| I’m getting love letters in my PMs.
I guess that’s what you get when you get ‘likes’ OMG. It was a Nigerian man posing as a beautiful woman with an afro. Who would have known.Zee set me straight. Thanks.
Actually it was man from UK lol at least as I traced his IP and guy does scam … you almost got tricked
| Oh my, I completely missed the page count at the top. Zee, it’s not only my arthritis, it is also my bad eyesight and I lost the medicines for my observation powers! But thumbs up to all for pointing me in the up position!! Thumbs up to all.
I am glad you are set
|but a GoPro won’t work underwater will it? yes goPRO comes with underwater housing and I like it. I was on the beach and than I decided to jump into the water .. check out video
|As others said I would like to add as well that the best option is to buy wine here and bring it with you. dex is right usually if it is special on sale maybe price is better than in LCBO but duty free prices are not so good at all. Here are some prices of the wines if you leaving from Montreal www.montrealdutyfree.ca/red–rose-wines-!296-cat.html as Toronto free shop doesn’t have online prices. Looks like we live in the world without internet and they cant put prices online for us.
| one more question / comment for the "New Debbie’s" If we are revamping….can we PLEASE get rid of the afro and flower as the logo?
I am sorry I am in love with her and can’t get rid of her lol. I was with a few friends and I told them about Debbies and one guy jumped and said is that website with girl and afro hair? And I said Yes that is the one. He said I know that websites I loved to go there and read reviews. So people do not know name but most know logo maybe because they do not like it but sometimes bad advertising is good too. I guess who doesn’t like her should not look at her I will take her off the banner on next to Paulo Coelho quote and all of you that do not avatar you have her as your avatar so please change it if you do not like it !
| Holy crap, thanks for pointing that out Irie, I totally missed that and was having the same issue as Sundog! Good stuff…I am now going to "like" you, haha…Cheers,
So far only ald1 and dax liked Irie so you said you will like but you did not so click that like spread the love lol
| Hola Zee. Thanks for bringing me back (I used another name on Debbie’s but you found me! Great detective work.)
I do have a request… It’s good to see page numbers at the top of long threads; but it would be wonderful (at least for me) if we could have that same number at the bottom of each thread. It get’s my arthritis riled when I have to scroll back to the top of the page to continue reading. Can you do it if I say pretty please. I will even invest in Dax and his solar panels. Might even use the thumbs up!
Hello Sund0g as iriemon said no need to scroll up all the way. You maybe did not see it but page numbers are right on the top of your screen doesn’t matter where on the page you are. Do you see that or you think that you have to scroll up? Let me know as I would like to know if it works out for you!
| Looks like I might have to spend some time finding my way around the forum … finding important things like the "Thumbs Up" button! Gracias … hola madrugada .. thumbs up button is in the corner of each post .. so you can give it to people that you like their posts. Check here up in the top right corner of my post.
Hello iggy1 I never booked with Humberto but I am sure you will have fun. When is your trip? It is nice to go and see professional baseball game in Cuba. Cubansare very passionate about baseball and they wanna play it all the time. They call it "pelota"
|Quite an experience being on the beach when a big one flies over but not as noisy as I expected. exactly .. I was afraid that it will be terrible but we kinda waited to see when the next airplane will lend down. It was fun experience and I personally liked it!
| While perhaps not the place to raise this but …….. can you please get rid of the pinned posts or at least move the travel related ones to one folder ….find it very annoying that you have to go to almost the bottom of the first page to see a new thread!! Thanks – rant over Haha… you beat me to the punch! I second that "e"motion!GG 😉
By the way Gardengal and cubajunkie and others if you are looking for those sticky notes I moved them to CUBA FAQ debbiesreviews.proboards.com/board/30/general-cuba-information-frequently-asked so that we still all have that valuable information such as list of Varadero restaurants, Varadero Maps etc available for all members who want to check it out!
| Zee: Very responsive so far – I’m impressed. You’re making all the right moves.
Thanks Irie very supportive from your side. I am working together with you to make this community great place to share info about traveling to Cuba and other Caribbean countries!
| Well Zee – it looks like this may work – there’s been more posts on this forum in the last two days than there has been in months!!
While perhaps not the place to raise this but …….. can you please get rid of the pinned posts or at least move the travel related ones to one folder ….find it very annoying that you have to go to almost the bottom of the first page to see a new thread!! Thanks – rant over
I agree fully with you! I was confused where to go .. was mess now is better and kinda sorted out! I will try to even fix it more Thank you for your suggestion I had a same issue as well.
I was there in the hotel. I was thinking that it would be problem and noisy but actually we loved it! It was different experience and airplanes would arrive and take off during the day.
| So far I love you all and I just started with all of this. I find all of you cute and I see different characters but all of you and myself have something in common and that is we are addicts to traveling and enjoying our free time in Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Dominican Republic etc … so that is the reason we are here to exchange tips, tricks and to help others who want to know more about this addiction.KissZee Dude, what are you smokin ….
