Weekend Open Thread

October 2, 2009 · 155 comments

Pogo Mini Snapshot: Halloween: This isn't Grandma's house?!?!Happy Weekend Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s October already! For a lot of us, summer’s officially over, the leaves are starting to change to their autumn hues, and the weather is cool and crisp — perfect for dog walks and opening windows to air out the house. I love love love it! (I heard the rest of the country isn’t experiencing such loveliness: heat in some parts and ..uhwhat?!?.. snow elsewhere.) I hope whatever Mother Nature throws at you, wherever you are, that you find a way to enjoy this special time of year.

And speaking of special times of the year — Halloween has officially started in Pogoland! What did you think of the creepycrawly release this week? And to mark October, we got the latest batch of Mix-n-Match badges; there’s some nice tip-sharing going on in the October Mix-n-Match thread.

This week’s short and sweet question comes from Linda: How did you find BadgeHungry?

As usual in this thread, you can talk about anything that didn’t quite fit in another thread during the course of the week, so don’t feel obligated to answer the question or be limited by its scope. Feel free to ask for help on a badge, give help or hints or tips, or just chat about whatever you’d like.

See you in the comments!

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1 Daniel October 2, 2009 at 10:05 am

Happy weekend everyone!

Ah, October is here at last! Time to start decorating and to start scaring the living bejeebers out of them dang trick-or-treaters lol jk.

I was especially satisfied with the mini items this year. Usually I only buy 1 or 2 of the Halloween mini items, but I had to buy them all this time! I got so many kooky ideas with those hands that look like they’re trying to grab you lol. And the Mix-N-Match badges weren’t bad either.

Anyways, I found Badgehungry when I was doing a search on Google. I wanted to know the badges for Boggle before the game came out. There were quite a few sites to choose from, but I’m happy I chose this site!

Keep up the good work Lura!


2 Schoko October 2, 2009 at 10:12 am

Happy boo—hooo to you all,

I found badgehungry by google. I was searching something and found the best blog ever :).
Everyday i had to step in here and watch for news etc.

So happy weekend to you all from the rainy and windy Europe.

3 Jan October 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

I love this time of year. Warm days, cool nights, bright blue (ususally) October skies, and holidays and birthdays to anticipate.

I found Badgehungry on Badge Addicts when they were acknowledging information that they had gotten from another site. Interestingly, enough the quality of info on this other site has gone way down, they no longer mention that they get info from Badgehungry and the other site has annoying pop ups. I stay away nowadays. At least that site led me here.

I know lots of us mention this on Weekend Threads all the time but it really is true, Lura, you rock! I know I appreciate all the effort you put into this site, the solid info, and the very personal human touch that just isn’t anywhere else. Just a guess, but I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my thinking, so thanks again.

Have a good weekend!

4 PLAYNETAPLAY October 2, 2009 at 10:26 am

i use to go to vadgeaddicts but one day i was in a room and they were talking about BADGEHUNGRY so i found it through that room and people talking about it and since then i have told a lot of people about it ,I LOVE THIS SITE PLEASE NEVER CLOSE!!

5 PLAYNETAPLAY October 2, 2009 at 10:27 am


6 Monica October 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

I found badge hungry on badge addicts to the side it has a place for other pogo sites and I decided to check it out an now I only come here I loved the halloween mini release I bought all the items that you can get using only tokens I didn’t get any mix and matches but I’m sure I will sometime in the future have a good weekend everyone

7 Rebecca October 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

A good friend told me about this site and i have loved it ever since.. i come in here 2 see whats going on and whats new in pogo.. this is the best site ever if you need help with a badge there is ppl here 2 help or willing 2 help or even get gr8 tips on how to play a certain game this site totally rocks.. this is the only site i go 2 why go any where else when you have all the Information here that your lookin for and such nice and sweet carin ppl on this site.. once again it TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!

8 VWguy90 October 2, 2009 at 11:10 am

I found BadgeHungry by watching the chat on Pogo. Several people mentioned BadgeHungry and said it was the best Pogo site there is.

I have a suggestion for a future thread:
What is everybody’s end of the year goal when it comes to finishing games, albums, badges, etc.?

9 Ayli October 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

I was playing Trivia Pursuit and was writing answers each day as I went, so I could share them with a friend and my son, who plays Pogo too. I never got perfect score and not even got to the pie on the first try most of the times. So I started thinking, there must be something on the Internet, so I started to Google it… and bingo!! I got to this website and saw all the answers!! I sent a link to my friend and my son right away.

I’m here every day, getting my answers for Tirivia and now Crossword Cove too and having all the news on the Pogo.

Thanks for this website, Lura!!!

PS. Question to Lura. How do I search your website? I couldn’t find the SEARCH place.

10 Chelle October 2, 2009 at 11:19 am

First, I’d like to say thanks for the 3 month passes last week. I forgot about the contest thing until I got the e-mail and was very excited. I made half a million accounts at Subway trying to win one but it never happened, so this was very exciting for me!

I’m glad it’s finally October. September was a horrible month. Two of my cats died on the same day, I had a horrible migraine for about 3 weeks, I’m a dog walker and one of my clients went on vacation (and took the dog) so I lost a lot of money, and the worst: my aunt was hit by a car and she died, then a friend of mine was murdered. Horrible, horrible month. My fiance and I are planning our wedding and when it came down to picking a date we chose something far away from September!

I think I found Badgehungry around the time people were creating profiles on that site…I can’t remember exactly what it was called, but it was like a pogo-myspace and people were reeeeeally into them for a bit. Anyway, I wasn’t interested in making one, but I read that it tracked your badges, so I signed up anyway. I hated the way they did it so I googled “badge tracking” and Badgehungry came up. I don’t think there was a blog then. If there was, I didn’t know about it. I seem to recall there just being the tracker at that time.

