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@CatsterAdmin We Is So Sad!!! We is so confused at dis new site cuz it is nuffin like da old site that we loves sooo much. Dere was magic in tha old site, but now dis doesn't even look real. We really thought dat you were bringing back evfurything that we had and were sooo excited fur dat, and now we iz so sad. We nevfur got aksked questions on what we wanted ta seez and honestly, dis format looks so old dat we don't knows how it was awl moved ta a new server, because it wiped evfurrything out. How did awl tha forums and stuffs get saved (which need ta be purrivate) and our profiles are gone. Dey must be somewheres. We has 5 profiles awl tagether and was lookin ta makes a 6th fur tha new kitty in our house, but we can't do that. Indiana had a bridge annipurrsary last month and we couldn't even share about it like we has evfurry year, ta remembers what a special kitty he was. We understand dis is "beta" or whatevfur, but there has ta be something more that can be dones.
Kitty Pryde and Jack
Thanks for the insight @Snuggle. We will take the note about diaries into consideration and totally understand where you're coming from. This community is in beta so we are working to make it as user friendly as possible!
Thanks @Kitty_Pryde_and_Jack! We hear your concerns and will keep these in mind as we continue to update the community.
Just to have my voice heard. I haven't tried changing my profile yet, but reading over everyone else's comments, I can't help but wonder, why bother. I can't agree more with what everyone has said. I recognize most of the people here from Face Book. Before we collectively migrated I knew these people as their pets. Take away our pet profiles and the diaries and photos and the magic is gone. I came back hoping to find the profile pages of all my beloved pets which, save one, have gone to the bridge. Catster was the way that I could visit them and the way that my memories of their foibles and triumphs lived on. Outside of the bugs from the crumbling infrastructure, we loved it here exactly as it was. What made this place so special was our pets and how we connected to each other through the pets. This was a site for the pets...there are plenty other sites out there that are meant to connect humans--sites fraught with human tension and politics. One of the things that was so magical about Catster was all that could never possibly be tabled. Bring back the magic and you will have brought back the community with it.
Yes it's different but we all knew deep down that the old community was beyond repair. We have been saved on several occasions and we for one are happy to still be here. The forums look different but seeing all the old posts and our friends makes us feel a little more at home. We know our family pages are no longer here but who's to say that can't come in the future. We are grateful for all the work that has been put in so far and look forward to seeing it develop. We believe it was us as a whole that made the community the wonderful place it was and there is no reason we can't get that back. We are all still here, we don't have to start a whole new community, we just have to get used to change and between us we believe we can make this a wonderful, fun and supportive place to be. Thank you from the 'B Cats' and family.
Bruce The Boss
I have a suggestion here since this set up won't work! It's horrible what they did!! Not really sure I want to be part of this, but I will give her a chance to hear us roar what we all loved and want back! If they can't do that, forget it! My personal blog rocks compared to this and you can read it and post comments on it.. I can decorate it up, have more than one page (Buddy had a memorial page there) post photos..if I can learn to do something simple like that on a blogspot, then the new owners can give us pages similar! I'm not making an individual account for each of my siblings! If they were to style it like a blogspot each of the furs could have their own pages, but share the main blog page for posts so others can comment and can post pictures when we want to and also decorate our pages an even have banners at the top! It's not hard, but what is showing here right now is not my cuppa tea!
At least we can have our own individual pages, not have to make multiple accounts, which is not flying by anyone's standards and isn't gonna happen anyway!
Here is a link to mine to see what I mean
QUESTION! I found OKR!!!..made it private from public and see it says don't know the owner...well Friday is the head admin so that would make him the owner, but I really don't like that term! He is head admin..in the groups when there was an astrik beside the pets name that indicated who was ultimately in charge..how do I add Friday as the owner or in charge of that group? Thank you
Hi @Friday — could you comment or DM me the link to the group with more details?
