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slick
05-19-2006, 09:42 PM
Just an observation and something that's been bugging me.

Please, when you start a thread with just 3 lines and say "now fluffy is OK", I want to know who fluffy is and what happened. I really appreciate people who put a link in the first line so I can go back and read all about fluffy.

Also, I do read Pet General and Pet Health and I can't read minds. When you post that fluffy is not doing well, please can you tell me if fluffy is a rabbit, or a gerbil or a bird or what? Maybe I don't respond but I do read and say prayers when requested.

There are too many folks on board here for me to remember the names of everyone's pet and what type of pet they have.

Thanks. Maybe I'm just getting old. :o

cloverfdx
05-20-2006, 02:58 AM
I agree Slick ;). BTW who is Fluffy? :p j/k

Cinder & Smoke
05-20-2006, 07:24 AM
I want to know who "Fluffy" is and what happened.
I really appreciate people who put a link in the first line so I can go back
and read all about Fluffy.

... Maybe I'm just getting old. http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/redface.gif

You're not alone! http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/rolleyes.gif

And to continue this thought ...
You don't *need* to start a New Thread every 6 hours! http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/eek.gif http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/mad.gif

TRY to create a "catchy" Title - that covers Who, What, When, Where, & Why -
to really TELL folks what the thread is about ... I'm sorry, but I don't often read
threads that have super-criptic or one/two word "titles"!

And once you've picked a "catchy title" and have begun to attract an audience -
STICK WITH the Thread ... nothing I hate more than to begin replying to a nice thread -
only to find a day later it's been replaced by a "newer" thread - same subject -
but a new title. It's very hard to get the whole story and follow along when
there are multiple, overlapping threads where ONE would do just fine!

Wheew ... now I feel better!

http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/wink.gif
/s/ Phred

Randi
05-20-2006, 07:47 AM
Slick and Phred, I couldn't agree more!! It really is irritating to have to sift through all these threads, when one could capture the whole story.

By saying "Fluffy" I'm sure Slick meant any fluffy pet. ;)

cloverfdx
05-20-2006, 11:23 AM
Amen Phred. Randi hehe i was just stiring ;). Maybe i am getting to old for this :confused:.

cloverfdx
05-24-2006, 12:15 AM
You don't *need* to start a New Thread every 6 hours!
Arghhhhhh this has been bugging me the last few days, we dont need seperate threads when "Fluffy" steals a bit of hooman food or digs a new hole. It is getting harder to keep track of other threads because they are getting bumped back to page 3 or so.

Vela
05-24-2006, 08:28 AM
Amen, this has bugged mr for a long time. It clutters the board and makes everything else harder to read as well.

k9krazee
05-24-2006, 04:36 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I absoultey agree, its been bothering me a lot lately too :)

sasvermont
05-24-2006, 04:52 PM
I agree with you about the titles, information etc. I sometimes don't have a clue as to what kind of pet they are typing about. I guess some folks here think that we follow and read every single thread. Not true.

My pet peeve is about the folks who put a title on their thread about some moving, horrific topic and it isn't about that at all..... just a way to get attention. Give me a break! Maybe I should take my own advice, and PM those "offenders"..... Maybe I should lighten up a little, too!

Anywho, thanks for bringing this topic to the forefront. I think, in general, we have a few folks with too much time on their hands - and they post out of boredom!

SAS

dukedogsmom
05-26-2006, 03:56 PM
Ha ha! I thought the title meant "Who's got a few extra pounds?" I sometimes call myself a little fluffy. However, laps in the pool almost every day are taking care of some of that.

Anita Cholaine
05-27-2006, 12:51 PM
Amen! :) That's one of the things that really bothers me...

pets_rock300
05-28-2006, 01:52 PM
My dogs name is fluffy :p

pets_rock300
05-28-2006, 01:53 PM
how do you put pictures on you post? ;)

Randi
05-28-2006, 04:38 PM
Here's a good tutorial for posting pictures: http://67.15.70.205/talk/showthread.php?t=7406&highlight=101

Welcome to PT! :)

luvofallhorses
05-28-2006, 11:46 PM
Amen to that!

shihtzulover850
05-31-2006, 11:04 AM
You're not alone! http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/rolleyes.gif

And to continue this thought ...
You don't *need* to start a New Thread every 6 hours! http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/eek.gif http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/mad.gif

TRY to create a "catchy" Title - that covers Who, What, When, Where, & Why -
to really TELL folks what the thread is about ... I'm sorry, but I don't often read
threads that have super-criptic or one/two word "titles"!

