went to my parents house to be SOLD this weekend!)
One needs to have an ad put out on him, he was bought for resale and is still here nearly a year later...but he has such pretty long gray lashes...sigh, the time has come.

The thought did cross my mind to mention that some of the absolutly BEST, most helpful posts- the kind I print out to keep- have come from here, not related to training, but to real life, supportive issues- losing a horse, retiring a horse, knowing when to give up or not. And they seem to pop up just when I need them!

Karoline
Jul. 8, 2006, 04:05 PM
On COTH there are folks whose posts I am curious to read, but no one I am dying to meet.

On UDB, there are hundreds of posters I have warm fuzzy feelings for, I have met in person several other addicts, and have developed friendship with a few, on and off the board. I always feel like I could map my trip around the world and would be welcomed in every state of the US and many a continent - as I feel my San Francisco door is open to any UDBer that wants to stop by and visit.

I do not feel that cozy with my COTHER aquaintances.

I visit COTH a bit like I would the library. I visit the UDB like I would the family weekend home, where all my friends are invited and I know besides discussing the "issues of the day", there is always a friendly ear, pat, or recipe to help out.

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 04:08 PM
Utah-- you really are a true hero, aren't you!:yes: :yes:

Angela Freda
Jul. 8, 2006, 05:24 PM
Well guys, right or (probably) wrong, I dealt with the MIL issue myself as I saw fit... (again, see the "wrong" option).

So if it blows up in my face, I'll just blame Mar..err...Suzy?
(Man I miss those emoticons!)

And -GASP- I even found time to ride and bathe my horse this weekend! And it's only half over!

Sabine
Jul. 8, 2006, 05:28 PM
What you just wrote would make it really different in my opinion.

I think it's mostly gracious of the moderators to let people who admittedly don't come here, at least not often, have seemingly OT threads here while their' BB of choice is down. I would like to think that if this BB was down, the courtesy would be returned without posters complaining about server issues that are really non of their concern.

AAAHem...the courtesy will most likely not be returned by UDBB- only for a selected few...:))

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 05:50 PM
Ms Hototroty ... your Truck is Cute.... LOL anyway everything is closer together in the mother country than in the colonies...

Hehehehe! Yes indeed my truck is cute! I love my truck! It's my mobile tack room, feed room, hay store, pony tower, get to the equines in a blizzard mobile... and I can just about wedge it into a normal UK size parking space without unduly worrying any one on either side. Seriously though, it is the largest pick-up over here... and CUTE!

G'night all!

Utah
Jul. 8, 2006, 05:54 PM
hototrot- For which part? Dumping the lazy spouse, selling his stuff, volunteering to work other people's children, or being the repository for $500 auction babies who come here to get the light put back in their eyes? Even though there are too many here as it is. I know it is not for being able to make Saddlebred martinis, although I wish it was! And it is not for making a mean Philly cheese steak either, much as that would also be a useful skill that could possible improve my dating chances!

Sabine, after reading your post regarding your mothers house, I shall welcome any chance to butter up to you enough to warrant an invitation!

hototrot
Jul. 8, 2006, 06:03 PM
hototrot- For which part? Dumping the lazy spouse, selling his stuff, volunteering to work other people's children, or being the repository for $500 auction babies who come here to get the light put back in their eyes? Even though there are too many here as it is. I know it is not for being able to make Saddlebred martinis, although I wish it was! And it is not for making a mean Philly cheese steak either, much as that would also be a useful skill that could possible improve my dating chances!

Sabine, after reading your post regarding your mothers house, I shall welcome any chance to butter up to you enough to warrant an invitation!

It is for all of it-- really inspiring, and you should be proud of it! A pleasure to know you!:)
And I swear that Philly cheese steak was defo the way to my DH's heart-- metaphoricaly though the cholesterol probalby found its way there too!

And now I'm really hototrotting off to bed.xxxxxM

Utah
Jul. 8, 2006, 06:29 PM
I like you too!

Karoline
Jul. 8, 2006, 06:44 PM
The Utah /Hototrot exchange is precisely why I love UDB.

All the love floatin' around.

Feels good.

Sannois
Jul. 8, 2006, 07:48 PM
Well guys, right or (probably) wrong, I dealt with the MIL issue myself as I saw fit... (again, see the "wrong" option).

So if it blows up in my face, I'll just blame Mar..err...Suzy?
(Man I miss those emoticons!)

And -GASP- I even found time to ride and bathe my horse this weekend! And it's only half over!
We have great emoticons.. you just have to enable them in your control panel. Go to user cp and its twords the bottom, I forget all it say but you want the box that say WYSIWYG Check that and you are good to go! :D :yes: :) :winkgrin: :cool: :eek:

scruffy the cat
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:16 PM
ok, without Jean S.'s recipe, here's what I remember about Saddlebred Martinis. It's by memory so it may be off.And it is about horse stufff... see? SADDLEBRED is in the name.

SADDLEBRED MARTINIS generously served by Jean S. of Taunton, MA and happily consumed at the 2nd UDBB-Northeast (see Clanter, I said Northeast, not NE).

