Discuss: Farmville Gives Back

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November 19, 2010 at 06:26:21
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that players of Farmville can now donate money to charity while playing. Discuss here if you have ever played this Facebook craze, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

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#1
November 19, 2010 at 08:10:55
Don't even know what it is.

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#2
November 19, 2010 at 09:36:12
I played it once or twice when it was first released. Thought it was a big waste of time, so I went back to killing werewolves.

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#3
November 19, 2010 at 10:14:39
I don't play facebook games.

A friend of my wife hooked her up with a facebook pet (a dog) and she threatened to give me one too. I told her to go ahead, I have absolutely no problem with letting a virtual facebook dog die a slow virtual death from virtual starvation.

If I had a facebook farm, all the crops and animals would die from my complete and total lack of attention and/or interest.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
November 19, 2010 at 20:42:18
Well you are just virtually mean Curt!!! lmao I don't bother with facebook or myspace or whatever else there is myself. My wife on the other hand plays all these silly games. She has people she doesn't really know give up their passwords so that she can go on their account when they are not on and keep up their farms and whatever so I guess she is a virtual house keeper or farm hand oh and a virtual dog walker. She has I think 19 dogs she looks after for people on facebook.

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#5
November 20, 2010 at 13:06:04
... in theory "silver" dentures should kill the werewolf

... suggest bite on back of neck (...or by choking)

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#6
November 20, 2010 at 14:41:58
Your method is in the wrong thread Mavis you should be here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/th...

but don't encourage the thread!


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#7
November 22, 2010 at 05:47:33
LOL likely

My wife only had the one "pet" and I think it died. But I know a lot of people who do the farmville and other facebook crap daily. I used to get a lot of invites to play them but X'd every single one.

I use facebook to publish pic's online I wish to share with family and friends because we're all spread out over the country and it's an easy way to share pictures with everyone. Other than that, I rarely look at facebook............I have two real dogs......and a life beyond the computer.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
November 22, 2010 at 10:12:49
I guess technically I do have a facebook account but I have never been on it. The wife set it up so she could add more friends, something to do with farmville or one of those games. I sadly don't really have much of a life away from the computer. I go to school online. At the moment the only income I have comes from attempting to repair computers. I spend I have no idea how much time online doing some sort of research be it for school or for work. I do get out to the race track when I can afford to. I just don't have time for a friend whose hand I can't shake at least not at the moment. Although that is how the wife and I got together in the first place.

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#9
November 22, 2010 at 19:18:31
My mom, brother and sister play it non stop. I can't stand it because all they ever do is gripe because of errors and glitches.

I don't use any of the sites like Facebook, My Space, Twitter...

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#10
November 23, 2010 at 07:22:52
likelystory

I just don't have time for a friend whose hand I can't shake at least not at the moment. Although that is how the wife and I got together in the first place.

Are you saying you two met online?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#11
November 24, 2010 at 08:32:09
Yes back in 98. We met in a chat room. Yeah I know corny as hell. There was no big online love we were just two peple that chatted. The next year someone in the chat room came up with the idea of having a chat party. I thought it was silly but what the heck I was single and had never been on a vacation where I actually left home before so I went up for almost two weeks. Funny thing is I actually went with thoughts of hooking up with someone else froim the chat room. Myself and a few others I met there had to drive 75 miles to pick her up and take her to the party. When we met face to face something clicked. She was the one. In less than six months I moved up there to be with her about a year later we were married. The taxes up there killed us so we moved back here. Oh yeah she had 4 kids by a previous marriage.

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#12
November 25, 2010 at 07:33:47
I wasn't trying to be snoopy. I asked because that's how I met my wife!

We met online and started chatting in 1996. Like you there was no big "online love" going on, just friendship.

We met in a 30+ IRC chatroom. The first 3 or so years we chatted only via the computers but the last two we progressed to talking on the telephone too.

I used to joke that we had to marry because we couldn't afford the long distance bills anymore. She is from the US, I'm from Canada and when we met she was living near Coeur d'Alene, ID and I was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

She was working in the travel industry when 9/11 happened and ended up laid off a few weeks after. She called me that October and said she wanted to come visit. I said fine. We had never met IRL before. She came up in November (not the best time of year to fly up to western Canada.....LOL) and I knew before she left (she spent a week) that she was the one and only for me.

I was taking another 2 year computer course at the time and had 2 weeks off for x'mas. I drove down to her place (1200 km's or 720 miles) and spent the whole two weeks there and told he she was going to marry me pretty much the second day I was there. (never ask, tell them.....LOL) We married the following April (2002) after I graduated from y computer course. Originally I was going to move to the US but she ended up moving up here to Canada with me after I got a killer good job here and she got laid off there.

