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Banned members?

  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    There seems to be lots of people missing lately, or is it my imagination?  Have there been lots of members banned lately?

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe people have stopped using their alter egos?
      I'm noticing a lot less activity all around, myself.

      1. mandybeau1 profile image61
        mandybeau1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I just don't think that the 70,000 odd membership is made out of Alter Egos, only a few of us have them.
        I think people only bother if topic is interesting.
        So the first pages of Forum ads probably isn't grabbing them. Lets Hot it up with some exciting NEW Topics.

  2. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    Nah.
    There're just fed up with all the crap that goes on here.

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep - they'll go grow some tougher skin and they 'll be back smile

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Tougher skin has nothing to do with it.
        It's just not worth the effort trying to have a discussion here any more.

        http://www.instantattitudes.com/gifs/bs291.gif

        cheers,
        Eric G.

      2. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        has nothing to do with tougher skin starme, I don't want to waste time here when threads get highjacked by extremists.

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          Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          my how times have changed...

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Crap does not seem very particular!

    3. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True! smile

  3. Dale Mazurek profile image57
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    Many people are probably just taking a break and regrouping.  After everything in the forums lately who can blame many of them.

    Its just been a rough ride and things will get back to normal.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What's normal?

      1. Dale Mazurek profile image57
        Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        good point

      2. fortunerep profile image61
        fortunerepposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Normal is a cycle on a washing machine, no such here

    2. Jackson Riddle profile image69
      Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, It must be bacuse spending time on forums is really really taxing on the body, physically and mentally.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Nahhhhh, tougher skin is needed!

  5. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    i didnt really knaw through the staps wouldn't waste my time - but I do like to have fun in the forums so when- I seen a bunch of nonsense going on so , Ijust didn't get involved - started my own threads - ignored the garbage and went on -

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey you made a choice to move on to another thread, what a novel idea!

      1. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i guess - not being a real drama queen I don't get into stupid crap like that - just  move on

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You don't have the ability to be a drama queen, just keep posting stupid questions, that's your forte !

          1. shamelabboush profile image72
            shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hello my mate, I think she did't see that coming, but surely your answer suffices wink

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              HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ah ha my best friend Shamel, you my mate are my rock, why are you not out partying, ive seen yer real pic, jeeez if I was you I wud be so out there spreading my luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv !

              1. shamelabboush profile image72
                shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Mate, I wish i have all the time in the world so i can spend some more time here. But like everybody else, my schedule is so tight!!! sad I forgot to change my avatar but I will. I chose the pirate just for you by the way...

          2. starme77 profile image86
            starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            your just pissy cause i got sick of your captain alter ego crap - could you and your alter ego thirteen just stop chasing me around the forums and find something better to do - though I'm flattered that you enjoy your time chasing me around - it can get overly stupid dont ya think

            1. shamelabboush profile image72
              shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What?

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              Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Please dont flatter yourself and you are chasing us around. We like you Starme77 but on reading your profile I find it hard to believe, to be honest doll you are illiterate !

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile i like the way she thinks.

      p.s. sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the bug. life is like that neutral

  6. thranax profile image60
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I'm lucky, for I have an ability to not change, the everlasting evergreen color of the pines in Maine, god thanks for the gift of solitude as the masses extinguish themselves for months on end, only to outshine the possibilities I had during the time of loneliness and famine as I struggled to survive the test - they all just slept there waiting to strike, as in the fall they will be what the picture books and photographers playground reminisce it will happen once again.

    ....

    It means I don't go nowhere, and if im not here im busy.

    ~thranax~

  7. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Forums are kinda like bars ... You have your forum flies that will always be around, your current regulars who will be around a lot for many months and then disappear, and then you have your dramatic flies that come and go ... each time returning to see what they missed while they were gone.

    The only difference ... no alcohol to be had ... unless you keep a bottle of vodka under the desk, like I do. wink

    1. thranax profile image60
      thranaxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      CHEATER! LOLS.

      ~thranax~

    2. Aqua profile image80
      Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So True! smile

  8. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    now ... now ... I only hit the bottle when the forums get rough smile

    1. thranax profile image60
      thranaxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...You wrote a Hub about Disney Vacation Packages. You downed like 3 bottles and needed some more money so you looked though your mail, found the Disney DVD, watched it, and then wrote a Hub about it as you were halfway falling out of your chair!

      I know thats what you did!

      ~thranax~

      1. yoshi97 profile image88
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        haha ... It was a desperate night ... I got tired of writing about dog meds. smile

        1. thranax profile image60
          thranaxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You told me you would quit! How could you?
          http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs12/f/2006/334/1/e/Crying_dragon_by_Khanran.gif

          ~thranax~

  9. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Maybe some new blood is needed. hmm

  10. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    lol! I'm addicted to dog meds!