1 part Chambord
2 parts raspberry vodka
1 part Cointreau
1/2 part raspberry syrup, raspberry juice or cran-raspberry juice
1/2 part lime juice


put into a martini shaker with crushed ice. Shake up and pour into martini glasses. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Enjoy!
and Enjoy!
and Enjoy!
and Enjoy!
and... hic... what was I do 'gain?

mzpeepers
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:22 PM
AAAHem...the courtesy will most likely not be returned by UDBB- only for a selected few...:))

Perhaps...perhaps you're right ;)

That Saddlebred Martini sounds DELICIOUS! (As well as deadly :D )

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:35 PM
Scruf that looks pretty close

Another difference between the boards is UDBB is more like Leave to Beaver small town where as this place is pretty close to a Crime Scene Investigation in New York City

Sannois
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:41 PM
Scruf that looks pretty close

Another difference between the boards is UDBB is more like Leave to Beaver small town where as this place is pretty close to a Crime Scene Investigation in New York City
if thats true then why does the owner show predujudice as to who can be a member me hears its because he doesnt like folks to disagree with his point of view, here we have many points of view and many dissagrements, but everyone is allowed to post, no restrictions, all are welcome. that seems more hometown to me. :yes:

zinnniaz
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:53 PM
I don't think this is about "who is better". Or it shouldn't be. I have seen MANY points of view represented on UDBB. Some fairly asinine. Some pretty great. I love that little community of horsie folk. That doesn't mean this community is any less.

sabryant
Jul. 8, 2006, 08:55 PM
mbm

I respectfully disagree with you! I refer anyone who is interested in the facts to check out the archives on page 5, ANYONE WANT TO WATCH ANKY'S WORLD CUP KUR RIDE ONLINE thread and page 6 in the archives HORSES FOR LIFE-ROLLKUR ISSUE thread. You didn't want to discuss anything. Your posts were negative and falsely acussing Anky/rollkur riders of everything under the sun including some vets you knew about that supposedly say rollkur damages a horse. When I put up some information I got from Canyonoak about some positive aspects about rollkur from professionals such as Hillary Clayton, I haven't seen you post, once, since except for now. You are falsely accusing Chronobb'ers in the same way you falsely accuse Anky of every horrible way to ride a horse known to mankind.




why do i prefer UDBB? becuase this place can be so vicious and so full of hate that it can be overwhelming. (is that liberal?)

i am continually shocked at how some folks act here.... and i wonder: would they act the same face to face? (i doubt it!)

i dont like having to put on my armour each time i post...

on the UDBB for the most part, while we may not all agree - at least we can be cival while dissagreeing.

what i find most amazing is that when folks from UBDD come over here and post (especially if they dont agree with the party line here) they are told to get lost - that they aren't wanted. (at that i have to laugh becuase isnt that what they accuse the UDBB of doing?)

and the bottom line is that on UDBB you can ask as many questions as you want and there will always be discussion and there will always be learning.... i just dont see that happening so much over here.

i guess i just see it as a different dynamic... maybe COTH is like a Jr High school girls clique and UDBB is mosre like a small neighborhood.

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:09 PM
if thats true then why does the owner show predujudice as to who can be a member me hears its because he doesnt like folks to disagree with his point of view, here we have many points of view and many dissagrements, but everyone is allowed to post, no restrictions, all are welcome. that seems more hometown to me. :yes:

The original question was not about who runs or owns the board it was about the members and the boards community.

Jmc
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:19 PM
We have great emoticons.. you just have to enable them in your control panel. Go to user cp and its twords the bottom, I forget all it say but you want the box that say WYSIWYG Check that and you are good to go! :D :yes: :) :winkgrin: :cool: :eek:

Thanks Sannois! :D I wanted to know but was afraid to ask ;)

zinnniaz
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:28 PM
The original question was not about who runs or owns the board it was about the members and the boards community.\

Exactly. UDBB is a community. Scruffy, chancellor, Thursday, clanter, fretless, JMC, Deedee, Kurqueen, Adele, Rowdy, jester, mld and some numbers, Peter Guy, Jenn, draftmom, and a gazillion others. You can divide us up into little disagreeable groups-- democrats, republicans, vegetarians, carnivores, but we STILL chat and talk and laugh and are a part of each other's lives. I feel welcome there and liked (at least by some!) and I have been comforted and encouraged and have met many of the members. I know that I can travel anywhere and find a friend from the board. Don't knock it because you disagree with the admin or if you disagree with a couple posters-- there are many of us. Surely someone there will agree with you and encourage you and comfort YOU in times of trouble.

Snork
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:39 PM
...I always feel like I could map my trip around the world and would be welcomed in every state of the US ...

well, you KNOW you are welcome in North Carolina - come on over! :)

I agree with Karoline that while I like both boards, it just so happens that I have more personal friends (hey gang!) on UDBB, so that's where I tend to hang out more. However, it is no reflection of COTH - the only reason I'm not on both boards is all this real life stuff that I've got to get done before I can actually surf the net. :D

I think it can be summed up as follows - I am following COTH for fun, particularly when I'm alerted to some really interesting thread (corns anyone? or maybe thyroid? :D ). I'm checking into UDBB to see what's going on with my friends. It may, in part, be because it is a smaller community as well - I don't know. I'm sure if I suddenly switched and started following COTH, I'd be just as happy - and if anyone ever figures out how I could have 28 hours a day, I may just get addicted to both boards.

