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Sunday, February 26th, 2012
6:17 pm - Chicago Dog Lovers: Help this poor dog at Animal Control!
snowykitten "Sweetie" is an 8-10 year old dog who was abandoned on the streets of Chicago by her owner. She is blind but because dogs rely more on smell than sight she would be able to adapt to a home. Sadly she is running out of time at animal control. A foster home or adopter needs to be found in the next 24 hours or she will be put to sleep.
You can see a video of this sweet girl here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rahuc2IlNDI

Info on how to foster/adopt is here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&¬e_id=283402801673010
Or you can become friends with Adopt a Pittie from the City to ask them to pull her for you: https://www.facebook.com/adoptapittie

Ideally she would go to a quiet home without other dogs or a very mellow dog. Please, even if you can't adopt her yourself, spread the word to others who might be able to help this poor sweetheart out and save a life!

Sorry if anyone doesn't like that I posted this here but I know a lot of dopers are from Chicago.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
11:53 am - All IP addresses banned at the Dope

Roughly an hour ago, lots of people on the Giraffe Boards reported being IP banned at the Dope. It seems somebody goofed on the ban filter.

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Sunday, January 30th, 2011
1:11 pm - Settings changed

I changed the settings for this community so that if links are posted that aren't on the whitelist the entry will be moderated. This should cut down on the spam postings. Sorry for the clutter folks.

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Friday, September 4th, 2009
5:39 am

This is weird.
"Some instructions for replying to my posts"

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Friday, August 21st, 2009
11:29 am - Memorial service thread for danceswithcats1

The official planning thread for danceswithcats1's memorial service is: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=528932

Please redistribute this link to the other SDMB-offshoot boards.

current mood: mourning

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
3:56 pm - Passing of danceswithcats

Today I received word that Paul Hamilton passed away in early July; only today did anybody in the SDMB community find out. (SDMB: danceswithcats) (LJ: danceswithcats1)

The memorial thread is: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=528691

current mood: mourning

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
10:27 pm - Renewal?

I got the email about my Doper subscription being up for renewal. With the sudden fall-off in Dopers going to various alternative boards and everybody trying to squeeze every last penny out of every turnip they've got, I'm seriously considering not paying up my $7.50.

Plus I finally figured out how to block images in Firefox.

Anybody else not renewing their subscription this time around?

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009
3:56 pm - SD web site is down

It seems that the Straight Dope is offline at the moment. The board was up earlier, but now it's down as well.

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Sunday, March 8th, 2009
10:52 pm - Splinter boards

I know that I haven't been terribly active of late, but I do know that there have been major changes and there are splinter boards breaking off from the Dope.  A number of prominent posters have already broken away and joined the new boards.

I'll probably remain at the dope, but the good thing is that it's not like it's a marriage... I can join as many boards as I like.  :)

That being said, does anyone have a somewhat comprehensive list of the splinter boards?

Zev Steinhardt

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009
1:49 pm - Another alternative message board

No ill will towards giraffe-best wishes on your new endeavor, yet there's another choice, if you haven't heard of it. Domebo, started by CRSP, formerly known as Captain Ridley's Shooting Party. Many of your old friends can be found there, too.

www.domebo.net/forum/index.php? is the link to use.

current mood: energetic

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009
7:58 pm - http://www.giraffeboards.com

Hi everybody!

This is my first LiveJournal post ever, so please don't laugh if it looks retarded.  Anyway, I just wanted to give you all a heads-up about the new board I'm starting.  It's (currently) called http://www.giraffeboards.com.  (The name along with just about everything else may be changed depending on what people want.)

I announced it on the SDMB, but wanted to hit you guys over here just in case there's any former Dopers lurking about looking for a new place to waste time.  All are welcome, and you can cuss all you want. 


It's the message board that kids ask for by name, when they're high.  Kids, don't do drugs.

current mood: excited

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
1:15 pm - Well, Ed finally did it: New Pit Rules

Basically the same as before-no racist remarks, no trolling, no fake pittings, etc.


We also have these WONDERFUL additions!!!

No abusive remarks directed at other posters
Don't direct obscenities or vulgarities at other posters - this includes everything from "fuck you" on up. If you don't like another poster, you're free to make that plain. That doesn't mean you can say anything you want. Creative insults are permitted; crude vituperation is not. We'll be the judge of what constitutes abuse.

No complaints about SDMB administration in the Pit
All comments or complaints about SDMB administration should go in the About This Message Board forum, not in the Pit. Pitting of SDMB staff is permitted for views they express as ordinary posters.

No obscenities in thread titles

The rules regarding profanity in the Pit are the same as those for the rest of the SDMB. The board is intended for adults and occasional vulgarities will go unremarked. However, we don't have unlimited tolerance for this. If you give the impression of having Tourette's syndrome, we may tell you to knock it off.

Jesus fucking CHRIST, Ed! Your best mods are quitting, people are constantly complaing-this is a BUSINESS-it's no longer "Our Board, Our Rules."

Since I can't say it on the boards anymore-
FUCK YOU, ED, you fucking troglodyte!!!!!!!!!!!!

current mood: pissed off

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Saturday, February 14th, 2009
7:54 pm

I've added Quasimodem's blog "Where to, Bud" to the syndicated feeds - you can add it to your FL here: wheretobud

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009
1:07 pm - Gee, what a shock


"The message boards are currently down to resolve a database problem."

I swear, this is the ONLY website I pay to use-and it's the only one that gives me so much crap.

current mood: annoyed

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
12:42 pm - So what's going on now?

This is apparently more than just a standard logjam..."pending a restoration of service"?

current mood: confused

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Saturday, December 6th, 2008
3:31 pm - Holy Carp-Ed's latest BAD business model

When is he going to realize that he's helping to flush SDMB down the crapper? You know, I've never run a newspaper, but I do know that listening to what your customers have to say is a good thing. Which Eddie Z hasn't done. I'm shocked that someone who is this willfully obtuse can hold a managerial position. Hopefully not for long.

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
4:20 pm - Woo-hoo, I'm somebody!

I've actually been mentioned in the SnarkPit!  Apparently, I'm registered Every-fuckin'-where*, should get a life outside of my  "imaginary" friends, and I have a man face. 


*Yeah, I am.  Unaboard, umop's board, Skippy's board, G'Dope, and NADS.  It takes all of about half an hour to read all the threads I'm actually interested in on all those boards.  Oh, and I registered on FFF about 100 years ago, but if I ever posted there, I don't recall it.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
8:09 am - Beta-Chan is born!

For those who were following along with TokyoPlayer's baby saga but have since moved off the board, Beta-Chan has been successfully brought into the world!

They've named her Anya. She was born via c-section last night (or tonight...darn International Date Line) and is healthy.

Just letting folks know! :0)

current mood: happy

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008
11:56 pm - Now what's going on?

The board was working about an hour ago, but now it doesn't go anywhere. I mean, there's not even a 404 error or "We can't find that page" or "The server may be busy". It's just blank.

current mood: aggravated

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
11:03 am - New and Improved!

So today I post to the SDMB for the first time in however many years. It took all the way to my second post before the message board got hung up. Nice!

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