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post #1 of 25
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after reading a post about the site dogmania it got me thinking just how fantastic the catsite is, i have been a member of a few forums and 99% of then are filled with arguments.

when on these sort of forums i feel tense and only want to reply back to the trouble makers to try to explain my point of veiw even though i know they won't listen, it turns into flaming over nothing and all i get from forums such as these is a headache and sadness.

the comparison, the catsite is like a warm inn, where you can sit down near an open fire and have a nice cup of hot chocolate while discussing your opinion, sharing stories, telling jokes and getting advice, many other forums are like rabid packs of wolves, ready to take you down at the slightest provocation or difference of opinion, i wonder if these people realise that while they are trying to get their opinion across they are doing nothing at all to help new owners of dogs. why do people have to act like this? i understand that everyone has different opinions but when that type of thing is discussed here it is done in a civil manner and the topic soon ends, in other forums it becomes a war that lasts for months.

it's almost like you have this group of people who rule some forums, like schoolyard bullies and if they don't like you they are determened to bring you down by upsetting you, arguing with you or making you look silly, forums like that are so hard to get into that i have given up trying, the catsite on the other hand is so welcoming, there is no year long initiation to become a respected member nor do you have to be nasty and gang up on new members to be accepted.

The forums i co-moderate are fantastic too but they have nothing to do with pets, so i guess in my whole life i have only come across two froums where i have felt truly welcomed.

thankyou all for being so fantastic





love,

felicia
post #2 of 25
I agree with you Felicia!. I was a member of another forum, but they had no mods on to keep an eye on things, so you had idiots coming on upsetting the genuine members Then when i found TCS you could see it was a well organised site so i left the other straight away.
post #3 of 25
TCS DOES rock!

It's so nice to have a place where you can share stories and pictures, this place always brightens up my day!
post #4 of 25
You have that right! TCS is the best!!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
You have that right! TCS is the best!!
TCS is DA BOMB! I have made a lot of cyber friends since I joined here, and well you all are my family who have helped me through good times and some very bad times as well. When I need a shoulder to cry on I can always find one here. Thank You TCS!
post #6 of 25
I'll agree with that! The only other forum that I've been on that comes close (and that I've neglected lately since I'm in "cat mode" ) is a forum on planted aquaria.

I visited and posted on a motorcycle forum for quite a long while which had very nice people on it, but the mods would let things go too long. Three things you don't mention there to keep the peace: helmets/no helmets, loud pipes, and metric/Harley!

The most the planted aquaria people fight about is the two or three methods of fertilizing and how to get rid of algae .

Of course there are "touchy" subjects here too; one learns to merely stay away from them and out of any such discussions. I really don't want to have to increase my blood-pressure meds !

But over all I'll give these forums a "10" !
post #7 of 25
You're so right Fe- TCS does rock!
It rocks, in great part, due to people like you who are positive and respect the other people on this site. Give yourself a pat on the back for contributing to the greatness of TCS
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
You're so right Fe- TCS does rock!
It rocks, in great part, due to people like you who are positive and respect the other people on this site. Give yourself a pat on the back for contributing to the greatness of TCS
I totally agree with that
post #9 of 25
Yep! A toast to everyone!
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
You're so right Fe- TCS does rock!
It rocks, in great part, due to people like you who are positive and respect the other people on this site. Give yourself a pat on the back for contributing to the greatness of TCS

awwww thankyou!! you are all too nice i guess i wasn't really used to such friendly forums until i joined here, makes a refreshing change!



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The most the planted aquaria people fight about is the two or three methods of fertilizing and how to get rid of algae .








love,

felicia
post #11 of 25
i agree i was on a differnt forum once...a dog one... the people were just mean, you could feel the anger between them. My conclusion....people who own cats are much happier :-D
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by ilovejoelyo
My conclusion....people who own cats are much happier :-D
I think you've got something there!
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by ilovejoelyo
i agree i was on a differnt forum once...a dog one... the people were just mean, you could feel the anger between them. My conclusion....people who own cats are much happier :-D

That reminds me of once when i joined a bird dog group, anassa is half pointer, she is half wolfound too but apart from the fact that she's bigger than a pointer she still has all the traits and looks of a pointer, so anyway, i joined to talk to other pointer owners, they weren't too bad but they were all men and you could tell the forum was like their castle, knowing i would only ever be a lowly wench in their kingdom i left, all i wanted was to be treated with a little respect and given advice but i didn't get either.

i'm still looking for a good dog forum but so far iv'e had no luck at all.

i think a lot of forums have a heirachy of sorts and i don't have a clue on what i need to do to be accepted yet with this site i was accepted straight away.

my Husband is part of a 4x4 forum, i'm not allowed to join but once i snuck in to have a look around, a lot of the posts talked about hunting rabbits and other guy stuff so there was no way i'd want to join anyway but like most forums they seemed okay if you agreed with them what makes a good forum is difference of opinion and he right to express your veiws in a civil manner, most of the time i think the mods need to do something instead of letting things get out of hand.



love,

felicia
post #14 of 25
We cat owners are like our cats, laid back and take life as it comes. If we don't like something? Go to sleep - we might like it better at a later time.
post #15 of 25
smartset thing i think i have heard ^^^
post #16 of 25
THECATSITE ROCKS! Agreed! It's my addiciton!
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Talon
We cat owners are like our cats, laid back and take life as it comes. If we don't like something? Go to sleep - we might like it better at a later time.
That's briiliant!!
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
THECATSITE ROCKS! Agreed! It's my addiciton!
Mine too.. you couldn't wish for a better site!! It's the only animal one I need! I love the fact that we can talk about other things other than our furbabies as well.
post #19 of 25
Maybe we learn from our cats to take things lightly.
post #20 of 25
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The most the planted aquaria people fight about is the two or three methods of fertilizing and how to get rid of algae
thats hilarious!

You're right, this is the only forum for any animal I hang out at now.
post #21 of 25
Just a note to ponder...if you lurk at Dogo a while you will see that all of us think Dogo is the best place ever (we are even having a celebratory 5 years together meetup I am travelling all the way from Belgium to Iowa!)...its just a simple fact that some people cant join in that kind of a tight knit community easily...we are not bad people..honest!
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by KJS
Just a note to ponder...if you lurk at Dogo a while you will see that all of us think Dogo is the best place ever (we are even having a celebratory 5 years together meetup I am travelling all the way from Belgium to Iowa!)...its just a simple fact that some people cant join in that kind of a tight knit community easily...we are not bad people..honest!
We're a tight knit community as well. Many of us have become fabulous and close friends with other members on the site. However, we do welcome new people here with open arms without any other condition than that they love cats.
post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Talon
We cat owners are like our cats, laid back and take life as it comes. If we don't like something? Go to sleep - we might like it better at a later time.

how true!




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Just a note to ponder...if you lurk at Dogo a while you will see that all of us think Dogo is the best place ever (we are even having a celebratory 5 years together meetup I am travelling all the way from Belgium to Iowa!)...its just a simple fact that some people cant join in that kind of a tight knit community easily...we are not bad people..honest!

the meetup sound like fun, i hope all goes well for you i haven't ever been on one because i'm in outback Australia, too far to meet with anyone plus, my husband may not be too keen on the idea




felicia
post #24 of 25
DITTO!!! I really enjoy spending time here with you all!!
post #25 of 25
I love The cat Site too. I belong to another forum as well. It's on Exotic cats (non domestic felines) and all the people there are just like here, maybe even a little closer. We have a very strong bond there, especially when it comes to ban laws. Everyone is welcome as well, whether you own an exotic cat or not. Must be the cat lover in all of us
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