clanter
Jul. 8, 2006, 09:52 PM
Well since they stopped flying the Concorde then how about a mirror then there could be two snorks for the price of one and you should be able to post 48 hours per day

How do like North Carolina over the big city of Chicago? And are you studying?

cuatx
Jul. 8, 2006, 10:00 PM
I'm kinda liking COTH......don't know how that's gonna work once UDBB is up again! Maybe I'll go crazy trying to keep up with both!:D

Sannois
Jul. 8, 2006, 10:18 PM
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Exactly. UDBB is a community. Scruffy, chancellor, Thursday, clanter, fretless, JMC, Deedee, Kurqueen, Adele, Rowdy, jester, mld and some numbers, Peter Guy, Jenn, draftmom, and a gazillion others. You can divide us up into little disagreeable groups-- democrats, republicans, vegetarians, carnivores, but we STILL chat and talk and laugh and are a part of each other's lives. I feel welcome there and liked (at least by some!) and I have been comforted and encouraged and have met many of the members. I know that I can travel anywhere and find a friend from the board. Don't knock it because you disagree with the admin or if you disagree with a couple posters-- there are many of us. Surely someone there will agree with you and encourage you and comfort YOU in times of trouble.
about the posters, I am sure it is a fine group, the owner wont allow me to participate becaise of a predjudice about Yahoo accounts. Seems strange to me! So I guess I will never know how the Other board is! :)

mbm
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:02 AM
mbm

I respectfully disagree with you! I refer anyone who is interested in the facts to check out the archives on page 5, ANYONE WANT TO WATCH ANKY'S WORLD CUP KUR RIDE ONLINE thread and page 6 in the archives HORSES FOR LIFE-ROLLKUR ISSUE thread. You didn't want to discuss anything. Your posts were negative and falsely acussing Anky/rollkur riders of everything under the sun including some vets you knew about that supposedly say rollkur damages a horse. When I put up some information I got from Canyonoak about some positive aspects about rollkur from professionals such as Hillary Clayton, I haven't seen you post, once, since except for now. You are falsely accusing Chronobb'ers in the same way you falsely accuse Anky of every horrible way to ride a horse known to mankind.


errrr.... i may not agre with rk, but i think you have me mixed up with someone else...... ??

Bliss
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:13 AM
I'm kinda liking COTH......don't know how that's gonna work once UDBB is up again! Maybe I'll go crazy trying to keep up with both!:D

cuatx - its tough duty trying to keep up with both boards. Since I'm not working and suddenly sooo busy, I've given up completely. I just swoop in, read what interests, and swoop out again. Not like when I was paid to surf the 'net. :winkgrin:

There are some fine folks over here, I hope some of the udbb-er's continue to hang out with us. :)

Weebonilass
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:33 AM
I do UDBB and not COTH normally, because my work fireplace sees UDBB as a work site (meaning I can get in) and COTH as a personal site (meaning I can't get in).


The feel over there is a lot warmer so far.

Benatus
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:42 AM
THIS is where everyone came to roost.

Sigh...it's a Lion King Moment...

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things...


...okay...time for the insulin...

hehehe

Sabine
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:52 AM
errrr.... i may not agre with rk, but i think you have me mixed up with someone else...... ??


I doubt that- I think you're known WORLDWIDE...:) :)

Sabine
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:58 AM
\

Exactly. UDBB is a community. Scruffy, chancellor, Thursday, clanter, fretless, JMC, Deedee, Kurqueen, Adele, Rowdy, jester, mld and some numbers, Peter Guy, Jenn, draftmom, and a gazillion others. You can divide us up into little disagreeable groups-- democrats, republicans, vegetarians, carnivores, but we STILL chat and talk and laugh and are a part of each other's lives. I feel welcome there and liked (at least by some!) and I have been comforted and encouraged and have met many of the members. I know that I can travel anywhere and find a friend from the board. Don't knock it because you disagree with the admin or if you disagree with a couple posters-- there are many of us. Surely someone there will agree with you and encourage you and comfort YOU in times of trouble.


And WHERE exactly do you all hang out?? not on the dressage forum- ?? maybe in off course...you all seem to be a great bunch of fun-loving folks with a sense of humor- this said, that's not the typical acidic type feeling I get when I read the dressage board over there....it seems like there is always a priest on the pulpit whipping the poor dressage junkies into shape...and praising the ODGs up the whazooo....?><>*&#(*^$^

Karoline
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:35 AM
Everyone hangs in the dressage forum at one time or another but we are all pretty rounded folks so we also discuss politics, recipes, relationships as well as equine therapy, nutrition, care, shoeing, etc...

And we are extremely lucky to have contributors like Kasette, Gallop, MsKreuz, Touring, Monica, LynnS, SunnySantaCruz, and many more, including a few folks from Portugal, Germany, UK, etc...which add a different perspective on dressage like Lusitana.

And by the way, why shouldnt the ODG not be respected? Because if today's big name are lucky, they too will some day be ODGs.

And we do get visits from WAZ and the Spanish Riding School head instructor who are very generous in contributing to our board.

And, we were the Lucille board. She touched all of us with her wisdom, common sense and generous advice.

And we have Sybelle and Xantheria, two of the witiest people you will ever dream of meeting.

And the indefatiguable Peter Guy and Bjurd who have been joined by Cdrake and now Kestrel and Dalfan and provide a political education to one and all.

