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    Though we've decided we want to reserve a full Off Topic forum as an occasional "treat," we'd like to debut the possibly temporarily named new forum "The Menagerie" for your posting and reading enjoyment!

    The Menagerie will provide a place to talk about the rest of your critters, be they barn dogs, RV cats, condo parrots, etc. Attempts to make pet topics horse- or farm-related so they can slide by in another forum no longer required!

    New threads made in this forum WILL NOT appear in the New Posts or Today's Posts searches, so for those not interested in scrolling through pages of new puppy threads in search of interesting horse topics, hopefully that will allay most of your concerns re: this new offering.

    Obviously, we are a horse forum, and our resources are best used in addressing the needs of the horse-related aspects of the community, so if a thread gets contentious or problematic for some reason, we will be a lot quicker to close or remove it in this forum than elsewhere. So no cat fights!

    The name "The Menagerie" isn't set in stone (just seemed fairly fitting!) so if folks would like to throw around some other possibilities--maybe with a clever horse tie-in that we lacked the ability to conjure up until now--feel free.

    We'll check back on this thread for feedback occasionally to see how things appear to be going, but feel free to also PM me directly if you want to make a suggestion.

    Thanks and enjoy!
    Mod 1

  • #2
    Cool! Thanks!

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    • #3
      oo very cool. Thank you !

      P.
      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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      • #4
        Awww, gluttons for punishment, eh?
        You jump in the saddle,
        Hold onto the bridle!
        Jump in the line!
        ...Belefonte

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        • #5
          Very cool! I have always wanted to use the good horse sense on this forum for my other pets. Before this, I bet lots of little couch dogs had to be labeled "farm dogs"!
          Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.

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          • #6
            This is wonderful, thank you so much COTH!
            Katie Ruppel & Yellow Rose Eventing *Website* & *Facebook*
            Email for Questions/Clinics/Sponsorship

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            • #7
              What a great opportunity for us. This is extremely generous of COTH. Thank you very much.
              Sue

              I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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              • #8
                I like the name "The Menagerie", because that is is what we all have... or maybe 'the PETting zoo', 'cats, dogs and birds, Oh My". "old macdonald's farm",
                www.facebook.com/doggonegoodgoodies
                http://doggonebakedgoods.com/

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                • #9
                  Great idea! Thank you so much.
                  www.laurienberenson.com

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                  • #10
                    well, I'm sure I'll get booed here. I don't mean to, I swear.
                    Mods said they'd be checking back for feedback, so I'm posting.
                    I LOVE the idea. I DO. But I'm truly confused. IF we can have an exotic animal (as in: not dog, cat, or farm related animal) forum...then, why? can't we have an open forum for COTHers to talk to each other in other regards?

                    Please, I know I'll get flamed, and again...I DO think this is a good idea...what I"m confused on, is why? we can't have one that is just for us to share other things on, vs. horses and horse life IF we can have this one?

                    I'm missing something, obviously...as to me, these are threads/discussions that would have otherwise been deleted. If we're relaxing that, then why are we limiting it to something NON horse related but yet, specific? at all?

                    TIA...
                    ayrabz
                    "Indecision may or may not be my problem"
                    --Jimmy Buffett

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                    • #11
                      Thanks and I'm thrilled to have a place to talk about my other critters with my COTH family...
                      Not all who wander are lost.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ayrabz View Post
                        well, I'm sure I'll get booed here. I don't mean to, I swear.
                        Mods said they'd be checking back for feedback, so I'm posting.
                        I LOVE the idea. I DO. But I'm truly confused. IF we can have an exotic animal (as in: not dog, cat, or farm related animal) forum...then, why? can't we have an open forum for COTHers to talk to each other in other regards?

                        Please, I know I'll get flamed, and again...I DO think this is a good idea...what I"m confused on, is why? we can't have one that is just for us to share other things on, vs. horses and horse life IF we can have this one?

                        I'm missing something, obviously...as to me, these are threads/discussions that would have otherwise been deleted. If we're relaxing that, then why are we limiting it to something NON horse related but yet, specific? at all?

                        TIA...
                        No one will boo you, why would they for an opinion, but they may have different opinions than yours to share.

                        There are plenty that agree with you, that wish the Off Topic days were made a regular forum.
                        I don't know how Administration and Moderators here feel about that, of course.
                        I am sure they have and are continuously considering that and other they may do or change.

                        Good that you expressed a need to have a place to talk of other than horse related, or animal related, as we got with the Farm Forum and now this neat one.

                        Let's see where the new one goes and if you want the Off Topic Forum be permanent, do keep being the squeaky wheel and who knows, you may just get that too.

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                        • #13
                          I think that this is a great idea, and I hope it works!
                          If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                          Desmond Tutu

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                          • #14
                            Cool!

                            Thanks!!
                            Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe

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                            • #15
                              THANK you!

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                              • #16
                                The forum is dog gone awesome!
                                "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                                "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                                Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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                                • #17
                                  THANK YOU!
                                  ....... pausing

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                                  • #18
                                    It is more that the Chronicle of the Horse sponsors this BB for free and for that we are extremely lucky. OT days are fun, but not horse related and do not direct people to the horse magazine itself. If we had an open OT day, the whole world would join, people with no interest in horses - and I'm sure there are lots of boards out there for that purpose. Right?

                                    Menagerie - good idea so far. thanks.
                                    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by ayrabz View Post
                                      well, I'm sure I'll get booed here. I don't mean to, I swear.
                                      Mods said they'd be checking back for feedback, so I'm posting.
                                      I LOVE the idea. I DO. But I'm truly confused. IF we can have an exotic animal (as in: not dog, cat, or farm related animal) forum...then, why? can't we have an open forum for COTHers to talk to each other in other regards?

                                      TIA...
                                      It's not for exotic animals, its for ALL non horse animals. dogs and cats included.

                                      I think bits a great idea! Thanks mods. You guys are by the the most fair, non biased mods on any forum I've been on. So many forums side with the 'cool kids' its nice to have anonymous mods who look at both sides of the story.
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                                      • #20
                                        This is GREAT!! Thank YOU.
                                        "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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