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      GUIDELINES FOR MESSAGE BOARD, CHAT & BLOGS. **RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED**   11/02/2007

      Please Follow The Power Surge Message Board, Insta-Chat And Blog Guidelines   This is the newest of numerous Power Surge message boards. The board is divided into individual subjects or Forums. We recommend you first look around, familiarize yourself with the new format and features. Select subjects of interest to you and post to your heart's content, but please read these guidelines before posting.   When you registered for these boards, the "default" was set to leave your E.mail address "private." We do so for your privacy and protection. However, if you chose to make your E.mail address public, you do so at your own discretion. Should you decide to make your E.mail address private, click on MY CONTROLS on the menu at the top of each screen and under Options select E.mail Settings.You can change the option to keep your E.mail address public or private. Should you desire to get in touch with someone whose E.mail is private, you can send them a Private Message or "PM" by clicking on "PM" at the bottom left (under their user name) of that person's posted messages.   Under NO circumstances will Power Surge EVER give out anyone's E.mail address or personal information. Please read Privacy Statement.   Guidelines:   1) This is a public forum. Please conduct yourself in the same courteous, respectful manner you would in any public arena.   2) MESSAGES AND/OR MEMBER PROFILES LINKING TO COMMERCIAL, RELIGIOUS, E-COMMERCE, PORNOGRAPHIC, OTHER MENOPAUSE SITES AND/OR ANY OFFENSIVE SITES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY.   3) NO ADVERTISING. Messages advertising products, or linking to Web sites selling these products and services are not permitted - including other menopause sites. This means not only blatant advertising, but the advertising that seeks out women in need of help, endears them to the poster (seller) with their guarantees for success with a product. Beware of those asking you to E.mail them for more information.   4) Messages requesting participation in and information for books, newspaper, magazine articles, school papers, surveys or theses are not permitted.   5) Profanity and/or crude language are not permitted on the board, in insta-chat and in the blogs, nor are links to sites containing pornography or anything offensive. Anything deemed to be inappropriate or harmful for viewing by children will be removed from these boards immediately. There have often been children or young relatives of women going through menopause looking for information to better understand, or to find information for relatives who may not be on the Internet.   6) Please do not harass or attack other participants. Messages of a confrontational manner are not permitted and will be removed at the discretion of the Board Administrator. Continual harassment of any other member will result in the termination of your username. If you take issue with the nature or theory of a message, address the theory, but do not attack the person proposing the theory.   7) Multiple member names are not permitted use on these message boards. Masquerading as more than one person, or as a person of the opposite gender is strictly prohibited. User names with "Doctor," "Dr." or "M.D." are not permitted to post on this board. Unless Power Surge is associated with a doctor or other health care practitioner, we have no way of knowing if you actually are a doctor, who you are and/or what your medical credentials or beliefs are. Our health care practitioners can be found in Ask The Experts, in the Transcript Library, and in articles in the Educate Your Body area of the Web site. If you are a doctor who wishes to be associated with Power Surge, please contact us at this link. Thank you.   8) Those found to be harvesting E.mail addresses from these message boards for the purpose of selling products or sending out spam will have their account/username terminated immediately. Power Surge does not share E.mail addresses of our members with anyone. We do not sell or share your E.mail address or any information you provide during registration with anyone else.   9) This is not a religious site nor political site. This is a non-sectarian and non-partisan community. We are women from every ethnic background. This community respects everyone's personal beliefs; however, discussions about, references to and proselytizing (i.e., "Turn to God, he will heal you," "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen," etc.), about religion and links to religious sites are prohibited. 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Since men can read anything on the board, if there's a forum discussing a particular subject you'd like to comment on, feel free to create a similar topic in the forum specifically created for men. Thank you.   17) If anyone takes exception to these guidelines, please do not discuss it on the boards or in insta-chat. Messages of such nature will be removed at the discretion of the board administrator. If you wish to comment on these guidelines, you can contact us through the contact page.   18) Power Surge reserves the right to edit or delete any message that violates the guidelines of this board.   If you have any questions about these guidelines or how these message boards work, first check out the HELP area at the top of every page. If you can't find an answer to your question, visit the Board/Site Info, Questions, Problems topic or Contact Us Here and INCLUDE YOUR USERNAME AND THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF YOUR PROBLEM.   Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy the Power Surge Message Board. For newsletters, guest transcripts, FAQ's, resources, polls, Ask The Experts and a whole host more, be sure to visit the entire Power Surge Web site. To get back to the Main Board at any time, click on Power-Surge Forums on the menu at the top of each page.   We'd love to meet you, so do stop by and introduce yourself on our Welcome, Introduce Yourself topic.   This Web site and these boards are a haven for support and friendship. They are NOT for salespeople pushing products. ADVERTISING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD, IN THE CHAT AREAS, IN THE BLOGS AND IN YOUR PROFILES/PERSONAL SIGNATURES. color>   Thank you! Power Surge
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      WELCOME NEWCOMERS: READ FIRST!   09/14/2008

