August 20th 2012 7:24 am
[ View A Comments (69) ]
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you all know that next month on the 15th our Plus Subscription runs out. Mom is not going to renew it. I have not been able to upload pictures to my page in over 5 months and Even Alex had problems putting in one stupid picture last week! The fleas here are just too much and never get fixed. It's not worth $20 to us! So if you see some of our pictures disappearing you'll know why. Our background will go back to plain and we won't be able to participate in certain forums anymore. As I remember you also won't be able to comment on the pictures we will have up either.
Besides, hardly anyone is here anymore and barely anyone reads our diaries. We can't afford to waste the money frankly. We're NOT leaving, just downgrading. So if you want to see any of our pictures you have one month to do it. It's really a shame it's come to this but things have changed. So anyway, hope you all understand!
Remember my new word, FWAP!!!! MOL. The sound my ears make when mom tickles them and I shake my head. I'm FWAPPING right now. MOL.
Luv you all
We do understand Finney. Our is not up until May, but may not renew it then either. We notice things are tending to freeze up on Catster pages too. As long as you are not leaving - cause we would be really sad. Mom has not been here quite so much lately - work has been very busy, and then taking care of the new kitty & all. But we know your momma has lots of different projects going on too! Mom says they are all excellent! purrs our pal!
Thanks for understanding Tigger. It's just frustrating and been well over a year now that these things have not been fixed. We also have a lot of trouble most days even loading Catster pages! You'd think after all this time they'd have fixed this stuff. Nope, we'll still be here buddy. Don't worry. Oh thanks for the nice compliment to mom's work too, she really needs to hear that. Nobody leaves comments on her blog so we have no idea who likes what!
Whew, so glad you're not leaving.
We hate fleas! You will still have one extra field where you can put code - lots of code will fit in one field. You can have your background and other stuff in that field, so don't think it will all go away. You can consolidate some of that code now so that when the Plus expires, you don't lose all your code!
We been thinkin' like this, too. We luvs all our friends and would never leave, but with foster kitties our kitty food bill is skyrocketing.We renew in March. Mom is starting to get a little better again at bein' here, but it seems everything so quiet. Maybe it be the summertime. We thinks sometimes fleas depends on the browser. We never use IE. Chrome seems to do okay most of the time. Anyway, Finny, we luvs yews all soooo much. Glad you will still be here. Who needs all the horns n whistles anyway.
Yeah I think for $20 we should be able to have even more stuff like chat and stuff. Not worth it. Newman when the time comes you'll have to teach us about that code thingy. Hi Monster, no buddy, we're staying! Don't worry. Miranda we use Chrome but Catster still sticks a lot. It's not doing it today for some reason but it does it a lot!
OMC! I thought you were going to say those words about bye-bye, too...so glad you will still be around because we sure would be missing you and your furmily.
I think you CAN still mask comments on your pics, but you can't put frames around them, nor titles but us kitties at large can say things under them to you...
We use Opera and Firefox, both work way better than IE...we did try Chrome fur a while, but it didn't play well with some of our other stuff.
Updates sometimes throw things awry, which happened to us the other day, we couldn't even get on the interwebs, HISS!
If you make regular updates, then you may need to go to your administrator account and reset all the things you want to use...and then go back to your non administrator account for security issues...that's what pawppy told meowmy.
A long time ago we had some trouble with getting pics up, we wrote some notes to HQ and the pawsome pages' Webster, and they helped us figure out what was happening...and it was fixed..by the tech peeps... Now we only have a pain to get the pics in the right order, MOL!
Well enough of our blathering and mews...enjoy your day, we are having all our windows wide open! Wonderfur!
Pipo & Minko
MOL sorry to scare you guys. We have the windows open too. It's only 76 here and the sun isn't that bright so it's breezy! Nice weather!
We hope you'll reconsider. We switched over to chrome when we use Catster, found it to be better. We don't seem to have fleas, but mom uses a desktop as opposed to laptop. We are here, just in and out with things.
We already use Chrome and are on our desktop Ruffy.
IT HAPPENED AGIN'!! : (
Okay den tha reason I holler'd was 'cause I had pawtyped a mice reply and IT HAPPENED AGIN'!! =(
*tries to remember what he had already said...*
Glad you are not leavin' Finnegan.
It does get frustratin'! to say tha least : /
Lots of time... : / like just now... we get in our groups, comment in a thread, comment on a diary or a picture and it says YOU MUST LOG IN TO CONTINUE! WHAT YOU SAYIN' TO MEH! I am logged in!!
Have to try to remember to copy what we jus' said in case we have to paste it. I did not remember to do that this time : (
It gets to be time consumin' and aggravatin' so don't play as much...