11 mmklima October 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

Question about these POGO membership cards that people have won for the Subway contest.

How do they get activated? Does it automatically activate when your paid year is up? Or do you have to activate it somehow? Do I take out my credit card info? (So that it doesn’t get charged when I have a membership card ready to use.)

Happy Fall everyone. (by the temps we have had in the last week, it sure is here.)

12 Lura October 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

Chelle: you’re right, this site started off as just the badge tracker in early 2007. I put up a blog later that yaer to keep people informed on what I was doing after the tracker was open to the public, but by nature of the things I was posting (for example: a new game was going to be released, therefore I’d update the blog readers that the tracker had been updated) it became the most popular part of the site. Soon I decided to put the blog first and foremost on the home page and things have evolved since then. ;)

Ayli: the search is in the rightmost sidebar. Scroll down to the bottom just above the BigFishGamer link. Also, if you know exactly what you’re looking for, there’s a category dropdown above that to show all posts in certain categories. I try to keep things pretty organized so people can find stuff.

mmklima: any promotional passes or “cards” that you add to your account are added to the end of your existing subscription. Therefore your credit card won’t be charged until all available time has been used.

13 MomsBassetHound October 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

I heard about Badge Hungry in Pogo while playing Trivial Pursuit. I used to go to another site for Pogo info, but have since deleted it from my favorites :) The main reason is that this site feels more personal.
I always have the impression that Lura really cares about what is on this site and how it is presented. And anything I want to know about Pogo I can find here, there is no need to go anywhere else.

It’s still warm here in south Texas, but not quite as dry. The forcast is for 3 or 4 days of soaking rain, something we really need. And the temps look like they will be in the 70′s rather than the 90′s, at least that’s what I’m hoping for…LOL

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!


14 Trish October 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

I DEFY u to put up this post Lura…I’m nominating that next week end’s thread be: LET’S CELEBRATE LURA WEEKEND….let the accolades pour in all weekend long…and u bask in the adulation. You DESERVE your very own SPECIAL WEEKEND…. free of complaints, raves and rants!!! If you choose not to do this then I propose we set aside the weekend of Oct. 30th as: LURA’S A REAL WITCH AND WE ALL REALLY HATE HER weekend. THAT one should fit you like a glove….let all the venom spew forth…..lol j/k j/k j/k.

Found this site very recently through a friend. Like a couple of people have already commented here….this is a first and final destination for many…why go anywhere else? You ROCK…we all LUV YA…AMEN!!!!

This 10 LETTER WORD didn’t quite fit on the recent BB thread because I’m not attempting the badge and don’t know if the word will show up on BB trays…..but…..it expresses my sentiment nicely. Ty to all who contributed…sure APPRECIATE it!!!

Can’t make up my mind what to pick from the mini mall….it’s gotta be special…coz Halloween is my Birthday….maybe I’ll jst SPECIAL ORDER!!! lol

Have a restful/relaxing/all you can eat/all you can sleep/whatever your thing is kinda weekend. Adios all from sunny, toasty as always FLORIDA!!!

15 DAWG October 2, 2009 at 11:40 am

I too found badgehungary through google. I was doing trivia daily and then giving answers to friends. And same as above comments, thought there would be somebody on-line that was doing same thing. Google brought up this site. Been here every since and will be here till the end.

I looked at badge addicts a long time ago. Checked it out for awhile. Just went back to look after reading some comments above and WOW. Boy that site has really gotten trashy. I can understand needing help to finance a site, but they really goofed up over there. Somebody sure did’nt use any foresight in their planning.

Keep up the good work here. You surpass anything else. Seems a lot more on POGO knows more about you than ever did about the other sutes.

16 Ayli October 2, 2009 at 11:45 am

Thanks Lura. I was looking for the search button somewhere on top. Now I will know. :)

17 Sue October 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

Right after Crossword Cove started, a friend in pogo wrote and told me about this site, and thank God, I found it, lol. Its great and the first site I get onto each morning so I can write my triv pursuit and cc answers down for each day. Only way I could keep up with the ranks and all. Love the site, love you guys and everyone is so nice. Lura…great job.
PS: I too used the “other” site but am now so tired of it because of all the popups, so I seldom go there anymore. Have a wonderful weekend all. Its quite chilly here in PA and I’m NOT ready for winter at all, lol.

18 Lura October 2, 2009 at 11:51 am

Trish: oh, cut it out! :)

Everyone: let’s remember this thread isn’t supposed to be about bashing any other site(s), I didn’t post Linda’s question so this conversation could go down that road. I’m a big *fan* of other fan sites. A lot of us try to keep in touch and help each others’ sites out with the latest news and information. If one of us finds something new, all of us have something to share! I don’t like seeing negativity about someone else’s hard work — I know I’d be pissed if another fan site owner let their members bash this one. So, maybe sometimes if you can’t say anything nice it’s better not to say anything at all? Just keep it in mind. :)

19 mall October 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Once a year pogo makes me very happy, and the time is now! The mini release is great /or at least compared to all the others it seem great to me…lol. First time I’ve purchased lots of items since last Halloween. I.m looking forward to the fall release and christmas! At this time of year I fall in love with pogo all over again.

I found badgehungry while playing in one of the game rooms from another player. Lucky me! I have been here all along as this site has grown. Thank you Laura for making badgehungry the greatest place for pogo information.

20 Tee October 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I tried the crossword puzzle ” Lil’ Crabby Badge” but did not get credit for it. I did it on hard level and completed todays’ puzzle. Can anyone tell me why I didn’t get credit for the badge? Thank you in advance

21 shelly October 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Quite awhile ago I googled for pogo fansites and 2 other sites came up that I used for a while. Then in chat one day (on pogo) I saw someone mention this site and checked it out. Whilst I do occasionally take a peek at the other sites I use this one everyday.

