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post #41 of 144
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Originally Posted by shannon0218
I asked Cynthia in my first response about putting one up. Last time I posted a poll about this in TAO I was locked after 20 minutes with message from a mod "this has been discussed many times before and refused, time to give up"
I would prefer the OK from Cynthia prior to posting a poll again.
are you kidding me

with all the other "polls" & conversations....
Why would posting a poll be threat?

I'm shocked
post #42 of 144
Thread Starter 
I don't know, I just get the feeling that pets are being shunned ya know--we can have a forum all of it's own for yarn crafts, but pets just don't rate. The last time I posted regarding this was over a year ago and yes I was rather shocked at the response I got. People have been requesting a pet forum for years, but we have a diapering activism forum as soon as 10 threads relating to it show up--I know it's important, and I understand it, but pets are important too. The thought that these mamas are not talking about the death of their pets because they just don't think there is an acceptable spot here to do so, really saddens me--perhaps we should all just take over "yarn crafts" it would be the first time that forum saw much posting in years!
post #43 of 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by shannon0218
I don't know, I just get the feeling that pets are being shunned ya know--we can have a forum all of it's own for yarn crafts, but pets just don't rate.
Well my aunt knitted a sweater out of her dog! So maybe that will help!








(she saved the hair for a year when she brushed him he was a Keeshond)

But seriously pets are an important part of Natural Family Living and part of the family too!
post #44 of 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by shannon0218
I asked Cynthia in my first response about putting one up. Last time I posted a poll about this in TAO I was locked after 20 minutes with message from a mod "this has been discussed many times before and refused, time to give up"
I would prefer the OK from Cynthia prior to posting a poll again.

"time to give up" ????????????

That was very dismissive, condescending and RUDE of that mod... what a poor choice of words.
post #45 of 144
Time to give up?
post #46 of 144
We have pets and they have a big impact on our family.
I think a forum would be utilized greatly.
post #47 of 144
So let me get this straight:

There are seperate fora for meal planning, organization, each kind of vaccination, "diapering activism", a seperate due date forum for every month and a forum for each of the fairy lists, but adding a forum about natural animal care would be diluting mdc's purpose by creating an unneccessary forum?
post #48 of 144
well put Kristin

I think a pet forum would be a good idea, I have a few toddler and dog issues but feel silly posting them in TAO
post #49 of 144
Thread Starter 
Very well put Kristen. Having a separate forum for meal planning under Nutrition makes perfect sense--a forum that likely 30% of our MDC population would use and or read would be diluting our purpose here--after all, meal planning and yarn crafts have much more to do with NFL than a dog or cat who lives in that Natural family.
post #50 of 144
Another vote for the need of a pet forum. Please?
post #51 of 144
Thread Starter 
Ok, I have PM'd Cynthia asking her to please revisit this thread and requesting if nothing else a better excuse for refusing the request of many than just not diluting the forums.
IMO, all we need is a sub forum under Mindfull Home Management. A forum under Natural Family Living where we could place some sub forums for dealing with vaccine issues, training issues and grief and loss issues would be wonderful, but then my dreams have always been big
post #52 of 144
Ya know, I feel like more people would have responded to this thread had it not be asked and asked and asked!

It really has been asked for a lot.


The threads I listed below are only threads where the topic was a pet forum. There are countless threads where the question was asked in the thread but wasn't the main idea so I didn't include it.


April 2005

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum

February 2005

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum

December 2004

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum


May 2004

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum

February 2004
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum


November 2003
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?
t=97486&highlight=pet+forum

July 2003
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum


June 2003
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=pet+forum
post #53 of 144
ANother one chiming in asking for it!
I have noticed so many pet threads. When I asked about our weenies, I didnt want to put it in TAO< bc there is so much traffic and it doesnt sem to fit, but I couldnt see any other good place to put it.
Plus, I see chicken threads in the gardening forum, not the best place, but where do they go? They can go to living off the grid, but there are city dwellers(ahem, g-i-d) who keep chicks. So, if it was a pets and farm animals, that would make sense, and they are a big part of natural living.
Also, we are very lucky on the board to have animal professionals who are willing to chime in and help with pet issues. I think that we need thank them and make it easier for them to find the threads
post #54 of 144
It seems that the answer to this request will be already be no based on the responses in past threads.
post #55 of 144
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Originally Posted by boysrus
there are city dwellers(ahem, g-i-d) who keep chicks.


They are valiant rebel hens.

Viva los gallenas guerillas! Viva la revolucion!
post #56 of 144
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Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat
It seems that the answer to this request will be already be no based on the responses in past threads.

No, no.... think positive!! We've got more support this time...there are more of us making the request... and we've brought up some wonderful, valid points here! Here's to hoping we are heard with an open mind!!
post #57 of 144
Another vote for a pet forum, for all of the reasons pp have listed.
post #58 of 144
I would love a pet forum.
My thoughts are this: there are many people who keep animals, but my hunch is that those who are AP friendly parents are also the ones who would have helped pass a recent law in Virginia Beach--it is now illegal to chain a dog to anything in your yard. THANK GOODNESS!
Now, for most people, this wouldn't matter--but it would make sense that those who parent a certain way would also care for animals in the same manner.
I am not sure that this is true, it's just my hunch.
But I have animals, and very few friends in our new home, and would love to talk about the animals, the children and how they relate to the animals and ask questions to like-minded people.
post #59 of 144
Don't forget the four subforums under "learning at school," one of which has a grand total of 9 threads.
post #60 of 144
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Originally Posted by shannon0218
Ok, I have PM'd Cynthia asking her to please revisit this thread and requesting if nothing else a better excuse for refusing the request of many than just not diluting the forums.

any news from Cynthia, Shannon?

One would think, based on the amount of threads devoted to asking for a pet forum (see post #52) that we would have one.

Perhaps the administration will see this thread and finally give us one.......
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