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GilmoreGirls.org => Announcements => Topic started by: Heidi on October 17, 2005, 02:49:55 pm



Title: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 17, 2005, 02:49:55 pm
Hello Everyone,

As GilmoreGirls.org's webmaster and the ORG Forum's administrator, I'm going to abuse my power a little and start my own thread for things that I want to talk about.  I don't plan on going in a specific direction with this thread, just a bit of everything ... a potpourri if you will.

As my first post, I would like to give mad pr0ps to TheHumanCoffeePot (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8) for taking the time to post all of the episode titles and summaries on the Episode Discussion board.  Many, many thanks for that!   ;D

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: TheHumanCoffeePot on October 17, 2005, 06:41:05 pm
Aw *blushes*

But seriously...it was no problem.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Merel on October 18, 2005, 06:37:21 am
Indeed, applause! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 19, 2005, 12:35:30 pm
Everyone needs to visit GilmoreGirls.org (http://www.gilmoregirls.org.) right now ... to see the best header-graphic in the history of the siteEVER.

My never-ending thanks go to Drew for it's creation!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 19, 2005, 12:41:37 pm
OMG. i love it ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: TheHumanCoffeePot on October 19, 2005, 01:01:09 pm
That completely rocks.  I love it.  I actually missed it on my way into the forum out of excitement.  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Shania on October 19, 2005, 08:24:33 pm
 8) a cool header for halloween.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the4thlorelai on October 20, 2005, 01:14:09 pm
that header is uber-fabulous :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Vicks on October 20, 2005, 04:53:32 pm
That IS the best header ever. I love that Lorelai's costume is Wonder Women, love it!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 20, 2005, 10:47:02 pm
Within the next week, I hope to:

- Add some new smilies
- Replace the "GilmoreGirls.org Forum" text with a pretty, new graphic
- Implement some cool mods


There are a ton of things I hope to do ... and plan on doing ... but I'm going to start there.  And, of course, I'll be updating ORG to the best of my abilities as well.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 21, 2005, 04:24:46 am
Relax Heidi, you and your crew are doing great :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on October 21, 2005, 01:02:47 pm
- Replace the "GilmoreGirls.org Forum" text with a pretty, new graphic
- Implement some cool mods[/b]


Do you mean like my girlfriend has on her site....the header is changeble...so you can have a JJ or a Rory one?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: fearlessfreap24 on October 21, 2005, 02:31:56 pm
i saw that before i registered.  it is really great!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on October 21, 2005, 02:35:17 pm
I like the statistics. Man the spoiler thread is popular. Shocking...Rory/Jess are popular the the JJ thread...never saw that comin'.   


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 21, 2005, 11:16:57 pm
I like the statistics.
I like them too. But not so good that I see how much time I spend here.  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 22, 2005, 02:39:49 am
Hi everyone,

It's currently 2:37am PST, so I figured this would be a good time to test a few things.  In the event that anything breaks within the next 10 or so minutes, it shouldn't be a big deal and will be fixed ASAP.

Sorry if this interrupts anyone's posting.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 22, 2005, 02:47:24 am
It's 1147 in DK :P
Well i have a lunce "date" anyway, so i bether get going :D
Test away.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 22, 2005, 02:47:42 am
Heh, I feel bad for Janich O (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4) and Kukalaka (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2) who are no doubt wondering why I keep breaking the Forum. 

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 22, 2005, 03:06:24 am
lol, i actually should do something other, like writing my thesis...  :o


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 22, 2005, 03:07:07 am
Ha!  You can't now because I'm done.  Post away ... ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Claire on October 22, 2005, 08:13:14 pm
So I see that the lovely Vicks was appointed as the General board mod! Congrats, Vicki. :)

Are there going to be anymore mods chosen in the next while?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on October 22, 2005, 08:14:12 pm
I think that deserves it's own thread, don't you, Claire? ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 25, 2005, 02:23:33 am
Hi guys,

I don't have time to add more emoticons (aka smilies) at the moment, but at least here's a taste of what's to come.  :coffee:  I'll try and get more added within the next two days. 

~Heidi

P.S. - Do any of the old ORG Forum-ers remember the :drink: emoticon?  It looked like a mixed drink with a straw (I believe).  Is there any chance that Google cache still has it?  I can't find it on my hard drive.  Thanks.



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 25, 2005, 04:30:33 am
P.S. - Do any of the old ORG Forum-ers remember the :drink: emoticon?  It looked like a mixed drink with a straw (I believe).  Is there any chance that Google cache still has it?  I can't find it on my hard drive.  Thanks.
I've tried to find it, but in the cache, the emoticons don't work.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 25, 2005, 06:49:59 am
I've tried to find it, but in the cache, the emoticons don't work.

Thanks for looking!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on October 26, 2005, 01:14:54 pm
P.S. - Do any of the old ORG Forum-ers remember the :drink: emoticon?  It looked like a mixed drink with a straw (I believe).  Is there any chance that Google cache still has it?  I can't find it on my hard drive.  Thanks.



Do you mean this on? (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Animals/icon_fizz.gif) Cause it's the only drink emoticon I have on my photobucket- account.

Man how many times I used this one ((http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/DIRTY/wigglingeyebrows.gif)) over the years. Mostly on the FSC-thread.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 26, 2005, 03:14:15 pm

Do you mean this on? (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Animals/icon_fizz.gif) Cause it's the only drink emoticon I have on my photobucket- account.

Aww, there it is!  Thank you! 

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 26, 2005, 03:44:08 pm
Hi everyone,

I started adding some new emoticons ... I hope they will be well received.  However, unlike me, please try and refrain from using them all at once.  ;)

:coffee: :drink: :tv: :bam: :pow: :hearts: :star: :cd: :twocents: :pizza: :gift: :usa: :world: :celebrate: :cellphone: :censor: :interview: :jester: :mario: :nod: :blowkiss: :santa: :sick: :smash: :wall: :whisper: :cloud: :rain: :snow: :lightning:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: TheHumanCoffeePot on October 26, 2005, 04:06:07 pm
Oh yes.  Emoticons.  My life is complete.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 27, 2005, 04:39:56 am
Go Heidi, go Heidi, go Hei.... OK i stop now :P
More 'cons. Cool  :star::):star:
 :hearts: to Heidi ;)
 :wall: I had to use some of them ::)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on October 28, 2005, 07:10:53 am
Wait a sec..didn't we have a emoticon thread on the last forum?! Who wants to make it? And where?
Luke....(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Mad/mad44.gif)
Angry JJ's and ASP....(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/theyareontome.gif)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/character03.gif)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/paperbag.gif)
(and this one I LOVE) The people of the FSC-thread....(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/daz.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/hatecomputer.gif)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/White_Onyx/Negative%20Emotions/gagged.gif)

Emoticons crack me up.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 30, 2005, 01:55:03 am
Within the next week, I hope to:

- Add some new smilies
- Replace the "GilmoreGirls.org Forum" text with a pretty, new graphic
- Implement some cool mods



Let's see ...

- I added new emoticons.  (I can always add more if we feel that something is under-represented.)
- I replaced the Forum text with an awesome graphic.  Thanks to the Graphic Wonder himself, Drew.
- I did implement one mod, but ... it's only visible to me.  Hehe.  However, I hope to be added some cool site-wide mods in the future.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 30, 2005, 01:41:38 am
I really like the new graphic. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Claire on October 30, 2005, 12:55:34 pm
LOVE the new forum graphic!  :nod:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Beth on October 30, 2005, 01:42:56 pm
LOVE the new forum graphic!  :nod:
Just what I was about to say!

It's fabulous, perfect, and amazing. My jaw DROPPED and I lit up. :celebrate:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: KeenKitty13 on November 02, 2005, 09:52:13 am
 :whisper:

FINALLY!  a place to discuss my unnatural obsession with Stars Hollow with other fans!

My boyfriend HATES the show.  So My sister and I (and mom) have entire discussions about it!

Vivat for Gilmore Girls! ;D

KeenKitty13


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: leebeasy on November 02, 2005, 12:27:22 pm
Just wanted to post that I love the forum graphic. It looks great!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alliansa on November 04, 2005, 10:52:54 am
Looking awesome :D. I'm an emoticon junkie too, heh, and I forgot to mention me lubs dah banner!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on November 04, 2005, 11:06:13 am
Looking awesome :D. I'm an emoticon junkie too, heh, and I forgot to mention me lubs dah banner!

I re-made the emoticon thread, it's up on the community center...enjoy!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on November 05, 2005, 06:50:52 pm
I like certain emotions too, not annoying ones that make ur writing gibberish tho!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on November 06, 2005, 08:59:33 am
I like certain emotions too, not annoying ones that make ur writing gibberish tho!

I agree, it's great when you use them. But when you substitute them for the words alot in one post it's hard to read the post.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: deanl uver on November 29, 2005, 03:38:49 pm
congrats, to every1, all the board monoters! ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 02, 2005, 04:18:30 pm
Hello everyone,

Some of you have noticed that I haven't been very active on ORG or the ORG Forum over the last two weeks.  My dog, Spunky, passed away suddenly about a week before Thanksgiving and that caused my absence.  I'm slowly getting back into the swing of all things ORG and will do my best to answer my backlog of e-mails and PMs.  If there are any pressing issues that need to be dealt with first, please let me know.

And really, what good is being a webmaster of a forum full of people if you can't share the things you care about?  Here is a photo of Spunky (the best dog ever) from last Christmas.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/spunky.jpg

Now she's famous.  :hearts:

~Heidi

As a side note, when I was last working on ORG, I was implementing a new news system.  The new version will be much better (times ten) than what is currently in use.  So, the news system will be one of the first things that I tackle now that I'm back.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Krisleigh on December 02, 2005, 07:05:57 pm
Oh my Buddha. Heidi, I'm so sorry. I know how you feel and I hope you come out of such a trying experience well. Maybe Spunky'll meet Charlie.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: TheHumanCoffeePot on December 03, 2005, 05:25:13 am
Oh wow.  Here I was, thinking it was the cold you mentioned on the front page. 

I'm really really sorry.  And I know that sounds like I'm just trying to be comforting, but as a pet owner myself, I know how it feels to lose a pet.  And I don't blame you for taking a little time off the ORG. 

Spunky will live on, especially now that she's famous.  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lindsay on December 03, 2005, 06:17:18 pm
Awww Heidi im so sorry to hear about your dog!  :'( But its great to have you back posting again! ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: leebeasy on December 04, 2005, 09:24:52 am
Really sorry to hear about your dog Heidi. :( You love those critters so much it feels like they are a part of you.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alliansa on December 04, 2005, 11:36:27 am
W're not gona hold your absence against you Heidi :). Sorry about Spunky :(, she was very sweet in that pic. She can say hullo to my Sandy for me.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on December 05, 2005, 05:45:13 am
Welcome back Heidi, and I'm so sorry for your lose. I know what it's like to have your little family member pass away suddenly. I my case we also didn't see it coming. It can hit you like a ton of bricks.   


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on January 17, 2006, 09:49:39 am
It will take alot of time to get through it.  I hope your alright though, it's a very hard thing to go through, and I don't think we ever get past these moments no matter a person or an animal, they were all loved.  I am so sorry for you and your family to lose someone special to you.  I totally understand, I've lost alot of people in my life, but you gotta be strong.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 19, 2006, 06:19:09 am
Is there a limit of how many messages you can have in your message inbox / outbox?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: laurenfan on January 19, 2006, 10:44:04 pm
I am really sorry about your dog Heidi,I know how much you can love a pet its almost like losing a family member.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: lovin jared on January 20, 2006, 12:43:35 pm
Hey
sorry bout your dog. :'(

But the thing is that....
Well, we have appreciation threads... :-\
but no places to express how much we dislike someone. :(
Like i was sayin how i didnt like logan on his apprecian thread (big oops will never do that again :wall:) :-[ because some other girls had done it on the beginning, so i though it was ok and well.....
some one flipped out on me >:( so if we dont have anywhere to express how we dont like someone  :((like logan) i think we should make a thread for disliking people and if you like the person who's name is on the title :-* then you just dont go in and not so many people will flip out. :)

Please give me some feed back!!! :)
lovin jared :hearts:

PS
a big sorry for any people who i offended :'( :nod:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 28, 2006, 12:14:27 am
How does everyone like the little 'online' and 'offline' notifier?  Yay or nay?

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: lovin jared on January 28, 2006, 06:24:28 am
YAY!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 28, 2006, 12:07:18 pm
How does everyone like the little 'online' and 'offline' notifier? Yay or nay?

~Heidi :drink:
I was thinking about saying I like it, but had to decide where, haha. this works!!  I like it, and I also like how it says yesterday now, instead of just the date, so there are today's and yesterdays, it makes it easier, i think!  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Jaredloverforever on January 28, 2006, 12:18:01 pm
Count me in for a yay.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 28, 2006, 01:12:32 pm
How does everyone like the little 'online' and 'offline' notifier?
I am in support of it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alice on January 28, 2006, 02:59:35 pm
Hip Hip Hooray, Heidi. I think it's nifty.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 29, 2006, 12:16:29 am
If any GilmoreGirls.org enthusiast would like to help support both the site and the Forum, please take a quick moment and click the following link. 

http://www.hypemakers.net/deduct/go/c/27/s/692/u/691

You don't have to sign up for anything and there's zero cost involved; just a click.  The link will take you to a site for H&R Block (remember, it's tax season) where you can play a game and have the opportunity to win a Dell notebook computer and gift certificates among other prizes.

As always, thank you for visiting GilmoreGirls.org and in this case, thanks for reading my spiel.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 29, 2006, 01:34:42 am
Hehe, that was fun. I got 3 out of 5 right...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alice on January 29, 2006, 10:35:17 am
5 of 5, cool. They didn't give me anything, though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 31, 2006, 10:55:32 pm
Hurrah for the Forum ... today had the most users online at once ... 173.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lindsay on February 01, 2006, 01:31:39 am
Yay! The Org Rules! Im sure we will beat 173 sometime :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 02, 2006, 03:51:17 pm
Wow that is awesome!  I got the e-mail too, its great.  I got 4 out of 5, no prize. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 02, 2006, 04:52:45 pm
Wow that is awesome!  I got the e-mail too, its great.  I got 4 out of 5, no prize. ;)

Things like setting new stats records and whatnot really mean a lot to me, so I greatly thank everyone who continues to visit.  It's also really nice to see when we get good episode discussions going that help give insight to how different people see the show.

~Heidi 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dancer1012 on February 04, 2006, 09:49:40 pm
Hurrah for the Forum ... today had the most users online at once ... 173.  ;)

~Heidi
I know I was on when that happened and I got kicked off :'(. (Oh well)
I'm all for the online/offline icons :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 05, 2006, 10:08:06 pm
I'm looking for a knowledgeable Gilmore Girls fan who can help me with a little task. 

Currently, I'm revamping the Fun & Games (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/quiz.html) section of GilmoreGirls.org and will be adding new quizzes in the near future.  The task has to do with the episode quiz for Sadie, Sadie (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/extras/quiz201e.html).  As you might recall, the season two of Gilmore Girls kicked off with back to back episodes (Sadie, Sadie and Hammers and Veils).

My question is ... does the episode quiz for Sadie, Sadie also include references to Hammers and Veils?  Or is the quiz soley about Sadie, Sadie?

Any input is welcome.  Thank you!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on February 06, 2006, 03:09:33 am
Hey!

I took the quiz and as far as I know the questions about Lane´s winter jacket and about Emily´s tiara are from "Hammers and Veils", the others are from "Sadie Sadie". I´m not sure about the magazine-question though.

I like the certificate, hehe. Thank you for that!
(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/extras/qwinner2.jpg)

Katrin


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 06, 2006, 06:26:16 pm
Hey!

I took the quiz and as far as I know the questions about Lane´s winter jacket and about Emily´s tiara are from "Hammers and Veils", the others are from "Sadie Sadie". I´m not sure about the magazine-question though.

I like the certificate, hehe. Thank you for that!
(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/extras/qwinner2.jpg)

Katrin

Thanks for taking the time to help out!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 06, 2006, 06:28:32 pm
I'm also looking for some fans who would be willing to help proofread summaries for the site.  There's no limit or maximum to the summaries you could read ... whether it be 1 or 10 I'd be appreciative any help.

Thanks.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 06, 2006, 06:47:17 pm
hey!  I wouldn't mind doing that at all.  I'm not the best writer, but if I try hard I bet I can catch most mistakes in a proofreading.  Let me know what I can do! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 25, 2006, 01:26:14 pm
Are there any Gilmore volunteers who would like to help me update GilmoreGirls.org's FAQs?  Basically, I'll put together a list of the questions that I get asked the most and then will pass it along to you.  From there, you simply answer the questions that you know to the best of your ability.  If you don't know something, not a problem, just skip it.

If anyone is interested, please e-mail me or send me a PM.  Thanks!

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 01, 2006, 04:35:24 pm
Hey, I'm not sure if this is new, or I have just been really oblivious, but I really like the little upcoming birthday thing in the main part of the forum! Cool!! :)  Also, I like how you can see how many members and guests are viewing the same place as you.  That is neat. Well Heidi, I really like thoses things and think they are awesome, lol, they might have been there since the begining, but I can be slow on the uptake. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 02, 2006, 05:47:28 pm
It's totally new, and totally great! I seriously love all the additions! It is looking really awesome!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 03, 2006, 04:54:48 am
I love all the new additions to this forum! But the one that says how many members/guests are viewing the thread you are viewing creeps me out a little. I don't knnow why.
And Heidi, I thought of doing summaries when I read the announcement in gilmoregirls.org, but I didn't do it in the end because I'm afraid I won't manage to describe the episodes with my english. If you ever want spannish summaries, let me know though  ;)!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Susan on March 06, 2006, 07:24:53 pm
Dear Heidi,
    Have been watching gg's from the beginning and have been disappointed in the last couple of episodes with Luke and Loraeli. He needs to get back to the sexy, loveable and hot Luke. Since his daughter has been in the picture he has shut Loraili out. If they are getting married doesn't she need to have some kind of relationship with April. And what's the deal with Chris??? I hope they aren't putting them back together again. We have waited too long for Luke to finally win.
                        Sincerely,
                             Susan


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 07, 2006, 07:10:36 am
Dear Heidi,
    Have been watching gg's from the beginning and have been disappointed in the last couple of episodes with Luke and Loraeli. He needs to get back to the sexy, loveable and hot Luke. Since his daughter has been in the picture he has shut Loraili out. If they are getting married doesn't she need to have some kind of relationship with April. And what's the deal with Chris??? I hope they aren't putting them back together again. We have waited too long for Luke to finally win.
                        Sincerely,
                             Susan

Haha, I wish Heidi could change what we don't like about the show...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 15, 2006, 12:28:04 pm
@ Heidi where on gilmoregirls.org can i see the old banners, i have only been able to see the oscar one that is on at the moent and some time ago, the valentines one..

i would love to see the other ones, by the way i love your site , you make a good job there *applaus to heidi*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: cherylannie on March 22, 2006, 06:28:08 pm
Heidi,
 I have really been enjoying this site for awhile and am very impressed because as I can understand
it you are all young kids doing this job.I don't understand alot of the slang and would appreciate
a short primer of G/G and /or e-mail jargon for us older posters,if possible.
  Also I know you post in the rules to try use correct grammar and spelling as much as possible;I
think people should try a little harder----some postings are illegible.To me,anyway.Thanks for
listening and for such a  great web site!
cherylannie74 :) :) :coffee: :coffee: :twocents:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 22, 2006, 07:38:15 pm
Heidi,
 I have really been enjoying this site for awhile and am very impressed because as I can understand
it you are all young kids doing this job.I don't understand alot of the slang and would appreciate
a short primer of G/G and /or e-mail jargon for us older posters,if possible.
  Also I know you post in the rules to try use correct grammar and spelling as much as possible;I
think people should try a little harder----some postings are illegible.To me,anyway.Thanks for
listening and for such a  great web site!
cherylannie74 :) :) :coffee: :coffee: :twocents:

I try really hard on my grammar, most of the time anyway. I do it more for myself though because I feel like if I can practice when I am posting here, which is like all the time, then I could possibly do better. I don't think I have seen many post that are illegible for me, but I used to be a person *taKin lik dis.*
I am wondering what you mean by GG and/or e-mail jargon. Do you mean the different accronyms or what? If you could give me some examples, I would try and help as much as I could.
And I agree, *applaus to Heidi!* You do such a great job here!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 23, 2006, 12:32:18 pm
Uh, I don't know what you mean with "G/G and /or e-mail jargon" either.

Angela, your spelling is good as far as I can tell. cherylannie, I'm sorry if my spelling is not correct, englsih is not my mother language. I try to do my best and also try not to use accronyms, because they're hard to understand for people who's not used to internet language.

 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 23, 2006, 02:48:42 pm
Uh, I don't know what you mean with "G/G and /or e-mail jargon" either.

Angela, your spelling is good as far as I can tell. cherylannie, I'm sorry if my spelling is not correct, englsih is not my mother language. I try to do my best and also try not to use accronyms, because they're hard to understand for people who's not used to internet language.

 

Mairian, I don't think your spelling is bad at all. You are better than I am most of the time!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 23, 2006, 03:54:53 pm
Uh, I don't know what you mean with "G/G and /or e-mail jargon" either.

Angela, your spelling is good as far as I can tell. cherylannie, I'm sorry if my spelling is not correct, englsih is not my mother language. I try to do my best and also try not to use accronyms, because they're hard to understand for people who's not used to internet language.

 

Mairian, I don't think your spelling is bad at all. You are better than I am most of the time!

Ahh, thanks. I know I'm always complaining about my spelling and totally over reacting, but I'm pretty perfectionsit.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on March 23, 2006, 04:48:27 pm
SOMEONES GOT A BIRTHDAY!

GO HERE:  http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=1406.0  ITS A TRIBUTE TO HIEDI FOR HER B-DAY! SIGN IT NOW! PASS IT AROUND!HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIEDI. YOU ARE OUR ROCKING WEBMASTER. EVERYONE PELASE SIGN!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: cherylannie on March 23, 2006, 06:17:44 pm
Hi everyone,
I'd like to say sorry if I hurt anyones feelings about spelling or grammar.Icertainly didn't mean to
and it just goes to show you how narrow minded we can be sometimes,I assumed everyone here
was American.So apologies to all our friends abroad.
 Anyway I made a list of slang I didn't understand and would be glad to finally know what everyone is saying all the time.Here it is:
Lol
snark
OMG
SPREE
PREE
XD
ROFL
to-ed
                                    thanks alot. :-[luke and lorelai forever


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 23, 2006, 06:40:34 pm
Hmm. okay I can help with some of those.
LOL- Laughing Out Loud. It is used to express something funny.
Snark is a term on this board. When someone 'skarks' someone, it brings down their Karma. When you get 100posts, you can 'prettystick' someone, or bring up their Karma, or 'snark' someone, bring their karma down.
OMG- Oh my gosh
SPREE is the name of those who chose not to spoil themselves with show spoilers. They perfer not to know what is going to happen in future episode.
XD is a smiley face of some sort, I think.
ROFL is Rolling On the Floor Laughing, also used to express something funny.

as for PREE and to-ed, I have no idea. If you want, you can ask about those and any others that you might come upon in the Q&A Thread. Anyone there, including myself, would have no problem helping you out!

As for you offending people, I don't think you did. It is perfectly fine for you to express your opinion. I actually agree that people should try a little harder to make their posts a little more readable.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 24, 2006, 04:48:39 pm
Pree, that sounds like something that starts with a P and then Free... Prayer free? Poker free?

I thought OMG meant Oh my god. Thanks for clearing that out, Angela. Though I guess it's not such a difference...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 24, 2006, 05:17:49 pm
Haha, Oh my gosh and Oh my god is the same thing. Gosh is just for those who don't feel as.. comfterable using God. I mainly use it just to not offend anyone.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 24, 2006, 05:54:27 pm
Ahh, I understand. I don't belive in God, but I say Oh my God anyway. Never made a big deal out of it. But Oh my Gosh sounds nice...

Hi everyone,
I'd like to say sorry if I hurt anyones feelings about spelling or grammar.Icertainly didn't mean to
and it just goes to show you how narrow minded we can be sometimes,I assumed everyone here
was American.So apologies to all our friends abroad.
 

Oh, and don't worry, you didn't hurt anyone's feelings (at least not mine).I just wanted to maybe give you some reasons why people can make those kinds of mistakes...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on March 25, 2006, 01:31:46 am

Pree = Promo Free (it's a puritanical sup group of the Spree) :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 25, 2006, 06:22:37 am
Ah, thanks.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 25, 2006, 11:20:20 am

Pree = Promo Free (it's a puritanical sup group of the Spree) :)

Ohh, okay! You learn something new everyday. Thanks!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 26, 2006, 01:16:29 pm
Hi cherylannie,

I think your fellow Forum members did a good job of answering your questions.  If you think of any more or if something still isn't clear, please let us know.

And a big thank you to everyone who helped out.

~Heidi

Hi everyone,
I'd like to say sorry if I hurt anyones feelings about spelling or grammar.Icertainly didn't mean to
and it just goes to show you how narrow minded we can be sometimes,I assumed everyone here
was American.So apologies to all our friends abroad.
 Anyway I made a list of slang I didn't understand and would be glad to finally know what everyone is saying all the time.Here it is:
Lol
snark
OMG
SPREE
PREE
XD
ROFL
to-ed
                                    thanks alot. :-[luke and lorelai forever


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on March 26, 2006, 03:38:26 pm
Heidi, I love the "Comunity Points" thing! I like it better than Karma, because it's easier to understand for the new people. Great idea!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 26, 2006, 05:18:21 pm
Yes, I just came on for a second and was like...something on that side of the screne is different.."oh! Community Points!" :)  Great idea, I really like it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dancer1012 on March 26, 2006, 07:50:39 pm
Yeah, I like it too.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 27, 2006, 12:14:36 am
I didn't even notice until someone pointed it out. Now that I notice it, I like it. Why did you choose to change it, Heidi?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 27, 2006, 12:32:48 am
I didn't even notice until someone pointed it out. Now that I notice it, I like it. Why did you choose to change it, Heidi?

I think that the terma 'Karma' was too confusing for people.  'Points' are pretty universal so there should be less confusion (I hope).  Plus, the idea of 'Community Points' should be kind of self explanatory.  If you do something good within the ORG community, you're points will go up.  Not so good ... your points will go down.

~Heidi :heidi:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: SnowPrincess on March 27, 2006, 02:46:33 pm
I think changing it to "community points" was a really good idea, I didn't notice it until I was giving someone some points.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on March 27, 2006, 05:57:13 pm
I LOVE The Community Points IDEA!! Its so self-explanatory, and UNIQUE! Go HIEDI!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 27, 2006, 08:44:13 pm
I didn't even notice until someone pointed it out. Now that I notice it, I like it. Why did you choose to change it, Heidi?

I think that the terma 'Karma' was too confusing for people.  'Points' are pretty universal so there should be less confusion (I hope).  Plus, the idea of 'Community Points' should be kind of self explanatory.  If you do something good within the ORG community, you're points will go up.  Not so good ... your points will go down.

~Heidi :heidi:

Yeah, I think it's a good idea. There was a whole debate going on in the 'Karma- Used or Abuse" thread about weahter or not Karma was a good name. Personally, I don't mind either, but if so many people are confused about it, it is good that you changed it. See, that is why you totally rock!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on April 06, 2006, 06:26:03 pm
Hello everyone,

Obviously I'm a big fan of Gilmore Girls; it's pretty safe to say that most of us are.  However, I also really enjoy being the webmaster of GilmoreGirls.org.  It's a great feeling to know that during certain times of the day there can be a fair amount of users on the Forum.  Even during the wee hours of the night, there are usually at least one or two logged in users as well as a few guests.  Plus, there are always a number of people browsing GilmoreGirls.org no matter what time it is.

I don't know how much interest there is in this, but if anyone has a question about the site, the Forum, what kind of e-mails I get, or something similar, I'd be happy to try and answer it.

For example ...

- Of the users who visit GilmoreGirls.org about 75% use Internet Explorer and 15% use Firefox (with a few other minor browsers thrown in).

- GilmoreGirls.org has been visited by people in at least 100 different countries.  (Ukraine, Luxembourg, Greece, Niue, Morocco, Croatia, Norway, Cocos Islands, and Panama to name a few.)  It's probably many more, but I stopped keeping track back in 2002, heh.

- To find the site, 60% of users type 'Gilmore Girls' into a search engine.

- The URL for GilmoreGirls.org was once included in a Gilmore Girls article in the Chicago Tribune.

Anyway, those are the types of things that I think are cool, but perhaps I'm just a little geeky. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MissV327 on April 06, 2006, 07:16:50 pm
You aren't geeky Heidi. I think it's so cool that one show can reach people all over the world.  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dancer1012 on April 06, 2006, 09:04:46 pm
You aren't geeky Heidi. I think it's so cool that one show can reach people all over the world. :)
I agree with Katy. You are so not geeky Heidi.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on April 06, 2006, 09:16:06 pm
This is where i got the link, Heidi; http://www.tvdk.dk/programmer/serier/gilmore_girls/index.php.
You won't understand any of it, as it is in danish :) So you allso got Danes here, though not many :(
A coble of hakings ago, i were the first dane to registre to this forum :) Well, you seam to like facts, Heidi :D ;) :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on April 06, 2006, 10:05:30 pm
haha, I'm a minor browser. I use AOL explorer. Like not AOL, but the explorer that comes with AIM Triton. And I am also one that is on at the "wee hours of the night."
I love stats like that! They are so interesting! Thanks Heidi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on April 08, 2006, 02:37:28 pm
Uh, some of the things you mentioned are sooo cool! Like the 100 countries thing...

I don't know how much interest there is in this, but if anyone has a question about the site, the Forum, what kind of e-mails I get, or something similar, I'd be happy to try and answer it.
~Heidi

Actually, I'm a little curoius about the e-mails you get. I had never thought about it until you pointed it out.

I discovered this site browsing "Gilmore Girls" like two years ago. I posted a little in the old forum, but didn't really enjoy it because I was always lost. Then last summer, (actually, it was october, not summer yet) I decided to check it out again. I was sourprised to hear it had been hacked and well, registered again. And now I can say I love it!! Great job, Heidi, serieusly! uh, now I'm curious about my first post... Is there a way I can see it?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on April 08, 2006, 03:08:06 pm
Actually, I'm a little curoius about the e-mails you get. I had never thought about it until you pointed it out.

I discovered this site browsing "Gilmore Girls" like two years ago. I posted a little in the old forum, but didn't really enjoy it because I was always lost. Then last summer, (actually, it was october, not summer yet) I decided to check it out again. I was sourprised to hear it had been hacked and well, registered again. And now I can say I love it!! Great job, Heidi, serieusly! uh, now I'm curious about my first post... Is there a way I can see it?

Hi Marian,

I think this was your first post http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=1540.msg9171#msg9171.

I'll go through some of my e-mails this weekend and see what gems I can find. :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on April 08, 2006, 03:10:44 pm
Haha, no, actually, that post was my 50th post or something like that. I hadn't introduced my self and so I did.

edited: Wait! I just looked for it and apparantly I introduced myself twice! So, that was my first post, thanks Heidi!

Edited again!
Now this edit is from May 2, while the other one was from April 8, I just don't want to double post. I was wondering, can you add more space to the signature? Because I always feel like I needed some more. Just a little, like 50 more spaces. What do you think?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: steph_ on April 14, 2006, 02:43:13 pm
she is not geeky, she is just smart, like rory


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 04, 2006, 07:33:21 pm
she is not geeky, she is just smart, like rory

What??

Hey I just noticed the International board thing, and wow! I love it!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 06, 2006, 08:33:49 pm
There is an International Board? Wow, it just goes to show how little I actually go to the home page of the forum. Or when I do, I only am there long enought to click, "Show new replies to your posts" or my new PMs. That's a good idea though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 09, 2006, 06:30:36 pm
Most Online: 358 - Today at 06:20:59 PM

So much happiness.  I yelled out loud.  Thank you to all ORG Forum visitors.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 09, 2006, 06:32:37 pm
yeah, I do like the international bord.
and
AWESOME!!! hehe I was on then...though it didn't really seem like many people were on.

That is SOO aweomse!  I bet after people watch it more and more will come on.  Intense episode.
This forum is just the best Heidi, thanks so much!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 10, 2006, 10:00:49 am
well so many people are here because of the season finale, they want to talk about it

and i am positive that soon the forum will have 3000 members


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 11, 2006, 05:06:08 pm
wow, that really is awesome!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 11, 2006, 05:42:12 pm
Most Online: 358 - Today at 06:20:59 PM

So much happiness.  I yelled out loud.  Thank you to all ORG Forum visitors.

~Heidi

Man, I feel bad because the biggest moment ever I wasn't even on.. *sigh* sorry about that, I could have made it 359.. but I didn't watch the finale (still haven't, mostly) and I was kind of busy with school work and stuff.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 12, 2006, 11:51:57 am
i will forgive you, in no time, because by the way i also was not here (what a shame)
well here we are 9 hours in front of america or something like that, so i suppose i was fast asleep then,
well that is a kind og ecxuse i know, but i hope it is understandable.. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 12:44:13 pm
You know what is funny.  We had the record amount of people on (amazing) but so many of us weren't on.  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 12, 2006, 04:07:00 pm
Yeah, I wasn't on either.

I just realized I have 100 karma!!  :celebrate:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 04:11:52 pm
yeah! congrats!!!! :) aweomse...I think Mary does too (cause she was at 99 and i pretty sticked her).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2006, 04:14:02 pm
hah, wow! That's soo weird. Cause we all spend so much time on and then the time we all aren't on, they break records. I am really proud of the Org and of Heidi, this is such a great place!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 04:20:08 pm
yes, thanks so much Heidi, nothing would be possible with out you!
*tost to Heidi*

 :coffee: *clink*  :drink:

You are the best!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2006, 04:20:53 pm
*toast* (fun!!)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 04:21:45 pm
hehe, i say we tost with Zima!  lol   (though coffee or a cool drink will do too ;))


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2006, 04:25:25 pm
Coffee and/or cool drinks with shots of Zima. (would that be disgusting? I don't know..)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 04:27:58 pm
Haha, I have no idea, probably, but we can pretend it takes amazing! lol  Personally, I don't like coffee, so ...lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2006, 04:30:27 pm
yeah, I don't much either..

Hmm, sometimes I feel bad because Heidi does so much and does an amazing job and I feel like sometimes I take advantage of that.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 12, 2006, 04:34:28 pm
yeah, she is always doing stuff to help us.  I really appreciate what she does.  I want to help out as much as possible too.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2006, 04:42:18 pm
I just sent her a PM telling her if she ever needs anything to just let me know. I really want to help out.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 14, 2006, 09:37:21 am
Heidi!  (well I guess it is really Cooper Boon's design) but, I love the Mothers Day banner on the org!  Its awesome! :)  Great job!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 14, 2006, 12:10:38 pm
Heidi!  (well I guess it is really Cooper Boon's design) but, I love the Mothers Day banner on the org!  Its awesome! :)  Great job!

What banner?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on May 14, 2006, 12:15:45 pm
At the org's main page (http://www.gilmoregirls.org)...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 14, 2006, 12:24:33 pm
At the org's main page (http://www.gilmoregirls.org)...

Thanks, it's nice.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on May 14, 2006, 12:30:49 pm
At the org's main page (http://www.gilmoregirls.org)...
Yer, nice Yale... eee, i meen banner ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 14, 2006, 12:33:05 pm
At the org's main page (http://www.gilmoregirls.org)...
Yer, nice Yale... eee, i meen banner ;)

Haha, totally.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 14, 2006, 03:31:16 pm
Haha! I love it!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 14, 2006, 04:54:57 pm
Angela I love yuor new sig! You and Melissa did a great job!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 14, 2006, 05:14:07 pm
Thanks, she is the greatest, isn't she??


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 14, 2006, 07:56:25 pm
oh yes, totallly.  I do love the sig and also the words fit all the pictures perfectly! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 14, 2006, 08:04:15 pm
yeah, she is really great.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: ellisoccer11 on May 16, 2006, 11:27:39 am
hey heidi your website is AWESOME, you do such a great job. now that the season is over, are you going to update the music and quizzes? just wondering


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 16, 2006, 06:04:53 pm
Hey Heidi,
I think while Marian was on summer vaca. she helped with some of the episode quizzes, if you need help while I'm off just let me know! (I know I already PMed you about that, but I really want you to know. Anything. I am there. I am a very reliable person. lol)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on May 19, 2006, 07:19:00 am
Hey Heidi!
We have 3000 Members, now. :drink:<clink>:drink:   :celebrate:   :star:   :nod:
The 3000th member is fawcette!  (Welcome by the way!)
Just wanted to say....


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on May 19, 2006, 10:23:02 am
WE ARE THE SWARM


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 19, 2006, 10:31:51 am
oh i was so much looking forward to us having 3000 members
i remember when we had 2000 members we had a kind of banner, stating this
will there be another one this time for 3000??  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 19, 2006, 04:23:47 pm
oh wow! Thats aweomse!  3000 GG members, plus guests!  So aweosme! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alliansa on May 19, 2006, 04:36:10 pm
3000?! Geez! Hehe, I'm not surprised though, the site (and show) is awesome.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 19, 2006, 04:49:20 pm
wow, 3000 members! Go GG.org!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 21, 2006, 10:23:18 pm
wow! Congrats on 3000 memebers!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 22, 2006, 05:32:22 am
the community is growing and growing,

now we have 3028 members, but
not all of them are regular users


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on May 22, 2006, 05:54:33 am
Talkingfriend love your sig. I just have one think to say to it: Like father like daughter.  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 22, 2006, 11:19:29 am
Talkingfriend love your sig. I just have one think to say to it: Like father like daughter.  ;) ;D

thanks i have never made a sig before so i hoped it would turn out nicely, like father like daughter? well chris is ok, gigi is worse
she looks really cute but she is a real DEVIL


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 22, 2006, 09:56:57 pm
the community is growing and growing,

now we have 3028 members, but
not all of them are regular users

It is an accomplishment, none the less.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: laurenfan on May 23, 2006, 03:17:43 pm
I can't believe there are 3,043 members already that's awesome!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 24, 2006, 12:42:15 pm
yes yes, i can remember when we had 2000 now we have 3053


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on May 26, 2006, 04:27:27 pm
Talkingfriend love your sig. I just have one think to say to it: Like father like daughter.  ;) ;D

Hey! No Chris unnapreciation in this thread!  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on May 26, 2006, 08:12:00 pm
It is pretty neat that we have over 3000 members now.  I remember when there was only 1000 or so.  I can feel the love. :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 27, 2006, 08:16:17 am
3070 already, 70 new members in two/three days, wow cool

edit:

Heidi, how many members did the forum have (about) before the hackers broke it?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on May 29, 2006, 08:27:52 pm
Hey Heidi, how are you ;D

Not quite sure where to put this, have searched and ended up here at the moment.

Just wanted to say that you and whoever else is responsible for this Forum should be commended.... great fun and well organised.  Think I might be around for a while.

Kudos to all the members also - what a great group!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 29, 2006, 09:25:09 pm
Heidi, how many members did the forum have (about) before the hackers broke it?

I want to say over 5000, but I could have made that up.  Hah.  Anyone remember?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 30, 2006, 10:29:39 pm
wow that is really much

ok if you are not sure i will ask this differently:

for how many years did the forum exist before the hacking? (i had only been online for 6 months or so)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 07, 2006, 06:16:37 pm
Hah.  I just broke the Forum for like 20 seconds and during the time I stopped breathing.   :-X

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on June 08, 2006, 01:36:18 am
Well Heidi  a) please breathe, coz that's kinda handy; and
               b) don't do whatever you did to break the forum again, it been such an integral part of my life lately and I need it like you need to breathe ok ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 08, 2006, 06:36:31 pm
I doubt you broke it, lol.  But its ok.  All is good.   DEEP BREATH in---not out. :D
You do a super super job!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: missmystery on June 14, 2006, 07:45:27 am
Hey! Since this is a place to find news, i was just wondering if they are going to remodel the forum/message board. I saw a thing about it that they had the technology to, but I couldnt really see if they were actually going to.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 09:41:12 am
Can you expand a bit on remodeling the forum? I'm not really sure what you mean, so I'm not sure Heidi would be. Do you mean adding Gilmore Girls related graphics or that sort of thing?

Quote
for how many years did the forum exist before the hacking? (i had only been online for 6 months or so)

Heidi can give you a more exact figure than me, probably, but I want to say November/December of 2002 was when the forum was opened. I'm pretty sure I joined in December, and the forum was still in beta-testing mode then. *nod*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: missmystery on June 14, 2006, 11:33:51 am
This is what the thing at the top of the page said:

"We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's best Gilmore Girls forum. The ORG Forum will be just that. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster."

Does that help? Thankyou!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 11:46:50 am
Ah. I think that is in reference to this forum compared to the old forum. I'm not sure how long you've been around, but ORG's old forum had multiple years worth of posts, more members, and a closer 'community' feel. The hacking incidents (two in a week, and I ended up having to negotiate with the hacker to leave the site alone... long story) made us lose all that data, members, etc. So this forum is in a way, rebuilding the old one. It's running on different software and so on.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 14, 2006, 12:23:30 pm
You negotiated with the hacker? Whoa!
Do you have any idea why he did the hacking? Pure need for destruction? I think it´s incredibbly mean to do such a thing.

About the 'community' feel, I personally think that we have a really great community here with hundreds of great, friendly, helpfull people.
I love the org! :nod:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 14, 2006, 12:35:07 pm
About the 'community' feel, I personally think that we have a really great community here with hundreds of great, friendly, helpfull people.
I love the org! :nod:

I totally agree. The people have changed, but a new community has grown.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 12:37:55 pm
Um, yeah. Heidi was away that week and my livejournal turned into ground zero for the fighting between ORG members and the hacker... some of you probably remember that. It got to the point where I gave them my AIM screenname and yeah. That was... lots of fun, lol.

It was a group of hackers, actually. If I recall correctly, they belonged to a community that had hacking 'contests.' Teams would go and exploit weaknesses in forum software, and whoever did the "best" job hacking won cash. I believe ORG was hacked for a chance to win $500. Heh.

What you're saying about the community feel is definitely true, but I think it's sort of hard to capture the atmosphere of the old ORG in a few words. The majority of the really active posters had been friends for a year, and there were a *lot* less things to moderate- all of these duplicate threads and pointless game threads and so on weren't started, and personally, I feel like there was more respect for the members. The new ORG is definitely great, but I think that's a big part of what Heidi and hoped to rebuild. It's an ongoing process.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 14, 2006, 12:52:41 pm
The majority of the really active posters had been friends for a year, and there were a *lot* less things to moderate- all of these duplicate threads and pointless game threads and so on weren't started, and personally, I feel like there was more respect for the members.

That's true, especially the thing with the respect. That annoys me most, that people come here and show no respect for other members and rules.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: missmystery on June 14, 2006, 01:11:53 pm
Ah. I think that is in reference to this forum compared to the old forum. I'm not sure how long you've been around, but ORG's old forum had multiple years worth of posts, more members, and a closer 'community' feel. The         incidents (two in a week, and I ended up having to negotiate with the hacker to leave the site alone... long story) made us lose all that data, members, etc. So this forum is in a way, rebuilding the old one. It's running on different software and so on.

Ahh.. thank you! I joined a while back, but just started posting a lot recently.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 14, 2006, 01:28:09 pm
Um, yeah. Heidi was away that week and my livejournal turned into ground zero for the fighting between ORG members and the hacker... some of you probably remember that. It got to the point where I gave them my AIM screenname and yeah. That was... lots of fun, lol.

It was a group of hackers, actually. If I recall correctly, they belonged to a community that had hacking 'contests.' Teams would go and exploit weaknesses in forum software, and whoever did the "best" job hacking won cash. I believe ORG was hacked for a chance to win $500. Heh.

What you're saying about the community feel is definitely true, but I think it's sort of hard to capture the atmosphere of the old ORG in a few words. The majority of the really active posters had been friends for a year, and there were a *lot* less things to moderate- all of these duplicate threads and pointless game threads and so on weren't started, and personally, I feel like there was more respect for the members. The new ORG is definitely great, but I think that's a big part of what Heidi and hoped to rebuild. It's an ongoing process.

I actually remember reading about some of that in your live journal. I wasn't a huge time member, I only visited one thread, ever. (Java Junkie Thread) but I remember being heart broken because I was planning on talking to more people because of the summer hiatus and stuff so I was reading about it, but after a while it was hard for me to keep finding it online (at this point I was new to the hole internet thing, not exactly new, but still learning) so I just got into fanfiction instead. but yeah. I remember some of the people from before it was really... nice. and friendly. (not saying it isn't now because it definitely is) it was just... amazing. and that's what I got from barely posting in only one thread.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: missmystery on June 14, 2006, 05:43:58 pm
I have read what everyone has been saying on this thread and a lot of it is about the hackers. What happened then? I wasnt here, or just wasnt ever on then (joined while back. just started posting). ???


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 14, 2006, 05:46:56 pm
I think the org now is great and after a while you get the 'comunity feeling you were talking about'. I'm not quite sure about the way it was before, since I only posted a few times in the old forum. I would have loved to see the negociation with the hackers though ;). Do you remember that Fanny? You were an active poster before, right?
About the whole respect thing, yes, you're probably right about that. There is no respect for the rules or for the other members for that matter. I'd like to know how was that in the old forum. Did people open less duplicated threads?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 06:21:49 pm
To me, the respect thing is the biggest difference, and at the old ORG, everyone just knew the rules. To put it in perspective, it's hard to keep on top of the modding now even though the modding staff has... tripled, and I used to be able to handle modding alone most of the time, lol. I think the other major difference is that on the "old" ORG, a good number of the newbies weren't newbies to message boards in general. So they sort of already knew the rules before even reading them. There wasn't a need for a whole forum for closed threads, or a forum for games, because there simply wasn't that many threads that needed to be closed/moderated, and the games were more closely controlled, if that makes sense.

The hacking incident is incredibly hard to explain, but simply put, Heidi was away for a week or two, if I remember correctly. A group of 3 or 4 guys came onto the site and exploited a coding error that made the forum vulnerable to gain access to my account and Heidi's account- at that point, every feature on the board could be controlled between our two accounts. They started systematically deleting members and posts, and then they started deleting forums. It turned into a huge annoyance, because you'd log in and go to post, and by the time you finished typing your post your account or the forum would no longer exist! Anyway, a couple days after the initial incident, "Heidi" came back and 'fixed' everything- returned the forum to what it had been. I, stupidly, believed it was Heidi, even though she wasn't on AIM like she usually was. Then the forum was deleted again, and all the information lost. That was when I turned my LiveJournal into a temporary 'new ORG' and finally thought, uh, duh. I should probably leave a message on the ORG cell account. :P I got the hackers to go away, Heidi found new software and got rid of the vulnerabilities that made it possible to hack in the first place, but months went by where the forum was down.

You can see some of the posts on my LJ from a few days after the incident here. (http://pensivesilence.livejournal.com/9837.html) You'll also notice that the hackers were using my comments pages to goad ORG members, and it was just... lots of fun. Ech.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 14, 2006, 07:18:16 pm
yeah, because I remeber it being down just a little bit and then working again, and then in the end of may/beginig of june i went to go on and it wouldn't let me.  so all summer i was always on the little message bord thing, haha I met anothe Melanie there too, lol.

But I do love this new forum, I agree that there are too many new topics.  I used to tell people when they opened a new thread that already existed, but now I can barly keep up with the ones I want to let alone the duplicits.  I do like games, but I think there are too many, and some of them I find extreamly pointless.  I don't particurly like the hit/flop ones, but that might just be me.  I think the games should have at least some relivince to GG.

Sorry if I sounded harsh at all in any ways, I thought I would just post my thoughts too.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 14, 2006, 09:41:24 pm
yeah, I don't have much time to tell people not to open duplicate threads anymore. and they only get really pissed off at me for telling them that they are wrong. it's annoying. With the "old" org, didn't they open a new thing after 17 pages on the topic?I remember every 16 pages we had to find a new name and everything... I like it how we don't do that anymore because then it would be REALLY crowded.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 09:52:42 pm
I've never been a fan of the game threads. I was sort of the one who asked Heidi to move them out of general discussion when it got too cluttered, lol. I can avoid them more that way. :P

Yeeeah... old threads were closed after 16 pages/250 posts... always somewhere around there, give or take some depending on how on top of things we were. The old forum software caused some lag time and a higher server load for reeeally long threads, I believe, because it loaded data for the whole thread. We don't have that problem anymore.

Whenever someone clicks that "report to moderator" button, those get sent to me. I should definitely screencap my email inbox sometime for you all, lol. That email addy is the one I use on MSN messenger, and the thing is allllways popping up saying there's a new message. Add to that that it's the same one I use for similar issues and database errors/hack attempts on treehillhigh.net, and.... it's totally crazy.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 14, 2006, 10:11:47 pm
for the "Report to Moderator" reports, are alot of them just junk or accidents or something, or usually are they things that should be reported? I don't think I've ever reported anything. I think a couple of time I accidentally reported myself, but it wouldn't let me and I accidentally reported some stuff but I think a pop up box comes up to make sure you really want to report it and I cancel out. But I'm curious as to how much stuff is reported and how much stuff should be reported.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 14, 2006, 10:21:28 pm
for the "Report to Moderator" reports, are alot of them just junk or accidents or something, or usually are they things that should be reported? I don't think I've ever reported anything. I think a couple of time I accidentally reported myself, but it wouldn't let me and I accidentally reported some stuff but I think a pop up box comes up to make sure you really want to report it and I cancel out. But I'm curious as to how much stuff is reported and how much stuff should be reported.

There are definitely some people who hit the 'report to moderator' button on accident.  Sometimes I read the comments and it's something like, "Lorelai should be with Luke and only Luke! <3" and then I think to myself, "Huh?" and realize it was a mistake.  But there are real reports as well and those are helpful.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 14, 2006, 10:24:11 pm
that's what I figured. hmm.. maybe I have selective.. reading(in this case) but I've never noticed anything really bad. what kind of things should be reported? (sorry is there a place where I can read about this? I'm not sure.)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 14, 2006, 10:50:37 pm
It's okay. The majority of the real reports are for duplicate threads, offensive language, or perceived attacks on members. A good number of them seem to be people who confuse the report link with "reply" or "new thread," lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 14, 2006, 11:37:00 pm
It's okay. The majority of the real reports are for duplicate threads, offensive language, or perceived attacks on members. A good number of them seem to be people who confuse the report link with "reply" or "new thread," lol.

In all my time on the forum, I'd never clicked the "report to moderator" button until just two seconds ago.  Now that I have, I don't see how so many people confuse the buttons, heh.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 14, 2006, 11:42:35 pm
Now that I have, I don't see how so many people confuse the buttons, heh.  ;)

Bad reading skills?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 14, 2006, 11:45:19 pm
Now that I have, I don't see how so many people confuse the buttons, heh.  ;)

Bad reading skills?

Must be.  I don't know how you can confuse, "Report to moderator: Use this function to inform the moderators and administrators of an abusive or wrongly posted message.  Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this" with posting a comment to a thread.

But ... mistakes happen I suppose.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 14, 2006, 11:53:25 pm
Must be.  I don't know how you can confuse, "Report to moderator: Use this function to inform the moderators and administrators of an abusive or wrongly posted message.  Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this" with posting a comment to a thread.

But that proves that people just don't read before posting...

I've never that function. I always write pms.

Oh, and what I always wanted to know: Is there a maximum for signature? Because they are getting bigger and bigger and I find that a bit annoying.



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 14, 2006, 11:55:18 pm
Oh, and what I always wanted to know: Is there a maximum for signature? Because they are getting bigger and bigger and I find that a bit annoying.

Summer asked me about that as well and I'm looking into it. :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 14, 2006, 11:58:45 pm
Great. :) Lately there were signatures in wallpaper size and it took a lot of time to load the page...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 15, 2006, 12:01:29 am
Great. :) Lately there were signatures in wallpaper size and it took a lot of time to load the page...

In the meantime, if you come across sigs that big ... you can PM me with the users' info.  More work for you, yes, but it's a temporary fix. :/

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 15, 2006, 12:05:53 am
Normally I pm that member and ask them to make it smaller. I know that some other members are doing that too.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 15, 2006, 09:45:59 am
It's actually really funny you ask that when you do, because as Heidi said... I literally asked her about that last night. I'm working on a scheme (which is like a style- customized headers, colors, buttons, etc) for another forum, and I always test it in different resolutions to make sure there aren't any problems. I loaded ORG on 800x600 and woah. Signatures were distorting the page, lol. The other concern there, of course, is that a good number of members are still on computers with 800x600 resolution and a dialup modem. I don't even want to know how long those sigs take to load for them, lol.

The report to mod function is my best friend and my worst enemy. Because as Heidi said, it's really useful when it's used correctly... but a good deal of the time, it isn't. My email address gets those things from this board as well as treehillhigh.net. At THH it became such a problem that I ended up installing a modification so all those things were posted on a private board instead of being emailed, lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 10:04:51 am
The only times I have accidentally hit the "Report to moderator" button was when I have another window open and I go to click into this window sometimes I hit it on accident. But I think you can cancel it. hah, most of the time I click "Report to moderator" on my own post and it doesn't let you report yourself. I've gottne better though, i don't remember the last time I hit it.

My sig isn't too big, is it? I can try and downsize it if you want. Melissa, who made it for me, gave me 3 sizes to choose from and I chose the smallest, but I can see if it can go smaller if you want.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 15, 2006, 10:15:18 am
To be totally honest, I'm not sure yet. Heidi is still working on the sig guidelines, and we'll let you know if it needs to be resized once we have that figured out, lol. It's not a huge problem right now, and I'm probably going to regret offering this, but I know how much work goes into making sigs. So if anyone needs a sig resized and isn't capable of doing it themselves, they can PM me and I'll resize it for them.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 10:23:19 am
lol. If I need mine resized, I'll just polietly ask Melissa. I'm sure she wouldn't mind. That way, if you are bombarded with people asking you to resize for them, you won't have to worry about me. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 15, 2006, 11:02:50 am
It's actually really funny you ask that when you do, because as Heidi said... I literally asked her about that last night. I'm working on a scheme (which is like a style- customized headers, colors, buttons, etc) for another forum, and I always test it in different resolutions to make sure there aren't any problems. I loaded ORG on 800x600 and woah. Signatures were distorting the page, lol. The other concern there, of course, is that a good number of members are still on computers with 800x600 resolution and a dialup modem. I don't even want to know how long those sigs take to load for them, lol.

We have dicussed that quite a while in the German thread. When I go to a new thread, it takes quite long to load though I have dsl. And that annoys me. I also offered some people to resize their signatures. And I will be very happy when there finally is a guideline. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 15, 2006, 02:59:49 pm
Yeah, I didn't know what the report to moderator function did for a while and never touched it, but then I did by accident once, and I think I exed out, but then I found it useful for two threads I used it on purpose because one was a completly supid and pointless thread and I forget the other, but I would only use it if like posting something on the thread didn't work.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 03:04:19 pm
gosh, I remember a couple months back this girl joined the ORG and she was trying to boost her posts really fast to 100 (probably so she could snark people) and so she was like randomly posting on different topics "jkhfdlkjasfdhhndsflkj hsjdhfkjsdhf asd" and stuff like that. it was annoying.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 15, 2006, 03:13:05 pm
oh yeah, i remember that! so annoying! and that one person who would say really rude comments.  Like bad things about GG but we just ignored him/her and gave them no scense of day because I think they just wanted to get us agitated.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 03:58:28 pm
yeah, secretly, I was REALLY annoyed. I can't stand people who just want to make other people upset.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 15, 2006, 07:32:18 pm
My resolution is something like 1024x864, I think, and I don't see my signature big. But if anyone thinks it should be resized please let me know.

About the report to moderator function, I have used it a few times before to report duplicated threads. I'm not sure if I should though, your e-mail inbox sounds like a nighmare, Summer. Lol, just saying the thread is a duplicated sounds so cold, so I always add things like "greetings to the mod team".


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 07:38:03 pm
I'm  not sure what my resolution is.. Mine is bigger than yours so if anyone thinks mine is too big, let me know..

edit: post 6000. wow.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 15, 2006, 07:46:57 pm
Wow! Congrats! When did you and Mela get so many posts?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 07:51:20 pm
hm.. I kind of feel bad because most of my posts were from when I was a newbie and I didn't know anything outside of the Games with you and Melanie. But recently I haven't posted in the Fun and Games. I'm trying to even it out.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 15, 2006, 07:57:17 pm
hm.. I kind of feel bad because most of my posts were from when I was a newbie and I didn't know anything outside of the Games with you and Melanie. But recently I haven't posted in the Fun and Games. I'm trying to even it out.

same here. Actually, I haven't posted at all lately... *sigh*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 08:00:58 pm
I know, that's sad. but from now on, I'm purposly not posting in the Fun and Games that often. For now, atleast.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 15, 2006, 08:02:33 pm
Me too! I'm sick of the hit and flop games and stuff. Guess the screencap and fill in the blanks are good though. And they are GG related.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 08:06:23 pm
gosh, yeah. Hit and Flop, This or That and all games like that are getting on my nerves. I'm even getting a bit sick of ABC and FL-LL (atleast on this forum)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 15, 2006, 08:11:07 pm
same, I still like the fill in the blank, hangman and guess the screen cap threads because they actually relate to GG and require (some more than others) GG knowledge.  But becides that if people want to have games fine, but it really boosts people's post counts, so I think that there shouldn't be "post points" for them, but I don't know if that is possible.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 08:13:41 pm
yeah. LOL, I would only have like 2,000 something. It's higher in the 2000s but still.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 15, 2006, 08:15:50 pm
yeah, we were on the FL/LL a lot.  Though we did have a ton on Lauren's thread and spoilers.
btw, congrats on 6000!!! yeah!!!!! haha and you actually noticed you got it! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on June 15, 2006, 08:17:12 pm
wow, I don't believe this. I FINALLY find you both online and I have to go.
I'm sick of the FL/LL too. So weird, it used to be my second home.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 15, 2006, 08:20:19 pm
yeah! ah, the good old days. I love the Lauren thread.

bye Marian.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 21, 2006, 10:13:49 pm
I love it when the registered users outnumber the guests on the Forum.  For exmaple, right now ... 5 Guests, 18 Users.

Yay.

~Heidi



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 21, 2006, 10:17:14 pm
haha. totally tubular, man!

Hey, Heidi, I wanted to say a couple things to you.
First, thanks for advertising the Org Awards. Very nice of you. I guess I shouldn't be surpized. Just thanks.
Also, I don't think I have had the chance to tell you that I like the Show and Cast Member News section! I made a big step in that section. I opened my first thread. I am proud of my accomplishments.
So I guess, all in all, Thanks for everything!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 23, 2006, 02:15:55 pm
Are there any news about the sig size?

And another question: Is there something wrong with the server? Because it happened that it couldn't be reached for some time.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 23, 2006, 02:31:44 pm
yeah, same with me.  IT happened today, and I went for a walk and it worked when I got back, and the other day when I e-mailed you (Heidi) because we couldn't get on.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 23, 2006, 02:41:09 pm
Yeeeah, the server was down for... about 40 minutes, I think. That's not really something Heidi can control, though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 23, 2006, 02:42:29 pm
yeah, I think Fanny (and I) were just curious as to why, and letting you know  guys know if you didn't.

I just PMed her because angela and I wanted to make sure its ok, like it wasn't because of hackers or something, that maybe she was editing somethign.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 23, 2006, 04:38:08 pm
Aww, don't freak out every time there's a slight glitch in the server. And believe me... you'd know if the hackers were on the board, lol. It was a sitewide thing, and the site itself is hosted on a server. Servers can really only accurately guarantee about 96% uptime (although most claim they have 99%, lol), but usually those glitches are so small you don't notice. Every once in a whie, this sort of thing happens. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the site.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 23, 2006, 04:42:40 pm
I really have no idea how servers or anything like that works, so thats just why I was curious, lol, thats all.  Thanks for explaining it.  The 2nd time I realized it was probably fine, just the first time it was really weird.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 24, 2006, 12:16:25 am
Summer, I just asked, because it happened pretty often lately. But I experienced that with other sites too. On other servers it happens even more often.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 24, 2006, 11:26:18 am
Servers aren't the most stable things in the world, and they're very subject to the conditions of where they're based in. I worked for a site that had the server go down for 5 days- the server was located in Florida, and it was during a hurricane...