HQ, thank you for creating a website that DOESN'T look like Facebook. As we all know, Catster has been in existence longer than Facebook. The main reason Catster was such a safe website is no one's name was given; everyone was known by their cats' name and that needs to be continued. Multiple accounts aren't an option for members either. Personally, I have 4 cats, 3 Bridge cats, 1 dog and 4 Bridge dogs and I know many members who have more than that. Also, the little smiley faces (for those who haven't downloaded their cat's picture) would be better if they were little kitty faces.
I keep coming back hoping to see some changes but all that seems to change is I keep getting badges, whatever the heck they mean...I don't need badges for thing like comments and a profile picture. I need to be able to post my pictures, have a friend's list so I can visit my friends, have diary entries listed from my friends somewhere to read and enjoy and a way to be able to enjoy both of my profiles at the same time without having to log out and log back in as my other cat. I'm trying real hard to be patient but, it just is not working. If we cannot get these simple things please at least let us know so that we can move on and put to rest our dreams of Catster...>^..^<
Hi @Mayhem ! Thanks for checking in. We are keeping our ears open for feedback but some of these changes and updates will take a while to make. We appreciate your feedback and your patience!
@Catster Admin, hope this link works, not sure if it will...but if it does you will note in the black area it says unknown owner, well Friday has been head admin for years so I guess owner? http://community.catster.com/group/6877-orange-kitties-rock
Please continue to check the FAQ page for updates!
Since only cat per family (per email) is allowed, this has totally messed up all the groups that were in existence. Different cats in my family had numerous groups before, and now since I'm shown as the profile, all the groups now show me as Admin of that group. What a mess!
The Cats in the Clover
Samoa, Calvin, Violet, Gleek, Spunky, Sugar, Vivien, Newman, & Inky
@Calvin I know what you mean! What's worse is that all of the comments made by anyone in the family is now "credited" to me! ME! I would NEVER say some of the things Bob has said, and I was much sweeter than Briana ever was.
Oh! What about Hamlet and his girlfriend? Oh no. No, no, no, no, no no . . . Now it probably looks like I said all that mushy stuff . . . to his girlfriend's MOTHER!!!
I've never been so embarrassed in all my life or afterlife.
Rufus - In Loving Memory 12/17/07
Official Spokescat for:
Bobcat - Fluffy Angel 4/19/11 >^..^< Briana - Little Angel Girl 1/7/17 >^..^< Jack Matthew Cash >^..^< Hamlet
MOL, Rufus! I understand - all of Coco's comments are now "credited" to me, and I would never talk like her.
Seriously though, for me, these are the most important issues that need to be fixed:
1. Allow multiple pets on one account, as it was previously. Have accounts set up only in the pets' names, not the human names.
2. Bring back the pet profile pages from the old site. Existing members shouldn't have to do whole new profiles from scratch. Along with this bring back the option to upload multiple photos to our pages.
3. Fix the glitch (I assume that was a glitch) that caused all the groups to default to public, and bring back the option for secret groups. Secret groups are not just invite-only, they can only be seen by members of that group.
I think most of us understand that it will take some time to get the site completely set up and work out the bugs. I appreciate the efforts so far to bring Catster back and I hope you'll listen to the members and make these changes that are important to us. Above all, please continue to communicate and respond to our concerns. Thank you.
Catster Admin ... have you seen our profile pages? It would help you to know what we're talking about and what we are missing. The pages, the groups and forums are what brought us all together. We are all so close -- when a cat goes to the Bridge, it's not just that cat's purrson whose heart breaks -- all our hearts break. We all cry and hug each other across the miles. We send little "gifts" to the cat's page that show forever (well, we thought it would be forever). The talented among us create "wings" for the Bridge cat and lovely backgrounds. The Catster Community isn't just a website it's a family ... a family that has been hanging on by its fingernails to keep together and stay alive these last four years.
Besides what everyfur else already said about what we would like to have added (multiple pets on one account, diaries, gift giving, real pet pages that we can decorate), I don't like the level up thing. It is not necessary. We all want to be on the same level We are all valuable here. Just that some members post more, doesn't make them more valuable, we don't need super-users. If you have the levels, then at least give us a way to opt out of your notification emails. I got 5 emails about being level 3. I got 3 emails about being a confirmed user.
