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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. 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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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Quote: from Grace on 6:47 pm on Feb. 8, 2002[br]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

Thanks, Grace. I didn't know Power Surge was honored by ivillage. That's really nice news :biggrin:

Dearest

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This is just an idea........would anyone be interested in getting a picture board started?????  We could post pictures of ourselves, pets, or anything other picture one might want to send along.  Just a thought.

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Quote: from Joline on 2:21 pm on Feb. 18, 2002[br]This is just an idea........would anyone be interested in getting a picture board started????? ?We could post pictures of ourselves, pets, or anything other picture one might want to send along. ?Just a thought.
Interesting you should suggest that, Joline, because I've talked about doing this for quite some time, but time hasn't permitted it as yet. I think I'll start collecting pictures. I'll have to forego the pets, though. If your photo includes your pet, fine, but please don't send pictures of pets alone.

I'd like to create a gallery of the women (and men) who participate on the site. So, if anyone has a photo they'd like to include in the Power Surge Gallery, please be sure it's in .GIF or .JPG format and ?E.mail it to me by clicking here.

Dearest

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I am feeling lucky today. I am finally getting some time to slowly surf ?on my favorite Power-Surge site. I came to this thread and the music came on (surprising me ?W:wink:W.........my face broke in to a :biggrin: and I got my upper body strength work out today...dancing in my computer chair! Thanks friends...:cool:

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Quote: from Gab on 10:28 pm on May 13, 2001[br]Count me in too! ?I've got a couple friends perusing this web-site ?lately....

Thanks Dearest!! XONot sure how to respond to you all. help! ?Here we go!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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Love that music. Sort of surprised me though, thought my player had a mind of it's own[like my hormones] Finding my way around sloooooooly. Enjoy everybody. Regards jimi

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HI, Jimi :)  Several of the posts here have music and/or pictures.  Consider yourself warned!

Glad you're finding your way around here.  Power Surge is a great place!

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Dearest, just wanted to say a big thank you. As I've been reading lots of posts old and new I've been learning more about you as now and again you share some personal things. The whole website is fantastic a real life line. You put in such an effort. They say you can't please all of the people all of the time but I think you come pretty close here and sometimes its nice to be told what a great job you are doing so you're not taken for granted.:smile:

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Dearest,

I don't know waht I would have done (seriously) if I hadn't found Power Surge.  I was so upset and despondent, I just sat down at the computer and tyoed in Menopause , or something like that, and up your site came.  When I found the message boards and you and all the lovely ladies here to help with a kind word, I felt like I was 'home'.

Even my sisters (we are all in our forties) have not had teh same experiences I have, but there is always someone here who has.  Thanks ever so much,

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:o I just couldn't believe my eyes this morning! I thought I was in the wrong place! Dearest, the new boards look great! :D And the new smilies are cute! :) Thanks for all your hard work!

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So glad you like them, HH. Go to the top of the board and "select avatars" - you'll have an image next to your name every time you post.

 

Have fun and enjoy the board!

 

Dearest

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Wow! I'm just flabbergasted at the new boards! I didn't even know they were going to change. What a wonderful surprise! It's going to take me a little while to learn all the new ropes but I didn't want to wait to tell you thank you so much, Dearest, for all your hard work!

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Dear Dearest,

 

Thank you for the upgrade on the boards! They look far better and much cleaner, easier on the eyes! (I'm a designer and overly sensitive to these matters!). This site has helped me cultivate and maintain a positive attitude, rather than the sheer terror and confusion I was drowning in when afew months ago, I found it. Thanks again, your hard work is appreciated by so many;)

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I'm sure that this was a LOT of work, but the boards look fantastic. Something new to learn all over again.

 

Thanks for this, and all the hard work that you do, Dearest :D

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Ive all ready posted this elsewhere, but will say it again......the new boards are awesome. Now if I can just figure it all out! Like, what do the stars mean, and how are people getting those cute little icons on their posts? Guess I'll figure it out sooner or later. It looks great though!!

 

Deb:D

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Originally posted by debrikkia

Ive all ready posted this elsewhere, but will say it again......the new boards are awesome.  Now if I can just figure it all out!  Like, what do the stars mean, and how are people getting those cute little icons on their posts?  Guess I'll figure it out sooner or later.  It looks great though!!

 

Deb:D

Deb, the stars have to do with how many messages you've posted.

 

You get the little images or "avatars" by clicking on "Select Avatars" on the menu at the top of every page :)

 

Dearest

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Originally posted by DesRothchild

I also love the new boards.

 

And I love Mary's little Victorian girl. It is just the cutest thing.

Mary's Victorian girl is named Rosie-O because she liked it so much. It actually comes from the Power Surge Postcard Shoppe. Why not visit it and send someone a greeting.

 

There are many nooks and crannies on Power Surge that many of you have never seen :)

 

Dearest

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Dearest

Thanks for all the work you put into this site. Just one question, how come the print got sooooo small? As I have aged and entered post meno the eyesight has worsened, when I came to Power Surge today , I thought whoa! how am I going to read this? Am I the only one that has problems with small print, is there a way for me to make it larger that I'm unaware of? Please do not take this as a complaint, it isn't meant that way, I have found such peace and have appreciated the love and compassion of every woman participating on this site, and I know none of it would be possible without all of your hard work.

 

Thanks,

Postbud

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Just one question, how come the print got sooooo small?
For me, the font looks the same size as always.

 

If you're using Internet Explorer, you can click on View (near the top, on the menu bar of Internet Explorer) , then text size, then change it to a larger font.

 

I'm sure that other browsers have similar ways to make the fontsize larger or smaller.

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The font looks the same to me too. If you're using netscape, click on view, then "text zoom" (this is netscape 7.0) then a series of percents will show, from 50% to 200%. Click on the ones higher than 100% until you get the size you want!

 

This is the first time I've posted since they've been changed, and I notice so many options now! This is really state- of- the- art. Thank you, Dearest, for the change!

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Holy smokes, first time back for a while and LOOK at these boards! Dearest you never cease to amaze me....where you find the time girl is BEYOND me! Once again, thank you for EVERYTHING you do! Huggers!;)

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Hello everyone. I can't believe this is powersurge. Jeez I have not been here in so long. I feel like a stranger. All of these new people. Great!!!!!!!!!! Dearest really looking good girl.

I M P R E S S I V E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o::cool:

I have been just snooping around b/c I felt lonely today for some reason. Power Surge has always helped me in the past - so I came back.

 

Hugs to everyone

Beryl

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dearest thanking u ever so much for this site . it helps so much to vent on this board and learn at the same time. it is helping me to destress. Dearest again i say thanku thanku thanku and God bless you. You are such a sweetheart!!!!!:P:P:P:o:o:o:D

darling

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I just can't thanku enough DEAREST-sooooooo I will keep on showing u how much i appreciate u by saying THANKU again and again. ----for the chance to post and post and post again. it gives me such joy.

love ya much

darling:P

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Originally posted by darling

I just can't thanku enough DEAREST-sooooooo I will keep on showing u how much i appreciate u by saying THANKU again and again.  ----for the chance to post and post and post again. it gives me such joy.

love ya much

darling:P

Darling, if you haven't done so already, you can write a review of Power Surge by clicking here. It just takes a minute and you'll help spread the word even further around the internet!

 

You're right - Power Surge is Tops!

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