Monida's musings

Emergency press conference

June 8th 2012 1:23 pm
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*Monida steps up to the podium and looks around at the group gathered. She taps the mic. "Testing. Testing. Good"*

*Stamps paws*

Dear Ladies and Gentlecats. I'm sure it's no surprise as to why I've gathered you all here. I am a DDP today, and that means I should be out celebrating. But I'm not. In fact, today I'm very saddened and angry.

Mom and I woke up this morning to read that the Tabbies of Trout Towne were leaving. This is unacceptable. Apparently bad stuff has been posted on the homepage. I never see the homepage, but mom did see the cat copter thing when a coworker forwarded it to her. She thought for sure it would never, ever be on Catster. But lo and behold ...

But let me get to my point. This is OUR site. And if we don't like what's happening to it, let's do something about it. Write HQ. Call HQ. Leave messages on their Facebook page. When a group bands together, our voices are heard. There's been countless examples of how social media is influencing companies. So let your voices be heard!!

We're going to make this site fun again. That's my challenge to YOU. That means Tabbies, sorry, but you're not allowed to leave. Because if you did, this place would be overrun with BURDS! BURDS, Tabbies, BURDS!

And you know who else isn't allowed to leave? YOU. That's right, YOU! I know we all get busy sometimes, and that's OK. And if you need a break, by all means take it. But then come back. Because we have friends who need encouraging words, advice and a place to escape the troubles of the "real world."

Go out and make some new friends. Join some new groups. Leave a message on someone's photo, and I can guarantee you'll bring a little bit of happiness to that kitty's family. And who knows, maybe you'll just have turned a horrible day into an OK one for them.

Thank you for your attention, today. I will now take any questions anyone may have, and afterward, I hope you will all join me for a niptini and some mousie snacks in the conference room.

 
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 1:25 pm

I agree Monida, 100%!!! Wees all needs to puts our foots down, and kick some hq butt if necessary...with p mails and fb messages. This needs to stop!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 1:40 pm

tee hee, Nida I know you are being so serious and we a gree 100% but you are so durned cute I can't help but giggle. I love it when you're forceful you cutie you!!! MOL
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:01 pm

I'm not going anywhere!
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:06 pm

We are there with you, Monida!
We wrote a please remove comment on that video, and we wrote a much longer scathing letter to HQ.
Can you tell us how to stamp our paws?? MOL! When we get mad, mostly we hiss and growl...

What would we evfur do without regular Catster fun? Meowmy and many others would shrivel up:(

PS Someone sent Meowmy that same video a while ago, and meowmy was so disgusted, she like your mom thought such horrific junk would not ever get on this pawlace...apparently the Say Media think differently than kitty peeps.
Purred by: Nonny - DG # 10 (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:21 pm

No No No No

This can not happen. Tabbies are family!!

My Mom was horrified about the kitty copter story. But we have to band together and get this site back to what it was.
We are why the site exists and we should have a say about what it contains.

You rock Mo!! We are right behind you.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:22 pm

We are with you all, and we do agree 110% something is happening here and is so saddens us, this place means so much to our Mom for many reasons, the first is the love and compassion we got when our Tallulah was sick and went to the rainbow bridge...yes Mom does take breaks but we are not planning on leaving....

We will contact HQ and let them know how we feel....we don't go to FB but we will contact them for sure...

Let's all take the take so thank Monida and her Mom and lets please make this our mission everywhere on catster...dogster is the same way almost like a ghost town Mom says...

Mom saw that video on the news and was so upset, why do the new people have to put that on TV....

CONCATS MONIDA we are so happy to see you as one of the DDP'S


love and hugs to all
Xena and MOm
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:40 pm

WHat!!! We missed this! NO! NO! NO! We love our furrriends! What is going on! A purrrrson put that stp%$!^@#*! video on mommys facebook and she got sick.
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:40 pm

WHat!!! We missed this! NO! NO! NO! We love our furrriends! What is going on! A purrrrson put that stp%$!^@#*! video on mommys facebook and she got sick.
Purred by: Vanessa (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:45 pm

I'm really sad to hear this. The Tabbies are such an important part of Catster.