To sort of ease your worries about being hacked again, I figured I'd mention some of the signs of what could happen, and what the hackers did last time. If posts and forums start randomly disappearing, or users accounts start being deleted, or  (especially with staff accounts) people start posting messages that don't sound like them (ie. a message on my account is inflamatory/attacks posters/insults myself.... that sort of thing), we're probably being hacked. Last time, the hackers also posted teasing messages as the site was hacked to frustrate members.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 24, 2006, 09:39:50 pm
Are there any news about the sig size?

And another question: Is there something wrong with the server? Because it happened that it couldn't be reached for some time.

I've looked into it and as far as I know, the Forum doesn't have the capability to limit a graphic's size in signatures.  It can only set a maximum for allowed characters.

If we want to come up with a consensus as far as what the maximum height and width should be for a signature graphic, I can enforce it myself when I either see a sig that is too big or when someone lets me know.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 12:14:13 am
So what would be the maximum size for a sig? When we tell people that their sigs are too big, we'd really like to tell them also how big it can be.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 25, 2006, 02:11:07 am
So what would be the maximum size for a sig? When we tell people that their sigs are too big, we'd really like to tell them also how big it can be.

Right, that's what I'm asking.  Can we all come to an agreement what a fair sized maxmium would be? :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 02:29:44 am
We think that 250 pixel would be good maximal height. That's big enough but not too big.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 04:31:13 am
We think that 250 pixel would be good maximal height. That's big enough but not too big.
We  means that I back Fanny up on that.  ;D (Propably others, too)

If you would make a guideline or plea, we could also pm users, when we see that a sig is too big, and write something like 'look here, the administrator decided that a sig shouldn´t be higher than...' . That would take work off your shoulders, cause when we always pm you first, if we see something like that, you´d have your hands even fuller than they propably are now. And you know a lot of people here like to help out. :)

It would just be important to say that the whole thing  shouldn´t be much higher than xxx pixel. Cause if we say that a graphic shouldn´t be higher, people would still use two graphics, or put a lot of writing into the sig, and it would still be very high. I think a sig shouldn´t be so big that one has to look to even find the posts between all the sigs.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Curry on June 25, 2006, 04:54:21 am
We think that 250 pixel would be good maximal height. That's big enough but not too big.
We  means that I back Fanny up on that.  ;D (Propably others, too)

Yep, I do. I'm backing up here. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 25, 2006, 09:17:31 am
haha yes! I back her up too.  Though I have no idea how big pixals are, it sounds a good number. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 09:32:19 am
Hi Melanie! If you 'left click' on a pic and chose 'image properties' you can always see how many pixels it has. Your banner has 227 pixels heigt and the awards-thing 153. If you put them next to each other there would be enough space to write a few lines.
Just so you get the idea what we are talking about. :)

And if a lot of members think that 250 pixels is too small we could still try to get Heidi to decide on something bigger.
It would just be great if there was a decision.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 09:34:40 am
Katrin, shouldn't it be 'right click'?

I think, 250 pixels are more then enough. Most posts are very short, and then the signature is always bigger.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 09:38:15 am
Katrin, shouldn't it be 'right click'?
Haha, yes Fanny! I always confuse left and right! *embarassed*

I´m still in for 250, too. But in the end Heidi will have to decide. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 25, 2006, 09:45:03 am
oh, thanks so much! wow, I never know about that. :) thanks!

yeah, I actually thought mine--the top one, was on the big side.  so 250 is definitely good.
I know the bottom one makes it really big, but I kinda need to keep it there just so it sticks out and people see it and maybe vote, because we need more people.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 09:48:50 am
I know the bottom one makes it really big, but I kinda need to keep it there just so it sticks out and people see it and maybe vote, because we need more people.
At the moment that isn´t a problem and the awards thing is just temporary, right?  :)
People that win  graphics just should put them on the site of their normal banner...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on June 25, 2006, 10:00:01 am
Your banner is 569, Katrin ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 10:04:31 am
Width. We are talking about height, my dear! :blowkiss:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on June 25, 2006, 10:13:32 am
Width. We are talking about height, my dear! :blowkiss:
O! Well. Ok :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 12:22:03 pm
Hmm. Personally I think 250 is a little too big for height (I'm not really a fan of the sig being bigger than the message body, lol) but I'm willing to work that. I wouldn't go much over 500 px for width, though, after testing it on an 800x600 resolution. Scrollbars aren't really pretty.


And for the love of God, not multiple images in a sig.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 12:26:57 pm
I like banners that aren't higher than 150 pixel. But 250 pixel would be kind of a progress...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 25, 2006, 12:32:10 pm
I know the bottom one makes it really big, but I kinda need to keep it there just so it sticks out and people see it and maybe vote, because we need more people.
At the moment that isn´t a problem and the awards thing is just temporary, right? :)
People that win graphics just should put them on the site of their normal banner...
right, and yes, it is only temporary. 

250 is pretty big, but there are some that are even bigger so I guess it'll get those down.  maybe 225?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 12:37:50 pm
My issue with banners over 150 pixels high is that they sort of... stop being banners to me, you know? I've seen people with wallpapers as signatures, on graphic manipulations. Banners, by default, are fairly small and wider than they are tall. And 250 pixels (once you take into addition things like the start bar, the navigation buttons, tabs, etc on the screen) is going to be over half of the viewable screen on an 800x600 resolution. To me, a banner isn't half of a computer screen.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 12:44:55 pm
The thing is that many people want to have some written lines in their sig as well, on top of the banner, and I think we should find a compromise for them as well.
So if we could decide on 250 pixels for all of the sig, or 200, or whatever, that would really help.
Just my opinion. I would downzise my banner as well, if you want me to, at the moment its 177. And I can´t see a scrollbar, is it to wide?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 12:47:39 pm
Pixels is about a graphic size... it's hard to expect people to calculate how many pixels text is, you know?

I'm saying I don't want the banner - the image - much taller than 150 pixels. Maybe in addition to that, you could have 3 lines of regularly sized text? Smaller sized text would be 4 or 5 lines...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 12:48:55 pm
I know, we would have to estimate that.
And your proposition sounds good to me.

But we would have to keep in mind that a lot of people have those really nice banners Melissa (MasBYUgal) made, and they are all way higher than 150. So these people would all be sad to downsize them. That´s why I think that we should find a compromise. But it´s really your´s and Heidi´s decision in the end.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 12:50:57 pm
I'm saying I don't want the banner - the image - much taller than 150 pixels. Maybe in addition to that, you could have 3 lines of regularly sized text? Smaller sized text would be 4 or 5 lines...

That sounds like a good idea.  But 4-5 lines (even when the text would be smaller) sounds like too much.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 12:58:22 pm
I know it's going to be hard on the people with the big banners, but resizing is literally only two clicks of the mouse, and I'm willing to do it for those people. I think what you have to remember is that as much as it sucks for them, it sucks more for the people who are on slow modems or have low resolution screens. Things don't even necessarily load properly for them..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 01:25:20 pm
I would also help to resize the sigs. I have a fast internet connection and a 19" screen, but the big sigs annoys me anyways.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 25, 2006, 02:27:36 pm
Ok ... heighth-wise we've had input for 150 pixels and 250 pixels, so I'm going to pick the middle and say that our new maximum height will be 200 pixels tall.  If we want, we can always amend that figure later ... but we need to start somewhere and I think that's a good number.

How about width?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 02:29:57 pm
I don´t mind scrollbars, so I don´t really care that much.
Mine is 596, so can we say 600, please?  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 02:30:46 pm
How about width?

500 maximum? I think that was what also Summer said.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 02:33:49 pm
Yeah, I'm for 500. If you go much (really, any) bigger than that, the sig causes the scrollbars to appear if the resolution is 800x600. My resolution is higher than that, but considering that's what the majority of internet users are on, I think it's only fair to set things to their standards.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 25, 2006, 02:50:20 pm
Yeah, I'm for 500. If you go much (really, any) bigger than that, the sig causes the scrollbars to appear if the resolution is 800x600. My resolution is higher than that, but considering that's what the majority of internet users are on, I think it's only fair to set things to their standards.

Ok ... for signature maximums we now have:

Height: 200 pixels
Width:  500 pixels

I'll add that to the Forum's rules later today/tonight.  Right now I'm looking for a more 'forceful' way to get new members to read the rules in the first place.  Currently, I'm just in the research stage, but I'll let everyone know if I come up with anything.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 02:54:24 pm
Ok ... for signature maximums we now have:

Height: 200 pixels
Width:  500 pixels

Great! :)

Right now I'm looking for a more 'forceful' way to get new members to read the rules in the first place.  Currently, I'm just in the research stage, but I'll let everyone know if I come up with anything.

That sounds like a great idea. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 03:16:32 pm
Hmm, I hate to be like this, but I just tried the 800x600 resolution and I don´t have a scrollbar with my sig.
And well, can´t we go for a few more pixels then?
Cause if I have to downsize mine to 500, it already starts to look very bad.  :-\
And if the whole thing is really about the scrollbar, then 600 would still be okay.
And I want to stick to the forum-rules, so I´d totally downsize it, I would just be sad.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 03:42:45 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/silentshadow08/lanedrum.jpg)

There you go. The issue you aren't taking into consideration is that the left part of the postbit (where member name, av, etc. are) changes sizes based on the length of the member name. That's where the scrollbar becomes an issue. In addition, some users do have resolutions even smaller than 800x600


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 03:54:37 pm
I didn´t mean that I can´t resize it myself, Summer.
I´m not that computer challenged.
What about the writing, I wouldn´t  make that smaller anyway (I tried to make the font 7 pt and that becomes unreadable). And if I put it in two lines that wouldn´t really help the case.
Plus, I just don´t think that 600 is to big. *shrugs*
And 800x600 is awfully low for a resolution already, do you have an idea how many people have even lower resolution?

I didn´t really get the user-name length/scrollbar thing.
Do you mean that if I had a longer name, I would have a scrollbar under my banner?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 03:59:57 pm
The point is, people have 800x600, and different browsers cause pages to look differently (for example, I get a scrollbar on your sig in Firefox, but not IE, when I'm checking that resolution). There's a 640x480 resolution as well that people still use. The point is, the rules have already been set. The vote's in. If others seem willing to abide by the rules, we can't really change them for one person.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 04:06:27 pm
Okay, here I thought we were discussing this...
That´s what the thread is for, right?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 04:25:08 pm
Well, we were, but Heidi's already decided on the rule, lol. We're trying to make it work for as many people as possible, and that's where those sizes came from. 500x200 pixels is a lot bigger than all the other boards I'm on, to be honest. That's why I don't get the problem.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 25, 2006, 04:29:02 pm
Hmm, my problem is my writing. Do you get a scrollbar for the words, too?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 04:32:06 pm
Words will automatically text wrap unless you code them not to. That shouldn't be an issue.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on June 25, 2006, 08:36:28 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/silentshadow08/lanedrum.jpg)

There you go. The issue you aren't taking into consideration is that the left part of the postbit (where member name, av, etc. are) changes sizes based on the length of the member name. That's where the scrollbar becomes an issue. In addition, some users do have resolutions even smaller than 800x600
Lower then 600*800? That would be 640*480 right? I am allways using 600*800, but as i am writing this i use 640*480 to test it, and the scroll bar for Sternen-nest's sig is not bad. On top of that, there is even an scroll bar for the down sized one, Summer (when in the signature). So it isn't eliminated by 500.

Quote
We're trying to make it work for as many people as possible,
In the event that we should consider the majorety. The majorety use Microsoft Explore. It's not the best, but it is the most commen for PC's and is allso used on some Mac's.
In Explore there is scroll bars for both banners (500 and 500+) at 640*480, but non of them is iretating.

We might consider an other max. with.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 25, 2006, 09:20:07 pm
I don't know. That's a matter of perception, and it's more than the scroll bar issue. Like... the proportion of the screen that the sig takes up. Signatures aren't supposed to be bigger than posts, and really, they aren't supposed to be big at all. I think Heidi's being very generous with the sizes, to be honest. Most boards have 500 or smaller as the max width, and 150 px as the max height. Having graphics much bigger... they stop being banners and they become headers or fanart or wallpapers.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 25, 2006, 10:38:34 pm
So how does it work now, that all members get to know this new rule?

Katrin, change the font in your text and it will get smaller...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 25, 2006, 10:55:11 pm
So how does it work now, that all members get to know this new rule?

Katrin, change the font in your text and it will get smaller...

I'm still working on a way to have all Forum members acknowledge the rules.  I'll try and update all the Forum Rule threads later today.  Until then, you can just point them to my post above.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on June 26, 2006, 02:12:35 am
Hi Heidi!

Goodmorning from me, really! ;)
Ummm, do you think we can find a way to spread the news of the new size-rule somewhat effectively?
Like the newsbox or something.
Cause now we have tons of really old and good members with sigs that are too big, and they´re not neccesarily going to read the rules soon, cause they know them already.

Fanny, I chose the font for a reason I don´t want to change it. :)

Off to work I go, darn, I´d really love to stay here....


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 26, 2006, 11:43:16 am
I'm not really sure how to make them read it, unless when they sign up you have them read one rule at a time and check a box that says they read it.  Plus the rules aren't very long so maybe they'll actually read them.

I had a question though, what does it matter the length/width of a sig?  It doesn't take up anymore room.  It could go on forever and it wouldn't take up any more room on the page, right?  though forever might be a little much. ;)

and one other thing.  I don't have a scroll bar on the bottom, so I was wondering what you guys were talking about regarding one.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 26, 2006, 12:02:18 pm
Mela, it's depending on your screen resolution. Some have 800x600, so if the sig is 600 pixels wide, you get a scrollbar.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on June 26, 2006, 03:59:02 pm
ooh I get it, so then that takes up more room for those people. right.  thanks a lot fanny!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 01:38:08 pm
i have a question,why can't we make the amount of words for the sigs,like,50 more letters,cuz then i could fit my favorite quote in.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 27, 2006, 01:49:22 pm
You could save like 25 letters by renaming your pic...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 01:50:35 pm
i don't know how to do that.can you tell me?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 27, 2006, 01:56:49 pm
Go to your photobucket account and click on 'edit' above the pic. Then there you'll see 'name' and can change that to a shorter one. Than click on 'update' and copy the new link and paste to your profile.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 02:08:10 pm
ok,thank you,and i will pretty stick u for that.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 02:42:29 pm
i have anothr issue now,the pic isn't mine,so i can't edit it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 27, 2006, 02:46:27 pm
Here (http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g51/Kukalaka/gg/1.jpg) is a new link for it.

Please don't double post, use the modify function to change your posts.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 02:47:22 pm
thanx,i will remember now.another pretty stick.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 27, 2006, 03:03:39 pm
So, was there now enough room for the quote you wanted to use?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 03:04:10 pm
no,but i found some others.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 27, 2006, 06:21:43 pm
Guys, I've temporarily put a thread (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=2535.0) in the General Board since it seems like almost everyone is on that board at some point. Hopefully it will attract some extra attention to the new rules.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 27, 2006, 07:27:37 pm
Guys, I've temporarily put a thread (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=2535.0) in the General Board since it seems like almost everyone is on that board at some point. Hopefully it will attract some extra attention to the new rules.

Thanks Summer.  I've been a little busy lately. :)

BTW, I accidently edited your post above.  I clicked Modify instead of Quote.  I'm a lamer. :/

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 27, 2006, 09:24:00 pm
Yeah, I know. :P

Kidding. Sort of. But we're all lame. You're just... cool-lame. Yeeeah, I haven't slept in 60something hours so.... yeah. Never mind.

If you guys can think of anything else that would help spread word, feel free to post it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 09:31:38 pm
spread what? and you could send a PM to everybody about whatever it is.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 27, 2006, 09:32:37 pm
The news of the new sig rules...

PMing everyone is a sort of massive task. I guess it depends on whether or not Heidi has the capabilities of making a mass PM easy, lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 27, 2006, 09:34:00 pm
couldn't you just copy and paste everyone's name onto the send to box (i mean,come on people,you have to have a list of everyone's screenname somewhere.)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 27, 2006, 09:59:23 pm
As I type this, the forum as 3,315 members. Even copy/pasting doesn't make that a small task, lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 28, 2006, 08:31:30 am
you could highlight them all and go from there. (if you have that darned list!!!)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 28, 2006, 11:58:32 am
Here's (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=mlist) the list. Now you tell me how realistic that is. :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 28, 2006, 12:23:49 pm
nevermind.well,i am out of ideas but i'm not too creative,so thats not really saying much


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 28, 2006, 01:37:52 pm
ok,i have adobe photoshop,how do i create from there? after i have uploaded my pics.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on June 28, 2006, 01:39:49 pm
Uh, this isn't the right thread, but you open the pictures you want to use in Adobe Photoshop, and then combine them and use the tools provided to make graphics.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 28, 2006, 01:40:27 pm
oh, (oh yeah,wrong thread!duh.) thanx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on June 29, 2006, 01:03:28 am
Hah, I broke the Forum for like one second.  I bet I scared you all!

Edit: I did it again!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on June 29, 2006, 01:07:12 am
As long as it is only for one second. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on June 29, 2006, 07:14:42 pm
Hmm.. you guys were talking about a giant PM to everybody... I'm not sure what the Mod. options for this forum are, but I know for some there is an option to PM everybody at once. Just a simple button. (but like I said, I don't know what this one is like.) Or, if you can, you could always make a post on every single thread. (though, I don't know if you have that option either..)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 29, 2006, 09:22:47 pm
i already asked that and they said no.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on June 29, 2006, 09:52:09 pm
  Well they have the thread for that and in melas siggy it says to vote for the awards.  It can take alot of time to copy and paste <3,000 members.  We should just spread the word around to help people.  I have an idea, if you are willing to do so, just put a link in our siggy to bring them to the page.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on June 30, 2006, 06:37:25 am
Thanks Heidi for putting those guidlines up. We should put the rights of a mod in that thread as well.  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on June 30, 2006, 08:10:45 am
when i have a free moment i will put a link in my signature.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on July 15, 2006, 08:39:41 am
I like that the "reasent posts" section has been expanded with two extra "posts". Good ider.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 15, 2006, 10:42:55 am
i second that!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on July 15, 2006, 05:47:21 pm
Heidi - I promise to never ever ever complain about the warning message ever again if you would just give it back.  Im so confused without it - funny but the old addage is right...better the devil you know.  Having it is definately the lesser of the two evils :'( :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on July 15, 2006, 07:58:17 pm
I agree, I am lost without the warning message!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 15, 2006, 07:58:56 pm
me too!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 15, 2006, 08:15:57 pm
Heidi - I promise to never ever ever complain about the warning message ever again if you would just give it back.  Im so confused without it - funny but the old addage is right...better the devil you know.  Having it is definately the lesser of the two evils :'( :D

It's back, it's back.  Defeated I am.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 15, 2006, 08:17:51 pm
thank you heidi,you get a pretty stick now.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on July 15, 2006, 08:39:52 pm
Thanks Heidi, really appreciate it :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on July 16, 2006, 01:58:47 am
Defeated I am.

~Heidi
To chose defeat, when victory is within your power, for the greater good, is grant :blowkiss:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on July 16, 2006, 02:16:13 am
Heidi - I promise to never ever ever complain about the warning message ever again if you would just give it back. Im so confused without it - funny but the old addage is right...better the devil you know. Having it is definately the lesser of the two evils :'( :D

It's back, it's back. Defeated I am.

~Heidi

*starts cheer* Heidi is the best, Chuck out the rest....Heidi is the best, Chuck out the rest ;D

Thank you Heidi :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 16, 2006, 08:37:28 am
good chant honk.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 19, 2006, 07:15:33 pm
I think its just amazing then...and how clever are you ;D.  I honestly wondered if I'd stumble onto an official fan site or something when I first got here, then realised it wasn't official, but felt too stupid to ask how you got it all going.  Wow this must be creating an awful lot of work for you?  And no remuneration....unless you count the endless love we all have for your dedication of course.  Does it ever get too much?  Or is that why you have mods?

Lots of questions I know, but have always been very curious about the origins of this little place on the net :)

[These questions were originally posed to me by honkifuluvGG on the Spree (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=5.0) thread, but I thought I'd drag them over here.]

How it all began ...

If my mind serves me correctly, I've read a few interviews where both Lauren and Alexis have expressed surprise over the fact the show has lasted so many seasons.  When they each signed on to be Gilmores, I seriously doubt that either would have guessed that the show would make it to year seven ... and that's kind of how I feel about GilmoreGirls.org.  When I created the site in 2000, I could have never predicted that it would continue to be a rather large part of my life six years later. 

I can still remember the moment when a light bulb went off in my head and I thought, "I want to make a fan site for that show."  This was way back when Gilmore was slotted on Thursday nights and for some reason I had to tape the show because I wouldn't be home when it aired.  I ended up getting home pretty late, around 1:00am or so, and had a mental debate with myself about whether or not I should watch the tape before bed or instead getting an extra hour of sleep (I had to get up at 7:00am the next day).  I'm not nicknamed 'Nite Heidi' for nothing and decided to plop down in front of the TV and watch.  Once the episode had ended and the credits started to roll, I knew I had to combine my love of the Interweb and this new show ... thus, GilmoreGirls.org was born.

I would say that during the first two years of GilmoreGirls.org's existence, I gave the site 116%.  I was constantly trying to make it the best fan site possible ... adding news, spoilers, photos, episode summaries, music used in the show, and so on.  I don't want people to get the impression that I 'give' or care less about the site today, but I have more demands on my time and other responsibilities/commitments now than I did a few years ago.  I still try and get cast interviews and keep the site up to date as possible, it's just hard when there is only one of me. 

[Geek talk] Additionally, when I originally built the site I did so by using only HTML as the coding language.  Of course that was six years ago, so it's not like PHP and other languages had fully taken over yet.  But having a site in 2006, comprised mostly of HTML, with the amount of content that GilmoreGirls.org has is, well, difficult.  To put things in layman's terms, it means that updating pages takes much more work than it should because things aren't done dynamically like in PHP.  (Everything is done one at a time, instead of all at once.)  I've often thought about redesigning the site, giving it an updated look and making it easier to work with, but that would simply take more time than I've got.  I'd have to first come up with the redesign, then make sure it work dynamically, then transfer all of ORG's old content into the new version.  Considering that the show is probably going into its last season, I just don't think it'd be worth it.  To look on the bright side of things, at least I can say that I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the site's original design. [/Geek talk]

I hope that answered some of your questions.  Yes, the site and ORG Forum can be a lot of work at times, but it's the best possible kind of work … the kind that you don't mind doing and the kind that doesn't feel like work anyway.  I wouldn't trade GilmoreGirls.org for the world (ok, maybe I would for the world), but you get the idea.  I love my site, my Forum, and all the great people I've 'met' since November 25th, 2000.  Here's to season seven and beyond so that GilmoreGirls.org can continue to grow and thrive.

~Heidi
Take it to the ORG   


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 19, 2006, 07:21:58 pm
we apriciate you so much heidi,and never doubt for a minute that we don't love you for who you are and what you do.we will always be there for you and we hope for the same from you.we love you heidi! we will follow where you lead.................


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on July 19, 2006, 07:23:10 pm
Wow, thanks so much Heidi!  I know I've probably told you this millions of times.  But I really appreciate all that you do and have done!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on July 19, 2006, 07:32:32 pm
Here's to season seven and beyond so that GilmoreGirls.org can continue to grow and thrive.

~Heidi
Take it to the ORG   
aw :) i loved that part for some reason.
i'm pretty sure that you know we all appreciate everything you've done but i still gotta throw this in.. thanks Heidi, for everything. ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on July 19, 2006, 08:49:05 pm
You've done good work, and still do.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on July 19, 2006, 10:22:18 pm
hahahha you did it!!  Thanks so much for answering my question Heidi - I know it was time consuming to put its origin into words like that but at least now you have it there for posterity.  And I echo all of the previous sentiment from the other members responses - this truly is a well organised fun and wonderful place to spend my whole life (yes it has become that addictive :D).  For the service that you have given us Heidi - I truly wish that I could give you the world (as long as I get all the fun to, because you  know I am a brat and all ;)).

Thanks again and I'm with you heidi and kami - long live gilmore girls and therefor the org ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on July 20, 2006, 12:13:55 am
Heidi knowing just how painful HTML coding can be at the best of times I applaud you on making your dream a reality. I have only been here about 6 weeks and like Caryn (and with a lot of help from Caryn) have become a complete addict. I think to this day the website is fantastic and very user friendly and there is no way ever I could do this even if I tried. You should be extremely rpoud of this site :)

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on July 20, 2006, 09:23:12 pm
Definitely a well job done and well time spent. Coming from someone who depended on your Episode Guide section to catch up on missed episodes, I can attest to the fact that your work is well appreciated. Even now from time to time I use that guide to refresh my memory on previous episodes. Aside from that, I think it's quite clear that you have many fans of the community you have created, as evident by these forums.

I will now repeat what many people have said, thank you very much for your time and effort.

Oh, one more thing, now you just need to teach me how to master PHP. Just kidding :D



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 23, 2006, 05:52:22 am
I bid you all adieu as I'm just about to fly off to the Midwest.  I have a layover in Denver and if any 'original' Forumers remember, the last time I had a stop in Denver my contining flight was canceled and I had to spend the night.  The point being ... it was at that point that the original 'Heidi's Thread' was born because I chronicled all my misadventures.  I also had some of the best pizza ever at my hotel in Denver.  Good times.

That is all.  I'll still be around once I land and get settled in.  Don't burn the place down while I'm gone! 

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on July 23, 2006, 05:55:31 am
Don't burn the place down while I'm gone! 
~Heidi

can't promise  ;)

i mean if it happens, it would not be on purpose...but...it could happen...by mistake....just kidding


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on July 23, 2006, 09:32:24 am
Such a nice speach!
I've probably said this a million times (like everyone else here) but I have to repeat it: this site is absolutely amazing. You can see how much effort you've put into it (not only Heidi, but also the moderators and the members). Congratulations on this wonderful site that has created a wonderful community.
I'd like to say that me and all the other members are... in omnia paratus! So whatever you need just ask.

Marian


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 23, 2006, 10:22:16 am
Quote
That is all.  I'll still be around once I land and get settled in.  Don't burn the place down while I'm gone!


i cannot garuntee,but i will try to only blow it up,but i may catch fire after that. 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on July 23, 2006, 01:38:32 pm
The last time Heidi went to the midwest the forum got hacked, so... no talking about the forum getting hurt, okay? No cursing ourselves.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 23, 2006, 01:39:04 pm
ok sorry.i couldn't help it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on July 23, 2006, 02:05:13 pm
No need to apologize. I was sort of joking and sort of not, but... yeah.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 23, 2006, 02:06:48 pm
well,i hope it doesn't while i'm in japan for 2 weeks,i leave tomorrow and i won't be able to get to the forum during that time.so if something happens i will be sad.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on July 24, 2006, 02:40:44 am
well,i hope it doesn't while i'm in japan for 2 weeks,i leave tomorrow and i won't be able to get to the forum during that time.so if something happens i will be sad.

lets drop this theme, i just said it as a joke...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on July 24, 2006, 07:54:24 am
subject dropped.consider that done.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 30, 2006, 04:12:23 pm
Hi guys,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back from the Midwest.  My return flight through Denver took five hours longer than necessary, which was not fun at all, but I'm now home in one piece.  I'll slowly be catching up on the Forum and reading through my e-mails.  In the meantime, if I missed any big or cool events ... please inform me. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on July 30, 2006, 04:57:19 pm
Yay, she's back! We're safe.
Cool events? Nah, not really. Why were you in Denver anyways?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 30, 2006, 06:01:22 pm
I have no idea why the Forum was just 'broken' ... but it appears to be fixed for the moment.  Please let me know if anyone runs into additional errors.

Thanks.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on July 30, 2006, 06:02:42 pm
We thought you had closed it for a while. Weird...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: totalggfan84 on July 30, 2006, 06:04:54 pm
Yeah I kept typing it in and typing it in and it kept coming up with an error. I was like "Oh, Heidi must be fixing something!" I was at a lost for how to fill up my time on the computer tonight. My whole schedule was thrown into wack.  ;D not really


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 30, 2006, 06:07:41 pm
Yeah I kept typing it in and typing it in and it kept coming up with an error. I was like "Oh, Heidi must be fixing something!" I was at a lost for how to fill up my time on the computer tonight. My whole schedule was thrown into wack.  ;D not really

When I break something unintentionally or am trying to do something new and it doesn't work out, I almost always put things back to 'normal' within 5 minutes.  If it goes beyond that, it's probably due to something other than me.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on July 31, 2006, 12:17:22 am
Hi guys,
  In the meantime, if I missed any big or cool events ... please inform me. ;)

~Heidi

Well yes Heidi, you missed my 1000th post!!  Quite the event and sorry to say but you missed a cracker ;)

Welcome back :-*

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 31, 2006, 01:15:53 pm
Well yes Heidi, you missed my 1000th post!!  Quite the event and sorry to say but you missed a cracker ;)

Welcome back :-*

Caryn
xxx

Aww, well that is too bad!  However, I see that you're now on 1111 posts ... that's special too!  :star:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on July 31, 2006, 09:57:56 pm
*giggles*  you are very sweet to indulge my silliness there Heidi.  In thinking of all things big that may have happened for the thousands of people herewhilst you were gone, how self centred am I that I can only see a big event that affected one sad sorry little gal :D 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 31, 2006, 11:23:54 pm
*giggles*  you are very sweet to indulge my silliness there Heidi.  In thinking of all things big that may have happened for the thousands of people herewhilst you were gone, how self centred am I that I can only see a big event that affected one sad sorry little gal :D 

Just wait until you reach 1337 posts.  You get a little treat.  But only for a second.  It's gone once you hit 1338.   :o

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on July 31, 2006, 11:28:26 pm
Hehe, I know what happens.  ;D Though I didn't see it when it happened to me.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 31, 2006, 11:31:54 pm
Hehe, I know what happens.  ;D Though I didn't see it when it happened to me.

Don't tell her!  Keep her in suspense!  Muahaha.   :whisper:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on July 31, 2006, 11:34:04 pm
Something happens at post 1337?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on July 31, 2006, 11:34:48 pm
Heidi, I never would. Thouse little things are too much fun.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on July 31, 2006, 11:39:08 pm
Heidi, I never would. Thouse little things are too much fun.

What? what little things? *puppy dog eyes*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on July 31, 2006, 11:56:16 pm
Heidi, I never would. Thouse little things are too much fun.

What? what little things? *puppy dog eyes*

Oh snap!  You totally missed it.  Now you'll spend your whole life wondering ...  ::)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 01, 2006, 12:03:02 am
Heidi, I never would. Thouse little things are too much fun.

What? what little things? *puppy dog eyes*

Oh snap! You totally missed it. Now you'll spend your whole life wondering ... ::)

~Heidi

aw, shoot. I suppose I'll live..
Unless it's like one of those things that you HAVE to know when the end of the world comes. If you happen to know it, it's not the end of the world for you. I guess in that instince I won't live.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 01, 2006, 12:05:31 am
Angela, just look for a member that has around 1300 posts and then wait and see.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 01, 2006, 12:08:51 am
aw, shoot. I suppose I'll live..
Unless it's like one of those things that you HAVE to know when the end of the world comes. If you happen to know it, it's not the end of the world for you. I guess in that instince I won't live.

Wow, how awesome would that be?  'GilmoreGirls.org ... helping you save the world.'

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 01, 2006, 12:10:46 am
aw, shoot. I suppose I'll live..
Unless it's like one of those things that you HAVE to know when the end of the world comes. If you happen to know it, it's not the end of the world for you. I guess in that instince I won't live.

Wow, how awesome would that be? 'GilmoreGirls.org ... helping you save the world.'

~Heidi

It could be a motto. You'll be famous. Everyone will love you. It's not such a bad idea. ;)

Angela, just look for a member that has around 1300 posts and then wait and see. ;D

It's something everyone can see? I'll definitely look for it then. Thanks :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on August 01, 2006, 01:13:48 am
*sobs* I missed out! Why couldnt you have mentioned it last week!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 01, 2006, 01:19:09 am
does it only happen at post 1337, or later again? missed it too *is also sobbing*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 01, 2006, 01:20:39 am
I found the person closest to 1337, but now I'm gonna be a stalker until she gets there and that is not cool.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 01, 2006, 01:26:02 am
I found the person closest to 1337, but now I'm gonna be a stalker until she gets there and that is not cool.

lol, you mean dani ?   :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on August 01, 2006, 01:44:38 am
Lol, poor girl, Keith and I are stalking her too!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 01, 2006, 01:48:34 am
Hehe, I know what happens.  ;D Though I didn't see it when it happened to me.

Don't tell her!  Keep her in suspense!  Muahaha.   :whisper:

~Heidi

Now see, if only you really knew me...I mean really deep down inside.  Because I cant wipe the smile off my face *thinking to myself* "This is just some random post she thought up to get me keeping an eye out for something to happen...just to get me going...then I'll get there and.......nothing!!!!!"  That's it isn't it.   And you even got Fanny in on it.  How cruel.  Or is it for real?  Am I just being paranoid?  Is that just my sick way of getting to people?

Do you see what dilemmas I have to put up with in my own freakin head :P :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on August 01, 2006, 01:52:34 am
Try being in my head, I think I need a zoloft prescription at the thought that I missed it by mere days! Im mortified!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 01, 2006, 02:01:21 am
Now see, if only you really knew me...I mean really deep down inside.  Because I cant wipe the smile off my face *thinking to myself* "This is just some random post she thought up to get me keeping an eye out for something to happen...just to get me going...then I'll get there and.......nothing!!!!!"  That's it isn't it.   And you even got Fanny in on it.  How cruel.  Or is it for real?  Am I just being paranoid?  Is that just my sick way of getting to people?

Do you see what dilemmas I have to put up with in my own freakin head :P :D

Something does indeed happen ... but we've built it up so much now that when it does occur, I'm sure you'll think, "Well that sucked."  :trash:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 01, 2006, 02:14:05 am
Now see, if only you really knew me...I mean really deep down inside.  Because I cant wipe the smile off my face *thinking to myself* "This is just some random post she thought up to get me keeping an eye out for something to happen...just to get me going...then I'll get there and.......nothing!!!!!"  That's it isn't it.   And you even got Fanny in on it.  How cruel.  Or is it for real?  Am I just being paranoid?  Is that just my sick way of getting to people?

Do you see what dilemmas I have to put up with in my own freakin head :P :D

Something does indeed happen ... but we've built it up so much now that when it does occur, I'm sure you'll think, "Well that sucked."  :trash:

~Heidi

*whack* with the pretty stick for you.  That's just for the intrigue you have created my friend  :).  And I am so sure it won't suck :blowkiss:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 01, 2006, 02:22:35 am
I think it will be totally cool and not suck just because I want to know what it is so bad.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 01, 2006, 06:09:39 pm
I want to stalk with you guys! I missed it too. Can you guys make her stop from posting for the 1338th post and let me know?  ::)

Heidi, why did you choose the 1337?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 02, 2006, 03:09:11 am
Heidi, why did you choose the 1337?

i was wondering the same, is it a random number or does it mean something special?

i want to see it? does it only happen once, or does it happen again later on?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 02, 2006, 03:13:08 am
Heidi, why did you choose the 1337?

i was wondering the same, is it a random number or does it mean something special?

i want to see it? does it only happen once, or does it happen again later on?

It happens once, when a user hits 1337 posts, and then it goes away after he or she reaches 1338 posts.  During the time that he or she has 1337 posts, anyone can see the 'change'.

However, if you're all expecting something cool or awesome to happen ... you're going to be let down.  It's just a wee, tiny thing.  :sleepy:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 02, 2006, 03:37:18 am
well still, i think i will like it...it will be special...i mised it..but i can see it with another user

so why did you pick post 1337? why this number heidi?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 02, 2006, 04:14:47 am
Marlies, it has to do with the number itself.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 02, 2006, 07:34:19 am
Marlies, it has to do with the number itself.

a gg reference of some kind?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 02, 2006, 07:55:49 am
No. If I tell too much the fun will be ruined... It's a computer/internet thing.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 02, 2006, 10:16:04 am
this is quite interesting.. hmph, i want to know! Heidi says it isnt awesome but every time she replys to someone she makes it sound like something that i have to see.. hehe. i have to pay attention to others peoples post counts now.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 02, 2006, 12:38:48 pm
Hehe, for me it's really fun to read your posts where you're wondering what will happen then.  :D  Knowledge is power (I don't know if it's the right translation of the German saying).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 02, 2006, 01:04:34 pm
I really want to know what happens... if I ever ask you (privately of course) will you tell me, Fanny? ::)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 02, 2006, 01:14:54 pm
Marlies tried that and she hadn't succes with it.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 02, 2006, 01:16:09 pm
No way! I lost my last hope.  :-[ ;) Okay, let's stick to the stalking.
Btw, how do you know what happens?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 02, 2006, 01:25:24 pm
Katrin saw it when she reached 1337 and told us that there was something strange and Daniela and I saw it too and Daniela knew the explanation for it. When you've seen it and don't get it, then you can write me a PM.  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 02, 2006, 01:28:40 pm
Lol, I will, thanks.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 02, 2006, 02:44:25 pm
Katrin saw it when she reached 1337 and told us that there was something strange and Daniela and I saw it too and Daniela knew the explanation for it. When you've seen it and don't get it, then you can write me a PM.  :D
gosh Fanny could you possibly torture us anymore? lol ;)
:D Marlies PMed you about it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 02, 2006, 11:40:24 pm
yes kami..i tried it ... ::)

seemed like a good idea, i did not know fanny could be so mean  :'(

hmm but you are lucky kami, you have not missed it, i had it and totally missed it, what is a treat worth that you miss  :'(

i am unhappy...i am curious all the time..this is pure torture, i hope fanny and heidi know what they are doing...world war three will break out (just kidding)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 02, 2006, 11:47:19 pm
yes kami..i tried it ... ::)

seemed like a good idea, i did not know fanny could be so mean  :'(
lol awww. hey i give you props for trying thou! i didn't even think of sending a PM to someone.. i was PMing with Fanny awhile ago about the hectic Sprees thread and didn't even think of bringing it up. darn..

and i'm curious too ;D i just hope i don't miss it.. lol we talk like its something big and major. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 02, 2006, 11:48:03 pm
Okay so this is what I've got.. I think, unless I totally misunderstood, that someone said 1337 has to do with computers or the internet or something. Me, being totally not a computer expert, has no idea what that means but what if we found someone who knows what it means..

Though.. if I found out I think I would pull a Fanny cause like she says, "knowledge is power." Though.. Knowledge is power. Power is corrupt. Corruption is a crime. and I am really not ready to be a criminal yet. So maybe I don't want to know yet. *goes back to being a stalker* ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 02, 2006, 11:50:34 pm
well we talk as if it big and major kami and to me it is, everything i do not know, must be cool, i hate it when people do not tell me their secrets  :'(

hmm i think if we find out what the 1337 meens, then it really will be boring, once we see it finally (i hope this finally is soon)

*clenching fists and crying*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 02, 2006, 11:58:22 pm
lol both you guys have been making me laugh now.
Quote
Okay so this is what I've got...
hahaha

well we talk as if it big and major kami and to me it is, everything i do not know, must be cool, i hate it when people do not tell me their secrets  :'(
ok i have to agree with you here.. lol i don't like being left out of the loop either! so yes.. it is something i need to know. and you could be right.. the meaning of "1337" could be boring.
hm, you think the ones that know what it is look at us posting this stuff and have a laugh? i know i would. ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 03, 2006, 12:09:35 am
hm, you think the ones that know what it is look at us posting this stuff and have a laugh? i know i would. ;D

I definitely would. I think as a responce to every post I would be like, "BAH-HA-HA!" But that's mean. I'm glad no one is Bah-ha-ing at us.

I think the number 1337 is going to be permently burned into my brain. I'm never gonna forget the number. I'm gonna be old and doctors are going to be testing me to see if I lost my memory, "Angela, what is 1+4=?" "!!1337!!" "She's a goner." "!!1337!!" hah.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 03, 2006, 12:11:03 am
you never know, i do not want people laughing at me..

i feel left out...i think maybe i should visit the left out thread, lol, no, just kidding

i have got you two, lets do a "we are nice and we want to know everything" thread..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 03, 2006, 12:18:52 am
I think the number 1337 is going to be permently burned into my brain. I'm never gonna forget the number. I'm gonna be old and doctors are going to be testing me to see if I lost my memory, "Angela, what is 1+4=?" "!!1337!!" "She's a goner." "!!1337!!" hah.
:D :D awesome

and Marlies, you're right. at least we have eachother. hehe
yeah "1337" will probly also stay with me for awhile.. it actually reminds me of the show Lost. (if you guys watch it) Hugos numbers? i don't know why but cause those numbers are used a  lot in the show "1337" just reminds me of that.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on August 03, 2006, 12:46:45 am
No. If I tell too much the fun will be ruined... It's a computer/internet thing.
Um, um, so I don't tell them?

Btw I have an idea as to what this surprise is and it isn't exciting. =[


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 03, 2006, 12:54:40 am
No. If I tell too much the fun will be ruined... It's a computer/internet thing.
Um, um, so I don't tell them?

Btw I have an idea as to what this surprise is and it isn't exciting. =[

Gee well aren't you the wet blanket Keith  ;)  Are you a computer geek?  Do you know what it's gonna be?

Hah Heidi, dont you love how one simple little comment can create such a big deal, and now like you said, people will be disappointed, or think was that it?!  Our need as human beings to be included and in the loop fascinates me  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 03, 2006, 01:03:46 am
Our need as human beings to be included and in the loop fascinates me :D

Well, you know what happens when we're left out of the loop... We get all loopy.  ;)
HAHA! get it? Loop, loopy.

..wow. that was pathetic.

it actually reminds me of the show Lost. (if you guys watch it) Hugos numbers? i don't know why but cause those numbers are used a lot in the show "1337" just reminds me of that.

Well, I don't really watch Lost, but I am kind of lost.  :)
nah, I get it. My friends watched it like religiously and they always talked about it at lunch and they spent forever trying to analyze numbers or something.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 03, 2006, 01:09:20 am
it actually reminds me of the show Lost. (if you guys watch it) Hugos numbers? i don't know why but cause those numbers are used a  lot in the show "1337" just reminds me of that.

yes wow, you are right

i just saw that lost episode a week ago..cool

i think the title of the thread "...things you never wanted to know" is right: had i not come here..i never would have known about this 1337 post thing,so i would not be so sad..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 03, 2006, 01:13:26 am
Hah Heidi, dont you love how one simple little comment can create such a big deal, and now like you said, people will be disappointed, or think was that it?!  Our need as human beings to be included and in the loop fascinates me  :D

I didn't mean to get everyone excited.  Honest. :X

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 03, 2006, 01:15:11 am
I didn't mean to get everyone excited.  Honest. :X

~Heidi

well i kind of believe you, but it is sooo awful,not knowing..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 03, 2006, 01:17:16 am
I didn't mean to get everyone excited.  Honest. :X

~Heidi

well i kind of believe you, but it is sooo awful,not knowing..

Hah.  You kind of believe me.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 03, 2006, 01:33:57 am
I didn't mean to get everyone excited.  Honest. :X

~Heidi

well i kind of believe you, but it is sooo awful,not knowing..

Hah.  You kind of believe me.

~Heidi

heheh you underestimate your power, oh mighty one :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 03, 2006, 01:37:23 am
of course she is mighty, she is the mother of the org....

i had to say kind of , heidi, cause you said honest  ;D
ha, sometimes it is nice to do a bit of teasing...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on August 03, 2006, 03:56:22 am
Katrin saw it when she reached 1337 and told us that there was something strange and Daniela and I saw it too and Daniela knew the explanation for it. When you've seen it and don't get it, then you can write me a PM.  :D
Okay, the mean thing about this is, that you both never shared that explanation with me. Now I know what happens but I can´t make any sense of it at all.  :-[  So, I can write you a PM and you´ll explain to me, right?

And people, it was a bit strange, but really not that noticeable, I almost forgot.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 03, 2006, 03:57:56 am
And people, it was a bit strange, but really not that noticeable, I almost forgot.

really? cause i was wondering: "how on earth could i have not noticed this change"


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 03, 2006, 12:07:12 pm
You know it??

Okay, Hedi, I have a question that is not related to the mistery around 1337. Did you make the font in the quotes smaller? I know they were always smaller than the regular posts (by default), but they seem even smaller. Is it just me or...?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 03, 2006, 12:35:37 pm
You know it??

Okay, Hedi, I have a question that is not related to the mistery around 1337. Did you make the font in the quotes smaller? I know they were always smaller than the regular posts (by default), but they seem even smaller. Is it just me or...?

Your eyes are playing tricks on you.  I didn't change anything.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 03, 2006, 12:36:27 pm
That's weird! Okay, thanks for answering.  ???


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on August 04, 2006, 06:53:05 am
hey heidi!you`re back!its taken me so long because i finaly made it to japan!i`m sitting in my host family`s living room watching japanese tv and eating grapes that taste weird (in a good way) and its really hot and almost 11 at night.good to have you back though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 09, 2006, 12:44:34 am
dani has 1336 posts, i hope she comes online while i am here and not when i am sleeping

edit: yeah, now she reachec 1337, i am glad i did not miss it
but i have no idea what this change means, i see but what is it?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 09, 2006, 03:45:58 pm
*clears throat* uuummmm Heidi, is an explanation going to follow now that Dani has reached 'leet'?  What the hell does that mean? :D

Dani: Thanks for being such a great sport - the stalking will cease now (well on my behalf at least, can't speak for everyone else because they may have some hidden agenda I'm not aware of ;))


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on August 09, 2006, 03:48:52 pm
OMG I SAW IT...dunno what it means BUT I SAW IT!!!! Hehehe. Thanks Dani, youre a gun *spank*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 09, 2006, 04:34:12 pm
OMG I SAW IT...dunno what it means BUT I SAW IT!!!! Hehehe. Thanks Dani, youre a gun *spank*

Where is it? Can I still see it? Who is Dani?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 09, 2006, 04:36:42 pm
Hey there Marian

Dani, is Dani257 - and yes you can still see it - just look where her amount of posts would normally be :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 09, 2006, 04:37:22 pm
Ahh, thanks I just saw it. But what it leet?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 09, 2006, 04:39:36 pm
Very good question!!!  I bet Heidi is just dying to tell us, but she is probably off at the American Aparrel store checking on tshirt colours or something like that...right Heidi ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 09, 2006, 04:44:54 pm
hehe, I want to know right now!
Congrats on 1212 Caryn!;) It's a good number.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on August 09, 2006, 10:11:27 pm
Put 'leet' into google or wikipedia and you'll sure get your answer.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 09, 2006, 10:30:44 pm
Haha thanks Fanny. I was wondering too.

/\/0W \5  7\-\3  71\\/\3
[hehe]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 10, 2006, 07:23:30 am
Lol, you're such a computer geek Heidi.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 10, 2006, 02:46:13 pm
Lol, you're such a computer geek Heidi.  ;D

Yes, it's true. :B

And I apologize for not being able to respond to posts in a timely fashion for the last few days.  I've just been busy with 'real life' things.  However, I do often check the Forum just to make sure nothing's broken.  Better safe than sorry.

As for the American Apparel shirts, I still haven't made it to the store yet.  Doh. :O  However, here's some good news ... there is a 99.9% chance that I'll actually be able to check out the shirt colors tomorrow.  So, keep the faith!  The ball is still rolloing.  :star:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on August 10, 2006, 05:38:47 pm
That was it? Not even something like "uber leet?" You're right, it IS disappointing now that it has come. =P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 10, 2006, 06:00:51 pm
I didn't think it was disapointing. I was like, "oh cool!!! a word!!" Then I found out what it meant and now I'm excited cause I learned something new! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 10, 2006, 07:57:39 pm
That was it? Not even something like "uber leet?" You're right, it IS disappointing now that it has come. =P

Hah.  I warned everyone.  I don't feel bad about it at all.  :E

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 10, 2006, 10:13:48 pm
That was it? Not even something like "uber leet?" You're right, it IS disappointing now that it has come. =P

Hah. I warned everyone. I don't feel bad about it at all. :E

~Heidi

But it had such a big build up by everybody else Heidi, that is those of us wanting to know, that you were never going to be able to get away with this just blowing over without comment.

I think its cute...but when you read all of the definitions in the urban dictionary, well lets just say I was wondering whether you are just an uber geek, or whether you are taking the mickey out of us :D ;)



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on August 11, 2006, 12:10:29 pm
hahaha I missed seeing it both in dani's and my own, but I just looked up what it meant and thats funny that you decided to do that heidi.  Did you think anyonw would notice?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 23, 2006, 10:53:25 pm
Heidi! I love you! Thank you for brining us back on!! Thank you for all your hard work in EVERYTHING.

*clears throat* DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HERO?!? :)

Thank you and it's GREAT to be back!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on August 23, 2006, 11:03:32 pm
^ What Angela said. =)

So what happened?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 23, 2006, 11:06:57 pm
Heidi! I love you! Thank you for brining us back on!! Thank you for all your hard work in EVERYTHING.

*clears throat* DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HERO?!? :)

Thank you and it's GREAT to be back!

Thank you to everyone who sent in concerned e-mails wondering why the site was down.  As it turns out, the server that GilmoreGirls.org is hosted on had a minor hiccup and needed a little repair.  Special thanks to my friends Chris and Matt who aided in getting GilmoreGirls.org back online.

Cheers to all.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: ggaddict24 on August 24, 2006, 03:37:31 pm
Thank you to Heidi and Chris and Matt!!! You guys are awesome! I was going through withdrawls.  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 24, 2006, 08:50:03 pm
Heidi

I thought the world as I knew it had ended :o.  Was totally mortified that both my kiddies were off having a great day with the grandmother and I had the day free.  I stayed in my pj's watched some episodes and was dying to get on here......oh the pain, the sorrow, if only you knew how important your special little place is to us  :D. 

Well I think that about sums it up - I missed ya!! :-*

BTW you're on the home straight - 4000 members is just a round the corner!!!!!!! :nod:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 25, 2006, 01:06:55 am
Heidi! I love you! Thank you for brining us back on!! Thank you for all your hard work in EVERYTHING.

*clears throat* DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HERO?!? :)

Thank you and it's GREAT to be back!

Thank you to everyone who sent in concerned e-mails wondering why the site was down.  As it turns out, the server that GilmoreGirls.org is hosted on had a minor hiccup and needed a little repair.  Special thanks to my friends Chris and Matt who aided in getting GilmoreGirls.org back online.

Cheers to all.

~Heidi

If anyone has a free moment or two, would you mind posting a small note of thanks to Chris and Matt for their help?  (They also help with minor things when I need techie advice.)  I'd like to print out all the thank yous and give them to the guys as a small gift of appreciation.

Thank you to anyone who participates. :V

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 25, 2006, 01:30:30 am
thanks Chris and Matt

you brought us back our treasure..our forum we cannot live without

you deserve an award

*gives you the best org. healer award*

thanks, marlies  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on August 25, 2006, 08:46:54 am
Chris and Matt,

Here is a big thank you from all of your members at the ORG forum.  You are awesome and very dedicated.

We all love you


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on August 25, 2006, 10:35:11 am
Chris, Matt. Helping out our Heidi, are you? Appreciated :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on August 25, 2006, 11:53:02 am
Thanks you very much Chris and Matt!!!  You have helped us out SO much!  We really appreciate what you do!  Heidi's the best, so thanks for helping her and therefor us! :D
Thanks again!
~Melanie


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on August 25, 2006, 02:39:38 pm
Chris and Matt,
While i actually wasn't around during the time of glitch i obviously had no clue it happened. but i'm sad to see that it did and everyone was having withdrawls.. cause i would of been too. but thanks a bunch for the help you gave Heidi! this site is truly important to us members and we appreciate everything that is done. :)

Kami


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on August 25, 2006, 03:00:33 pm
thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much chris and matt!i really do appriciate it and obviously so do all the other members!!!!we really love that you helped out our heidi in the org's time of need!!!!thank you!!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 25, 2006, 04:05:58 pm
Your help is very much appreciated, Matt and Chris. You have no idea how much this Forum is part of my life and it's hard living with out it. I'm glad you're around to help (even though I don't know you) and I just wanted to say a huge Thank You for bring us back up! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on August 25, 2006, 04:38:22 pm
Chris & Matt! You're our lifesavors!  It's amazing how addicted some of us are, but that was definitely our dark day at the ORG.  IF we can EVER help you out with anything, let us know.  I MEAN it.  I'm not to bad working with graphics...

THANKS AGAIN! 
 :hearts:Melissa


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on August 25, 2006, 05:54:45 pm
Chris and Matt,

You two, together with Heidi are our heroes. Without you guys we'd be ruined! You've no idea how much we depend on the org and so I want to say that your help is very appreciated!

It's such a relief to hear that our org is back.

Thanks.

Marian


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on August 26, 2006, 12:50:27 am
To Chris and Matt,

I'm not writing this message because you helped bring back something that is related and important to me. I am however writing this because you deserve the "thank you" for the act of helping out, an act that is very much appreciated by many people. "With great power comes great responsibility." A lot of people don't help others. So, thank you for choosing to spend your time in helping others, and being the good people you are.

With much appreciation,
Keith (Setrix)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on August 27, 2006, 11:55:35 pm
A huge thank you to Chris and Matt for helping you Heidi with getting our social lives back on track.  How devastating when you haven't been on here because life has gotten in the way, then, when you finally get the chance and arrgghhhh NO ORG!!!!  Your kindness in helping our lovely Heidi get things back on track is muchly appreciated.

Kisses and hugs from Down Under
Caryn  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 28, 2006, 01:02:45 am
Hi everyone,

From time to time you may have noticed that I occasionally place different banner ads on GilmoreGirls.org.  Right now the site features an ad for ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) which is a casual gaming network.  The Fun and Games section of the ORG Forum is proof positive that many Gilmore Girls fans are also gaming enthusiasts, so I thought I'd share a little information about one of GilmoreGirls.org current sponsors.

I recently checked out ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) for myself and have to say that I was impressed.  There are over 40 free games for users to play (with more on the way) and there's a little something for everyone.  The site includes both single and multi-player games in a variety of genres (action, arcade, board, card, puzzle, and sports).  It also allows users to create fully customizable avatars.  You can choose a character in your own likeness (or not) and decide on hair color, skin tone, clothes, accessories, and much more. 

Of the games I played, I have to say that Sushi King was my favorite.  It's very similar to the game of Memory that I'm sure many of us played as kids.  It starts off rather easy, but gets harder as the levels build.  And with cards that feature delectable pieces of sushi, you can't go wrong.

The next time you have a few free moments, I suggest giving ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) a look.  You really don't have much to lose.  After all, it's free. :V :star: :U

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on August 28, 2006, 09:46:59 am
Heidi,

Did chris and matt like our thank you notes?  Can we PM then a thank you also?

Amber


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on August 28, 2006, 05:29:56 pm
Hi everyone,

From time to time you may have noticed that I occasionally place different banner ads on GilmoreGirls.org. Right now the site features an ad for ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) which is a casual gaming network. The Fun and Games section of the ORG Forum is proof positive that many Gilmore Girls fans are also gaming enthusiasts, so I thought I'd share a little information about one of GilmoreGirls.org current sponsors.

I recently checked out ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) for myself and have to say that I was impressed. There are over 40 free games for users to play (with more on the way) and there's a little something for everyone. The site includes both single and multi-player games in a variety of genres (action, arcade, board, card, puzzle, and sports). It also allows users to create fully customizable avatars. You can choose a character in your own likeness (or not) and decide on hair color, skin tone, clothes, accessories, and much more.

Of the games I played, I have to say that Sushi King was my favorite. It's very similar to the game of Memory that I'm sure many of us played as kids. It starts off rather easy, but gets harder as the levels build. And with cards that feature delectable pieces of sushi, you can't go wrong.

The next time you have a few free moments, I suggest giving ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) a look. You really don't have much to lose. After all, it's free. :V :star: :U

~Heidi


Heidi, I think you've found your calling. You're very good at advertising. :) I'm going to go check it out now!

edit: Hehe. I just spent so much time playing. :) I'm MashedPotato incase anyone is wondering. I was having SO much fun on the Switcheroo game! Loads of fun and I recomend this website to anyone who loves a good game!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: GGOO on August 28, 2006, 08:05:08 pm
awh, i wasnt on either. can you imagine how many would have been on if all of us regulars were on!!!??? Wow- that really is a lot. whenever I'm on I feel like I am one of like 4 people here. I must always be on at the wrong times!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 28, 2006, 11:16:12 pm
Hi everyone,

From time to time you may have noticed that I occasionally place different banner ads on GilmoreGirls.org. Right now the site features an ad for ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) which is a casual gaming network. The Fun and Games section of the ORG Forum is proof positive that many Gilmore Girls fans are also gaming enthusiasts, so I thought I'd share a little information about one of GilmoreGirls.org current sponsors.

I recently checked out ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) for myself and have to say that I was impressed. There are over 40 free games for users to play (with more on the way) and there's a little something for everyone. The site includes both single and multi-player games in a variety of genres (action, arcade, board, card, puzzle, and sports). It also allows users to create fully customizable avatars. You can choose a character in your own likeness (or not) and decide on hair color, skin tone, clothes, accessories, and much more.

Of the games I played, I have to say that Sushi King was my favorite. It's very similar to the game of Memory that I'm sure many of us played as kids. It starts off rather easy, but gets harder as the levels build. And with cards that feature delectable pieces of sushi, you can't go wrong.

The next time you have a few free moments, I suggest giving ijji.com (http://www.hypemakers.net/cpw/go/c/336/s/692/u/691) a look. You really don't have much to lose. After all, it's free. :V :star: :U

~Heidi

Heidi, I think you've found your calling. You're very good at advertising. :) I'm going to go check it out now!

edit: Hehe. I just spent so much time playing. :) I'm MashedPotato incase anyone is wondering. I was having SO much fun on the Switcheroo game! Loads of fun and I recomend this website to anyone who loves a good game!

Why, thank you.  :] 

I'll have to check out Swicheroo for myself.  I saw that it had pretty good reviews.  I got kind of caught up in playing Sushi King and didn't have much time to try them all.  Perhaps tonight.  Thank you for giving it a go.

~Heidi 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on August 29, 2006, 02:04:35 am
Ooo, GunBound website. There's no deal with the site to receive more money through clicks at the front page? :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on August 29, 2006, 02:08:54 am
Ooo, GunBound website. There's no deal with the site to receive more money through clicks at the front page? :)

GunBound?

Heidi,

Did chris and matt like our thank you notes?  Can we PM then a thank you also?

Amber

Matt and Chris actually don't have ORG usernames ... they are simply helpful tech friends with enough knowledge to build a spaceship (no doubt).  Though, when I gave Matt his thank yous today he did mention creating an account. :U  As for Chris, I still need to get in touch with him.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in words of thanks.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on August 29, 2006, 12:17:23 pm
Anytime Heidi I think we will all be glad to do it


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on August 29, 2006, 01:39:42 pm
Anytime Heidi I think we will all be glad to do it

i agree a 100 percent  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: jstepper on August 30, 2006, 10:14:33 am
ooooooh!! im checking out dat website.....


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 02, 2006, 02:03:30 am
Hi gang,

I'm having some computer woes ... so in the event that anyone has sent me an e-mail recently and I haven't responded, please don't take it personally.  I'm just trying to deal with some evil gremlins.