And once you've picked a "catchy title" and have begun to attract an audience -
STICK WITH the Thread ... nothing I hate more than to begin replying to a nice thread -
only to find a day later it's been replaced by a "newer" thread - same subject -
but a new title. It's very hard to get the whole story and follow along when
there are multiple, overlapping threads where ONE would do just fine!

Wheew ... now I feel better!

http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/wink.gif
/s/ Phred Generrally don't either. I try to make my titles fascinate the viewer so I get more replies.

jesse_3
06-01-2006, 01:54 AM
I agree to that! It would be nice if people even do quick recaps if they feel they have to start a new thread, or something...PT is growing, and it's hard to keep track of everyone's furbabes!!

Steph

captain
06-01-2006, 02:33 AM
Slick,
Thank you.

I cannot get onto PT often at work anymore, because I have a Nazi female boss..... so sometimes I don't know that "fluffy" took a bad turn, or if indeed I could offer constructive advice ....

Must admit the "preview" on the thread when you hover over the title helps me figure out whether I missed out on a previous thread somewhere ...

The only thing I do do, is put the word SPOT somewhere in my thread titles ..... so I can find it again ..... :D

gini
06-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Oh my, excellent thread..............I am sure that I do miss many posts about important things..........usually about pets.

I do see that some members have fun trying to see how many threads they can open - and I usually just avoid them.

I have found that once you open them - there isn't much substance and it was a waste of my time.

I guess this is why I stick to the people that I know well, and feel sure that I want to know what they are posting about. Not very fair to new members, but some use this as a chat room - not a forum.

Fluffy - well, wherever you are, Fluff - I hope you are doing well! :D :D

cyber-sibes
06-22-2006, 12:43 AM
Ha ha! I thought the title meant "Who's got a few extra pounds?" I sometimes call myself a little fluffy. Hee Hee that's what I thought, too! I like the idea of fewer threads/more content.

catland
06-22-2006, 01:32 PM
But just who is Fluffy and is it/he/she better?

(sounds like we're playing "Where's Waldo"?)

sasvermont
06-22-2006, 01:36 PM
Is Fluffy OK? I hope so!

slick
06-22-2006, 08:07 PM
There is no real Fluffy (unless one of the new members has one). I was trying to use a name that has not been used on PT. If I used the name of a real PT pet, then the member might get his/her nose out of joint thinking I was pointing fingers.

I was just trying to make a point that it's always nice to post and update and also include a link to a previous thread on that subject.

...and for those who keep starting new threads on the same subject, just know that I don't read them. There is no need to create a thread about getting a hangnail, then starting another one on how much it hurts, then a third thread giving a blow by blow account of how the hangnail was cut off, then a fourth thread on how good the finger feels now.

...and yes, I'm using the hangnail as an example as I have never seen a hangnail thread. :rolleyes:

dab_20
06-24-2006, 04:35 PM
I have to agree. Nothing bugs me more when I have no idea who/what someone is talking about because they assume everyone knows who 'fluffy' is!

pitc9
06-26-2006, 03:52 PM
Wait.. I'm lost, how is Fluffy's hang nail? Or is Fluffy still over weight?? :p :D

I agree as well, I don't have a 12 hours a day to spend searching to find out the ending to a thread I read a few days ago.

cloverfdx
06-27-2006, 11:54 AM
Maybe "Fluffy" has gone on holidays? ohhhh no i know to the groomers.

Slick were just teasing hehe. It's still happening though.

catland
08-11-2006, 08:38 PM
lol - Fluffy is today's COTD. Congratulations Fluffy. :D :D