Well that is my story and I am stickin' to it : /
Platelicker.......(MamaCat don't forget to copy all this) ;D
"Ok Platey I got it... I think... (double-copies)..." ((O_O)) Here goes...
YAYH!! SUCCESS!! :D Sorry I jus' got excited :D
Luv you Finney and family, if your premium account or not! :)
Luv you too Shadow!! You're so cute! Platelicker you're so funny. And the same thing happens to us!!! Or we get an Error 4 which we didna write anything that it should happen. Plus sometimes it happens in our OWN diaries we can't even comment! P-E-W for gosh sakes! MOL
Finney, you cats can still have your backgrounds, like Newman said. I think he was talking about putting everything (all the codes for your background) in one "fun stuff" box. We only use one box anyway for all our page codes. We didn't even have Plus for a while when we first came here and we could do all the background stuff on our pages. Can't you still comment on photos? I know you can't give them a description. We've also had trouble loading photos, sometimes we have to try and try and then they usually will load. We haven't had the probs with pages freezing, just the photos loading.
Really? That's good to know then about the backgrounds, that was something we were going to miss. And I think you're right, I just can't put funny descriptions on my pictures and I think I can only have 10 up at a time or something like that.
Finney, Lacey, Angel Alex, and Mom, we're here. We're reading. Mom is just busy cleaning and doing stuff around the house and then stupid Mietzi had to get sick and Mom had to worry about that. (she's better) Glad to hear that you're not leaving. We would really miss you bunches and bunches. FWAP, I can make that sound too. Hey, this is fun, FWAP.
MOL, that's a fun word isn't it Timo!? That's okay buddy, we were just as worried about Mietzi also and SO glad to hear things are looking up! She definitely cannot get anything serious, we would be so upset! FWAP! MOL.
Without Plus, you can still upload 20 pictures, but only 10 photos will show on your page.
Thanks Samoa, that's great to know!
hi....so glad you're not leaving you guys are such fun to play with and your mom is so smart......sorry I don't know much about code etc
That's okay Harley, we don't need you to know code, just hang out wiff us and have fun like always. We love you purty girl!
Glad you are not leaving..we get the script error all the time and it gets frustratng. Love the fwapping. Have to have floofy ears for that...MOL
Hi Biggles, I definitely have floofy ears. And everything else for that matter! MOL
Glad to hear you're not leaving. I say FWAP to all these Catster fleas!
Phew! I was worried you were taking away one of my favorite fluffy bellies! That would NOT be ok in my Moe Moe book, I'd have to come find you and MRAT Smakey Paw you! hehehe! Thank catness you're staying around even if you downgrade, we're ok with that. We loves you though, we'd hate to lose you! Definitely keep your pages pretty though, they still give you a box for it when you aren't plus, so get lots of code into that box and keep those pages so pretty! But really... just keep my Finney Belly around! hehehe!
MOL Callie, me too! Hi my lovely Moe Moe. Don't worry sweetie, we aren't going anywhere. That's super cool that we can still decorate out pages because we love doing it for the holidays. So you will definitely still see that. Awww we'd miss all of you too much if we ever left, which we won't!
We're so glad you aren't leaving! (((Finney))) We know that Catster is flea ridden and it gets so frustrating at times. We use Chrome and it works pretty well. Do you get Zealies when you aren't a Plus member? I forget. We'd miss the Zealies.
P.S. What do you mean no one leaves comments on your mama's blog? My mom does!
Oh I don't know about the zealies! Oh well. Oh I know your mom does Tigger. Not too many other people though.
Finney, I have so much fun with you, I'd be crying bitter tears if you left, you gots to stay here!
Keisha don't cry sweetie, we're not going anywhere. you are SO much fun too beautiful! How could I leave the flirt queen? MOL
Yay!!!! Your staying too.
We are so glad that you aren't leaving. I do check out Trout Talkin' Tabbies but not too often. I wish that I knew how to do backgrounds and the other things that you, guys, do like highlight the words, green, to take you to other places. I need some computer lessons....You are so skilled about you work and the cats. ....Thank goodness, we will see the cats here. Finney and Lacey...and Shadow are some great cats....and you have helped so many people...glad that you aren't going anywhere.
p.s. When I add pictures, I have to do it twice....don't ask why, it is just that way with Catster...I ignore the error comment and do it again.
Alexander, I don't thank we know each other. I'm Zach. Pmail me if you like and I'll send you a copy of the codes for your pages and school you through it. I have found some kits catch on quick and some a little slower, either way I'll be right there to help. I also noticed you are a member of Pawsome Pages. That's a great start.
Alexander we tried doing it several times and it still won't let me upload pics. Catster is supposedly working on it. Don't worry buddy, you need someone to coach you with Juliette as she gets older. Love you guys! Hey Zach! Miss you!
I'm glad you aren't leaving!
