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Old January 19th, 2003, 02:00 AM   #841
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It is indeed sad when a few can silence the many. I'm referring to those who complained about the Overheard folder and had it shut down.
I'm wondering: Did you who complained even READ the disclaimers at the start of the folder? It was stated that things would be 'taken out of context'...the result was posts full of random snippets of conversation linked together in a spontaneous way to create humor. In short, it was done IN FUN.
Is this what we've come to---no free thinking? no attempts at humor? no self-expression?
Nobody forced anybody to read that folder. If it offended some people, they should have posted their objections and given the rest of us a chance to respond. That's called debate, and that's what adults do.
Part of what I love about my adopted country is its freedom of speech. So much for that. It's gotten so a person can't even post in a WOW host's folder without some self-appointed thought cop complaining that 'your posts are too personal' or 'you post too much' or 'I don't like you posting that stupid stuff'.
So be it. For the self-righteous out there: I promise not to say anything improper in the rooms either...wouldn't want to offend your rigid sense of moral propriety.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 02:10 AM   #842
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Wolfie, the day I saw that folder open I knew it was going to lead to this very conversation. However, some people were having fun so I decided to ignore my personal feelings and beliefs and see if perhaps it could work.

Unfortunately, it didn't. Unfortunately, I waited until tonight to end the folder. However, you do need to understand that it isn't censorship at all! In fact, it's quite the opposite. While anyone who chats in a chat room needs to be aware that they can be logged, as the owner of these boards I made the decision that chat room conversations in or out of context, are not to be posted.

I do understand that it was all in good fun, but it is much too close to "Big Brother" watching you. And yes, while there was a disclaimer at the top of the discussion, anyone new to our boards might have made the decision not to chat in our rooms as anything they say could become "fair game."

It is not freedom of speech to post what someone might have said within what I view as the confines of four walls. No one needs to know who was in the chatroom and when, and what they may or may not have said.

Our chatrooms are a safe place to be. Safe from prying eyes, safe from bosses that may not know our sexual orientation or whether we chat when we're supposed to be working, etc.

We've had many creative folders in the past. In one, we had a long story going on, with people contributing a sentence or paragraph, etc. Completely a collective work of fiction, creative, humorous and a lot of fun. We have joke folders, we have all sorts of folders. You can laugh, you can cry, you can rant and you can rave. You can be creative as you choose to be. You just can't use chatroom conversations and names. That seems very reasonable to me.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 01:13 PM   #843
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((((((((((((((WOLFIE)))))))))) please continue posting in my folder! I hate all this what ever it is over one little folder. I have peaked into "overheard in chat" a few times .. I got a laugh out of it at times and other times was offended by certain words .. but then again I would have been offended if I had saw them in chat too. It don't matter all that matters is that people are geting hurt and hurting others. I hate seeing anyone hurt and arguing. So please Wolfie don't let what ever is happening stop you from posting here or in any other folder. /me offers everyone a big hug and some "peace" tea. Maybe I see things to "black and white" I dunno. All I know is that I don't like it when some one feels hurt or some one gets angry. if I could hide I would but since I can't I will do the next best thing try to "soothe" everyone's ruffled feathers. Now as for not posting in my folder Miss Wolfie I am hereby umm I'd say "demanding" but that is to strong so I am requesting you to continue posting in here , or anyother folder you prefer to.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 02:15 PM   #844
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/me sits down and thinks dang what I miss?? ROFL
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Old January 19th, 2003, 09:33 PM   #845
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I rarely delete a post but the ones in reference to an incident last night were deleted due to the content and the mention of names. Those of you involved can contact me if you'd like.