Thank you. :V

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on September 02, 2006, 01:35:58 pm
Heidi please stop these two new users (i think it is the same person)

the user is doing unnessesary advertising and i have told him to stop , but he won't



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 02, 2006, 04:34:35 pm
Heidi please stop these two new users (i think it is the same person)

the user is doing unnessesary advertising and i have told him to stop , but he won't



Done.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 02, 2006, 06:24:04 pm
Heidi

Congratulations!!!  The Forum has over 4000 members - what a huge effort :nod: :highfive:

Please take this as a testament to the wonderful place you provide for all those addicted to all things Gilmore :)

Well Done
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on September 03, 2006, 01:43:39 am

Done.

~Heidi

thanks a lot, you are really great!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on September 03, 2006, 02:15:46 am
Ooo, GunBound website. There's no deal with the site to receive more money through clicks at the front page? :)
GunBound?
Yep, ijji's MMO game. Well maybe it's not ijji's, I think they handle the English version or something. It's the only reason why I've heard of ijji.com prior to this site being sponsored by it. You can see it reigning over the other games here: http://game.ijji.com/allGames.nhn.

I'd also take that as a "no" to my question?  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on September 04, 2006, 07:56:33 pm
Heidi

Congratulations!!! The Forum has over 4000 members - what a huge effort :nod: :highfive:

Please take this as a testament to the wonderful place you provide for all those addicted to all things Gilmore :)

Well Done
Caryn
xxx

I am so sad that I missed it changing to 4000 members.  I was having so much fun all weekend that I didnt get a chance to drop in on the org


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on September 05, 2006, 08:52:20 am
Heidi, i am going beserk, because some crazy person is always opening threads with adverts...i am posting here to let my anger out...sorry...i know you cannot do much, because the person always starts new accounts...i just had to let my frustration out...thanks for listening....i am trying my best to tell this person to stop, but it is not helping a lot......


thanks, marlies


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on September 05, 2006, 10:16:49 am
Hey everyone! :)
I was gone for a short while and now I´m sad to come back to all these people spamming our beautiful forum with ads and porn.
I just wanted to tell you what I think is the best way to deal with this at the moment (mods, please correct me, if I´m wrong.)
Whenever one of you comes across on of these threads you should use the 'report to moderator' function, so that the mods will see the thread as soon as they come on and can deal with it. Then you should write a post in the thread, that you already reported it, so that the mods don´t get so many reports for just one thread.

I wish there was more we could do about it, but I guess at the moment it´s not possible. Everyone can make an account here and go crazy posting, and start as many threads as wanted. We were discussing, if the starting of threads should only be possible for users with a certain ammount of posts, for a long time now, maybe we should revive that discussion. Of course that wont stop people from simply posting the ads in already existing threads though.

Maybe it would be possible to make a small questioning about the show, that people would have to answer befor they can create an account. That way only people that are fans, or that at least take the time to look the answers up, could become members. It would also mean that becoming a member would be a small effort, that people, that only want to post ads, might not be willing to take. Just my thoughts, tell me what you think.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 05, 2006, 10:35:33 am
Well, HI! Because I haven't talked to you in so long.
And that definitely sounds like a good idea to me.  They might just not think its worth it and move onto another forum.  I haven't been here much reciently so I haven't witnessed a lot of this add posting, but I do feel that everythings going a little crazy with the star/off topic postings everywhere and creations of new threads. (though I have seen less more reciently. which is good. :))
I don't know what controlls you have Heidi but having both the questinear for joining and a min. amount of posts in order to start a new thread sound like really good ideas.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on September 05, 2006, 12:03:42 pm
Maybe it would be possible to make a small questioning about the show, that people would have to answer befor they can create an account. That way only people that are fans, or that at least take the time to look the answers up, could become members. It would also mean that becoming a member would be a small effort, that people, that only want to post ads, might not be willing to take. Just my thoughts, tell me what you think.

this idea sounds really good, but if these people really want to make a lot of adverts here, they will go on gilmore girls sites find the questions and exchange them, so they can all start many accounts, we could change the questions every now and then


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 05, 2006, 04:20:25 pm
Maybe it would be possible to make a small questioning about the show, that people would have to answer befor they can create an account. That way only people that are fans, or that at least take the time to look the answers up, could become members. It would also mean that becoming a member would be a small effort, that people, that only want to post ads, might not be willing to take. Just my thoughts, tell me what you think.

this idea sounds really good, but if these people really want to make a lot of adverts here, they will go on gilmore girls sites find the questions and exchange them, so they can all start many accounts, we could change the questions every now and then

We have to make sure the answers aren't THAT hard though.. like basic things. Some people have only seen the first season and what not.. and we don't want to turn any willing participant away..
Hmm.. Heidi, is this even a possible idea?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 05, 2006, 07:14:55 pm
I was gone for a short while and now I´m sad to come back to all these people spamming our beautiful forum with ads and porn.
I just wanted to tell you what I think is the best way to deal with this at the moment (mods, please correct me, if I´m wrong.)
Whenever one of you comes across on of these threads you should use the 'report to moderator' function, so that the mods will see the thread as soon as they come on and can deal with it. Then you should write a post in the thread, that you already reported it, so that the mods don´t get so many reports for just one thread.

Katrin,

Welcome back. :)

Honestly, when we have spammers visit the Forum ... all ORG users need to do is report the post(s) to the Mods and that's it.  No need to respond to the spam post at all.  Just ignore it.  WO, Summer, and I don't mind if we get a bunch of reports from the same post ... no worries.

As for your suggestion, it is something that I will look into.  But I just don't have time at the moment.  As I stated a few days ago I'm currently experiencing some computer problems and have been working from my laptop (which makes things difficult).  Additionally, I have the GilmoreGirls.org shirts to manage ... so my time is a little tied up for now.  However, when I get a chance I will look into things further.

Thank you! :U

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on September 05, 2006, 07:16:39 pm
Heidi, WO, and Summer,

I wanted to thank you guys for how fast you get rid of these spammer threads.  I have given you all a pretty earlier, but I would like to gve you another right now.  Thank you very much.  You are all wonderful mods

Amber


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on September 06, 2006, 07:34:33 am
Katrin,

Welcome back. :)

Honestly, when we have spammers visit the Forum ... all ORG users need to do is report the post(s) to the Mods and that's it.  No need to respond to the spam post at all.  Just ignore it.  WO, Summer, and I don't mind if we get a bunch of reports from the same post ... no worries.

As for your suggestion, it is something that I will look into.  But I just don't have time at the moment.  As I stated a few days ago I'm currently experiencing some computer problems and have been working from my laptop (which makes things difficult).  Additionally, I have the GilmoreGirls.org shirts to manage ... so my time is a little tied up for now.  However, when I get a chance I will look into things further.

Thank you! :U

~Heidi

Awww, thanks for welcoming me back! *feels special* :) I hope you got/will get my card.
I´m glad that you take my suggestion into consideration. Take you´re time, you are always doing such great work here, of course you can´t do everything at once.

Edit: Ohh, of course I´d try and help think of questions.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 10, 2006, 04:01:22 pm
Hey Heidi, I have a question.
For a persons Statistics, what is, "Posting Activity by Time"? Like I know what it is, but it has always confused me.
Like is it on our time, cause I KNOW I've posted later than midnight. Or.. I don't know. Would someone mind explaining it to me, if they could.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on September 10, 2006, 04:06:31 pm
EDIT: Yes it's the amount of time you are online on which part of the day.  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 10, 2006, 04:31:40 pm
oh, so it's not the posts you make during the time of day?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on September 10, 2006, 10:10:21 pm
Spoiler Warning!!!

Hi Heidi!

Spoiler Warning!!!

I just wanted to post about the message you have on the home page that you said someone left in your inbox.  It sounded to me like they might not understand that Luke isn't getting written out of the show.  He'll actually probably have a pretty busy season because, after dealing with a lot of crappy things happening in his life (which is what real drama is based on), there is the road back to the way things should be.  Early spoilers indicate that the Lorelai/Chris thing isn't going to last long, obviously there's a reason for that.  I am so done with people threatening to not watch the show anymore if it's not exactly the way they want it.  If they want to kill the ratings and make this incredible program end on a sour note for the actors who have invested so much of their career into it, that is their choice.  I personally think that is an extremely immature action, though.  If they ever loved the show, they should let this storyline play out.  This is what art is supposed to do - make you laugh, make you angry, make you think, make you sad, make you feel, make you share in the human experience.  I guess, from the level of people's reactions, it truly has done its job.  Okay, rant over.  Just wanted to put my two cents in :twocents:.  Thanks for listening. :)  Also, thank you for all you do for the org.  We truly appreciate it!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Southern Lorelai on September 11, 2006, 06:15:45 am
I definately agree with you! People who will discontinue to watch the show just because they don't like the plot are immature. That is the silliest thing! Really where could the show go if Lorelai and Luke got married last season?? The seventh season would probably be the last one! This conflict with Christopher, Lorelai, and Luke has ensured at least an 8th season! that's just me, though.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who gets aggravated with people who 'won't watch the show if Logan and Rory break up'.

thanks for the post! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on September 11, 2006, 11:23:14 am
I definately agree with you! People who will discontinue to watch the show just because they don't like the plot are immature. That is the silliest thing! Really where could the show go if Lorelai and Luke got married last season?? The seventh season would probably be the last one! This conflict with Christopher, Lorelai, and Luke has ensured at least an 8th season! that's just me, though.

i agree with you. imo, if people were truly devoted to the show going at least another seaosn they wouldn't threaten to stop watching if such and such happens. we don't want the show to end, we want an 8th season, we want the actors/writers/producers to continue to give us great t.v. to watch. if that's true then i hope people are just joking when they say they'll stop watching. i feel as if the 1st half of the season (maybe less) will decide whether or not there will be an 8th season. even after that time has passed, the cw could pull the plug on the show if the ratings go down. please please please see what happens before making decisions. okay, my rant is over lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 11, 2006, 02:37:45 pm
haha I this probably isn't the best place for this conversation, but I had to put my two cents in too. lol
I will stick with the show until the end but I have to dissagree with one thing.  I am extreamly upset about the LL situation, lol even from season 1-2 them not getting together until END of season 4!  Personally I think there are LOTS of fantastic plot ideas they could do with them married, and especally having kids.  It won't be focused all around Luke, Chris, Lorelai thing, because thats old and boring and LL should have a family by now.  Haha if the writers needed ideas for them together, just ask me I have plenty.
So sorry, I just had to add that beacuse I feel strongly about it.  haha back to your Soapbox heidi! ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Gross123987 on September 11, 2006, 07:28:14 pm
I respectfully disagree.   I think the storyline where Lorelai is questioning her feelings (and Lorelai is someone who's history has been that she has trouble committing) and determing Chris or Luke are right for her, I think it makes for excellent Television


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 12, 2006, 01:11:03 am
Hi guys,

I wanted to apologize again for my lack of activity on the Forum over the past few days.  You may have seen the recent update on GilmoreGirls.org stating that my computer woes were over, I thought they were, but shortly after posting that ... e-mail problems continued.  At one point I had spent 30 of 48 hours dealing with computer issues ... I even went from 2:00pm to 8:30am with nary a break.

:smash:  :wall:  :trash:  :hidden:  :fight:  :censor:

I don't even really want to type this for fear of jinxing things, but I think/pray/hope that my e-mail issues are now resolved.  ::knock on wood::  If you happen to have sent me e-mail recently, I'll do my best to get to it ASAP.  The same goes for PMs and any issues regarding the Forum.

If anyone wants to send good vibes or thoughts my way ... anything lucky that will combact computer troubles ... I'll gladly take them.  :drink:

Thank you.

~Heidi 



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on September 12, 2006, 02:32:39 am
If anyone wants to send good vibes or thoughts my way ... anything lucky that will combact computer troubles ... I'll gladly take them.  :drink:

I'm just sending good vibes and thoughts. I hope they reach you, because it's a pretty long way from me to you.  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: davidvonbarany on September 12, 2006, 02:36:02 am
What are vibes? ???
Sorry, but I am a foreigner...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on September 12, 2006, 07:03:10 am
*goood vibes/thoughts.*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on September 12, 2006, 08:41:06 am
*sending good vibes/thoughts to Heidi*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 12, 2006, 04:11:33 pm
I would send you good vibes and good thoughts, but I am known to be extremely UNLUCKY. So you might be better of WITHOUT me sending good vibes your way.

*Not sending good vibes/thoughts*

Love Ya Heidi! I hope everything works out!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1orelai on September 12, 2006, 04:12:29 pm
*sends good vibes to Heidi*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: jodieflips on September 12, 2006, 04:33:50 pm
SENDING VIBES!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 12, 2006, 04:36:36 pm
What are vibes? ???
Sorry, but I am a foreigner...

Hmm.. how to explain.. Just like.. good thoughts. Sending her good luck. I don't know, can anyone help me out and explain better?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 12, 2006, 05:47:41 pm
lol not really.  You did a good job.  Its like saying good thoughts and kinda prayers.  Hoping that she will get some luck, and things will all go good, and as planned.  Like when one says "I have a good vibe about this"  they mean they have a good feeling about it, or they "feel" that it will be good.  I hope I didn't confuse you more.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: jodieflips on September 12, 2006, 08:06:03 pm
  That was a very good way of explaining it!  Oh and if any of you want to give me any pretty sticks I am totally down with that!  By that meaning I LOVE pretty sticks!  If you give me one I will give you one!  Rock on!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lapis Lazuli on September 12, 2006, 09:00:03 pm
I am rather superstitious, but I am sending you good thoughts, Heidi. For the great site and great people here :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: davidvonbarany on September 13, 2006, 12:21:51 am
What are vibes? ???
Sorry, but I am a foreigner...

Hmm.. how to explain.. Just like.. good thoughts. Sending her good luck. I don't know, can anyone help me out and explain better?

Similar to wishes? Sorry, in the class we've learned Brittish English... And somewhy I have a bit of French and Russian accent. But this only ends in that I pronounce choice "shoys" or chance "shans".


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 19, 2006, 08:53:28 pm
Karma Community Points are gone? When did this happen? and Why?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on September 19, 2006, 09:17:31 pm
Karma Community Points are gone? When did this happen? and Why?
Hi Angela :)
You can get your answer here (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=432.msg186184#msg186184)
:)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 19, 2006, 09:41:22 pm
Oh, thank you very much Janich! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 20, 2006, 05:56:29 pm
Heidi, so little and random, but are you going to update the little brag bubble to "Less than 996,000 to go!" because it is so much more impressive  ;)

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on September 20, 2006, 06:13:52 pm
Heidi, so little and random, but are you going to update the little brag bubble to "Less than 996,000 to go!" because it is so much more impressive  ;)

Caryn
xxx

What's the "brag bubble"?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 20, 2006, 06:25:26 pm
Hey Shary, how are you hun?  :-*

Well firstly I made that name up, but what else would you call it?  And its the little black bubble next to the silouhette (sp) of the girls to the left of the Key Stats (Newest member) box at the top right hand of the screen.  Phew I hope that description made sense  :P ;D

Bye
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on September 20, 2006, 06:46:28 pm
Hey sweets :) I had never noticed that before! That's hysterical! So we now have 4,000 members?

I'm actually a little peeved at the moment, I even started a topic in the Community Center about it (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=4170.new#new), though it will probably be deleted soon, I just had to vent!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 20, 2006, 06:52:01 pm
Heh, I already read it and replied...take heart hun, you are not alone, I just try not to let it bother me anymore!!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 21, 2006, 11:56:11 am
Heidi, so little and random, but are you going to update the little brag bubble to "Less than 996,000 to go!" because it is so much more impressive  ;)

Caryn
xxx

Hi Caryn,

Well, I could update it ... but it wouldn't look nearly as cool as it does now.  Copperboom! the Graphic Wonder made that image and did a superb job.  My attempt woudn't come out nearly as well.  However, I'm sure we'll get around to putting something new up there soon ... and it will look fantastic.  Hah.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 21, 2006, 04:41:02 pm
I'm sure it will Heidi - I've never doubted that for a second  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 21, 2006, 05:57:15 pm
Hey I got a question...why cant I view the memberlist anymore? I dont have 'permission'? Dont you love me anymore Heidi? :'(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 21, 2006, 06:05:45 pm
I think it has to do with the little spamming issue going on. That way people can't send jumbo PMs to everyone on the forum.. That's my guess anyway.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on September 21, 2006, 06:33:34 pm
B, why do you need the memberlist? I think I found what you were looking for: http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=408  :D

What Angela said was correct, you can read Heidi's post about taking away the memberlist here: http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=3810.msg165466#msg165466

Oh and Angela, come talk to me. =(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on September 21, 2006, 06:56:49 pm
Does anyone know why their arent any Community Points?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 21, 2006, 07:02:11 pm
Yeah Heidi disabled it - you can read her post in the Community Centre - karma Used or Abused thread.

Cheers
Caryn


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 21, 2006, 07:02:58 pm
Aryan, read the 'Karma Used or Abused' Thread, it explains why they were removed. Too many people were misusing the function.

Keith, thanks for filling me in, oh and I dont need your profile :-P there is nothing in there I dont already know.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on September 22, 2006, 04:57:47 am
Aryan, read the 'Karma Used or Abused' Thread, it explains why they were removed. Too many people were misusing the function.
I can´t help it, this somehow always gets to me. There weren´t too many  people misusing the function, what would that say about us people here on the ORG?
We are a great community here and the system with the CP worked well enough until one user came and abused it. Or two users, whatever,... I say it was one.
Anyway, it is simply wrong to say that many were abusing it, Heidi herself wrote that the few ruined it for the many. *shrugs*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 22, 2006, 10:16:57 pm
Heidi can I throw a thought your way? I was just wondering, is there any reason why the 'Key Stats' at the top of the page says there are 2092 topics when I can only count 1003?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 22, 2006, 10:24:01 pm
Heidi can I throw a thought your way? I was just wondering, is there any reason why the 'Key Stats' at the top of the page says there are 2092 topics when I can only count 1003?

You are a funny gal - there is no way you seriously counted.  And more to the point there is no way I'm going to check that fact either!!  Does this count as a post?  Hmmm guess it does so ner ner ner ner you're it!!!!!! *tag*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 22, 2006, 10:29:17 pm
I did so count. I whipped out my calculator and added it up! On the main page next to each subject link it tells you how many topics are in that area, so I added them up because when I saw it was 2092 I figured we were gonna be busy girls if we wanted to post in them all!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Stephanie on September 22, 2006, 10:36:38 pm
Damn that would be a challenge - I'm not even on 1000 posts myself. So Heidi? Tell me, is B's counting off or on?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 22, 2006, 10:39:37 pm
Steph you are getting awfully close to your 1000th! Make it a good one, its more entertaining for us that way.

Im hanging for an explanation when youre next here Heidi :) hehe. Do I win a prize if I am right? I love prizes, especially pink ones! But I will settle for a mock *pretty stickin* If I do turn out to be the brain that defeated the website coding!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on September 23, 2006, 04:15:41 am
Do I win a prize if I am right? I love prizes, especially pink ones!
Are you sure Heidi would be up for that? ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 23, 2006, 04:22:49 pm
Couldnt help yourself could you Janich? Did you chase me around the forum until you could find something vaguely dirty to pick me up on???

I really wanna know and youre all laughing at me :(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on September 23, 2006, 05:11:22 pm
Couldnt help yourself could you Janich? Did you chase me around the forum until you could find something vaguely dirty to pick me up on???
I always check our Heidi's thread :)

Quote from: Belinda
I really wanna know and youre all laughing at me :(
*hug*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 23, 2006, 05:17:09 pm
Heidi can I throw a thought your way? I was just wondering, is there any reason why the 'Key Stats' at the top of the page says there are 2092 topics when I can only count 1003?

I think tha best way for me to explain it is that ... I have the settings marked so that they count all topics created (even ones that get deleted for whatever reason).  I keep stats like that because it helps me with administrative things.  Make sense?  :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on September 23, 2006, 05:29:12 pm
Ohhh! So not all closed topics go to the dead topic graveyard?? Some are just deleted! Thats a really sucky figure then if 50% of all topics posted have been so off that they had to be removed (There is a drug one currently sitting on page two of the General Section)

You're a hard worker Heidi, you and all your mods! *Pretty stick*

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 25, 2006, 01:02:30 am
I must say, you guys are cute.

So, if it counts all topics that are created, it also counts those that were merged. So maybe not all of them were so off, maybe just alot of them were so on, that there were already similar threads.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on September 25, 2006, 01:06:55 pm
Another thing about that topic number that's probably worth mentioning is that Heidi installed a hack after some threads were deleted by the starter that people greatly missed so that deleted posts/threads are temporarily stored on an unviewable board for retrieval purposes. Each deleted post creates a thread on this board, so lets just say... there's a lot of threads there. :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 25, 2006, 02:13:22 pm
Haha.  Wow.  That is still a lot of topics we have that are actually topics (lol, not deleted or merged).  Thats neat that you like stats Heidi. lol. 

On a side note--Summer and Stephanie: Congrats on 1000 posts!!! :D
AND
Angela--I went to bed before you got it last night, but congrats on 7000!!!! lol we're together again. ;)

:celebrate:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on September 25, 2006, 05:26:20 pm
Another thing about that topic number that's probably worth mentioning is that Heidi installed a hack after some threads were deleted by the starter that people greatly missed so that deleted posts/threads are temporarily stored on an unviewable board for retrieval purposes. Each deleted post creates a thread on this board, so lets just say... there's a lot of threads there. :P

So there's a whole board we can't see? Creepy.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on September 25, 2006, 06:14:59 pm
I could lie and say it's super interesting, but... it's like 49 pages of deleted posts. :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on September 26, 2006, 04:04:28 am
Wow, Heidi and Copperboom! (I assume), I love the new banner.
It´s so... colourful...beautiful!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 26, 2006, 04:07:24 am
Wow, Heidi and Copperboom! (I assume), I love the new banner.
It´s so... colourful...beautiful!

Good call!  Anything that looks good ... assume it was made by Copperboom!.  If you see stick figures, that's me. :V

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on September 26, 2006, 04:15:36 am
Good call!  Anything that looks good ... assume it was made by Copperboom!.  If you see stick figures, that's me. :V

I just assumed it because by now you wrote it so often, that all designs are made by him/her(?).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 26, 2006, 02:55:31 pm
I think copperboom is a guy, right?  and btw, I love the new banner too! :) Its awesome! And it definitely grabs people's attention.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 26, 2006, 04:29:51 pm
Holy crap - have you seen the online tally?  25 users and 99 guests.  I guess this is one of those times Heidi, where you might not get the members out-numbering the guests  :D

Caryn
xxx

Edit: wow no sooner do I finish typing and the tally is more impressive 26 users and 109 guests - this is a popular place to be right now.  I wonder what on earth could be about to happen that would generate such interest ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on September 26, 2006, 04:38:12 pm
now up to 122 guests and 30 users. doesn't anyone hve anything better to do on a tueday night? lolol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 26, 2006, 04:53:22 pm
It's gonna be high today cause of the season premiere. Just like it was high in May cause the finale.
I love the new banner, Heidi/Copperboom! It looks AMAZING, like always


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 26, 2006, 05:00:29 pm
Holy crap - have you seen the online tally?  25 users and 99 guests.  I guess this is one of those times Heidi, where you might not get the members out-numbering the guests  :D

Caryn
xxx

Edit: wow no sooner do I finish typing and the tally is more impressive 26 users and 109 guests - this is a popular place to be right now.  I wonder what on earth could be about to happen that would generate such interest ;)

I will not be impressed until we break the record of 358 users online (set on May 09, 2006).  Impress me!  Please! :V

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on September 26, 2006, 05:27:43 pm
Wow, that is impressive! That's tons!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 26, 2006, 06:15:15 pm
Holy crap - have you seen the online tally? 25 users and 99 guests. I guess this is one of those times Heidi, where you might not get the members out-numbering the guests :D

Caryn
xxx

Edit: wow no sooner do I finish typing and the tally is more impressive 26 users and 109 guests - this is a popular place to be right now. I wonder what on earth could be about to happen that would generate such interest ;)

I will not be impressed until we break the record of 358 users online (set on May 09, 2006). Impress me! Please! :V

~Heidi
haha Heidi, i'll try, but I am only one out of many. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 26, 2006, 06:19:11 pm
377 - Today at 06:17:54 PM

This has been one of the best weeks of my life!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 26, 2006, 06:21:35 pm
NICE! :D  :celebrate:
Thats awesome Heidi!!! haha, and guess what--lol, I was on then! :) (i'm pretty sure at least--I was on most all day).

Congrats to Heidi and The ORG for a new record starting off a new season on a new network! :)

I'm glad this week has been one of the best--completly awesome! :)  Hope that keeps up, can I ask why its been so great? (well becides this of coruse, ;) lol)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 26, 2006, 06:24:37 pm
Congrats Heidi!! Congrats ORG! That's an amazing amount of people!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on September 26, 2006, 06:26:05 pm
wow 377 people.... amazing!!! congrats!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 26, 2006, 06:31:23 pm
I'm glad this week has been one of the best--completly awesome! :)  Hope that keeps up, can I ask why its been so great? (well becides this of coruse, ;) lol)

Um, well, heh, at first I was debating whether or not to share at all because it's totally un-Gilmore related.  Finally, I decided, "Why not?" ...  But now I've been selfishly waiting to announce the good news until after the premiere.  Why?  Because I didn't want it to get buried under all the premiere chat.  (Yes, I actually just said that.)  It's not a big deal for everyone, but it was something that I always wanted to do ... so, it was special to me.

~Heidi :heidi:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on September 26, 2006, 06:33:21 pm
wooo!
i've been checking in randomly throughout the day and this is the most i've seen so far right now.
call me weird but its like.. exciting in a way. that and that fact that the premiere is tonight. it seems like some huge event is about to take place.. like New Years or something. ok i don't know why i'm thinking that.. weird i know. lol
congrats Heidi and *cheers* to all of us! :drink:

:star:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on September 26, 2006, 06:37:55 pm
So when will we hear the good news? I'm curious now! But good idea to wait, the season premiere is exciting but yeah.. good idea.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 26, 2006, 06:43:16 pm
I'm glad this week has been one of the best--completly awesome! :) Hope that keeps up, can I ask why its been so great? (well becides this of coruse, ;) lol)

Um, well, heh, at first I was debating whether or not to share at all because it's totally un-Gilmore related. Finally, I decided, "Why not?" ... But now I've been selfishly waiting to announce the good news until after the premiere. Why? Because I didn't want it to get buried under all the premiere chat. (Yes, I actually just said that.) It's not a big deal for everyone, but it was something that I always wanted to do ... so, it was special to me.

~Heidi :heidi:

awww thats cool!  I'm SO curious now...what is so special to you that made you week!! :D
when will you tell! lol  well, I have to go finish Elon essay again and then bed.
Thanks foreverything Heidi!  Glad  you got to do what you always waqnted too--I won't burry your special moment under premear chat!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on September 26, 2006, 09:18:00 pm
Heidi..
the good news?? ;D


Title: question about the forums
Post by: Brian Hutchins on September 26, 2006, 10:39:13 pm
i have been reading tons of posts and have read that the site got hacked and i was just curious what happened no paticular reason i am just curious i know this is probablly a useless thread so if need be go ahead and delete it


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on September 26, 2006, 11:49:21 pm
Basically, early last summer, the forum was hacked as part of a monetary bet between a bunch of idiots who had nothing better to do with their time than hack fansites. Unfortunately, Heidi happened to be away at the time, so by the time she was able to get online, basically everything was gone and destroyed. To further complicate things, myself and the other  mod at the time didn't know when Heidi would be back, so a hacker posed as her and we didn't know any better... so after the forum was reinstalled, it was deleted again. I basically negotiated with the hackers to just go away, then Heidi came back and by the time she found a safer software that is much, much less hackable, and got the forums up, a few months had passed without our beloved ORG.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on September 27, 2006, 12:03:54 am
377 - Today at 06:17:54 PM

This has been one of the best weeks of my life!

~Heidi


Aww, now see Heidi. I wasn't here and I missed it (damn kids ;) ;D).  Congratulations on a new record.  And can I just say that I kinda feel like me mentioning it all in the first place may have helped it come along in some way....well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!! :-*

And you've got new special unrelated to GG news....what ever could it be???

Caryn  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on September 27, 2006, 05:45:56 am
Oh, yeah, season 7 already started! Congrats on so many members!

Btw Heidi, who won de DVDs?

edit: Never mind, I found it. Congrats obscure...!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Brian Hutchins on September 27, 2006, 11:40:41 am
Basically, early last summer, the forum was hacked as part of a monetary bet between a bunch of idiots who had nothing better to do with their time than hack fansites. Unfortunately, Heidi happened to be away at the time, so by the time she was able to get online, basically everything was gone and destroyed. To further complicate things, myself and the other  mod at the time didn't know when Heidi would be back, so a hacker posed as her and we didn't know any better... so after the forum was reinstalled, it was deleted again. I basically negotiated with the hackers to just go away, then Heidi came back and by the time she found a safer software that is much, much less hackable, and got the forums up, a few months had passed without our beloved ORG.

thank you for answering my question

and man thats not cool at all


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on September 27, 2006, 04:30:13 pm
Hey Heidi, great idea with the new news post you have on the front page! There's only one thing wrong with it... the links don't work, the topic numbers are off.
It seems as though everyone is waiting for the special news?

Oh and it looks like I wasn't here or paying attention when it hit 377 users, I got a screenshot of 375 though.

Btw Angela, congrats on your 7000th post, joining Melanie as a Yale Alumnus.. I still think it should be changed to Alumna for the time being. =P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on September 27, 2006, 04:42:55 pm
Hmm. My "Most Online" thing shows up as 390, not 377. Maybe it's because the clocks are slightly different or whatever, but... I prefer the higher number. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 27, 2006, 07:23:21 pm
Hmm. My "Most Online" thing shows up as 390, not 377. Maybe it's because the clocks are slightly different or whatever, but... I prefer the higher number. ;)

Heh, yea, but the time I'd posted 377 ... we'd already broken through to 390.  Yay us.

390 - Yesterday at 06:19:57 PM

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 28, 2006, 07:29:12 pm
oh that is awesome! :)  390--wow--almost 400!!!!! Thats crazy! :)

so heidi--lol  Whats your special/happy news?
Btw Angela, congrats on your 7000th post, joining Melanie as a Yale Alumnus.. I still think it should be changed to Alumna for the time being. =P
haha yeah.  There are guys on the forum, but fornow there are only 2 girls who are it, and the ones that are going to be it soon are girls too. lol ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on September 29, 2006, 04:30:45 pm
Btw Angela, congrats on your 7000th post, joining Melanie as a Yale Alumnus.. I still think it should be changed to Alumna for the time being. =P

Funny, if that was written in the actual Latin it would be something like Yali Alumnus/a (that if Yale is masculine... or maybe nutral?)

edit: this is my fourth edit, I couldn't get the quotes to be the way they're suposed to. I feel stupid...  ::)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 29, 2006, 07:45:30 pm
Don't feel stupid Marian.  lol I did that the other day with another thread.  The quote kept being messed up, lol, it was a little annoying but I finally got it- and you did too. :)  lol just one of those days? ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on September 29, 2006, 09:58:53 pm
Hmm, but isn't Yale Alumna the correct English term regardless? I think Alumnus kind of works for both genders, but it's mainly used for males.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on September 30, 2006, 03:59:23 pm
The Dodgers make the playoffs!  Sweet.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on September 30, 2006, 04:12:40 pm
The Dodgers make the playoffs!  Sweet.

~Heidi
did they? i haven't been up with them since.. a long time.
woo!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: jodieflips on September 30, 2006, 05:03:43 pm
COOL!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on September 30, 2006, 05:28:42 pm
haha eventhough I was not alive for them to exist.  The Brooklin Dodgers are my favorite team and Jackie Robinson is my favorite player.  odd I know, but for a team that exists now I'm a Yankee's fan.  lol, I'm going to root for the dodgers since they have ties to the brooklen dodgers. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on October 02, 2006, 10:52:37 pm
The Dodgers make the playoffs! Sweet.

~Heidi

heidi~!! yes i know~!! im so excited their gonna play the mets on wednesday, oh i cant wait i love the dodgers oh yeah babY~! :hearts: i love garciaparra hes hott and a freakin awesome player f0 shO~!! i love the dodgers~! me and my dad watch always the games together its  fun* cool

-Brenda :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on October 02, 2006, 10:58:41 pm
i love garciaparra hes hott and a freakin awesome player f0 shO~!!
-Brenda :hearts:

Since I am always more than willing to further the Garciaparra <3 (he's also an insanely nice guy, btw), here's a factoid you may already know, but should know if you don't: he recently saved two women who'd fallen into the Boston Harbor and couldn't swim from drowning. Ran right down there and jumped in the water without giving it a second thought, then tried to make sure the media didn't find out since he didn't want that recognition... obviously didn't work, but hey...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on October 02, 2006, 11:03:20 pm
yes obviously, ;) he sounds really nice. wow so he saved two women, hes a hero thats so attractive* hehe ;D i would write more but i have to go... ;D

-Brenda :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 03, 2006, 01:36:57 am
Is anyone around who would mind helping me with something for the site?  I'm looking for a person who has about 10 free minutes, basic computer skills, and can count. ;)

Thanks!

---

Edit:  Please help.  I'm going blind from staring at code too long ...

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on October 03, 2006, 02:02:36 am
I got your message Heidi, let me know and I will see what I can do!

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on October 03, 2006, 01:55:13 pm
Heidi-If you are still looking for help just let me know.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 03, 2006, 02:49:29 pm
Heidi-If you are still looking for help just let me know.

Hi Fantasy,

Thank you.  Do you use PC or Mac?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on October 03, 2006, 02:55:33 pm
Oh, I thought that was over already.

Do you want me to help, too?
I use PC.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 03, 2006, 02:57:48 pm
Oh, I thought that was over already.

Do you want me to help, too?
I use PC.

I would love a little help.  But you should know ... it's not fun help, it's boring help.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on October 03, 2006, 03:01:26 pm
I would love a little help.  But you should know ... it's not fun help, it's boring help.

~Heidi
Haha, thanks for the warning. :D
I´m still willing to do it though.

By the way, I love the new quote in your sig!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 03, 2006, 03:01:57 pm
I would love a little help.  But you should know ... it's not fun help, it's boring help.

~Heidi
Haha, thanks for the warning. :D
I´m still willing to do it though.

Ok, I'm going to e-mail you something now. :)  Thank you.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 03, 2006, 06:51:39 pm
There is like 170 people on right now. Not as high as last Tuesday, but still impressive!

I would volenteer in a heartbeat, Heidi, but I'm a tad swamped at the moment. So sorry.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: FlyGrl0609 on October 03, 2006, 07:43:44 pm
Heidi, I know I'm new around here but I'd be willing to help, just let me know.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 03, 2006, 10:14:32 pm
Heidi, I know I'm new around here but I'd be willing to help, just let me know.

Thank you.  I'll keep that in mind for the future.  As of now, Katrin and I took care of everything. :)

By the way, I love the new quote in your sig!

Thank you. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on October 04, 2006, 05:14:24 pm
Heidi-Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you the other night. For help in the future, I use a PC and will help with anything if needed. I usuallly am on here everyday.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 04, 2006, 06:03:01 pm
Heidi, I'm a volunteer! let me know whenever you need anything.

MMm, Keith, yup, Yale Alumna for a girl. I was just saying that in Latin Yale should be Yali (if it's masculine or neutral) or Yalea (if it's feminine). Twisted dead language.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 04, 2006, 06:32:25 pm
Hi guys,

Well, I was working on getting screencaps online.  So far I've done episodes one and two from season seven and I'll continue to do them this year.  I also plan to try and go back to finish the episodes that I'm missing (which admittedly is quite a few).

However, if you visit any other Gilmore messages boards, feel free to spread these links around:

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/screencaps/episode701/index.html
http://www.gilmoregirls.org/screencaps/episode702/index.html

Thank you and I'll let everyone know if I have any upcoming projects that need help.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 04, 2006, 07:13:04 pm
Will try to spread the links around. But I WON'T look at them. Remain a spree, remain a spree. I'm so curious.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 05, 2006, 05:46:41 pm
Go Dodgers!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 05, 2006, 06:04:12 pm
Go Dodgers!

~Heidi

And the winner for the most random poster category is... Heidi!

Is that baseball?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 05, 2006, 06:14:01 pm
Go Dodgers!

~Heidi

And the winner for the most random poster category is... Heidi!

Is that baseball?

Yes, they're playing a playoff game right now.  Losing 0-1.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on October 05, 2006, 06:55:31 pm
Wait, you live in America?! Is it just me or am I a little slow today...?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 05, 2006, 06:57:23 pm
Go Dodgers!

~Heidi

And the winner for the most random poster category is... Heidi!

Is that baseball?

Yes, they're playing a playoff game right now.  Losing 0-1.

Aww, I'm sorry! Of course I don't know if 0-1 is a lot or if it can be easily fixed, but good luck anyways!

Wait, you live in America?!

Heidi? I think so, yeah. Southern CA, right?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on October 05, 2006, 07:02:25 pm
Ohhh... that would explain how she got that video of Lauren Graham a few months ago... I wanna meet Lauren Graham! God, you're so lucky Heidi! :( 100% jealous. ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on October 05, 2006, 07:24:16 pm

Yes, they're playing a playoff game right now.  Losing 0-1.

~Heidi

im so mad >:( their losing~! ugh, and they lost yesterday i swear i could kill the mets :D but yeah...who met lauren graham?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 09, 2006, 01:01:48 pm
Columbus Day? Columbus Day!?  No one told me.  My calendar didn't tell me.  The bank didn't post a sign.  The postal employees didn't say a peep.

Thanks guys for wasting a perfectly good weekday.

The end.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on October 09, 2006, 01:06:26 pm
Oh, when i got a PM saying you were off to teh post ofice, i was like, isnt it thanksgiving? But it's only thanks giving in canada! Columbus day was on t.v (cnn)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on October 09, 2006, 09:03:10 pm
So, going back a few conversations in this thread, I seem to remember somebody who shall remain nameless (let's just call her the goddess of the Org) mentioning that they had some good news to impart.

Well according to my well informed sources, the hype of the new season premiere has definately subsided somewhat, which would indicate that announcement time should be coming soon.  Now I'm aware that this goddess says that we will not think it is that big a deal, but again, you cant peak my curiosity and not come through with the goods.

Spill, almighty one....... :)

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on October 10, 2006, 10:36:00 am
So, going back a few conversations in this thread, I seem to remember somebody who shall remain nameless (let's just call her the goddess of the Org) mentioning that they had some good news to impart.

Well according to my well informed sources, the hype of the new season premiere has definately subsided somewhat, which would indicate that announcement time should be coming soon.  Now I'm aware that this goddess says that we will not think it is that big a deal, but again, you cant peak my curiosity and not come through with the goods.

Spill, almighty one....... :)

Caryn
xxx
oh yeaaaahhhh. i forgot all about that!
yes when do we find out? ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 10, 2006, 03:02:38 pm
So, going back a few conversations in this thread, I seem to remember somebody who shall remain nameless (let's just call her the goddess of the Org) mentioning that they had some good news to impart.

Well according to my well informed sources, the hype of the new season premiere has definately subsided somewhat, which would indicate that announcement time should be coming soon. Now I'm aware that this goddess says that we will not think it is that big a deal, but again, you cant peak my curiosity and not come through with the goods.

Spill, almighty one....... :)

Caryn
xxx
You read my mind.  I haven't been on ALL the time, and so I have a little time and so of course I came here to try and see if Heidi actually said her happy news, so then I was going to ask her, but I get to you post! lol
You beat me too it. :)  You win!
Though we want to know Heidi, two tuesdays ago, you said you were having a good week but didn't want to say why then....you want to say why now? lol you know we are all extreamly curious!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 13, 2006, 02:10:46 pm
sorry for double posting, but Heidi, I don't know if you know this, but I tried the Lorelai's First Cotillion link on the main org's home page and it didn't work, it said that the link was either disabled or something--I forget.  I'm not sure why, or if you knew about it, but I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't.
Hope you are good!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 15, 2006, 02:54:33 pm
sorry for double posting, but Heidi, I don't know if you know this, but I tried the Lorelai's First Cotillion link on the main org's home page and it didn't work, it said that the link was either disabled or something--I forget.  I'm not sure why, or if you knew about it, but I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't.
Hope you are good!

Thank you for pointing that out.  It has since been fixed. :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 15, 2006, 02:56:09 pm
Cool new coffee thingy, Heidi! Keep it :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 15, 2006, 03:05:38 pm
Cool new coffee thingy, Heidi! Keep it :)


Thank you.

It was my idea to try and Gilmore-ize the images, but Copperboom! gets all the credit for their creation.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 15, 2006, 03:17:00 pm
I'm so confused.. what coffee thing? The 'Back to the ORG' button?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on October 15, 2006, 04:12:17 pm
I'm so confused.. what coffee thing? The 'Back to the ORG' button?

Yah. What are you guys talking about


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on October 15, 2006, 04:54:57 pm
I'm so confused.. what coffee thing? The 'Back to the ORG' button?

Yah. What are you guys talking about
the symbols that show when there's a new topic/no new topic is now changed to a full coffee pot when something new is posted, and empty when there's nothing new.
quite cute! :) but also will take getting used to.. i get confused sometimes. :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 15, 2006, 05:43:41 pm
Bummer, mine doesn't show it.. Or maybe I am just to blind to see it.. I don't know. Either way, ohs well.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 15, 2006, 05:58:32 pm
Bummer, mine doesn't show it.. Or maybe I am just to blind to see it.. I don't know. Either way, ohs well.

Have you tried refreshing the main page of the Forum?  Or clearing your cookies?

If that doesn't work, would you be willing to take a screenshot of how the Forum looks for you?

Thanks! :U

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on October 15, 2006, 06:04:10 pm
FYI -- I didn't see the coffee pots when Janich first posted about them.  Then I logged out.  I logged back in 20 minutes later, and they were there.  Maybe you should try logging out and logging back in, Angela.   ???

Just a thought!   :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 15, 2006, 07:03:15 pm
Heidi, you're genious! I've clicked the "home" button, thinking that would do it but I clicked the "refresh" button after you sugested it and it worked right away. Thanks for walking me through that!

ETA: Wicked cute, too. I love it!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 16, 2006, 04:26:58 am
Happy first anniversary!
It's been one year now since the new forum went back online. Yay.

 :bam: :pow: :hearts: :star: :celebrate: :star: :hearts: :pow: :bam:

(I actually wanted to post it around 10:30 (GMT +1), because that was in about the actual time, but unfortunately I had to work.)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on October 16, 2006, 06:48:04 am
Holy crap, cute little coffee pots! What a pleasant surprise! :D

Is that in honor of the anniversary?

(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/Themes/default/images/on.gif)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on October 16, 2006, 10:42:30 am
awww cute coffee pots...great idea!!!

and as kukalaka pointed out...

happy first anniversary!!!

p.s. my 1500th post!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 16, 2006, 10:47:57 am
Holy crap, cute little coffee pots! What a pleasant surprise! :D

Is that in honor of the anniversary?

(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/Themes/default/images/on.gif)

Yes ... if 'in honor of' means that I didn't even notice the Forum was a year old.  Happy birthversary! :celebrate:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 16, 2006, 10:54:53 am
Yes ... if 'in honor of' means that I didn't even notice the Forum was a year old.

Last week I thought about it that it was around this time of the year the forum came back, so I looked when I joined and put a timer in my cell phone so I wouldn't forget it.  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 16, 2006, 10:57:17 am
Yes ... if 'in honor of' means that I didn't even notice the Forum was a year old.

Last week I thought about it that it was around this time of the year the forum came back, so I looked when I joined and put a timer in my cell phone so I wouldn't forget it.  :)

Very smart.  Thank you! :V

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on October 16, 2006, 11:23:39 am
Yes ... if 'in honor of' means that I didn't even notice the Forum was a year old.  Happy birthversary! :celebrate:

~Heidi

Lol! :D
Well then, happy birthversary from me, too! (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e397/sternen-nest/Smileys/birthday.gif)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 16, 2006, 01:16:03 pm
Cool new coffee thingy, Heidi! Keep it :)


Thank you.

It was my idea to try and Gilmore-ize the images, but Copperboom! gets all the credit for their creation.

~Heidi
Tag team, Heidi ;D

Wicked cute, too.
Like you ;)

Happy first anniversary!
It's been one year now since the new forum went back online. Yay.

 :bam: :pow: :hearts: :star: :celebrate: :star: :hearts: :pow: :bam:

(I actually wanted to post it around 10:30 (GMT +1), because that was in about the actual time, but unfortunately I had to work.)
Bless you for reminding us, Fanny :-* A good day.

Quote from: Heidi
Happy birthversary
:D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on October 16, 2006, 03:04:13 pm
Congrats on the Org's birthversary Heidi.  What a huge feat!!!!

Shame we couldn't just get eleven more members by today to make it to the 5000 milestone in honour of such a wonderful day.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 16, 2006, 03:13:39 pm
Thank you to everyone who has shared birthversary wishes.  Most apprecited!  :star:

On a side note, for anyone who doesn't mind telling ...

- What size monitor do you have?
- What screen resolution do you use?

Thanks again.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 16, 2006, 03:16:46 pm
On a side note, for anyone who doesn't mind telling ...

- What size monitor do you have?
- What screen resolution do you use?

Monitor: 19"
Resolution: 1024x768


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on October 16, 2006, 03:26:24 pm
My monitor is 13"

No clue what screen resolution is because I'm a grandma who doesn't speak tech-y.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 16, 2006, 04:24:27 pm
Happy first anniversary!
It's been one year now since the new forum went back online. Yay.

 :bam: :pow: :hearts: :star: :celebrate: :star: :hearts: :pow: :bam:

(I actually wanted to post it around 10:30 (GMT +1), because that was in about the actual time, but unfortunately I had to work.)

Wow, that's pretty exciting! Happy Birthversary!
Shame, I didn't even notice it was back up until a couple months later, but I jumped for joy when I realized.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 16, 2006, 05:13:37 pm
now i wasn't around in the old-forum days,butttttt......

Happy first anniversary!
It's been one year now since the new forum went back online. Yay.

 :bam: :pow: :hearts: :star: :celebrate: :star: :hearts: :pow: :bam:

(I actually wanted to post it around 10:30 (GMT +1), because that was in about the actual time, but unfortunately I had to work.)

happy birthversary to you,
happy birthversary to you!
happy birthversary dear gilmoregirls.org forum,
happy birthversary to you!

/\ you have to say some of the words fast cuz they have too much sylabols (?)

screen=12"
i have no clue what a resolution even is.



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 16, 2006, 05:48:44 pm
I just saw the coffee cups, and I wanted to say aweosme!! :) Super cool idea.

Yeah! Its been one year since we have been up and running again!!! Thanks so much heidi!  All the work you have put into everthing--you are the best!
Sorry I haven't been on much- SO busy.

Thank you to everyone who has shared birthversary wishes. Most apprecited! :star:

On a side note, for anyone who doesn't mind telling ...

- What size monitor do you have?
- What screen resolution do you use?

Thanks again.

~Heidi


resolution: 1024 by 768 pixles
and size...about 11 of my nuckles? lol....its syncMaster 710mp....my parents got it for me for christmas last year...no idea how big it is..sorry.

Just randomly wonding..why are you curious about this info?
Hope you all are well! Miss y'all!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: FlyGrl0609 on October 16, 2006, 06:44:03 pm
Screen = 12 inches
Resolution = 1280x800

You guys can find your resolution (if you are using windows) by right clicking on your desktop. Go to proterties, then click on the settings tab and it should be right in the middle to the right (it's the sliding scale)! Happy hunting


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Alexandria on October 16, 2006, 06:48:38 pm
Happy anniversary to the board! I have only been here a few months but I'm so greatful to everyone who makes this such a great place to visit!

Screen=12 inches
Resolution=1024x768


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on October 16, 2006, 08:32:53 pm
Birthversary, now isn't that clever! Happy Birthvesary to the ORG forum v2.0! :celebrate:

I'm surprised there are so many small monitors out there! I thought mine was small (and it is in comparsion to many).

Monitor Size: 14"
Resolution: 1024x768

Melanie, did you take the time to measure with your knuckles? :D Wouldn't a ruler be more efficient?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 17, 2006, 12:08:27 am
Just randomly wonding..why are you curious about this info?

Because people have different sized monitors, different browsers, and different resolutions I need to keep in mind that just because something on GilmoreGirls.org or the ORG Forum looks awesome to me ... doesn't mean that it looks good to you.  If I'm running a high resolution with a large monitor and you're running a low resolution with a smaller monitor ... we're seeing different versions of the same thing.

I was trying to get an idea of where everyone was at. :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on October 17, 2006, 08:12:33 am
  Hey Heidi, mine is14 in. for the screen and the resolution is 1024x768.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: djb on October 17, 2006, 09:05:20 am
Mine is 19 inches; 1280 x 1024.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on October 17, 2006, 09:36:55 am
Just want to say something:



5000 Members Yay!!!!!!!

 :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow: :celebrate: :pow:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on October 17, 2006, 09:39:04 am
  Wow 5000!  I remember when we hit the 1000 mark, man it's been along time since I've been out.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 17, 2006, 09:44:20 am
:what:

  5000!!!!!WOOOOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!we're gonna party like its 1999!!!!!  :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pow: :bam: :drink: :coffee: :celebrate: :celebrate: :celebrate: :dance: :dance: :dance:  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on October 17, 2006, 09:56:50 am
  '99 was a blur to me, I think I'd be a little scared to party like that again.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 17, 2006, 10:02:00 am
lol.i was 6 years old in '99 so i didn't party.and yes for all you others looking at our posts back and forth....we know the rules of not going off topic.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on October 17, 2006, 10:08:37 am
I was 6 also. I think my biggest party was new years eve.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MissV327 on October 17, 2006, 12:53:31 pm
I love the new coffee icons! SO cool. It goes along great seeing as the girls LOVE the coffee...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 17, 2006, 12:59:22 pm
Wow 5000 members, constintly growing!
Birthversary, now isn't that clever! Happy Birthvesary to the ORG forum v2.0! :celebrate:

I'm surprised there are so many small monitors out there! I thought mine was small (and it is in comparsion to many).

Monitor Size: 14"
Resolution: 1024x768

Melanie, did you take the time to measure with your knuckles? :D Wouldn't a ruler be more efficient?
lol, now wouldn't that be a smart idae....takes out ruler
wow...did I say 11 before?? 17"!  I have a fairly big screen I know...so this number sounds more accurate than my knuckle one. lol
Just randomly wonding..why are you curious about this info?

Because people have different sized monitors, different browsers, and different resolutions I need to keep in mind that just because something on GilmoreGirls.org or the ORG Forum looks awesome to me ... doesn't mean that it looks good to you. If I'm running a high resolution with a large monitor and you're running a low resolution with a smaller monitor ... we're seeing different versions of the same thing.

I was trying to get an idea of where everyone was at. :)

~Heidi
oh neat.  You just always keep us all in mind don't you. ;)
You are the best!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 17, 2006, 01:27:48 pm
Screen thingy.
15" res; 1224*768
I prefere res; 800*600. But that fuck thing's up here and there, so 1224 it is.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on October 17, 2006, 02:57:49 pm
Hey there Heidi

Are you a  proud little org goddess at the moment?  5000 members is just fantastic - congratulations

My screen details:  17 inch screen with 1024x768 res.

Speak soon
Caryn
xxxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: aryan2003 on October 17, 2006, 04:43:47 pm
17"

Heidi, could you please chek you org email/personal messages. I ahve a question!
THANKS

-Aryan


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 17, 2006, 06:16:25 pm
hey, not to be rude of anything....but there is no option of adding new threads in the Season 7 section...and well there isn't one open for the episode that just aired...so I was wondering if anyone with those special mod/thread opening magic could open one. lol...normally I would have but I guess the privlange was taken away. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on October 17, 2006, 08:47:29 pm
Wow, 5000 members! :celebrate: Very nice, very nice indeed.

Congrats to the ORG and espcially Heidi. Terrific job!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on October 18, 2006, 10:34:48 am
Uh, 19" and 1280x1024. Most web designers I know make sites best viewed for 1024x768 (by far the most common resolution), but manageable on 800x600, if that makes any sense.

mela... technically only Heidi can make threads there. If it happens again and no one's online, I guess someone could make an official discussion thread under General or something, and a mod could move it to the Season 7 board (that's how I have to do it anyway, lol).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Jaredloverforever on October 18, 2006, 12:35:35 pm
Screen Size= 15.4 inches-I think-it's a Dell Inspiron 8600 if that helps.
Resolution 1280x800


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 18, 2006, 11:38:13 pm
Prepare.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on October 18, 2006, 11:43:49 pm
Prepare for what now? Is that like a scarey.. prepare for the worst? or just.. prepare for new things.. or.. I don't know.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 19, 2006, 08:24:50 am
Prepare.

~Heidi

for what?huh?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 19, 2006, 10:09:36 am
The end, ofcourse :) It's in 5 minutes. It was supposed to come around knocking at 13:52 yestoday, but it had things to do... Well, better late then never.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 19, 2006, 11:24:42 am
hehe.well now everything is oh so clear to me now.well,if the end is near i better go say goodbye... ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 19, 2006, 12:43:30 pm
ooh, you have my curiousity Heidi! lol

and angela--aren't you supposed to be in school young lady! ;) lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 19, 2006, 12:55:02 pm
ooh, you have my curiousity Heidi! lol

and angela--aren't you supposed to be in school young lady! ;) lol

My apologies.  That was me being overly dramatic last night.  I originally thought I was going to post on a rant on a certain topic, but turned a negative into a positive and ended up with GilmoreGirls.org: Project Masterplan (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=4651.0).

To make it up to you all, I haven't forgotten about posting my personal good news.  I'm just waiting on something ... I need to get a VHS tape transferred to DVD and then I can post a clip here.  (Remember, this is not Gilmore related at all.)

Hope everyone is doing well.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on October 19, 2006, 12:59:03 pm
Haha very cool.  Lol, and I have no idea how to transfer a VHS onto DVD, unless to play the VHS and tape-record it, lol.  You probably have better technology though. ;)

Yeah, I just saw it, sounds neat, but made me sad.  lol I had just ranted on the spoiler thread, about the lack of viewers and having how well this season goes/amount of viewers greatly connected with having another season or two.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 19, 2006, 01:23:11 pm
i read that heidi-i know its not the appropriet thread for kudos-but that sounds cool!hope we go through with it.

*awaits for the good news*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on October 19, 2006, 04:46:41 pm

To make it up to you all, I haven't forgotten about posting my personal good news.  I'm just waiting on something ... I need to get a VHS tape transferred to DVD and then I can post a clip here.  (Remember, this is not Gilmore related at all.)

Hope everyone is doing well.

~Heidi


Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping?????  Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Not gilmore related......Did you win your softball finals???    Get presented with MVP trophy????   Meet some really cute random guy in the streets and stalk him with your video camera, so we could all have a perve????   The suspense is killing me ;D

Project masterplan is a wonderful idea Heidi, and I'm racking my brain to come up with something clever, but that almost never happens so....... ::) :P :-*

Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 20, 2006, 07:06:35 am
Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping????? Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)
She sayd...
:-*


Post 1444


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 20, 2006, 08:36:37 am
i wonder what heidi could be taping....hmmmmmm.well we'll all wait and see i guess

janich,whats so special about post 1444?just wondering.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 20, 2006, 05:57:04 pm
Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping????? Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Lol, that was my first thought. But then I thought, Heidi is not a perve... is she?  :o

I don't know if you still need this, but:
17" and 1280x1024
I think.


Title: Suggestion...
Post by: Hermione101 on October 20, 2006, 07:52:15 pm
Ya'll really need to add some color to this webby instead of just grey :sleepy:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on October 21, 2006, 05:19:40 am
Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping?????  Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Not gilmore related......Did you win your softball finals???    Get presented with MVP trophy????   Meet some really cute random guy in the streets and stalk him with your video camera, so we could all have a perve????   The suspense is killing me ;D
lol caryn..you are soo funny..i am laughing my head of..now i am also vewry very curious..heidi do not keep us waiting


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 24, 2006, 10:19:18 pm

To make it up to you all, I haven't forgotten about posting my personal good news.  I'm just waiting on something ... I need to get a VHS tape transferred to DVD and then I can post a clip here.  (Remember, this is not Gilmore related at all.)

Hope everyone is doing well.

~Heidi


Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping?????  Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Not gilmore related......Did you win your softball finals???    Get presented with MVP trophy????   Meet some really cute random guy in the streets and stalk him with your video camera, so we could all have a perve????   The suspense is killing me ;D

Project masterplan is a wonderful idea Heidi, and I'm racking my brain to come up with something clever, but that almost never happens so....... ::) :P :-*

Caryn
xxx :-*

You all have Summer to thank for finally getting me to spill my good news.  She wore me down.

I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game

As I said, it was a very big deal to me ... probably not that exciting to many of you, but it was something I'd always wanted to do and then actually happened.  I have the game on VHS and am looking into getting it converted to DVD.  If that happens, I'll post a clip here.  You really can't tell it's me because they don't do a close-up, but I assure you it is ... and I was even wearing my GilmoreGirls.org Coffee shirt at the time.  I swear.

~Heidi

P.S. - Caryn, my team lost the championship game in our softball league.  Thanks for reminding me, haha. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Curry on October 24, 2006, 11:02:01 pm
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/Cundrie/Smilies/a6fcd481.gif)

Heidi, that's so exciting, I'm happy for you! Looking forward to that clip.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: sternen-nest on October 25, 2006, 03:16:02 am
Awww, Heidi that is really cool!
And you were wearing our shirt, so the whole world saw it at that moment. (Well, the whole world that was watching the game anyway ;) )
I can't wait to see the clip either.

And I love the project masterplan thread, too. I wish I could come up with some very cool thing we could do. *still thinking about it*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on October 25, 2006, 07:05:06 am
thats cool hiedi!can't wait to see the clips!!


congrats   congrats   congrats   congrats   congrats


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on October 25, 2006, 07:08:49 am
I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game.

As I said, it was a very big deal to me ... probably not that exciting to many of you, but it was something I'd always wanted to do and then actually happened. I have the game on VHS and am looking into getting it converted to DVD. If that happens, I'll post a clip here. You really can't tell it's me because they don't do a close-up, but I assure you it is ... and I was even wearing my GilmoreGirls.org Coffee shirt at the time. I swear.

~Heidi
what~! :o  im so jealous* but thats really cool ;) where were u sitting? i love the dodger games their so fun* ahh next year :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on October 25, 2006, 07:12:18 am
Congrats Heidi! Enoy your new prized possession!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Summer on October 25, 2006, 09:28:31 am
You all have Summer to thank for finally getting me to spill my good news.  She wore me down.

I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game.

Hee.I pretty much accosted her yesterday.She was trying to be all vague and I was all sleep deprived so I think she told me just to shut me up from my rant about billionaire princes and, uh, inbreeding in royal families.... don't ask.

But as Heidi already knows... I'm super excited for her because that's like, one of the coolest things ever. Ahhh.

I forgot to ask on AIM, Heidi, but do you know who hit the HR?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on October 25, 2006, 10:01:59 am
:celebrate:  congrats heidi!!!!  :celebrate:

i caught a home run ball once...it's great isn't it?!?!  lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on October 25, 2006, 10:16:55 am
You all have Summer to thank for finally getting me to spill my good news.  She wore me down.

I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game.

Amazing! That's so fantastically rare for a fan to ever get to do! I am definitely jealous. I'm a huge baseball fan, I got to see the Mets play the Astros a few years ago when the teams came down to Puerto Rico. I felt like one of those teeny bopper girls at an N*Sync concert! I was 15 feet away from Tom Glavine at one point and thought I was going to pass out from the excitement. Not only is it beyond cool that it was a homerun ball, but it's just amazing to me that you actually caught it! I have zero hand-eye coordination. It would definitely have just smacked me on the head :D.

