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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorilu View Post
    Actually, no, I think you are wrong. Criticizing is one thing. The nastiness I have gotten here, in the past, is quite another. And I am specifically excluding the political forum there, because if you went there you knew what to expect. Here, members of that board are called "weekend dressage warriors",,,, how is that not disrespectful??
    With respect, walking in and starting out with complaints of all the 'nastiness' you experienced in the past is maybe not the best way to start a new relationship.

    I'll miss UDBB. IME... both these boards are actually mostly civil, with a ton of interesting, thoughtful, experienced, and wise people available mostly at your beck and call 24x7. They won't always say what you want to hear... but sometimes that is what we need. Over the years, I've received invaluable advice and support from many of you, and I hope I've been able to contribute back here and there.

    If you read something that upsets you, ask (1) if it's really about you personally. Pretend it isn't and go on your way. If you can't do that then (2) try to pretend you never read it and let the person who wrote it think that their message was tragically ignored, a waste of time, pixels, and electrons.

    Those two strategies go a long way towards productive interaction.
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


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  2. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique View Post
    I was actually a member before it became the UDBB, before the 2000 reboot.
    Yes. Mark started it as Cool Breeze Farm, CBF BB.



  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by saje View Post
    Yep. Also nip slippages, and LONG ago, booger discussions.
    Those were the good ol' days, were they not?



  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by poltroon View Post
    With respect, walking in and starting out with complaints of all the 'nastiness' you experienced in the past is maybe not the best way to start a new relationship.

    I'll miss UDBB. IME... both these boards are actually mostly civil, with a ton of interesting, thoughtful, experienced, and wise people available mostly at your beck and call 24x7. They won't always say what you want to hear... but sometimes that is what we need. Over the years, I've received invaluable advice and support from many of you, and I hope I've been able to contribute back here and there.

    If you read something that upsets you, ask (1) if it's really about you personally. Pretend it isn't and go on your way. If you can't do that then (2) try to pretend you never read it and let the person who wrote it think that their message was tragically ignored, a waste of time, pixels, and electrons.

    Those two strategies go a long way towards productive interaction.
    Good advice for any forum.


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  5. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot View Post
    SO hmm did one person here said that ?

    That would be like judging uddb by everything Kassette said.

    There were some very nasty people on uddb who for some reason were allowed free rein by the moderator.
    LIKE! Very true.


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  6. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    had to go back while I could to find some of Lucille (SmithsonLM) quotes


    "But I are a diplomat. When I come to visit, I'll tell you how CUTE your horse is. He has a kind eye. And oh! What a beautiful long tail! "


    9-21-05

    Lucille passed quitely this morning at about 5:30.
    Clanter, you so often move me. Thank you.



  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    for those survivors that are washing up on the beach here, the naitives for the most part are harmelss.... however there are many who believe they are desendents of royality
    clanter has theeeeee best sense of humor!
    And the BEST advice, on, well, everything!
    I missed it even before the other board shut down!
    I missed the updates on the twins and the bucket pony!

    This icon, however, scares me:*. Something's just not right about it.


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  8. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by partita View Post
    clanter has theeeeee best sense of humor!
    And the BEST advice, on, well, everything!
    I missed it even before the other board shut down!
    I missed the updates on the twins and the bucket pony!

    This icon, however, scares me:*. Something's just not right about it.
    Me too.
    I think it is a wood pecker that pecked too long on a metal pole.



  9. #69
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    I ended up being banned a couple of years ago.

    But I will never forget the many pages of sympathy when I lost my dear Rocket. I printed them out and have them in his file. That was 13 years ago. I think the board changed a lot in those years. For me, I started out as a respected member who offered good advice. Gradually the loud experts took over, the nasty comments took over and while I was shocked to discover I couldn't log on and being told by someone else that I was banned, I was more insulted than angry.

    It's been a long time since I felt I had anything relevant to say about horses, riding or caring for horses. And yet I know even more now than I did then. Ah well, I'm sure the nasties will find another outlet.


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  10. #70
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    Default Wow. Go away from the internet for a few days...

    ...and look what happens. Sorry to see it go - I liked to visit and found the obs lounge to be pretty congenial. I didn't post much, but when I had the occasional question about washing machines and such, people were nice about giving their experiences and recommendations. Never paid for a membership because of all the drama around will he/won't he pull the plug at any moment. (And sorry about lack of paragraphs - for some reason I can't seem to make paragraphs anymore!)
    Only one cat - must not be totally crazy yet!


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  11. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot View Post
    yeah, really.

    If you don't like Coth go start a new board .

    It's not that difficult.
    thanks for the suggestion, it appears they have

    http://definitelydressage.com/index.php


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  12. #72
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    Thank goodness...they really do need a "special" place all their own.


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  13. #73
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    And just so you know, I have been a member of this board for about 13 years (I think.... just after Y2K, if I recall....) ..... so this is hardly a "new" relationship.

    And I stand by my words.

    L


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  14. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Why thank you. I'll where that as a badge of honor
    Wear will you where it ?
    ... _. ._ .._. .._


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  15. #75
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    Oh I can't fool you Equibrit. Why on my sleave of course
    Ranch of Last Resort
    www.annwylid.com



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    Wow! News to me...



  17. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    for those survivors that are washing up on the beach here, the naitives for the most part are harmelss.... however there are many who believe they are desendents of royality
    So funny! I bet they have washed up onto the Island of Misfit Toys (ala Rudolph the Reindeer).


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  18. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by exvet View Post
    Oh I can't fool you Equibrit. Why on my sleave of course
    Equibrit is very quick witted.

    When I posted I was thinking of slc. That was unfair of me. West Coast Dressage, I think that was her name, had fantastic info with good pics.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



  19. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Me too.
    I think it is a wood pecker that pecked too long on a metal pole.
    Great. Now I will never be able to un-see that. Like realizing that ducks' bills resemble dog heads: http://astrobioloblog.files.wordpres.../10/duck-1.jpg



  20. #80
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    Well crap--Now I will have to change my sig line.

    Kram banned me a few times during and after the 'Booger Implosion'
    Proud scar wearing member of the Bold, Banned and Bitchen clique


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