• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Another way to help Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Another way to help Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society!

    There is an easy, fast, and free way to help prevent the slaughter of hundreds of abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses. Simply vote for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in an on-line contest. Here are the simple instructions (which take longer to read than to actually follow):

    Here are the instructions:

    1. Go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive
    2. Near the top, slightly-right-of-center is a purple rectangle with the words "Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!" Click that icon.
    3. On the page that comes next, there is a button marked "VOTE NOW!" It is located near the top, again slightly-right-of-center, underneath and in the middle of the tabs for "Rainforest" and "Animal Rescue." Click that icon.

    4. In the center of the page that comes next, you will see a purple square that says "Search And Vote For A Shelter." In the "Shelter Name" space, type Bluebonnet In the "State" space, type "TX." Then click the gray rectangular "Search" button that appears underneath the "Country" selection.
    5. The next screen will be virtually identical to the one that went before, except that Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society will now appear at the bottom of the purple rectangle. Click the gray "Vote" rectangle in the bottom right corner of the purple square.
    6. The following screen requires you to type in the name of the animal that appears (lion, monkey, cat, etc). This ensures that the vote is being cast by an actual person rather than a computer program which would give a contestant an unfair advantage. Once the animal’s name is typed, click the "Vote" button and you’re done!


    And thank you!
    www.specialhorses.org
    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


  • #2
    2. Near the top, slightly-right-of-center is a purple rectangle with the words "Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!" Click that icon.

    Never got to next page............just kept returning me to the above. Didn't detect any 'pop-ups'. So, I dunno.

    Comment


    • #3
      3. On the page that comes next, there is a button marked "VOTE NOW!" It is located near the top, again slightly-right-of-center, underneath and in the middle of the tabs for "Rainforest" and "Animal Rescue." Click that icon.

      OK, found it 1/4 way down the page, in the middle.

      Voted....got a Lion. It said my session timed out....try again.

      Voted....got a Panda. Again, said my session timed out.

      Eek.....gonna reboot.


      Also, I am no doubt voting against another rescue.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        I'll ask Jenn to clarify - not sure what the issue is.
        www.specialhorses.org
        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

        Comment


        • #5
          I just followed the instructions and voted, no problem. I'm using the latest version of Firefox - it may be some kind of browser issue? Or possibly I have something turned off that's causing problems. (I have flash block and ad-block add ons because I HATE going to a page and having flash load all over the place.)

          Comment


          • #6
            I click on all those sites (and vote for a rescue) every day. Today, every time I clikcked, it would bounce right back to "click to donate" on all of them.
            "And I will be an embarrassment to all
            Who have not found the peace in being free
            to have a horse as a best friend."

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by laserRob View Post
              2. Near the top, slightly-right-of-center is a purple rectangle with the words "Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!" Click that icon.

              Never got to next page............just kept returning me to the above. Didn't detect any 'pop-ups'. So, I dunno.
              I've had the bounceback problem and the 'timeout on identifying the animal' problem.
              HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
              www.hashaiti.org blog:http://hashaiti.org/blog

              Comment


              • #8
                Done.

                FYI, you must be quick. The website times out quickly.

                Put in US for country
                TX for state
                Bluebonnet in the name box.

                This will let your search go fast enough to please their software.

                PS-- as of today, Bluebonnet is not on the Top 10 list for US rescues. It is not even on the Top 10 for TX rescues.
                The armchair saddler
                Politically Pro-Cat

                Comment


                • #9
                  I am having the same issue as the others. Hopefully we'll get it sorted out so we can help!

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    I think it is a browser issue as I didn't have the problem and I checked it out before I posted. But I also used Firefox.
                    www.specialhorses.org
                    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Didn't have any problems, done!
                      No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                      For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                      www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mvp View Post
                        PS-- as of today, Bluebonnet is not on the Top 10 list for US rescues. It is not even on the Top 10 for TX rescues.
                        As of last night they were ranked 1,083rd nationally.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho" View Post
                          I think it is a browser issue as I didn't have the problem and I checked it out before I posted. But I also used Firefox.
                          Thanks. I participated at this site a couple years ago...had Firefox at the time. Now I am MIE.

                          I'll revisit later today.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Thank you to those who are voting. I realize we're not in high standings nationally - we just would like to win the Texas category. (Ok, I WANT to win nationally, but I understand that's not probable ). We're moving up in the ranks thanks to your votes. Winning Texas will help us promote the rescue/bring in more recognition, which results in more adopters and more funds to help other horses.

                            For those experiencing problems - I don't know if it is the site temp. not working or if it is a browser problem. I follow the steps and can vote. I appreciate you all trying...
                            Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                            Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Voted...but it is a bit tricky to find everything! Good luck Blue Bonnet!

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I had no problem!
                                My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!
                                http://www.youtube.com/kheit86

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X