Thanks Summer :).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on October 25, 2006, 01:45:32 pm
hehe thanks Summer for getting Heidi to spill! finally she tells and i can stop wondering.

btw, congrats! that's really exciting and i'm looking forward to the clip.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 26, 2006, 01:38:43 am
I've been the only registered ORG Forum user for at least the last 16 minutes.  So sad ...  :-\

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on October 26, 2006, 05:09:46 am
I've been the only registered ORG Forum user for at least the last 16 minutes.  So sad ...  :-\

Poor Heidi! I've already experienced that very often. Next week, the school holidays are over, so I don't have to teach in the morning. Then, I'll be online again at this time.  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 26, 2006, 02:37:43 pm
I've been the only registered ORG Forum user for at least the last 16 minutes.  So sad ...  :-\

Poor Heidi! I've already experienced that very often. Next week, the school holidays are over, so I don't have to teach in the morning. Then, I'll be online again at this time.  :D

Phew.  That's good to hear.  It was so lonely.   ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on October 26, 2006, 09:01:24 pm
Woahh, Heidi! You're SO lucky! Congrats! Can't wait to see the video. Now, I can see if you're a blonde//brunette or how you said, dirty blonde. [[LOL, Kami!]]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: laurenfan on October 27, 2006, 03:50:20 pm
Awesome Heidi I have always wanted to catch even a fould ball,but I homerun ball is so cool way to Go girl!!  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on October 28, 2006, 12:48:10 pm
Congrats Heidi! Although I know nothing about baseball, it sounds pretty cool.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on October 28, 2006, 06:18:19 pm
That is amazing Heidi.  Were you wearing a glove at the time, or was it with your bare hands!  And way to sponser the ORG by wearing the shirt, instead of a Dodgers team spirit.  So cool, so who hit the HR and was this during the playoffs?  So cool, I'm also anxiously awaiting the video cliip.  *in evil stalking voice,"Finally a picture of my beloved Heidi!*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on October 31, 2006, 12:57:31 am
Does anyone still visit the front-page of GilmoreGirls.org anymore?  Because in my humble opinion, I occasionally add some pretty funny stuff.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on October 31, 2006, 08:06:25 am
Well, I do, at least every thirt day :) *hug*

Quote from: Heidi
It's Wednesday! Hump day! Why am I so excited? Well, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars aired back to back new episodes last night. Yea, that's pretty awesome. What I like to refer to as Two for Tuesday. I know what you're thinking ... "Heidi, it's Wednesday. The shows aired yesterday. What gives?" Sure, the Gilmores and Ms. Mars won't be back for nearly a whole week, but neither will the 'aerie girls'. Enough said.
O Heidi :D *hug+*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on October 31, 2006, 08:15:26 am
Does anyone still visit the front-page of GilmoreGirls.org anymore?  Because in my humble opinion, I occasionally add some pretty funny stuff.

~Heidi
  I do to see what's going on here and there.  I always love it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on November 01, 2006, 11:15:59 pm
I do, my bookmark is linked to the front page. If I notice a new news post I read them, but I usually just click the link to the forum.

Btw, congrats on the homerun catch!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 02, 2006, 12:18:07 pm
Well, I do, at least every thirt day :) *hug*

Quote from: Heidi
It's Wednesday! Hump day! Why am I so excited? Well, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars aired back to back new episodes last night. Yea, that's pretty awesome. What I like to refer to as Two for Tuesday. I know what you're thinking ... "Heidi, it's Wednesday. The shows aired yesterday. What gives?" Sure, the Gilmores and Ms. Mars won't be back for nearly a whole week, but neither will the 'aerie girls'. Enough said.
O Heidi :D *hug+*

Quote
October 31st, 2006 ...
Happy Stars Hollow-een to all of GilmoreGirls.org's visitors! What's that, you say? You didn't get enough candy this year? Head on over to the recently updated Show Spoilers section to spoil yourself rotton. In other news, season three's Episode Guide has also been updated and all the cool kids are hanging out in the GilmoreGirls.org Forum. You should too. Peer pressure. Do it.

I can't believe you missed this one Janich!  Or was it just tooooooo easy!

I need to remember to check the main board more often Heidi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on November 02, 2006, 02:25:55 pm
Does anyone still visit the front-page of GilmoreGirls.org anymore? Because in my humble opinion, I occasionally add some pretty funny stuff.

I'd love to, but the information on new episodes would spoil me!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 02, 2006, 02:56:38 pm
Yeah, I think that was why I avoided it a bit.  Though there normally aren't spoiler posted right there!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on November 02, 2006, 04:59:39 pm
Yeah, I think that was why I avoided it a bit.  Though there normally aren't spoiler posted right there!

But there are episode summaries  :).

But, good news! Next week, Season 7 premiere!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 02, 2006, 08:52:22 pm
I can't believe you missed this one Janich!  Or was it just tooooooo easy!
I don't want all the fun myself, sweetheart :) I would assume you'd like that...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 03, 2006, 07:56:03 pm
I can't believe you missed this one Janich!  Or was it just tooooooo easy!
I don't want all the fun myself, sweetheart :) I would assume you'd like that...

Sure sure sure.....I guess it wasn't beneath you.   :blowkiss:  or was it a language barrier?[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on November 05, 2006, 09:12:52 am
I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game

As I said, it was a very big deal to me ... probably not that exciting to many of you, but it was something I'd always wanted to do and then actually happened.  I have the game on VHS and am looking into getting it converted to DVD.  If that happens, I'll post a clip here.  You really can't tell it's me because they don't do a close-up, but I assure you it is ... and I was even wearing my GilmoreGirls.org Coffee shirt at the time.  I swear.

that really is pretty cool and exciting..congrats...

and to answer your question..yes i occasionally visit the org site...i love the banners that are always changed


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 05, 2006, 07:34:45 pm
Ok children ... timeout's over and I've given back one of your favorite toys.  Please play nice or else I'll have to take it away again and no one wants that.

Thank you.

~Heidi

P.S. - The above text is meant to be funny, not demeaning ... I just wanted to be clear. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on November 05, 2006, 07:44:16 pm
thank you heidi!!! what you wrote is funny...we'll be good!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: totalggfan84 on November 05, 2006, 08:00:03 pm
Am I the only one that noticed that the community points are back? Woah. After they were gone for a while, it looks weird.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on November 05, 2006, 08:20:08 pm
THANK YOU HEIDI!!!! *big hug* We'll be good.It feels weird after so long without themI hope any newcomers don't screw things up with them.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on November 06, 2006, 08:27:37 am
Thank you Heidi! *bear hug*  And I'll try my best to not act up, though that may be hard. Ok so that will be really hard, but I'm always up for a challange!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on November 06, 2006, 09:03:27 am
::dances in circle :dance::: No more imaginary pretty sticks! Thanks Heidi! We'll play fair  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on November 06, 2006, 09:16:46 am
Ok children ... timeout's over and I've given back one of your favorite toys.  Please play nice or else I'll have to take it away again and no one wants that.

Thank you.

~Heidi

P.S. - The above text is meant to be funny, not demeaning ... I just wanted to be clear. ;)
:D
yay! thanks doll.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on November 07, 2006, 09:56:54 am
thanks for bringing them back heidi  ;)
i do like them, but actually i think they cause trouble..they are destined to cause trouble..
what a shame..cause we just all want to have fun in the forum..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: White Onyx on November 07, 2006, 10:47:31 am
I think bring the karma back is a good thing. Lets hope people can respect the system in the future. Cause I think karma is very useful when people go against forum rules....peer presure you know. Don't act normal....get snarked. And prettysticking is a great way to let people know how much you appriciate what they wrote or did.  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on November 07, 2006, 11:09:08 am
Thank you Heidi! :hearts:

Quote
Dad: How is Gilmore Girls this year? Fading fast?
Heidi: What?
D: Are a lot of people still watching?
H: Yes, for the most part. It's just that the mom—
D: Lorelai.
H: Recently broke off her engagement to the guy who owns the diner—
D: Luke.
H: Right. And she's begun to date someone else ... which makes most fans unhappy.
D: Then maybe they should get Luke back fast and ratings will skyrocket.

Aw, your dad is awesome and I LOOOVE his opinions. Especially the "Then maybe they should get Luke back fast and ratings will skyrocket." AMEN![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MissV327 on November 08, 2006, 10:44:47 am
Just noticed that the community points are back up! WOO HOO! Thanks Heidi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 08, 2006, 06:47:05 pm
Does anyone still visit the front-page of GilmoreGirls.org anymore? Because in my humble opinion, I occasionally add some pretty funny stuff.

~Heidi
Haha, I don't take a close look everytime I come on, but I look occasionally, especally when I see somethings been changed.  Its my home page, so thats what it comes to every time I open the internet. :)
oh haha, and I loved the conversation with your dad. :p


hummm.. am I the only one who didn't mind but actually liked that karma was gone?  oh well. lol



To make it up to you all, I haven't forgotten about posting my personal good news. I'm just waiting on something ... I need to get a VHS tape transferred to DVD and then I can post a clip here. (Remember, this is not Gilmore related at all.)

Hope everyone is doing well.

~Heidi


Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping????? Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Not gilmore related......Did you win your softball finals??? Get presented with MVP trophy???? Meet some really cute random guy in the streets and stalk him with your video camera, so we could all have a perve???? The suspense is killing me ;D

Project masterplan is a wonderful idea Heidi, and I'm racking my brain to come up with something clever, but that almost never happens so....... ::) :P :-*

Caryn
xxx :-*

You all have Summer to thank for finally getting me to spill my good news. She wore me down.

I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game.

As I said, it was a very big deal to me ... probably not that exciting to many of you, but it was something I'd always wanted to do and then actually happened. I have the game on VHS and am looking into getting it converted to DVD. If that happens, I'll post a clip here. You really can't tell it's me because they don't do a close-up, but I assure you it is ... and I was even wearing my GilmoreGirls.org Coffee shirt at the time. I swear.

~Heidi

P.S. - Caryn, my team lost the championship game in our softball league. Thanks for reminding me, haha. ;)
HEIDI! That is sooo aweomse!  That must have been like your dream. :)  I can definitely understand how it made you day/week! :D  lol I love the Dodgers and to actually catch a ball, that is so totally cool!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 09, 2006, 01:15:16 am

To make it up to you all, I haven't forgotten about posting my personal good news.  I'm just waiting on something ... I need to get a VHS tape transferred to DVD and then I can post a clip here.  (Remember, this is not Gilmore related at all.)

Hope everyone is doing well.

~Heidi


Hmmm, what on earth could Heidi be taping?????  Well I can think of some great angles for Janich right here - but i personally wouldn't go there!! :D ;)

Not gilmore related......Did you win your softball finals???    Get presented with MVP trophy????   Meet some really cute random guy in the streets and stalk him with your video camera, so we could all have a perve????   The suspense is killing me ;D

Project masterplan is a wonderful idea Heidi, and I'm racking my brain to come up with something clever, but that almost never happens so....... ::) :P :-*

Caryn
xxx :-*

You all have Summer to thank for finally getting me to spill my good news.  She wore me down.

I caught a homerun ball at a Dodgers game

As I said, it was a very big deal to me ... probably not that exciting to many of you, but it was something I'd always wanted to do and then actually happened.  I have the game on VHS and am looking into getting it converted to DVD.  If that happens, I'll post a clip here.  You really can't tell it's me because they don't do a close-up, but I assure you it is ... and I was even wearing my GilmoreGirls.org Coffee shirt at the time.  I swear.

~Heidi

P.S. - Caryn, my team lost the championship game in our softball league.  Thanks for reminding me, haha. ;)

Crap!!! Sorry for the bad reminder there Heidi (and the late reply - household has been offline for the last 3 weeks).  That's great news about the Homerun ball though, and is totally exciting, especially for sporting fanantics.  My hubby and I love the baseball but unfortunately its not that huge over here so we do a bit of occasional late night viewing on Foxtel of American games.  Still don't follow a particular team though....

And I read the front page everytime I log on - I love it because a lot of what happens here at the org, happens whilst we are asleep, so it is a great way to catch up on the important bits.  Your dad sounds like he really knows what he is talking about and might want to jump out of that gilmore closet he's been hiding in I think!!! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on November 09, 2006, 01:24:57 am
Hey Heidi, I love the new Child Board in the Cast & Characters board. It makes it much easier to find the appreciation thread for a character and it eventually helps with the duplicate threads.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 09, 2006, 01:47:53 am
Hey Heidi, I love the new Child Board in the Cast & Characters board. It makes it much easier to find the appreciation thread for a character and it eventually helps with the duplicate threads.

Thank you.  It was more work than I imagined.  I mean, I had no idea how many appreciation threads there are.  Crazy!  Anyway, it's still a work in progress ... so, please no one freak out if something is wrong or if there are a few out of place threads. 

I'm still trying to decide what to do about shipping threads.  Are they their own child board?  Or should they go in the Appreciation section?

Send me all your thoughts!  Thank you.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on November 09, 2006, 02:05:22 am
I can imagine that it is a lot of work since there is a thread for nearly every character. I don't know about the shipping threads. I just looked through the board and realized that there aren't too many that a whole child board would be necessary.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 09, 2006, 02:07:46 am
I can imagine that it is a lot of work since there is a thread for nearly every character. I don't know about the shipping threads. I just looked through the board and realized that there aren't too many that a whole child board would be necessary.

I could change the childboard from 'Appreciation Threads' to 'Appreciation and Shipping Threads'.  I'm crafty like that.  ;)

But whatever is decided, will have to wait until tomorrow because I am sleepy, sleepy.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 09, 2006, 07:43:30 am
oh wow Heidi!!  I love it!  It is now SO much more organzied.  Thanks so much.  haha, and yes, tu es tres crafty! (you are very crafty--I don't have accents on my computer-lol they only work ok word)

hope you sleep well!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on November 09, 2006, 09:00:53 am
Hey Heidi, I love the new Child Board in the Cast & Characters board. It makes it much easier to find the appreciation thread for a character and it eventually helps with the duplicate threads.
hey heidi, i just came to this thread because i wanted to thank you for that , cause it is a really good idea, but "naughty" fanny and melanie were faster  ;)

thanks a lot heidi  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on November 09, 2006, 11:32:21 am
heidi you have great organizational skills! lol i love the new cast and characters board. if you want to find an appreciation it's in one spot...it makes it so much easier. thanks for all the hard work you do.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on November 09, 2006, 03:24:16 pm
You should use those organizational skills and come and organize my room for me! Just kidding. It is really cool. Thanks Heidi.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 11, 2006, 12:18:59 pm
Okay, I guess the 'child boards' thing confuses me a bit....why is it called a CHILDS board?  About the shipping and apppreciation threads, I guess my question is what is really left once you divide it into ships and appreciation, well I guess then there is the unappreciation threads....okay....I don't know.  I think having the appreciation threads on a seperate thread makes sense... I guess I'm just a little confused with the organization of it all. 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 11, 2006, 12:42:07 pm
Okay, I guess the 'child boards' thing confuses me a bit....why is it called a CHILDS board?  About the shipping and apppreciation threads, I guess my question is what is really left once you divide it into ships and appreciation, well I guess then there is the unappreciation threads....okay....I don't know.  I think having the appreciation threads on a seperate thread makes sense... I guess I'm just a little confused with the organization of it all. 

I think it's called "Child Board" because it is within the Cast and Characters board/"mother board"? Maybe? But I'm just speculating, I don't know for sure. I believe some of the Unappreciation threads are included in the child board as well.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 12, 2006, 12:25:32 pm
oh that makes scence.

QUOTE FROM HEIDI:
Quote
Random rant: I really didn't think it was possible for 'aerie Tuesdays' to get any worse. I figured that by putting the aerie girls on mute that I could save myself from enduring their nonsense. Sadly, I was mistaken as the latest aerie installment featured thought bubbles that included deep insight into the minds of the aerie girls (such as 'Luke & me?').

As a friendly note to American Eagle (sponsor of aerie Tuesdays), I would just like to say that putting your support and advertising dollars behind two of the best shows on TV was a great move (and as a fan, I thank you). However, the whole aerie concept has failed miserably. Speaking as someone who is in your target demographic, until aerie has gone kaput, I not only refuse to buy any of your product line, but will go out of my way to ensure that others don't as well. Happy holiday shopping.
hahaha, I'll join you on that strike against American Eagle.  Cause I have to agree with you, I really don't like the whole aerie commercials and such.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 13, 2006, 07:39:03 pm
oh that makes scence.

QUOTE FROM HEIDI:
Quote
Random rant: I really didn't think it was possible for 'aerie Tuesdays' to get any worse. I figured that by putting the aerie girls on mute that I could save myself from enduring their nonsense. Sadly, I was mistaken as the latest aerie installment featured thought bubbles that included deep insight into the minds of the aerie girls (such as 'Luke & me?').

As a friendly note to American Eagle (sponsor of aerie Tuesdays), I would just like to say that putting your support and advertising dollars behind two of the best shows on TV was a great move (and as a fan, I thank you). However, the whole aerie concept has failed miserably. Speaking as someone who is in your target demographic, until aerie has gone kaput, I not only refuse to buy any of your product line, but will go out of my way to ensure that others don't as well. Happy holiday shopping.
hahaha, I'll join you on that strike against American Eagle.  Cause I have to agree with you, I really don't like the whole aerie commercials and such.
Strike!  Strike!  Strike!   I agree, however I have to confess I have never shopped at AE and now I'm sure I WILL NEVER go in the store!  I'm sure that's just was AE wanted, to alienate one who the target ad campaign was aimed at!  LOL!


Oh and the mother/child board thing makes sense I think...On another random thought, do we have a Teacher's Pet Ship thread?  I couldn't find it?  Did we start a ship board too?  Maybe it's my sinus headache blinding my viewing of the org!  Help please?![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on November 14, 2006, 10:25:46 am
"Random rant: I really didn't think it was possible for 'aerie Tuesdays' to get any worse. I figured that by putting the aerie girls on mute that I could save myself from enduring their nonsense. Sadly, I was mistaken as the latest aerie installment featured thought bubbles that included deep insight into the minds of the aerie girls (such as 'Luke & me?').

As a friendly note to American Eagle (sponsor of aerie Tuesdays), I would just like to say that putting your support and advertising dollars behind two of the best shows on TV was a great move (and as a fan, I thank you). However, the whole aerie concept has failed miserably. Speaking as someone who is in your target demographic, until aerie has gone kaput, I not only refuse to buy any of your product line, but will go out of my way to ensure that others don't as well. Happy holiday shopping"


Heidi, this is what I was thinking, to the point.  It is very annoying, they are annoying.  I just want to watch the next premiere for the next GG episode before I put my daughter to sleep, but I never can.  Truly this is brilliant!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 16, 2006, 10:05:41 pm
Quote from: Heidi
It's Wednesday! Hump day! Why am I so excited? Well, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars aired back to back new episodes last night. Yea, that's pretty awesome. What I like to refer to as Two for Tuesday. I know what you're thinking ... "Heidi, it's Wednesday. The shows aired yesterday. What gives?" Sure, the Gilmores and Ms. Mars won't be back for nearly a whole week, but neither will the 'aerie girls'. Enough said.
O Heidi :D *hug+*

Janich, I haven't seen you online in a while.  Where've you been hiding?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on November 16, 2006, 11:16:32 pm
oh that makes scence.

QUOTE FROM HEIDI:
Quote
Random rant: I really didn't think it was possible for 'aerie Tuesdays' to get any worse. I figured that by putting the aerie girls on mute that I could save myself from enduring their nonsense. Sadly, I was mistaken as the latest aerie installment featured thought bubbles that included deep insight into the minds of the aerie girls (such as 'Luke & me?').

As a friendly note to American Eagle (sponsor of aerie Tuesdays), I would just like to say that putting your support and advertising dollars behind two of the best shows on TV was a great move (and as a fan, I thank you). However, the whole aerie concept has failed miserably. Speaking as someone who is in your target demographic, until aerie has gone kaput, I not only refuse to buy any of your product line, but will go out of my way to ensure that others don't as well. Happy holiday shopping.
hahaha, I'll join you on that strike against American Eagle. Cause I have to agree with you, I really don't like the whole aerie commercials and such.

I guess I'm at a crossroads in my life. My 2 favorite things collide in a collision that isn't so pretty. Do I support my entertainment or do I support my amazing fashion sense (ha!) ? I'm not ashamed to admit, AE is one of my very favorite stores and not only do I like their clothes, I'm a fan of the aerie "selection". It's all very cute and very girly. And you know, when I first heard about the aerie girls, I was a little jealous cause they are probably payed to talk about what we basically talk about every day on this very forum, but I thought it was a neat idea. It was a chance for all those who are not "crazy internet people" to get an idea of what other viewers are thinking. I was sadly mistaken, however, I continue to love and worship AE for all that it is.
So here comes the moment of decision. Do I boycot my favorite store because their advertising can't do a better job at either A. coming up wit better ways to promote their stuff or B. getting better aerie girls? Or do I stick with my idividuality (or lack there of because, infact, it is a very popular store at my school.. imagine that..) my inner artist, my ability to express myself with the clothes I wear and keep buying the clothes that I love oh-so much.
Honestly guys, I just don't think it's worth it. No matter how much I hate the aerie girls, it's just not worth it. ;D

Thank you for you time while I battled with myself to make one of the most important disicions of my life.  ;)

peace.

P.S. though, nice rant Heidi. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 17, 2006, 01:09:57 am
oh that makes scence.

QUOTE FROM HEIDI:
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Random rant: I really didn't think it was possible for 'aerie Tuesdays' to get any worse. I figured that by putting the aerie girls on mute that I could save myself from enduring their nonsense. Sadly, I was mistaken as the latest aerie installment featured thought bubbles that included deep insight into the minds of the aerie girls (such as 'Luke & me?').

As a friendly note to American Eagle (sponsor of aerie Tuesdays), I would just like to say that putting your support and advertising dollars behind two of the best shows on TV was a great move (and as a fan, I thank you). However, the whole aerie concept has failed miserably. Speaking as someone who is in your target demographic, until aerie has gone kaput, I not only refuse to buy any of your product line, but will go out of my way to ensure that others don't as well. Happy holiday shopping.
hahaha, I'll join you on that strike against American Eagle. Cause I have to agree with you, I really don't like the whole aerie commercials and such.

I guess I'm at a crossroads in my life. My 2 favorite things collide in a collision that isn't so pretty. Do I support my entertainment or do I support my amazing fashion sense (ha!) ? I'm not ashamed to admit, AE is one of my very favorite stores and not only do I like their clothes, I'm a fan of the aerie "selection". It's all very cute and very girly. And you know, when I first heard about the aerie girls, I was a little jealous cause they are probably payed to talk about what we basically talk about every day on this very forum, but I thought it was a neat idea. It was a chance for all those who are not "crazy internet people" to get an idea of what other viewers are thinking. I was sadly mistaken, however, I continue to love and worship AE for all that it is.
So here comes the moment of decision. Do I boycot my favorite store because their advertising can't do a better job at either A. coming up wit better ways to promote their stuff or B. getting better aerie girls? Or do I stick with my idividuality (or lack there of because, infact, it is a very popular store at my school.. imagine that..) my inner artist, my ability to express myself with the clothes I wear and keep buying the clothes that I love oh-so much.
Honestly guys, I just don't think it's worth it. No matter how much I hate the aerie girls, it's just not worth it. ;D

Thank you for you time while I battled with myself to make one of the most important disicions of my life.  ;)

peace.

P.S. though, nice rant Heidi. :)

I don't have anything against AE stores or their clothes ... I just have a problem with the aerie campaign.  I mean, who is the campaign trying to reach/influence?  The ads are produced in such a manner that it seems as if AE/the aerie creators assumed the average Gilmore viewer was a 12 year old girl who can only compute a thought as complex as "I 'heart' Jess" or "Luke + me".

The aerie site once said the aerie girls would be "offering inspiration and insight".  Really?  Did I miss that?  Last week when the 16-ish year old girl had a thought bubble that read "'Luke & me?" ... was that inspirational?  Was her thought so deep that its true meaning went over my head? 

No.  That was some ad person trying to appeal to the lowest level couch potato.

Ranting is fun.  I think the next rant on GilmoreGirls.org will cover my thoughts on who created the campaign (I don't actually know, but I have a few theories).  Thanks for reading.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: indiecoffee on November 17, 2006, 09:48:12 am
I think its an inside job by someone who works for the GAP.  You see, people will get really fed up with the dumb airie girls...or however you spelll that.  They will stop shopping at AE, and then start shopping at other stores...like the GAP!!!  What do you think?  Maybe I should work on it some more and see what develops.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 18, 2006, 01:43:07 pm
Janich, I haven't seen you online in a while. Where've you been hiding?

~Heidi
You know, around :) I been on everyday, but the posting mode isn't always there, you know? But, I still love you, and all the other lovely people :) I'll see if I can't be a little more active :) I hope I can :)
:-* Heidi :)

I guess I'm at a crossroads in my life. My 2 favorite things collide in a collision that isn't so pretty. Do I support my entertainment or do I support my amazing fashion sense (ha!) ? I'm not ashamed to admit, AE is one of my very favorite stores and not only do I like their clothes, I'm a fan of the aerie "selection". It's all very cute and very girly.
O Angela. That collition can really be a pritty one.
You don't just boycut only AE, but clothes in general :) Stop whering them all togetter. That will show them! And it will be pritty too.
Life is simple :)
*hides under rock*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on November 18, 2006, 01:45:58 pm
I have a question-Heidi whatever happened to that movie you were gonna show us of you catching the baseball??


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 19, 2006, 11:48:39 am
So here comes the moment of decision. Do I boycot my favorite store because their advertising can't do a better job at either A. coming up wit better ways to promote their stuff or B. getting better aerie girls? Or do I stick with my idividuality (or lack there of because, infact, it is a very popular store at my school.. imagine that..) my inner artist, my ability to express myself with the clothes I wear and keep buying the clothes that I love oh-so much.
Honestly guys, I just don't think it's worth it. No matter how much I hate the aerie girls, it's just not worth it. ;D

Thank you for you time while I battled with myself to make one of the most important disicions of my life.  ;)

peace.

P.S. though, nice rant Heidi. :)

Boycott I say! Fashion be damned! Que vie la résistance!  *pumps fists wildly into the air in a threatening manner*


Kidding! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 19, 2006, 03:07:25 pm

Boycott I say! Fashion be damned! Que vie la résistance!  *pumps fists wildly into the air in a threatening manner*


You're frightening me. I kind of like it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on November 19, 2006, 05:18:03 pm

Boycott I say! Fashion be damned! Que vie la résistance! *pumps fists wildly into the air in a threatening manner*

You're frightening me. I kind of like it.

Oooo! Katie... it sounds like you're flirting. :o

I have a question-Heidi whatever happened to that movie you were gonna show us of you catching the baseball??

I wanna see that, too! It's always been my dream to catch a baseball. Well, ONE of them. My other dream is to see what HEIDI LOOKS LIK AND WE CAN SEE THROUGH THAT VIDEO! ;D

RANDOM:: I never understood the concept 'soapbox'. Like, where it came from. Was there like a bar of soap in a box and people starting talking to it thinking it was a god or something?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 19, 2006, 05:28:12 pm
RANDOM:: I never understood the concept 'soapbox'. Like, where it came from. Was there like a bar of soap in a box and people starting talking to it thinking it was a god or something?[/color]

I think it was like a crate that people would stand on back in the day (when they churned butter and what not) to make announcements on. When I think of soapboxes I think of little boys in pageboy caps hollering headlines and trying to sell newspapers.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 19, 2006, 06:06:03 pm
Yea - to make them taller than everyone else, so people knew that they were ranting/informing


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 21, 2006, 12:43:10 am
Hi gang,

I've been quite busy in 'real life' lately and haven't been able to keep up with the Forum as much as I'd like.  Don't get me wrong, I still check in multiple times per day to make sure everything is in working order, but I haven't had a chance to see what's going on in all the threads and respond to PMs.  However, with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up I should have a few free days, plus the weekend ... so I plan on catching up soon.

Hope everyone is well. :star:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Jaredloverforever on November 21, 2006, 11:33:01 am
Heidi, I didn't know where to put this, but whenever I have read the topics in the Cast and Character Forum, when I go back to the forum page, the icon is no longer a coffee pot, it's the old icon. I just though I'd let you know so you can look into it. Let me know if I'm the only one this happens for.

Have a great holiday.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 21, 2006, 01:25:00 pm
Heidi, I didn't know where to put this, but whenever I have read the topics in the Cast and Character Forum, when I go back to the forum page, the icon is no longer a coffee pot, it's the old icon. I just though I'd let you know so you can look into it. Let me know if I'm the only one this happens for.

Have a great holiday.

Hi there,

Yea, that happened to me once too.  The problem should eventually fix itself.  If it really bothers you, you could probably clear your cookies and Temporary Internet Files to help speed up the process.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on November 21, 2006, 01:31:33 pm
^^ that has happened to me occasionally as well...

Hi gang,

I've been quite busy in 'real life' lately and haven't been able to keep up with the Forum as much as I'd like.  Don't get me wrong, I still check in multiple times per day to make sure everything is in working order, but I haven't had a chance to see what's going on in all the threads and respond to PMs.  However, with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up I should have a few free days, plus the weekend ... so I plan on catching up soon.

Hope everyone is well. :star:

~Heidi

hey heidi, i was actually wondering what you have been up to lately..nice to hear, that you are ok.. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 05:11:35 pm
Heidi or anybody else that may have experienced this.

My Org is broke!!  Every now and then (I'm just talking about today) my posts and pm's come up with an error message saying I have already posted it.  I don't think I have, but I exit that screen and sure enough there is no post.  I have now started copying my message first because I'm getting sick of re-typing the same thing twice.

Do you know what I might be doing wrong, or what may be causing this? :'(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 21, 2006, 05:20:30 pm
Heidi or anybody else that may have experienced this.

My Org is broke!! Every now and then (I'm just talking about today) my posts and pm's come up with an error message saying I have already posted it. I don't think I have, but I exit that screen and sure enough there is no post. I have now started copying my message first because I'm getting sick of re-typing the same thing twice.

Do you know what I might be doing wrong, or what may be causing this? :'(
Ditto ditto ditto ditto!!!!
And I also sometiems get 'There was a post from your IP address less than 16 seconds ago'


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 05:26:00 pm
Ahaaaa so it is not just me then??  I thought I was going insane and having little blackouts that resulted in me not remembering sending my posts :P :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 21, 2006, 05:26:54 pm
Noo, everytime I get the 16 seconds one, I'm like 'what, since when are we IMDB.com???' I've been copying before hitting post too. Silly forum!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 21, 2006, 05:37:11 pm
Heidi or anybody else that may have experienced this.

My Org is broke!!  Every now and then (I'm just talking about today) my posts and pm's come up with an error message saying I have already posted it.  I don't think I have, but I exit that screen and sure enough there is no post.  I have now started copying my message first because I'm getting sick of re-typing the same thing twice.

Do you know what I might be doing wrong, or what may be causing this? :'(

Wow ... um, I've never had that happen to me and this is the first report I've heard of.  The next time it occurs, would you mind telling me the exact events that lead up to its happening and include any error messages exactly as they appear?  That will help with my research.

Thank you.

Noo, everytime I get the 16 seconds one, I'm like 'what, since when are we IMDB.com???' I've been copying before hitting post too. Silly forum!

As far as that is concerned, it might be due to the fact that you don't always have the same IP everytime you visit the Forum.  If you're using an IP that changes, it could be that someone else in your same IP range has posted within the last 16 seconds.  Make sense?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 21, 2006, 05:44:06 pm
It makes sense, but I've been logging in under differendd IP's since Feb of this year, and it's never happened before!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 05:46:29 pm
Heidi or anybody else that may have experienced this.

My Org is broke!!  Every now and then (I'm just talking about today) my posts and pm's come up with an error message saying I have already posted it.  I don't think I have, but I exit that screen and sure enough there is no post.  I have now started copying my message first because I'm getting sick of re-typing the same thing twice.

Do you know what I might be doing wrong, or what may be causing this? :'(

Wow ... um, I've never had that happen to me and this is the first report I've heard of.  The next time it occurs, would you mind telling me the exact events that lead up to its happening and include any error messages exactly as they appear?  That will help with my research.

Thank you.
~Heidi

Thanks Heidi - will do.  But of course now that you are on it's case, the ghost in my machine will have moved on ::).  Here's hoping :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 21, 2006, 05:47:15 pm
I've also found the 'Who's Online' function isn't working all of the time

Ok - the 'already submitted thing' Just happened to me on the Singles thread :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 05:54:10 pm
Yep I am also having trouble viewing the who's online function.  I also cant access some threads.  It stalls like it is trying to find the link and then just stops.

Haven't had the posting problem again yet!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 21, 2006, 06:08:15 pm
Yep I am also having trouble viewing the who's online function.  I also cant access some threads.  It stalls like it is trying to find the link and then just stops.

Haven't had the posting problem again yet!

What's wrong with the Who's Online feature?  And how can you not access some threads?  Error messages are key.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 06:22:32 pm
My who's on line feature is working again now.  It was stalling the same as some threads are.  So I will click on the link of the last post in a certain thread and it will start to load and then just stall.  Isat there for twenty minutes with the first one, but nothing.  It doesn't bring up an error message it just sits there staring blankly at me as if I have asked it to do nothing  :P (sorry not a great computer genius, but that is as best as I can describe it)

With the error message about having already posted it said something like 'An error has occurred.  You have already posted this message. You may have accidently double clicked...."  and I can't remember the rest.  But when you go to where your post should be....nothing

Hope this helps  :)
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 21, 2006, 06:40:24 pm
Yeah, with the Who's online, it was just loading, and then nothing would happen, like Caryn said.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 21, 2006, 06:45:03 pm
Yeah, with the Who's online, it was just loading, and then nothing would happen, like Caryn said.

You're all liars! 

LOL.  I made myself laugh.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 07:32:43 pm
Well we've gotta keep you on your toes Heidi ;)

Cheers
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 21, 2006, 08:26:35 pm
I had major slowdowns too, last night (I'm GMT+1). But me and some other Eropeans have tryed that before, at the same time, where no Americans did. And the fine females here are from Australia and New seeland (as you know), so my old therory about it beeing all oversee connections being screaned by scared-of-my-own-shadow ediots might be holding up. Not that I have mentioned that to you before, Hedi :) If you could find out what Areas had truble, that might clear it up.
Hell, it's morning, and I could use some more sleep :D Ignore me :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 21, 2006, 08:35:56 pm
Morning Janich  :-*

Hmmm, conspiracy theories :o...this could be interesting


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 21, 2006, 09:06:11 pm
Morning, Caryn :-*
*run to work*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on November 21, 2006, 09:32:58 pm
Gilmore... Gilless...Gilmost. annoying.

I've noticed it was a little slow today (I assume that is what you were talking about...) More loading threads more than anything else. I checked though and at one point there were like.. over 100 guests online. Maybe that had to do with it? Don't know. It's better now though. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 22, 2006, 02:14:47 am
This post has been modified to save the Sprees. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 22, 2006, 02:57:35 am
This post has been modified to save the Sprees. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 22, 2006, 07:01:07 am
Eee, Heidi. I'm a year behind, but don't mind to get "spoiled", so all is good if this is true (except I will hate the storyline, if :D). But, if it is what is happening, could someone - who know - warn the SPREE (if they haven't been already)? There are some of them as behind as me, and it will suck if they get spoiled here.
I don't know...

 :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 22, 2006, 10:08:32 am
hey heidi!  I hope your well and have an amazing thanksgiving!!

Janich--um if you are a year behind you will probably get spoiled in most threads because to those of us who are a year "ahead" we fell last season happened so long ago that we talk about it freely. And now there are just so many people once the episode is aired in the US people start talking about bits and parts everywhere.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on November 22, 2006, 10:25:32 am
  Yeah it's pretty hard to talk about episodes or things that happen.  I wish that they could keep up the seasons  with everyone in the world so we all could be on the same wavelength.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 22, 2006, 10:58:36 am
Eee, Heidi. I'm a year behind, but don't mind to get "spoiled", so all is good if this is true (except I will hate the storyline, if :D). But, if it is what is happening, could someone - who know - warn the SPREE (if they haven't been already)? There are some of them as behind as me, and it will suck if they get spoiled here.
I don't know...

 :)

Janich,

My apologies.  It was late last night when I posted that and I wasn't thinking.  I've edited the posts.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 22, 2006, 12:57:07 pm
Janich--um if you are a year behind you will probably get spoiled in most threads because to those of us who are a year "ahead" we fell last season happened so long ago that we talk about it freely. And now there are just so many people once the episode is aired in the US people start talking about bits and parts everywhere.
Read my post again, Melanie :) I think that this thread don't have to have those discussions. As I wrote, I don't mind spoilers. I go to the spoiler treads sometimes even. But "Heidi's soapbox" don't really lead to "I better stay clear" for a year-behinder :) It's even a place you should go. As far as I know the spree don't talk episodes at all on that thread, to have all in. I'm no spree. I'm the guest that wont leave ;)
Sorry if the tone is bad :( I used 5 hours on getting my computer going, so I might be rough. But, you know I love you, Melanie *hug* We should talk soon.

*hugs Heidi tight*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 22, 2006, 01:34:37 pm
I think that this thread don't have to have those discussions.

This is true Janich and that would all be my fault.  My sincerest apologies.  This is the first time I have ever been up to date with the US aired episodes and didn't really think :P.  Just assumed as it was on the main page of the Org, it was fair game, but that is no excuse.  See sometimes this head of mine is just for looks :-[.

Please forgive me!  I sincerely am sorry for any spree that was spoiled.  Let me know what I can do to make it up to you :nod: :blowkiss:

And Heidi, thanks for the edit.

Cheers
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 22, 2006, 01:43:47 pm
See sometimes this head of mine is just for looks :-[.
I still haven't seen it... :'(

Quote from: sweetest Caryn
Please forgive me! I sincerely am sorry for any spree that was spoiled. Let me know what I can do to make it up to you :nod: :blowkiss:
... are you sure? I might give them some idears ;)


Everyone still dig you Caryn :) No worries :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 22, 2006, 01:51:50 pm
See sometimes this head of mine is just for looks :-[.
I still haven't seen it... :'(

You are not missing much hun!  But you know how the saying goes,you show me yours.........and I'll think about showing you mine :D

Everyone still dig you Caryn :) No worries :-*

Phew!! :) :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 22, 2006, 05:34:41 pm
Janich--um if you are a year behind you will probably get spoiled in most threads because to those of us who are a year "ahead" we fell last season happened so long ago that we talk about it freely. And now there are just so many people once the episode is aired in the US people start talking about bits and parts everywhere.
Read my post again, Melanie :) I think that this thread don't have to have those discussions. As I wrote, I don't mind spoilers. I go to the spoiler treads sometimes even. But "Heidi's soapbox" don't really lead to "I better stay clear" for a year-behinder :) It's even a place you should go. As far as I know the spree don't talk episodes at all on that thread, to have all in. I'm no spree. I'm the guest that wont leave ;)
Sorry if the tone is bad :( I used 5 hours on getting my computer going, so I might be rough. But, you know I love you, Melanie *hug* We should talk soon.

*hugs Heidi tight*
haha oh well, my appologies!  I should probably read clearer.  And yes, this thread really doesn't have to do with specific episode discussions, more about Heidi's amazingly wonderful acheivements! (sorry about the spelling)
haha I can understand being frustrated Janich, lol.  I love you too :hearts:  Haven't talked to you in forever!  Hope your good! (and everyone else too!!!) I miss you all! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 23, 2006, 01:27:56 am
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States ... and to anyone else who wants to be wished a happy turkey day!

Gobble.  Gobble.   :whisper:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on November 23, 2006, 09:18:07 am
Happy Thanksgiving back to you Heidi!!!

And Happy Thanksgiving to anyone else here in the US,and whoever isn't,have a Happy Thursday!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: totalggfan84 on November 23, 2006, 09:21:12 am
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody, not just people in the US! I can't wait to stuff myself with turkey, stuffing, rolls, pumpking pie, apple pie, and gravy! Then off to the gym.  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 23, 2006, 12:08:02 pm
Just a regular day for us!! I had burgers for dinner. I was thankful though, they were yum.

Anyway, hope ya'll enjoyed your Thanksgiving though!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on November 23, 2006, 12:19:09 pm
lol Kate, well at least you were thankful. ;) .

Rachel~ Hey~!! Oh yeah, so true. I've been trying to get in shape this last month and now it's all for nothing. :D Well I'll be going to the gym everyday for the next month. ;D

Happy Thanksgiving~!  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MissV327 on November 24, 2006, 08:47:59 am
Happy Turkey Day and Happy Black Friday to all you brave people that are out shopping today!  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 24, 2006, 11:00:13 am
Happy Day After Turkey day!! I hope you all had a good one!

and happy day after thanksgiving!

PS: katy, thanks so much for the card, I haven't talked to you in a while, but it was sweet! :)  Hope your great!

Enjoy the elongated weekend everyone!!!!! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 25, 2006, 12:28:00 am
Happy 6th birthday GilmoreGirls.org! Stop by the main-page of ORG to read my birthday message!

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/

Huzzah!

~Heidi



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on November 25, 2006, 12:43:16 am
Yes Happy Birthday to the ORG indeed![/size] :celebrate:

I actually just saw the main page and was headed over here to say my congrats, I had my share of cake, love the wallpaper and I am very happy to of come across the ORG. Took me almost 6 years but I found it! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 25, 2006, 01:00:05 am
Happy Birthday to the Org and congratulations to you Heidi for one super effort in providing a top class place for GG fans the world over to come together and share their thoughts.  I only found my way here six months ago, but it has become part of my life now and have met many special friends the world over.  This could not have been possible if you didn't provide a first class site such as this Heidi, so thanks a million.  And in light of your kindness in supplying me with some of your virtual cake, thus making it calorie free (the kind I'm in severe need of right now :D) please accept my virtual *hug* in return.

And to you Copperboom, as I stated in my message to you, we are truly blessed here at the Org to have your share your wonderful talent with us and for our benefit.  Thanks for being the truly scrumptious icing on Heidi's delicious cake ;D.  The Org birthday wallpaper is one masterpiece not to be missed.  Superb effort!!!

Cheers
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on November 25, 2006, 03:55:36 am
Heidi, congratulations! You have to be proud of this because it is your vision that brought us all together! I mean, not a month ago two members married and they wouldnt have met without your site!! Your site has well and truelly changed their lives forever and thats a huge huge statement! I know you havent done it alone so congrats to the other mods, Copperboom I just saw your wallpaper on the main page and it is just incredible! You even had Wally/Waldo in there!
I have many friends on here that I never would have had the chance to meet without the site, I will soon meet some of them literally too!
I know I have only been here for a few months but it seems like the org has evolved rapidly lately holding its first awards and secret santa, hitting 200,000 posts...it can only go up from here and there is no stopping us!
Long live the org!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!

B xxx

P.S - Thanks for the cake, the pic alone made me drool!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 25, 2006, 07:16:09 am
haha I wasn't planning on comming here, but after I read the main page I had to come and make some comments! lol

:celebrate: :star:  :celebrate: :star:  :celebrate:
1. now that was some dellicious cake!  Completly amazing! lol

2. wow copperboom made an AMAZING wallpape :nod:r, I went through and picked out who everyone was...its crazy fantastic! :D  :hearts:

3.:blowkiss: Heidi, the unimaginable happened here! :)  That you so much I don't know what I would have done if there was no such thing as the org!  Thank you so much for your 6 wonderful years of hard work!  It is greatly appreciated. :highfive: job well done :D

4. Crazy uncle Charley. lol

5. HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY GG.ORG!  :gift:  :dance:   :star: :star: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on November 25, 2006, 10:22:20 am
Heidi,
     You are simply amazing. I have no words to say how thankful I am for the Org. Whether I like it or not, Gilmore Girls is a huge part of my life, and the Org gives me a place to befriend others who think the same. It is the Org's birthday, but it is also really your birthday. Go out and party my friend! Here's to six incredible years!
Thanks Heidi, and all of the mods,
Katie

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY ORG.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 25, 2006, 01:29:21 pm
Congratulations Heidi! :celebrate:

I haven't been here long, I joined in July. But this is already a very special place to me. I sign in at least once a day! It's a sickness :D! And I have actually made friends here. Some of whom I stalk *winks at Kate*. You've done something really special with this site Heidi. You should be endlessly proud, and I am forever in debt to you. And the new banner is fantastic! Copperboom! has mad skills 8). Is that Jess in the Guns -N- Roses t-shirt? I'm setting it as the wallpaper on my computer. Congrats again, and a very Happy Birthday to the .Org :).

Love,

Shary

p.s. I FOUND WALDO! ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 25, 2006, 05:25:30 pm
Happy B-Day .ORG! 

Heidi, I can't even began to express my thanks!  I love how addicting this site is and how many friends I'VE met here. I have friends online from all over the world and of many ages too!  It's great!

Please tell CopperBoom! how much I love his artwork.  I too was droolling over it and I promptly put it on my desktop.  Everytime I look at it I catch something new. I would love to take lessons from his genious.  I would love to know how he did it!

6 MORE YEARS!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 25, 2006, 06:13:40 pm
and of many ages too!  It's great!

Please tell CopperBoom! how much I love his artwork.  I too was droolling over it and I promptly put it on my desktop.  Everytime I look at it I catch something new. I would love to take lessons from his genious.  I would love to know how he did it!

Drew's wallpaper is truly fantastic (and has become quite popular).  For the last hour or so, GilmoreGirls.org's Shoutbox! has been abuzz with talk about it.  Some people have had trouble figuring out who is who, but it's pretty self-explanatory to me.  If anyone needs some help, let me know. :)

Thanks again Drew!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on November 25, 2006, 07:16:07 pm
Is that Kirk hanging from the roof of the Gazebo?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 25, 2006, 09:18:39 pm
haha yup, I am pretty sure (99.9% sure--I mean there is always room for human error ;)) that its kirk, it is definitely like him...drew is so amazing at his ability.  Its mind boggaling how he was able to do all of this!  Completly teriffic!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on November 25, 2006, 11:55:14 pm
First and foremost:

 :celebrate: Happy Birthday to the ORG! :celebrate:

Thank you to the ORG and everyone who has made it the place it is. Heidi, the tech staff, the site staff, the forum staff, anyone else who gave time to the site, and of course, the wonderful community... thank you all.

The ORG has truly become an important part of my life. From the time I first started watching the show(about 2 years ago), the site has assisted in me in providing useful information about the show, and giving me an extra recreational activity. For 2 years the site has given to me.

When I first started coming to the ORG 2 years ago, I was a quite the frivolous forum user. I did spend a reasonable amount of time here on the forums, and right from the start I was able to see that the community here was special, and that the people here were friendly. Little did I know how essential it would be to me one day. I look back now one year ago to the ORG's last birthday and it is a shame I took it lightly.

Now, after 9 months of being quite the regular forum user, and more importantly, an active member of the community, it is now the start of the 7th year for this beautiful site. Within those months I have met a plethora of good people, and have gotten to know many of them. Many of which are now my friends. Some really close, and I am utterly happy every time I talk to them. Heck, I get myriads of smiles when I think of this place and its people. People I get to open up to, get to be myself with, and hope to give back to what they have given me.

I come here probably everyday now, this site is the first link on my bookmark tool bar. Hard to think about what my life would be like without this place, or if I had never stumbled upon it. Probably not the person I am today, a person I love and am proud to be. It has become indubitably important to me, and evidently, many others. Not a surprise, it's quite addicting; for all the good reasons.

None of this, the place that is here, the community of people from all over the world, with different backgrounds and upbringings, all brought together... none of this would be possible without the solid work and dedication of Heidi and her staff, and the input everyone else has contributed. For that, I must thank you all again, and not only that, but congratulate you on an excellent job. :highfive:

Here's hoping that the ORG, or at least the community continues to strive for uncountable years. :nod:

Keith

P.S. I also will mark today as the day I make a big personal change in my life for the better.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 26, 2006, 07:24:21 am

Here's hoping that the ORG, or at least the community continues to strive for uncountable years. :nod:

Keith

P.S. I also will mark today as the day I make a big personal change in my life for the better.
:'(  *grabs tissue to wipe her incredibly weeping eyes*  Wow, now that was quite a speech, Here here!  What a way to put it to workds!  Yooohoooo....time to party and eat breakfast with that leftover cake!

HEIDI - You mentioned the Shoutbox, what thread are you referring too?[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 26, 2006, 08:08:03 am

HEIDI - You mentioned the Shoutbox, what thread are you referring too?

It's on the main page of the .org, on the left side, right beneath the Site Navigation module.

Shoutbox! (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 26, 2006, 08:37:59 am

HEIDI - You mentioned the Shoutbox, what thread are you referring too?

It's on the main page of the .org, on the left side, right beneath the Site Navigation module.

Shoutbox! (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/)
Thanks for the quick reply! *whack* There are many facets of this site that I still need to explore...thanks again![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 26, 2006, 09:00:05 am
haha I loved the shoutbox--I lived on that for the months the org was down/hacked.  I actually met two other people with the name Melanie. lol  Fun times.  But i'd have to say the ORG is better! :D

Enjoy the day after the birthday everyone!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on November 26, 2006, 11:25:31 am
HAPPY [[BELATED]] BIRTHDAY ORG!

Sorry, I couldn't say happy birthday yesterday. :(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 26, 2006, 11:36:38 am

Thanks for the quick reply! *whack* There are many facets of this site that I still need to explore...thanks again!

You're very welcome Melissa :). I'm still discovering new things too. I recently found that there's a General Statistics section for every member, and now I check mine constantly to make sure that all of my numbers are divisible by 5 or 10 (for instance, it has to be 345, or 350, not 347 or 351). I know, I have issues..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: martine on November 26, 2006, 02:48:19 pm
The wallpaper is amazing but I didnt get who was sitting on Lukes shoulders, and also in the gazebo is obviesly Lorelai and Rory but who is the last girl ???
Just wondering ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 26, 2006, 02:51:21 pm
The wallpaper is amazing but I didnt get who was sitting on Lukes shoulders, and also in the gazebo is obviesly Lorelai and Rory but who is the last girl ???
Just wondering ;)
From what I understand, The girl who is blowing out the b-day candles symbolizes the org, she looks about 6.  The girl standing behind Luke(on the left side of the gazebo in the blue hat) is the Korean girl who 'replaced' Lane for awhile.  I can't remember her name, does that make sense?[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on November 26, 2006, 02:54:04 pm
Wait?! I thought that was April on Luke's shoulders, and Mrs.Kim behind them. Who is hiding behind the tree in the background?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: martine on November 26, 2006, 02:54:12 pm
Yeah thanks  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on November 26, 2006, 02:59:37 pm
The girl standing behind Luke(on the left side of the gazebo in the blue hat) is the Korean girl who 'replaced' Lane for awhile. I can't remember her name, does that make sense?
That is Kyun, or something like that.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 26, 2006, 03:33:56 pm
The girl standing behind Luke(on the left side of the gazebo in the blue hat) is the Korean girl who 'replaced' Lane for awhile. I can't remember her name, does that make sense?
That is Kyun, or something like that.

Quote
*Katie*

Wait?! I thought that was April on Luke's shoulders, and Mrs.Kim behind them.
Wait, it probably is April, I couldn't tell thru the darkness that she was actually on his shoulders, you're probably right. (However that would make the scaling a bit confusing....

Quote
*Katie*
Who is hiding behind the tree in the background?
Come 'on, you're better than that!  It's Waldo of course!

This picture continues to amaze me, I mean we could talk 'bout it forever!  Thanks again for the entertainment Drew![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on November 26, 2006, 03:54:08 pm
Oh, duh! Copperboom! what a wonderful sense of humor you have!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on November 26, 2006, 06:23:02 pm
Haha WALDO! It's been too long! I saw something red and white coming outta the bushes and I remember him from the books! :D

Who's the girl blowing out the candles?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on November 26, 2006, 07:25:41 pm
The little girl is Org! All of six years old! Shes all of us packed into a small bundle! Lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 26, 2006, 07:33:15 pm
I have to say, I love the addition of Waldo - Classic!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on November 26, 2006, 08:02:33 pm
I agree, it was like the finishing touch on a great work of art...and it made me have a little chuckle so it was good value!
Why does the allusive Drew/Mr Copperboom never come in and go 'aww shucks guys and gals, thanks for all the praise' I see him lurking all the time!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 26, 2006, 09:57:55 pm
I have to say, I love the addition of Waldo - Classic!

I didn't notice Waldo right away.  It wasn't until I had set the image as my wallpaper that I spotted him ... at which point I pretty much yelled, "WALDO!"  @#$%^&*(

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Copperboom! on November 27, 2006, 01:59:29 am
Why does the allusive Drew/Mr Copperboom never come in and go 'aww shucks guys and gals, thanks for all the praise' I see him lurking all the time!

I'm much like Waldo himself: covert, secretive, two centimetres tall. I'm just not made for the limelight. But I do very much appreciate all the kind words--as well as everyone's restraint in not pointing out that none of the drawings really look much like their true-life counterparts ... So "aww shucks" for that! :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 27, 2006, 07:57:51 am
I'm much like Waldo himself: covert, secretive, two centimetres tall. I'm just not made for the limelight. But I do very much appreciate all the kind words--as well as everyone's restraint in not pointing out that none of the drawings really look much like their true-life counterparts ... So "aww shucks" for that! :-*

*bows to the Great One*

What are you talking about?! I could tell who they all were. I know that it is commonplace for great artists to be their own harshest critics, but cut it out! Heidi's warning, "It's so alarmingly well done that you might want to mentally prepare yourself before giving it a view." was completely appropriate! Thank you Drew for all the work you do for the .org. :celebrate:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: peaceful on November 27, 2006, 08:01:10 am
It is reallly alarming.  well done copperboom!!.  You are an awesome graphic designer


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on November 27, 2006, 09:21:46 am
I have to say, I love the addition of Waldo - Classic!

I didn't notice Waldo right away.  It wasn't until I had set the image as my wallpaper that I spotted him ... at which point I pretty much yelled, "WALDO!"  @#$%^&*(

~Heidi
LOL.
Heidi, you make me laugh a lot. ;)

And about the wallpaper, the image of Taylor cracks me up! Hehe it is a quite amazing picture.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 27, 2006, 03:40:21 pm
Why does the allusive Drew/Mr Copperboom never come in and go 'aww shucks guys and gals, thanks for all the praise' I see him lurking all the time!

I'm much like Waldo himself: covert, secretive, two centimetres tall. I'm just not made for the limelight. But I do very much appreciate all the kind words--as well as everyone's restraint in not pointing out that none of the drawings really look much like their true-life counterparts ... So "aww shucks" for that! :-*
As always I'm quite amazed, I think all of the people do like like their counterparts and it's great how I could tell many of them out from clothing I'm familiar with them wearing in real episodes. I'd love to have a conversation with you on how you did it, like did you 'draw' each one or did you convert already established pics? I have so many ?ss
[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on November 27, 2006, 07:02:14 pm
Why does the allusive Drew/Mr Copperboom never come in and go 'aww shucks guys and gals, thanks for all the praise' I see him lurking all the time!
I'm much like Waldo himself: covert, secretive, two centimetres tall. I'm just not made for the limelight. But I do very much appreciate all the kind words--as well as everyone's restraint in not pointing out that none of the drawings really look much like their true-life counterparts ... So "aww shucks" for that! :-*

Ohh Myy!!! Look at the influence I have! I actually managed to get you to post! I am powerful!!!!
Drew (can I call you Drew because I probably will anyway or I will be a pain and call you Mr Copperboom) I think you did a fantastic job on the wallpaper and as you can see, everyone agrees! Not in a million years could I have the vision, talent or patience to create something half as good so stop being modest, it rocks!

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 27, 2006, 07:53:20 pm
I was very alarmed. In fact, I stepped back from my computer, regained compusure, and thought 'is it just me, or was that alarming?'


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 27, 2006, 07:54:53 pm
I was very alarmed. In fact, I stepped back from my computer, regained compusure, and thought 'is it just me, or was that alarming?'

 ;D

"Aww Shecky, you kill me!"


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on November 27, 2006, 11:17:59 pm
Oh yes, I forgot... I have the wallpaper as my desktop background as well!

I am completely as amazed as everyone else and interested as Melissa. Very well done Drew, simply fantastic.

Hmm, who are the two in front of the band? Is that Liz and TJ?
The man in the suit that Taylor is yelling at and the woman with the notepad, I am clueless on these two. Maybe it's because I've only seen seasons 1-5, hm.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 27, 2006, 11:20:21 pm
I took them to be Michel and Paris.  It's definately Michel, but the Paris I may be wrong on.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on November 27, 2006, 11:28:27 pm
On first glance I thought the woman in the suti was Nicole and I was like 'Why did he put Nicole in there?' Then I realised it was Paris. The guy in the suit is obviously Michel!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on November 28, 2006, 07:22:28 am
On first glance I thought the woman in the suti was Nicole and I was like 'Why did he put Nicole in there?' Then I realised it was Paris. The guy in the suit is obviously Michel!
I thought it was Nicole too! and Paris never clicked for me, so thanks. It makes perfect sense now ;)
Keith, I'm pretty sure that is Liz and TJ. I had to look at them for awhile but then I got it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 28, 2006, 03:45:47 pm
HAHAHA after reading all this I had to go back and relook at all the people LOl.  I did not notice WALDO before, amazing touch Drew! lol  Also, its definitely April on Luke's sholders and I'm pretty sure the Korean woman behind Luke is Mrs. Kim...I mean to have the other girl and not Mrs. Kim would not make scence, and if you look closley she looks older. (really nice job again drew!!! :D)
lol, I remember seeing the "reporter" but I don't remember if I thought it was Paris or not, haha but definitely nice touch.  Its all so good.  And the guy by Miss Patty is Max, right?  Thats who he looks like anyways, lol....oh wait..Gypsy just came into mind...going to go look again to see if there is one.  haha nope, its ok though, there is everyone else! :)
haha and now WALDO keeps catching my eye when I open the screne. lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on November 28, 2006, 04:44:54 pm
And the guy by Miss Patty is Max, right?  Thats who he looks like anyways, lol....oh wait..Gypsy just came into mind...going to go look again to see if there is one.  haha nope, its ok though, there is everyone else! :)
haha and now WALDO keeps catching my eye when I open the screne. lol
It is Gypsy by Miss Patty, right? I had to think about that one, but it came to me fast. ;) I actually didn't get April at first, but I do now! and yeah if you look closely at Mrs Kim you can tell it's her.
So awesome!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 28, 2006, 04:48:10 pm
OOOHH I see it now.  I guess because there is black pants of sookie and jackson behind her, it looked like she had short hair, making her a he.  lol  yeah, now I see its gypsy, especally the michanic clothes.
:) thanks!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lindsay on November 29, 2006, 11:32:14 am
Wow this is very late but I wanted to say Happy Birthday to the Org! I can't believe i missed it! (school gets in the way of everything heh!)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 29, 2006, 02:05:18 pm
Hey! Sorry for interrupting, but I have an announcement!

:celebrate: This is my 1,000th post! :celebrate:

*Raindrops REMIX (http://audio.xanga.com/FLEX151/c0d96153250/audio.html) by DJ Diamond starts playing in the background*

Thank you, thank you! Okay, so I'd like to say a few words. *clears throat* First of all, I'd like to thank Heidi for all the hard work she does to make this forum an amazingly fun and interesting place. I'm also grateful that she is able to put our loathing of the scAerie girls into such eloquent words. But most of all, I'm thankful that she actually responds to the PMs I send her! As busy as she is, she always takes the time to make us all feel welcomed and included. We are lucky to have her.

Second, I'd like to thank Lovefiend/Kate/my stalkee! This may be shocking to some of you, but me and Kate's relationship had a rocky start. The Cliffnotes version is that I threw a hunk of Play-Doh at her, and she kicked me, and I called her a duck face, and she stole my pudding cup, and we were both sent to the principal's office. Thankfully, while waiting for our sentencing, we got to talking, and eventually became the best of friends! Or rather, I began stalking her around the forum, and she decided not to press charges! So Huzzah!

Third, I'd like to thank albrigma, the very first member to welcome me to the .Org. She showed me how to set my signature and avator, and she even gave me my very first pretty stick. And though now I know that she is a an idle and viscious star-poster, she will always hold a special place in my forum-loving heart.