It looks like the people who run this website are trying desperately to make Catster appeal to a different type of audience but is this strategy working? I don't think so, but perhaps HQ could let us know.

One thing's certain: they're alienating their long-time members, the cats and people who made the site such a unique, fun, and special place.

Despite not visiting regularly in recent weeks and months, when we do return there isn't much evidence of a lot of activity having taken place (in forums for example). It looks like you can't even post as a cat anymore on some parts of this site. I heard they got rid of that "must be appropriate for a 7-year-old" rule. Does that mean that anything goes now? I certainly hope not!
Purred by: Vanessa (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:45 pm

I'm really sad to hear this. The Tabbies are such an important part of Catster.

It looks like the people who run this website are trying desperately to make Catster appeal to a different type of audience but is this strategy working? I don't think so, but perhaps HQ could let us know.

One thing's certain: they're alienating their long-time members, the cats and people who made the site such a unique, fun, and special place.

Despite not visiting regularly in recent weeks and months, when we do return there isn't much evidence of a lot of activity having taken place (in forums for example). It looks like you can't even post as a cat anymore on some parts of this site. I heard they got rid of that "must be appropriate for a 7-year-old" rule. Does that mean that anything goes now? I certainly hope not!
Purred by: Vanessa (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:51 pm

I'm really sad to hear this. The Tabbies are such an important part of Catster.

It looks like the people who run this website are trying desperately to make Catster appeal to a different type of audience but is this strategy working? I don't think so, but perhaps HQ could let us know.

One thing's certain: they're alienating their long-time members, the cats and people who made the site such a unique, fun, and special place.

Despite not visiting regularly in recent weeks and months, when we do return there isn't much evidence of a lot of activity having taken place (in forums for example). It looks like you can't even post as a cat anymore on some parts of this site. I heard they got rid of that "must be appropriate for a 7-year-old" rule. Does that mean that anything goes now? I certainly hope not!
Purred by: Vanessa (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 2:59 pm

I'm really sad to hear this. The Tabbies are such an important part of Catster.

It looks like the people who run Catster are trying desperately to appeal to a different type of audience but is this strategy working? I don't think so, but perhaps HQ could let us know.

One thing's certain: they're alienating their long-time members, the cats and people who made the site such a unique, fun, and special place.

Despite not visiting regularly in recent weeks and months, when we do return there isn't much evidence of a lot of activity having taken place (in forums for example). It looks like you can't even post as a cat anymore on some parts of this site. I heard they got rid of that "must be appropriate for a 7-year-old" rule. Does that mean that anything goes now? I certainly hope not!
Purred by: Dusty the Puppycat *DLM* (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 3:29 pm

well said Monida! I wrote a diary and plan to post on the facebook page.
Purred by: Sandi G

June 8th 2012 at 5:52 pm

We all agree Monida, we all must stand together and be as one! And the Tabbies of Trout Towne must stay on here, we have all been through so much on here and we really need to stay together!!!! I didnt see the video but for what everyone is saying its sounds awful and I dont think I can see it:( Love, Tate
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 6:13 pm

AAAAMMMEEENNNN
Puurrs
Henry
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 7:18 pm

Ya mean Da BURDS ARE COMING INSTEAD!

Did ya hear dat DA TABBIES? Purrleeze don't go.

We luv yew DA TABBIES & all our wunnaful furriends heyah at Catster.

I'm gonna go on a hungah strike iffin ya leeve us!
Offurwise we gotta keeps fishin fur fewd wen in "Doubt, EAT TROUT"!

Wees knot gonna go anywheyah, we luv all our furriends.