And of course we have Stardoozer who has grown up on the board to win the Brentina Cup. And AmandaBailey who is doing very well, and eam who won her bronze freestyle bars...and more.

Its a family over there.

Sabine
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:42 AM
thanks Karoline- as usual- you set the picture straight...none of the ones you mentioned are on this thread-- some of those that you mention are the ones- that like to preach and create a holier than thou atmosphere- which some like and some don't- no problem.

My question is not answered- where is the clanter gang??THEY are fun!!! I want to hang with them...:) :)

Karoline
Jul. 9, 2006, 02:03 AM
At this time, I bet you Clanter is on www.dressageit.com, chatting up the australian contingent.

Clanter has become the UDB's mascot of sorts. He is like the mcgyver of horsemen and knows absolutely everyting from the price of an ounce of ambregrix (and where its found) to where giant rabbits are bred.

Oh, yes the ladies of UDB love Mr. Clanter. Who is also an Honorary Slownomian.

Speaks Francais. Tres debonnaire.

Think Sean Connery.

hototrot
Jul. 9, 2006, 06:17 AM
And WHERE exactly do you all hang out?? not on the dressage forum- ?? maybe in off course...you all seem to be a great bunch of fun-loving folks with a sense of humor- this said, that's not the typical acidic type feeling I get when I read the dressage board over there....it seems like there is always a priest on the pulpit whipping the poor dressage junkies into shape...and praising the ODGs up the whazooo....?><>*&#(*^$^

Good morning! Well, I can't speak for others, but I post wherever I see something of interest or where I feel I can contribute something of use... so I have posted on the Dressage/Trainng forum when it was appropriate; even innaugurated threads :yes: there. And I've learned a lot!!!!! I LOVE the Obs. Lounge though, the friends I like to think I've made there (though they might just be humouring me so that our little corner of the UK is primed and ready to be harvested when the mothership finally pays her congestion charges).

On a very personal note... whilst my opinions on correct training might not be all that revolutionary or contentious, I have never felt the need to duck out of a discussion because of them. Nor, for that matter, have I ever felt that I would be censored... But I do feel that a respectful manner to EVERYONE is important in a discussion and try to treat participants with nothing less than the consideration with which I'd treat my family and friends. If I disagree with something that's fine, that's the nature of discussion; I don't see my particular mission in life as having to change folk's opinions. Strictly a personal comment all that-- not an evaluation of BBs in general you understand...

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 08:13 AM
Regarding those political threads on UDBB...there have been some interesting threads that may not changed a person's mind or caused them to totally to flip from one party to another but they do question just what is the reasoning of the party. Some, possibly many, have taken new looks at old questions and come back with a renewed view.

How I got to the Dressage board was by the way of my daughter who is an Eventer among other aspects of the horse world. We raise Morgans and have a few Minis for the added humor.

Out horses have won National and World placing and some of National Titles... not bad for the backyard ranch set in the middle of the city.

Better yet we have taken inter city kids...put them on our horses and had them win High Point Youth at Class A shows.

It is my belief that unless we as an industry do not reach out to expand our reach then the industry will die. The death will be slow but there will come a time when the expense of having a horse will become so high that most of the present owners will have to say there was once a day when we had horses.

Utah
Jul. 9, 2006, 08:18 AM
Mmmmm...yawn...stretch...Good Morning! A little breakfast stretch before going out to ride before it is too hot to move (and I am in a Northern state, I would never survive where some of you are!). I have dreams of getting everything done before noon so I can go see Pirates this afternoon-I can't believe our tiny theater has it the FIRST weekend. I wonder if I can smuggle in a Big Bag of Cherries from the grocery...there is something to be said about going to the movies in the winter when noone wonders over my parka.

To actually say something related to the thread, he he, I myself cruise through the dressage forums on both of these sites, read what I find of interest and Sometimes post, not really often. Mostly on horse care/vet forum, facilities (UDBB), young horse (UDBB), and off course. Mostly off course, although I know what to stay out of there as well. Sometimes the political discussions there tend to take on the tone of the rollkur ones here! I can learn something in them, but if I ask a question I must be retarded and ignorant...so I stay out.
Toddling off to find some breakfast...do you suppose the Saddlebred martinis are inappropriate? Yes, I imagine so, the kind of thing that would lead to self help meetings in a dark must church basement somewhere in the future...

Aylah
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:05 AM
I joined the UDBB a couple of years ago mostly just to gleen info from all the wise ones. And then I read clanters posts..he cracked me up made me laugh and then he was gone. Turns out he did a stint in New Orleans for weeks helping those who needed it most. Everyone rejoiced the day he posted on the UDBB again. After that I was hooked....the number people who welcomed him back was amazing. I knew then I wanted to be part of such a caring community. I don't post very often...typing skills are abominable. But I hang around and enjoy you all. Suzy better hurry up!
I have joined FIVE forums since July 3 By the way that sporthorse one that someone mentioned awhile back is like a MORQUE. Noby home...it was spooky!!

Regular Einstein
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:10 AM
Hello everyone!