And finally, I'd like to thank everyone here for being so outstanding. The members of this forum are intelligent, thoughtful people, with senses of humor that could put Comedy Central to shame. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a great group of people, and to have this place to come to at the end of the day.


p.s. If anyone feels the need to send me a present to commemorate this fine occasion, I'd really love a pair of Coach aviator sunglasses (http://www.coach.com/content/product.aspx?product_no=8306&category_id=73). I will even overcome my fear of being sent anthrax and give you my address. :nod:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 29, 2006, 02:22:22 pm
Oh, I am pressing charges. I guess the papers just haven't gone through yet.

Well, since my slack lawyers are taking their sweet time, instead, I shall congratulate you, and lie through my teeth, by saying how incredibly glad I am we became friends. *Grimace*
I tell you, I lay awake at nights, deeply, deeply regretting that apologetic pm I sent you that cemented our friendship. I regret it more than anything else I've ever regretted, even that horrific bob haircut. So, along with the charges you'll also be served with a restraining order (taking a lead out of Sarah Paulson's book), and a bill for my therapy.

Congratulations, I've never had a better, or more diligent stalker (well, Helen was my last stalker, and look how that ended up!), and if I had a spare NZ$300 ish I'd buy you those glasses. But alas,  I don't, so steal these 8).

Incidentally, I'm in a lot of pain, and on meds, so I'm probably delerious.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on November 29, 2006, 03:28:56 pm
I know I'm late, but I would very much like to wish Happy Birthday to this wonderful website  :celebrate:.  Heidi, you have created a community that you should be very proud of.  Personally, I have met friends from all over the world here and they have had a quite an impact on me.  Gilmore Girls, as a television show, has provided countless hours of joy for me over the years.  To be able to come to the org and find people who feel the way I do about it has been priceless.  Thank you for everything you do!  ;)  By the way, it's so cool to see you're a VM fan, too!  I loved the happy fan equation you put on the home page -- all so true!

Shary~  Congrats on your 1,000th post!  :drink:  It was a great one!  I just realized that I'm not even halfway to 1,000 yet.  Truth is, I'm conserving my posts because I want to stay an eternal Stars Hollow High student.  ;)  Reading about your beginning with Kate made me think of how we had a rocky beginning -- remember when we got expelled for dipping each other's braids in ink!?!  My mom was soooooooo mad!  :D  Anyhow, I'm glad it's all good and I'm glad you've reached 1,000.  BTW, those sunglasses are the bomb and I can only hope your secret santa is paying close attention!!!  The anthrax thing was hilarious because I always worry about that too -- okay, well not really.  Maybe a little bit . . .  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on November 29, 2006, 03:58:00 pm
shary- congrats on post #1000!!! i loved your lil "acceptance" speech  :D . it was so eloquent and was really heartfelt. this forum is better because of people like you  ;)  i hope you do get those sunglasses  8)   *pretty stick*

i also did not have the chance to wish the forum a happy b-day so....

HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY .ORG!!!!!!!

this is the one place i can go when i need a pick me up on a crummy day..the people are amazing and the mods are fantabulous!!! i am honored to be part of the #1 place to talk about all things gilmore. its a few days past thanksgiving but i am thankful for the forum!  :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 29, 2006, 04:44:02 pm
On first glance I thought the woman in the suti was Nicole and I was like 'Why did he put Nicole in there?' Then I realised it was Paris. The guy in the suit is obviously Michel!
I thought it was Nicole too! and Paris never clicked for me, so thanks. It makes perfect sense now ;)
Keith, I'm pretty sure that is Liz and TJ. I had to look at them for awhile but then I got it.

FINALLY, that was the last person I wasn't sure about!  Paris duh! 

Oh and I'm sure it's LIz and TJ, notice her fat pregnant stomach!

Flex, nice 1000th post!  Only 9,000 more to go until you're an oficial Gilmore Girl!  Heres to more posts! :drink:

I liked the charity discussion that B and Heidi got into on the ORG photo thread!  I think, the idea of a levy for charity on the ORG T-shirts is a good idea.  You know we could use all of that money and send it to Yenifer by way of B, if we wanted too!  ;)[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on November 29, 2006, 06:07:09 pm
Changing topics ...

The next chance I get, I'm going to go through and rename some of our threads.  I think adding the Apprecation Threads child board under Cast and Characters has really helped organize things (agree? disagree?) and I hope that by renaming some of our other threads that we can continue with the cleaning process.

However, please keep in mind that when I change the titles ... it's not irreversible.  If someone can think of a better title, they are more than welcome to share.

With that said, if anyone can think of better titles for specific threads, please let me know

Thanks.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on November 29, 2006, 06:13:14 pm
yeah! cleaning is GOOD! :)
And yes, I agree that adding the Apprecation Threads have helped.  And more organization is good along with cleaning up other ones. :D 
You just keep trying to make this place better and better don't you ;) lol
Thanks for that!

:hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 29, 2006, 07:54:12 pm
The cleaning up is good, however I do like some of the orginality on the tiles ya know?  Like for the GIGI thread, I went back and changed it to say Nooooo!!!!  I like a little personality with the names, but I think the first part should be uniform....does that make sense?  I know the organization is nice, but I don't want every single thread to look cloned.  Am I wrong in thinking this way?  How irreversable would it be Heidi?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on November 29, 2006, 08:04:04 pm
i agree with melissa, organization is necesarry but i like how some threads have personality to it.

 
... it's not irreversible.

is not irreversible a double negative?? so that means its reversible?? or it's not reversible?? i always hated grammar class...my head hurts now!!! lol

but yeah, cleaning up gets a thumbs up (great job so far heidi  ;) )
just please keep the threads with clever names in tact.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on November 29, 2006, 10:37:34 pm
The next chance I get, I'm going to go through and rename some of our threads.  I think adding the Apprecation Threads child board under Cast and Characters has really helped organize things (agree? disagree?) and I hope that by renaming some of our other threads that we can continue with the cleaning process.

I definitely think that would help with duplicate threads being opened, because I have seen someone open a thread on a topic when the existing thread is right under their noses on the first page. This could possibly be because the names are too vague (and not just because they're too lazy to search for the appropriate thread). The way you modified the appreciation threads to include the characters' names first, and then whatever else after, could help with identifying the shipper threads. Especially since new members don't necessarily know what the ship names mean. I know that they usually have the characters right after in parenthesis, but possibly listing it first would make a difference.

I do miss the personality that the appreciation threads had though. But it is definitely easier to find things now.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 30, 2006, 03:18:44 pm
i agree with melissa, organization is necesarry but i like how some threads have personality to it.

 
... it's not irreversible.

LOL, double negatives confuse the heck out of me - especially since they are okay in spanish!  Not reversible or irreversible I think would be better dear beloved webmaster Heidi!

Yeah, I like some conformity and a little orginality.....though at times the orginality was so orginal that only like 3 people knew what it meant!  .....like the old huge acronymn in the Milo.[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on November 30, 2006, 04:25:44 pm
i agree with melissa, organization is necesarry but i like how some threads have personality to it.

 
... it's not irreversible.

LOL, double negatives confuse the heck out of me - especially since they are okay in spanish!  Not reversible or irreversible I think would be better dear beloved webmaster Heidi!
.[/color]

But that would insinuate that you couldn't change them once Heidi did.  And the way I understood her post was to say, dont fret gang, we can change if the general consensus calls for it.  Oh the tangled web!! (hehehehe pardon the pun)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on November 30, 2006, 04:50:22 pm
Not ireeversible is correct for what she was meaning, but in order to be grammatically  correct, she should've put 'it is reversible'. Just to get rid of the whole double negatives thang.
But it does make sense, how it is. You just wouldn't get it past an English Lecturer :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on November 30, 2006, 06:43:18 pm
i agree with melissa, organization is necesarry but i like how some threads have personality to it.

 
... it's not irreversible.

LOL, double negatives confuse the heck out of me - especially since they are okay in spanish!  Not reversible or irreversible I think would be better dear beloved webmaster Heidi!
.[/color]

But that would insinuate that you couldn't change them once Heidi did.  And the way I understood her post was to say, dont fret gang, we can change if the general consensus calls for it.  Oh the tangled web!! (hehehehe pardon the pun)
*singing oh what a tangled web we weave* ;D

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Lovefiend
Not ireeversible is correct for what she was meaning, but in order to be grammatically  correct, she should've put 'it is reversible'. Just to get rid of the whole double negatives thang.
But it does make sense, how it is. You just wouldn't get it past an English Lecturer
Lol, and I am technically an English teacher and they still CONFUSE ME!  lol!

I've started to check this thread often, I enjoy it.....it's like our own personal chat with the best webmaster around! :nod: :blowkiss:
[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: indiecoffee on December 01, 2006, 04:50:41 am
hmm...my girlfriend is a college English teacher, maybe I could ask her!  ....tangled web...oh man, you should take that on the road! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on December 01, 2006, 09:52:41 am
*wonders what she has started*  what have i done??!!   :-\   :(   :o   


lol    ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 01, 2006, 02:42:09 pm
hmm...my girlfriend is a college English teacher, maybe I could ask her!  ....tangled web...oh man, you should take that on the road! :D
LOL, I've heard that as a song before, but you want to know where I think it was from? I believe it was on a My Little Pony movie my little sister used to watch all of the time!  Weird huh?  But the song was so catchy that whenever I see or hear that phrase, that's what I think of![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 01, 2006, 02:45:45 pm
*is humming/singing the following*My little pony, my little pony....Oh! Sorry!

Can I bardge in here and ask what exactly we are talking about?! Pretty pretty please! (I am not following you Melissa)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on December 01, 2006, 03:59:07 pm
*is humming/singing the following*My little pony, my little pony....Oh! Sorry!

Can I bardge in here and ask what exactly we are talking about?! Pretty pretty please! (I am not following you Melissa)

Yeah, we took a detour on the School House Rock tour bus, but originally we were discussing (or supposed to be discussing) Heidi's forum clean-up plans:

Changing topics ...

The next chance I get, I'm going to go through and rename some of our threads. I think adding the Apprecation Threads child board under Cast and Characters has really helped organize things (agree? disagree?) and I hope that by renaming some of our other threads that we can continue with the cleaning process.

However, please keep in mind that when I change the titles ... it's not irreversible. If someone can think of a better title, they are more than welcome to share.

With that said, if anyone can think of better titles for specific threads, please let me know

Thanks.

~Heidi

That one line, and the discussion on whether or not it was grammatically correct, is what led to the somewhat confusing discussion you walked in on. :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 01, 2006, 04:22:32 pm
*is humming/singing the following*My little pony, my little pony....Oh! Sorry!

Can I bardge in here and ask what exactly we are talking about?! Pretty pretty please! (I am not following you Melissa)

Yeah, we took a detour on the School House Rock tour bus, but originally we were discussing (or supposed to be discussing) Heidi's forum clean-up plans:
This exchange and response made me laught out loud!  You're funny!
*oh what a tangled web we lead, when we intend to decieve* 

Quote
Katie
"(I am not following you Melissa)"
Um, sure....like whatever!  *in best valley girl voice uttered with a sore throat*

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Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 01, 2006, 08:22:07 pm
Did anyone else notice that on the front page of the org, it says October 15, 2006? (it is above the 'Two for Tuesday' message) Is that just when those ratings are from?
http://www.gilmoregirls.org/


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 01, 2006, 08:27:44 pm
Did anyone else notice that on the front page of the org, it says October 15, 2006? (it is above the 'Two for Tuesday' message) Is that just when those ratings are from?
http://www.gilmoregirls.org/

No, that was me being an idiot.  I copied and pasted a block of text and then forgot to change the date.  Thanks for letting me know!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 01, 2006, 08:30:36 pm
That's okay! I am glad I could help. When I first read it, I skipped right over it, but then, I was like, wait a minute....It is not October! Night Heidi.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on December 02, 2006, 10:19:09 pm
Shary~  Congrats on your 1,000th post!  :drink:  It was a great one!  I just realized that I'm not even halfway to 1,000 yet.  Truth is, I'm conserving my posts because I want to stay an eternal Stars Hollow High student.  ;)  Reading about your beginning with Kate made me think of how we had a rocky beginning -- remember when we got expelled for dipping each other's braids in ink!?!  My mom was soooooooo mad!  :D  Anyhow, I'm glad it's all good and I'm glad you've reached 1,000.  BTW, those sunglasses are the bomb and I can only hope your secret santa is paying close attention!!!  The anthrax thing was hilarious because I always worry about that too -- okay, well not really.  Maybe a little bit . . .  :)

I do remember that! Then I didn't know what 5 times 7 was, and you and your cronies laughed at me! And then my father was killed in the war, and the government seized our property. And I was left penniless and had to work as a servant girl in the school, and you made me clean out your chimney on my hands and knees, and then I put a hex on you and your hair started falling out! Wait, was that us or am I just remembering scenes from A Little Princess ?...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 02, 2006, 11:28:54 pm
Shary~  Congrats on your 1,000th post!  :drink:  It was a great one!  I just realized that I'm not even halfway to 1,000 yet.  Truth is, I'm conserving my posts because I want to stay an eternal Stars Hollow High student.  ;)  Reading about your beginning with Kate made me think of how we had a rocky beginning -- remember when we got expelled for dipping each other's braids in ink!?!  My mom was soooooooo mad!  :D  Anyhow, I'm glad it's all good and I'm glad you've reached 1,000.  BTW, those sunglasses are the bomb and I can only hope your secret santa is paying close attention!!!  The anthrax thing was hilarious because I always worry about that too -- okay, well not really.  Maybe a little bit . . .  :)

I do remember that! Then I didn't know what 5 times 7 was, and you and your cronies laughed at me! And then my father was killed in the war, and the government seized our property. And I was left penniless and had to work as a servant girl in the school, and you made me clean out your chimney on my hands and knees, and then I put a hex on you and your hair started falling out! Wait, was that us or am I just remembering scenes from A Little Princess ?...

Wow, I am so lost.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on December 03, 2006, 05:01:01 pm
Wow, I am so lost.

~Heidi

Yeah, I think we've all got that add problem (A.D.D.). There's a scene in A Little Princess  where the bully dips another girl's pigtail in an inkwell, and that led to my out-of-left-field response.

But to get back on topic, I think the shipper names in threads confuse people at first, because most newbies don't know what they mean. I think I suggested putting the characters' names first before. Those are really the only threads for which I see duplicates being made constantly.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 03, 2006, 05:06:22 pm
Shary~ Congrats on your 1,000th post! :drink: It was a great one! I just realized that I'm not even halfway to 1,000 yet. Truth is, I'm conserving my posts because I want to stay an eternal Stars Hollow High student. ;) Reading about your beginning with Kate made me think of how we had a rocky beginning -- remember when we got expelled for dipping each other's braids in ink!?! My mom was soooooooo mad! :D Anyhow, I'm glad it's all good and I'm glad you've reached 1,000. BTW, those sunglasses are the bomb and I can only hope your secret santa is paying close attention!!! The anthrax thing was hilarious because I always worry about that too -- okay, well not really. Maybe a little bit . . . :)

I do remember that! Then I didn't know what 5 times 7 was, and you and your cronies laughed at me! And then my father was killed in the war, and the government seized our property. And I was left penniless and had to work as a servant girl in the school, and you made me clean out your chimney on my hands and knees, and then I put a hex on you and your hair started falling out!

I remember. I Was there. I laughed. The I'd let my monkey crawl in through the window to your attic room. Then I used my magical powers to give you guys nice food and clothes......


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on December 03, 2006, 06:04:01 pm
I remember. I Was there. I laughed. The I'd let my monkey crawl in through the window to your attic room. Then I used my magical powers to give you guys nice food and clothes......

That was you in the turban?! OMG, I knew you looked familiar!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 03, 2006, 06:18:44 pm
Yeah, to be honest, I only wore the turban to impress you guys. It dind't work, you still went off with your Dad in the end. *sigh* Hence why I got rid of it. I was hoping a tutu would work this time


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: indiecoffee on December 04, 2006, 05:45:11 am
I am soooo lost...oh well.  I assume you are talking about a movie? ??? :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 12:57:18 pm
Haha just ignore us. We're pretending the story of our friendships are exactly like the movie A Little Princess.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 04, 2006, 02:12:05 pm
And in incredible detail too, I sure don't remember that movie with such specifics!  My only question is, who is singing "On the Good Ship Lollypop!" in her spare time?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 02:21:39 pm
Iv'e tried. But I don't know that many lyrics. My girlfriend, and one of my friends are big Shirley Temple fans :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 04, 2006, 02:25:09 pm
I don't blame them, she was incredible in her and day PLUS she had talent up the wazooo......my favorite song of hers is Animal Crackers!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 02:26:00 pm
Hahha yeah, she's a better tap dancer than I am!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 04, 2006, 02:44:59 pm
Animal crackers in my soup. Monkeys and lions loop-de-loop!

Wasn't that Shirley Temple in Annie?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 03:13:28 pm
She was in a  version of Annie. But the most famous film version isn't her, the chick is called Aileen something or other


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 04, 2006, 03:35:34 pm
She was in a  version of Annie. But the most famous film version isn't her, the chick is called Aileen something or other
The one who played Annie is from the 1982 Version, her name was Aileen Quinn.  Way to go!  A little more trivia about that movie, our favorite Richard - Edward Herrmann played FDR in that!  LOL!

I just IMDBed Shirly and I didn't find Annie in the credits, were you possibly thinking of Heidi Katie?[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 03:37:58 pm
She has defaintly done something Annie, I used to have a recording of her singing Tomorrow. Perhaps she just sang the song, or maybe was in a play


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 04, 2006, 03:40:52 pm
Our Heidi?! (here is where you should reply "You know more than one Heidi") I could have sworn I say Shirley in a version of Annie. I am probably halucinating.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 03:42:10 pm
No I'm sure she has done something to do with Annie.

Hehe Heidi the movie. As in the plait across the head, and living with her Grandpa in the mountains


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 04, 2006, 03:42:57 pm
Never heard of it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: peaceful on December 04, 2006, 03:43:16 pm
are you guys talking about aileen quinn from annie?  or someoneelse that played annie.  I tried to read back but just got more confused

oh and shirley temple never played annie in the hollywood versions at least


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 03:44:14 pm
Never heard of it.

*Jaw drops open in shock*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 04, 2006, 03:50:02 pm
Never heard of it.

*Jaw drops open in shock*
*twilight zone music plays in background*
Katie, Heidi is a classic childrens book by Johanna Spyri.   Check out this Amazon link Heidi (http://www.amazon.com/Heidi-Childrens-Classics-Johanna-Spyri/dp/0517189674)

There have even been references to her grandfather in GG, give me a minute to think of which episodes![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 03:53:36 pm
Hehe this is a real test for you Melissa!!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 04, 2006, 03:55:28 pm
Sorry, nope! I might have to read it someday. Should we  maybe move this conversation to the OTT?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on December 04, 2006, 04:28:07 pm
hahaha Probably--not sure if you did or not, lol but I wanted to add since you were mentioning animal crakers earlier--lol--my friend had some at lunch to day (and of course I got a couple, lol--> because I don't steal people's food ;))
I love animal crackers...ok..back to Heidi's wonderful soapbox! :-p


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 04, 2006, 07:11:50 pm
Ok, so I've been reading these past few pages and I'm really lost. So, you guys are talking about Annie? And Heidi? OUR Heidi?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on December 04, 2006, 07:13:51 pm
Lol,no pri.Its heidi,from the book,I thikn it was called heidi?Or something like that.Its a good book.....so i've heard.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 04, 2006, 07:27:08 pm
Ok, so I've been reading these past few pages and I'm really lost. So, you guys are talking about Annie? And Heidi? OUR Heidi?

Both at different times. Annie (the movie) and Heido (the movie and book, not our Heidi.)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: indiecoffee on December 05, 2006, 08:02:48 am
Grandfather...Grandfather!  Heidi(the story) is a classic tale! 
Thanks for the Ed Herrman tidbit about him being FDR, cool!  I was flipping through the channels yesterday and came across Dirty Dancing with Kelly Bishop.  Not that that has anything to do with what you all were talking about, but I thought I would share.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 05, 2006, 03:07:00 pm
Oh ok! Thanks Ali and Kate! Lol, sorryyy! The talk was just REALLY random.... :D

Have you guys ever watch A Walk To Remember?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 05, 2006, 03:18:03 pm
Well of course. Who could not? It had Shane West in it. Just kidding.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on December 05, 2006, 07:04:57 pm
My goodness Pri!Of course we have!!!Acually-I haven't seen it in a while though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 05, 2006, 09:21:13 pm
It's so sad! You know Shane West? Is he in the show ER or something? Cause I saw him or someone that looked like him but with a mustache. I think he was playing the role of a doctor but I don't know if it was him.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on December 05, 2006, 09:35:56 pm
Who hasn't seen A Walk to Remember? I love that movie, and Shane West is a complete hottie~! :hearts: Yeah Pri, he's in ER. I never seen it though, I heard he was a doctor. Mustaches are gay on some people and hot on others. :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on December 06, 2006, 07:54:08 am
Brenda~ Shane does have a Moustache, but is is completely hott on him. Not like moustache boys. Gawd that's gross. And yes, he is a doctor on ER, and A hott one at that.


Heidi~Some of us on the arie girls thread were ranting on how much we hate them, and how we are boycotting AE. And them someone(me: yes! I did it!) suggested that org members sign a petetion to get rid of the aries. I was wondering what everybodys take is on that, and if you, our wounderful Heidi, (me: like how I'm sucking up?) who has so many connections, would help us?  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 06, 2006, 07:19:55 pm
Quote
Heidi from MainPage
Dawn Ostroff are you listening?
Is this the head of AE advertising?

Quote
Heidi from MainPage
Gilmore Girls + Veronica Mars - aerie girls - Chris + Luke + seasons eight and four (respectively) = happy fans.
Nice math, though I don't quite get the season four thing!  ;)


Quote
Heidi from MainPage
Oh, yea, screencaps from Knit, People, Knit! and Introducing Lorelai Planetarium are now online. And if you haven't already, check out the new Gilmore Girls/Star Hollow wallpaper. It's knit-astical! Now, go chat in the GilmoreGirls.org Forum.
Love your use of knit-astical and knit-astic!  I think Heidi needs to start her own dictionary, don't forget Rondonculous![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 06, 2006, 07:31:57 pm
For what it's worth ( a whole lotta nothing) I havne't seen  A Walk to Remember. Not my kinda movie


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 06, 2006, 07:34:50 pm
Quote
Heidi from MainPage
Dawn Ostroff are you listening?
Is this the head of AE advertising?

Quote
Heidi from MainPage
Gilmore Girls + Veronica Mars - aerie girls - Chris + Luke + seasons eight and four (respectively) = happy fans.
Nice math, though I don't quite get the season four thing!  ;)

Clearly I don't know how to properly quote in my own Forum because this post's preview is ugly.  Anyway ...

1.  No, Dawn Ostroff is the head of The CW.

2.  Season four refers to Veronica Mars.  (I'd like to see GG go for 8 seasons and VM go for 4.)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 07, 2006, 04:28:24 pm

Clearly I don't know how to properly quote in my own Forum because this post's preview is ugly.  Anyway ...
Lol, I don't do it that well because the 'insert quote' button doesn't work well in my browser.  I have to cut and paste parts....


2.  Season four refers to Veronica Mars.  (I'd like to see GG go for 8 seasons and VM go for 4.)

~Heidi
Oh got it!  I love Veronica Mars, it is written so wel!  Are there rumors it won't keep going?  I've seen sigs with 'Save Veronica Mars!', so I was wondering!

THANKS HEIDI![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 09, 2006, 01:45:58 pm
Who hasn't seen A Walk to Remember? I love that movie, and Shane West is a complete hottie~! :hearts: Yeah Pri, he's in ER. I never seen it though, I heard he was a doctor. Mustaches are gay on some people and hot on others. :D
Truuue... my cousin has a mustache and it's disgusting. I keep telling him to shave it off but he thinks it makes him look 'sexy'. I think it makes him look like a retard.

Quote
Gilmore Girls + Veronica Mars - aerie girls - Chris + Luke + seasons eight and four (respectively) = happy fans.
That's me! Except for the Veronica Mars part... I watched one episode and my parents were behind me. [[I didn't know they were behind me]] Soooo Veronica and that other guy was... you know...ahem... my parents saw and I got in huuuge trouble. :( That's why I always watch GG in my parents' bedroom so I can lock the door. Ummm yeah I'm rambling.

Oh yeah and Heidi- I was wondering this for a while now but do you get paid for this site? With the ads and stuff?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on December 09, 2006, 02:01:17 pm
Who hasn't seen A Walk to Remember? I love that movie, and Shane West is a complete hottie~! :hearts: Yeah Pri, he's in ER. I never seen it though, I heard he was a doctor. Mustaches are gay on some people and hot on others. :D
Truuue... my cousin has a mustache and it's disgusting. I keep telling him to shave it off but he thinks it makes him look 'sexy'. I think it makes him look like a retard.


Pri~ Shane is so hot in ER. Ok so awhile back  I liked this gut named Jake. I didn't see him for two weeks, and in that time frame he had grown a moustache. It was so gross. he looks like a retard also



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on December 11, 2006, 12:03:29 pm
Hey guys, I thought this would be intresting and the most perfect place to put it.

Microwaved Water - See What It Does To Plants

Below is a science fair project. In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference.

I have known for years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, It's how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it. So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these "Safe" appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed them when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it's safe. Never mind then, keep using them. Ask your Doctor I am sure they will say it's safe too. Proof is in the pictures of living plants dying. Remember you are also Living. Take Care.

FORENSIC RESEARCH DOCUMENT

Prepared By: William P. Kopp
A. R. E. C. Research Operations
TO61-7R10/10-77F05
RELEASE PRIORITY: CLASS I ROO1a

Ten Reasons to throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
2). the human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
4). the effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
6). the minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
8). the prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet?

After you throw out your microwave you can use a toaster oven as a replacement. It works well for most and is nearly as quick.

xoxo


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 11, 2006, 03:58:09 pm
Hm interesting,. I'd like to see the scenetific evidence to back up each of his reasons.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 11, 2006, 08:05:59 pm
Woahhh all in detail! It's sounds pretty reasonable but I agree with Kate, we need proof. Cause I seriously can't live without my microwave. If what you said was true, I'd die either way. :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on December 11, 2006, 08:06:40 pm
I have read the document, I thought it was pretty intresting at first.  I decided to do some searching (because I do love my microwave and I wanted more results of this).  I finally came to Myth Busters and I found this :
"Myth Blaster Verdict: Inconclusive. Microwaves can be unhealthy in certain situations and manufacturers warn consumers of this fact, as well as the FDA. However, except for recent findings concerning microwaving food in plastic containers, there is no established evidence that food cooked in a microwave oven is harmful to anyone’s health. The e-mail that Joan received and information thereof is a series of jumbled hypothesis, and at least two of the so-called “experts” are not even qualified to make any such assumptions, much less “scientific evidence.”
  I'm very relieved!  I was just so flabbergassed when I read the article at first.  A friend of mine sent it to me, but I guess they didn't do enough research on it.  I mean seriously, if a microwave can do that much damage to someone, why would they sell it to you in the first place?  I know the earlier one's were very dangerous, but we've come along way since then.
Here's the link for the myth buster (http://myth buster)
and the one from http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Irradiate-Microwave-Effects-FoodMay96.htm (http://Kopp)



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 11, 2006, 08:09:47 pm
Yeah, but anyone can claim anything, he doesn't state how the microwave does all those things, he just states that it does. Which is pretty poor analysis, that wouldn't pass a High School chem lab report!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 12, 2006, 12:53:47 am
Hi guys,

I wanted to drop in for a second and tell you all that I'm still alive.  ;)  'Real life' has been super busy lately and I haven't had much time for the Forum.  I still stop by a few times a day to check on things, but I just haven't had time to catch up on posts and PMs. 

I'm also aware that there's been a bit of a spam problem lately (boo!).  I do try and get all the bad posts removed as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to visit and I should have some more free time soon. :U

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 12, 2006, 11:23:53 am
I have read the document, I thought it was pretty intresting at first.  I decided to do some searching (because I do love my microwave and I wanted more results of this).  I finally came to Myth Busters and I found this :
"Myth Blaster Verdict: Inconclusive. Microwaves can be unhealthy in certain situations and manufacturers warn consumers of this fact, as well as the FDA. However, except for recent findings concerning microwaving food in plastic containers, there is no established evidence that food cooked in a microwave oven is harmful to anyone’s health. The e-mail that Joan received and information thereof is a series of jumbled hypothesis, and at least two of the so-called “experts” are not even qualified to make any such assumptions, much less “scientific evidence.”
  I'm very relieved!  I was just so flabbergassed when I read the article at first.  A friend of mine sent it to me, but I guess they didn't do enough research on it.  I mean seriously, if a microwave can do that much damage to someone, why would they sell it to you in the first place?  I know the earlier one's were very dangerous, but we've come along way since then.
Here's the link for the myth buster (http://myth buster)
and the one from http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Irradiate-Microwave-Effects-FoodMay96.htm (http://Kopp)


Yeah.....as soon as I read your post about the myths of microwaves, I instantly thought of Myth Busters!  I so love that show, a must see for all interested in science as well as urban legends.  I'm so glad you found that, because it REALLY bothered me!

Hey Heidi!  I think we've all been understandably busy and the only time I've had to check the ORG is at work!  (I know bad me.....!)  Which means that I barely have a chance to glance at a few threads.  Has the site been a little less busy for all involved Heidi, or has there still been a lot of activity?[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on December 12, 2006, 11:35:35 am
I know what you mean about being busy-'Tis the season for working your butt off and shopping till you drop.  I still have a ton 'O shopping to do, I just don't know what to buy people, I'm thinking of gift cards.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on December 13, 2006, 07:52:29 am
Well, dangerous or not. I ever only used a microwave oven ones :D

Hi, Heidi! Always lovely to read your name. Hmm... I must be shallow ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: conradv on December 13, 2006, 01:45:08 pm
When anyone ever tells me something that I'm a little leery of believing, I immediately go to Snopes.com (http://snopes.com/) and do a search.

I love that site.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on December 13, 2006, 02:03:22 pm
I need a new computer, it's dying.  I wish I could afford a new one.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 15, 2006, 01:36:02 am
This weekend I have three things on my to do list ...

- Finish Christmas shopping
- Prepare and mail Christmas cards
- Work on GilmoreGirls.org and the Forum

If anyone has Forum matters of any kind that he or she would like to bring to my attention, please post them here.  Big or small, I'll do what I can!

Thanks guys.   :santa: :gift: :star: :hearts:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on December 15, 2006, 04:52:10 pm
Hello Everyone!

Just some random thoughts...

1.) That thing about the microwaves nearly gave me a heart-attack! Me-microwave oven=starvation. Not a good thing.  :P

2.) Heidi-Thanks for doing all that you can on the forum! As well as all of our mods! (If I actually did know your names I would list them.)

3.) Happy Haunakkah! (I do believe that it begins tonight?)

4.) Merry Christmas!

5.) Happy/Merry every other holiday that comes around this time of year!


And thats all..just thought I'd pop in and say thanks and Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on December 18, 2006, 06:57:08 pm
I just wanted to say-the pretty stick time-limit isn't working for me,you know how you can only pretty stick once an hour?well i just sticked Kate and Amber,mabe,30 seconds after one another.and Anna prolly 20 minutes before that.

Just mentioning.

Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 18, 2006, 07:00:14 pm
You can pretty stick different people within one hour, but not the same person.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on December 18, 2006, 07:01:13 pm
ohhhhhhh.See,no one ever told me that.
Omg i'm such an idiot  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ X infinity.

Thanks Katie-pretty stick time!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 18, 2006, 07:01:57 pm
Not a big deal! *whacks back*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 18, 2006, 07:29:55 pm
Lol, no big deal!  I found it entertaining, way to go Katie.

Go check out my latest additions to the emoticon thread...
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/MasBYUgal/dancingworm.gif)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/MasBYUgal/dancingworm.gif)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/MasBYUgal/dancingworm.gif)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on December 18, 2006, 07:31:58 pm
haha  they are so cute


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on December 18, 2006, 07:33:18 pm
Awww Melissa!Its so cute!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on December 18, 2006, 07:35:01 pm
That's just one of them... go see the others, tell me what you think there!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 19, 2006, 09:19:37 pm
Hi there Heidi

Just thought I'd fill you in on the latest.  B and I have finally decided to stop stalling and are planning to meet this Saturday for lunch and of course rondonculous amounts of chatting :D.

Will fill you in on the fun when its all said and done, so to speak

 :-*
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Stephanie on December 19, 2006, 10:27:48 pm
Speaking of so to speak...when you feel the earth shatter and realise your pet dog is howling at the sky, no that isn't an earthquake - that is them finally speaking - real words! Its going to be crazy! I'm so jealous.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on December 20, 2006, 04:35:08 am
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
~ Fanny ~

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g51/Kukalaka/weihnachtsmann.jpg)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 20, 2006, 01:59:16 pm
Hi there Heidi

Just thought I'd fill you in on the latest. B and I have finally decided to stop stalling and are planning to meet this Saturday for lunch and of course rondonculous amounts of chatting :D.

Will fill you in on the fun when its all said and done, so to speak

 :-*
Caryn
xxx
Awesome! *B, TAKE A PICTURE OF CARYN!* ;) Have fun!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 20, 2006, 06:36:10 pm
Hi there Heidi

Just thought I'd fill you in on the latest. B and I have finally decided to stop stalling and are planning to meet this Saturday for lunch and of course rondonculous amounts of chatting :D.

Will fill you in on the fun when its all said and done, so to speak

 :-*
Caryn
xxx
Awesome! *B, TAKE A PICTURE OF CARYN!* ;) Have fun!

Pri, you big sneak!!!  I am onto you guys now. I will have to pull out the superstar attitude and demand that all cameras and phone cameras get handed in before the meet :D ;)

Speaking of so to speak...when you feel the earth shatter and realise your pet dog is howling at the sky, no that isn't an earthquake - that is them finally speaking - real words! Its going to be crazy! I'm so jealous.

hehehe you got that right Steph.  There will be a huge cosmic shift as it all occurs, so we apologise in advance to the world!!! :P

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
~ Fanny ~

Back at you Fanny (for about the 4th time now I think :D)  And to the rest of the Org members, and of course our mods and goddess Heidi, I hope you all have a very happy, healthy and fantastic holiday period.

Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Stephanie on December 20, 2006, 07:41:03 pm
Oh hell no, there will be pics!

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
~ Fanny ~
Thanks babe. You too! And to all the Orgers out there, have fun!! (I was so about to put Orgies, we have potential dirty in all of us  ;))



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 20, 2006, 07:43:50 pm
Oh hell no, there will be pics!


Well perhaps of B, yes!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 20, 2006, 10:18:25 pm
Oh hell no, there will be pics!


Well perhaps of B, yes!!

As webmaster, administrator, and all around awesome person (heh) ... I demand there be photos galore!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 20, 2006, 10:31:15 pm
LOL For some reason, I read that post and couldn't get the old Duran Duran song Girls on Film out of my head. :P

I wont disappoiont you Heidi, you will get to see every single angle of our lovely B.  Did you here that B, you better have your game face on hun!!!! 

I may post one of the both of us for the shortest time.  *wanders off doing the math for time differences between Australia and the rest of the world*

Edit:  I'll do you a deal Heidi.  It's of the You show me yours variety ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Stephanie on December 20, 2006, 11:23:54 pm
Ooh we have a negotiator on our hands, go Honk!

I wont disappoiont you Heidi, you will get to see every single angle of our lovely B.  Did you here that B, you better have your game face on hun!!!! 
I don't think screaming out to the world that you will have every angle of B covered is anyones business but B's, did you ask first before you told us about your X-rated motives?  ;) Dirty alert.

Oh and I am from Australia yes!  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 21, 2006, 01:23:29 am
I wont disappoiont you Heidi, you will get to see every single angle of our lovely B.  Did you here that B, you better have your game face on hun!!!! 
I don't think screaming out to the world that you will have every angle of B covered is anyones business but B's, did you ask first before you told us about your X-rated motives?  ;) Dirty alert.


LOL  Ummmmmmm I think that is one dirty alert  that should have been at the start of your post hun!! :o :D.  And get your mind out of the gutter.  I meant every angle of her face.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 21, 2006, 01:54:59 pm
Edit: I'll do you a deal Heidi. It's of the You show me yours variety ;D
-GASP- That is SO unfair! If Heidi shows her picture to you, she has to show it to all of us! :D Same with you, Caryn. :)

I like that you're taking pictures of B but, I think she might be taking pictures of you, too... *runs off to tell B*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on December 22, 2006, 11:05:42 pm
Ok, sorry to disappoint the masses but Caryn and I met today and we tried to take a photo but with that atomic blast that occured upon us meeting the camera shattered!!!
There are no pics so now that I have Duran Duran stuck in my head also you will have to amuse yourself by watching the 'Girls on film' video clip (oh yes people, that one is entertaining in a soft-porn kinda way!)
I declare our meeting a raging success and next time we plan to mix it up with a bit of booze and maybe some Caryn-oke!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 23, 2006, 12:09:09 am
I declare our meeting a raging success and next time we plan to mix it up with a bit of booze and maybe some Caryn-oke!

LOL B, I already told you - that is a sight best left for about meeting number ten (thousand and fifty six).  best not to scare you off  so early in the friendship ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 23, 2006, 09:45:20 am
Atomic blast, huh? Apparently, the atomic blast only hit your CAMERA... :D

So, what did you guys do? :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on December 23, 2006, 12:24:19 pm

So, what did you guys do? :)
Yeah, I was just about to ask the same thing... :) It's so nice that you two have met, it would be nice to meet some friends that I have here. ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on December 23, 2006, 05:23:13 pm
This weekend I have three things on my to do list ...

- Finish Christmas shopping
- Prepare and mail Christmas cards
- Work on GilmoreGirls.org and the Forum

If anyone has Forum matters of any kind that he or she would like to bring to my attention, please post them here. Big or small, I'll do what I can!

Thanks guys. :santa: :gift: :star: :hearts:

~Heidi
haha hey heidi.  I hope noone gets mad at me for posting it here...but I read your post and I do have something to be brought to your attention.  Something that I have been nicley trying to get people to do, they are all just ignoring and not caring about and its getting me really upset.  People on the "kiddies" thread are chat-room posting/star posting.  It is really annoying because i liked going there, but it has become crazy, and I nicley mentioned it twice, and then 12 hours later after I was just talking about it with people and posted something about it, there were one line convo's just like chat room posting.  And so I kinda got a little annoyed and made another post and people commented that its the "kiddie" thread and they shouldn't have to write paragraphs.  and so now I am posting here, to bring this to your attention to see if there is anything you can do, because it is completly star posting and if they want to talk like that they can get screen names or even just the gilmoregirls.org place.  Someone mentioned how they do that on the rest of the fourm and that is their "kiddy" place to come and chat like that, but the whole forum is supposed to be the same, there is already a ton more offtopic threads than there used to be.  ok, sorry for going on and on, I just wanted to bring it to your attention because I feel you would agree with me and could possibly do something about it.
thanks!

I hope you are having a SUPER teriffic christmas!! :) Tomorrow is christmas eve--hehe I'm so excited!  Hope everone is great!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 23, 2006, 05:43:46 pm
Thanks, Melanie! I tried to tell them, too but APPARENTLY they haven't listened to me. I've talked to other people about the kiddy thread and the constant star-posting and they've been trying to tell them, too but we keep getting ignored. Heidi, if you could do something, that would be awesome.

:)

---->> ediitttt

Cody and I have been PMing each other and we've sorta come to the conclusion that we don't like 'Kiddies, Middies, and Oldies'. I mean, what's the point? We could all just talk on the Off-Topic thread and if not, PM each other! I really don't find the purpose of the threads...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on December 23, 2006, 06:53:13 pm
Hm, Mela I agree with you. I mean I don't make the cut to be a kiddie due to my age (lol) but that doesn't mean that I don't like to stop by and read the thread. But lately I don't even bother.. it does get rather packed. I really don't say this to complain! I mean I understand the members who post there wanting to chat with one another but I can't really see, "we're "kiddies" we can't type long paragraphs" as an excuse..

Hm I hope this doesn't start an issue with members talking smack about others.. lol lets keep this civil. There are those who have concern over one liners when it isn't really necessary. So thanks for bringing it up Mela. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 23, 2006, 08:41:53 pm
I don't know, me personally?, I like the kiddie, middie, and oldies threads. It gives people a chance to talk about things specific to their age. If it were all combined into one, people from the kiddie thread would be talking about well....let's just say, more adult specific things. As far as PMing goes, (this is not me saying this, it is just the average joe, which I guess could be me, I don't know, anywhoo) it is not as convienent to PM around as it is to have a conversation with ALL of your friends in one place. I do, however, agree about the star posting. People just post responses like "ya", or "word", that gets really annoying. I don't see why people don't wait until they have something of substance to say. Alright, that is all for now. I will be back later!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on December 23, 2006, 09:24:22 pm
Well, yeahh you have a point there. :) The star posting just really bugs me.

Quote from: *Katie*
-"word", that gets really annoying.
OMG! Hahahahhh! I literally laughed out loud when I read that! :D[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on December 24, 2006, 12:34:30 pm
yeah, I see your point with wanting to talk to people your own age, but I have made friends all different ages here.  Its really just segragating our one off topic thread into 4.  (the orrigional one, and the three others).  :) I'm also glad I'm not that only one that thinks that--for a while there it seemed like I was, lol. 

haha two of my pet-peives that annoy me SOO much are star posting and opening pointless threads---that was a big things around may-august, but seems to have stopped (or I just don't look because I only have time to go on like 3 threads, lol) but that star posting just hits a nerve. lol

well...guess what...its Christmas eve!!
so... for all you christians: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!
I hope you all are having a wonderful day and have a wonderful tomorrow (christmas )too! :D  :gift:
(for anyone who is sick I hope you get better!!! :hearts:)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 24, 2006, 01:01:17 pm
I think if it were to escelate into having different age threads for all of the topics (ex. a kiddie middie and oldie thread for the appreciation boards and all of the discussion boards) that would be a different story. I think it is fine how it is! Just my opinion!  :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on December 24, 2006, 02:07:42 pm
haha hey heidi.  I hope noone gets mad at me for posting it here...but I read your post and I do have something to be brought to your attention.  Something that I have been nicley trying to get people to do, they are all just ignoring and not caring about and its getting me really upset.  People on the "kiddies" thread are chat-room posting/star posting.  It is really annoying because i liked going there, but it has become crazy, and I nicley mentioned it twice, and then 12 hours later after I was just talking about it with people and posted something about it, there were one line convo's just like chat room posting.  And so I kinda got a little annoyed and made another post and people commented that its the "kiddie" thread and they shouldn't have to write paragraphs.  and so now I am posting here, to bring this to your attention to see if there is anything you can do, because it is completly star posting and if they want to talk like that they can get screen names or even just the gilmoregirls.org place.  Someone mentioned how they do that on the rest of the fourm and that is their "kiddy" place to come and chat like that, but the whole forum is supposed to be the same, there is already a ton more offtopic threads than there used to be.  ok, sorry for going on and on, I just wanted to bring it to your attention because I feel you would agree with me and could possibly do something about it.
thanks!
I hope you are having a SUPER teriffic christmas!! :) Tomorrow is christmas eve--hehe I'm so excited!  Hope everone is great!

Hi Mela,

I did post a polite reminder message in that thread yesterday.  I'll give it a day or so and see if it helps at all.  Then we can move forward from there. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on December 24, 2006, 02:22:40 pm
I did reply to your post Heidi, and I would like to say, I rarely star post in the Younger Fans Thread. I am glad that I am not the only one who realizes the constant star posting, and I also think it needs to stop.

Hi Melanie! I did reply to your post, and I see your point. I would not like to be added into that group of star posters, you said that we are ALL ignoring your posts, when really, I've replied to all of your posts on that issue.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on December 24, 2006, 02:25:26 pm
Just my opinons, for anyone who wanted it - I do like having kiddies, middies and whatever the other is called threads. When posting in the one off topic thread way back when, I got completely ignored, and people acted as if I hadn't even posted, my posts were like, invisible to everyone who was already on the thread. Having these other threads means tha there's a place where everyone can be accepted.
The posts like 'word' really bug me, hence why I stay out of the Kiddies thread, and only stay in the threads of my age group, where people post in a way I can appreciate. Thus the reason for creating these threads. If you're not a 'kiddie', or a 'middie', or whatever (I want to say 'Oldie' but that seems offensive somehow!), then stay out of those threads, stay with people your own age, who will post in a way you will enjoy.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on December 24, 2006, 03:29:08 pm
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to everyone in this wonderful community. That's all. =)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on December 24, 2006, 07:26:25 pm
Another thread that is horrible for star posting is the Rate a Signature thread. All, well I shouldn't say all, but most that gets posted is '1000000000000000000000/10!' or 'OMG I <3 it!' I thought that thread was for people to get feedback on their sigs. I don't know, maybe I am being too harsh...


Title: The History of GG.org
Post by: meandroryluvjess on December 26, 2006, 09:16:24 am
I was just wondering about the history of gg.org.  Since I'm kind of new, I'm curious about how it started and where.  How many more members are there compared to the beginning?  Hope this thread will help for reminiscing now that it's your 6th b-day!!!


Title: Re: The History of GG.org
Post by: ggaddict24 on December 26, 2006, 09:45:53 am
Yeah, I'm kinda curious how this website started too. It'd be nice to hear the story...Please share!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on December 26, 2006, 03:38:32 pm
Another thread that is horrible for star posting is the Rate a Signature thread. All, well I shouldn't say all, but most that gets posted is '1000000000000000000000/10!' or 'OMG I <3 it!' I thought that thread was for people to get feedback on their sigs. I don't know, maybe I am being too harsh...

AH! I agree. I hate going in there now, I think once a whiiiiile back, I actually gave someone like a 2/10 or something, because personally, their sig looked like their cat did it. I didn't say that, and I don't remember who, and I got bombarded with "How could you write that? That is so mean!" Type comments. Not cool. I said something along the lines of "It is a great start, but maybe put a little more time into having the pictures be clearer...?" Sigh. Anyway.

I dislike the 'kiddie, middie' type threads. If the kids can't handle talking about 'adult' topics, perhaps they should make a whole new forum? Perhaps a chat room? Where they can type 'word.' as a post. (Haha-*Katie*). I think that one reason I don't like the kiddie threads is that I have to search through pages to find something of value. I just post on the regular (?) threads..if that is what I should call them? Not really sure what to call them..

If you're not a 'kiddie', or a 'middie', or whatever (I want to say 'Oldie' but that seems offensive somehow!), then stay out of those threads, stay with people your own age, who will post in a way you will enjoy.
Are you saying that kiddies stay in kiddies, middies in middies, etc?
If so, then I disagree. I strongly dislike posting in the kiddies thread. I can't stand the constant star-posting. (NOT to say that all kiddies do that.) I'm not trying to be mean, just simply opinion stating.

Sorry if I am sounding like a snob. Just thought I'd put my two cents in.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on December 26, 2006, 08:47:58 pm
Are you saying that kiddies stay in kiddies, middies in middies, etc?
If so, then I disagree. I strongly dislike posting in the kiddies thread. I can't stand the constant star-posting. (NOT to say that all kiddies do that.) I'm not trying to be mean, just simply opinion stating.

Sorry if I am sounding like a snob. Just thought I'd put my two cents in.
Thank you for saying that NOT ALL the younger fans that post in the kiddies thread star post. I would not like to be added into that category, when really I rarely star post in that thread. Maybe that thread might have to be closed temporarily, so that the "kiddies", that can't follow the rules, can see that they are breaking them constantly. I think that would work, because nothing else seems to catch their attention. :P

Just for fun... Happy Holidays! ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on December 27, 2006, 04:11:47 pm
Hi Heidi

Just wanted to let you know that you have left the Paris Gellar/Liza Weil appreciation thread in the cast and characters board and that a duplicate has now been made on the child board.  I'm sure you would pick this up in your travels anyways, just thought I'd make mention of it also.

Cheers
Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on December 27, 2006, 10:23:07 pm
Well now, if everyone had a brilliant mind like yours truly, one wouldn't have to worry about the whole star posting thing becuase they would be forming wonderfully thought out meaningful posts. ;) HA! I just thought I'd add my two cents in, because that's what I seem to do (I think I've heard that before somewhere...) and say that it's a little frustrating when someone has been told something more than once, regariding the 'rules' of the forum, but continues to act as they had been. BUT having said that I always worry that I'm doing something wrong or posting stupid posts that really have no purpose...so if I ever do, please tell me! :P

I love the option of the PM - it makes it so much easier to talk 'off topic' to someone that you've been talking to "on board" but not have to share everything with everyone else! The purpose of the PM, I'm quite sure! I just had to give my thumbs up!

For the most part, and I mean most as in 98% of the time, it's a joy to be here and I love the people I've had the honor to meet and get to know! I look forward to doing more of that!

I leave you with this...

Heidi I hope you're having a marvlous holiday and spending time relaxing and enjoying it...don't worrk too hard on the site! It's amazing but everyone needs a little R & R! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on December 28, 2006, 08:25:42 am
Another thread that is horrible for star posting is the Rate a Signature thread. All, well I shouldn't say all, but most that gets posted is '1000000000000000000000/10!' or 'OMG I <3 it!' I thought that thread was for people to get feedback on their sigs. I don't know, maybe I am being too harsh...

Yeah I agree with you on that one Katie.  I havent posted in there because of that.  it just seems very pointless.  actually a lot of the threads in the fun and games board seem pointless to me.  if you check them out like the hit or flop ones.  people are just posting back and forth.  Maybe I am wrong but I think that is really close to star posting.  or at least my understanding of what star posting is


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 02, 2007, 09:31:15 am
I think technically star posting doesn't exactly apply to the game threads, however they do annoy me.  I have to admit though....when I first started here I too enjoyed the game threads as a way to get to know others.  I think they are good for that and at times I still enjoy the more creative ones like the Dear Game, 6 Degrees and at times the Rate my Sig one.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that the game threads have a place when you first start here, but I think most grow out of them and move on to more mature threads.

What bothers me the most is when those who have a significant number of posts and significant time as a member here -  continue to 'star post'.
 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on January 02, 2007, 11:38:53 am
What bothers me the most is when those who have a significant number of posts and significant time as a member here -  continue to 'star post'. 
I am not completely sure if I am clear on the meaning of star posting but what really gets me is when it just seems like someone is posting in a thread (any thread) and doesnt add anything to the conversations.  Ok sorry if this sounds confusing.  But I have noticed that people will sign on, then post "Hi" or "hello"  in the Singles thread, the sprees thread, the Do you feel left out of the forum thread and so on.  It seems to interrupt conversatiosn that are already going on in those threads.  It just seems like they like to come on once a day to post one post in ever thread just so their post number goes up.  Sorry I think I just ranted a lot just there.  It just urks me to no end and I dont want to mention names but I think they know who they are


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on January 02, 2007, 12:00:13 pm
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the game threads have a place when you first start here, but I think most grow out of them and move on to more mature threads.

I don't know if I'm still considered new, but I ocassionaly post on the fun and games threads, but I find them kind of boring now. I really like to discuss and debate and meet new people, so I find myself venturing towards the actual discussion threads.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on January 02, 2007, 03:04:02 pm


What bothers me the most is when those who have a significant number of posts and significant time as a member here -  continue to 'star post'.
 

I agree with that completely Melissa. I go to tell someone that they are 'star posting,' but then I feel bad because they have been here longer and have more posts than me. I also don't want to feel like I am 'all that.' That feeling is for the mods. not me!

Here is a link to a thread that I started. It is one this 'wonderful' topic of 'star posting'. Enjoy!

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=5913.0


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 03, 2007, 12:00:03 pm
Another thread that is horrible for star posting is the Rate a Signature thread. All, well I shouldn't say all, but most that gets posted is '1000000000000000000000/10!' or 'OMG I <3 it!' I thought that thread was for people to get feedback on their sigs. I don't know, maybe I am being too harsh...

AH! I agree. I hate going in there now, I think once a whiiiiile back, I actually gave someone like a 2/10 or something, because personally, their sig looked like their cat did it. I didn't say that, and I don't remember who, and I got bombarded with "How could you write that? That is so mean!" Type comments. Not cool. I said something along the lines of "It is a great start, but maybe put a little more time into having the pictures be clearer...?" Sigh. Anyway.

I dislike the 'kiddie, middie' type threads. If the kids can't handle talking about 'adult' topics, perhaps they should make a whole new forum? Perhaps a chat room? Where they can type 'word.' as a post. (Haha-*Katie*). I think that one reason I don't like the kiddie threads is that I have to search through pages to find something of value. I just post on the regular (?) threads..if that is what I should call them? Not really sure what to call them..

If you're not a 'kiddie', or a 'middie', or whatever (I want to say 'Oldie' but that seems offensive somehow!), then stay out of those threads, stay with people your own age, who will post in a way you will enjoy.
Are you saying that kiddies stay in kiddies, middies in middies, etc?
If so, then I disagree. I strongly dislike posting in the kiddies thread. I can't stand the constant star-posting. (NOT to say that all kiddies do that.) I'm not trying to be mean, just simply opinion stating.

Sorry if I am sounding like a snob. Just thought I'd put my two cents in.

yes, I definitely agree!  Haha, though I don't always do well with change--I like having everything stay the same, so when people stat abusing the rules and saying they are allowed to, it bugs me.  haha, but I don't know how much has changed because I haven't been on here since the 22nd? 23rd?? either way, its been a while and maybe eveyone has "matured" and gotten away from star posting. :)
haha, probably too optomisitc, though I'm really happy to see its not only me who thinks this stuff.

Hi Mela,

I did post a polite reminder message in that thread yesterday. I'll give it a day or so and see if it helps at all. Then we can move forward from there. ;)

~Heidi
Thanks a lot Heidi! :)

:celebrate: I hope everyone's New Year was GREAT and you are having and awesome 2007!! :D :celebrate:

I did reply to your post Heidi, and I would like to say, I rarely star post in the Younger Fans Thread. I am glad that I am not the only one who realizes the constant star posting, and I also think it needs to stop.

Hi Melanie! I did reply to your post, and I see your point. I would not like to be added into that group of star posters, you said that we are ALL ignoring your posts, when really, I've replied to all of your posts on that issue.

:( I'm sorry!  yes, you have listened to what I said and as I recall have never really star posted on the "kiddies" thread.  So I'm sorry if you felt I included you in the "ALL".  lol, like my dad said "never say always or never" :)



EDIT: ERRR...ok, so I just went to the "kiddies" thread...yeah, I see no difference. (yes, i only looked at the last two pages), but one girl congratulated everyone on their post count---hello!  They have high post counts because they have been star posting!   "night, ttyl" is NOT a post for the org forum, its for a chat room or IM.   ok sorry, rant done.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 03, 2007, 01:29:45 pm
I don't know if I can exactly weigh in since I'm not a kiddie in any way shape or form......but it my opinion if it continues to be abused and used like a chat room, shouldn't it be closed?  There is no place for one word post convo's on the org! 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on January 03, 2007, 01:40:20 pm
I don't know if I can exactly weigh in since I'm not a kiddie in any way shape or form......but it my opinion if it continues to be abused and used like a chat room, shouldn't it be closed?  There is no place for one word post convo's on the org! 
But the thing with closing the thread.. wouldn't they just try and create a new one? or even possibly move on to another one? like the time last year when the SPREES thread was the major target for the small posts. (Long time no chat Melissa! lol)

Mela, I have also noticed that there hasn't been a difference in the Kiddies thread.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 03, 2007, 01:40:48 pm
I don't know if I can exactly weigh in since I'm not a kiddie in any way shape or form......but it my opinion if it continues to be abused and used like a chat room, shouldn't it be closed?  There is no place for one word post convo's on the org! 

I posted a follow-up to my original request.  We'll see if it helps.  If not, further action will be taken.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 04, 2007, 01:27:28 pm
I don't know if I can exactly weigh in since I'm not a kiddie in any way shape or form......but it my opinion if it continues to be abused and used like a chat room, shouldn't it be closed?  There is no place for one word post convo's on the org! 

I posted a follow-up to my original request.  We'll see if it helps.  If not, further action will be taken.

~Heidi
I hope you didn't mind my comments Heidi, it just seemed logical to me....but I do understand the downside to it!  In response it might have to change a few other threads that are similiar like the Middies, etc....[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 04, 2007, 02:08:09 pm
This may seem a little harsh, but it will definitely help to clean up the bord.

We have most all the threads we need, and yes some people have great idea's for new threads, but if it does get closed (because it seems they haven't paied attention to your second warning either heidi :( (according to kamibeaR)) and to prevent them from opening new thread--plus this will help on all those random threads people get, and force people to actually use the Q&A thread instead of opening new posts. ;) lol, is you know how on the season's boards and the fun and games board only heidi or a mod can open new threads....I think that should be on all the borads for previous reasons stated.  I think it'd help a lot too.  Just a though!

haha tomorrow is friday!!! :D yeah!  Thanks for all your work Heidi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 04, 2007, 03:49:48 pm
know how on the season's boards and the fun and games board only heidi or a mod can open new threads...
I didn't know that, is that true.  Only a mod or Heidi can open a new thread on the game thread?  That could be an interesting role, but it could be a lot of work for Heidi and the mods.  It made me think of one would need a certain key or code from Heidi/Mods before opening a new thread, kind of like approval to do so....but then that would be a LOT of oversight and time that I don't think they want.

haha tomorrow is friday!!! :D yeah!  Thanks for all your work Heidi!
Ditto, you're the BEST HEIDI!

[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on January 04, 2007, 04:13:08 pm
Hi Melanie! I did reply to your post, and I see your point. I would not like to be added into that group of star posters, you said that we are ALL ignoring your posts, when really, I've replied to all of your posts on that issue.
:( I'm sorry! yes, you have listened to what I said and as I recall have never really star posted on the "kiddies" thread. So I'm sorry if you felt I included you in the "ALL". lol, like my dad said "never say always or never" :)
It's okay. :) (Turn that frown upside down lol) I just don't like to be put into that category. I've repeatedly reminded them to try and keep their posts two or three sentences minimum, but...they make it seem as if I'm asking to write a short novel, is it really that hard? Seriously, if you can't think of two sentences...(This might seem harsh) but go back to kindergarden already! ::) I'm thinking of not posting in the "kiddies" thread anymore, I don't see any sort of improvement, and I don't think there will be. I suggest closing the "kiddies" thread temporarily, so that they see how big of an issue it is.
EDIT: ERRR...ok, so I just went to the "kiddies" thread...yeah, I see no difference. (yes, i only looked at the last two pages), but one girl congratulated everyone on their post count---hello! They have high post counts because they have been star posting! "night, ttyl" is NOT a post for the org forum, its for a chat room or IM. ok sorry, rant done.
Ugh, I can't stand that! The two word posts, annoy me the most, can they really think of nothing else to say? If that's all they can come up with, then why not PM it to that person!? Also, I don't congratulate people on their post count if all they do is star post (lol), they don't deserve my congratulations. :D[/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on January 04, 2007, 04:33:24 pm
Is this a problem in the other 'off topic' threads too??
Most of the time in the singles and middy threads that I post in, there's usually long posts, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit I did the occasional 'Goodnight everyone!' type post, is that a problem, if the rest of your posts are more in depth?
I feel that if there's off topic 'talk' type threads there will always be a few two word posts is it that big of a deal?? (I haven't been in the Kiddies thread, so I don't really know how bad it is there) Or is the problem more that the 'kiddies' are constantly posting two word posts? Could it just be some thing from that age group? That can't really be fixed??


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on January 05, 2007, 10:21:33 am
I don't mean to generalize or sterotype here by any means...but could it be that the age difference is just the key?? In the off-topic threads I post in there doesn't seem to be much star posting going on...more double posting actually. The appreciation threads contain more start posting sometimes than the off-topic threads. I've actually started doing discussion starters (questions or thought provoking themes/ situations) for people to respond to, in effort of keeping the appreciation threads new and fresh and on track...NOT that I'm any great being or anything! Just an idea I had when going into the various thread and finding the same thing being said over and over again. It stlil happens but at least people are trying to be creative most of the time!

