pamda, I'm here under a new board name. I feel just awful about the "situation" and am glad I found you here. I have a strong feeling that this is the first in a very lonnngg string of posts. Your views and advice are from an experienced cruiser's standpoint and I, for one, am interested in what you have to say.
Well, that didn't take long... HI, PAM !!!! Actually, I've been a browser here, and occasional poster, since before "that other board," so, I knew where to find you...Very sorry about what happened, whatever it was. Hope we can still be friends, even if I still am loyal to both boards...
I can only believe it has something to do CruiseMates sending a little surprise to the gang at Pam's house for the Phrolic party last week -- chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne.
I just want to make it clear that we contributed to Pam's party because we think she is great. We knew it was a cruise-addicts party but it didn't matter to us. We also know a lot of you also come into CruiseMates all the time as well. We also think jealousy is an emotion best left in high school.
Anyway... I have had my own experiences with Mr. Shallo but I never let it get the best of me until now. I think it was really callous of him to banish Pam without even saying thank you for all the contributions she has made to the Addict's community, especially the fantastic party she hosted, but much more as well.
John... if you are reading this, please change the text in your "about us" section of cruise-addicts which you blatantly "borrowed" from our site. It's copyrighted.
I left for an Alaskan cruise and came back to all this? Why can't people just get along - it amazes me. I thought rec.travel.cruises board had problems but I never expected it from Cruise@ddicts - what a shame. I think both boards have been great for gathering the all important cruise advice.
I hope that the future holds smooth sailing for all concerned.
I'm very sorry for whatever happend at 'the other board".
You can't keep a phlamingo caged for long! Guess we will all have to flock on over here to cruisemates!
I plan on spending much more time here now, and obviously less elsewhere.
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Re: pamda's new cage ????
Thank goodness I found you....I hate what has been happening over at the other board...what could they be thinking of! I think John may have bit off more then he could chew....You have been so helpful Pamda and as I was reading your book yesterday on my commuter van, one of the other rider's asked me about it and he ordered his own copy today!
Let me welcome all the new posters that have 'discovered' us. I have never said anything about any other boards and still won't as it just isn't mature. I will assure you that everyone is welcome here and we take great pride in being the friendliest travel website around. We also do not censor what people think and only remove a post if it is blatant advertising, profane, or hateful. All honest and well thought out opinions are encouraged and we want everyone to feel they can truthfully express themselves and pass on information that helps everyone learn about our passion for cruising. We also have lots of fun too! <VBG>
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Its a fact of life... on Internet message boards people post and refer to other web sites they've come across and found helpful. There is no sin in that at all, as long as it's not just someone posting blatant advertising with no real desire to be of any assistance, other than for business purposes.
There are many cruise related web sites... the fact is CruiseMates is the BEST. But putting my bias aside <G> we're delighted that Pamda is here at CruiseMates!
Her knowledge, combined with her fun personality are truly reflective of what cruising is all about. I'm now anxious to see what a Phlamingo with Antlers looks like...
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Hi Pam....As you and Mary Lou know, I was a poster over here before I ever found the other site. Since I was lucky enough to meet you in person and found you so charming, I am happy that I'll be able to continue talking to you and reading your humorous remarks over here. The people over here are great and you fit right in!