And you see you have right to say anything it is all fun Will not delete you lol
| "Under the Palapa" was a compromise to give people a chance at off topic threads without having them deleted or moved to a general off topic section. Personally I think that due to the current low volume of participants it would be wise to consolidate all Cuba related (even vaguely related) subjects under the general Cuba heading, and let people post what they will. It would be a step back towards having a lively forum again. Threads stray off topic, that is the nature of forums everywhere I have looked. A little leeway makes for happy members and a bit of parry and thrust, providing it doesn’t get nasty, keeps people coming back.
Hello eeeefarm your suggestion was right and I took actions and fixed that. Now all threads that were in "Under the Palapa" section are moved to main Cuba Forum or to "Off Topic" if the were not related to traveling to Cuba. "Under the Palapa" part of the forum is deleted.I am telling everyone now we are building this new house together and we are all friends. Lets love each other and make nice loving community where we can share information about traveling to beautiful countries.So far I love you all and I just started with all of this. I find all of you cute and I see different characters but all of you and myself have something in common and that is we are addicts to traveling and enjoying our free time in Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Dominican Republic etc … so that is the reason we are here to exchange tips, tricks and to help others who want to know more about this addiction.KissZee
| Dear Zee,Most importantly, are any of the Debbies moderating staff remaining on board or having anything whatsoever to do with the administration of this new forum?Thank you.Cheers,
So NO is the answer!!ALL MODS ARE DELETED We do not have moderators anymore. I have heard stories that this thread went all the way to TA. I wanted to go and see and I could not see anything so looks like TA removed it fast!? We will not remove treads here we have new rules here. Members of the forum have their words to say I will listen. Ok folks I am waiting .. give me suggestions for new MODs.. What about you Terry do you have suggestion? Have you ever wished to be MOD? Lets build better community here together.
|The answer was YES but I had to get grasp of other things so pretty much I had to buy some time here!! All of you can speak your mind out !! We have no mods anymore on this forum and I will be accepting applications. If you, loyal members of Debbies have suggestions for MODs please give suggestions tell me who would deserve to be MOD and who respect others. If you are member who love this forum and willing to spend some time removing spam and being nice with our members than please PM me as I would like to talk with you and possibly give you MOD stats so that you can help me bring this forum to the glory it used to have! There will be NEW RULES about who is deleted and what is deleted. Thank you allZee
| This seems a good spot for me to add my thoughts.
I think some moderation is necessary, but not to the point of censoring ideas that the moderator disagrees with.
Thanks cubajack for posting. Yes we must fight spam but not our members.
|I prefer to speak franklly now and spell out exactly why I bowed out of this forum. There was a mini revival here quite a while back. Perhaps some of you remember that. Many of the past forum members, who I assume,occasionally check in to see if things have changed, started to post again, spoke up on why they had left and what they felt had to change. It all seemed very hopeful for a bit. But then it went back to posts disappearing, posts moved to other threads, deemed "off topic, etc. More of the same. Everyone quickly made a hasty retreat. sssnakesalive I am here to listen and make changes. People who used to be quiet and was afraid to speak their minds out can say now anything they wish to say.I want this community to be home for everyone who love to travel to Cuba and other countries and not to be afraid to ask any questions related to traveling!! Most of us know answers on questions that newbie might have and we should not delete that questions but help them out and answer it for them. So you as member of Debbies Forum here you are protected by me to speak your mind out! Nobody will be deleted! Spam will be deleted and mods have to fight spam and not our members!
| A variety of opinions is essential to keep a good forum alive and healthy.
Exactly. Different opinions are good as we are all different! Bad words bad behavior nobody needs. Spam we have to fight and delete not our valuable members posts!
|“ … I can’t ever recall having a post or thread removed here by anyone, …”********Oh My. Posts were deleted over-and-over-and-over. People might not have noticed because there was no post noting “This post has been removed …) as happens on TA. The mods seemed to take personal offence towards anyone who didn’t sing from the same song sheet. There was no place for a variety of opinions. It degenerated into a feel-good, pat-on-the back site instead of a site that welcomed anything evenly mildly outside-the-box. It became like spoon-fed pablum, which was really unfortunate.There is interest in seeing where the new forum will go, as evidenced by the high number of people who have logged in (either as guest or member) in the last day. madrugada I can assure you that your posts and posts of others will not be taken down anymore. You are the one who make this forum valuable you and other members like you. We all love to exchange opinions and travel experiences! We have to fight spam and not our valuable members! If someone do not act properly we as community have to tell that person to behave not mods. Mods have to delete spam and make forum clean from the spammers and of course participate in discussions and give their own opinions and help members if they need help. madrugada I am glad that you post and be assured that your opinion counts. maybe that was not a case before but now is!