I just think that people don't understand that even in the off-topic threads, it's not to be used a chat type thread. And as I've found through time living on earth...people will read what they want just like selective hearing where they will hear what they wish...so no matter how many times one is told something, if they don't want to have it, they won't. Unfortunately, that's probably the case in this situation...and it isn't just an age thing in regards to that.

I didn't mean to 'intrude' on a conversation just now! I just thought of this while reading through this recent posts here! So sorry to interfere! Thanks for listening~


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: logansLover on January 05, 2007, 12:44:55 pm
Ok, so yeah, the star posting is a major problem, and yes, I am guilty of it too. But lately, I am having more of a problem with people being both on the org and another thing, such as Aim, Msn, and others, posting in them, and then comming on to the thread and saying " OMG! That is Hilarious!" And such. They are only posting things like that as their reactions to the things said on aim. I really find it difucult to have to scrool down thru all the crap just to find someone willing to answer a recent post that has substance.  I think that is just as much a problem as the star posting, and the double posting.  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on January 05, 2007, 01:47:05 pm
Since we're talking about when we dislike about posts, does anyone else, it may just be me, but does anyone feel a little put out when people post things like 'Kate, answer my pm', or 'I'm sending you a pm now'. I think that the whole point is that they're private, and I feel that by saying that in a thread, you're kind of rubbing everyone in the thread's nose in the fact that you have something to say that you can't say in front of them.
I may just be being over senstiive or something.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 05, 2007, 01:59:39 pm
Ok, so yeah, the star posting is a major problem, and yes, I am guilty of it too. But lately, I am having more of a problem with people being both on the org and another thing, such as Aim, Msn, and others, posting in them, and then comming on to the thread and saying " OMG! That is Hilarious!" And such. They are only posting things like that as their reactions to the things said on aim. I really find it difucult to have to scrool down thru all the crap just to find someone willing to answer a recent post that has substance. I think that is just as much a problem as the star posting, and the double posting.  
haha yeah, but things like "OMG! THat is Hilarious!" are concidered star posting because it doesn't have much relavince and is extreamly short...so yeah, what you have a problem with is what we all do. ;)
 ^(btw, I LOVE you sig!!! haha great movies!!)
I didn't mean to 'intrude' on a conversation just now! I just thought of this while reading through this recent posts here! So sorry to interfere! Thanks for listening~[/color]
haha by no means are you intruding!  lol everyone's input is ALWAYS welcome, and I love seeing how so many of us all agree on this topic.  I just really hope it can stop.  I don't like change much, so I want it to be like it was a year ago, but I know change happens and there are like 3000 more people now. lol

The younger people have to learn that there are rules and people who's main language is not english and that they have to put their AIM talking aside and write in full sentences and have some meaning to their posts; this is not a chat room, that is what PM's are for--or AIM.

Since we're talking about when we dislike about posts, does anyone else, it may just be me, but does anyone feel a little put out when people post things like 'Kate, answer my pm', or 'I'm sending you a pm now'. I think that the whole point is that they're private, and I feel that by saying that in a thread, you're kind of rubbing everyone in the thread's nose in the fact that you have something to say that you can't say in front of them.
I may just be being over senstiive or something.
yeah--sometimes it is ok, but I know what you mean.  Because then it might even get others thinking--what are they talking about--why am I not included--and stuff like that.  But sometimes it can be okay.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on January 05, 2007, 02:07:37 pm
Since we're talking about when we dislike about posts, does anyone else, it may just be me, but does anyone feel a little put out when people post things like 'Kate, answer my pm', or 'I'm sending you a pm now'. I think that the whole point is that they're private, and I feel that by saying that in a thread, you're kind of rubbing everyone in the thread's nose in the fact that you have something to say that you can't say in front of them.
I may just be being over senstiive or something.

Yup, sommetimes it does get annoying. But in some cases it's needed, like when the thread is going off topic.

We should take this to the star posting thread, right?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: GilmoreGirls4evr on January 05, 2007, 06:02:03 pm
Ok, I'm a kiddie. It is hard to post these long things! I mean we are not trying to make this a chat room.  

Ugh, I can't stand that! The two word posts, annoy me the most, can they really think of nothing else to say? If that's all they can come up with, then why not PM it to that person!? Also, I don't congratulate people on their post count if all they do is star post (lol), they don't deserve my congratulations. :D[/color]

And we can't really go around PMing everyone that is on. Threre is a lot of people on at a time. Again it is hard to post LONG things. And why is it such a big deal. I'm sorry, but we are "kids" and it hard to break a habbit. So please don't make this a bigger deal than it really is. Sorry we can not all post like Brenda. These long things. I'm sorry, I had to post this. And most of you don't even post in there anyway.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 05, 2007, 07:33:00 pm
Ok, I'm a kiddie. It is hard to post these long things! I mean we are not trying to make this a chat room.  

Ugh, I can't stand that! The two word posts, annoy me the most, can they really think of nothing else to say? If that's all they can come up with, then why not PM it to that person!? Also, I don't congratulate people on their post count if all they do is star post (lol), they don't deserve my congratulations. :D[/color]

And we can't really go around PMing everyone that is on. Threre is a lot of people on at a time. Again it is hard to post LONG things. And why is it such a big deal. I'm sorry, but we are "kids" and it hard to break a habbit. So please don't make this a bigger deal than it really is. Sorry we can not all post like Brenda. These long things. I'm sorry, I had to post this. And most of you don't even post in there anyway.
yes, but this forum has been around for 6 years with these rules that everyone in the past for the most part was able to follow.  some habits need to be broken.  You need to be able to switch from AIM talk to different talk, like say ORG talk especally if you plan to excell in school and make good impressions on people.  I hope I'm not sounding rude or anything!  But also, I think part of the problem is that you don't see it as a problem and think its just fine.  Other places, yeah, it probably is, but here everone has worked extreamly hard (ESPECALLY Heidi) to make this a super wonderful place to have GG discussions and meet new people in the process. 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on January 05, 2007, 11:31:52 pm
Since we're talking about when we dislike about posts, does anyone else, it may just be me, but does anyone feel a little put out when people post things like 'Kate, answer my pm', or 'I'm sending you a pm now'. I think that the whole point is that they're private, and I feel that by saying that in a thread, you're kind of rubbing everyone in the thread's nose in the fact that you have something to say that you can't say in front of them.
I may just be being over senstiive or something.
Nono, I feel that it doesn't make sense to say these things either, well at least the latter... "Answer my PM" I can understand. Though, I usually don't care if people do have to use PM to keep it private from my eyes(and especially the public) because I understand the different levels of privacy.

We should take this to the star posting thread, right?
I'd just like to say that Marian brings up a really good point, previously there was no other place to talk about this, but now that there is a star-posting thread we should give Heidi back her thread.. :)

You need to be able to switch from AIM talk to different talk, like say ORG talk especally if you plan to excell in school and make good impressions on people.
I was thinking the exact same thing, not to insult and say that they don't have the ability to be successful in formal matters, but this is pretty important. With all the things in our current day and age teenagers are evidently losing language skills, and one of the factors people seem to use in explaining this is the type of conversations on the internet. I feel it is great that we are able to talk in coherent language here while still being able to type informally(with slang or acronyms), it's the best of both worlds. We all have very informal speech that we use at least once in a while, but we can all use formal language when it's necessary.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on January 07, 2007, 05:32:05 am
Blah. If you can't follow the rules, I say then the thread should be closed. I don't think the "Oh, I'm younger than you so I can't put my thoughts into long posts" excuse should cut it. The kiddies can start their own whole forum if you ask me, and stop posting on the ORG, unless they are going to post something of value, or even something longer then "lol". You don't have to post long 2 page posts, but you can post something important, and "hah your soo funnny!!!!!!!" is not.
I am angry this morning if you all can't tell.  :-\


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on January 07, 2007, 09:16:10 am
Blah. If you can't follow the rules, I say then the thread should be closed. I don't think the "Oh, I'm younger than you so I can't put my thoughts into long posts" excuse should cut it. The kiddies can start their own whole forum if you ask me, and stop posting on the ORG, unless they are going to post something of value, or even something longer then "lol". You don't have to post long 2 page posts, but you can post something important, and "hah your soo funnny!!!!!!!" is not.
I am angry this morning if you all can't tell. :-\
haha completly understandable.  I don't want to be mean or anything, but I tend to agree with you.  Personally I don't think 10 year olds should be on forums in the internet to begin with, they should be outside socializing and playing in the neighborhood and stuff rather then sitting at home on the internet where there are so many phsyco-pathic 40-year-old men who pretend to be 15 to seduce little kids.  Discusting and crazy, but it happens.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on January 08, 2007, 11:47:30 am
Hey, I  had an idea, I don't know if it's viable or not, but hey.
I know that on some forums, there's an option to have a chat room, as part of the forum. If it's an option here, perhaps you could get it up and running, and try and get all the offending kiddies to chat there. That way they won't be star posting, cuz they won't be posting at all.
But they'll still get to be all together.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 09, 2007, 09:07:50 am
Hmph :( My previous post just went bye, bye :P

Well...
We already have a Chat room (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/chat/chat1.html) on the main page. But noone knows.
Heidi. Maybe you could make a clear link on top of the Forum main page? Maybe that would help. I know the board have been there at least for one and a half year by now.
And I actually think it have broaken within the last 4 months. I cant get it to work now :-[ I guess it's me, forgetting how, somehow. Well, I guess it's needed with a working room :D So... take a look.

Your ider are great Kate. Noone knows about that chatroom. I guess people should visit the wonderfun fanpage more *kissing up to the leadership* ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 11, 2007, 11:28:48 am
Hello all,

I wanted to share a quick update as to where I'm at. 

Fear not, Project Masterplan is still very high on my list of things to do/review.  In fact, it's #3 and is only eclipsed by #1 (backing up all of GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum) and #2 (completing a small update for GilmoreGirls.org).

For the record, I backup both GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum regularly, but as far as GilmoreGirls.org (the site) is concerned I usually backup 'this part' one week and 'that part' next week.  For #1 on my list of things to do, I'm backing up everything at once.  It's an easy process, but does take a bit of time because I have to download six years worth of files.  The ORG Forum is backed up in its entirety every week.

Nothing prompted this urge to save all of ORG's data other than it was a thought that popped into my mind recently.  It's one of those tasks that I feel really compelled to accomplish and I won't be satisfied until it's done ... so I might as well do it. ;)

That's what's new in my ORG world.

~Heidi 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on January 11, 2007, 09:42:05 pm
Nothing prompted this urge to save all of ORG's data other than it was a thought that popped into my mind recently.
  ~Heidi 


You were just sitting around twiddling your thumbs weren't you Heidi :D ;).  You thought, hmmm not much happening at the moment think I'll kill a bit of time and back up absolutely everything!!!! :o 

I'd love to know where you find all the time Heidi.  Oh, wait a minute.  That's right.  You only sleep for 4 hours a night, don't you :)

Thanks as always Heidi
Cheers
Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 11, 2007, 09:54:59 pm
Nothing prompted this urge to save all of ORG's data other than it was a thought that popped into my mind recently.
  ~Heidi 


You were just sitting around twiddling your thumbs weren't you Heidi :D ;).  You thought, hmmm not much happening at the moment think I'll kill a bit of time and back up absolutely everything!!!! :o 

I'd love to know where you find all the time Heidi.  Oh, wait a minute.  That's right.  You only sleep for 4 hours a night, don't you :)

Thanks as always Heidi
Cheers
Caryn
xxx :-*

Heh, well, I was actually in bed and trying to go to sleep when the thought came to me.  It was one of those instances when you feel the urge to do something now.  Does that make sense?  I'm not alone, right?  I had to force myself to actually go to sleep and not do it at that moment (it was already late and I had to get up early).  So, I spent yesterday preparing for the backup and I actually completed 96% of it today.  I've almost knocked #1 off my list.

Yay.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on January 11, 2007, 10:04:48 pm
Haha I just read that response out to my hubby, who is in constant battle with me to 'turn my brain off' of an evening and just relax and go to sleep, purely so he would know that it is not just me that does it.  I told him all women with important stuff to manage such as their babies (ok mine are actual kids and yours is this wonderful little creation, but you get my drift), probably have this as a common trait.  He just sighed and asked if your spontaneous late night thought processes included everybody else in the bed staying awake while you tossed and turned.... :D

He's getting a bit personal isn't he ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lovefiend on January 12, 2007, 03:29:13 am
Quote
It was one of those instances when you feel the urge to do something now.  Does that make sense?  I'm not alone, right?  I had to force myself to actually go to sleep and not do it at that moment

I get that!! I t hought I was the only one! I wrote like, all of my essays, most of my poems and have tidied out my entire room during various non-sleep bouts of spontanious thought.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Southern Lorelai on January 12, 2007, 09:50:33 am
Heidi,

I don't know you, but I just want to say thanks so much for creating this site and forum... what you do is greatly appreciated! It is so good for me, who is juggling between work, school, piano, and planning a wedding to take some time for myslef and poke around here a bit.

I travel a lot for piano performances, and it never fails that I will pull up the ORG and poke around. This is just great!

I also know how it is to only get 4 hours of sleep... I work 41 hours a week, and I take 14 hours worth of school classes... mostly at night... then I have to factor in my piano schedule and the *wedding*  :wall: GG is the only show on TV that I watch... I tape it, and watch it before I go to bed on Tuesdays!

So, in short, thanks for all that you do... I really appreciate it! You are just awesome!

Ashlee Gravois, from Louisiana - 21 years old  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on January 12, 2007, 10:48:21 am
I don't know if I can exactly weigh in since I'm not a kiddie in any way shape or form......but it my opinion if it continues to be abused and used like a chat room, shouldn't it be closed?  There is no place for one word post convo's on the org! 

about this whole kiddie thread business: i am a kiddie, but have stopped posting there (i only post occasionally there) because it has become into a star post thread...the spree thread also once turned into a star post thread..but we were able to change that..and i would be glad if we could change the kiddie thread into a normal thread again, because i am 2 years too young for the 19-30's thread....so i have no real age thread to write in...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: gilmoreren on January 12, 2007, 01:13:52 pm
I know I'm a newbie but I've been on many forums in my time...

the kiddie sections can get out of hand but i do think they need to be included and to have some support/encouragement from us older folks. Its a tough balance isn't it?

I'm liking the forum so far, well done Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on January 12, 2007, 09:32:31 pm
  Janich said something about the chat room and I thought it was a great idea, but for some reason my computer is having trouble with it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: gilmoreren on January 13, 2007, 03:43:52 am
  Janich said something about the chat room and I thought it was a great idea, but for some reason my computer is having trouble with it.

you're not alone. my PC doesn't like it either


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 13, 2007, 03:28:09 pm
Haha I just read that response out to my hubby, who is in constant battle with me to 'turn my brain off' of an evening and just relax and go to sleep, purely so he would know that it is not just me that does it.  I told him all women with important stuff to manage such as their babies (ok mine are actual kids and yours is this wonderful little creation, but you get my drift), probably have this as a common trait.  He just sighed and asked if your spontaneous late night thought processes included everybody else in the bed staying awake while you tossed and turned.... :D

He's getting a bit personal isn't he ;)
I feel your pain, but I'm doing much better at that.  I went thru a period where I was horrible at that, and one thing that worked for me sometimes was to have notebook beside my bed and write down everything that I thought of that needed to be done etc.....so I could get it all off my chest! Now, I've been able to calm down and relax so that I can sleep better, but whenever my mind is racing I try to do that mentally or physically.

WOW, backing up the entire org, that's amazing!  Way to work Heidi!  Thanks again!

About the kiddies thread, is it getting any better?  I just can't believe that it was somewhat recently created and they almost have as many pages as the spree thread, that has been around for A LONG time.....I can't imagine that, it's gotta still be quite full of short short short posts![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on January 13, 2007, 08:19:05 pm
Janich said something about the chat room and I thought it was a great idea, but for some reason my computer is having trouble with it.

you're not alone. my PC doesn't like it either
Same with me. I press the Chat place and something pops up and I click 'RUN'. Then, there's this X at the upper left side of the thing. I think my computer's just stupid.  :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 13, 2007, 11:58:19 pm
Janich said something about the chat room and I thought it was a great idea, but for some reason my computer is having trouble with it.

you're not alone. my PC doesn't like it either
Same with me. I press the Chat place and something pops up and I click 'RUN'. Then, there's this X at the upper left side of the thing. I think my computer's just stupid.  :P

My apologies everyone.  That is briz0ken.  For now I've switched the URL to just point to the ORG Forum, but I'll see what I can do about fixing it.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 14, 2007, 01:29:26 pm
Hello all,

I wanted to share a quick update as to where I'm at. 

Fear not, Project Masterplan is still very high on my list of things to do/review.  In fact, it's #3 and is only eclipsed by #1 (backing up all of GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum) and #2 (completing a small update for GilmoreGirls.org).

For the record, I backup both GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum regularly, but as far as GilmoreGirls.org (the site) is concerned I usually backup 'this part' one week and 'that part' next week.  For #1 on my list of things to do, I'm backing up everything at once.  It's an easy process, but does take a bit of time because I have to download six years worth of files.  The ORG Forum is backed up in its entirety every week.

Nothing prompted this urge to save all of ORG's data other than it was a thought that popped into my mind recently.  It's one of those tasks that I feel really compelled to accomplish and I won't be satisfied until it's done ... so I might as well do it. ;)

That's what's new in my ORG world.

~Heidi 


Number 1 on my 'to do' list has been completed.  GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum have been totally backed up and the files are now stored in multiple locations for safe keeping.  I even burned them to DVDs and put the DVDs in my fire-proof safe in the event of a total computer meltdown.

Number 2 on the list is about 50% complete.  I'm not looking to update GilmoreGirls.org majorly before I move on to Project Masterplan, but I would like to get a few more updates online.

Things are moving along ...

~Heidi 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: *Katie* on January 14, 2007, 06:38:04 pm
Alright Heidi! Number one is done! That is exciting. Come on hackers, try us now!

I am sure there is not, but let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

Thank you soooo much for everything you do. This is an amazing site, with an amazing admin.

Lots of hugs and appreciation,
Katie


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 16, 2007, 11:54:29 pm
Special request!

Is anyone out there in GilmoreGirls.org land willing to send me a postcard?  I'll send you one in return.  Trades-ies!

But there's a catch.  The postcard that you send me must be either 5 inches wide or 5 inches tall.  It can even be a 5 in. x 5 in. square.

Any takers?  Fun and frivolous.  Yay.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 17, 2007, 12:26:45 am
Sounds interesting, Heidi :) But tell us, what is the need for 5" (12,5cm.)?
Well, I'm still thinking ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 12:43:41 am
Sounds interesting, Heidi :) But tell us, what is the need for 5" (12,5cm.)?
Well, I'm still thinking ;)

Yes, 5 inches = 12.7 centimeters. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on January 17, 2007, 12:57:49 am
Special request!

Is anyone out there in GilmoreGirls.org land willing to send me a postcard?  I'll send you one in return.  Trades-ies!

But there's a catch.  The postcard that you send me must be either 5 inches wide or 5 inches tall.  It can even be a 5 in. x 5 in. square.

Any takers?  Fun and frivolous.  Yay.

~Heidi

Hmmmm, some kind of international scavenger hunt????

You do realise you will be inundated with postcards from all over this great globe of ours, don't you?

Does another aussie one interest you, or would you prefer a different location.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 17, 2007, 01:10:59 am
Sounds interesting, Heidi :) But tell us, what is the need for 5" (12,5cm.)?
Well, I'm still thinking ;)

Yes, 5 inches = 12.7 centimeters. ;)

~Heidi
Hmm... that must be American ;D The inch I know is 2.4 somethin, somethin, somethin :D So it would be less, actually.
O well... what do you need it for? ;)

Ps.
Good to have the measurement in cm. That's the same all over the globe.

Pps.
Is it important that is is precise? :-\


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 17, 2007, 02:37:23 am
Heidi, I'm gonna go and look for a 5 inch postcard. But I'll have to take a ruler with me. Does it have to exact 12,7 cm, or would be 12,6 cm or 12,8 cm still okay. ;)

Btw, I love the poll. :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 02:42:27 am
Hmmmm, some kind of international scavenger hunt????

You do realise you will be inundated with postcards from all over this great globe of ours, don't you?

Does another aussie one interest you, or would you prefer a different location.

No scavenger hunt of any kind ... just me asking for a random reason. 

One of my pet peeves regarding today's technology is that most electronics come with some kind of indicator light that lets you know your device is plugged in.  For example, in my room alone all of the following have little lights that glow when plugged in ... TV, DVD player, cable box, radio, computer, computer speakers, cable modem, router, phone, clock, etc.  (All of these items have lights that glow all the time.  Not just when 'on', but also when simply plugged into the wall.)  Now, I don't know about you guys, but I like to sleep in the dark ... not some neon lit room with green and orange lights (some of which blink).  In order to remedy this problem, I've placed electrical tape over most of the lights which works well, but can be kind of unsightly.   

Here's were the postcard comes in!  I have two monitors in my room (yes, I am that geeky) and each monitor has a fairly prominent blue light right smack in the center.  And ... I just can't take it anymore.  The easy answer would be to just cover the light with more tape, but that's not fun to look at.  Instead, I'd like to simply lean a pretty postcard over the light.  Ta da.  (So, I guess I could use two postcards.)  They don't need to be exactly 5 inches ... 5 to 5.5 inches would also work.

Do you think I'm crazy yet?  Good.

Heidi, I'm gonna go and look for a 5 inch postcard. But I'll have to take a ruler with me. Does it have to exact 12,7 cm, or would be 12,6 cm or 12,8 cm still okay. ;)

Btw, I love the poll. :D

Thanks Fanny!  It doesn't have to be perfect, just close.  And I'm glad you like my poll!

~Heidi
 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 17, 2007, 02:48:55 am
Hehe, that's funny. But my ex-roommate had the same problem. She had always put a book in front of the clock on her videorecorder. I actually like the little lights in my room. I can't sleep when it's too dark.

I have found a postcard of Washington DC which is 5 inches high. ;D I'm not sure if we have that format in Germany (the biggest I have found is 12,3 cm), but it's a fun thing to look for.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 03:05:34 am
Hehe, that's funny. But my ex-roommate had the same problem. She had always put a book in front of the clock on her videorecorder. I actually like the little lights in my room. I can't sleep when it's too dark.

I have found a postcard of Washington DC which is 5 inches high. ;D I'm not sure if we have that format in Germany (the biggest I have found is 12,3 cm), but it's a fun thing to look for.

I appreciate you looking, but I don't want anyone to go to great lengths searching.  Though, if you really don't mind ... search away!

And again, I promise to return the favor for anyone who sends me a postcard.   :celebrate:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 17, 2007, 03:08:48 am
I know this one shop that has lots of postcard in different sizes. It's the same shop where I bought the one from the World Cup I sent you. I need to get out of the house anyway, because the noise of the construction works at my house it driving me nuts.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 03:14:51 am
I know this one shop that has lots of postcard in different sizes. It's the same shop where I bought the one from the World Cup I sent you. I need to get out of the house anyway, because the noise of the construction works at my house it driving me nuts.

I have the World Cup one right in front of me!  Willkommen!  It's 4.5 inches tall.  Hehehe.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 17, 2007, 04:53:01 am
I didn't find a card in the right size. They are all only 12 cm.  :-\


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on January 17, 2007, 05:03:46 am
heidi i will look what i can find..but it will be difficult to get an exact one...have you already got an Austrian post card at home?

i also love the poll, by the way


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 17, 2007, 11:17:20 am
Ok, Heidi :) I don't get why they absolutely have to be on, yet I will look for a postcard that fit your discription :)
O, and I have my computer on most of the time too, when I'm home - even sleeping. But if it was a problem I wouldn't at night ;)

... why do you have two monitors on at the same time? :) I get so confused sometimes. But I'm pritty non-teck :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 02:25:38 pm
... why do you have two monitors on at the same time? :) I get so confused sometimes. But I'm pritty non-teck :D

Well, depending on how you set up the two monitors it can greatly increase your computer's desktop space.  For example, I can have Outlook open checking for e-mail on one monitor and I can surf the Net on my other monitor.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on January 17, 2007, 03:10:20 pm
Hey Heidi! Um..yeah. I hate the lights always being on in my room. Everything is covered, with hockey stick tape. Pink.  :P I even put tape on my clock, and don't know what time it is unless I look at my phone. I have to take it off everytime I want to switch the alarm...but whatever you all don't need to hear this. I'll stop now.
Here's what you should hear:
1.) I am not joining the great postcard hunt. :( I live in town just outside of Albany, New York. Who wants a postcard from here? I don't even know if there are anypostcards in the town.
2.) Great poll. I love it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 17, 2007, 03:32:09 pm
Hey Heidi! Um..yeah. I hate the lights always being on in my room. Everything is covered, with hockey stick tape. Pink.  :P I even put tape on my clock, and don't know what time it is unless I look at my phone. I have to take it off everytime I want to switch the alarm...but whatever you all don't need to hear this. I'll stop now.
Here's what you should hear:
1.) I am not joining the great postcard hunt. :( I live in town just outside of Albany, New York. Who wants a postcard from here? I don't even know if there are anypostcards in the town.
2.) Great poll. I love it.

I completely understand about your clock situation.  My cable box has a clock on it, but it shines bright red ... so that's obviously covered.  I could use the clock on my cellphone, but when that's being charged at night, it also glows ... so that's placed face down.  I finally found a really cheap travel clock that I use now.  To see what time it is I have to press a button on it and it lights up only then.

Life is hard. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 19, 2007, 04:38:06 pm
One of my pet peeves regarding today's technology is that most electronics come with some kind of indicator light that lets you know your device is plugged in.  For example, in my room alone all of the following have little lights that glow when plugged in ... TV, DVD player, cable box, radio, computer, computer speakers, cable modem, router, phone, clock, etc.  (All of these items have lights that glow all the time.  Not just when 'on', but also when simply plugged into the wall.)  Now, I don't know about you guys, but I like to sleep in the dark ... not some neon lit room with green and orange lights (some of which blink).  In order to remedy this problem, I've placed electrical tape over most of the lights which works well, but can be kind of unsightly.   

Here's were the postcard comes in!  I have two monitors in my room (yes, I am that geeky) and each monitor has a fairly prominent blue light right smack in the center.  And ... I just can't take it anymore.  The easy answer would be to just cover the light with more tape, but that's not fun to look at.  Instead, I'd like to simply lean a pretty postcard over the light.  Ta da.  (So, I guess I could use two postcards.)  They don't need to be exactly 5 inches ... 5 to 5.5 inches would also work.

Do you think I'm crazy yet?  Good.

First of all I LOVE Heidi rants and I love the poll too!  I'm guessing they are all true!  But, I have a non tape/postcard solution!  Why not sleep with an sleepmask? 8)  I've suffered from light sensitivity at some times of my life and whenever I have a migraine, the last thing I want to see is any speck of light.  I have quite a handful of sleepmasks and in the bath section of Target you can get a relatively cheap mask / satin immitation sleep mask.  Give it a try?

However if you're still interested in postcards the teacher I work with has some cool connections.  The past week she had our student write postcards and she got the cards from a friend who works in marketing.  They are these promotional fashion cards from Japan I believe, some were quite strange...but they were big!  [/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on January 19, 2007, 08:08:59 pm
Why not sleep with an sleepmask? 8) 

Heh ;D.  You're such a practical gal Melissa!!!  You know I once tried the whole sleepmask thing, just because they look cool, but I'm such a restless sleeper that I nearly choked myself :P :-[.  I kinda realised that I can fall asleep no matter the light, for me it was all about clearing the head space.  I like that 'write it down' idea of yours though, and I may just give it a go.  Thanks hun.  BTW did I mention how much I love you?!? ;) (see midwest thread).


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 20, 2007, 03:26:00 am
Why not sleep with an sleepmask?

If I used a sleepmask, I'm pretty sure that every time I'd wake up during the night that there would be half a second where I thought I'd gone blind.

I'm half kidding and half being serious.

I don't know if wearing the mask would be worth that half second of trama every night.  Hehe. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on January 20, 2007, 10:52:24 am
  Or you could wear some sun glasses when you sleep-jk
  Anyways, I've been searching online and those 5" cards are hard to find.  I do have a couple, but they are my boyfriends collectibles-he protects them well and if he ever found out they were missing he would cry. :'(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on January 20, 2007, 12:21:11 pm
Heidi, are you gonna PM us your address? I'm having trouble finding a 5" postcard... Oh well, I'll keep looking. :) And I know how you can return the favor... you can send me a PICTURE of you! ;D Sorry... I'm pretty much obsessed with this stuff.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 20, 2007, 04:56:37 pm
Quote
Caryn
"You're such a practical gal Melissa!!!  You know I once tried the whole sleepmask thing, just because they look cool, but I'm such a restless sleeper that I nearly choked myself  "
I guess practical is one way and another is just realistic, it's the only way I'd have survived some of those headaches. I know what you mean, I've always been lucky that I wear the mask like a hair band, so it would fall backwards under my hair and not on my heck.

Quote
Caryn
" I like that 'write it down' idea of yours though, and I may just give it a go.  Thanks hun.  BTW did I mention how much I love you?!?  (see midwest thread)."
Ah, give it a try.  It has helped me.  Ah, gee thanks!  Just next time give me a heads up before you skip the country!

Quote
Heidi
"If I used a sleepmask, I'm pretty sure that every time I'd wake up during the night that there would be half a second where I thought I'd gone blind."
Ahh, I still think you should give it a try.  Or do you have an option of putting your electronics in another room, some sleep therapists recommend having all of that 'distracting stuff' in another room.  Though I have to admit, I'm quite jealous that you have two monitors!  When I do graphic work, the more 'real estate' the better!  My hubby, the computer support guy, has two 19'' monitors and they are so nice![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 20, 2007, 11:14:21 pm
Everyone on the Forum does such a good job of sharing little tid bits about their personal lives, that I figured it was my turn to give a little and share some random items from the world of Heidi.  Now, the chances of you ever seeing an actual photo of me are slim to none.  But I hope you enjoy whatever I find to post.  My goal is to do this semi-regularly (whatever that means), assuming that you all actually want me to continue, heh.  So, here we go ...

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/001.gif - This cute ornament came to me all the way from the land Down Under.  Caryn was kind enough to send me a holiday present which was promptly placed on my Christmas tree.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/002.gif - Mulholland Drive is a fairly famous street in Hollywood.  Depending on what part of the street you're on (it's long) and what direction you're facing, you can see some really amazing views of the Los Angeles area.  This photo is looking toward Studio City.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/003.gif - Sadly, I don't remember where this was taken.  It was either at Griffith Park in Los Angeles or some other local park.  Off in the distance is downtown Los Angeles.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/004.gif - I'm pretty sure this is the best photo I've ever taken.  I'm by no means a photographer, but I think it would make a nice postcard.  (Side note: This and the above photo are very deceptive.  Most of the time, southern California has fairly bad smog.  I just happened to get lucky on two separate days where the sky was actually clear.)

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/005.gif - Big Bear, CA is a mountain/semi-resort town in southern California.  The elevation is 6754 feet which accounts for the clear skies.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/006.gif - Armageddon?  Not quite.  This was taken during my cross country road trip in 2005.  I don't remember what state I was in, but we drove I-70 most of the way.  If I had to guess, I'd say Missouri.

That's all for today.  Thanks for reading. :drink:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on January 21, 2007, 12:07:28 am
Oh Heidi!They're great!
how did you find a pic of Los Angeles with no smog?!?!
Well,when I was in anahiem it rained,so I guess anything is possible now-a-days :D
Really pretty though,suberb.
Its quite different then from up here in North CA though.
Its cooooold here :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: flex151 on January 21, 2007, 12:08:20 am
Is the no picture policy to avoid stalkers? 'Cause I was just kidding, I swear! ;D

This is magical:
(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/002.gif)

I haven't had a chance to travel much to the States. So far I've covered New York, New Jersey, and Florida. I think California will probably be my next trip.

Please do continue sharing!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 21, 2007, 12:23:40 am
Oh Heidi!They're great!
how did you find a pic of Los Angeles with no smog?!?!

You know, I just got lucky.  It was probably windy the day before and that helped move the smog out. 

Is the no picture policy to avoid stalkers? 'Cause I was just kidding, I swear! ;D

Haha, no no.  Nothing like that.

~Heidi :heidi:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lindsay on January 21, 2007, 09:07:08 am
Heidi I really like your pictures. They are great :)
Im gonna see if I can find some postcards (If you are still looking for one)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 21, 2007, 10:08:35 am
Ah, Heidi thanks for sharing some of your incredibly amazing life Heidi!  I showed my hubby(a former OC resident) your Hollywood Picture and he was QUITE impressed of the clear skies.  Personally my favorite was the koala ornament from Caryn, now I just have to say I'm SO JEALOUS!  ;) :-[

When I get back to work on Monday, I shoud be able to add a weird postcard to your collection!  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on January 21, 2007, 11:30:29 am
Ahhhhhh.
Very good pictures though!

Shary!Yay!
CA is cool,I love it here.

I like the ornament!I'm with Melissa on the jealousy. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on January 21, 2007, 01:02:27 pm
Nice pictures Heidi. I must say I myself was impressed with the Hollywood sign one. It is true, very few times do we get clear skys. And you got a gift from Caryn??! I follow along with the jealousy.

And I have to say, I'd like if you continued to post messages like that in the future. :) I actually feel like I've been so absent from the ORG everyone forgets about me.. but the time I'm having at the moment is pretty precious so.. ;) but I still think about all you guys!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 21, 2007, 03:17:25 pm
Thank you to everyone who has commented on my photos.  I'm glad you like them.  Now the pressure's on to see what I can scrounge up for next time, heh.

Regarding my postcard request ... I'll take anything that anyone wants to send.  Ideally, one person will find a postcard that is 5 x something or something x 5, but if you feel like having a postcard exchange where you send me a card and I send you one ... that's fine as well.   Just PM me for the details.

Go team.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on January 21, 2007, 04:39:27 pm
Melissa, Kami and Ali: You mean you didn't receive them?  I'm shocked!!! :o  I mean when I sent them out addressed to "My Favourite Org Members", I was sure that address would suffice :D ;).  Guys I didn't have addresses, or win the lotto so I couldn't, but with those minor details taken care of, be assured you would've made the list.  Anyways, Heidi's was kind of in honour of you all anyhow.  It was attached with a note that thanked Heidi for all her hard work, without which I would never have met such wonderful souls.  So see, it was a gift for the team, Heidi just gets to keep the 'trophy' at her house.  Plus you guys have seen photos, that is a burden Heidi is yet to suffer!!! :D ;)

Heidi, I'm glad you liked it - just a little way to make you think of me a little more often than never ;D.

And can I say your pictures are fantastic, Heidi!!  I can never get night shots to turn out that way.....what am I doing wrong? (and before you ask, yes, I do remove the lens cap ;))

Caryn
 :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on January 21, 2007, 10:17:25 pm
Plus you guys have seen photos, that is a burden Heidi is yet to suffer!!! :D ;)
Wait... what??? :o

I must say Heidi, you are a very good photographer. The last one(with the sunset?) is breathtaking.

Oh I was supposed to look for a postcard at the store the other day, kind of forgot.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 22, 2007, 02:51:14 am
I love GilmoreGirls.org.   :hearts:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 22, 2007, 08:41:54 am
I love GilmoreGirls.org.   :hearts:

Ehm, me too. Did I miss something important?  :o

Btw, the pics you took are great. Against that, Leipzig might be boring.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on January 22, 2007, 11:08:03 am
http://www.gilmoregirls.org/other/heidi/006.gif - Armageddon?  Not quite.  This was taken during my cross country road trip in 2005.  I don't remember what state I was in, but we drove I-70 most of the way.  If I had to guess, I'd say Missouri.

one word: WOW  :what: (a chance to use my favourite smiley)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on January 22, 2007, 11:56:40 am
Heidi- I love that sunset picture. Pretty amazing.

Get any postcards yet? Or are you still suffering from the glow?  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on January 22, 2007, 07:18:16 pm
Heidi- I wish I were as talented as you. My pictures either turn out really blurry, or I forget to turn it on.

AND here's my question...

In Geography, [[at school]] we are making 'postcards' about the Middle East and stuff... it's just a project. And since I can't find any 5" postcards anywhere, is it possible to MAKE the postcard? I'd laminate it and make it actually look and feel like a real postcard. I have absolutely no idea if that will work, though.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 22, 2007, 09:21:17 pm
I love GilmoreGirls.org.   :hearts:

Ehm, me too. Did I miss something important?  :o

Nope.  I just felt like declaring my love. ;)

Get any postcards yet? Or are you still suffering from the glow?  ;)

Nothing yet! 

AND here's my question...

In Geography, [[at school]] we are making 'postcards' about the Middle East and stuff... it's just a project. And since I can't find any 5" postcards anywhere, is it possible to MAKE the postcard? I'd laminate it and make it actually look and feel like a real postcard. I have absolutely no idea if that will work, though.[/color]

Sure, that would be great.  Thanks for thinking of me!

------

On a totally unrelated note, it's currently 3:39am and I'm getting ready for bed.  That's pretty much the norm ... but right now there are 32 users online and no one has posted a message in nearly an hour.  I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.   :'(

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on January 23, 2007, 02:07:00 pm
Kay, thanks Heidi! And you know I always think of you. ;)

Aw, if I knew where you lived, I would be sitting right next to you and crying with you. PEOPLE THESE DAYS!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on January 23, 2007, 04:39:49 pm
Talk about a weird unbalancement (is that even a word?) .. I just saw 89 guests online and only 9 users.

Well the good thing about being on the East coast at the moment is that I get to see the new Gilmoe episode 3 hours earlier than usual! Yay!

Heidi, your randon love declarment for the ORG made me smile. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on January 23, 2007, 08:51:27 pm
------

On a totally unrelated note, it's currently 3:39am and I'm getting ready for bed. That's pretty much the norm ... but right now there are 32 users online and no one has posted a message in nearly an hour. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now. :'(

~Heidi
That might show that the forum have so many great posts on it that people spend time reading them over and over, in joy :) Don't cry, Heidi *hold*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on January 23, 2007, 10:15:46 pm
I agree with what Janich said, especially since I don't feel too good about posting in a thread without spending the time to read all the wonderful posts first. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 25, 2007, 05:33:28 pm
Heidi's postcard count: 1

Thank you, Fanny

And remember, I'm more than happy to return the postcard favor.  Anyone who sends me a card can expect one in return (assuming you want one and provide me with your address). 

Thanks again.

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 26, 2007, 12:52:52 am
Yay. My card was the first one. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on January 26, 2007, 11:01:30 am
Heidi do you still want another postcard or is it already accounted for? I have acquired a postcard that is 5.875" long, I know it's a bit long but it can always be cut to be smaller. =] I also have a 4.625" inches wide postcard, but I'm guessing it will be too short.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 26, 2007, 12:32:09 pm
Heidi do you still want another postcard or is it already accounted for? I have acquired a postcard that is 5.875" long, I know it's a bit long but it can always be cut to be smaller. =] I also have a 4.625" inches wide postcard, but I'm guessing it will be too short.

I would love another postcard!  Thank you.  My preference would be for the 5.875" one. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on January 27, 2007, 05:08:52 pm
I haven't forgotten you, I will be sending you a strange one once I acquire it.  The teacher I work with has incredible contacts, so my goal is to send you the weirdest/most orginal card.  I need to remember to PM you for you Gilmore P.O. Box!

I guess it's only appropriate that Fanny was teh first to send you the card, since she was the original member of the org!;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on January 28, 2007, 02:26:28 pm
I guess it's only appropriate that Fanny was teh first to send you the card, since she was the original member of the org!;)

I was suprised that mine was the first, because I live pretty far away. But I've probably mailed my card earlier than some of the members have seen Heidi's request...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: AussieGGFan on January 29, 2007, 06:33:56 pm
LOL just going through this thread and saw your request Heidi. When i go downtown tomorrow to do some stuff i might have a look around and see what i can find..
Whereabouts are you? Im in Tasmania at the bottom of Australia. We have some pretty nice scenery postcards around here. Gonna be pretty strange walking around with a ruler to measure postcards while im out though lol But the town already knows im weird lol

First time i have posted in this thread anyway,so hi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 29, 2007, 07:06:45 pm
LOL just going through this thread and saw your request Heidi. When i go downtown tomorrow to do some stuff i might have a look around and see what i can find..
Whereabouts are you? Im in Tasmania at the bottom of Australia. We have some pretty nice scenery postcards around here. Gonna be pretty strange walking around with a ruler to measure postcards while im out though lol But the town already knows im weird lol

First time i have posted in this thread anyway,so hi!

Hi there,

Thanks for thinking of me.  I'll take any postcard that you're willing to send. ;)  And ... I live in [normally sunny] southern California. 

~Heidi :heidi:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on January 29, 2007, 08:57:48 pm
Heidi do you still want another postcard or is it already accounted for? I have acquired a postcard that is 5.875" long, I know it's a bit long but it can always be cut to be smaller. =] I also have a 4.625" inches wide postcard, but I'm guessing it will be too short.

I would love another postcard!  Thank you.  My preference would be for the 5.875" one. ;)

~Heidi

You prefer long ones? *stiffles a giggle* Wow, sorry for that, I couldnt help it. I can send you a postcard as punishment if you like but chances are it would be just like Caryns (Koalas, Chairlifts...all that fun stuff!)

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on January 29, 2007, 10:19:53 pm

You prefer long ones? *stiffles a giggle* Wow, sorry for that, I couldnt help it. I can send you a postcard as punishment if you like but chances are it would be just like Caryns (Koalas, Chairlifts...all that fun stuff!)

B xxx

But it'll be special because you sent it!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on January 30, 2007, 08:32:59 am
ok question: i would really like to send a card..can you tell me the size again in cm?

how high and how wide should it be?

although..why do you need more than one? just for the fun of it? cause now your problem is solved i guess


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: AussieGGFan on January 30, 2007, 05:19:32 pm
Hi there,

Thanks for thinking of me. I'll take any postcard that you're willing to send. ;) And ... I live in [normally sunny] southern California.

~Heidi :heidi:

Ahhh i would totally die to live in Cali. Seriously,it is my dream lol
Will have a look later on today when i go to the post office,see what i can find :)
And your welcome! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 01, 2007, 09:37:39 pm
I have a question Heidi.
What's the Great8Mandate? Am I totally clueless not to know this?
It looks great, I'm just curious.

Love,
-A


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 01, 2007, 09:54:39 pm
Hi Ang.  How are you huN?

I'm not Heidi, but I can answer that for you if you like.  It's the campaign to support the prospect of a season  eight of our beloved Girls.  The idea is that people advertise their support for season eight in their sigs and banners on all net mediums (ie. the org, myspace, msn etc) and hope that word spreads and we are successful.  It has become the mini Project Masterplan (see thread in General board).  ;D


You prefer long ones? *stiffles a giggle* Wow, sorry for that, I couldnt help it. I can send you a postcard as punishment if you like but chances are it would be just like Caryns (Koalas, Chairlifts...all that fun stuff!)

B xxx

But it'll be special because you sent it!

~Heidi

Meaning that mine wasn't special? :'(

 ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 01, 2007, 09:58:55 pm
Thanks Caryn! I was just sitting here thinking about it and I kind of figured it had something to do with season 8 (took a long time for my mind to click, but it finally did!) So thanks for explaining. :)
I'll be sure to put it up! :)

love
-A

ETA: nice poll. It made me laugh.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on February 01, 2007, 11:33:36 pm
I was a little unsure of it myself, good that someone asked already. I knew it had to do with season 8, but I clicked the banner and all it did was bring me back to the forum page! ;D Love the creativity on the play on words with "Great 8." =)

although..why do you need more than one? just for the fun of it? cause now your problem is solved i guess
I could be wrong, but I'm thinking it would probably be for fun now, so the size of it won't matter.

Caryn, we are all special! =D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 02, 2007, 01:23:18 am
Caryn,

Thanks for answering that question for me.  Eventually I'll create an information thread that we can link all the buttons to.  I guess it probably would have been better if I launched everything at once ... but, ya know ... I got excited. ;)  I'll create the thread this weekend.

- Create Great 8 Mandate thread
- Answer all my PMs 
- Go over Project Masterplan
- Update GilmoreGirls.org
- Start a contest to give away the last season 6 DVD set
- Go see Because I Said So

That's my weekend list ... for now. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 02, 2007, 01:57:56 pm
I was wondering about the Great 8 Mandate, myself. I'm not the world's best vocabulary genious, but what does MANDATE mean?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the_real_paul_anka on February 02, 2007, 02:31:49 pm
Caryn,

Thanks for answering that question for me. Eventually I'll create an information thread that we can link all the buttons to. I guess it probably would have been better if I launched everything at once ... but, ya know ... I got excited. ;) I'll create the thread this weekend.

- Create Great 8 Mandate thread
- Answer all my PMs
- Go over Project Masterplan
- Update GilmoreGirls.org
- Start a contest to give away the last season 6 DVD set
- Go see Because I Said So

That's my weekend list ... for now. ;)

~Heidi

sounds like someone is going to be busy. have fun. because i said so is good. enjoy.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 02, 2007, 02:55:49 pm
- Go see Because I Said So
Oooo I'm seeing that tomorrow. :) Can't wait. Mainly because well, Lauren is in it but it doesn't look at all that bad, and my cousin really wants to see it with me.
I myself have so much to catch up on with the ORG. I feel like I haven't been up with everything lately.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 02, 2007, 02:57:41 pm
I was wondering about the Great 8 Mandate, myself. I'm not the world's best vocabulary genious, but what does MANDATE mean?

Basically it's just like.. a comand or an order. I can't really explain it well.

You can find the definition at dictionary.com or here (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mandate) (<just the link to the word at dictionary.com)


---
That's quite a list there, Heidi. Good luck with it all. I think I might go see Because I Said So tonight with my mom. Hopefully, but maybe not.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: snicklefritz on February 02, 2007, 03:10:17 pm
seeing Because I Said So is on my weekend list too! I cant wait! but first I gotta go get my flat tire fixed, lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 02, 2007, 07:25:14 pm
Thanks Angela! :hearts:

I might see Because I Said So tomorrow. It looks really good and on the CW, there were sneak previews showing. Lauren seems to be playing a MUCH younger part... cause her 'mom' looks kinda young.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on February 03, 2007, 02:08:49 pm
Quote from: Heidi
Start a contest to give away the last season 6 DVD set

Wooo! I don't have any of the seasons on DVD and I am just dying to get at least one of them. For those times when I just have to get away. I'm sure we all want one though :D.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on February 03, 2007, 03:28:02 pm
The girls saw their shadow on groundhog day, 6 more seasons of Gilmore Girls? :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 03, 2007, 03:56:40 pm
The girls saw their shadow on groundhog day, 6 more seasons of Gilmore Girls? :)
haha, perfect. I say it counts!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 03, 2007, 05:36:26 pm
The girls saw their shadow on groundhog day, 6 more seasons of Gilmore Girls? :)

That made my day!  I so wanted to post something like that on GilmoreGirls.org, but I didn't think anyone would get it.  Clearly, I underestimated my audience. :(

In other news, I've created a 'rule' for this thread.  Whenever my current poll reaches 36 votes, I'll swap it out with something new.  Then when that hits 36 votes I'll do the same ... and so on and so on, etc.  Until you're all sick of me. ;) 

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on February 03, 2007, 06:37:00 pm
So you have enough time to collect more of your flaslights.  Gotta love those flaslights-great for shadow puppets.  The best one I can do is a rabbit with a ear infection getting down to the chicken dance.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on February 04, 2007, 04:11:41 am
Until you're all sick of me. ;) 

We'll never get sick of you!

Whenever my current poll reaches 36 votes, I'll swap it out with something new.

But don't forget to tell us what of those things are true? I'm dying to know.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 04, 2007, 08:31:22 pm
Whenever my current poll reaches 36 votes, I'll swap it out with something new.

But don't forget to tell us what of those things are true? I'm dying to know.
Yes Heidi, will you tell us? :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 04, 2007, 11:11:30 pm
Question:     

Heidi ...
  • is a master of disguise - 8 (22.2%)
  • isn't even her real name - 5 (13.9%)
  • likes fruit snacks - 13 (36.1%)
  • collects flashlights - 1 (2.8%)
  • has fond memories of meeting Angela Lansbury - 1 (2.8%)
  • once thought a fire hydrant was a ghost - 8 (22.2%)

Total Votes: 36

1.  I'm not a master of disguise, as far as I know anyway.  I don't even remember how/why I came up with that.

2.  Heidi is my real name. ;)

3.  I love fruit snacks.

4.  I do collect flashlights.

5.  I did once 'meet' Angela Lansbury.  (I got to shake her hand and say hello.  I think she's a fantastic actress.)

6.  A friend and I did once think that a fire hydrant was a ghost.  (Not really a ghost, but it was one of those funny/haha type moments.)  In our defense, we'd been in the sun for quite a while on a very hot day.  For some reason, a white t-shirt had been placed over a green fire hydrant and the hydrant was positioned in front of a hill at a local park.  Because the hill was also green, you couldn't tell that there was a fire hydrant and it looked like a white blob was hovering all by itself.  And thus, the ghost story was born. 

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on February 05, 2007, 12:52:07 am
6.  A friend and I did once think that a fire hydrant was a ghost.  (Not really a ghost, but it was one of those funny/haha type moments.)  In our defense, we'd been in the sun for quite a while on a very hot day.  For some reason, a white t-shirt had been placed over a green fire hydrant and the hydrant was positioned in front of a hill at a local park.  Because the hill was also green, you couldn't tell that there was a fire hydrant and it looked like a white blob was hovering all by itself.  And thus, the ghost story was born. 

Hehe, I like that story.  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the_real_paul_anka on February 05, 2007, 08:54:04 am
very interesting...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 05, 2007, 09:40:27 am
4.  I do collect flashlights.
Most interesting.. lol. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 05, 2007, 11:09:35 am
4.  I do collect flashlights.
Most interesting.. lol. ;)

Haha.  That's much nicer than saying, "Wow, Heidi.  You're a geek."   ;D

But you know ... if there's ever any kind of disaster or if the power goes out, I'll be prepared.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on February 05, 2007, 12:01:43 pm
Hey Heidi, random question here. Are you able to add colors for the text in the posts?

Love your polls!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: dani on February 05, 2007, 12:12:10 pm
cereal is good.  I usually go for the eleventy some odd million bowls per week-I'm a heefer.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 05, 2007, 02:49:15 pm
Flashlights are cool... epecially if they're hot pink. Then, they're off the charts.

ELEVENTEEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MILLION! Hopefully, Heidi has a FAST metabolism. ;)

I can't find a postcard! =( Blahhh I just have to keep looking...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 05, 2007, 03:32:38 pm
Heidi, I've got a post card, I just need the info to send.  Please PM me!


I'd love to see some of those collectible flashlights.  Which leads me to thinking when you mentioned how prepared you are for a disaster, do they scare you or fascinate you?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on February 05, 2007, 03:55:11 pm
Quote from: Heidi
4. I do collect flashlights.
Hmm. Well. To each their own I guess. I keep all of my horses old shoes. Okay Okay. I collect Boyd's Bears.  ;D Love those things.


And as for the cereal...keeping it simple. Seven. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

And TaDA! I am now a Gilmore Maid. (In a French Maid outift no doubt. ;))


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 05, 2007, 04:35:02 pm
4.  I do collect flashlights.
Most interesting.. lol. ;)

Haha.  That's much nicer than saying, "Wow, Heidi.  You're a geek."   ;D

But you know ... if there's ever any kind of disaster or if the power goes out, I'll be prepared.  ;)

~Heidi
Aw no, I wouldn't think you're a geek! And it's true, in any disaster you would be very prepared!
I had a feeling all of those choices were true except for the first two (lol), but choose the fruit snacks cause that sounded like "Heidi" to me. If that makes sense. ;D

Love this poll idea!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on February 05, 2007, 07:06:13 pm
Are we sending postcards to Heidi? Fun! Can I? Please, please!  :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 05, 2007, 09:42:00 pm
Oh fun! postcards!

haha, I'm curious about this one.. How does Heidi's cereal intake compare to mine?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 05, 2007, 09:48:44 pm
Are we sending postcards to Heidi? Fun! Can I? Please, please!  :)

I would love that.  Please send me a PM and I'll respond with my address.  Thank you!

In related news ...

Heidi's postcard count: 2

Thanks Setrix!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 05, 2007, 09:53:47 pm
Does it have to be a postcard from where we are from? Or can me make our own? This could be a fun weekend craft!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 05, 2007, 10:02:01 pm
Does it have to be a postcard from where we are from? Or can me make our own? This could be a fun weekend craft!
:o I never thought of that. That's a good idea.. I can do that as well and be able to send a postcard! :)
Thanks Ang. lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 05, 2007, 10:26:50 pm
Hi team,

Is anyone available tomorrow ... for about an hour ... to help me with various tasks for The Great8Mandate?  It involves research and e-mail.  If there are any takers, please let me know and we can set up a time that works for us both.

Thanks!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 06, 2007, 05:35:12 am
Does it have to be a postcard from where we are from? Or can me make our own? This could be a fun weekend craft!
I asked the same question, lol. And yes, we can make our own. Fun, right?

I wish I could help, Heidi. But, my parents have been overly strict about me being on the computer lately.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on February 06, 2007, 06:30:32 am
Does it have to be a postcard from where we are from? Or can me make our own? This could be a fun weekend craft!
I asked the same question, lol. And yes, we can make our own. Fun, right?


Woo! I'll do that now. Err. How does one make their own postcard?

Heidi-I might be able to help you tomorrow. What time would you need me?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on February 06, 2007, 08:18:15 am
Hey Heidi, random question here. Are you able to add colors for the text in the posts?

Love your polls!
I'm not sure if you ask if Heidi can do it in posts made by a user, or if you can yourself, Marian. But assumeing (not in any way to put an ass between you and me ;)) the later...

You just go and use the "Change color" thing that is to the right of the controle board you see when posting a post, not using the quick post field - choseing a color. Or you do it with the color code:
<color=write color here>Insert text.</color>
"<" = "[" and ">" = "]"
And ofcause you can go and edit old posts - adding it.

But then it might not be what you meen :D *go hide*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Marian... on February 06, 2007, 09:27:33 am
Hi team,

Is anyone available tomorrow ... for about an hour ... to help me with various tasks for The Great8Mandate?  It involves research and e-mail.  If there are any takers, please let me know and we can set up a time that works for us both.

Thanks!
~Heidi

I can do it! How about... 8 pm, my time? (my time is -3) If not whatever that's good for you.

Haha Janich, that's not what I meant. I want to personalize my posts a bit, but the colors I like are taken (in the SPREES thread at least). I was wondering if a new color (maybe darker red, my favourite) could be added.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 06, 2007, 10:51:51 am
Does it have to be a postcard from where we are from? Or can me make our own? This could be a fun weekend craft!
I asked the same question, lol. And yes, we can make our own. Fun, right?

Please do make your own!  That'd be awesome.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on February 06, 2007, 11:16:24 am
Haha Janich, that's not what I meant. I want to personalize my posts a bit, but the colors I like are taken (in the SPREES thread at least). I was wondering if a new color (maybe darker red, my favourite) could be added.
Just use your favorit one from the list. Who cares who use it too :) We are many that use black. And right now you use that as well ;)
Dark red is great :)
Heidi. Tell us! :) Can Marian have her color? (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/JanichO/Emoticons/ef621610.gif)

Marian. You could also try to write different stuff. I'm not sure this is the dark red aka. darkred you were going for. But it's there, though it isn't on the list.
Always remember, sweetness. Not everything is on the list :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 06, 2007, 11:30:32 am
Hi team,

Is anyone available tomorrow ... for about an hour ... to help me with various tasks for The Great8Mandate?  It involves research and e-mail.  If there are any takers, please let me know and we can set up a time that works for us both.

Thanks!

~Heidi

Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in helping.  ;)

I'll be on and off the computer for the next little while, so if you're available just send me a PM and I'll get back to you ASAP.  Thanks again.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Gilmore_Girl21 on February 06, 2007, 02:17:19 pm
I just joined yesterday and I was just wondering how to get the "I support GG season 8" icon? can you help? lots of love,

                         Kayla


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Gilmore_Girl21 on February 06, 2007, 02:19:05 pm
Oh and the banners too, sorry, i hope im not any trouble.   Muchas Grandes Love

                ~ Kayla


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 10, 2007, 12:37:40 am
Hey Kayla

Firstly welcome to the boards.  Next, I'm sorry that it is me responding to your post as I'm very "simple" when it comes to these things.  I'm answering because your question has been hanging for a few days now, and I don't like to see that happen to anybody, especially newer members. 

If you go to the Great8Mandate thread on the General Board, you will see a post of Heidi's that has all of the banners and buttons posted in it.  If you right click on the one you want, you can copy the picture.  Then just head to your personal profile info (where you have already added stuff to your signature and avatar) and paste it where you want it.  That's what I did and it worked for me, however there may be a much simpler way - that I can't help you with though :P :D

Heidi, I love the new poll.  I'm guessing that somebody that keeps your hours definately partakes in numerous bowls of cereal a day, purely for the energy.  I also the love simplicity of this poll compared to the last.  Was the thought of numerous future detailed poll questions so scary that you decided to become minimalist?? :D ;)



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 10, 2007, 04:43:34 pm
Hey, Heidi, I think I remember from last year some Gilmore Girls Valentines that you posted up for us to send each other.
So I went through my inbox (complete with 630 PMs from this past year) and found some that I recieved last February.
I'm just wondering if you're going to be doing that again. They were so cute and so much fun to send! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on February 10, 2007, 04:54:53 pm
I second that, Angela!  They were cute and I think it would be a wonderful and fun thing to do again this Valentine's Day!!!   :hearts:  Can we Heidi?  And Copperboom? 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 10, 2007, 05:16:40 pm
Well I third that, because I wasn't a member then and now I feel like I missed out.  I do remember seeing a few things about it when I first joined though, and I have so many special people that I would like to court.  ( :nod: yep I get around :blowkiss:)  ;D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on February 10, 2007, 09:39:24 pm
I fourth? that, because the only valentine I got was from myself. :'( (I actually sent one to myself just to see how it looked) :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on February 10, 2007, 09:50:49 pm
I fourth? that, because the only valentine I got was from myself. :'( (I actually sent one to myself just to see how it looked) :D

That's hilarious!   :D  I was just about to do the same thing because I wanted to check out how it worked as well! 

By the way, our resident detective Angela did some investigating and found out that the thread still exists!  Here it is:

gilmoregirls.org valentines (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=1093.0)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 10, 2007, 10:13:28 pm
I fourth? that, because the only valentine I got was from myself. :'( (I actually sent one to myself just to see how it looked) :D

No way Keith!!  You would have had a billion surely.  There are not many that can rival you hun.  Your on my list for this year, that's for sure.  *wanders off coming up with alternative ideas in case the "Powers That Be" are too busy to do this again this year*



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 10, 2007, 10:24:50 pm
Ditto! I'm trying to come up with something extra special for those who are extra close to my heart at this time.. but WHO KNOWS if I'll have time.

Hmm, I'm just noticing the Gender info right above the post count.. has that always been there?
*edit: it's not there anymore. I sware it was. Am I loosing my mind?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 10, 2007, 10:28:10 pm
Hmm, I'm just noticing the Gender info right above the post count.. has that always been there?
*edit: it's not there anymore. I sware it was. Am I loosing my mind?

Yes, you're going crazy.   :o

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on February 10, 2007, 11:21:33 pm
I can't tell if she's being sarcastic or not. Now I guess I'll never know if there was really gender info by the names on the left.

No way Keith!!  You would have had a billion surely.  There are not many that can rival you hun.  Your on my list for this year, that's for sure.  *wanders off coming up with alternative ideas in case the "Powers That Be" are too busy to do this again this year*
Aw, thanks. :-* (I'm beginning to really like this smiley) Thing is, around this time last year I didn't really know anyone here, so I really was the only sender and recipient of ORG Valentines from and to me!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 11, 2007, 05:23:32 pm
Things to do for the rest of the day ...