We use the Firefox. He works much better for us than Internet Expurrer. You can download your very own Fox for free.
We use the Firefox, too, but still we have problems. Yesterday our group messages started showing up in the e-mail inbox after months of not being there, but who knows how long that will last? We aren't renewing Plus membership, either. Seems like our friends here get fewer -- either leaving for the Bridge or leaving for Facebook.
We use Firefox too, but have less trouble at home than at MamaCat's office. Maybe it is the providers as they are different.
I tell you Jasper lots of kittehs have gone to the Bridge this past year : (
Our Raincloud and Cartman made that walk too : (
I am at facebook but divide my time purrportionutlee. Whew! Dat wuz a beeg word fer me!
Tigger and Finnegan... As I remember... Catster gives you 7 zealies each month... but I am a cat and I have catnapped :D
I gotta go chase a fly...
*MamaCat remember to copy this before you hit Submit* : /
Okay then! Thanks Platey! : )
We used to use Firefox but it got stuck way too much. We like Chrome better now. sigh, it's always some kind of flea!! MOL
Mom uses Facebook too, but we are mostly here. We would miss everyfur too much. Facebook is a different environment. :)
Tigger now that we're on Facebook too we can't figure out what the big fuss is about. Seriously! It's not that big of a deal. We like it okay and we definitely like being able to contact people easier but still...it's no biggy. Ya know? It's not like this place. Cozy and homey. Lots of concern and love. And kitties always check on each other here. They don't do that there.
I know Finney. No one hardly checks on each other there. I am glad Mom would rather spend her time here. :D
Hi, Finney...we don't 'do' FB because pawppy, the tech head here and the dude who knows these kinds of things about how to stay secure, says that FB is a security nightmare, MOL!
He nevfur had an account, though meowmy did have one which is inactive since like furevfur!
Pipo we have our settings very secure on there and we never, ever play games on Facebook. We already belong to Big Fish Games and play those instead. I'm sure there are plenty of other security issues, that's what mom was nervous about too. But we don't participate in anything other than just doing our page or looking at what friends are doing on their pages.
Mom has her security settings on Facebook set to high Finney. She doesn't play games on FB either. It's a good place for sharing information and reading friends' and different groups' pages, but that's about it. There's nothing like Catster...even with all the fleas and such, it's a special place! :D
That's good Tigger because that's where I think the security issues come in, playing the games and stuff like that! People keep sending mom these invites to play this and that. NO WAY. Not gonna do it! Our settings are also on high.
Pawppy says though that once they have your info, it can be found out...and then others in cyberspace can get at it, too...but we spend so much time here on Catster...and um...on Dogster that we don't have much time fur anything else, MOL!!
Pipo I honestly don't think Catster is any safer when it comes to that. Or any other website for that matter. It can happen at any point on any site. We don't even spend much time there at all. It doesn't take up as much of our time as we thought it would. It's kind of boring actually, MOL
That IS true, Finney, so we need to be carefur what we do and say all over the place, here, at home and abroad as it were...live clean and hopefurly that will work...except fur the odd bad apple, sigh...sad isn't it, that there are always folk who want to make life miserable in one way or another, they are sick people, and likely so lonely but they do not know how to go about the regular way to make true furends.
I guess meowmy kind of feels a deep down pity fur them, even though the things they do make her angry...
Your meowmy is better than ours then. My mom has had too many cuckoos say mean things online to feel sorry for peoples like that. But it makes us appurciate our friends so much more.
Hugs to your mom, Finney, big ones!
((((( ♥ )))))
My heart sank when i read your first few words yet I feel the same way. I was just about to sign off Catster before going to your diary today because of all the 'freeze-ups'. I'm glad I persevered. I don't know whether or not I'm going to renew CatsterPlus either come March. I just dunno. I got a goup. What do I do? will I not be able to enter it anymore if I downsize?
That's a tough one Colorado. But either way please don't leave Catster. It's a HUGE pain in the furry butt. BUT! we have a group of kitties here that we can find nowhere else on the web. Caring, loving, sharing, etc. The fleas here drive us insane too. But we muddle through and we're just not renewing our Plus because that's too much money to put up with all of this. But we'll still be here. Hope you will too.
Glad yous bees a stayin>>> Was ready to come up there...had mys whopping gloves on
ok catster...1 mores error4, i's whoppin yous!!!
Don't whop me Blizz I didn't do it! MOL. Just kidding. It's funny cause we never thought the title of this diary would scare anybody but apparently it did. So sowwy!
No Finney, no!!! I understand though.
No what Sparky? We aren't leaving buddy!!! Don't worry! We's just not getting the Plus membership anymore. that's all. Are you worried we're leaving? cause we aren't going nowhere!
