If the vote is overwhelmingly for, I would like submissions for a different name -- something with out the "Piggy" in it (more dignified).
And I would be looking for enforcers to move topics to the appropriate forum to keep it clean. I don´t want to do it.
So, feedback welcome -- tell me what you think.
If you really have to have one, please put it in a separate forum so I don´t have to read them. I don´t deal well with the "ahhhhhhhhhhhhh" and "ohhhhhhhhhhhh" after each post or picture.
I´m always interested to learn who members are and what pigs they have, especially since they don´t always keep the same user name from forum to forum. On the otherhand, I don´t want to wade through pages of cutesy baby talk and dozens of pictures of the same pig in different poses just to find out who´s who.
I have enjoyed some of the stories about past pigs, Seansfamily and Precious Pup etc. spring immediately to mind. If there´s no Profile forum I guess those would belong in Cavy Chat?
There is enough space in the member´s user profile to list information such as number, names and type of pigs. Perhaps members could be encouraged to introduce themselves there?
I very seldom visited the Piggy Profiles on CG, mainly because of the same reason Evangeline dislikes it. Too much cutesy stuff.
I´m in favour of either (a) going with the simple user profile suggestion or (b) another profile forum with a rule that posts that just say ooooohhhh or ahhhhh are deleted. Oh, yeah, and the phrase "guinea pig bootie" should be banned. Aren´t I a cheery soul?
I have a collection of about 45 different varieties of ferns and take perverse pleasure in trying to keep them flourishing in the less than hospitable climate of Northern California. My collection is not as large now as it once was. Alas, many of my oldest and biggest ferns were planted in the shady garden of our previous house and I had to leave them behind when we moved. The new owner particularly admired the yard, so it wasn´t as if I could just uproot them and leave a barren wasteland behind!
I brought many with me in pots and have started a new fern garden in the shade of a huge redwood in our front yard. There were already some nice native ferns growing among the rocks below the redwood, so I had a good start. I´m relieved to discover the deer aren´t at all interested in eating ferns, they go for flowers mostly, which are absent in all kinds of fern.
I greatly admire mosses too!
If people want to write about their pigs I think there should be one place all the profiles can be found.
I do tend to agree with Pinta that it could be something positive here. I think this forum has a more adult taste to it (though people of all ages are welcome) and it is less likely to be misused.
Pigpal -- I like ferns too. And I love moss. The tulip poplar trees in Virginia have some sort of lichens growing on them that thrive in the cooler weather on the north/shaded side of the trunk. It gives them a nice mottled green appearance. We have some super moss around here too. I had to move a patch of mine -- there used to be a large area, super soft and pleasant to walk on. I think it has been too dry here the last few years which has hit the moss hard.