  11. thranax profile image60
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    You mix them with vodka too? *tears*

    ~thranax~

  12. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    something's gotta cure these darn worms ... i'm tired of rubbin' me bum along the carpet! smile

    1. thranax profile image60
      thranaxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.americanlifestyle.com/products/asper.jpg

      ~thranax~

  13. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    http://a1468.g.akamai.net/f/1468/580/1d/pics.Drugstore.com/prodimg/156111/200.jpg

    APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    you know, I think it comes and goes. A crop of hubbers will be around a while, be active, maybe cause some controversy. Ususally end up being fairly popular quickly, then they leave for whatever reason.

    Eventually, someone takes their place and it all starts all over again smile

    1. Animal World profile image82
      Animal Worldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The circles of Life,...LOL

  15. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    The only forums I'm really familiar with are this one and one other one on a writing site.  I watched that one go from active and vibrant to pretty much dead (with - like - most recent posts in specific categories dating back months), after administrators started laying down the law over one thing or another.  Besides laying down any number of laws, they started to point out that the individual categories were supposed to facilitate writing, rather than just being discussions.  They have separate categories for each religion, as well as for each political leaning (just to make sure nobody with "different thinking" creates any problems for anyone else  lol  ).  There's even a separate category just for fights.  lol  The large part of any chaos has been eliminated, but so has participation.  If the chaos/soap operas remain, the "grown-ups" (and I don't mean "all-serious grown-ups" who don't enjoy a laugh - just the "regular" people who aren't all into creating soap operas on here) are driven away.  If the "grown-ups" participated and just ignored the chaos-lovers eventually the nature of the forums would change; but few grown-ups think it's worth "fighting over territory" on an online forum.

    I guess the answer is that people either have to overlook what they see as "foolishness" or "chaos" and hang around; or else bail and leave the forums to the chaos-lovers, who then can have a high old time for themselves.  lol  I used to come here with the expectation of discussion, debate or a few laughs.  These days I stop by out of curiosity about the latest soap opera.  I can feel that novel curiosity wearing off with time, though.  roll

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      Star Witnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What you say is very true, Lisa.  It also might be added that I think management got a little over-zealous in their approach in banning people.  It borders on censorship.  It also has to do with wanting a specific formula put in place without having to do the actual work of monitoring, which takes a keen eye.  I feel the new rules are not likely work, especially with the worst offenders.

      Many other sites have volunteer moderators who are familiar with each forum and the regulars there specifically. It would be easy and probably beneficial to audition volunteers so that they could eliminate trolls, etc. and actually do the job that needs to be done.

      As it is, what they are doing is similar to banning 'bad' books from a library due to popular complaint.

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    Ahhh those halycon pirate days, still one has to move on but alas poor Starme77 still loves me to bits, can one blame her smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Here we go, a Friday night. The action hasn't even begun. I  think I'm going to make some popcorn. Someone will do something. I'm sure of it. I don't think nicomp can join in though. LOL

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gonna make a sandwich myself, that big fat guy at the cinema put me off popcorn smile

      1. shamelabboush profile image72
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How do you like it now ha? smile

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Wtf, did you run yer pic through photoshop ? You look like a teenager, I want that program for my singles sites smile

          1. shamelabboush profile image72
            shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No!!! O fcourse not? What are you talking about???? This is few days ago!!!

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Good Heavens-it would take a whole heluvalot more than one fat dude to put me off popcorn!! lol

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Babes if you had been sitting beside me I wouldn't have been watching the damn movie smile

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            Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            and lemme guess..pulling the ole hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket trick? :0 lol

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              HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Lol deff not that hole hotstuff smile

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    Thirteenposted 7 years ago

    I like that naked Ralwus !

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OKaay. hehe do i know you? wink

      1. shamelabboush profile image72
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you have to? wink

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          Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ohhhhhhhhhhhh he is hot as smile

          1. shamelabboush profile image72
            shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm pretty damn sure he is!

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        Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Methinks so, hope you got the popcorn in smile

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hey--he's not naked! he's wearing a hat...geeeez. And a mustache wink

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        Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe you should put a pic like that up just wearing a hat smile

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          Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ok, but just for you wink

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            Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooo !

      2. sunforged profile image66
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I always thought the moustache was a walrus joke, def required

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Is that you shamel? I can't tell, you have flesh now. LOL

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As Health Tips requested, I changed my photo! i "gotta spread some live" smile Who can turn HT down???

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Looking good my main man, looking good !

        1. shamelabboush profile image72
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, and you're my arch-man...

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    13 you are off the case, Janetta is my case smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HT, I will handle thirteen if ye don't mind??? smile

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        Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        As long as you bring your g/f along, I work hard, play harder smile

        1. shamelabboush profile image72
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So, you believe in threesome 13??? It's a healthy relation smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Maybe before it too cold I will show more?

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Here ya are thirteen and Janetta, my other half:
    http://z.hubpages.com/u/1213214_f260.jpg

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      your butt has a 'Q' on it lol I didn't know you had tatoos! wink

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      Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG I need a drink smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Aphrodite had me branded.

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      is there a "T" on the other cheek? wink

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Janetta, ya need to keep that avatar. hawt!