Blizz, when you get an Error 4, try this: leave your comment and your "pet author" name in place, but delete either your Name* or Mail* from the boxes on the right. Make one of them blank, resubmit your comment and it should go through. It works every time for me.
Finney, be sure you move everything OUT of the other 'fun stuff' fields and put it all into the first field, like others have said, BEFORE your Plus expires. You will not be able to access the other fields after your Plus expires, but whatever is entered in those fields will stay on your page. So you would be stuck forever with whatever is shown, unable to change or remove anything without asking HQ for assistance.
I don't think you get any monthly zealies unless you have Plus. They give new members a few zealies when they join, but that's it, I think.
Colorado, you don't need to have Plus to admin or participate in a group. That shouldn't matter at all for your group.
Just don't anyone else leave, please!!
Ooh Beepers thanks! We'd better fix that then.
Finnegan buddy, when I said " I was just about to sign off Catster" I just meant sign off for the day. I wasn't thinking of leaving...at least not at that moment. I have had thoughts along that line once in awhile over the last year but I'd miss so many furiends. And I've been thinking to go regular, stop Catsterplus. Of course if too many of us go that route Catster will die.
Facebook doesn't seem to have glitches and it's so much bigger. Why can't a little site like Catster get glitch free?
So glad you'll still be here, Finney Royal Floofiness!
We had lots of trouble with IE too and switched to Firefox, setting the tools-options to "never remember history" and clearing the history all the time to make sure nothing got remembered. You need to type in the web address each time you go to a site, but at least we don't get the frozen wasteland lockup syndrome.
I think you do get some zealies as a non-plus member, at least we did when we first joined. And they were per cat, not per household so it worked out okay.
And no one reads your diary? You have 30+ readers/comments right here saying how happy they are you are not going permanent by-by. So know we all love you muchly even if we don't comment all the time.
P.S. Meowmie loves the "fwap" work so much she is going to use it instead of the make believe words she uses when she gets mad! We don't have floofy ears so ours go more "fmmph"!
Colorado when a company is not living up to it's promises and what it charges for, we have every right to protest by not paying. I don't think it would go away, they'd have to get their act together. And I've asked that question a million times, why can't a little site like this fix it's stupid problems already? It's been well over a year! sigh
Hi Bibi, I just love that, Finney Royal Floofiness! MOL. FWAP FWAP FWAP. Isn't that fun to say? Yes we can see how much we are loved. We love you all right back, we miss these kinds of diaries where everyone joins in.
Purrlease DON'T no morez furrs LEAVE!
Dat's a MILO BLUE EYES ORDER~!! hehee, now dat I go ur attention; I jus' wanna sez FINN dood, 'n all our furiends here, it's rough, yeah...'n we definitely unnerstand 'bout not renewin'. I got to where I don't really care anymore what da pages look like, shure I like 'em purrty, but BEIN' HERE is what counts. Efen if a fur is goin' to be inactive fur a bit or come 'n go, jus' so we can come to dat furiends page 'n say howdy a time or two, catebrate birfdays 'n honors, show lovin'z at bridge days, see mew pishures 'n check in~! We stay 'n we together 'n dat's what counts~! We are not around as mush as we'd like, but we are here, and plan on stickin' 'round a while longer anyfur~!!
Catster has many probz 'n it takes us furefur to post a pix like sometimes doin' it 4 times 'n it's a pain, on some pages we get errror 4 'n den we also use Google Chrome but is tough on top o' da fact we can't get to photo bucket via Google coz iz messed up 'n gotta us I.E. 'n WE hate IE~!! It freezes up alla da TIME~! Nope FB will nefur replace our cherished furiends here~! We jus' like da cute kitty pix 'n mom likes some o' da apps.
Thanks Finn buddy... fur launchin' a diary dat skeered da poopies outta all o' us, but nice to know you be gonna stay, member plus or not...don't matter to me, buddy~!!!
Mumma let our plus lapse back in april or march - she was thinking of not renewing because there is not so much happening here on Catster these days.
She would never just leave catster though.
She thought and thought and decided that she would sign up for the plus again a couple of weeks ago and sent in her check.
Amazingly just after she signed up again - Jeepurs was picked for COTD - coincidence? maybe, but mumma thinks it might have been that she signed up for plus again AND bought some zealies.
So I don't think COTD (or other honors) is always randomly chosen.
On the subject of hang-ups: we also use ad blocker plus. Otherwise we won't get anywhere on the web. All them ads are eating our puter's resources. Sometimes we have to post pictures twice before it works. Mom says: grrrrrr
But then she just clicks the button again to upload a picture. Purrs to the bug blaster.
OMC it's little Marlin Purrkins! The alien! MOL. How's it going little buddy? yeah, we don't think it's always random either actually. Hi Mietzi and Milo