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:28 AM
that sporthorse one that someone mentioned awhile back is like a MORQUE. Noby home...it was spooky!!

yes...dust every where... most topics had not had a post for a looooooong time

Regular Einstein... good to see you

Maple
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:31 AM
There's a new message up when you try UDBB. Sounds like Mark and Digi are working hard to get it back together.
Must be hard trying to keep the new farm running (and it's the 'busy' season) and UDBB running when there's a tech crisis like this.
Poor guy I bet he hasn't slept.

scruffy the cat
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:37 AM
Clanter- show 'em the picture of your mini in a bucket!

Anyway, I consider it kind of like two equally-priced brand of cars (I was going to mention brands, then I figured it would start a fight :D)... both are good and there's lots to like on both, but they're also different at the same time (one has a sunroof and the other has heated seats?). And some people cannot imagine why one would like Ford and others cannot imagine why one would like Dodge (esp. Chancellor, har har).

Having worked in the Internet/email addy management world for awhile, it's not really a bad policy to exclude the free email addresses. I'm sure that free-email exclusion drives you crazy, and it might appear unfair, and that there are really great folks who only have free email addresses; but in terms of reducing exposure to the real Internet bad guys it's probably effective. I don't mean our little trollsters who stomp across the dressage bridges, but more the really scary guys. The downside is that the good guys get excluded. It's really not a random prejudice.

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 09:55 AM
I am on a short leash

"You may not post attachments"

Mirabella
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:01 AM
The NEW message:
Ultimate Dressage - Ultimate Eventing - Support for UCM

We are currently performing maintenance on our server.


JULY 8:: Do not despair, the UDBB has not vanished. We are currently performing some badly needed maintenance on the code used to enable the sites as well as the operating system on the server (aka "suzy"). The server has been slow for the last couple weeks and we have found the "intruder" and a faulty drive has been of no help either.

FAQ: Why is this taking so long? Because this is a Linux server colocated in an otherwise Windosws world and to ask for tech support costs $150/hr and a tech can spend 10 hrs just before he understands what he's working with. I elect to take the server off the rack and work on it myself, through the assistance of a wonderfully giving individual in CA who helps me through this. Remember there are no deep pockets supporting this server like other forums and we can't afford what some of them are paying. We have spend a pretty penny on this new server, it just needs maintenance from time to time. So you are stuck with "the man behind the curtain" for now.

Please check back shortly. Thank You for understanding.

Mark Susol, Ultimate Creative Media

4_beatin_it
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:09 AM
I just had a thought.

We as a group of loyal UDBB members should put together a fund to help get Suzy back up and running?

Anyone in?

And where do we send it?

Aylah
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:14 AM
Hey Mark...good to hear from you. We could pass the hat!
No worries we will all be back......and I am sure we will bring along a few recruits. Hope Suzy is up for it!!

cuatx
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:15 AM
We might better send Mark some beer and peanuts!!!!!

Aylah
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:15 AM
Hey 4-beatin-it Great minds....

claire
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:20 AM
I find I like both COTH and UDBB...sort of like taking a clinic from different trainers: Different strengths/emphasis but you can enjoy and learn from both! :cool:

COTH (INVHO :winkgrin: ) has stronger Hunter/Jump,Eventing,Horse Care,Breeding Forums. And it IS more liberal (in that they alow more "on-the-edge snarky humor)

UDBB: Stronger Off Course (threads about movies/books/politics/non-horse stuff 24-7 rather than only on Off-Topic Days) and a very active
Tack Forum. And a much stronger Dressage Forum. But then, UDBB IS a DRESSAGE Bulletin Board! :D
The UDBB administrator is more "hands-on" about about enforcing civil discussions and not allowing "snarky personal remarks"...

COTH's Dressage Forum does have a "Tough Rep" even within the other COTH Forums (H/J,Eventing,Off Course)
My experience has verified this rep: discussions quickly dissolve into personal snarking and name calling (sometimes in German :lol: )

Amazingly, just before it went down there was a very interesting DISCUSSION on UDBB where participants from Netherlands,England and USA explained their training methods and defended their validity.
No nasty,condesending personal remarks and all questions answered (even dumb questions! :winkgrin: )

I guess hototrot put it best:



On a very personal note... whilst my opinions on correct training might not be all that revolutionary or contentious, I have never felt the need to duck out of a discussion because of them. Nor, for that matter, have I ever felt that I would be censored... But I do feel that a respectful manner to EVERYONE is important in a discussion and try to treat participants with nothing less than the consideration with which I'd treat my family and friends.

So, for those that wonder about UDBB give it a try (and not just the Dressage forum...Clanter has some lively political discussions in the "Observation Lounge"!)

lipizzaner
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:35 AM
So last evening I found my ruby red slippers, tied my hair (all 2 inches of it) into pony tails, and stuffed my little black cat into a basket (since I no longer own a "Toto"). I've been clicking my heels together and repeating "I want to go HOME"...nothing has happened yet.

*SIGH* Maybe soon. I hope before I find myself adding *WTF* to every post...

4_beatin_it
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:40 AM
We are not in Kansas anymore LOLOL

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:41 AM
is there any web board that is only existing as a web board that has 501c3 status?