I have one kid from my previous marriage and she has 2 from hers. Mine lives in a small town about 70 miles from where we live now. Her daughter and our 8 year old grandson live in Portland, Or. Her son is a United States Marine presently deployed in Afghanistan. His base when he's not overseas is Fort Pendleton, CA where he lives with his wife. She's expecting and due in mid-April. He's due to rotate back in the end of March.

All in all, it's worked out wonderfully for both of us and we're very happy.

:)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#13
November 29, 2010 at 09:33:39
Our chat party was held in Rimersburgh Pa. A little one horse or maybe even no horse town. There are still no traffic lights it is so small. I went up from Florida at the end of Janurary of 99. My wife is from Pittsburgh Pa. about 75 miles south of were the party was. We had people come in from Canada and Newzealand and various parts of the U.S. From what I gather there have been three other marriages from this party. One was a fella from Newzealand married a gal from Kansas and the INS or whatever has been giving them grief ever since. As for us well we have had our moments but they have nothing to do with how we met. It's a marriage ya gotta work at it sometimes. We were married Jan. 30, 2002 and plan to stay that way. Our oldest daughter is still in Pittsburgh is married and has two brats of her own, our son lives with us, our middle daughter is a marine married to a marine and living in North Caroloina just had her second, our yougest daughter lives here in Florida and just got married two months ago. Three days ago she told us she was pregnant. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
I am only 43 not old enough to have 5 grand children. lol

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#14
November 29, 2010 at 14:50:16
As for us well we have had our moments but they have nothing to do with how we met. It's a marriage ya gotta work at it sometimes.

LOL - yep, like anything ele worth having, it takes some work. Since I live in reality and not on the Cosby Show, it goes without saying my wife and I don't see eye-to-eye on everything either and have had our moments. But, being as how we're both (reasonably) mature and have been through a marriage, we know which mistakes not to make. That makes a huge difference.

We were married Jan. 30, 2002 and plan to stay that way.

April 20, 2002 here.........and same as you, we plan on staying that way

I am only 43 not old enough to have 5 grand children. lol

LOL - I empathize.

I'm 47 and only have the one 8 year old grandson at this moment in time. But as I mentioned there's another one on the way. In fact, now that you got me thinking of it, she was going in for an ultrasound today and we should (hopefully) find out what it is.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#15
November 29, 2010 at 20:46:36
Cross your fingers and hope for a ( ? ) boy or girl doesn't matter just pray it grows up with common sence. If it does I feel it will be ten miles ahead of the majority.

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#16
November 30, 2010 at 13:08:32
Just found out last night, it's a boy!

My daughter-in-law called after getting home from the ultrasound. Both her and my wife we positively spinning over the news.......LOL

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#17
December 1, 2010 at 13:56:27
Well an early congrats grandpa and I'll be expecting my cigar. lol

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#18
December 2, 2010 at 07:36:36
Funny you should mention that....

I quit smoking cigarettes about 2.5 yr's ago after being a chain smoker for over 30 years. About 6 months after quitting, my wife's boss came back from Cuba and gave me two cigars....I had never smoked a "real" cigar before that.......and I tried them and was very surprised at how good they are.

Since then, I've taken up cigars as a hobby.......lol.......I don't inhale them (no tastebuds in my lungs after all) and only smoke about 1 a week in the winter and maybe 2 or 3 a week in the summer.

If you're into cigars and in Canada or the US, I'll send you one when the baby's born. PM me if you'd like one! *grin*

/me wants a cigar now!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#19
December 2, 2010 at 09:37:13
I am an on again off again smoker myself. Everyone says it is so hard to quit but when I do it seems real easy. Last time I went over 3 years with no cravings at all and just out of the blue I bought a pack and started up again. I don't even know why. Now I roll my own. In the early 90's I gave them up for cigars as well but eventually got to where I was always smoking a cigar. Cigaretts were much cheaper so I went back. Now I smoke around a pack a day but I think I will quit again here soon. Getting too pricey. The one vice I have left. I gave up drinking when I started racing back in the late 80's and don't miss it at all. I won't say that I quit because I never really did I just chose to do something else with my time, work on the racecar, and if offered I do have a drink now and again. My last one was on my daughters 21st birthday back in May. She was going out with friends that night but wanted to have her first drink with me so we went to a little place just down the road and I bought her one with lunch it was cool.

I was kidding about expecting a cigar I would never impose like that.