  • Tidy up my computer desk and room  Done.
  • Try and gather pertinent information so I can get my taxes done soon (fun!)  Done.
  • Update GilmoreGirls.org  Done.
  • Work some on The Great8Mandate  Done.
  • Do my best to reply to a bunch of e-mail
  • Shower  Done.
  • Wash clothes  Done.
  • Decide on a birthday gift for a friend  Done.  (I had to expedite shipping.  If anyone wants to send me good vibes that it arrives in time, I'd really appreciate it!)
  • Get some stuff ready that needs to be mailed at the post office  Done.
  • Plan tomorrow  Done.

Ok, that's it.  I think.  I hope. 

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on February 12, 2007, 04:21:35 am
Things to do for the rest of the day ...

  • Tidy up my computer desk and room  Done.
  • Try and gather pertinent information so I can get my taxes done soon (fun!)  Done.
  • Update GilmoreGirls.org  Done.
  • Work some on The Great8Mandate  Done.
  • Do my best to reply to a bunch of e-mail
  • Shower  Done.
  • Wash clothes  Done.
  • Decide on a birthday gift for a friend  Done.  (I had to expedite shipping.  If anyone wants to send me good vibes that it arrives in time, I'd really appreciate it!)
  • Get some stuff ready that needs to be mailed at the post office  Done.
  • Plan tomorrow  Done.

Ok, that's it.  I think.  I hope. 

~Heidi :drink:

heidi just one more thing to do...yeah you will achieve your goals

ohh and good vibes are being sent to you from austria via airmail just this second  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 12, 2007, 02:02:33 pm
Haha heidi, I love how you like to-do lists as much as I do.  I wouldn't be able to live without one. lol :D

haha yea Angela!!! I completly forgot about those Valentines, that was so awesome :)

Sorry its been so long and to anyone who has pm'd me in the past 2 months and I haven't gotten back (especally Sooks)I am truley sorry and i DO plan on eventually (hopefully sooner than later) getting back to you!

Caryn,

Thanks for answering that question for me. Eventually I'll create an information thread that we can link all the buttons to. I guess it probably would have been better if I launched everything at once ... but, ya know ... I got excited. ;) I'll create the thread this weekend.

- Create Great 8 Mandate thread
- Answer all my PMs
- Go over Project Masterplan
- Update GilmoreGirls.org
- Start a contest to give away the last season 6 DVD set
- Go see Because I Said So

That's my weekend list ... for now. ;)

~Heidi
haha Heidi, lol Thats almost like my to-do list (well I have a ton more) but instead of create the Great8Mandate, I want to learn about it and participate, instead of update the org mine would be pick threads to catch up on saying as i've not been here in over a month. lol AND lol participate in the contest :)

Thanks for all your work, i hope to be on more now! :)


First of all I LOVE Heidi rants and I love the poll too! I'm guessing they are all true! But, I have a non tape/postcard solution! Why not sleep with an sleepmask? 8) I've suffered from light sensitivity at some times of my life and whenever I have a migraine, the last thing I want to see is any speck of light. I have quite a handful of sleepmasks and in the bath section of Target you can get a relatively cheap mask / satin immitation sleep mask. Give it a try?

However if you're still interested in postcards the teacher I work with has some cool connections. The past week she had our student write postcards and she got the cards from a friend who works in marketing. They are these promotional fashion cards from Japan I believe, some were quite strange...but they were big!
hahaha thats what I use because when there is too much light I can't normally sleep, and I used to rap my blankie around my head ;) lol--it also helped with the pressure, but now that's in a baggie because it got too ripped up/re-sewn too many times, lol.  But I have a nightmask thing for weekends when i want to sleep in, and anotherone that i keep in the refrisgerator for headachs cause it both has the pressure and coolness (lol which i used to use a wash cloth for)  haha sorry about my randomness going on and on. ;)

EDIT: oh yeah, and Heidi, I would have gone on a post card search for you if I had only known. :( sorry!!  haha I'm glad you go two though to cover those annoying blue lights. :)  :sleepy: time for Heidi :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 12, 2007, 08:58:19 pm
I'm going to be working on ORGings for at last least the next few hours.  Who will keep me company? :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 12, 2007, 09:06:35 pm
Well I'll be around for thenext hour or so before heading off to a meeting tonight Ms Goddess.  But I'm sure you will have plenty of takers :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 12, 2007, 09:10:01 pm
I'll surely be around for a while in my sleepless night. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask! :)

ETA: even if it's just a friendly hello every now and then!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on February 12, 2007, 09:10:39 pm
i'll be around for at least another couple of hours...but i'm preoccupied waiting for someone to upload a new grey's promo on youtube lol. and yes as angela said, if you need any help give a holler  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 12, 2007, 09:46:16 pm
Well I'll be around for thenext hour or so before heading off to a meeting tonight Ms Goddess.  But I'm sure you will have plenty of takers :)

You are my only one!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on February 12, 2007, 09:54:36 pm
Well I'll be around for thenext hour or so before heading off to a meeting tonight Ms Goddess. But I'm sure you will have plenty of takers :)

You are my only one!

~Heidi

 :(

i'm here now...the promo is up and i watched it. sadly, it doesn't make thursday come soon enough  :(  but at least it's officially gilmore day where i am!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 13, 2007, 11:40:31 am
Unfortunately Heidi, I'm not a night owl.  Right now I value my sleep...but I'm home sick today, so I'm available to do anything you might need. 

Oh and I've got your postcard, I just need to get it stamped and out.  It is a card from India, not as cool as the one I was hoping to send...but it will do.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 13, 2007, 02:33:48 pm
Things to do for the rest of the day ...

  • Tidy up my computer desk and room  Done.
  • Try and gather pertinent information so I can get my taxes done soon (fun!)  Done.
  • Update GilmoreGirls.org  Done.
  • Work some on The Great8Mandate  Done.
  • Do my best to reply to a bunch of e-mail
  • Shower  Done.
  • Wash clothes  Done.
  • Decide on a birthday gift for a friend  Done.  (I had to expedite shipping.  If anyone wants to send me good vibes that it arrives in time, I'd really appreciate it!)
  • Get some stuff ready that needs to be mailed at the post office  Done.
  • Plan tomorrow  Done.

Ok, that's it.  I think.  I hope. 

~Heidi :drink:

heidi just one more thing to do...yeah you will achieve your goals

ohh and good vibes are being sent to you from austria via airmail just this second  ;)

Thanks for the good vibes!  The present arrived on time and all is well.  I am extremely happy.   :gift:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 13, 2007, 09:22:41 pm
The latest Ask Ausiello is out ... I was hoping The Great8Mandate would get a mention.  Nothing.  ::tear::  :-\

We shall prevail.  ;D

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 13, 2007, 09:30:49 pm
Yeah, he is really missing the boat by not getting in on this thing from the beginning....won't he look silly :)

But that wasn't my only sad thing about his column.  Don't want to spoil but **a  **** *e **a*e* ** *a*** *a*e*   :'(  Say it isn't so.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 13, 2007, 09:51:00 pm
Yeah, he is really missing the boat by not getting in on this thing from the beginning....won't he look silly :)

But that wasn't my only sad thing about his column.  Don't want to spoil but **a  **** *e **a*e* ** *a*** *a*e*   :'(  Say it isn't so.

I'm going to have to go back and look that up, heh.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 14, 2007, 12:32:54 am
Oh it's nothing big, but I'm a little disappointed.  And my message wasn't meant to be puzzled, but I didn't want to spoil.  If you look at my recent posts, you will find out :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 14, 2007, 12:05:14 pm
Hi friends,

Has anyone here signed up for the GilmoreGirls.org Mailing List prior to today?  If so, did you receive the recent e-mail that I sent?

Thank you.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 14, 2007, 12:12:11 pm
yes--lol I signed up for it like 4 years ago, and I got your e-mail today!!!!!! so it worked :)  Great update on everything :D

Happy Valentines Day!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 14, 2007, 12:28:36 pm
yes--lol I signed up for it like 4 years ago, and I got your e-mail today!!!!!! so it worked :)  Great update on everything :D

Happy Valentines Day!

I feel sick right now ... I agonized over writing that e-mail.  The mailing list reaches so many people that I wanted it to be perfect, or at least as perfect as possible.  I proofread it at least three times and even had some friends do it as well.  But, of course, I misspelled my e-mail address. 

I'm going to do cry in a corner now.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 14, 2007, 03:59:09 pm
Oh so sad!  The things you think you know the best, you can easily type quickly!  I don't know if I signed up for the list-- another reason to check my email!


 :hearts: :hearts:Happy Valentines Day to all! :hearts: :hearts:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/MasBYUgal/Val.jpg)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 14, 2007, 04:10:16 pm
Happy Valentines Day all!

Heidi and Copperboom!, I'm really loving the e-valentines! (from what I saw) I can't wait to sit down and go through them all later!
Thanks bunches for doing that!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: hello_dolly on February 15, 2007, 01:37:47 pm
I've been staring at the new Valentine's ORG banner on the front page, and I can't make out who's in it. I know it's in a movie theater with a couple (Lorelai and someone?) in the middle, what appears to be Luke off to the side on the right, and someone else on the left side. I'm not so great at describing it, but you know what I mean. Can anyone help?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 15, 2007, 04:47:53 pm
Only one more vote needed for the Heidi poll and then we can find out the answer and get a new one!

Come on now. Chop chop.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 15, 2007, 05:28:37 pm
I've been staring at the new Valentine's ORG banner on the front page, and I can't make out who's in it. I know it's in a movie theater with a couple (Lorelai and someone?) in the middle, what appears to be Luke off to the side on the right, and someone else on the left side. I'm not so great at describing it, but you know what I mean. Can anyone help?
I'm not entirely sure... but, I think on the left, it's Luke and Lorelai. In the middle, it's Chris and Lorelai. And on the right, it's Luke. Correct me if I'm wrong!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 15, 2007, 08:24:57 pm
I thought the far left was Rory and Logan...
Other than that, I agree.

Oh! and I can't wait to see how many bowls she eats a week. What an interesting poll!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 16, 2007, 01:58:33 pm
(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/header.gif)
Is this the picture you all are talking about?  I think that Luke is on the right, Logan and Rory on the left and Lore and Chris are together in the middle. Thought it is dark and hard to tell.....Drew?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 16, 2007, 02:03:30 pm
Ohhh! My mistake! I couldn't really tell if the left one was Logan! It's pretty awesome though.

I love your sig, Melissa. =)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 17, 2007, 11:29:09 am
Melissa--I love you Valentines day thing!!!
The latest Ask Ausiello is out ... I was hoping The Great8Mandate would get a mention. Nothing. ::tear:: :-\

We shall prevail. ;D

~Heidi
:( that stinks, but he always chooses the most random things to put in.

yes--lol I signed up for it like 4 years ago, and I got your e-mail today!!!!!! so it worked :) Great update on everything :D

Happy Valentines Day!

I feel sick right now ... I agonized over writing that e-mail. The mailing list reaches so many people that I wanted it to be perfect, or at least as perfect as possible. I proofread it at least three times and even had some friends do it as well. But, of course, I misspelled my e-mail address.

I'm going to do cry in a corner now.

~Heidi
awww I'm sorry---I do that though, make the stupidest mistakes....ist typing, so they are just typo's--and I have typed my name wrong before...lol and to make you feel better I'll tell you another story of something stupid I did, lol:
ok, so I was at the movie's and was going to call home, and I diled the wrong number--lol my house number which has been the same my entire life--and I didn't even realize until it got to the answering machine.  Get some rest and feel better!!!! btw, it was a super great e-mail!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 17, 2007, 05:53:34 pm
Question:     

How many bowls of cereal does Heidi eat per week?
  • Zero - 1 (2.6%)
  • One - 0 (0%)
  • Five - 6 (15.8%)
  • Seven - 10 (26.3%)
  • Sixteen - 6 (15.8%)
  • Eleventeen hundred thousand million - 15 (39.5%)

Total Votes: 38

This was kind of a trick question.  The truth is, I eat a lot of cereal, but it's never the same amout per week.  I find it easy to snack on or just eat for a meal.  Plus, I eat it dry so I don't even need milk.  Crazy, I know.  Those who voted for 'seven' or 'sixteen' are probably the closest.

Thanks for playing!

~Heidi :drink:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 17, 2007, 06:55:23 pm
Plus, I eat it dry so I don't even need milk.  Crazy, I know.
Me too! (Unless it's Special K.. ) Not crazy at all. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 17, 2007, 08:21:17 pm
Those who voted for 'seven' or 'sixteen' are probably the closest.
Ah man. And here I was thinking it was eleventeen hundred thousand million. =\

I voted 72 degrees on the poll! Woah, you're room is hot, Heidi!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 17, 2007, 08:31:43 pm
Those who voted for 'seven' or 'sixteen' are probably the closest.
Ah man. And here I was thinking it was eleventeen hundred thousand million. =\

Yea, 'eleventeen hundred thousand million' is a good 'word'. 

I was on a kick for a while where I would answer most questions that were asked to me with 'one million'.  For example ...

"What time is it?" - One million
"How many of these should we order?" - One million
"How many pounds of fish should we buy?" - One million

It was good times.  But now, one million has been replaced with 'super'.  The key to 'super' is saying it the exact same way every single time.  Same expression, same amount of enthusiasm.  Then your friends can't tell if you really mean something is super or not.  So much fun.

You've just won the lottery and someone says, "How are you?" - Super
You've just been hit with a mud puddle and someone says, "How are you?" - Super

~Heidi 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 17, 2007, 11:00:50 pm
hah, that's genious! My brother did the SAME thing with "Eleven-dy billion". It was really funny.

I voted 78.3 because I think that's what my house is set at. Though, I have my window open (cause it's that time of year again!) so my rooms probably colder cause it's still a bit on the chilly-er side outside. Can't wait to see the answer to THIS one!
Gotta love the Heidi polls!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on February 18, 2007, 04:12:21 am
Thanks for playing!

~Heidi :drink:
Dirty!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on February 18, 2007, 08:03:41 am
I was on a kick for a while where I would answer most questions that were asked to me with 'one million'.  For example ...

"What time is it?" - One million
"How many of these should we order?" - One million
"How many pounds of fish should we buy?" - One million

oh the people in my class always answer questions with "hundert tausend" which means "a hundred thousands of.."
that is so annoying..cause you ask a question and want to know something and they just answer with that number..


oh and heidi: i love all these polls about yourself..i am taking part in all of them..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on February 18, 2007, 10:41:46 am
I think I envy you for the temperature (whatever it is), because most of the time it's around 18°C and I'm freezing.  I totally like the new poll. :) And I also eat cereals most of the time without milk.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 18, 2007, 12:27:38 pm
So many factors could effect this current poll like...
-does Heidi's window face west and is the setting sun creating radiant heat to warm up her room
- is her room facing another direction with no direct access to sunlight
-or does Heidi like to lounge around in her barely nothing, so the temp would be on the warm side ::)
-is there a window in Heidi's room?  Is it open?  Closed? Curtain - opren or Closed?
-was Heidi or a roommate cooking something like Sookie, which would have warmed up the temperature in the house

LOL.  I just had to have fun with this.  The poll can seem so mundane until you think about it;)

ALSO, I'M all about dry cereal.  I'm not a milk fan at all!  Heidi, are you lactose intolerant by chance?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on February 18, 2007, 10:54:28 pm
hi everybody,

melissa, just have to love you list...*pretty stick*  ;)
melissa,fanny and heidi, when i eat cereals i also eat them without milk..funny isn't it..i always thought i was weird...everybody told me to take milk..but now i have found some people who understand me... :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 18, 2007, 11:38:35 pm
melissa,fanny and heidi, when i eat cereals i also eat them without milk..funny isn't it..i always thought i was weird...everybody told me to take milk..but now i have found some people who understand me... :)
Oh totally! Hm, you mention "Fanny" but did you perhaps mean to say "Kami"? lol cause I know I mentioned me being a non milk person. ;)
The only time I'll drink milk is if its chocolate. And like I said with Special K. But I don't even use that much.. plain milk really makes me gag. But yeah I understand the no milk thing. Hehe


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 19, 2007, 12:01:55 am
So many factors could effect this current poll like...
-does Heidi's window face west and is the setting sun creating radiant heat to warm up her room
- is her room facing another direction with no direct access to sunlight
-or does Heidi like to lounge around in her barely nothing, so the temp would be on the warm side ::)
-is there a window in Heidi's room?  Is it open?  Closed? Curtain - opren or Closed?
-was Heidi or a roommate cooking something like Sookie, which would have warmed up the temperature in the house

LOL.  I just had to have fun with this.  The poll can seem so mundane until you think about it;)

ALSO, I'M all about dry cereal.  I'm not a milk fan at all!  Heidi, are you lactose intolerant by chance?

I am not lactose intolerant, I just prefer it dry. ;)

As for the window questions ... all I will say is that, yes, there is a window in my room and it does have curtains.  Guess away!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on February 19, 2007, 07:19:26 am
Oh totally! Hm, you mention "Fanny" but did you perhaps mean to say "Kami"? lol cause I know I mentioned me being a non milk person. ;)
The only time I'll drink milk is if its chocolate. And like I said with Special K. But I don't even use that much.. plain milk really makes me gag. But yeah I understand the no milk thing. Hehe

oh sorry kami..i meant to say melissa,heidi,fanny and kami...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 19, 2007, 08:24:27 am
So many factors could effect this current poll like...
-does Heidi's window face west and is the setting sun creating radiant heat to warm up her room
- is her room facing another direction with no direct access to sunlight
-or does Heidi like to lounge around in her barely nothing, so the temp would be on the warm side ::)
-is there a window in Heidi's room?  Is it open?  Closed? Curtain - opren or Closed?
-was Heidi or a roommate cooking something like Sookie, which would have warmed up the temperature in the house

LOL.  I just had to have fun with this.  The poll can seem so mundane until you think about it;)

ALSO, I'M all about dry cereal.  I'm not a milk fan at all!  Heidi, are you lactose intolerant by chance?

I am not lactose intolerant, I just prefer it dry. ;)

As for the window questions ... all I will say is that, yes, there is a window in my room and it does have curtains.  Guess away!

~Heidi
Thank goodness you have curtains.....so all of those possibilities are still valid!  ;) 

Kami, I'm with you.  I hate milk and when I drink chocolate milk it has to be the right combo of white and chocolate, I'm so picky.  I think my problem is when I was a kid I grew up drinking whole milk and then kindergarten snack time messed me up because they tried to make me drink 2%, well it has all gone downhill from there.  I try to get calcium in many different ways, but it doesn't ever come from straight milk - especially out of a carton -- that way still makes me gag, pregnant or not![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on February 19, 2007, 08:58:51 am

Thank goodness you have curtains.....so all of those possibilities are still valid! ;)

They would be anyway, Melissa ;) How much do we know about Heidi and her ways, mmm?
:D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 19, 2007, 04:10:24 pm
Kami, I'm with you.  I hate milk and when I drink chocolate milk it has to be the right combo of white and chocolate, I'm so picky.  I think my problem is when I was a kid I grew up drinking whole milk and then kindergarten snack time messed me up because they tried to make me drink 2%, well it has all gone downhill from there.  I try to get calcium in many different ways, but it doesn't ever come from straight milk - especially out of a carton -- that way still makes me gag, pregnant or not!
Haha same thing applys when I make chocolate milk. I can't have too less of the chocolate cause if I taste the milk too much, that's just yucky. My milk days may have also ended in Kindergarten during milk time. Only cause the milk would be delivered and would just be sitting there forever till we were able to drink them. But by that time they were warm as hell and what's more disgusting than warm milk??
I also always try and get my calcium from  yogurts and stuff.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 19, 2007, 07:46:35 pm
I remember you guys having this conversation on the SPREE thread last year. =D I think I disagree with all of you. I love milk. I breathe milk. I live milk. AND CHOCOLATE. Can't forget that.

Heidi, are we still aloud to send those postcards? I know that I said I was gonna send it 3 weeks ago but I keep procrastinating! I know, it's a bad trait. =/


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 19, 2007, 07:49:46 pm
Heidi, are we still aloud to send those postcards? I know that I said I was gonna send it 3 weeks ago but I keep procrastinating! I know, it's a bad trait. =/

I would love a postcard!  Thank you. 

But you know what would be even better?  If you mailed my postcard and a postcard for The Great8Mandate at once.  Amazing!  (Just a thought.)  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 20, 2007, 03:09:56 pm
Heidi, are we still aloud to send those postcards? I know that I said I was gonna send it 3 weeks ago but I keep procrastinating! I know, it's a bad trait. =/

I would love a postcard!  Thank you. 

But you know what would be even better?  If you mailed my postcard and a postcard for The Great8Mandate at once.  Amazing!  (Just a thought.)  ;)

~Heidi
LOL, you read my mind.  Since I hope to design postcards with the gr8 mandate graphics and to save a few cents when sending.  To send my special one for you, I'm going to need to get postcard stamps anyways....so....

Bascially, Pri, you're not the only procrastinator here![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 20, 2007, 03:13:48 pm
postcards cost less than regular envelopes? Everytime I've sent or been sent one, they always use the regular envelope amount (or maybe I just have never noticed the difference...)
I'm working on my great8 postcard right now...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 20, 2007, 04:22:21 pm
postcards cost less than regular envelopes? Everytime I've sent or been sent one, they always use the regular envelope amount (or maybe I just have never noticed the difference...)
I'm working on my great8 postcard right now...

I did research for you, this in an AP article from Jan 2006 announcing rates going up....but this will answer all postage related questions.


Quote
"Stamp Prices Going Up 2 Cents
First-Class Postage Rises To 39 Cents For First Ounce
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/07/national/main1185555.shtml
(AP) It will cost Americans 2 cents more to mail a letter starting Sunday. First-class postage rises to 39 cents for the first ounce.

The increase follows legislation requiring the Postal Service to place $3 billion in an escrow account this year. Another rate boost is likely next year to cover rising costs for the agency. Stamp prices last went up in June 2002.

Many rates, such as parcel post and advertising mail, vary by distance or whether the material is presorted. Rate changes taking effect, including some estimates for typical mailed items:

Post card, and each additional ounce in first class, up 1 cent to 24 cents.

Letter to Canada or Mexico, 1 ounce, up 3 cents to 63 cents.

Letter to other foreign countries, 1 ounce, up 4 cents to 84 cents.

Priority Mail, 1 pound, up 20 cents to $4.05.

Express Mail, 8 ounces, up 75 cents to $14.40.

Certified mail, up 10 cents to $2.40.

Money orders up 5 cents to 95 cents.

Delivery confirmation, up 5 cents to 60 cents.

Weekly news magazine, 5.8 ounces, presorted, up 1 cent to 18.5 cents.

Household magazine, 13.8 ounces, presorted, up 1.5 cents to 28.9 cents.

Small nonprofit publication, presorted, up 1.4 cents to 28.3 cents. "

I've also heard that on the USPS site you can create your own stamps, that could be cool with our campaign for the GR8 debate again![/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 20, 2007, 05:39:18 pm
Who's excited for Ask Ausiello tomorrow to see if The Great8Mandate made it in?  Me. :U

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 20, 2007, 07:20:01 pm
Me too!! :nod:.   Surely having been so vocal about GG in the past, he should have something to say on the matter? :-\


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 20, 2007, 08:04:13 pm
Make that 3 of us!
Any idea at all about how many people wrote to him mentioning it?

Thanks Melissa! I can always count on you to look these things up!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 20, 2007, 09:06:26 pm
Who's excited for Ask Ausiello tomorrow to see if The Great8Mandate made it in?  Me. :U

~Heidi

So, um, uh, yea.  Not only was The Great8Mandate not mentioned, but Gilmore Girls was shut out completely.

I shall not be deterred.  Victory shall be ours!  :pow: :bam:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 20, 2007, 09:20:15 pm
Who's excited for Ask Ausiello tomorrow to see if The Great8Mandate made it in? Me. :U

~Heidi

So, um, uh, yea. Not only was The Great8Mandate not mentioned, but Gilmore Girls was shut out completely.

I shall not be deterred. Victory shall be ours! :pow: :bam:

~Heidi

Now see why couldn't I be that positive?   I tried ...... honest, but *#@###**&%#.  How frustrating.

I loved the  :pow: :bam: Heidi - I picture you as Wonder Woman now :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on February 21, 2007, 05:47:34 am
IAKLNEMTROIYUHSDO :censor: IFELODSURLNA;P'OWIEORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wall:

Yes. That is a bunch of random letters expressing my anger toward Ausiello. How DARE he not mention The Great8Mandate!!

All we can do now is try harder. Everybody now! C'mon! I want to see that GREAT8MANDATE flag!! Heh. (Guess who's hyper?!) And as Heidi said,  :pow: :bam:.

We will prevail.
Wooo...;D.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 21, 2007, 03:40:03 pm
As stupid as this seems, he might think that we're crazy. lol.

I might be going to California over Spring Break [[March 23rd - March 28th]] So, I'll ask my dad if we could check out the GG studio and TRY to go in. My daddy's good at getting us into places... mainly cause he pays extra... but, if I see anyone that has ANYTHING to do with GG, I'll... wait, I don't know what I would do. Ok, so this was a pointless post.

*CURRENTLY WORKING ON GREAT8MANDATE LETTER*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 21, 2007, 04:05:44 pm
I might be going to California over Spring Break [[March 23rd - March 28th]]
Neat! Be sure to stop by and say hello to me! ;)

About Great8Mandate, I haven't done much yet except add the banner on MySpace but I am sorry to hear that it wasn't mentioned.. I hope that that can change! :) I gotta get my part done and help out!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 23, 2007, 10:44:12 pm
Heidi will now go shower.  Once showered, she will find a snack.  Once she has eaten said snack, efforts will resume on The Great8Mandate.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 23, 2007, 11:55:35 pm
Hmmmmm is this like a real food snack, or the chocolate and soda kind that can fuel a very late night attending to your baby? :)

Caryn


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 24, 2007, 12:10:11 am
Hmmmmm is this like a real food snack, or the chocolate and soda kind that can fuel a very late night attending to your baby? :)

Caryn


I actually ended up taking a friend out for his birthday dinner tonight, so I'm rather full.  There will be no need for soda and chocolate as I am already fueled and ready to work. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: ckiddings on February 24, 2007, 10:09:31 am
I keep hearing more and more that the issue is not about CW not wanting to continue with GG but that the actors not wanting to continue.  :(

Does anyone have any ideas on how we can get a hold of some email addresses that we know will get to the actors or some other avenue of reaching the ears and eyes of at least the key peeps? We need to woo  :-* and wine  :drink: and dine  :pizza: em so that they feel so uber loved  :smitten: that they couldn't think of not having their GilmoreGirl.org fans around them. 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on February 24, 2007, 04:28:42 pm
Does anyone have any ideas on how we can get a hold of some email addresses that we know will get to the actors or some other avenue of reaching the ears and eyes of at least the key peeps?

Well, a while back, I wrote a letter to Lauren Graham and got an autographed picture back. So, SOMEONE had to be checking the mail in. I guess we can write a letter to her [[asistent, sp?]] or something.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on February 24, 2007, 08:09:22 pm
I think like Heidi's been saying on the GR8 thread, it helps to send appreciation letters to both the actors and the network.  They go hand in hand....the actors need to know they are supported and the network needs to know that the fans demand another season, so that they can inturn meet the actors demands.  So write those letters!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on February 25, 2007, 06:46:48 pm
Question:    

How many bowls of cereal does Heidi eat per week?
  • Zero - 1 (2.6%)
  • One - 0 (0%)
  • Five - 6 (15.8%)
  • Seven - 10 (26.3%)
  • Sixteen - 6 (15.8%)
  • Eleventeen hundred thousand million - 15 (39.5%)

Total Votes: 38

This was kind of a trick question. The truth is, I eat a lot of cereal, but it's never the same amout per week. I find it easy to snack on or just eat for a meal. Plus, I eat it dry so I don't even need milk. Crazy, I know. Those who voted for 'seven' or 'sixteen' are probably the closest.

Thanks for playing!

~Heidi :drink:
hahah me too!!! lol I perfer cheero's mostly--either regular or apple cinimon, but I will take the box to my room and just eat it right out of the box. lol  And I don't like my cerial with milk  (though I LOVE milk seperetly).


haha heidi, I voted 85.8 because that is a little on the warm side and I can see you sitting in your room thinking its warm and then taking the temperature to see what it really is. (though it could also be the other extream and you think its cold...lol but i'm sticking with my warm :)) lol

less then 1 month until your birhtday! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 25, 2007, 08:05:41 pm
Hey Heidi, I have a question..
How can your (or the website or whatever) tell how many "guests" are here? Is it like.. the IP adresses or how many clicks or something? or is it a guestimate? I've always wondered, but just remembered to ask now. hah.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 26, 2007, 05:34:01 pm
Hey Heidi, I have a question..
How can your (or the website or whatever) tell how many "guests" are here? Is it like.. the IP adresses or how many clicks or something? or is it a guestimate? I've always wondered, but just remembered to ask now. hah.

Yes, the forum tracks IPs and that's how we can tell how many guests are online.  It's pretty darn accurate. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on February 27, 2007, 09:48:45 pm
How are you feeling today Heidi ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 27, 2007, 09:53:05 pm
How are you feeling today Heidi ;)

I'm about to die ... of giddiness.  (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/emoticons/spin.gif)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 27, 2007, 10:31:47 pm
Maybe some of that rubbed off on me? I'm in a very fun, laughing mood right now. The littlest things such as my cousins random away message ("omppa loompa") have had me laughing like crazy.

:)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on February 27, 2007, 11:04:03 pm
I am eating cereal.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on February 27, 2007, 11:09:55 pm
I am eating cereal.

~Heidi

Well thank goodness for that! I was very worried.

Also- "Lauren Graham/Special K Comercial" on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkPUvuDNMQ
If that's not her voice, then she's got quite a "Sound-a-like"!

Congrats on the great sucess tonight, Heidi!
Have a good night!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Lizbelle45 on February 27, 2007, 11:12:44 pm
Hey I've seen that commercial. I noticed it tonight when the show was on... I was like "Hey! That's Lorelai... with special K!"


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on February 28, 2007, 07:50:29 am
I am eating cereal.

~Heidi
Well thank goodness for that! I was very worried.
HAHAHAHA. That made me laugh out loud, the both of you.
If I had read that last night (considering the mood I was in) it would of been yet another thing that would of had me in a fit of laughter all night.

I love all you guys. :)



:o A hundered and something guests online at the very moment!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 01, 2007, 07:06:21 pm
Hey Heidi

Well this is my 2000th post.

For the last day I have agonised over how I was going to mark this post with something special and memorable.  As usual my brain was very lacking in anything spectacular or original so I decided to visit you here instead.

I figure this post was something that marks a point, whereby it is pretty obvious (after this many posts), that I enjoy spending a lot of time here and conversing with all the wonderful friends and Gilmore lovers that I have met.  All this would not be possible if not for the wonderful effort that you continuously give on a daily basis (and nightly for that matter).

You've created such a wonderful space here and I am sincerely grateful to be a small part of something so enormous in spirit.  Which brings me to my next point.  Your continued dedication to the show and this site via way of the Great8Mandate.  With a deadline announcement date being given as May 17 by the Network, we have approx 10 weeks in which to keep the momentum going and strive for success.  And I know that through your dedication and hardwork, those that are as appreciative as I am, will rise to the occasion and do their part.  We shall prevail.

So with my 2000th post I send all the best wishes for a favourable announcement for our fave show and fave little corner of the net.

Cheers to you Heidi
Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on March 01, 2007, 07:32:02 pm
 :star:Congratulations on your 2000th post, Caryn!!! :star:  Well, done my friend.  :-*  And I think you should name your diner Honk's, which will have a menu of lamb, Mexican food, and every chocolate concoction imaginable!  Also, no seafood allowed.   :nod:  Wait a minute -- that menu is starting to sound as eclectic as Al's Pancake World!  You'll have to have a grab bag night for sure, hun.   :)

Seriously, it is such a wonderful thing that there are 2000 posts out there that are by you.   :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 01, 2007, 07:55:17 pm
Hah!  Honks - it's such an endearing name isn't it!!  ;)

Thanks Shell  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 02, 2007, 06:50:11 am
:star:Congratulations on your 2000th post, Caryn!!! :star:  Well, done my friend.  :-*  And I think you should name your diner Honk's, which will have a menu of lamb, Mexican food, and every chocolate concoction imaginable!  Also, no seafood allowed.   :nod:  Wait a minute -- that menu is starting to sound as eclectic as Al's Pancake World!  You'll have to have a grab bag night for sure, hun.   :)

Seriously, it is such a wonderful thing that there are 2000 posts out there that are by you.   :hearts:
Count me in!  I'd love to go to Honks'!  I'm sure the staple meal would be the Aussie classic Vegemite.....hey just curious is it vegetarian safe?  ;) 

Oh and of course Congrats Mate!
Quote
Also- "Lauren Graham/Special K Comercial" on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkPUvuDNMQ
If that's not her voice, then she's got quite a "Sound-a-like"!
Also I checked it out and I do agree, it sure sounds like Lauren.  I have seen that comerical before, but since it was only a voice over I never noticed the similiarities.  It just goes to show how the image can overpower your thoughts. 
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Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 02, 2007, 03:06:46 pm
Awww thanks Melissa - you'd be very welcome.

This is going to sound really bad, but will probably give you some insight into how my mind operates.  But does the name Honk's as a dining establishment conjure up the image of roadkill for anybody else? :-[ ???


And I agree, the Special K add definately sounds like Lauren!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: totalggfan84 on March 02, 2007, 03:12:40 pm
Also- "Lauren Graham/Special K Comercial" on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkPUvuDNMQ
If that's not her voice, then she's got quite a "Sound-a-like"!

I just watched that and it sure sounds like Lauren to me. Thanks for that link Angela!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 02, 2007, 03:49:45 pm
]This is going to sound really bad, but will probably give you some insight into how my mind operates.  But does the name Honk's as a dining establishment conjure up the image of roadkill for anybody else? :-[ ???

There is a resturant(or was a restaurant) in Rochester, Mn called The Candadian Honker.  It is named after Canadian Geese that everyone affectionately(and disaffectionatly) calls Honkers.   We used to love eating at the place, it was near the Mayo Clinic.

http://www.canadianhonker.com/ 

LOL, looks like it still exists!  So where was I trying to go with this point, oh yeah.  Most people are not fond of these 'sky rats', because they (how can I put it nicely) defacate all over the place.....YET this restaurant is quite popular.  So I think Honks' could be a successful place with a wonderful repuation before it.   ::)


EDIT!  I played the Special K commerical to my hubby and he disagrees with the consensus here.  He believes that even with the net interference for playing the commerical that the voice over does not match her voice.  He thinks that Lauren has a much richer, darker voice and that the tamber of this voice was too high.  PLUS, IF THEY DID USE HER VOICE, WOULDN'T SPECIAL K CLAIM IT THAT WAY?
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Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Loridhhp on March 03, 2007, 12:10:36 am
Hi everyone! Regarding the Special K commercials (and there are more than one..ie Special K Chocolate, the one with the drink etc), they all sound like Lauren to me. Remember she has done voice characterizations on the show. Also, when doing commercial voiceovers, actors tend to enunciate differently during the reading of the script. I like to call it the "announcer voice" so Lauren could have definately voiced the commercials. David Duchovny (from X-Files) does the voiceovers for recent Purina Dogfood commercials. I can tell his voice any where. He is not seen on screen or given credit either. Alot of famous actors do voiceovers anomynously and you don't always realize it was so-and-so. I think it is highly plausable that Lauren could have done commercial voiceovers.

I want to give kudos to you Heidi for The Great8mandate! It's really taking off. You've got my support for sure. Have we kind of put Project Masterplan on the back burner to focus on getting an 8th season? Just curious.

Have a great day and long live Gilmore Girls! ;D  Lori


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 03, 2007, 06:46:05 pm
The more and more I think about it, I don't see how Lauren would have the time to do a commercial voice-over AND IF she did, wouldn't Special K acknowledge it?  I mean, she's not Tom Hanks, but her name is big enough they'd want to shout out her endorsement. I wouldn't be suprised it the voice-over is done by someone who hoped to model her voice after the famous Lauren Graham.  (And David Dachovny, isn't that busy right now.....I'd think doing a commerical would be just to have something to do?....)

And no response from Caryn about Honks!   :'(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 03, 2007, 11:11:53 pm
Sorry Melissa - I didn't see that other post.   And  :o what!!  Somebody stole my name way before I had it?  The cheek!! ;D  It sounds like a fun place and that it might be hard to compete with.  So I guess that is it - my restauranteur days are over before they began :P.

And I disagree with the voice over thing you were saying.  Often actors do these things without the billing to get a lifetime of free product, and some still get paid.  And it doesn't take that long to do a voice over.  Often actors mention when they do voices in animated films that it takes 1-3 days tops to get that done, so a 30 commercial wouldn't be that much out of her time if she was a fan of the product.  But that is of course just my opinion and purely speculative.

Cheers
Caryn
 :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on March 04, 2007, 08:23:46 am
I don't mean to barge in, but look click on this link and I think you guys might get your answers.

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=special+k+lauren+graham


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 04, 2007, 03:43:43 pm
Barge in any time you like Pri, especially when you want to prove me right ;D :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 04, 2007, 05:17:58 pm
Okay I stand corrected and to be honest I was on your side Caryn, until my hubby heard it and he had some points.  Here's the quote "Lauren voice-overs some commercials for Kellogg's "Special K" products." from TV.COM.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: snicklefritz on March 04, 2007, 05:28:33 pm
Okay I stand corrected and to be honest I was on your side Caryn, until my hubby heard it and he had some points.  Here's the quote "Lauren voice-overs some commercials for Kellogg's "Special K" products." from TV.COM.
I'm not sure if that proves that is really her.... since I think that if you are a member of tv.com you can add those details yourself.... so somebody could write that without knowing for sure if it was her. I think that is how it works, If i'm wrong please let me know how it works...

also if kellogs won't release the name of the person who did the voiceover, then most likely we would never really know the truth, unless we heard it from Lauren Graham's mouth


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 04, 2007, 05:52:06 pm
Good point and I kind of thought of that, but I'm not sure. I don't know why this is bugging me so much, I just really want to know!   LOL! 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: snicklefritz on March 04, 2007, 06:17:16 pm
haha, well next time you run into Lauren Graham you can ask her for all of us, lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 05, 2007, 06:56:58 pm
hey!!! Congrats on your 2000th post!!!! :( I'm sorry I wasn't around to help you celebrate and bask in your glory :)
lol well :celebrate:  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! (belated) lol


btw, only one more vote right Heidi, until we get to find out what the temp in your room was back then?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 06, 2007, 12:15:42 am
Hi friends,

I want to apologize for not being super active as of late (but I still check in to make sure things are a-okay!).  I've been busy with that little thing we call 'real life' ... but I should have more ORG time in the coming days.

Thank you all for keeping The Great8Mandate active in my absence.  So appreciated!   :hearts:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on March 06, 2007, 08:26:43 am
I was just checking out the Shoutoutbox on the main GG.org page
http://www.gilmoregirls.org/
(I made a nice shout out to all the Great8Mandaters)
And I noticed that the shoutouts that are being put up there are really weird.
Have you all noticed that?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on March 09, 2007, 12:30:02 pm
I've been busy with that little thing we call 'real life'
Now why would you go and do something like that ::) O, Heidi, Heidi, Heidi...
;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 10, 2007, 06:22:31 pm
Hi peoples,

I'll be back in a bit.  I'm going to eat dinner and relax, but later tonight I'll be adding screencaps for the last two episodes and hopefully we can rally the troops and renew interest in The Great8Mandate.

Go team!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 11, 2007, 12:00:48 pm
Only one more vote needed for the Heidi poll!
Woot.

Heidi, question.
Up in my "User Info" thing the time is of course the local time for CA, and I was wondering if it was going to be changed due to the annoying Daylight Savings thing? Cause the time is still an hour behind. I just noticed.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 11, 2007, 02:42:01 pm
Only one more vote needed for the Heidi poll!
Woot.

Heidi, question.
Up in my "User Info" thing the time is of course the local time for CA, and I was wondering if it was going to be changed due to the annoying Daylight Savings thing? Cause the time is still an hour behind. I just noticed.

A good question.  This is a test ...

UPDATE:  To fix the time, some settings have to be changed on ORG's server.  My friend Chris is going to be helping with that sometime soon.  All should be well soon. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 11, 2007, 05:27:46 pm
Question:     

What is the current temperature in Heidi's room?  (At 6:12pm)
  • 72.0° F (22.2° C) - 8 (22.2%)
  • 78.3° F (25.7° C) - 14 (38.9%)
  • 82.7° F (28.1° C) - 9 (25%)
  • 85.8° F (29.8° C) - 2 (5.6%)
  • 91.2° F (32.8 °C) - 3 (8.3%)

Total Votes: 36

And the correct answer is ::drumroll please:: 85.8° F! 

My room is a vortex of hot air.  No one knows why.  It's unexplainable.  I've had electricians, roofing experts, and other smart people try and figure things out ... no luck.  In fact, it's currently 85.6° F outside at this very moment ... and my room is 89.1° F.  That's just not fair, heh.

I'm very fortunate that my house has central A/C, but it doesn't make sense to run central air when only my room is 89° F and the rest of the house is 74° F.  Last summer I finally couldn't take it anymore.  I broke down and bought an individual room air conditioner.  It's not perfect, but at least I can be in my room without sticking to the chair.  In case anyone is wondering, the hottest my room has ever gotten is 100.6° F (which was when I went on vacation last summer and no one was home). 

The end.  I'll put up a new poll shortly.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 11, 2007, 06:30:59 pm
My room is a vortex of hot air.  No one knows why.  It's unexplainable.  I've had electricians, roofing experts, and other smart people try and figure things out ... no luck.  In fact, it's currently 85.6° F outside at this very moment ... and my room is 89.1° F.  That's just not fair, heh.

I'm very fortunate that my house has central A/C, but it doesn't make sense to run central air when only my room is 89° F and the rest of the house is 74° F.  Last summer I finally couldn't take it anymore.  I broke down and bought an individual room air conditioner.  It's not perfect, but at least I can be in my room without sticking to the chair.  In case anyone is wondering, the hottest my room has ever gotten is 100.6° F (which was when I went on vacation last summer and no one was home). 

The end.  I'll put up a new poll shortly.

~Heidi
Wow. That's.. crazy. And does suck. Poor Heidi. =(
I can't imagine these next few days.. it's supposed to be pretty damn warm. Me saying that probly isn't making things any better, huh? I don't mean to sound mocking! At least you have a room AC. Hang in there!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 11, 2007, 07:44:15 pm
My room is a vortex of hot air.  No one knows why.  It's unexplainable.  I've had electricians, roofing experts, and other smart people try and figure things out ... no luck.  In fact, it's currently 85.6° F outside at this very moment ... and my room is 89.1° F.  That's just not fair, heh.

I'm very fortunate that my house has central A/C, but it doesn't make sense to run central air when only my room is 89° F and the rest of the house is 74° F.  Last summer I finally couldn't take it anymore.  I broke down and bought an individual room air conditioner.  It's not perfect, but at least I can be in my room without sticking to the chair.  In case anyone is wondering, the hottest my room has ever gotten is 100.6° F (which was when I went on vacation last summer and no one was home). 

The end.  I'll put up a new poll shortly.

~Heidi
Wow. That's.. crazy. And does suck. Poor Heidi. =(
I can't imagine these next few days.. it's supposed to be pretty damn warm. Me saying that probly isn't making things any better, huh? I don't mean to sound mocking! At least you have a room AC. Hang in there!

Things could be a lot worse.  At least I have access to A/C and use it when necessary.  For that, I'm thankful.

As for the next few days, it's bad enough that So. CA is going through a heatwave, but now we have to watch out for those wildfires.  I think something like 1000 acres have already been burned.  :-\

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Kukalaka on March 12, 2007, 12:41:42 am
Heidi, my room gets very hot in the summer too (like 30-35°C) as does the whole appartment. We don't have any A/C, but I got used to it.
I'm looking forward to the new poll. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on March 12, 2007, 05:55:21 am
Question:     

What is the current temperature in Heidi's room?  (At 6:12pm)
  • 72.0° F (22.2° C) - 8 (22.2%)
  • 78.3° F (25.7° C) - 14 (38.9%)
  • 82.7° F (28.1° C) - 9 (25%)
  • 85.8° F (29.8° C) - 2 (5.6%)
  • 91.2° F (32.8 °C) - 3 (8.3%)

Total Votes: 36

And the correct answer is ::drumroll please:: 85.8° F! 

My room is a vortex of hot air.  No one knows why.  It's unexplainable.  I've had electricians, roofing experts, and other smart people try and figure things out ... no luck.  In fact, it's currently 85.6° F outside at this very moment ... and my room is 89.1° F.  That's just not fair, heh.

I'm very fortunate that my house has central A/C, but it doesn't make sense to run central air when only my room is 89° F and the rest of the house is 74° F.  Last summer I finally couldn't take it anymore.  I broke down and bought an individual room air conditioner.  It's not perfect, but at least I can be in my room without sticking to the chair.  In case anyone is wondering, the hottest my room has ever gotten is 100.6° F (which was when I went on vacation last summer and no one was home). 

The end.  I'll put up a new poll shortly.

~Heidi


Ahh! That is complete madness! My room is warm all year round. Though I live in Upstate NY so we don't get those insane temeperatures.

and I'm also looking forward to the new poll.  :D They are so frigging random its great.

 :-* to all of you.

Heres a :drink: to cool down Heidi.  ;) Cause your oh so hot.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 12, 2007, 09:38:18 am
hey everybody,

Cause your oh so hot.

where is janich?.....lol......

wow i answered the poll incorrectly....very interesting..poor heidi..
i would not be able to live in such a warm room....


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: laurenfan on March 12, 2007, 11:00:08 pm
Sorry your room is so HOT!!!

I live in an apartment and believe me it get's HOT in there in the Summer


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 13, 2007, 03:04:31 am
My room seems to be pretty opposite. When the rest of the house is boiling, my room is like a freezer. During the summers, people think I'm crazy because I'll be wearing a sweater. But when the rest of the house is a freezing, my rooms like a sauna. It works for me sometimes, and againsts me others. I prefer it being freezing, which is usually is. I can bundle in comfy PJ pants and sweatshirts. If it's hot, sure, I can always go around in a sports bra and sophie shorts, but imagine if there's a fire or something. That ought to be embarassing. (HAHA! That's how I tend to judge things.)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Janich O on March 13, 2007, 07:48:48 am
Cause your oh so hot.

where is janich?.....lol......
I'm here ;)

I live in an apartment and believe me it get's HOT in there in the Summer
Dirty!

If it's hot, sure, I can always go around in a sports bra and sophie shorts, but imagine if there's a fire or something. That ought to be embarassing.
Nja, Angela. No need to be embarrassed for you ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 13, 2007, 09:05:17 am
I'm here ;)
good...

Dirty!
yep that is the reason i called you..... ;)

janich, today keith said..that you have influenced me..cause now i also say everything is dirty..
cause i said, that something he mentioneed was dirty..i told him you are at fault..lol..



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the_real_paul_anka on March 13, 2007, 03:53:32 pm
this conversation is waaaaay strange. lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 14, 2007, 06:16:31 pm
haha oh Heidi, that is crazy!  lol, and I did get it correct :)

haha now you need to come up with another one :D  Happy Birthday in a little over a week :celebrate:

lol, my room used to be SOO hot, not matter what all the other rooms were, but then last year my dad took out a bunch of fins in the raideator, and this winter its either been FREEZING when I wake up or I get SO hot.  It makes no scense to me...recientally its been FREEZING, the other morning --wait, I think it was this morning (oh and I did it before too, prolly whats confusing me, lol-- it was so cold I couldn't change in my room, I had to do it in the bathroom which was tons warmer. lol


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 14, 2007, 06:44:28 pm
Hey Heidi!  I still haven't officially asked you, but I'd be honored to have you in my tally? What do you think the pronoun will be on my little zucchini?   Do you think my baby will be a little Luke or Little Lorelai....or are you more of an undecided&/or don't want to know Jackson camp!?!


Tally So far:
Little Lukes: Mela, M, Stephanie, Michelle(wmushell), Katie, Kami, Conrad

Little Lorelais: Ang, Steph..., Pri, Caryn, Lexy, Marlies, B(Stephanie's 2nd guess)  (red b/c you can't read pink!)

Or there's the Jackson camp I forgot about...I don't not want to know the sex of the baby! : for all of the undecided folks out there! Marian, Sarah and Lexy(?)




Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 14, 2007, 07:01:17 pm
Yes, Heidi, it will be interesting to see what your guess it! :)

In regards to the latest poll about Heidi's room temp...it's really hot in my apartment, almost all year around too! The air doesn't cirrculate well and so when the sun is shinning through the windows, it just heats up! We call is the sauna! haha So, I feel for you, Heidi! Good thing you have Central Air or A/C because we don't have that and the fans don't work well at all! :( It's not summer yet so it's not too bad, but it's getting warmer. That's one reason I don't mind winter! Ugh!

Looking forward to your next poll! I'll be waiting~ :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 14, 2007, 07:59:23 pm
So Heidi I've been thinking that the reason the big announcement for Season 8 is deliberately being held off until March 24th.  Why you may all ask.  Well what better way to honour such a wonderful fan that runs the most awesome fansite,as well as inspiring and organising the most awesome fan campaign than by announcing the success of said campaign on her Birthday!!!!!! :clover:

And talking of birthdays Heidi, how do you get your birthday on the calender without filling in an age?? :o


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on March 14, 2007, 08:03:09 pm
Quote from: Caryn
And talking of birthdays Heidi, how do you get your birthday on the calender without filling in an age?? :o

All you have to do is fill in 0000 for the birth year!  I was afraid to do it at first because I was afraid it would make me 2007 years old!!!   :o ;D  But if you do a little searching on the calendar, hun, you'll find my birthday and that I'm ageless!!!   ;)  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 14, 2007, 08:06:09 pm
Ahhhh..Shell, you're so smart! I should have done so...I guess 28 isn't that terrible an age yet! ha!

It seems I'm in such great company!! It's an honor to share the month with such a wonderful and amazing person, such as yourself, Heidi! Isn't March just a wonderful month?! Such great people were born during March! ha! :P I agree with Caryn, wouldn't that just be the most wonderful birthday present ever?! Just a few more days and we'll see if that's what they are going to do! I hope that you get some time to relax and enjoy your birthday! Thanks again for all that you do!!  


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 14, 2007, 08:17:42 pm
Totally off the current topic - M, I can't see your sig anymore.....is it just me?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 14, 2007, 08:27:57 pm
Totally off the current topic - M, I can't see your sig anymore.....is it just me?

No, I'm trying to get it to work again, but for some reason, it's not. Thanks for pointing it out! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 14, 2007, 08:38:49 pm
Totally off the current topic - M, I can't see your sig anymore.....is it just me?

No, I'm trying to get it to work again, but for some reason, it's not. Thanks for pointing it out! :)

Thats better!!!

And so my post isn't totally lame - I'm ageless and on the birthday list now also ;D  Thanks Shell :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 15, 2007, 01:55:47 am
So Heidi I've been thinking that the reason the big announcement for Season 8 is deliberately being held off until March 24th.  Why you may all ask.  Well what better way to honour such a wonderful fan that runs the most awesome fansite,as well as inspiring and organising the most awesome fan campaign than by announcing the success of said campaign on her Birthday!!!!!! :clover:

And talking of birthdays Heidi, how do you get your birthday on the calender without filling in an age?? :o

Haha, well, great minds think alike.   :star:

I was actually hoping that something would be announced on Lauren's birthday.  Although, I know there is some 'industry standard' of good and bad days to release news on (or so I'm told).  For example, Monday wouldn't be a good day because the weekend has just gone by and there's lots of news to catch up on ... so your story might get buried.  Make sense?  Kinda?  Who knows.  Though, at this point, if season 8 can be nailed down I imagine The CW would be happy to announce it on anyday.

The important thing is that we have two super fun days that a season 8 announcement could coincide with.  I'll take something in honor of Lauren's birthday, my birthday ... or, you know what, whatever day season 8 is announce on I will declare a GilmoreGirls.org holiday.  Everyone wins!

:celebrate: :world: :bam: :pow: :hearts: :clover: :smitten:

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 15, 2007, 02:02:09 am
I'll drink to that - any day is a good day for news of a future season of our Girls :drink: :)

Caryn
 :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 15, 2007, 02:10:16 am
It seems I'm in such great company!! It's an honor to share the month with such a wonderful and amazing person, such as yourself, Heidi! Isn't March just a wonderful month?! Such great people were born during March! ha! :P I agree with Caryn, wouldn't that just be the most wonderful birthday present ever?! Just a few more days and we'll see if that's what they are going to do! I hope that you get some time to relax and enjoy your birthday! Thanks again for all that you do!! [/color]

I forget if I've mentioned this before, but in my family ... birthdays are a big deal.  Aside from having your actual birthDAY, members of my family pretty much get to celebrate for the entire month (my immediate family is pretty small and no one has birthdays in the same month). 

During your birthday month, you can ask for pretty much anything you want.  Not necessarily gift-wise, but little things ... like choosing what movie to watch, where you want to go to dinner, if you don't want to do an errand you can ask someone else to, etc.  However, the catch is that it works two ways.  Sure, your own birthday month is awesome ... but you have to be willing to play the part for everyone else too. ;)

Oh .. and picking out cakes is also a big deal in my family.  The birthday boy or girl can really go to town.  I haven't made any decisions for this year ... yet. ;)

~Heidi   


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 15, 2007, 02:18:43 am
Heh, well I have the opposite in my family Heidi.  I'm from a very large family and there is no month that doesn't have a birthday, and only one that is just a single birthday month.  So everybody fights for attention for their birthdays and they usually get it.  We still make a really big deal, but it gets kind of rushed through ready for the next one.

So with all the willingness to please in your family for your birthday, you don't have anybody that has the power to grant the biggest Org wish at the moment, do you? ;)

Also a great thing about being a mum, not only do I get to pick my own cake (which is usually a chocolate mud/chocolate mousse layered cake with strawberries on top) but I get to pick the kids ones as well.  Lots of choices to be made - lucky me ;D

Caryn
 :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 15, 2007, 02:26:22 am
So with all the willingness to please in your family for your birthday, you don't have anybody that has the power to grant the biggest Org wish at the moment, do you? ;)

Heh, I should send an e-mail to my Mom and Dad tonight ... "For my birthday, please save Gilmore Girls."   :celebrate:

~Heidi



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 15, 2007, 09:32:41 am
Sooks, you don't have AC, so sorry! We must do that MN gathering at the MOA so you can take a breather from the heat!

Caryn,
are you worried about your age being displayed?  Or the fact that Heidi got away with hers not! I think it's /c our Heidi likes to remain a bit of a mystery woman.

Ah, Shell Bell, you're ageless, wow!  :)  And Caryn too?


Quote
"Heh, I should send an e-mail to my Mom and Dad tonight ... "For my birthday, please save Gilmore Girls."   

~Heidi"
I think that's perfect...but heidi you never answered my question?!  Should I put you in the undecided list?  [/color]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 15, 2007, 04:30:47 pm
So, I'm wondering if you still use "rondonculous anymore.
I was watching last weeks episode of Americas Next Top Model and one of the girls got a huge trophey for one of the challanges. So another girl was explaining it and was like, "She got a rondonculously big trophey with a spray painted shoe on the top."
I haven't heard it lately, so has it been "phased out" or am I just not getting around enough?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 15, 2007, 05:48:25 pm
So, I'm wondering if you still use "rondonculous anymore.
I was watching last weeks episode of Americas Next Top Model and one of the girls got a huge trophey for one of the challanges. So another girl was explaining it and was like, "She got a rondonculously big trophey with a spray painted shoe on the top."
I haven't heard it lately, so has it been "phased out" or am I just not getting around enough?
Really, they used it on Top Model?? Hm I can't remember if I caught on to that.. I think I might of and did think, "hehe Heidi and the ORG!" But I'm not sure. It might of just been something that I quickly thought and then forgot about.
I like to use that word. I said it once to my cousin and she just stared at me and was like, "whaaat??!"

Anyways sorry for just bouncing in and posting that, lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 15, 2007, 10:26:39 pm
... or am I just not getting around enough?

Ang, honey you'll go and give yourself a reputation.  A rondonculous one at that!! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on March 15, 2007, 11:42:35 pm
Just thought I'd pop in and say that I was thinking a similar thought when I read that Caryn!

Oh, and I hope to actually help out with the Great8Mandate soon, I haven't exactly been the best ORG member lately! :-[


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 15, 2007, 11:49:57 pm
Just thought I'd pop in and say that I was thinking a similar thought when I read that Caryn!


Well they do say great minds think alike Keith ;)

I hope to actually help out with the Great8Mandate soon

As in St Patricks Day? :D - because we are trying to get as many emails sent and letters posted with St Patricks/Irish symbols (like  :clover:) on the envelopes as a targeted push Keith.  It would be great if you could be a part of what we hope to be a phenomal day for the campaign.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on March 16, 2007, 01:19:04 am
Hm, I have read about that plan... St. Patrick's Day is coming up this Saturday! That's a little soon for me. I will most likely have e-mails ready to be sent on that day, but I doubt I will be able to have letters posted in time(especially with the travel time). Someone might need to remind me though. =P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 16, 2007, 01:38:57 am
Hm, I have read about that plan... St. Patrick's Day is coming up this Saturday! That's a little soon for me. I will most likely have e-mails ready to be sent on that day, but I doubt I will be able to have letters posted in time(especially with the travel time). Someone might need to remind me though. =P

Hi Keith,

The goal is to simply mail letters on the 17th; they don't need to arrive by then. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 16, 2007, 10:09:29 am
So with all the willingness to please in your family for your birthday, you don't have anybody that has the power to grant the biggest Org wish at the moment, do you? ;)

Heh, I should send an e-mail to my Mom and Dad tonight ... "For my birthday, please save Gilmore Girls." :celebrate:

~Heidi


haha now that would be an amazing birthday present!  As for your cake I'd say chocolate cake with strewberry iceing! :D  yummy!!! lol  Birthdays in my family aren't as big as yours, but they are still big.  I have a really big family on my dad's side, but not as big on my mom's...so with my mom's side we get together for everyone's b-day because we all live in NJ, but my dad's family, the people in that state gettogether (plus if anyone is visiting) and we normally call the birthday person.  In my imediate family though we kinda have b-day months that you can pull if you want to, like saying where you want to go out to eat or something, but you sound like you get to do it hard core :)  fun!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: LoganNRory4ever on March 17, 2007, 05:42:39 pm
Heidi... please have your parents save GG. Happy birthday babe!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 19, 2007, 09:13:35 pm
If it were as simple as that, just what would we be spending all our Great8Mandate time doing? :P I so wish it were that simple!! I think Heidi would save herself a lot of work, if her parents could save Gilmore Girls! haha! How cool would that be though?!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 20, 2007, 06:06:27 pm
Sorry wasn't sure where else to post this, but is the Org site clock up to date with your daylight savings yet?  I use it to work out all my time zones and am not sure where I'm at, at this moment  :P.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 20, 2007, 08:10:23 pm
Sorry wasn't sure where else to post this, but is the Org site clock up to date with your daylight savings yet?  I use it to work out all my time zones and am not sure where I'm at, at this moment  :P.

No, tis still an hour off.  Fixing the time involves changing settings on ORG's server, which is a little beyond my control.  I do have a friend who will be helping with it as soon as he gets a chance, but he's a super busy guy.  Until then, please add an hour to everything.

I could probably go into the Forum's software and just +1 to the current time ... but that's kind of the 'jury rig' way to do it and I wouldn't want to cause further issues down the line. 

Heh, at this rate the server's time will update itself in April anyway (when DST normally kicks in).  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 21, 2007, 11:39:51 am
Sorry wasn't sure where else to post this, but is the Org site clock up to date with your daylight savings yet?  I use it to work out all my time zones and am not sure where I'm at, at this moment  :P.
Hehe I was in that snag since I always relied on here for the time whenever I'm online. I eventually just did the adding an hour thing to make it right cause I was getting confused. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on March 21, 2007, 11:41:15 am
Only two people have voted in Heidi's new poll.