I have found the UDB site more helpful than the breed clubs that enjoy the tax expemt status

zinnniaz
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:47 AM
I am on a short leash

"You may not post attachments" Maybe this is wise, clanter. :D

zinnniaz
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:53 AM
You guys, I seriously need some UDBB style help. My little dog Pippin and his nefarious bad sister Holly who is a BAD influence went under the fence last night after I let them out and I still can't find them. I looked and looked, trekked through the back fields and marshes and the woods and called them. Found tracks way out in the wilder fields along with deer tracks and have not seen a sign of them since. They have been gone since 7 last night and have never never never been gone like this before. Called animal control, searcehd for hours and then went out about every half hour or hour last night and did the same search and called trying not to disturb the neighbors too much. I was out there all night practically and nada. I thought they would be hungry and come home but now I am thinking they must have caught something or foudn food or got taken in. I just want them to come home. :(

I am tired and weepy from lack of sleep and my whole body aches from putting in 330 bales of hay yesterday. WHINE. Jingle please. :(

hototrot
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:58 AM
Oh Zin-- and I thought my day was painful! Chin up, hon, we're all behind you: Jingles on their way!!!!!!!!!!

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 10:59 AM
gosh... when they escape in pairs it becomes a game of hide and seek and they will play around ...are there any fast food places near... my guys would be there digging through the dumspter or begging and doing tricks for hand outs... one may even play a fiddle while the other dances

Jingles are you way...and really hope they are found

Can you saddle up and go look for them?

LBDVM
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:03 AM
Oh, sorry zinnia - big jingles and hope they come home soon.

carolprudm
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:05 AM
We might better send Mark some beer and peanuts!!!!!
NAAH, Pizza and Coke

zinnniaz
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:06 AM
Thanks guys. Nope no fast food or restaurants of any kind. Our land is rural. The closest restaurant is probably ten miles or more. They I fear have gone way out into the swampy wet woods, acres and acres of overgrown brushy impassable stuff. I did trek as far as I could this morning looking for turkey vultures in the sky, thinking if they had killed anything maybe the vultures would lead me to them. They've never killed anything more than mice and moles before but you never know. Oh, once a chinchilla too.

Yes, the problem is they are together. And Holly, the evil bad influence is part siberian husky and could probably happily go completely feral. She has taken off before and been gone for 6 or 8 hours but never with a basenji and never this long. I need to go trek out in the fields again and then maybe start making posters.

hototrot
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:14 AM
Yes, the problem is they are together. And Holly, the evil bad influence is part siberian husky and could probably happily go completely feral. She has taken off before and been gone for 6 or 8 hours but never with a basenji and never this long. I need to go trek out in the fields again and then maybe start making posters.

Heavens, siberian husky and basenji! Jingles getting bigger! Posters, would flyers through letter slots in doors be a good idea or impractical? This might help morale a tiny bit: a dear friend's jack russel and her lurcher went wandering for very nearly 2 days; as you can imagine that too is a very very bad combination. We alerted all of the neighbouring farmers and took turns to cover the hedgrows. Finally found the disreputable pair under a hedge about 5 miles away over the fields. Happy ending there-- and I'm sure for you too.

BIG JINGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mbm
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:15 AM
I doubt that- I think you're known WORLDWIDE...:) :)

now *that* would be funny :)

Regular Einstein
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:23 AM
Awww...Zinnia, try not to worry too much. My two girls took off shortly after I got this farm and worried me seriously. The area is surrounded in briars, and brambles and piled up trees and SNAKES!!

I looked everywhere. I was in tears.

They came trotting up the driveway like they'd never been gone. This amazed me because we had only been here about a week, and they found their way home!

Good luck.

scruffy the cat
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:30 AM
Aw, Zinnia, you must be a wreck. Posting notes to the usual places seems more useful than walking and calling. Those naughty pups are probably within hearing distance but they have their paws over their ears saying "nya nya nya, I can't HEAR you!!!".

Hope they come home SOON.

scruffy the cat
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:33 AM
I know Suzy accepts Paypal. Just send $ to the email address that comes up when you go to the UDBB. I just sent a little... Good idea!

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:34 AM
siberian husky ...had one of those guys and they can trot a line for days then all of a sudden look up and wonder just where are they. Mine was very playful and always out looking about... he never had a sense of Home

That is one reason we went to GSDs

still jingling

eqipoize
Jul. 9, 2006, 11:44 AM
Zin - it can be terrifying when your dogs go stray. My best guess is that a passing car picked them up, if they are friendly with strangers and would hop into an offered car! I will say a little prayer for their safe return home. I did lose a dog that way, he went stray with his dad, Someone picked up Dad, and put in a found ad, but whomever found the son realized what a terrific dog he was and chose NOT to respond to ads, or flyers. Its been a long time, and I still miss him. Of course, I had not replaced his collar which had broken just a couple weeks before. My mistake. Do your kids have ID tags on? If not, then get an ad in the local papers, and tell the local shelter you are looking for two lost children and Keep Calling in the woods. Miracles happen many times with missing dogs - more often than the sad stories like mine. So, my heart feels your pain, and my soul wishes you a happier ending.

Re - contributions to UDBB - Yes, great idea - anyone care to post the appropriate email address? See you all at home base soon.

4_beatin_it
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:11 PM
scruffythecat - can you please clarify?

Xhltsalute
Jul. 9, 2006, 12:57 PM
Re - contributions to UDBB - Yes, great idea - anyone care to post the appropriate email address? See you all at home base soon.


