Messages between icguy34 and cataff

By icguy34 on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Thanks so much for doze Congrats.. I haz a happy for dat FP..

By cataff on Oct 19, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Congrats on your Lolcats FP! For creatures who mind our business constantly, cats aren't very tolerant when someone tries to mind theirs.

By cataff on Oct 16, 2016 at 5:50 PM

When you weren't looking at the opossums, I guess you "didn't" see Pogo. He is retired now that he is three and a half years old (average life span of an opossum is three years). That means he doesn't go out for programs and isn't brought into the main building for tours either, but he is well cared for and lives with the other two opossums. That's Buddy in the LOL. He is quite impressive. Eagles are very difficult to train and work with, but he has become fond of his primary handler and does very well for her and the other select few who handle him This video shows his enclosure, which is fondly referred to as The Buddy Dome: and this is a video of his trainer, Raina, feeding him: These are YouTube videos. I shortened them to make sure they will work for you. If you want to see more videos from the Center, just put Wildlife Center of VA in the YouTube search box. They have many up there. If you add Jaz to the name in the search box, you will find two videos of her. She is quite smart. I'm enjoying the flexibility of the Beta Builder but do miss speech and thought bubbles. If you see the mess I've made of them, you already know that though. At least peeps can tell what they are--I hope.

By icguy34 on Oct 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

I went to the Wildlife Center site and I saw all those beautiful animals (excepting the opossums - hehe).. I especailly like those hawks and the bald eagle they have (Buddy). And they even have that crow Jaz. Hey, I really like that LOL you did of the eagle spreading his magnificent wings.. Those eagles real are BIG BIRDS! I'm very happy you can now make all those LOLs wiff the Beta Builder.

By cataff on Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM

The Wildlife Center does marvelous work. Here are all their education animals, including the surrogates. None can be released, but they are now an important part of the staff: If you click on a photo, you get that animal's story. There are plenty of owls and hawks and a crow. I've met all of them except the surrogates (they need to be kept wild so they can do their jobs) and the opossums.

By icguy34 on Oct 13, 2016 at 3:17 PM

I was very happy to create that Victory LOL for you because I'm so happy you can now use the Beta Builder for your LOLs. That's a beautiful owl. I really like owls, and hawks and crows! The crows especially seem to be quite sociable birds always seem to find food and stay plump even in the winter.. It's wonderful that the Great Horned Owl was able to be raised by that surrogate parent owl. The Wildlife Center sounds like it does a lot of great work for the animals. YAY!! for that!

By cataff on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:07 PM

It is sad, but I'm afraid accurate, that the losing of cheezpeeps is likely to continue due to the attitude of the owners. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that sweet Victory LOL. That really made me feel good and is very nice of you. Thank you, too, for the congrats. That owl is a great horned owlet that was orphaned and being raised by a surrogate parent, a great horned owl who couldn't be released because he can't fly silently due to the injury that brought him to the Wildlife Center but is very good with young owls of his species and teaches them everything they need to know to live on their own. He raised five owlets this year, all of whom have been released.

By icguy34 on Oct 13, 2016 at 10:45 AM

I iz sillybrating!..

By icguy34 on Oct 13, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Double LOLcats FP Congrats! YYIIPPEEE!!!

By icguy34 on Oct 13, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Oh, I'm so very happy for you that you can now use the Beta Builder and start making your great LOLs. The LOL you just made wiff dat BEAUTIFUL owl is super! I hope hims gets hiz dinner befor it gets too far away! Being unhappy with the new owners is very understandable and completely justified. They have performed terribly since taking over. They don't communicate with us or tell us their plans. And of course the loss of our builders is so sad. Also, we've been losing cheezpeeps over time too for different reasons. I hope things can recover, but I have my doubts about that, because of how poorly the new owners have performed.

By cataff on Oct 13, 2016 at 2:33 AM

The Beta builder works in Firefox: Now I have to figure out what in my Chrome is causing it not to function. I know others with Win 10 and Chrome can use it. I prefer Chrome of all the browsers I've worked with, but for now I will use Firefox to access ICHC. Thanks for getting me to do this. My snit is the real reason I didn't try another browser, but I know the new owners don't care whether I make LOLs or not or even if I leave entirely. It's so sad the way things went downhill once the folks who started the site sold it.

By cataff on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I've thought about that and just never did it, but perhaps I will give Firefox a shot. I used to have many browsers because I was web master for my school and did a lot of work at home, so I needed them be be sure everything was appearing properly for everyone. I will let you know what happens. I'll probably not fool with it until tomorrow, but I appreciate your support and encouragement. Hugs back!