      A very WARM WELCOME to new members of Power Surge's Message Board.  Before you jump right into the board discussions, I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to READ THIS NEWCOMERS MESSAGE to help familiarize you with the board and site.   This message board is just one area of an enormous, multi award-winning Web site with a wealth of information. You can visit any area of the site by clicking on the "Power Surge Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of each page of the message board, OR by clicking on the links on the MENU on every page of the Web site.   After you've read the Newcomers Message, CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE FROM THE MANY FORUMS available to discuss any subject you wish.color>   Again, a warm welcome to Power Surge to women in all phases of their transitional years, and to the men, children, friends and others in their lives who want to gain a better understanding of menopause.   I can promise you one thing . . . if you felt alone before finding Power Surge . . . you won't feel alone any longer   Dearest Power Surge Founder
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Kleeo

Dearest, the boards are great! )

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Just wanted to personally pat you on the back, and thank you for all the efforts creating yet ANOTHER wonderful menopause board!!  HOW you find the time is beyond me!  Bless your heart and a JOB WELL DONE!  These are great...I love the personal info stuff and the homepage additions to the sig's!!  Thanks Lady!  HUGS!  Kleeo

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Dear, sweet Kleeo,

I didn't see this topic until now :( ?I should be drawn and quartered, but I've been so busy trying to move this site to another server, I don't have enough time to read and post here lately. ?Anyway, thank you for your kind words (as always). So good to see you here.

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Quote: from Kleeo on 8:26 pm on May 2, 2001[br]Just wanted to personally pat you on the back, and thank you for all the efforts creating yet ANOTHER wonderful menopause board!! ?HOW you find the time is beyond me! ?Bless your heart and a JOB WELL DONE! ?These are great...I love the personal info stuff and the homepage additions to the sig's!! ?Thanks Lady! ?HUGS! ?Kleeo

Boy, I sure agree with everything that you said, Kleeo!  This board, and the whole website, are just fantastic!  I don't know how Dearest does it, but I'm sure glad that she does.

Thanks from me, too!  :biggrin:

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Count me in too! ?I've got a couple friends perusing this web-site ?lately....

Thanks Dearest!! XO

By the way....how many Dearest Beanie Babies have you gotten so far??? ?LOL ?I got mine last week.....she's adorable!

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Dearest,I know this thread was started over 7 months ago, but I just wanted to say that I REALLY like the way you have reorganized the boards in the last few days.  I know that maintaining this website is a lot of work for you, but I am so grateful for it.  And these boards are a haven for me in this awful-terrible-wonderful-surprising time of my life.

Thank you for the re-organization - it makes so much sense.  You are truly amazing.

In the auto industry, we call it:  "continuous improvement."  And I didn't think there was a way to improve on something already so wonderful.  But you did.

Gratefully,

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Thanks to all of you. Gab, I have never gotten a "Dearest" beanie baby. I remember when people E.mailed me that they had come out with one with that name, but I have a feeling she's not going through menopause :biggrin:

Sylvry. That's a beautiful and very thoughtful note -- and very much appreciated.

I'm only too glad to know you're getting so much from Power Surge -- the site, the boards, the chats! That's what matters most. ?

Best, Dearest

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Quote: from SylvryMoon on 12:35 pm on Dec. 4, 2001[br]Dearest,I know this thread was started over 7 months ago, but I just wanted to say that I REALLY like the way you have reorganized the boards in the last few days. ?I know that maintaining this website is a lot of work for you, but I am so grateful for it. ?And these boards are a haven for me in this awful-terrible-wonderful-surprising time of my life.

Thank you for the re-organization - it makes so much sense. ?You are truly amazing.

In the auto industry, we call it: ?"continuous improvement." ?And I didn't think there was a way to improve on something already so wonderful. ?But you did.