Sue @17. Did you know you can just open up 2 browser windows and have the CC/Trivial answers in one window and the game in the other window…side by side? Saves alot of time and paper…lol (for me anyway)

Have a great weekend eveyone

22 Sue October 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

It says medium level in the requirements. Maybe Pogo is being pickie about this one. Hope this helps.

23 Cindy4764 October 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Happy weekend everyone!

I thought this week’s mini release was one of the best, the Pogo designers really did a bang up job. I wasn’t going to buy any more gems for awhile but some of the mini items were just too good to pass up so I did the max again, lol. Now that I have them I’ll probably get some of the new MnM badges as well.

I found Badge Hungry through Badge Addicts also, the forum. I’d go there occasionally for tips. It’s fine but I prefer this site, this layout, this site owner and all you nice folks. :)

24 Ellen October 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Tee (# 20): for the CC badge you must set it to NORMAL not hard.
Trish (#14): too funny, making Lura blush like that!!

Not sure I remember exactly how I found this site, I’m just grateful every day that I found it!

Happy weekend from fabulous, sunny Colorado!

25 KayentaJane October 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I too joined up when BadgeHungry was mainly the badge tracker. I use, and love that thing! I think I saw a link for it someone had posted in the Badge Addicts Forum. So I wandered over here to check it out because my excel file was becoming unwieldy.

What I really don’t get is how some forums get their panties in a twist when another fan site is mentioned. I’ve given up posting on other sites for being reprimanded “We don’t mention other forums or sites.” Bunch of Crap, I say. I mean, it’s not like we don’t know how to use google or anything. So thank you, Lura, for allowing the mention of other sites out there.

Fall has arrived with a vengeance here in northern utah. We went from a 90 degree high one day, to a 48 degree high the next. Turned off the A/C on Tuesday, and the heater went on on Wednesday. Luckily I didn’t get snow at my house like some people did.

Here’s a topic for future discussion: Outside of Pogo, what other hobbies do you have? (I can’t recall if this has been mulled over or not yet…) I’m a cross stitcher and am very much looking forward to next weekend when my best friend and I are going on our own little shop hop of all the needlework stores in the area.

26 Penny October 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I found this site 2 years ago when i heard about it in the chat rooms.
So filled out the badge tracker and have been a loyal fan ever since.
I’m such a Mini Mall shopper that i got it all,but what’s a girl to do if she can’t go shopping..and my Mini is quite a clothes horse, lol
I sometimes have to make her stop,as her shopping is making me broke, haha
Weather here is just beautiful sure hope it stays this way and not turn off hot again..
I love this site and all the great and helpful ppl here and as always Kudo’s to you Lura for making it such a great place to visit.

Have a wonderful weekend all

27 butterfliesRfree October 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I googled for information about badges and found badge addicts. From there I found badgehungry. I just liked this site better. Everything is organized, easy to find and lots of friendly helpful people.

Thank goodness for cooler weather here in east Texas. The 100+ degree days were getting to be too much!

28 Candi October 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I was eavesdropping on the chat in a game room (you just can’t help yourself sometimes…it’s right there after all; and you shouldn’t talk about something personal if you don’t want the whole world to see) when someone mentioned badgehungry. I checked it out and the rest, as they say, is history. Been coming here daily for several months now. Thanks to the helpful hints here, I’ve won 5 years of Pogo from Subway (and that’s worth $200!!!!!)

I activated a chess badge for my personal this week and, using the “Chess moves” hints, was able to complete the badge. I was so surprised when it actually worked. And I have 3 more in my list that I can finish now, too. Thanks so much for that help!!!

I really look forward to coming here daily to see what’s new and have gotten to the point where I look forward to certain participant’s comments because they’re witty, informative, etc.

My dad always said you can break your arm patting yourself on the back but in your case, Lara, you’ve got us all doing it for you! (patting you on the back, that is; not breaking your arm…)

29 Candi October 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

BTW, here in Chicagoland, we’re still waiting for summer. Had a total of 3 90 degree days all summer long. Global warming, my blue fanny!

30 Marithoner October 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Hi y’all…I found this site while eavesdropping at Pogo Bowl and after a while decided to have this as my only badge site because of the new organization (lovely, Lura) and the interesting chatter and helpfulness manner from everyone involved. We in Dallas, Texas got tons of rain yesterday and last night which was much needed and expect more this weekend and beyond. Y’all have a great and safe weekend! Mari

31 sweetlove October 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

hello everyone.
i found this site like many others have mentioned.i was in a game and someone mentioned it in the chat.
the weather is nice out here in california 70′s and 80′s.
i love minis around this time.love to play around dressing my mini different ways.i wish they gave us more snapshot pages.
i’m so irritated that i didn’t get my limited pogo turns 10 badge.STILL have not received any info on wheather pogo received my money order.and i didn’t see any where how to get in touch with the people you purchase the gems.from now on i’m going to get a prepaid card.
have wonderful,beautiful weekend everyone.

32 Kelly October 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I kinda funny how I found out about this website. I was playing POGO and I read someone was talking about the badges for a certain week. I asked them how they knew about the badges and they told me to go to Badge addicts. I went there and everytime I would read something it would say next to it found at Badgehungry.com. So I decided to try it out. So far I love it! Keep up the great work and have a great weekend all!

33 Terry October 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I aslo googled trivial pursuit answers and found badge hungry…. I stop in daily and love it!!

34 Cheryl5000 October 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I found this site because someone told me about it in a Pogo chatroom and I am very greatful that they sent me here.

You do an awesome job Lura and we all appreciate it.