You might want to check before you start sending donations for Suzy's treatment program. ;) I believe in the past MS has declined/discouraged donations, except maybe some food & beverage. :D

zinn - I'm jingling like mad for your puppies to come home quickly and safely.:yes:

clanter
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:08 PM
Oh I thought Suzy was a hostage that was hauled off after some one put some of that GHB, rohypnol or ketamine into her drink and now wanted big bucks to release her

Fairview Horse Center
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:15 PM
donations, except maybe some food & beverage.

I bet long about now that "beverage" stuff would be really welcome :yes: :lol: :eek: :winkgrin:

along with a few crowbars, sledgehammers, or maybe even explosive devices :cool:

partita
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:16 PM
....it seems like there is always a priest on the pulpit whipping the poor dressage junkies into shape...and praising the ODGs up the whazooo....?><>*&#(*^$^
Well, I will praise the "ODGs" (as so many like to refer to them. Personally I find that reference a bit disrespectful - and don't like to refer to them in that way - what if they're listening?!?). The "old masters" know a heck of a lot more than I ever will, so praise be to them (and the trumpets shall sound!)! I will never be a priest on a pulput whipping the poor dressage junkies, seeing as how I AM a poor dressage junkie! And it also doesn't make any sense for one priest to whip another does it? Get's you in trouble in church! Not that anyone would ever mistake me for a priest. Especially if they've ever seen me ride . . . time for a flogging.
Carry on . . .

Jmc
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:25 PM
now *that* would be funny :)
:lol::lol::lol:


As for the paypal...we'll have to do SOMETHING! We can work that out tomorrow (crossing fingers and toes)

Zinnia...jingling! Maybe they've seen too many Disney/animal movies! Keep us updated.

Adelita
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:42 PM
I heard it was Suzy's thyroid that did her in.


WAHHHHH I miss my UDBB!

Zinnia, jingles for your pups. (((((((hugs)))))))

hototrot
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:47 PM
Has any one heard from sac and Jedders???? I've been worried about them and also I want to say a big thank you to her for her wonderful Koolaide, Moonpie and Corn Nuts care package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D

Still jingling for Zinnia's errant hounds!

sugar208
Jul. 9, 2006, 01:53 PM
Has any one heard from sac and Jedders????

I have been wondering the same. Hope things are going well.

Zinnia, any word on the pups yet?

Lambie Boat
Jul. 9, 2006, 02:06 PM
sunday morning- still no UDBB. not funny anymore. tremors. sweating. Call out to DIGIHORSE- can't you zip over and help Mark with your cyberchipheadgeniusmadskills?

scruffy the cat
Jul. 9, 2006, 02:34 PM
Digi is already on the case-- see the reference two pages back about a "wonderfully giving person in CA" who's helping. They don't call her Digi for nuttin'.

As for the paypal, well, I could very well be imagining things but I seem to recall that Mark has always said no to fundraisers (bumper stickers, tshirts, etc) just because they're a ton of work & don't generate much $$, and said if we were desperate we could just $ to paypal for him. But like I said, I could be COMPLETELY misremembering this. If so, please, no offense meant.

That being said, his email addy is on the UDBB site frontpage, even right now. If you go into Paypal, you can choose a 'send $ to a person' and it allows you to put an email addy in. If you put mark's email addy, it comes up as a valid paypal person and you can send whatever $ you want.

That being said, I suppose that one of us should ask Mark directly if this is ok. I didn't and maybe I did a whoops. Wouldn't be the first time. [I need the embarrassed emoticon here].

cuatx
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:23 PM
Is Mark into Microbrewed beer? I seem to remember he is but I'm not sure. Can someone tell me for sure?

And what's the name of his farm?

Karoline
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:33 PM
I think Mark wont accept any financial donations and will probably shudder at the more mention of them.

But, why cant we send care packages to Suzy? Nice wines and cheeses from california, crabs and homards from Maine, Barbecue from Memphis, Wild Burbon from Kentucky etc...That ought to cheer him and evelyn?

hototrot
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:35 PM
I think Mark wont accept any financial donations and will probably shudder at the more mention of them.

But, why cant we send care packages to Suzy? Nice wines and cheeses from california, crabs and homards from Maine, Barbecue from Memphis, Wild Burbon from Kentucky etc...That ought to cheer him and evelyn?
Spotted Dick from the UK!:lol: :lol:

I did offer goop...

cuatx
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:41 PM
Spotted Dick from the UK!:lol: :lol:

I did offer goop...

I have a can of that sitting in my cupboard!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think "gifts" are a much better route. But poor digi. Anyone know how to send her a care package?

sabryant
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:44 PM
Your post gave me a good laugh! I think what Sabine was trying to say is there is no room on TOB for progression in this art we all love. Styles of horses change, discoveries are being made, life in the dressage world is not stuck in the ODG's word. I have great respect for the ODG's as I'm sure Sabine does too, it is just another world with different, and sometimes better, ability of the horse and rider. If you are always a slave to your opinions, you will never be flexible in your training. If you free yourself from the ODG's every now and again, you might find something on your own that works the best for you and your horse.



