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Discussion in 'Comment Court' started by CrowCall, 8/6/18.

  1. CrowCall

    CrowCall Sprinting down the street

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    Thank you all for being such a great, friendly community. Here, it feels like I'm with family, while in other forums I am very defensive and protective of everything. In dog forums I've tried, it really feels like just random strangers from the internet who put in their two cents and move on, while here is much more personal and friendly.

    Thank you all for giving gentle advice instead of rubbing salt in the wound.
    In the first parrot forum I tried, before I discovered the Avenue, when I shared my wish for a parrot and asked for advice, forum members FLAMED on me, just for being a minor interested in birds. It escalated, without me posting further, to the point where I was literally cussed out simply for being young-ish. I am so glad the experience didn't turn me away from forums, so I could discover you guys. Thank you Avenue, for being the best forum I know of.
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    This is NOT a goodbye post, no worries!
     
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  2. Mizzely

    Mizzely Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor BINGO CHAMPION

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    We're not always rainbows and butterflies but we certainly try to be civil (well, most of us, and most of the time :lol:)

    Glad you didn't let a bad experience keep you away!
     
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  3. Love My Zons

    Love My Zons Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran Vendor

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    Trinity (love your name) anyway, this place is a great place to honestly call home. It's by far the best of all bird boards and I have been part of many over my 10 plus years of owning larger parrots. There are those who sit all day on the PC or now mostly since Facebook has groups the bashing and horrific behavior is on those. Which is good, keeps the garbage off of here.

    I have seen many fine bird owners come and go. There are alot I am still friends with even if they no longer post here. Welcome to a great place with many very well respected and very educated bird owners.

    I feel confident in asking questions and answering them too if I know the answer. You won't get flamed here, so ask away

    Lastly, welcome to the Avenue!:welave:
     
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  4. greys4u

    greys4u Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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    :welcomesign: great group of folks here, you're gonna love it!
     
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  5. Shezbug

    Shezbug ASK ME FOR PICTURES OF MY MACAW! Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Some places can be hard on the new comers. This forum is fairly friendly and civil which unfortunately is becoming more and more rare. Sometimes you have to sort through the rubbish to find the treasures and I believe its the same online most times.
    You are a great community member and you most likely did not deserve the flaming you got, I am glad you tried another forum and did not let the miserable people upset you and hold you back......now you are here sharing great stories :)
     
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  6. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I totally agree with you! I am looking forward to the day you become a parront as well, because I know you Will be a great one;)
     
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  7. Lodah

    Lodah Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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  8. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    It's a wonderful forum where everyone tries to give honest, helpful advice. It's not always the advice that people want to hear but I think everyone tries to be kind about it.
     
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  9. d_msparkles

    d_msparkles Jogging around the block

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    I feel like I found a community here as well. With birds being a newer and still kind of "outsider" pet I don't feel like there are many places I can even just talk about Waffle without being judged as a "crazy parrot lady." I am much more of an extrovert so I live by wanting everyone to be my friend which I have learned is not always what others want, but regardless the group here is kind, knowledgeable, and at the end of the day wishes the best for all birdies!
     
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  10. Birdbabe

    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    :mariesshed:this is where we go when we're bad!.. welcome and enjoy!
     
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  11. cassiesdad

    cassiesdad Joyriding the Neighborhood Weather Authority Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    It does seem on other bird forums that younger posters are treated differently...sometimes almost cruelly, IMO.

    Personally, I love the energy and passion the younger folk bring to the forum...
     
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  12. Macawnutz

    Macawnutz Seriously Nutz! Super Administrator AA Advertising Exec Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Hey... if our birds are to have a future, have to raise the younger generation right. :D
     
  13. cassiesdad

    cassiesdad Joyriding the Neighborhood Weather Authority Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Very true...I always tell the kids we meet that you never know....Milton might be in your future...;)
     
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  14. Shezbug

    Shezbug ASK ME FOR PICTURES OF MY MACAW! Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting!

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    :rofl: That will keep them on their toes.
     
  15. Macawnutz

    Macawnutz Seriously Nutz! Super Administrator AA Advertising Exec Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    So your method of teaching is threatening them?
     
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  16. d_msparkles

    d_msparkles Jogging around the block

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    This is exactly why we got a bird with a 30 year lifespan. If all goes well, I shouldn't have to worry about leaving Waffle to my niece. Although her current level of fascination with Waffle leads me to believe she wouldn't argue with that!
     
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  17. cassiesdad

    cassiesdad Joyriding the Neighborhood Weather Authority Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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