35 pat October 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I too found BH from chatting in a game room and having one of your loyal fans recommend it. Now, I pass the info on in my own way when
others are looking for the best Popo Fan Site around!!!

While I am here, I was curious about exactly WHEN UK Pogo celebrates the start of their new day and when TP and CC switch to new puzzles. i I am trying to maximize my efforts on MnM badges for these two. Anyone who can answer, please reply for the Pacific zone, so I dont have to figure it out. Thanks in advance.

36 Indy October 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I also “heard” about this site about a year ago in a Pogo chat room. The participants in the coversation were actually making comparisons between other fan sites which were actually very interesting, listing why they liked one or the other. They were not bashing, just pointing out features one might have that the others didn’t. So I began my own search and settled on three sites I wanted to look at, which I still peek in on from time to time. But I can honestly say this is my favorite site by far and certainly the most user-friendly, as well as having the nicest bunch of posters around. There is certainly nothing I can say about the site and about Lura that hasn’t already been said. This site, as I’ve said before, is my favorite go-to site for all things Pogo. Fall has arrived in the Midwest and since this is my favorite season of the year, I’m enjoying the moderate daytime temps and cooler nights. Wishing everyone a super weekend and enjoy your Pogo time.

37 terry jackson October 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I was in spokey slots the other night,a player asked if badgehungry was for real.So i went looking for the site.I LOVE THIS SITE !!! It is up to date and has alot of useful information.Thank you for all of your hard work keeping the up to date.

38 jan October 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Candi, lol, I agree with you. I’m from the non-Olympic winning city too!
We have had the summer that wasn’t. Sure hope Mother Nature doesn’t compensate with another winter that is filled with above normal snow and below normal cold.

Lura, Sorry, I wasn’t trying to bash Badge addicts they just used to give you credit and mention your site when they got info from you and all of a sudden it stopped. I’m glad I saw the Badgehungry mentioned since I started stopping by after that.

My next badge is going to be Crossword Cove and it really does have to be done on Normal?

39 Amanda October 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I found BH when I was web searching for pogo tips. Since then I always check BH for the latest news before logging into pogo. Some habits are hard to break, lol. Thanks Lure for the great site and all your efforts to make it that way, and to all the post-ers for their great comments and tips!

40 Steph October 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I found badgehungry just like the norm in here it seems…. thru chat while playing a game…someone was talking about tracking your rank progress thru here and I thought I would check it out….. needless to say after that I was glued to this site and now I check it out everyday…. Thanks Lura for a wonderful site and for all you do for it…. KUDOS to you!!!!

41 Tee October 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Ok, so the answers for CC on this site is for hard level, is that right?

42 Lura October 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Tee: no, the clues and answers are the same no matter what level you decide to play on.

43 Ben October 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm

I found BH through a pogo forum. Not sure if I supposed to say which one so I won’t lol

44 Mike October 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm


I am new to Pogo and enjoy winning badges. I am (now) a stay at home dad with a small disabled child so I get some free time while he is sleeping.

I was curious if anyone knows often Pogo releases premium albums? Do they release them on a certain day when they do? How about mix-n-match badges, do they always release 12 new badges at the beginning of each month?


45 Wendi October 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Happy Friday everyone. I was very happy with the Halloween release, now I just have to figure out what to dress my mini as. In MN the temps have dropped and I think its officially fall now. I love fall, My favorite time of year. As how I found Badgehungry. I think I found either by searching online for Pogo stuff or I found it on another Pogo fan site. Funny thing is that I’d go on this site and another Pogo fan site everyday. now, I don’t even remember the last time I went into another Pogo fan site. Love Love Love this site

46 Trish October 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Lura…I already posted and I’m on my way out the door…but I’m in a playful mood today….So…….

N/M how we all found the site. The burning question of the day is: Will you be charging us BadgeHungry GEMS anytime soon for accessing the site??? lol

OK…I’m gone….HAG1 ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

47 Kat F. October 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Happy October All :)

I too found BH thru another site…since then haven’t looked back! Absolutely no need to, lol Lura and BH have everything I need.

It was probably ME everyone heard in chat talking about Lura and BH!! lol I praise and preach the virtues of this site EVERY chance I get! NOT KIDDING either! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen chatters say in chat that the links from the fansites would get you banned if you used them:( Can you believe that???? I was shocked and dismayed to even see that in print!!

So of course little ‘ol me HAD to set them straight! :) I sent them straight here, yes, HERE to the BESTEST fansite and Blog for Pogo…. news, new games coming soon, LEGAL token links, badge ranks/info and anything else they want to know about Pogo.

OOOHHHH!! I won!!! I won a 3-month membership from last Weekend’s Thread!! YAYYYYY me! lol lol Sorry I’ve not claimed it yet Lura…my puter’s been contrary and it’s been to the comp doc this week. But I’ll be taking care of that today. Thanks again!!

LOVED all the Halloweenie releases in the Mini-Mall. Can you believe I’ve NEVER bought any before?? Naturally, I had to make up for that oversite, didn’t I? Won’t tell you how much I spent, but it was tons!! Enjoyed every token and gem I spent too, hahaha

Well, sure hope everyone has a marvelous weekend. I will, because my hubby is FINALLY coming home!! He’s been away on a trip for over TWO WHOLE WEEKS and I’ve missed him terribly! Hurry up Saturday!! (giggle, blush, giggle some more)

Take care all, good luck in your games and stay safe.

Thank you Lura for this site and all that you do for us. :)

(((Hugs to ALL)))

Kat F.

48 Jakers October 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm

i think i found this site thru luras other site – bigfishgamer.com – was playing in bigfish and someone mentioned it — been at both ever since :)

gonna have to check out the halloween stuff in the mini mall.i never buy stuff but i think i will this time – my landladys fave holiday and wedding anny is halloweeen so im in the spirit lol

been cold here in maine lately – 50s to 60s for day some 30s for eves.some places up north here had !snow showers!