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damn right she does !

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    You need a drink 13, did you see Janetta, I need a damn pacemaker lol !

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I'd lend ya mine if I could, but you may be shocked like I just was. LOL

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    good thing i didn't put the front facing one up... cool

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh you little teaser !

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you have no idea wink

        1. shamelabboush profile image72
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm waiting....................

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            Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            you're waiting for what? Boobies??

            1. shamelabboush profile image72
              shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What do you think???? Godot????????????????

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                Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                HAHAHAHAHA lol

                1. shamelabboush profile image72
                  shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  If ye don't, I will.......!!!

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ya reckon, I dunno about Ralwus but Houses popcorn is about to explode smile

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            Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            there's goingto be butter everywhere... yikes

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              HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              And then some, I dare you Janetta just for a minute smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    dare ya!

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol I'm guessing my fan count would go through the roof!
      ...among other things wink

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    So's my defibrillator.

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Pmsl smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    a front butt would do nicely

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    Lol jeeez she vanishes for a while then comes back a total Vamp, I like it smile

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    Sheesh...the things I do for you boys

    1. shamelabboush profile image72
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is so GENEROUS of you smile Now, can we have the FULL picture if we all behave???

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sheesh, you sure are needy Shamel lol

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think he realises that is actually you Janetta, me and Ralwus do though, smokin !

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow those Illinois girls sure are blessed, I thank you Lord for what we received smile

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        it's all the corn wink

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I wud give you plenty of corn smile

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            Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            on the cob I'm guessin' lol

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              Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I would certainly nibble on your cob hun x

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              HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Janetta you so know where smile

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    HealthTipposted 7 years ago

    I think I need to sound those puppies smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    We need to hubjack her one new hub. Sexy thing. Downside up too, just right for ice cream

  35. shamelabboush profile image72
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    Guys, though it's getting hotter in here but i have to hit the sack. Good night ralwus, Health Tips, and janetta. Behave ok and don't let things get otta hand...

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jeeez Shamel I will have to take yer share smile

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      Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Night hun !

      1. shamelabboush profile image72
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        good night to you my special thirteen smile

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          Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Goodnite Shamel smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    See ya shamel

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    I certainly have missed taking over forums like this wink

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And I have missed you taking them over, and girl you do it so well smile

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    G'night Shamel! Hope the boobs give you some sweet dreams! lol

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol he so won't sleep you bad little Southern Girl, what will we do with you ?

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        uhh...twenty lashings with a wet noodle? wink

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          Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Can I at least grope her left boob ?

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            HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            13 go to bed !

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yeah lashings for sure lol !

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    We certainly jacked it dint we.

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside big_smile

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG toooooooooooo much, the old Janetta in full swing, I love it smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    wot fun, no fights, just hublove. cozy

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tis the return of the much missed Janetta !

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i had to dissappear a while--always leave 'em wanting more wink

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          HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          A true showlady, now you know why I love those Southern Girls, damn you Yankees !

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            Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Excuse me House, I am Yankee !

  41. flread45 profile image83
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    Is that your butt cheeks janetta or boosums for an avator?

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      those would be boobies

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    flread45posted 7 years ago

    I can't eat my dinner looking at that scene

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would suggest closing your eyes, but that could be dangerous with fork in hand

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        HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If I had a fork I wud be eating those puppies lol !

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          Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          haha..ouch. no forks please. those are a finger lickin' kind of meal! lol

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            HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Now that pic I love, you know what Janetta once I finish my Heart series I think I will write a hub for you, yer fav screen idol. Mine was Bette Davis, god I loved her along with Shirley McLaine in my fav Movies Sweet Charity and The Appartment, you pick one I will write it !

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              Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile awww...well u know how I love my Viv, but other than GWTW, I'm not a huge fan of her other movies. I guess i'd say Doris Day b/c I love love love her. My favorites are Move Over Darling and pillow Talk

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                HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Ok I will finish my Heart Hubs by Sunday night and then I will write the Top 5 Doris Day Movies just for you Janetta. God you just return on the forums and I am all yours, you deff bewitch me young lady smile

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                  Thirteenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  What is it with you and this chick Janetta ?

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            HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Tongue licking methinks smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I can eat. wink

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    ok, take a good look boys....boobies are saying bye bye. I've looked them in the eyes far too long, time to change lol

  45. flread45 profile image83
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    messed that up huh

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    bye bye bewbies

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    You certainly are hun.wink

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Janetta, what would be your favorite hub you wrote for me to read?

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh my, thats a toughie. I'd say my faves are the poems or the cynic or why i chose to stay on HP

      the movie/music ones are just for fun lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I will check them out. I may see ya later, if not goodnight to you and Health, you too thirteen. have a great weekend, it's been a slice of heaven here tonight.

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      HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree it was a laugh tonight, have a good night my friend !

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      G'night CC--had a blast tonight!! Just like the good ole days! lol

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    It's a gift wink

 
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