By icguy34 on Oct 12, 2016 at 5:17 PM

I really would hope you can start to use the Beta Builder, which does have more versatility than the Basic. I have a suggestion that has worked for me when sometimes I can't properly use a site because of some software issue. When I've tried different browsers, I'd find the problem was not present anymore. I use 3 different Browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Explorer, and Chrome. And there are others too. Maybe you could try to use the Beta Builder with different Browsers. Maybe you could get it to work with a specific Browser. I truly hope so. *hugs*

By cataff on Oct 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM

You're welcome. I don't understand why the new owners won't add a few things to the new builder. Many good suggestions have been made, but I suspect that they just don't care and pay no attention to what's said. I have used the basic builder for many captions, but there are times its placement limitations get in the way, and to make one's own title means saving the captioned photo and resubmitting to add the title. It's just not worth it to me to do all that just because they probably have all of two tech folks, who have no time to troubleshoot individual user's problems. It took longer than any three days for a response, and all it said was that they couldn't replicate the problem. All they knew about my system was the OS and the browser. The form doesn't even ask the version of those. I did supply that my Win 10 is Build 1511, but I bet they used Redstone. They didn't ask about any of my extensions. I've tried disabling some of them one at a time, but the builder still never worked. I could tell they were just blowing me off. I kept making LOLs for a while anyway, but one day something just snapped when I needed to go to an editor, and I quit. Whatever I put up now is not marked to be considered for FPs. At least Beta is an improvement over the basic builder for those who can use it. I still enjoy seeing LOLs by others.

By icguy34 on Oct 12, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Thanks for those Congrats. It's very disheartening to see how poorly we get treated by the new owners here. It's disgraceful how long we've waited already for a working Advanced Builder. I'm beginning to think we may never get it. I wonder if they're even working on it. If they were, there should have been more improvements over the last month, even some simple things like a wider choice of colors, or the much desired thought balloons and quote balloons. It's really disgusting to not have the tools we need to make good LOLs, which would benefit the site. I'm sorry you can't make LOLs because the Beta Builder doesn't work for you. I hope that things will improve for everyone and for you too, but I'm not too optimistic about it. Can you at least use the Basic Builder? That's better than nothing, and can make some great LOLs. I hope you can start making your LOLs again.

By cataff on Oct 12, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Oops, stoopie me forgot to congratulate you on your great rescue FP. Cats are always thinking no matter what the situation.

By cataff on Oct 12, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I loved that photo and thought of Buffet right away--months ago. I can't believe they are still mining my old LOLs. I'm not making anymore for FP consideration and haven't been for weeks. They won't do a thing to fix the Beta builder that has not worked for me at all from day one, so no more captions. I'm tired of all the extra work I must do because Beta won't work. The new owners care even less about us than Ben and Emily did, and that's saying something.

By icguy34 on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:13 AM

LOLcats FP Congrats for Jimmy Buffcat! Dat's some kinda kool kittie! and a bery attractiv and comfy shirt!

By icguy34 on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Thank you so much!

By cataff on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Fanks! I've faved the revised poster.

By icguy34 on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:16 PM

Hi der.. I re-did the Russian Poster LOL so that the Title fits in the space permitted..

By icguy34 on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:06 AM

Fank yu for doze Congrats. I haz been fortunate to get som FPs wiff doze Political LOLs. It's such a sad, tragic political state in the US dat people just try to make humor out of it so as nawt to feel so bad..

By cataff on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Congrats on your Lolcats FP.! A lot of comedians are going to be working a lot harder when this election is over.

By cataff on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM

My jaw hit the floor when I saw a KKPS LOL on the FP. It does happen but not often. I always fist pump when it does happen no matter whose LOL it is. Today I thought of Sylvia. Thanks for the YYIIPPEEE!

By icguy34 on Sep 29, 2016 at 7:31 AM

WOW! I can't believe it! Yu got a KKPS Mischief FP on LOLcats! Dat's wunnerful! To think dat sweet littl Mischief habs also got a FP in addition to all her Goldy Medals at Rio!! YYIIPPEEE for Mischief! Oh, and also for you!

By icguy34 on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:26 PM

I agrees.. Der's no tree high enuff to get away from dat goofy Trump guy! But maybe doze kitties will find one anyhow! And also fanks for the Birfday Greets! I haz a happy!

By cataff on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Congrats on your climbing Lolcats FP! I'm not sure there's a tree high enough though. Happy Birthday too!

By cataff on Sep 27, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Thank very much for the congrats! Borked describes our system quite well.

By icguy34 on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Fank yu so much for doze Congrats! Yep, dis Election is a disgrace! Our Political Institutions are borked! ** Oh yeah! Mischief's adbentures are a lot of fun!

By cataff on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Congrats on your Lolcats FP! This is the most sickening election in the history of this country. Thank goodness for Mischief's adventures!