49 Lorraine October 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I found out about Badgehungry through a Google search. I can’t remember what I was searching for exactly. I always come here before I go to Pogo each morning and I check several times throughout the day for any new Pogo info. I love the fact that you have the answers for both Crossword Cove and Trivial Pursuit. I don’t know what I’d do without them. This is really an awesome site!

I’m really happy about the mini releases for Halloween. There are so many options…it’s hard to pick…lol.

50 April October 2, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I needed something other than the raggedy old note book to help me keep track of ranks in all games. That is when I found this site and it has lived up to it’s reputation and a whole lot more!

I wish all the Canadians the best in getting ready for Thanksgiving (October 12th). As per usual, I can see that Pogo has once again forgotten about us and our Thanksgiving.

Have a great weekend!

51 Tee October 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Thank you so very much for info, this website if part of my daily life, lol. I thank google for stumbling upon tis site, and thanks to you Lura for your hard work in helping us pogo addicts, lol

52 widow October 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm

happy weekend everyone!
i hate to be redundant, but i could’ve written kat’s post, almost, lol. i decided to find BH when i kept seeing it in chat. and yes, ppl sometimes say “it’s a cheat site, don’t go there”. i’ve even been told i might lose my pogo account if i do, lol. (and i agree w/ you that pogo appreciates rather than is unhappy about BH)… but my stubborness brought me here anyway…and it is a wonderful site!
while i seldom post, i, too, now recommend it quite often, especially to new(er) players wanting to *tokie up*. and when someone jumps me for doing so (last one called this a “spammer site” !?!), i calmly explain it is a legit site with token links, posts, etc. when the player returns to the room with their newly aquired token largesse, i sometimes even get a thank you, lol.
thank you again, Lura, for all you do for us, and your helpers also. hope Santa is verrrry good to you this year! yes, christmas is already lurking in the corner of my brain…which reminds me, absolutely loved the All Hallow’s Eve release, i don’t see how anyone at all could complain! started shopping before it was all even up! (got to checkout, and when mall page returned, there’d be more) and changed s/ns and went back for more and more! had as much fun putting things together as playing a game, lol.
that last sentence reminds me–when did s/ns become “nics”, as in nicknames?? i’m sooo behind the times, ;)

53 anne October 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I found badgehungry while looking for tips for pebble beach golf, by accident, and I love it, I am curious however about tokens for wednesdays that I keep seeing on the site, I have not seen it on Pogo home page and tried to play from the site you have and did not get any extra tokens or hints, ??? As for Halloween, I already dressed my mini and bought all that did not take gems to get, hate that, and hope all have a great Halloweenie with the kiddies.

54 Linda October 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Hi everyone.

I found this site when I did a search looking for help on a Pogo game. I’ve had it bookmarked since, and I check in every day!

I have a question about how mix & match badges work. I noticed Pogo gifted me 20 gems, I have never purchased any. I used them to ‘buy’ 2 on sale badges, one in Poppitt and the other in Trivial Persuit. I completed each (they gave I think 3000 tokens for achieving each challenge). I have since noticed that I could activate them again, but for a small token payout each time. Is this how they are supposed to work? In my badges it shows earned multiple times. How often can I reactivate? Thanks for your help in understanding mix & match badges.

55 Faith October 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Linda, you can activate a premium badge as often as you want. Each time your token count will go down until it gets to 0. Then you can still activate it, but won’t get any tokens. Premium badges are great to activate with a weekly challenge and get extra tokens doing 2 badges at the same time.

I, too, found BH through people chatting in games. Love it.

56 Dallie October 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Happy weekend all!

Chelle (10): My condolences..wishing October is much much better {hugs}.

Mmklima (11): Congrats if you’ve won any! Check the “Win Club Pogo From Subway” link that’s posted here and it will explain everything. I’ve won a few, and just in time, as my sub was about ready to get renewed. So yes, the passes are auto-activated after you’ve entered them onto your acct and they kick right in.

I had mini mall madness last night and went wild! I loved the selection! I shopped so long I made myself tired lol. Pogo did a great job with the release this season, so far the best I’ve seen, and FINALLY got that Sorceress costume that I missed it the first time ’round. Though currently I’m a very scary zombie..grraaagh.

I found BH either through uprip or addicts, not sure which back then. Besides the great info and peeps here, I’ve always appreciated the simplicity of navigating this site.

57 Sarah October 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I don’t know why, but I always do things differently than others. I found BadgeHungry before I found Pogo. I play a lot at Big Fish (Big Sea) games and would Big Fish Gamer to help me with difficult Ciphrase answers. There is a link there for BadgeHungry and after awhile I clicked on it to see what BadgeHungry was. I read a few things here and then decided to see what the big deal about Pogo was and within a few months was also hooked on Pogo. I’ve checked out other fan sites for Pogo as well and I’ve found this one to be the most helpful and friendly.

I checked out the mini mall for the Halloween releases and spend way too much there. They have a great selection and I had too much trouble trying to choose one or two items and just bought all I liked. It’s Halloween. We’re supposed to be having fun, right? LOL

Have a great weekend!

58 Tim October 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I just want to thank you again for a great site to find news about pogo and upcoming events. They should hire you to work for pogo, your great PR for there web site. I heard about this site through another site I had visited, I dont go to that site very much because of all the ads everywhere on there site. I love how active and nice the community is here and so very helpful. I just love how clean and nice the site is. Keep up the great job Lura.