Gratefully,

I can't agree with you more, Sylvry. ?I'm always amazed at the things that Dearest comes up with - and thankful for them all.

As you may have noticed conga-rats.gifconga-rats.gif

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"Women who have been with PS for a long time know that no thanks or celebration is complete without the Conga-Rats, so lets bring 'em on"

Hahaha! Those wonderful Conga-Rats! They've been around almost as long as PS has! When I see them, somehow I just know everything's going to be okay -- no matter what it is.

Thanks, my friend!

Dearest

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hi..didn't want anyone to think i was being rude last nite by just leaving abruptly from the chatroom..my screen kept freezing up..i kept pressing anywhere..booted off..took half an hr. to get back on..would get part way on..then out again...lol..by the time i finally got back in all of your were gone..hope i helped 3 ladies to get into the power surge area..as they are new..hopefully next week..my computer will behave..was getting tired of crawling under the desk to unplug and plug back in hehe..

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Dearest....I know we talk often and you know how I feel about you and Power Surge but I just wanted to publicly thank you for your on going committment to Power Surge and all of us who frequent the site. ?The newly organized boards are awesome but then everything you do for us is awesome. ?You are the best and God will continually bless you for your unfailing love and support for a population of women, faces unknown to you most often, ?that you have taken into your heart. ?I will be forever thankful that I found my way into your corner of the world as you are most definately one of those folks who makes the world a better place ?for everyone you touch. ?{{{{{{{{{{{Love}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Mary .....Thanks for the Congo Rats they are are riot.

Blessings and be well.

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Irene, thanks so much. You've been a sincere participant and friend for many years, and the beautiful sentiments come, I know, from all those years you've shared with and benefitted from Power Surge. I appreciate them more than I can say.

Truth is, I've enjoyed building this community from scratch. I have a copy of the first Power Surge "home page" I ever put up on the Web. It's so amazing to see how it's grown both here and on America Online. I've enjoyed interacting with everyone -- as long as it's in an honest, open and caring way.

Again, thank you! I think Sylvry started something with her message up there after 7 months of no posts. I meant to close this topic as it was one of the first on the new boards, but it seems to have taken on a life of its own now and has become a nice out of the way niche for us. So, I guess it will stay open.

Dearest

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Yup, added holiday music and snowflakes to the main page of the Web site. Helps to put us all in a holiday mood. I'm glad you like it :biggrin:

Dearest

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Those snowflakes are terrific!   I love the music, too, but I think that the flakes are so cool no pun intended :)

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I didn't know where to post this so i decided under miscel...i don't know if this is even possible..but ..regarding the 24/7 chatroom..when we enter to the front page..could there be a blinking something..saying people are in the open chat if anyone wants to go in there?  sometimes we feel spontaneous...

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Very nice. 3,468 members on these, the newest of many message boards! :biggrin:

Dearest

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Wildflowers, it should look just like it does when you go in for the regular Wed weight chats or Thursday night chats.

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Quote: from Dearest on 6:22 pm on Jan. 2, 2002[br]Very nice. 3,468 members on these boards! :biggrin:
Not anymore...3489 now!  Fantastic!!!!!!

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MaryO..what i mean is..when people are informally chatting..instead of logging in to the chat. to see if anyone is in there...could we have a blinking something or another..such as on the front page..where the revival square is..on that page..when i go in there..the chat..no one is ever there..i don't know if thats possible..just an idea..

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Wildflowers, you have to go into the chat room to see if anyone is there. There are no blinking lights. When you go into the chat area, you're automatically placed in the main Power Surge chat room, but if you click on the "Rooms" tab at the top of the chat area, you can see how many people are in which rooms.

Dearest

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I can't believe how fast the newest boards are growing! ?It's so wonderful that so many women are finding Power Surge :)

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MaryO says, "Not anymore...3,489 now! ?Fantastic!!!!!!" I can't believe how fast the newest boards are growing! ?

Mar. 19: 4,970, ?but who's counting :biggrin:

Dearest

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ITS MISSYCAT IT HAS BEEN A DIFFFICULT DAY TO-DAY, MY MEDS ARE NOT WORKING, CRYING ALL DAY. LOVE ALL OF YOU WHAT A TIME. LOVE ALL THE LITTLE PICTURES, SO SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL

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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I just noticed power-surge listed on iVillage as a site with info on menopause. The word is spreading on what a great site this is.

Congratulations Dearest!! ?:)

Grace

 

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