Well, I will praise the "ODGs" (as so many like to refer to them. Personally I find that reference a bit disrespectful - and don't like to refer to them in that way - what if they're listening?!?). The "old masters" know a heck of a lot more than I ever will, so praise be to them (and the trumpets shall sound!)! I will never be a priest on a pulput whipping the poor dressage junkies, seeing as how I AM a poor dressage junkie! And it also doesn't make any sense for one priest to whip another does it? Get's you in trouble in church! Not that anyone would ever mistake me for a priest. Especially if they've ever seen me ride . . . time for a flogging.
Carry on . . .

Jmc
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:44 PM
What if those who are willing to donate all buy a gift certificate from the same place and send it to him...nice tack is very expensive...any ideas? If enough of us spent 10-20 dollars that could really add up!

100 baskets of wine and cheese might be a little overwhelming...besides, we don't want ANY alcohol laying around Suzy's house :winkgrin:

sabryant
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:46 PM
I think Mark wont accept any financial donations and will probably shudder at the more mention of them.

But, why cant we send care packages to Suzy? Nice wines and cheeses from california, crabs and homards from Maine, Barbecue from Memphis, Wild Burbon from Kentucky etc...That ought to cheer him and evelyn?


Karoline, That's LOBSTER from Maine!

Jmc
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:50 PM
Your post gave me a good laugh! I think what Sabine was trying to say is there is no room on TOB for progression in this art we all love. Styles of horses change, discoveries are being made, life in the dressage world is not stuck in the ODG's word. I have great respect for the ODG's as I'm sure Sabine does too, it is just another world with different, and sometimes better, ability of the horse and rider. If you are always a slave to your opinions, you will never be flexible in your training. If you free yourself for the ODG's every now and again, you might find something on your own that works the best for you and your horse.

We do have those kind of folks on the board...Gigi Nutter? She is constantly paying her respects to the odg's but always reminds us to play/experiment/quit reading so much and go out and ride. And she's no slouch!

For some of mere mortal riders, the odg's are a good place to start...then maybe we can start thinking outside the box. But thinking outside of the box still gives you the perogative to say yes or no to different or more modern methods.

cuatx
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:55 PM
okay, okay.....what's ODG stand for?

4_beatin_it
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:57 PM
Old Dead Guy?

cuatx
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:57 PM
What if those who are willing to donate all buy a gift certificate from the same place and send it to him...nice tack is very expensive...any ideas? If enough of us spent 10-20 dollars that could really add up!

100 baskets of wine and cheese might be a little overwhelming...besides, we don't want ANY alcohol laying around Suzy's house :winkgrin:

I'm in. How do we coordinate?

sabryant
Jul. 9, 2006, 04:58 PM
We do have those kind of folks on the board...Gigi Nutter? She is constantly paying her respects to the odg's but always reminds us to play/experiment/quit reading so much and go out and ride. And she's no slouch!

For some of mere mortal riders, the odg's are a good place to start...then maybe we can start thinking outside the box. But thinking outside of the box still gives you the perogative to say yes or no to different or more modern methods.

From what I understand, you get kicked out over there if you disagree and appear to be more tuned-in to other styles of riding. I think Gigi is a great gauge to go by. Some people read and think about it so much it takes away the freshness of training. It has to be this or it has to be that? Poll high this, poll not high that, classical this, classical that. That is a strait jacket way of thinking!!

valmom
Jul. 9, 2006, 05:08 PM
Zinnia: any news about the pups? I live in fear of my JRTs getting loose- they never give up a scent. Jingling for a good outcome. Is this the dog you had at the show before Chancellor's last party?

I don't know- I seem to remember Mark taking donations before for the server before Suzy.

zinnniaz
Jul. 9, 2006, 05:09 PM
Holly is back with porcupine quills! Still missing the basenji. Keep on a jinglin. We are headed for the woods.

mbm
Jul. 9, 2006, 05:13 PM
From what I understand, you get kicked out over there if you disagree and appear to be more tuned-in to other styles of riding.

this is just pure BS.

why dont you become a member and find out what the deal is once the board is back up and running???

people on UBDD get kicked out for being rude and for posting nasty personal commetns about other posters, or by repeatedly trying to create new user names once they have been kicked out.

there is a *reason* why so many of us love UDBB - and it isnt becuase we cant express our opinion

Lambie Boat
Jul. 9, 2006, 05:19 PM
Holly is BAACK!!!! YAHOOOO!!! now....the basenji will be trotting back any minute, smelling of skunk or something fowl...jingling for zinnniaz and the doggers.....

Jmc
Jul. 9, 2006, 05:23 PM
From what I understand, you get kicked out over there if you disagree and appear to be more tuned-in to other styles of riding. I think Gigi is a great gauge to go by. Some people read and think about it so much it takes away the freshness of training. It has to be this or it has to be that? Poll high this, poll not high that, classical this, classical that. That is a strait jacket way of thinking!!

You know what, I agree with you and because I own a bit of a "special case" of a horse right now...I am REALLY learning to be more open minded. It's just than darn "R" word that really gets people heated.

As far as people getting kicked out because of "other styles of riding"...I honestly don't get that impression of the UDBB. I read that all the time over here and it's almost like it's been said so many times, it's just considered fact now. I wouldn't dare speak for Mark, but I just don't see that being the case. We even have a 'resident cowboy', Dave Walker who contributes an awful lot to the dressage discussions. It really is all in the tone you use. Which is why this lovefest for the UDBB is borderline sweet and sickening, but truely genuine...it's safe there.