59 Linda H October 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I am in Arizona and the weather is finally cooling down a little, mid to high 80’s. It’s been a long hot and dry summer. Morning and evenings are perfect right now.
I did go shopping at the Mini Mall this week, and am all ready for Halloween.

I found this site just a few months ago thru a Google search. I don’t remember what I was looking for but there was not much need in looking any further, everything is right here.
Good Luck to everyone and have a great weekend.

60 tigger October 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

sweetlove, if you purchased gems from another site other than pogo, then u been duped..

61 ANGEL October 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I actually found this web site doing a search for all the receipes in crazy cakes. i didnt want to play to 50 to get them. i found this web site and i fell in love the moment i clicked.

62 EdC October 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Happy weekend everyone!
I used to visit another fan site and they mentioned something like ‘thanks to badgehungry for finding this information!’ so I checked it out. I only come here now, much easier to navigate, people are nice, and it seems we get exclusive scoops here first.
As far as the subway promo…I took out my credit card info to make sure they would use the passes first. Now I get annoying emails once a week reminding me to update my account. Not to mention there is a permanent message on top of my pogo homepage reminding me as well!

63 StardustPlayer October 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I learned about BadgeHungry from Susan at clubpogopals.yuku.com, which is now Susan’s Fun House.

64 MomsBassetHound October 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm

For Pat #35 – It’s midnight in the UK when it’s 4pm pacific time.

For Mike #44 – The mix and match badges are now released on the 1st of each month….actually they come out the evening before, at 8pm eastern time. There is no set schedule for when premium badge albums are released. And there are limited edition badges that are released for holidays during the month, not on the 1st with the rest of them. You just need to check here b/c Lura announces when anything new is released :)

For Anne #53 – I had no problem getting my tokens from the link here, but you can also go to Pogo News and look on the right hand side of the page for the link to their Promotions page. The tips for tokens Wednesday link is there also. Remember that you have to actually enter a game room, and the tokens are only available from 8pm Tuesday to 8pm Wednesday….eastern time.


65 Bryan October 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Does anyone know why the UK 2 year anniversary badge looks shrunk in size? It might be just me lol , but I thought it would be bigger.

66 Bobbi October 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Hi Everyone and happy weekend. Havent seen this posted here yet, but if it was sorry and just ignore me. Coming on October 7 thru November 4 there will be a SUPER CHALLENGE to win a Autumn Harvest Super Badge. We will have to win 12 challenge badges between those days, can be Personal, Weekly or Premium challenges from our albums.
Take care all and thanks for this site Lura, keep up the good work.

67 Lura October 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Bobbi: check this nifty page out!



68 adeliegerbers October 2, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Hi All,
Boy I must be behind the times. I never even thought about using google. I learned about this wonderful site from Pogo chat. Glad I took the chance. Now I am the one telling everyone to check this site out. I just play whatever game I am in the mood to play and do not keep track of my ranks (I think several people just gasped at that comment – lol).

Since I found this site, I don’t play Pogo as much. I can spend hours a day reading the comments and learning so much from everyone!! I am leaving for MD in the morning and where I am staying does not have internet. If I heard that last year I would have been crying from Pogo withdrawals…now all I can think is….what am I going to do without my daily fixes from this site!!!! OH NO…NO BadgeHungry for a week – how cruel.

Have a wonderful weekend all. God Bless.

69 Jessica October 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I love this site ! It is informative and UP TO DATE. The “other” site has come to commercial and it doesn’t look like it has been updated for a while…so I gave up going there and check on this one.
Are they going to add a rank to the Spooky Slots? Or will we be missing it for another year?
Keep up the great work !

70 nessa October 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I didn’t really found Badgehungry but a friend of a friend was sending him the daily trivial answers , she copied them on a e-mail and send them to my friend and my friend sent them to me, one day she got tired of copying the answers and she sent the link so my friend sent the link to me . At first I didn’t even bother to watch the site I just “used” the trivial answers but one day I clicked Home and Voila!!! I found the greatest site ever, I have to say that since then im a Badgehungry addict as much as I am a Pogo addict, I even come here first everyday and read all that is new before going to to Pogo .
As for this years Halloween stuff at the mini mall, don’t talk me about it !!!!! LOL I spent 145,000 tokens in 10 mins plus some gems lol I loved it all and couldn’t stop I just had to have it all.
And finally thanks a lot to all those who answered about my jigsaw detective question 2 weeks ago, helped me a lot.

71 nephthys October 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I LOVED the mini mall release! I bought EVERY token item I did not have save for one… I ended up spending over 160,000 tokens! I also liked that most of the items were for tokens and not for gems. The gem items were nice, but with so many excellent token items I did not feel the need to buy them.

I found Badge Hungry through Badge Addicts (like a lot of people it seems…) Badge Addicts was mentioned by some people in chat (do not remember what game) and I eventually ended up over here. I do not go to Badge Addicts anymore :)

Love this site ^-^

72 PetalmaneBaku October 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Google :)

73 donna m October 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I found the link to the badge tracker at another fan site wayyyyyyyy long ago and one day i noticed there was a blog and started checking it out. Now i visit both sites daily lol. And the badge tracker I use every day almost it seems. Thanks Lura great job!

74 fier666 October 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I found BH one day I was checking out peoples profiles in a eoom and this guy had the website with a name behind it so I tryed it an dit didnt work, so alas I took off the name and took me to the main BH page and I pretty much have been addicted ever since, even thou the wife doesnt really like me coming here shrugs doesnt bother me she doesnt know what shes missing lol and now qhwn I see people asking for help or what ever I tell tyhem they must come here its the best fan site around not just because Lura is so awesome but because its kinda like a family yeah you dont always agree with what other people say or do but what family is like that im disabled now so Pogo my kids and BH is about all I do anyways Everyone that contributes some kind of information to Lura allows her and the site to be such the success it is today, now I prepose these questions to Lura…….

