Pope - I'm one of the folks funding TP :) and I don't give a hoot what anyone says. If I'm not proud of what I do, and can't stand behind what I'm doing - I better not be doing it anymore. And I credit a lot of the folks on this board for helping me become a better breeder. This is a VERY educational place if you can get your head out of your rear and realize that constructive critism doesn't always encompass what we WANT to hear... My theory - why ask for opinions and help if all you want to hear is what you already were thinking? I EXPECT folks on here to challenge me from time to time as it helps me keep reality in perspective! :)
I agree with Abbylynne and Huron. I don't know of any website (other than breeder.net-- which has a code of ethics agreement for it's BREEDERS that advertise), that does not have good and bad breeders selling puppies on it. Just because a breeder does not do 100% word of mouth puppy placement does not make them bad.
I don't think about advertising untill the litter is 8 weeks old and I've made my selections on who is staying here. I have a few posts up about my site since people need to realize that my breed is just another dog in the general sense.
There's no reason not to advertise on TP to increase traffic...I mean, you get more exposure & more potential homes for your pups that you may not have had before. I know some people that spend almost $1000/year in advertising for thier pups. We have compared notes, and we get about the same amount of responses, me with just TP & the free classified ad, and her with postings on other sites ( puppydogweb,and pets4you, among others) which I find a little much, but hey, to each his own. A yearly ad on TP is cheaper than an ad for a few weeks in our local paper! Most of the responses that I got out of the paper were also..."Oh that's really too much, can you cut "X" amount off?" or "We can't really afford that right now, but the kids really want it". Great. With the ad, they can go right to the website, check out more pictures of everyone, see a sample of the contract, see/fill out the questionnaire, and bookmark a page that will be there later, not like an ad that can be deleted anytime. Until a better site comes along that has as much info/links and a great discussion forum, I will stay at TP!
I keep one breeders listing at another website year round, very high traffic, and very reasonabley priced. I generally do no need to have any other ads out there as most of the pups are spoken for through that site and word of mouth. However, on occasion, I have used TP and a couple others if I have a pup or two that are a bit older that I was keeping to watch as a show prospect. Then once they are older I have advertised to increase exposure, as older pups can be harder to place at times. So, I cant say I have never used it, but jut generally dont need to since my main site tends to do the trick for me.
Actully Huron, I seem to recall not one, but MANY posts where you have felt compelled to point out that mods 1) feel they are "above" the rules and/or 2) Treat posters in an unfair and biased manner while they, themselves fail to follow the rules.
More often than not, this is something that I, as a mod seem to have overlooked (my errornous ways that is). Not every poster is going to take the time and trouble to point it out, often.
You seem to be catching more and more of late, but I'm sure there were times you pointed this out in the past, prior to my being a mod.
I bumped this thread to see if I would receive a reply to the "tons of" breeding question to the other poster. My comments pertaining to you were in response to your post pertaining to the mods.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 5/11/2006 1:44:09 PM*** Reason: ****
My life experience and opinion is that you do not know how to type out a paragraph and it is difficult to read, therefore..that coupled with your lunatic ramble ons can tend to make someone a bit stand offish of you. Your personality leaves alot to be desired. I am an easy person to get along with but there is just something about you huronbreeze that is rotten to the core. I don't know if the reason you are so bitter, and unble to let go of past issues is because you are lonely in your actual life...but you let it show, and often.
I have seen you behave like a human being and it has me left wondering if under all that ugliness maybe you are a decent person, or if it is all an act.
Then your claws come out. You become like a snake in the grass, gathering up all the info you can so that when you get mad, you can spout it around over here where it is nobodys business, nor do they know what you are talking about. You throw the fact that you advertise around here like it is something to be feared. What are you going to do with all that power?!?! Oh my..
Thirdly, I know my spelling can be ridiculous at times. But, seriously, have you never proof read something you reply? I have a hard time respecting the "opinions" that are supposed to be so educated and beloved, never mind holier then thou, of someone who seems proud to display the appearance of having an 8th grade education.
You have this vendetta for the mods who work hard on this site and you outright "attack" them with your psycho rants every other day. Which always seems to be the same rant or at the very least along the SAME lines, no matter what the topic.
That's my opinion and I was happy to share it!
***Edited By: pope1982 on 5/11/2006 3:50:00 PM*** Reason: *wink*
To Quote Pope "Your personality leaves alot to be desired. I am an easy person to get along with but there is just something about you huronbreeze that is rotten to the core. I don't know if the reason you are so bitter, and unble to let go of past issues is because you are lonely in your actual life...but you let it show, and often.
I have seen you behave like a human being and it has me left wondering if under all that ugliness maybe you are a decent person, or if it is all an act."
Quess I'm bored, Pope you must think this is your private playground or something! You have a nasty disposition and a bad case of keyboard muscles sweetheart, to bad your mom never tought you to play nice!
"spout it around over here where it is nobodys business, nor do they know what you are talking about."
In this particular situation, that would be you. foosdog.
I don't expect you to know or understand where this is coming from because you are not around enough on this board, nor are you a member of other boards that huron and I are. Those of us who are members fully understand my point and frustrations.
I know you must be a member of other boards...and I have seen you have arguements on this one. So if you are "bored", find something else to do because if that were the case...this isn't your "playground" either.
(And before she gets going about rules and advertising other sites like she always does, I never said the name of the message board in question.)
***Edited By: pope1982 on 5/11/2006 4:42:16 PM*** Reason: ...
Huron, ya know i've always kept my mouth shut and haven't really said anything. But ever since the "forum wars" you have become a real *B*. You used to be a real sweet person. You were banned from The Furum for the same thing you were banned from The Menagerie for. That should tell you something. We used to all get along well together then all the sudden you had a total personality change. Why is beyond me but it took a change for the worse. You are always bragging anymore and always reminding people what you do and how you do it. It gets really annoying after awhile.
You could keep yourself out of alot of trouble if you just got over being banned and relize why you were banned. You tell others they run their mouth to much but yet thats why you were banned. It's like the pot calling the kettle black.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 5/12/2006 5:09:50 AM*** Reason: *