One dog and One cat can share the same Email address here.
Rosco and I each use the same Email address here, because one dog and one cat can share the same Email address, no problem.
We are in the same group, PTLF, and, for those posts which have been posted since Sept 17th, only posts which were posted through Catster appear on Catster, and only posts which were posted through Dogster appear on Dogster, even though we are playing in the SAME thread in the SAME group.
Dogs and Cats cannot talk to each other, unless they post and read in both Dogster and Catster.
Same thread, same group.
As an example, I'll use a public group most of us have posted in:
@Mietzi_Katze in the profile section I found a notification options place where you can select what notifications you want to receive and how. I would prefer to just get a notification on phone instead of email, but so far, even though selected, no notifications coming on phone. Yes, the level thing seems like we are in competition with our friends.
Snuggle, Liza, Orange Man, Sylvia, Sophie, Tammy, Gabriel, Kristopher, Nickolaus, Savannah, Bobbi, Trudy, Calli & Babies
@SterlingAndTheSTeam mom wandered the same thing. She sent a screenshot of one of my pages to the Catster Admin, just in case they were not familiar.
Thank you @Snuggle - I found it . You have to go to edit profile and then on the right you can change notifications. You can either have them emailed to you, or a pop up here will tell you. I wonder what Event Notifications are? Notification that Christmas is coming, or a notification about my birthday? We will see.
We wondered that too @Mietzi_Katze . We didn't know if it was just part of the underlying platform or if written in specifically for Catster. We would rather have push notifications. Maybe later. Right now just trying to find anything is a challenge. It was so easy before.
On Sept 20
Great news — we’ve now added custom profile fields so you can customize your profile to your fur family:
Buddy says it all! Are you KIDDING? What a Joke! Whoever is running this site has their head in the litter box! Under the Litter!! Good Lord
We are not sure they have actually seen Catster before. Mom sent a screenshot of part of my profile page. Maybe they just don't know what it is we are expecting. We know it won't be the same as before, but hopefully we will be able to get closer to what we had. Paws crossed.
One of my kitty friends is having a problem, that their ZIP Code is showing up when they post.
It is not even the same ZIP Code they have now.
It is NOT in the section which is labeled "pet's hometown"
It is in his location.
But he cannot get into his location to edit it.
He will not play here, until he can get that ZIP Code from showing up in his posts.
He did try to put in his hometown, to erase that old ZIP Code, but that does not show up. Just the old ZIP Code.
When you click on a forum or whatever, what should come up first is the LAST page, not the FIRST page. Otherwise it's hard to participate in discussions or play games.
Seems like everything I personally loved about Cat Fancy now Catster - Website, Magazine App, Magazine giveaways.... has been delayed and / or completely obliterated from existence(took a year to receive my prize reward from a Catster Giveaway and only actually received it because I pestered your editors via e-mail monthly and sometimes weekly). I miss Cat Fancy, honestly. I feel as if my cat loving self has almost been punished with this "New" Catster magazine and site. I honestly won't use this site the way it is now - if this is how our loyalty is going to be rewarded, you've lost my business as a long-term subscriber of the once Cat Fancy Magazine. Am I the only one that feels this way? Hit Agree if you relate?
@xFelineFrenziex I think everyone is really sad right now. We were waiting to see our pages and we open up the site to see they are gone. We are sending suggestions and hoping they will be able to rebuild things.
We subscribed to Cats for years. That magazine morphed into Cat Fancy, following some copyright issues, if I remember correctly. I subscribed to Cat Fancy and now Catster. I have not entered any contests, but I felt as a supporter of the magazine, I was helping keep our community alive. I am still here because this community is very important to me and I hope one day it will be restored. There are a lot of cat lovers out here. I believe this could be a thriving community again.
Somewhere in discussion there was mention of a "search" box...when it came to looking for old friends pray tell...where is this "search"???? >^..^<
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