Did you ever see at any point , that your site would be as big and wonderful as it is today.

and Where do you see the site in 1 to 5 years down the road

also I have a suggestion or a idea for your site if you take them under consideration, what about have a guest writer write articles or threads I guess you call them about diffrent games or anything for that matter I guess anyways just a idea product of being in a good mood and tooo tooo much coffee lol maybe my new kittie put some cat nip in my coffee haha have a good weekend Lura

75 fier666 October 2, 2009 at 11:30 pm

opps forgot to ask if anyone has any hints to do the Yahtzee Party badge where I need to get 4 yatzees with 4s

76 sweetlove October 3, 2009 at 12:28 am

tigger # 60
no i didn’t go thru another site i went thru pogo they have different payment options and i clicked money order because my card is maxed and i wanted to get the 10th anniversary limited edition badge and the rest limited ones when they come up untill my card down.

77 likestofish October 3, 2009 at 12:33 am

I found BadgeHungry from a friend that told me about the badge tracker….I used the badge tracker for a long while and never had searched out the whole site..and one day I started looking around the different links here and to my surprize I found so much more than the tracker. My friend found the site from her club.

#25 Kayenta Jane
How did you miss the snow ….I had snow but it didn’t stay long but the cold has…..I also live in northern Utah.

78 nephthys October 3, 2009 at 1:14 am

fier: When I have a badge like that to do… I just always go for a yahtzee with whatever numbers It has to be (in your case, 4′s) Do not worry about getting a good score and just go for those yahtzee’s!

79 Wendy October 3, 2009 at 2:24 am

Happy October everyone !!
I have been eagerly awaiting the Halloween Mini items and they did
not disappoint. :) I plan to have a different mini for each day in this,
my favourite month. lol
I have two badges left to complete my 2008 album, and they are
cribbage and pinochle. OY !! After reading the directions, trying to
play, re-reading, trying again, I just am not getting either one.
Does anyone have any tips to offer?

80 nessa October 3, 2009 at 3:02 am

fier66 #75
Play in a Wild Mode room and, unless u care a lot about ur score, look for the yahtzee every round…if u have one 4 on ur first roll go for it, thats how i got mine, gl

81 Pegelee October 3, 2009 at 5:21 am

I was in a game room and read chats about this website and decided to see what it was all about and I liked what I saw. Don’t use the other site anymore. I am here to stay at Badgehungry….THIS SITE ROCKS!!!!!

82 donna m October 3, 2009 at 6:41 am

fier you just always save fours every roll and play with wilds. It shouldn’t take long that way. I got a badge like that with 2s i think and got them quickly doing it that this way

83 KathyZ October 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

Has anyone noticed a glitch in Trivial Pursuit? Every once in awhile, they will have the answer printed twice. They are both spelled the same. You have a 50/50 chance on whether or not you will choose the correct one. Am I the only one it happens to?

84 tigger October 3, 2009 at 9:18 am

wendy, i love pino, what is the challenge?

85 Mamabear October 3, 2009 at 10:17 am

Good morning, happy weekend and welcome to Fall!!! I was in Monopoly Slots chatting when a gal told me to come to BH b/c it was so much better than BA, so I came over and found more tokkies than at the other site and the rest is history. I love how everything is organized so neatly. I don’t comment too often, but do read almost everyday and check back a couple times to see if there’s anything new going on. And I always tell ppl to come here for the latest and best info too and I always get a TY. TY Lura for such a FANtastic site. I’m off to buy out the mini mall :)

Sue #17 I’m from western PA and I don’t like this cold weather one bit and am not even ready to see the white stuff. Keep saying I’m going to become a snowbird and visit all my Pogo friends till Spring is here.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

86 jan October 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

I’ll help with pinochle. Let me know here if you are interested and we can set it up.

87 Lorraine October 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

I found this site when looking for answers for chess and I love it. I am not one for communicating on web sites and I am computer illiterate but I am learning. Have been married for 49yrs and hubby is very ill so I am not out much and pogo has been a lifeline for me and now I have found this site and I go to it when I first go online of the mornings and my horizon has been broadened. LOL I really enjoy reading and learning from everyone who comments. Keep it up…

88 DebbieSLP October 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

I found this site doing a google search for tips on Poppit strategy. Kathy Z, I play Trivial Pursuit about every day and I haven’t seen duplicate answers yet.

I appreciate this site very much.

Is there anyone else here who does not spend cash for badges or gems, and only plays the weekly and personal badges? I wish you could choose two or three personal badges each week. Three only lasts me a couple days. Oh well, I guess that’s their plan!

89 MomsBassetHound October 3, 2009 at 11:01 am

Wendy – I can help with both of the badges – email me thru Pogo.
MomsBassetHound is my ID. Suz

90 Penny October 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

I was wondering if there had been any tips on how to reach the 5th goal in Lottso Express.
Have a great weekend everyone

91 Faith October 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

Kathy Z, yes I have had that happen to me a number of times….so annoying. I have 2 accts., and it isnt always the first choice or second choice each time on the same day. :(

92 Another Susan October 3, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I found this wonderful place searching for Pogo blogs on Google in 2007. Its been fun to watch it evolve. I have Badge Hungry saved in my bookmarks in a folder called Daily Must Read.

I cant tell you how much I appreciate all the hard work that goes into making Badge Hungry a top notch site.

93 tigger October 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

im willing to help anyone as well…found this site through a pogo room and hooked ever since!

94 cat3127 October 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm

KathyZ #83 yes that happens to me all the time.
I heard about badgehungry in tp chat couple months ago.