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#20
December 2, 2010 at 13:19:12
I am an on again off again smoker myself. Everyone says it is so hard to quit but when I do it seems real easy.

Just for the record
A) you're a lucky b*stard!
B) I've met other people like you
C) I think I hate everybody who's the same as you
D) A through C are meant in good humor

You're one lucky fella!

Over the years, I tried cold turkey numerous times and even hypnosis a couple times. What finally did it was this drug called "Champix" or "Chantix". It was torturous for me.........more so for the folks around me. The last time I tried to quit cold turkey, my son begged me to start again after 3 days.......lol

The one vice I have left. I gave up drinking when I started racing back in the late 80's and don't miss it at all.

Damn, cig's were my last vice too........now my last vice is cigars.....lol. I stopped drinking in 1988.

I won't say that I quit because I never really did I just chose to do something else with my time, work on the racecar, and if offered I do have a drink now and again

I did quit completely, I had no choice. I still can't to this day........but I don't miss it at all......nor all the other things I did back in the day...........lol

My wife's kinda like you. She never was much of a drinker and still isn't. I bet she has 3 beers sitting in the fridge from the 6 pack she bought 1.5 yr's ago and I know for a fact I've given 2 of the missing 3 to friends......LOL.


I was kidding about expecting a cigar I would never impose like that

Oh, I was well aware you were kidding........but I wasn't........heh heh

:)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#21
December 3, 2010 at 10:19:13
I was a power drinker when I was younger. I was also very stupid. I am that guy at the party who even though he is so drunk he can't open his eyes everyone trusts him to drive them home. I used to mix all my liquors just to prove I could and laugh about it. Being from a rural area moonshine was available as soon as I became a teen. For the longest time I fell in love with Crown Royal. Just once I started racing I was either working on the car until 2 or 3 in the morning or at the track late and making the haul home so there just wasn't any place for it anymore. For our wedding we got several bottles of booze. We still have them. Most the seal hasn't even been broken. The ones that have been opened are not missing much.

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#22
December 3, 2010 at 10:20:17
I just realized, boy did we ever get ogg topic lol.

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#23
December 6, 2010 at 08:02:04
Indeed we did.........lol............on the plus side, nobody's giving us heck about it so I'm guessing that means we're ok to continue.......lol.

I was a "binge" drinker. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I also blanked every time I drank. Between 77 and 88 there are some big gaps in my memory. The worst from say 82 to 88. My longest binge was about 6 weeks (drinking every single day....often starting first thing in the morning).

I don't have to tell you all the stupidity I got myself into, I'm sure you can imagine, but let me just say this......
The last big drunk I went on lasted two days (and one night...no sleep, constant drinking) and ended up with me waking up in the drunk tank (again) with lumps, bruises and contusions (again) and I decided I needed to step back and have a look at what I was doing and why. I was able to get off, and stay off the bottle (thank goodness or I wouldn't have much of a life right now) and I'm pretty happy about it. I've turned myself, and my life around and have become a pretty happy, and successful person.......even if I'm still not all that well adjusted........LOL

My favorite lightbulb joke:

Q: How many drunks does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Ten, one to stand on a chair and hold the bulb while the other nine sit in a circle and drink until the room spins!

For the longest time I fell in love with Crown Royal.

That was my all-time favorite rye whiskey! There are some other good brands, and some real lousy ones....and I'm sure at one time or another I drank most of them.....lol.........but when I had the $$$, I bought CR.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#24
December 6, 2010 at 10:27:44
Some used to say I was a combative drunk but I never saw it that way. I don't have any gaps. Sadly I remember all the stupid stuff I did. The only binge I ever really did was when I was getting out of the service. My last week every afternoon one of my friends had to take me to party. The day before I was to be released I had to go in for my " getting out physical". They claimed my blood alcohol level was something like 2.4 but I really don't think I could have functioned if it was that bad I am thinking more like .9. I never really got in any trouble from drinking other than a few brawls on the base but I was always released the next morning. I wasn't really much of a fighter instead I was the white knight. If some drunk picked a fight and was getting his butt handed to him he had it coming and I would watch and laugh. Some drunk goes after a woman or a younger kid and I turned into the dirtiest and meanest s.o.b. in the bar. They did threaten to send me to captains mast once because in oner of these brawls while I was a seaman a 1st class petty officer pulled a knife and cut the heck out of my arm. They were saying that since I got involved in the brawl I had destroyed government property because I had to be put on lite duty for a couple weeks. The petty office got charged with assualt. A few days later he got drunk again and I hear tried to kill his wife. After that they forgot about me.

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