Maybee, ya knead a mini furrcashun tew sum exotic island, butts dunt furget tew send us a post card wiff yur Paw signashur's...

We all will bee lost wiffouts yew & yur crew!

Sad sacks,);
Kally Kat

kitty got da sadds );
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 7:29 pm

Testing...fur burds & other junk...
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 7:34 pm

That story was on our news and we expect that from 'normal' media but not from a site for cat lovers. Sad indeed. Makes you wonder about the people that run this site. It's just about the advertisers' money for them. Feeling a bit blue right now. *Timo looks down at himself* No, still got black & grey stripes, no blue. We are not on FB anymore.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 8:46 pm

We agree Monida! This is our place! We have to be the voices for change. So write letters to headquarters, write diary issues, post it on facebook. The power of social media is a two-way street!
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

June 8th 2012 at 10:36 pm

I agrees! I can't stand the idea of losing the Tabbies! You are doing a good job here Monida. My mommy saw that horrible video on the Colbert Report the other day, she grabbed off the sofa and hugged me so close and kept saying over and over again, "I'd never do that to you my love" We forgives the show cause it was a comedy show, but we can't believe it was on Catster. That is totally wrong. WRONG WRONG WRONG! Can't lose Tabbies!
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 12:17 am

Thank you for letting us know about this Monida. The Tabbies of Trout Farm are special and we don't want to lose them. We love this site because we (usually) know we can look at anything and know it's all posted by genuine cat people and all from love. We haven't seen the video you mention and we don't want to. Keep Catster Special! You are right that we need to let our feelings be known. Purrs Toby and Josie
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 2:10 am

I guess it's time for some Simone MRATING! MRAT!
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 5:30 am

WHAT!!!!THEY CAN'T LEAVE!!!!! WE LOVE THE TABBIES AND IT is NOT!!!! NOT!!!! NOT!!!! Acceptable!!!!!!

We love them very much!

Tabbies...please please please dont' leave!
Purred by: Sweets (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 6:07 am

Sing it Sista !
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 6:38 am

Guys, please read my diary. If anyone wants to do anyting to stop this from happening, we are in. Just let us know. Mommy is very upset and angry. We can't lose the Tabbies!
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 7:36 am

I still love Catster because I love all my furriends.
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 8:02 am

Oh noes, they bees gone already? ); );

Their Mommy gave us a link, but I don't know where to from there?
http://da-tabbies-o-trout-towne.blogspot.c o m/ I copied & pasted
it the www.com address, then I'm stuck?

Please help me reach tew them?
Thank yew!

Kally Kat );
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 8:17 am

Can't find them...sobbing...
Purred by: Mietzi Katze (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 9:06 am

*sniff, Tabbies are gone *
Kally, the link is for their blog. You have to make sure that there are no empty spaces in there at all. Should work to get you to Trout Towne.

Catster without HL. Catster without Trout Towne. Sad times indeed. Catster stopped forwarding messages that we write in diaries to the other cats that have already posted in it. So unless you check all the diaries that you posted a comment to, you won't know what cats say. I'm just talking to myself here now. Monida might eventually read this because it's her diary.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 10:18 am

No, I have been returning to check back on comments. I am now going to write to headquarters and post in my diary. Enough is enough!
Purred by: Rose (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 4:57 pm

I'm so sad to see HQ has decided.to post something so awful. We're so sad Da Tabbies are gone!
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

June 9th 2012 at 9:24 pm

Monida, even though we haven't been around Catster much lately, we are joining in on this! We've posted comments on their "blog" and FB page and hope they hear, loud and clear, that this new direction of Catster isn't the way they should go!
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 8:21 am

it makes us want to barf, and not hairballs either. the whole skull thing creeped me out too. I mean to each his own, but not here.....this was like family, and I fell like we are losing everyone...please don't anyone else leave. I understand getting angry, but when you leave it is all us that are left behind that suffer missing you
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 8:37 pm

Love you sweetie.

 

Monida


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