Come on you wonderful ORG members!!!  Get out your voting fingers and click those mice!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 21, 2007, 12:51:45 pm
haha I voted for the one everyone has ;)  But I'd go with the Dodgers anyother year...i'm pretty sure that is what you want for you birthday this year (saying as we had a conversation about it earlier on this thread ;))

haha also, Heidi, I say just wait for when it is set to go...its only 1/2 week or a week and a 1/2 more.  don't worry about it...try to relax and have a great birthday!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on March 21, 2007, 01:54:59 pm
I voted for the Great8Mandate one. Come on, that's like a birthday present every Tuesday for about a year! Nothing can beat that. I'm pretty sure Brenda's gonna pick the Dodger's choice though. Haha.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 21, 2007, 03:19:43 pm
haha whoever choose the exclusive interview with lauren graham that would be my ultimit birthday present...its in 2 weeks *hint hint* ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on March 21, 2007, 04:03:59 pm
I'm pretty sure Brenda's gonna pick the Dodger's choice though. Haha.
I just read this^^ You know me too well! I just read the first one and voted. They should have won last year, stupid Mets! >:( ;D

When is your birthday, Melanie? Two weeks from now will be... *checks calender* Oh goodness, it's from 2006. :wall: Is it in April?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on March 21, 2007, 04:21:34 pm
haha yes.  It is April 4th.  lol..Brenda, you have to think having an 8th season would be such an amazing fantastic birthday present to though?  Especally with all Heidi has done.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on March 21, 2007, 05:01:43 pm
Hello. An eighth season would be great! (I'm sure every gg fan is thinking that) I heard that Alexis doesn't want another season and that Lauren isn't going to do it without her. If she did, then is just wouldn't be Gilmore Girls anymore, would it? ::) More like Gilmore Woman. :D I don't want to be all negative, so, all things are possible! (I really believe that) (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l167/brendashott/needhug3.gif)

Ps.
And, I will remember your birthday. I'll send you a virtual gift!
April is a busy month for me.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 21, 2007, 05:28:36 pm
Haha, I'm going with season 8, just because of what you mentioned a few posts back.. So I guess it's a logical choice.

Well, anyway, Happy soon-to-be Birthday! I hope you get what ever it is that you want!

[haha, so, a funny Birthday Story that my bio teacher told me. Her birthday was over the break and her son asked her how old she was going to be. So she told him her age (30-something, I think) and he was like, "Wow, mommy, that's almost dead!"
I just find that so funny because it's hardly even old. LOL
Kids can be cute!]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 21, 2007, 05:32:19 pm
What a tough new poll, Heidi.  Hmmmmmm.....well I went with my gut and chose the Dodgers 2007 World Series!  Having spent time chatting with Heidi, I know how much of a sports fan she is and I know she'd love to travel to all of the games with the Dodgers.  One of my other choices was a new super nerdy computer, but I know that she already has 2 screens....so I'm guessing her computer is quite nerdy all ready, but who doesn't want the next super pimped up model!  And my other option looks like the most popular option, I know how much time the GR8 Mandate has taken for her....so this is the reality.  But in all reality, as the first quiz....I believe that there is an element of truth in all of them.  I think the trick is deciding what she WANTS for her b-day!  

Speaking of special days....I just realized my hubby shares the same b-day too!  But the $100, 000 question is does she share the EXACT DATE as my hubby?  Hmmmmm....only time will telll....... :blowkiss:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 21, 2007, 05:56:02 pm
DON'T HATE. CELEBRATE. SEASON 8!!! Whooo Hooo!! :P  :pow: :bam: :star: :celebrate:

Love the new poll Heidi! Wouldn't it be just the most the most WONDERFUL birthday present to get what you've been working for so hard?! You deserve all the very best!! And again, I say...March is such a wonderful month - SO many great people were were born in March! ;) haha! Great new poll! You're fabulous darlin'...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on March 21, 2007, 07:00:32 pm
Brenda- Haha, I know you too well. =)

Melanie- Your birthday's coming up?? Jeez, I need to write everyone's birthday down cause apparently, my brain can't handle that much stuff.

Angela- Pretty embaressing but... I actually said that to my mom when I was like 7. Yeah... mean, right? Atleast she knew I was kidding... Now, each time it's her birthday, I keep saying she's 25. I will never in a bazillion years repeat what I said to her before again. Major crisis.

Soooo unfortunately, I'm not gonna go to Cali over Spring Break. Instead, I'm going somewhere called... Mackinac Island? I don't know. But my dad wants to go there. He said that Cali is definately on his 'to do list' [[dirty]] but we all know that he's just gonna SPRING it on us one day.

Speaking of Spring...

HAPPY SPRING! I think that's how you say it.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 22, 2007, 01:36:52 am
Hey Mela: Hmmm well I was the first to vote for the Lauren one and if I culd organise it for you I would.  I think that I would do just about anything to spend some time in her presence!!

However I agree with Melissa - they would all have some element of yes to them for sure!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: LoganNRory4ever on March 22, 2007, 06:45:12 am
Happy birthday to all March babies. I love March... I was 1 hour away from being born in March... but Feb 28 rocks my socks also! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: lalaliz2005 on March 22, 2007, 06:48:03 am
I'm going with Season 8 too. That would be the best ever!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on March 22, 2007, 08:42:55 am
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to Heidi! And all you beautiful March babies out there. (I'm a georgous April birthday myself. On Easter this year. My address is....for all of those gifts ;)) You are so lucky that birthdays are a big deal in your family. We usually barley celebrate. Gifts, family dinner, cake. That's how it goes. We aren't in to celebrating holidays as much anymore. After the divorce things got a little hazy about that.  :P  ::)


I just read this^^ You know me too well! I just read the first one and voted. They should have won last year, stupid Mets! >:( ;D

Your NUTS! WOO! ::chants:: METS! METS! METS! WOOOO! Hah. Boo Dodgers!  :P ;D


I voted for season 8. That is all I want, or an interview with Lauren Graham, though I would prefer one with Alexis or Matt.  ::) A season 8 would be better.

16 days till my 16th birthday!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 22, 2007, 09:29:27 am
Boo Dodgers!  :P ;D
:o You dare say that around Heidi and Brenda??
lol kidding. ;)

I had a tough time on deciding my answer cause they all sounded like they could all be right! I almost went for the Dodgers one knowing how much of a fan Heidi is. I know she's into computers as well.. but like Angela I choose the 8th season cause Heidi did mention something like that awhile back before the poll was up.
We'll just have to find out!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: I LUV JESS~!! on March 22, 2007, 05:26:13 pm
Boo Dodgers!  :P ;D
:o You dare say that around Heidi and Brenda??

She has not yet experienced my wrath! :D

Your NUTS! WOO! ::chants:: METS! METS! METS! WOOOO! Hah. Boo Dodgers!  :P ;D
:o What!? *checks username and exhales* Oh, it’s you Sarah. If some random person would have called me nuts and booed The Dodgers I would have hunted ‘em down and made them pay! :D I wouldn’t, I would just give them a piece of my mind, or my fist! :fight: (If only I knew that person, in person. ::) )Well anyway, The Mets? No, no, Los Angeles! *cheers* Dodgers, baby! *takes shirt off and begins twirling it in air* :D
Well, Happy early Birthday! It's on Easter? I will wish you a Happy Birthday then, too. Are you expecting any specific gift? I'm so looking forward to Easter! I'm getting an Easter Basket! (I haven't got one in years! But everyone once in a while I like to feel like a kid again. I might even do the egg hunt! lol)

I might even bump into Heidi at a Dodger Game and I wouldn't even know it! (Since I've never seen a picture of her) Heidi, did you ever post that video up of when you caught that homerun ball? And, Happy early Birthday to you too! When is it exactly?

*waves to all* :-*

And, hello to Ashely. I'm Brenda. :) I was going to wish you a Happy Birthday but I just realized it's already March 22. ::)

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Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: steph_ on March 22, 2007, 06:05:20 pm
Okay this may seem like a REALLY STUPID QUESTION, even tho i know there are no stupid questions but what is the purporse of this thread?

<< Stupid? YES!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 22, 2007, 06:27:29 pm
I think it's for Heidi to announce stuff.. hence.. her "soapbox".. that's usually related to annuncing stuff, right?
oh or.. her "News, Opinions, and Things [we] Never Wanted to Know" ;)
..But I could be wrong.
And remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question (except maybe, "how does the ink come out of pens?" ;) )


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on March 23, 2007, 08:05:40 am
Brenda-Yes. I'm the crazy one who will endure the wrath of Heidi and Brenda. And remember, before you put on the gloves, its all in good fun! ::ducks and covers!!::


Don't waste your wish. Wish for season 8.  ;) :D ;D :P
I love this. :) :) And I love all you Dodgers fans. Well the ones that I know. ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: UmustBe on March 23, 2007, 01:19:37 pm
I think it's for Heidi to announce stuff.. hence.. her "soapbox".. that's usually related to annuncing stuff, right?
oh or.. her "News, Opinions, and Things [we] Never Wanted to Know" ;)
..But I could be wrong.
And remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question (except maybe, "how does the ink come out of pens?" ;) )

Haha.

Did you know that the sun is a star- a giant one? 55% of americans dont know that!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 24, 2007, 11:35:48 pm
This is a test to see if the server time has been fixed ...

Update: Fixed!  Server is up to date with DST!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 25, 2007, 12:55:27 am
do you mean the time?..*confused*

edit: the time was 3 hours wrong for my country..i went to profile and actually figuree out how to change it..ithas been annoying me for so long..ahh nice that is settled.. :)

hey heidi..how was your b-day.....i loved how sooo many users had the heidi sig..
was it a real suprise to you..or did you know soomething was going on?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 26, 2007, 01:07:42 am
edit: the time was 3 hours wrong for my country..i went to profile and actually figuree out how to change it..ithas been annoying me for so long..ahh nice that is settled.. :)

Marlies, I'm sooo glad that you made this post.  Ever since I joined I have been so frustrated with my local time not reading what it should and had no idea I could actually change it.  Now I've just read your post and looked at my profile and found exactly where to do so.  Obviously I know what time it is here, but now all my Org friends will too. 

Thanks hun :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 26, 2007, 08:32:24 am
Marlies, I'm sooo glad that you made this post.  Ever since I joined I have been so frustrated with my local time not reading what it should and had no idea I could actually change it.  Now I've just read your post and looked at my profile and found exactly where to do so.  Obviously I know what time it is here, but now all my Org friends will too. 

lol..it is a pleasure to be helpful  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on March 26, 2007, 06:29:06 pm
Yes, thank you Marlies! I had no idea that I could do that either...and when I went to change the time, I realized a few other things I could change/ add! Like thie quick reply box that I am in love with! :) Thanks so much! And as always, thanks Heidi, for allowing us such a wonderful forum to call home! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on March 26, 2007, 10:28:40 pm
Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Anyone?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 27, 2007, 07:56:27 am
Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Anyone?

~Heidi
lol that's so random!
What??

Oh about the time thing, I'm happy that its on normal track! So I don't have to worry about having to change it again.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on March 27, 2007, 08:51:55 am
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

~Heidi


AHH! I love that movie.
And I love quoting movie lines. It's my thing. I should start doing it on the ORG more.

Baby steps to the post button. Baby steps out of this board. Baby steps scrolling. :P



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on March 27, 2007, 11:52:47 am
Yes, thank you Marlies! I had no idea that I could do that either..

i always knew one day i could change the universe...or..not the universe..but at least mother earth  ;)

i agree.random quoting is cool...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 27, 2007, 01:13:19 pm
And I love quoting movie lines. It's my thing. I should start doing it on the ORG more.
Hehe me too. I quote stuff all the time along with my sister and my cousin.

One of my current favorites:
And evil takes a human form in Regina George. Don't be fooled because she may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag.

Love saying that!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 29, 2007, 04:56:55 pm
How many more votes do we need to find out your ultimate brithday wish Heidi?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on March 29, 2007, 05:18:53 pm
You read my mind, I've been curious also!

Ah it looks like the other Melissa won your sig heart!   :'( :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 29, 2007, 05:26:39 pm
hehe noooo.  I love them all.  She was just posting a whole heap of season 8 support ones for people to use and I liked this one.  Need to keep supporting that Mandate campaign.  ::hugs::


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on March 30, 2007, 09:54:44 am
How many more votes do we need to find out your ultimate brithday wish Heidi?

Its 36. So since there's 38 as of now.. we should find out soon and then get a new poll! Yay!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on March 30, 2007, 02:35:32 pm
Maybe she's waiting for 36 votes on the last option... :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on March 30, 2007, 09:35:44 pm
So Heidi.  Only because I know you having nothing else as important on your plate at the moment, I was wondering about the poll results. ;D

Also not many more members to go and that magic 8000 will be reached.  That could be an omen.  Season 8...8000 members...and all in your birthday month  :o

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on March 30, 2007, 09:54:35 pm
She's right. Only 12 more left as of right now. It looks like a great 8 sign to me!

Happy Birthday Month!

[I'm curious about the poll too, but take your time if you're busy!]


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: steph_ on March 31, 2007, 08:39:09 am
How many more votes do we need to find out your ultimate brithday wish Heidi?

Its 36. So since there's 38 as of now.. we should find out soon and then get a new poll! Yay!

Her ultimate bday wish? What do you mean?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on April 02, 2007, 12:10:16 am
Question:  If I could have one birthday wish, what would it be?

  • Having the Dodgers win the World Series in 2007 - 2 (4.7%)
  • A brand new car - 4 (9.3%)
  • A super nerdy new computer - 1 (2.3%)
  • An exclusive interview with Lauren Graham - 6 (14%)
  • Don't hate.  Celebrate.  Season 8. - 30 (69.8%)

Total Votes: 43

Congrats to those of you who voted for the 'Don't hate.  Celebrate.  Season 8.' option.  You're all winners!

My overall reasoning on the subject is that getting a season 8 is a time sensitive thing.  We only get one opportunity for a season 8.  Once that boat has sailed ... it's gone forever. 

Hopefully, I shall live a long a fruitful life ... during which I will see the Dodgers win a World Series, will get a new car (which can be won at a Dodgers game, heh), will find myself a nice new computer, and if I'm really super lucky ... will get an exclusive interview with Lauren Graham.  If we do get a season 8, I have a whole year left to make that one happen. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on April 02, 2007, 05:44:00 am
Yay, I'm a winner. =)

Quote from: Heidi
Once that boat has sailed ... it's gone forever.
Well, if we keep sending letters and try convincing them, maybe we'll get a season 8, even after the deadline. Isn't that what happened with 7th Heaven?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 02, 2007, 06:09:21 pm
Congrats to those of you who voted for the 'Don't hate.  Celebrate.  Season 8.' option.  You're all winners!

My overall reasoning on the subject is that getting a season 8 is a time sensitive thing.  We only get one opportunity for a season 8.  Once that boat has sailed ... it's gone forever. 

Hopefully, I shall live a long a fruitful life ... during which I will see the Dodgers win a World Series, will get a new car (which can be won at a Dodgers game, heh), will find myself a nice new computer, and if I'm really super lucky ... will get an exclusive interview with Lauren Graham.  If we do get a season 8, I have a whole year left to make that one happen. ;)

~Heidi

I love this answer Heidi.  It's all encompassing and well thought out.  Not only shall you have your cake, but your gonna eat it too :D

Here's to all your birthday wishes  :drink:.  May they all come true!

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on April 04, 2007, 06:34:03 am
Haha, you need to make a harder poll this time heidi, lol, one that you don't mention the answer a page before you start the poll silly :D

lol, well I REALLY hope your b-day wish comes true!!!! and then in years to come the others come true too!

:clover:
Melanie


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on April 04, 2007, 05:22:16 pm
Haha, right.

I hope your birthday wishes come true too, Melanie! The big 1-8, how exciting!

Can't wait for a new poll!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on April 08, 2007, 02:17:44 pm
It makes me very happy to know that all has been well with the ORG Forum since I left for my Easter vacation.  I'm also happy to report that the Forum is pretty much the fastest loading site for me ... considering that I'm on dial-up and all.

I'm in Minnesota right now and I know the Forum is home to quite a few Minnesotians.  I don't know how you guys do it in the winter.  It's 'only' been 15-30F degrees here for the last couple of days with minor snow and I've been freezing!  I can't imagine what it's like in the dead of winter.  I'll keep my Southern California weather.  Thank you very much. ;)

Happy Easter to all.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on April 08, 2007, 03:34:26 pm
I'm in Minnesota right now and I know the Forum is home to quite a few Minnesotians.  I don't know how you guys do it in the winter.  It's 'only' been 15-30F degrees here for the last couple of days with minor snow and I've been freezing!  I can't imagine what it's like in the dead of winter.  I'll keep my Southern California weather.  Thank you very much. ;)

Happy Easter to all.

~Heidi
But the weather has been so yucky here in So. Cal! At least down here where I am. I hate when its overcast and stuff. But I'll admit, when the weather is clear and nice I love it.
Anyways, hope you're enjoying your trip! When do we get the next Heidi poll? :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: UmustBe on April 12, 2007, 01:47:41 pm
Question: If I could have one birthday wish, what would it be?

  • Having the Dodgers win the World Series in 2007 - 2 (4.7%)
  • A brand new car - 4 (9.3%)
  • A super nerdy new computer - 1 (2.3%)
  • An exclusive interview with Lauren Graham - 6 (14%)
  • Don't hate. Celebrate. Season 8. - 30 (69.8%)

Total Votes: 43

Congrats to those of you who voted for the 'Don't hate. Celebrate. Season 8.' option. You're all winners!

My overall reasoning on the subject is that getting a season 8 is a time sensitive thing. We only get one opportunity for a season 8. Once that boat has sailed ... it's gone forever.

Hopefully, I shall live a long a fruitful life ... during which I will see the Dodgers win a World Series, will get a new car (which can be won at a Dodgers game, heh), will find myself a nice new computer, and if I'm really super lucky ... will get an exclusive interview with Lauren Graham. If we do get a season 8, I have a whole year left to make that one happen. ;)

~Heidi

Love that answer Hiedi!! Very well thought out!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on April 12, 2007, 05:02:36 pm
Hey, I have a question. I know this isn't the place to ask, exactly, but I tried to in the Great8 thread and no one answered. And it's been like 5 pages since I asked last night so I doubt anyone will.
SO.. is the photo campaign still going on or has the boat sailed to get in on that one. I know it's kinda late.. but, just wondering.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 13, 2007, 04:51:11 am
Hey, I have a question. I know this isn't the place to ask, exactly, but I tried to in the Great8 thread and no one answered. And it's been like 5 pages since I asked last night so I doubt anyone will.
SO.. is the photo campaign still going on or has the boat sailed to get in on that one. I know it's kinda late.. but, just wondering.

Hey Ang!  This is Heidi's post in the mandate thread a few hours after your post here so I thought I'd bring it here for you so you didn't have to search.



Quote
Hi everyone,

I'm sorry for being out of the loop for the past week.  To make a long story short, I'm still with family in Minnesota, but I do expect to go home tomorrow.  Because I unexpectedly stayed for a few more days, I haven't yet mailed the additional Fan Photo Campaign books.  However, the up side is that people can continue to submit photos (probably until Sunday).  I do promise to still make more copies of the book and send them to all our contacts via overnight mail.  I can confirm that Lauren's book was delivered on Monday.  Of course, I don't know if she's seen it or the whatnot, but my tracking number said it was indeed delivered.

On a happier note, congrats to everyone on winning the E! Online SOS poll!  We did it.   

~Heidi
Quote


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on April 13, 2007, 02:59:21 pm
It makes me very happy to know that all has been well with the ORG Forum since I left for my Easter vacation.  I'm also happy to report that the Forum is pretty much the fastest loading site for me ... considering that I'm on dial-up and all.

I'm in Minnesota right now and I know the Forum is home to quite a few Minnesotians.  I don't know how you guys do it in the winter.  It's 'only' been 15-30F degrees here for the last couple of days with minor snow and I've been freezing!  I can't imagine what it's like in the dead of winter.  I'll keep my Southern California weather.  Thank you very much. ;)

Happy Easter to all.

~Heidi
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS AND HAVEN'T SAID ANYTHING TO ME!  AH, Sooks and I might have to plan an ambush...yet I think it would involve a bit of a road trip on our part!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on April 16, 2007, 09:29:48 pm
Hi guys,

I just posted this on the frontpage of ORG, but I know not everyone visits there ... so I thought I'd post it here too.  I felt the need to explain why I was absent for almost two weeks during this time of Great8Mandate-ness. ;)

"In other news, I apologize for the lack of GilmoreGirls.org updates recently. While out of town for the Easter holiday I learned that my Grandma has an intracranial hematoma (bleeding in her brain) that resulted from a bad fall, and once I made it back home I ended up with a bad viral infection that sent me to the emergency room. (Very Lindsay Lohan of me, I know.) The good news is that my Grandma is being well taken care of, I'm starting to feel better, and hope to have more updates online in the next day. Thank you to everyone who sent concerned e-mails inquiring about my MIA status."

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on April 16, 2007, 09:32:41 pm
Glad to hear things are looking up, Heidi!  Thank you for sharing.  Hope you and your grandma continue to get better!   :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 16, 2007, 11:21:39 pm
Welcome back from me also Heidi.  Please continue your road to recovery and accept my thought and best wishes for your Grams.

Was the Easter Bunny at least very kind to you? :)

Caryn
xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on April 17, 2007, 07:58:06 am
Well I will give my little welcome back! to you Heidi and I do hope you continue to get better. I must say it was kind of freaky to read that you had to go into the emergency room. :(
Feel better! *hugs*
And also best wishes to your Grandmother and I hope she continues to do well. :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on April 17, 2007, 07:08:48 pm
Welcome back Heidi! Aww I'm sorry about all the 'drama' in your life, that sucks. I know how you feel about your grandma. My grandma's really sick right now, she can't even go to church which is like 10 feet away from her. But, I hope your grandma feels better! =( Glad you're better & back!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: MasBYUgal on April 22, 2007, 08:43:04 am
Heidi *big hugs* and Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear about your grandma's scare and your own trip to the ER.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out! 


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 25, 2007, 07:36:08 pm
Heidi

I don't know why, because being so sick that you have to go to the emergency room is not funny, but I find your latest poll amusing.  I have no reason for this other than when I read it, I smiled.  I think it is the poll subject itself.  Emergency rooms, hospitals and sick people in general make me nervous and often when I'm nervouse I laugh. 

I certainly hope it was not four bags of fluid required as that would have indeed made you one very sick puppy!

Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: PrettyTownSpinster on April 26, 2007, 07:30:47 am
Heidi~I am so sorry to hear that you were sick and had to be taken to the emergency room.  I hope you are doing better.

Caryn~It has been forever since I have seen you on here!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 27, 2007, 01:51:30 am
Caryn~It has been forever since I have seen you on here!!

Hey Amber, how are you hun?  Yeah well I did go away for a week about 2 weeks ago and well since then, unless you've been in the Mandate thread I've kind of been quiet.  When Season 8 is announced I'll be back to normal though :D

Catchya round hun  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on April 28, 2007, 02:11:51 pm
Heidi,
I hope that you and your grandma are doing better! I hope that you made it back home to sunny California safe and sound. Though, I must say, if you should need to visit here in MN again - we are experiening nice warm temps of about 80 degrees now. It's been beautiful here the past few days! So, feel free to come back anytime in the summer! As for the winter, I often ask myself how I do it as well...or rather IF I want to continue doing it! :) I do love my home here in MN!

I hope that you're feeling more like yourself and all is well! It's good to see you online a bit more!
Happy mandating!
~M


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on May 04, 2007, 07:26:52 am
Heidi,i'm glad you and your grandma are better!(sorry this was a little after-the-fact)




Question-If the forum can't get another season,is the forum still gonna be up and running after the show is gone?
I know some shows have done that,but I was wondering if you had decided to keep going or not.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 06, 2007, 12:12:14 pm
heidi,

good your grandmother is better
and...
good you are feeling better...
i like the new poll..i voted for three..

ali, ohh i am quite sure we will stay here..our community will become less interesting for some fans maybe
but the regulars here will stay..at least i will..as long as heidi does not close the forum...please please heidi DON'T do that    :'(


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 06, 2007, 07:30:54 pm
No, please don't close the forum, Heidi!!! I know there'd be a lot of sad people who would be dealing with two sad events! I'm pretty sure you're not even considering but just had to add my two cents, because, well...we all know that's what I do! :P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on May 07, 2007, 05:34:08 am
Heidi, I am begging you, please do not shut down our forum. I know that many of us would still love to keep it running. We have made friends here, and it would be devestating for this to be gone. Almost as devestating as the end of GG.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 07, 2007, 09:40:20 am
Heidi, I am begging you, please do not shut down our forum. I know that many of us would still love to keep it running. We have made friends here, and it would be devestating for this to be gone. Almost as devestating as the end of GG.

No worries.  As long as people keep visiting, GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum will be alive and well. ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on May 07, 2007, 11:18:56 am
Heidi, I am begging you, please do not shut down our forum. I know that many of us would still love to keep it running. We have made friends here, and it would be devestating for this to be gone. Almost as devestating as the end of GG.

No worries.  As long as people keep visiting, GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum will be alive and well. ;)

~Heidi
Good. :)
I still can't believe that the show is winding down.. but as long as we always have the ORG. I just worry that people will stop coming by and stuff.. but I'm not going to think that! I always stay positive.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 07, 2007, 11:48:53 am
No worries.  As long as people keep visiting, GilmoreGirls.org and the ORG Forum will be alive and well. ;)
~Heidi

Marlies runs up to Heidi..looks her in the eye..smiles..and gives her a *big hug*
thanks Heidi:

(http://hometown.aol.com/aiibrat/images/polar%20bear%20hug.gif)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 07, 2007, 12:21:34 pm
haha Heidi, I voted for three, but I'm hoping it was zero!!!  I think if I could i'd change my vote to that!  Glad to hear you will keep the forum alive...I know I haven't been around much, but I will always keep coming back! :D :hearts:

I'm sad though, I won't be home for the last 2 GG episodes ever!!! :(  I have to tape them and not watch them live. :(
well, I just hope that they aren't the last ever and we get our 8th season still!!!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 07, 2007, 11:41:45 pm
Well friends,

It's been a rough week.  And I think we need all need a little pick me up; a reason to smile, if you will.  I can't guarantee the following will make you smile, but it sure does make me feel good!  Ha!

Remember when I caught a homerun ball (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=5819.msg204597#msg204597) at a Dodgers game?  Those were the days!  Simpler days of watching America's national pastime ... before the mania of season 8 took hold.  ;)

Now, as I've said before, my (brilliant) homerun catch was indeed caught on video.  However, because of poor camera angles it's really hard to see me.  But I assure you it is indeed me!  A tip for those of you with homerun catching dreams: do not wear a black jacket and dark blue hat while attending a night game because once your moment of glory arrives ... your dark colors make you blend into the background.  But what you should absolutely wear while attending any major sporting event is your GilmoreGirls.org shirt.  It is 100% true that I was wearing my v2 Coffee Shirt (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=4998.msg158063#msg158063) when I caught the ball.

Now that I've said my peace (which I hope everyone enjoyed, as I was trying to be funny), please take a moment to watch the 'Heidi's Homerun Catch/ORG v2 Coffee Shirt (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/dodgers/homerun_orgshirt.wmv)' video ... compliments of none other than the Graphic Wonder (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=54) himself.  Hopefully it makes you smile.

~Heidi



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 07, 2007, 11:49:22 pm
Hey! That's surely awesome!
You were playing us (Arizona!) that night! How truely great!

So it's kinda like.. "Our shirts give you super homerun ball catching skills!" Cool. A little longer than "Redbull gives you wings!" but I think it has the same effect, no?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 07, 2007, 11:52:48 pm
Hey! That's surely awesome!
You were playing us (Arizona!) that night! How truely great!

So it's kinda like.. "Our shirts give you super homerun ball catching skills!" Cool. A little longer than "Redbull gives you wings!" but I think it has the same effect, no?

Yes indeed!  Carlos Quentin of the Diamondbacks hit the homerun ... and I was even able to get him to autograph the ball the next day.  That last frame in the video is what he wrote on the ball. :)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on May 08, 2007, 12:11:48 am
LMAO - that has truly made my day ;D.  Yesterday I had a completely different mood lifter in the form of a transcontinental telephone call from the lovely Shell Bell and today I finally get to see Heidi catch a homerun ball.  I can definately make out a person catch the ball, unfortunately you still remain elusive in showing your pretty face though.

What was that news I was sad about again......? ;)

Caryn
xxx :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on May 08, 2007, 09:59:28 am
Heidi, that was absolutely fantastic!  I love the way it all happened so quickly because clearly you have good instincts which are required to be ready for such a thing.  Being a big baseball fan (I've been lucky enough to attend four world series games in my life :nod:) I enjoyed it very much.  I also appreciate the advice!  Drew, fantastic job with the video - loved it.  This is definitely a pick-me-up!

Yesterday I had a completely different mood lifter in the form of a transcontinental telephone call from the lovely Shell Bell

Yes!  Caryn and I had the chance to talk on the phone and it was such a great conversation and it truly lifted my spirits as well.  I think we spent at least half of it being shocked by each other's accents!  LOL!  Thank you Heidi for hosting this wonderful org that lead me to having such a great friend in my life.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 08, 2007, 12:46:00 pm
HEIDI! lol That is SOO awesome.  I wasn't able to depict you, or even any person in that video, but you must have been estatic!! :D  SOO awesome! :)

and...just had to say to angela, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLY!!"  haha you are now 16, good ol' Sweet 16! :D
I love ya!  hope your having a teriffic day...something else to be happy about :), hey, you can watch GG on your birthday! ;)
:celebrate: :gift: :star: :star: :gift: :gift: :star: :gift: :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 08, 2007, 04:23:23 pm
Heidi, that was so awesome! It made me smile! :) And today, I definitely need to smile! I'm glad that you smiled too and hope that the week gets better for you! It's only Tuesday and it sure feels like Thursday! I can't figure out why this week is kicking my butt so hard...ha! :P That was just wonderful! Thanks for always making us remember that there are good things in life! Like the ORG and the amazing friends I've made here! And like you! Hang in there...and keep your pretty head held high! You're more than amazing!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 08, 2007, 06:18:24 pm
In terms of being a webmaster, today is one of the best days of my life ... EVER.

481 Guests, 55 Users

OMG.  OMG.  OMG.  I might faint.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on May 08, 2007, 06:36:50 pm
In terms of being a webmaster, today is one of the best days of my life ... EVER.

481 Guests, 55 Users

OMG. OMG. OMG. I might faint.

~Heidi

Wooo hooo! Breathe deep, Heidi. You need a paper bag? *conveniently offers one*  :D  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 09, 2007, 12:54:41 am
In terms of being a webmaster, today is one of the best days of my life ... EVER.

481 Guests, 55 Users

OMG.  OMG.  OMG.  I might faint.

~Heidi

i always sleep when all the people are here..i always miss the party
stupid time difference  :'(

heidi, oh i just love the video... ;)

*claps to graphic wonder copperboom*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 09, 2007, 03:34:05 pm
wow Heidi! Thats amazing! like 200 more people than the last record! :D  WOW

Do you know if it was put out yet the approxomated amount of viewers?  I really hope it was a GIGANTIC amount!
Though next week we don't need to compete with American Idol either, so lets beat 7th Heaven!!!  yeah for season 8!!! (wishful thinking)

:hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on May 09, 2007, 04:55:30 pm
In terms of being a webmaster, today is one of the best days of my life ... EVER.

481 Guests, 55 Users

OMG. OMG. OMG. I might faint.

~Heidi
Another reason why we should have a season 8. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?!

Oh, and that video was pretty sweet. =)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 09, 2007, 06:39:53 pm
haha I don't know if it was just the program I used to watch it, but I was not able to follow the ball....can someone help me and tell me the general direction to look?  THANKS! :D

love ya all! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: x_ch0c0 on May 09, 2007, 07:35:04 pm
haha I don't know if it was just the program I used to watch it, but I was not able to follow the ball....can someone help me and tell me the general direction to look? THANKS! :D

love ya all! :hearts:

I'll have to admit that I couldn't follow it either. I think my Media Center thing makes it kinda fuzzy. But, I saw people reaching for the ball sooo I'll just imagine one of them as Heidi. =)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 11, 2007, 12:44:12 am
heidi,

so i have a question:

i noticed that in the profiles there is also a small place for writing which language one speaks..
so in my profile..that part is empty..
and i wanted to change it..but when i went on my profile section..i could not find it
i can change everything....gender,name,avatar,time zone,....
but not language...

so what is wrong there?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 11, 2007, 05:42:37 am
In terms of being a webmaster, today is one of the best days of my life ... EVER.

481 Guests, 55 Users

OMG. OMG. OMG. I might faint.

~Heidi

 :pow: :bam: CONGRATULATIONS HEIDI!!    :pow: :bam:
I used to run and maintain a few websites for other entertainment areas, and it was always a thrill when I saw the numbers and they were higher than they had been. With all the work, the time, dedication, effort, sleepless nights, and endless days that goes into being a web admin. --- it's so awesome when there are so many people coming to your masterpiece and sharing it with you! I hope that you continue to see higher and better numbers!! You truly deserve all the traffic, everyone who's anyone needs to see gilmoregirls.org! Keep up the amazing work, Heidi!

~M


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 11, 2007, 07:39:53 am
I bet for the finale, there will be even more. And that will probably be the last time there will be that many.
I'm gonna miss Gilmore Girls.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 12, 2007, 01:25:21 am
As many, many ORG Forum members noticed, GilmoreGirls.org has been offline for about the last 15.5 hours.  The hosting facility that is home to the GilmoreGirls.org server had a massive power outage early this morning (even the building's backup generators failed).  As a result, it's taken quite a while to get things back up and running ... but we've made it!  ::knock on wood::  There will probably be a few bumps and bruises as a result, but we'll live.  ;)

Special thanks to my friends Chris, Matt, and Angelo for helping get the site back online.

~Heidi

P.S. - Fun fact ... contragulations to Seni (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7853) for getting the last post (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=2028.msg328690#msg328690) in before the downtime!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on May 12, 2007, 01:43:50 am
Hey Heidi, I just thought I'd let you know that I think the forum's time got jumbled. It's about an hour and 55 minutes too fast from what it used to be. Though, I don't know if that was intentional or not. I'm assuming it wasn't though, correct me if I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 12, 2007, 01:45:19 am
Hey Heidi, I just thought I'd let you know that I think the forum's time got jumbled. It's about an hour and 55 minutes too fast from what it used to be. Though, I don't know if that was intentional or not. I'm assuming it wasn't though, correct me if I'm wrong.

Heh, I just noticed that too.  I'll try and get it fixed in the next day or so.  If that's our biggest error, we got off lucky.  ;)

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 11, 2007, 11:53:50 pm
As many, many ORG Forum members noticed, GilmoreGirls.org has been offline for about the last 15.5 hours.  The hosting facility that is home to the GilmoreGirls.org server had a massive power outage early this morning (even the building's backup generators failed).  As a result, it's taken quite a while to get things back up and running ... but we've made it!  ::knock on wood::  There will probably be a few bumps and bruises as a result, but we'll live.  ;)

Special thanks to my friends Chris, Matt, and Angelo for helping get the site back online.

~Heidi

P.S. - Fun fact ... contragulations to Seni (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7853) for getting the last post (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=2028.msg328690#msg328690) in before the downtime!

thank god it is back..
we already had a conversation with a few members of the org in msn...we were scared...something bad had happened

thanks a lot chris, matt and angelo..  :)

heidi, oh and could you please answer my question from the top of the page..i guess you missed it in alll the hurry  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 12, 2007, 12:00:57 am
Hey Heidi, I just thought I'd let you know that I think the forum's time got jumbled. It's about an hour and 55 minutes too fast from what it used to be. Though, I don't know if that was intentional or not. I'm assuming it wasn't though, correct me if I'm wrong.

Heh, I just noticed that too.  I'll try and get it fixed in the next day or so.  If that's our biggest error, we got off lucky.  ;)

~Heidi

And it's fixed. ;)

heidi,

so i have a question:

i noticed that in the profiles there is also a small place for writing which language one speaks..
so in my profile..that part is empty..
and i wanted to change it..but when i went on my profile section..i could not find it
i can change everything....gender,name,avatar,time zone,....
but not language...

so what is wrong there?

I'm going to have to look at that.  Never noticed before.  :-\

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 12, 2007, 12:03:25 am
And it's fixed. ;)

you fulfill magic..all the time  ;)

I'm going to have to look at that. Never noticed before. :-\

~Heidi

ok..it is not that urgent..but i was just wondering..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 12, 2007, 12:20:39 am
Is anyone else having problems with 'marking posts as read'?  Or even ... when you read a thread, it staying marked as unread?  Am I making sense?  Hehe.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 12, 2007, 12:23:34 am
^^ well i never used to use that option..

but i can try and look..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 12, 2007, 02:44:31 am
Though, it is 2 hours later, everything seems to be working fine for me. No trouble with marking topics read or anything.
I'm so glad we are back, I'm always worry-full when this place goes down for any amount of time. Not to mention, what do I do with my time?
Anywho, I hope everything stays sorted out.
Thanks to anyone who helped get us back and running! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on May 12, 2007, 05:11:23 am
Heidi-

For me, when I have gone into the Cast and Characters thread and come back out, the symbol doesn't show an empty coffee pot. Rather, the old symbol with a triangle in a line through it. Just my computer, or a result of the crash? I know it is incredibly minor, just thought I would say so.

Sarah


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on May 12, 2007, 10:59:58 am
*sigh of relief*

Yeah after about only 2 tries on trying to access the ORG yesterday on my phone I knew something was up and it wasn't just my phone being stubborn and not letting me in. Sometimes that happens but I had a feeling that the ORG was down.. :-\

But its fine now. Yay! Thanks Chris, Matt and Angelo! It is true like Angela said.. what do we do with our time if not for this place?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 12, 2007, 11:55:15 am
For me, when I have gone into the Cast and Characters thread and come back out, the symbol doesn't show an empty coffee pot. Rather, the old symbol with a triangle in a line through it. Just my computer, or a result of the crash? I know it is incredibly minor, just thought I would say so.

yep..i noticed the same today


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on May 14, 2007, 09:26:43 pm
Heidi, are you ready for the huge influx of users and guests you're sure to have tomorrow?   :o  I bet you break all records.  Have the paper bag handy!!!   ;)

Even though it'll be a sad day, thank you for providing us a place to share it together.   :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on May 14, 2007, 09:32:38 pm
I echo that Heidi.  This is definately the place to be to celebrate and commiserate all things Gilmore tomorrow.  DO you have any special surprises for us.....you know cotton candy, carnival rides, clowns, Kirk in a box ;D ;)

Also, can I ask for a change of rules on the 'Heidi polls'?  Can we change the number of the the responses to 25?  I'm over waiting for these people to get off their butts and help us reveal all there is to know about Heidi and her Emergency room experience ;)

Ciao  :-*


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 14, 2007, 10:01:14 pm
And I will echo both of the lovely ladies above...I hope that you're ready for tomorrow, not because it's the end of our favorite show and a chapter of many of our lives...as dramatic as that sounds, but because you will most likely see more people here than ever before! And you deserve all that and so very much more! I hope that you always remember how much so many people appreciate what you've given us and shared with Gilmore fans all over the world! You are amazing and will never be forgotten either! :) I'll be around but wanted to thank you just one more time!

Hope you get to enjoy the episode tomorrow! We'll keep on mandating - all hope isn't lost here! Stay strong!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 14, 2007, 10:56:20 pm
As one door closes, another door opens.

I hope we are all going to be able to find something to fill in the Gilmore-shaped hole in everyone of our hearts.
Though, I'm having my doubts that anything will even start to compare.

It's the end of an era and, regardless of the fact that I've got enough tissues to fill a hospital, I'm just not ready.

Gilmore Girls and GilmoreGirls.org will always be my favorite door in life. :hearts:
Thank you Heidi.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 14, 2007, 11:29:51 pm
i am really sad gilmore girls is ending..
but i i think it is better than having an 8th season with a cast that does not like what they are doing..

so..i will not be able to see the shows finale tomorrow..
but i will see it within the next weeks..

i hope to not read any spoilers after tomorrow..cause officially they are no longer spoilers then

well heidi, i love the forum and i really appreciate the work you put into it..
i guess you already know that..
but it is better to say it too many times rather than not often enough..*pretty stick*

edit:
how many mods do we have? i was just wondering..


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: lalaliz2005 on May 15, 2007, 06:08:14 am
This website has been a great thing in my life! Ya'll have helped me through some stuff. Even by just visiting the site, it brought a smile to my face. Thank you Heidi and all the mods! Ya'll's hard work has made this the best website EVER!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on May 15, 2007, 08:51:34 am
Wow. Reading all those posts above this one has seriously put a lump in my throat! Its probably just so much more emotional because tonight is "the night."

Ang, I agree. I doubt there will be anything to fill the Gilmore-shaped hole in our hearts.

I haven't been as active around here lately. The semester is winding down and I have a research paper to write.. plus other tests. Though I miss talking to all you guys like before. Soon, (once classes are done) I shall get back into that habit since I've just been kind of feeling empty without all yall.

Oh and I agree with what Caryn said about the poll thing.. I can never wait for 36 members to vote myself!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: rorygilmoregirl93 on May 15, 2007, 02:58:00 pm
You know what I was thinking Heidi,on our org here,we could have today be the Gilmore Memorial Day in years to come,sorta like a day of especially remembering all the good times.
Just a thought.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 15, 2007, 07:26:19 pm
This has been an amazing show and such a great place.

Thank you Heidi for everything you have done!  My life would be so different if it were not for you and this forum!  You are amazing!

I cannot believe GG is over!  Not another episode I haven't seen, EVER!  It is crazy to think about, but its been a great journey and I love all of you here!  haha its still hard to rap my mind around that there will be no more new Gilmore Girls ever...but it will live on, FOREVER!  though this forum, us, and our memories!

:hearts:

btw, HEIDI!!! congrrats : 728 members on tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fanomanol!!!!!!!! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: 1giantGGfan on May 15, 2007, 08:57:07 pm
and in a moment it's over.
It's unreal to me and it just hurts.
My heart aches and my head throbs.
I watched Gilmore Girls live for the last time tonight and I don't think I was ready for it.
My eyes haven't seen this many tears in ages.

Congrats on 728 people, Heidi! That's beyond amazing!
I am proud to call this place my home!

And I guess now I'm just waiting to see how you feel Heidi.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: kamibeaR on May 15, 2007, 09:16:00 pm
Damn.. :( Talk about a depressing night. I still can't accept the fact that the show is done! But like its been said, we always will have the ORG and feel super thankful to you Heidi for creating such a place. And I also want to pipe in with Angela and wonder how you're feeling tonight?
728 people is amazing!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on May 15, 2007, 09:43:54 pm
I just noticed the guest numbers myself!!! Thats insane! The old record was half of that! Anyone would think we are saying goodbye :( The worst part is that I cant say goodbye as I am a season behind!!!!

It just shows that the fans band together and support one another in sad times :) We are like one hugely extended family!

B xxx

EDIT: By the way, we have had over 100 new members sign up in the space of 24 hours!!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the girls4ever on May 16, 2007, 07:19:02 am
728 people!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Heidi!

It is such a testament to what a great place you have created. You are an amazing person and we are all thankful for our little corner of the world you brought us!!!

and in a moment it's over.
It's unreal to me and it just hurts.
My heart aches and my head throbs.
I watched Gilmore Girls live for the last time tonight and I don't think I was ready for it.
My eyes haven't seen this many tears in ages.

I feel the same way. My eyes were all puffy last night from crying so much  :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on May 16, 2007, 03:45:37 pm
728.

Your a champ, Heidi. (The ever so popular line..heh. You'd have to know me.) I just want to thank you, for everything. My ORG family has supported me through some tough times-wether they realize it or not. And they will continue to help me in years to come. GG fans are all like a family, we come together through the toughest times.

Please-you guys have nothing. Imagine sitting in class and your teacher is talking about HITLER and you almost start tearing up. I could make a damn book out of all the things. OH! We were doing indirect proofs in math, in which you must write the word ASSUMED. C'monn. Someone mentions a dance studio, Ive League schools, COFFEE, etc.etc. I could fill a whole thread with the things.

Sarah


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 23, 2007, 04:10:30 pm
hey there Heidi!!!!

lol...guess what I just noticed is up to 36 votes!!! ;)
what was the answer to the question?  I'm really hoping Zero!

hope you are good and surviving without new gilmore girls :(

You're the best! :D


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: wmushell on May 23, 2007, 05:46:18 pm
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that exactly one year ago, this forum was graced with the presence of honkifuluvGG or Caryn or Ms. Honk to some org-ers.  While this is not a milestone noticed with most members, this particular Gilmore Girls loving Aussie deserves a special nod for her friendliness, diplomacy, humor, and all-around wonderfulness!  She has mandated her heart out and is a true asset.  So, Happy Org-iversary to the coolest chick I know!!!   :-* :celebrate: :drink:



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 23, 2007, 07:53:44 pm
Here! Here! I totally second that one! It wasn't long ago that I was new to this forum and Caryn was more than friendly and welcoming and helpful! She's allowed me to be myself and still love GG! She's defintely a true asset to the ORG and one dedicated Gilmore Girls lover! But more than that, she's a wonderful friend and an amazing person!

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSERY CARYN!!!  :-* To belong to such an outstanding, brillant, masterpiece such as this and to come into contact to someone such as you...it's truly a blessing and a treat! :celebrate: :star: :celebrate: :star:

Way to go Shell for honoring one who truly deserves a great honOUr! :) :) *pretty sticks for you both!*

~Mel :hearts:
xox


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: trickyiu on May 24, 2007, 01:59:45 pm
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CARYN!  ;D  Sorry this is a day late.  Caryn is a member of the ORG that everyone should strike to be like.  She has been such a wonderful addition to the ORG family and I am glad that our paths crossed.  Heres to an amazing person and friend. *Pretty stick* Heres some yummy drinks to cheers Caryn with. Enjoy

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/trickyiu/47b5d832b3127cce9273dc3dfa390000001.jpg)



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on May 24, 2007, 09:38:30 pm
*blushes*  Awww shucks gals.  Thanks for the mention and can I just say that you guys fill that same description - except maybe the Aussie thing, and you don't go by the name Caryn, or the name honkifuluvGG, or Ms Honk - so basically this is just all about me, cause you guys are none of this hehehehe.  Just joking. ;)

What we have here is pretty special guys, I agree.  But it takes all involved to make that happen so make sure you grab one of those drinks Amy is handing out and toast to all of the members.  We have an awesome community going on here!


And Heidi, we definatley have filled the quota of votes for your poll.    When are you going to reveal the answer and provide a new poll?


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on May 24, 2007, 10:25:47 pm
Hey there one year old!!!

I have to say that without you in my life (org and otherwise) I wouldnt be such a hyped up little chicken!

*cue soppy music*

You have made quite the impact on me and I have to admit I have been playing on the internet for years but I have never connected so easily with someone as I have with you! We both have the same (terrible) sense of humour (Lemon Baxter!) and we are both Aquarians (dont know if that is important but I think so)

So to summarise...CARYN I HEART YOU!!!!!!!!

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 27, 2007, 03:31:18 pm
Awww B, that was beautiful!! :)

Heidi I must agree with Caryn, when are we going to get the results of your latest poll? I've been stopping by daily to make sure I don't miss it! ha! Can't wait! Hope you're doing well! :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 27, 2007, 05:02:17 pm
Quote
Question: When I was in the emergency room, how many bags of fluid was I given via IV?

Zero - 4 (10%)
One - 7 (17.5%)
Two - 17 (42.5%)
Three - 10 (25%)
Four - 2 (5%)

Total Votes: 40

The correct answer is three.  Congrats to anyone who guessed right.  Haha.  ;)  And I have to say, I'm very thankful that I have health insurance.  Without it, my two-hour emergency room stay would have been about $4800.  Clearly I should have gone to school for something medical-related because that seems to be where the money is at.

I shall rack my brain until I can come up with a new poll question.  Thank you to everyone who votes.

~Heidi



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on May 28, 2007, 10:30:45 pm
Hey!!!

I was just playing around in the Forum Stats page and I was shocked to see that this month we cracked 1million hits for the first time, had the highest number of visitors ever and had the highest number of new members...and the month isnt even over yet!!!

So I wanted to ask, Heidi, how does it feel to know that your creation has been viewed over 1million times in the space of 28 days??? Thats 1/4 million per week or over 35,000 a day, nearly 1,500 per hour or 24 per minute, lol.

Next month you should crack 10,000 members and 350,000 posts!

How about the thought that someone has spent 83 days (or roughly 2000 hours) of their life on your site???

Another thought...I know you can see how many hours each individual has spent here but can you total it to see how many hours this site has been viewed altogether? Can you look and see what number member a person is (eg: so I can say...'I was the 3007th member to join the new org')

Sorry, I just like numbers :) I find it all fascinating!!!

Thanks

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: bingbong on May 29, 2007, 12:01:07 pm
I have been visiting your site for years and only recently started posting, after i experienced withdrawal pains at the thought of no more new GG episodes (there ain't enough caffeine in the world to squelch the pain). I love this site and hope it will continue for a long time. Thanks for keeping it going!



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 29, 2007, 01:01:01 pm
caryn, happy anniversary... :)

i just noticed..i missed my own 1 year anniversary..how stupid is that...lol

heidi, i think i guessed correctly...well it was so long ago..i cannot remember..
oh and because of that..i agree with the people that posted earlier on..that the polls should be stopped earlier..(after less votes)
cause then it is faster....just my 2 cents..love your work on the org..but i guess you know that already..oh well... ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 29, 2007, 01:11:43 pm
B Those numbers are astounding! That's crazy awesome! It would be so interesting to see what number member you were on the ORG! To think, I've spend days of my life worth in hours on the ORG and I haven't been a member for a year yet! I mean, I LOVE it here, and I spend more time than I probably should here, but when you lay out all the statistics like that, it's crazy! I'm not a big numbers person, but that just blew my mind!

Heidi Congrats for the million! And here to you for the amazing site that you have created and maintain! I can't imagine what time and effort that you put into it daily! But, it's much appreciated! You are amazing...brilliant!! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 29, 2007, 01:16:01 pm
Another thought...I know you can see how many hours each individual has spent here but can you total it to see how many hours this site has been viewed altogether? Can you look and see what number member a person is (eg: so I can say...'I was the 3007th member to join the new org')

B, i am not heidi...lol (biog suprise)..but i think we already had this question once...cause fanny was saying she was the second member here...
so yes..you can find out...give me a minute to find out..how..ok...?


edit: ok..it just came back to my mind..we were used to be able to do that..you just had to find yourself in the long long members list
but it has been closed recently..well we do not have access to it anymore..i think because of hacking or spamming..or..welll no idea...hope that helped


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 29, 2007, 01:20:10 pm
edit: ok..it just came back to my mind..we were used to be able to do that..you just had to find yourself in the long long members list
but it has been closed recently..well we do not have access to it anymore..i think because of hacking or spamming..or..welll no idea...hope that helped

Hey Marlies!! :) I remember Heidi saying something about the member list not being accessible to the members. I don't recall the reason either...but I'm sure it was a good one. I just thought it would be interesting to see what number we were as in the order of memmbers, like B was saying. I think it's crazy how the days/ hours/ minutes keep adding up at the top when you log in!

Hope you're doing well, my friend!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 29, 2007, 01:23:48 pm
well the list used to be in alphabetical order..if i remember correctly..or was it..number of posts order?
well i remember the list..it was useful..but i guess you are right..heidi must have had a good reason for closing it..

yes i am fine my friend..check out my post on the spree thread..will you?
i am actually heading to bed soon

talk to you soon sooks and B  ;)


pretty sticks..ahh..how i like them..going up so much recently... :)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 29, 2007, 01:40:58 pm
Can you look and see what number member a person is (eg: so I can say...'I was the 3007th member to join the new org')

You can tell by scrolling over a person's username and looking at the URL that links back to their profile.  For example, QueenB's link is http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3232 which means she was #3232 to sign up.  ;)

Sooks:  http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5851 is #5851
talkingfriend:  http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2108 #2108
wmushell:  http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1724 #1724

Get it?

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on May 29, 2007, 03:32:06 pm
Hey Heidi, Marlies, Sooks xxxxxxxx

Awesome! 3232 is a cool number! It is a pattern number! I like patterns, I am obsessive compulsive like that (my radio in my car always has to be on an even volume level, lol)

I looked at the member list once or twice months back and I think it was in posts order. It was closed about the time that the pretty stickin/snark stickin was closed down because there was too much nonsense going on. I found it interesting but I can understand its disappearance.

Well, best do some work! I have a dictator of a woman breathing down my neck lately and I have turned into her submissive 'yes miss, no miss, three bags full miss' Grr! It will be over soon!!! *curls up in a feotal position under her desk* hehe

B xxx



Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: honkifuluvGG on May 29, 2007, 06:15:52 pm
Awesome! 3232 is a cool number! It is a pattern number! I like patterns, I am obsessive compulsive like that (my radio in my car always has to be on an even volume level, lol)

Awww!  Our own little Org Rainman LOL :-*   Well, knowing you like I do, I think 3232 suits you also B.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Fantasy on May 29, 2007, 06:47:44 pm
Uh..I can't fine mine.  ;D Prolly like....4589. Hah, pronabbbbably higher. :)


Weee! Its only 3549. Eh, a hard number to remember.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 29, 2007, 07:34:21 pm
I was just playing around in the Forum Stats page and I was shocked to see that this month we cracked 1million hits for the first time, had the highest number of visitors ever and had the highest number of new members...and the month isnt even over yet!!!

So I wanted to ask, Heidi, how does it feel to know that your creation has been viewed over 1million times in the space of 28 days??? Thats 1/4 million per week or over 35,000 a day, nearly 1,500 per hour or 24 per minute, lol.

Next month you should crack 10,000 members and 350,000 posts!

How about the thought that someone has spent 83 days (or roughly 2000 hours) of their life on your site???

Hi QweenB,

I honestly hadn't noticed that we'd made it to 1,085,992 hits until you pointed it out (thank you).  I normally do keep a close eye on GilmoreGirls.org's traffic (both the main site and the Forum), but once we reached 728 Forum users online at once I figured that was the ultimate.  It's nice to know there are still other milestones to break.

Without sounding too cheesy/geeky, I am slightly worried about the site's traffic dropping off now that the show is 'over'.  I guess you can say it's kind of similar to having a popular television show ... do you want to go out on top?  Or drag things out as long as you can?

Now, I'm not at all saying that GilmoreGirls.org is going anywhere (it's not, I promise), it'll just be hard when one day I look at the Forum during peak hours to find I'm the only person online.  (Haha.  Dramatic much?)  It's inevitable that traffic will drop and interest will wane, but for now we still a fantasticly active community, CW reruns, ABC Family reruns, international airings, and our favorite ... DVDs.  Plus, who knows, give us a couple years and maybe we'll get that movie.  ;)

Viva la Gilmore(Girls.org)!

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: QweenB on May 29, 2007, 07:44:29 pm
Aww, youre like a mum marrying off a kid or something. (ooh sorry, a MOM, hehe)

You have to consider the number of people who joined at peak mandate time and for the last epi and sure, most of them wont be back and you have old members who have moved on to other things (Heroes forums? lol) but then you have an incredible number of devotees who will always be here to track the progress of the cast in their future roles, to talk about bidding on all the bits of set that are gonna end up on ebay like Lorelais car and then those of us who all met here, made great friends and gather here to play. Its like our own 'Lukes Diner' that we all come to for a bit of gossip, some chick beer and a donut or two. There will be cable tv marathon sessions that people will come in here to watch and chatter about together and all that fun stuff! The org wont die, it will be a long living tribute to the fantastic show that once was. A place where we can all cling to a hope that someone will realise their stupid mistake and bring the show back - it worked for Family Guy and the girls are so much funnier than Stewie Griffin! Lol.

Oh, and just to make you feel at ease, I will commit to sticking around until I marry off all of my Singles Forum members, lol!

I can smell food!

*runs off*

B xxx


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Setrix on May 29, 2007, 09:51:15 pm
it'll just be hard when one day I look at the Forum during peak hours to find I'm the only person online.
Never! I have been at a loss for words recently, but thankfully I we have B to do all the talking!
you have an incredible number of devotees who will always be here to track the progress of the cast in their future roles, to talk about bidding on all the bits of set that are gonna end up on ebay like Lorelais car and then those of us who all met here, made great friends and gather here to play. Its like our own 'Lukes Diner' that we all come to for a bit of gossip, some chick beer and a donut or two. There will be cable tv marathon sessions that people will come in here to watch and chatter about together and all that fun stuff! The org wont die, it will be a long living tribute to the fantastic show that once was.

Oh, and just to make you feel at ease, I will commit to sticking around until I marry off all of my Singles Forum members, lol!
And with a commitment like that, you can be sure that there will always be one active member sticking around, haha. =)

Oh btw, I think my member number is in the 400s, beatcha all (with the exception of Heidi)! =P

Edit: 408, yep, I win.

Edit again: One more thing, what Heroes forums?! =P


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 30, 2007, 06:47:24 am
Get it?
honestly....no... ???
edit: ahhh now i get it...lol..took me some time

oh well 2108 is ok.... :)


hmm..i am tired...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on May 30, 2007, 07:10:51 pm
Thanks for the info. Heidi! That's so interesting! I like my number too, B! :) It's kind of got a pattern! But, it's easy to remember.

Sarah Your member 3549 - if you put the move over your name, you can see the number.

It's so fun coming here and learning something new every day! How easily amused I am! And what a HUGE amount of members the ORG must have! :) Yay!!

Well, best do some work! I have a dictator of a woman breathing down my neck lately and I have turned into her submissive 'yes miss, no miss, three bags full miss' Grr! It will be over soon!!! *curls up in a feotal position under her desk* hehe

Totally and utterly off subject, and I don't know how I came up with this thought even, but when I read this all I could think was...dirty! :P I apologize! It's been on heck of a looooong day today! Hope that things get better for you, B!!! Keep your head up! :hearts:


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Heidi on May 30, 2007, 07:15:30 pm
Hi guys,

I need to make a small apology.  With the Great8Mandate, end of season seven, and the influx of visitors lately ... my PM inbox has gotten quite full.  As a result, I'm behind on replying to everyone and for that, I'm very sorry.  I am working on responding to each and every PM.

~Heidi


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on May 31, 2007, 12:42:36 am
heidi,..oh poor heidi...
it must be a lot of work..i can imagine..

apology accepted  ;)


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: mela489 on May 31, 2007, 08:08:59 am
haha thats cool heidi!  I never knew you could find that!  lol I'm 140!  It is a 4 in it so i'm happy :D

Heidi, I'm pretty sure this place will stay active.  I mean some countries are 2-3 seasons behind, plus, 'once obsessed with Gilomore Girls, ALWAYS obsessed with Gilmore girls'! :D

I'm also very glad you are doing better, and see, if you were in the medical profession I bet you never would have had the time to start this!


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: Sooks on June 02, 2007, 04:12:00 pm
It's completely understandable, Heidi! What a great feeling, but an ovewhelming and frustrating feeling all at the same time. With the great increase in visitors and the fact that you're the main one people contact with questions and concerns, it's obvious that you must get a TON of PM's. I always feel bad for sending one to you! Know that you don't have to respond to any of mine. Take a deep breath! It's an amazing site! Just remember that...


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: talkingfriend on June 02, 2007, 11:40:14 pm
I always feel bad for sending one to you! Know that you don't have to respond to any of mine.

same here..
i always feel weird sending on..cause my issues always seem very small..and you have to actually deal with bigger stuff e.g.: the mandate


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: the_real_paul_anka on June 05, 2007, 09:29:39 am
aw. heidi sounds stressed. **virtual shoulder massage** lol.


Title: Re: Heidi's Soapbox: News, Opinions, and Things You Never Wanted to Know
Post by: JavaJunkiee on June 05, 2007, 02:19:29 pm
Heidi it's really ok. You should take your time!! We appreciate everything you do for us  :)

Oh and I'm member 6127!! Haha that's so cool that