If an issue arises concerning a host, the Forum coordinator, an Assistant Coordinator or Melynn should be contacted. These boards are not here to bash any guest or host.
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Old January 20th, 2003, 09:46 AM   #846
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Hey everyone!! Join PeasWOW and BouncyWOW in LS from 5-7pm EST for Deli Delight!!!! Todays topic: Cartoon Trivia!! (could include some comic books too ). So come in and have some laughs , we'll try not to make you , and the will be awesome!!!!
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Old January 25th, 2003, 04:02 PM   #847
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SINGS: When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true
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Old January 26th, 2003, 07:42 AM   #848
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It's all together too quiet in here and life is way too short for holding grudges. So this non is wating for someone to come in and play with me. I've got for everyone and plenty of snacks. It's time to .

Sings: Say, say, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree

Shout down my rain barrel
Slide down my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more more more more more

It was a rainy day,
She couldn't come out and play
With tearful eyes, she breathed a sigh
And I could hear her say:

Say, say, oh playmate
I cannot play with you
My dolly's got the flu
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo

Ain't got no rain barrel
Ain't got no cellar door
But we'll be jolly friends
Forever more more more more more.

Hands out medicine for that flu so ya all can come back out and play!!!
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Old January 26th, 2003, 07:50 AM   #849
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LOL ((((((((((((((topsinacutie)))))))))))))

Thank you darlin'
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Old January 26th, 2003, 03:11 PM   #850
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/me knows that song very well, topsinapod.... When You Wish Upon A Star... It Doesn't Matter Who You Are!!!
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Old January 26th, 2003, 05:32 PM   #851
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Sing Sing a song
Sing out loud,
Sing out strong,
Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear,
Just sing, sing a song.
la la lala lala lalalala just sing... sing a song..
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Old January 26th, 2003, 05:56 PM   #852
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wooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 26th, 2003, 06:19 PM   #853
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Beedly-doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee doo,

Elmo knows a little secret for whenever things go wrong,
It makes you feel much better when a bad day comes along.
Just take a breath, lift up your head, and stand up tall and strong,
Let out a big BE-DOODLE, as you sing this little song.

OH...
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, it's such a good thing to say,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, makes sad things go away,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay.

Da da da da da da da,
It's so easy, you can do it almost anywhere at all,
Be-doodle in the kitchen, or be-doodle in the hall,
Be-doodle in your bathtub, or be-doodle on the phone,
Be-doodle in a marching band, or doodle all alone.

OH...
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, it's such a good thing to say,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, makes sad things go away,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay.

Da da da da da da da,
Elmo woke up feeling grouchy, he was grumpy as a bear,
He tried to find some niceness, but his niceness wasn't there,
But quickly he remembered what to do when things go wrong,
He let out a big BE-DOODLE, and stayed happy all day long!

OH...
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, an excellent thing to say,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, makes sad things go away,
Bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum, bedoodly-dum-dee-ay.
Bedoodly-deedly-didly-dodly-doodly-dum-dee-ay!
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Old January 26th, 2003, 06:31 PM   #854
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[Now what starts with the letter C?
Cookie starts with C
Let's think of other things
That starts with C
Oh, who cares about the other things?]

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

[Hey you know what?
A round cookie with one bite out of it
Looks like a C
A round donut with one bite out of it
Also looks like a C
But it is not as good as a cookie
Oh and the moon sometimes looks like a C
But you can't eat that, so ... ]

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me, yeah!
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C, yeah!
Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C, oh boy!
Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C!

(Cookie Monster eats the cookie)
Umm-umm-umm-umm-umm
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Old January 26th, 2003, 06:37 PM   #855
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The all time favorite of Ernie!!





Rubber Duckie, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you;

(woh woh, bee doh!)

Rubber Duckie, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Duckie, you're my very best friend, it's true!

(doo doo doo doooo, doo doo)


Every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fella who's
Cute and yellow and chubby
(rub-a-dub-a-dubby!)

Rubber Duckie, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber duckie, I'm awfully fond of you.

(repeat chorus)

Rubber Duckie, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber duckie, I'm awfully fond of -
Rubber duckie, I'd like a whole pond of -
Rubber duckie I'm awfully fond of you!

(doo doo, be doo.)
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