95 sassy October 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Hi everyone–

A friend in a pogo fan club told me about Badge Hungry and so I took a look and for a long time was checking out this site and the other one…still check the other one from time to time, but this one is so clean and concise and easy to manuever and informative..TY.
A couple of weeks ago, I too had double answers in TP and of course picked the wrong one…lol. eww.
I have no idea what badge tracker is and have never used it…oops…lol. In my head, they are all out there in la-la-land. and when I hit a badge, wow, how exciting and what a surprise!
A friend told me about a yr and half ago about the chess moves, but John beat me to them…lol, go John!
I tried doing the Jigsaw Detective thing with switching levels on the last piece and it threw me back to beginning of puzzle…obviously doing something wrong and now I can’t find the tip…could someone repeat it please..thank you.
Tried looking under the ranks and it wasn’t there…
This is definitely a daily stop for me…ty again.

96 Dawn October 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Penny (#90): i found that going for the “mega lottso” card is the best chance of adding up your points to make it to the 5th goal because most of the time u get to go over the board again if u get the replay icon it is also bigger than the “super lottso” board which gives u a better chance to score more points gl!! hope this helps :)

97 Dawn October 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

oh ya i forgot to ask if anyone knows the release date of the next premium album???

98 Lura October 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Dawn: the next album should be released sometime this month.

I’m having a really busy weekend so I’m sorry if I can’t personally get to the questions that have been asked here that haven’t been answered yet. I really appreciate those of you who are chiming in to answer questions while I’m afk. :)

99 Pat October 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

To Wendy–glad to help with either cribbage or pinochle at mamanana4a.
I too have 2 more pcs and I will be finished–rated backgammon and rated dominoes…GL with yours too. That leaves me with a thought for a weekend thread–what games do you save for last and what makes ya avoid em (lol)…? With me, is waiting for a rated game room to fill.

Been working on my MnM off and on. Think they put in quite a few that are not “harder”, but, more time intensive, so taking me longer than usual. Still got 3 left.

Tried to load the new mini mall, pulled site up for new releases. Then I walked to corner store…and it never loaded, after 30 minutes. I figured I needed to empty cache, disc cleanup and defrag, which I did. Then, heard from others that at peak time, they couldnt get in…Was it me or are we getting clogged on pogo?

Anyway, going to celebrate fall with Oktoberfest activites. So have a good ole Oom Pa Pa Day all.

100 Penny October 3, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Dawn#96 thank you so much for the tip it’s working better for me now

101 Carolyn October 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Wendy (79): with Cribbage the easiest way to teach is to make 15′s, runs and pairs. If you need help you can email me at pogo – creeeepnl7eeeath.

I found this most wonderous site by reading chat in pogo and never looked back. Each time i open a new tab on my browser i have my 9 most visited sites and this, of course, is #1!!

102 Kat F. October 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Happy Saturday,

I just had to post this little story for Kathy Z….I ran into the same problem you had TWICE and wrote to Customer Service BOTH TIMES!!

Had a different experience each time too, lol The first was much more pleasant than the second! With the first, I got my tokens and a little more added to my account. True, it did take two weeks for them to act, but it was worth the wait.

In the second instance, the “Support” Person “helping” wouldn’t credit me a tokie one. Well of course I wouldn’t let that stand!! I sent him the info from the first Support Ticket for his consideration. After TWO WEEKS, he finally awarded me 1K tokies and still I wouldn’t let that stand because I’d been assured that the problem had been fixed!!

So AGAIN, I wrote back and said NO WAY was this fair, it wasn’t MY FAULT that the game was still broken!! lol In the end, he credited me a few more thousand and, GET THIS: HE TOLD ME “NOT TO PLAY THE GAME ANYMORE”!!!! Can you believe that???

Needless to say I was shocked!! A Pogo Customer Service Rep telling a Player NOT to play a Game?? ROFL What does that say?? I won’t even begin to tell you what I think, lol

Anyway, Kathy Z. If I were you, I’d write in and fuss!! Let them know, like I did, that you KNOW others have had this EXACT same problem numerous times and it’s NOT RIGHT that this is still happening. Who knows?? You may be compensated? With how much, is anyone’s guess, hahaha But DO NOT settle for the little dab they will first offer you, because you really lose alot by missing even one question, because by the end of the week, you will have lost thousands!!

Hope my muliple experices with this problem helps you Kathy Z., sorry I got so long winded there, lol But that’s what I do best, ROFL (grin, grin)

OH BOOO!! Hubby isn’t coming home til Monday or Tuesday. I’m SO disappointed :(

Good luck in your games, TC, and stay safe everyone. :)

(((Hugs to ALL)))

Kat F.

103 laura October 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm

have a question the pursuit badge it says daily or calender for 4 can u do that instead of waiting to do 2 puzzles A DAY TY

104 ELL October 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Hi all First to sassy you change to hard just after you put in the last piece. This used to get you credit for doing it on hard and help you advance quicker but they seemed to have fixed that however it does give you higher tokens for time bonus if you still do this you will get more tokens per puzzle. A friend of mine on Pogo told me I could find trivia answers on this site and I jumped at the chance seeing I am really terrible at that game and I have been here ever since. I just love this site and it is my first stop every morning.

105 Paint October 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Somebody mentioned this site when there was a weekly challenge in Trivial Pursuit. I’m sure glad they had a trivia challenge so there were more people playing & talking in that game than usual; normally people don’t chat in Trivia.
KathyZ, they have answers printed twice every once in a while and one is the correct answer & the other is incorrect.
sweetlove, I think I would be calling Pogo on the phone and asking them about it.

106 fier666 October 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm

thank you all who replyed to my question it helped me alot and I got the badge

107 fier666 October 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I also have that problem in TP lol but I always thought I accidently hit the wrong anwser

108 Kathy P. October 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Chelle #10-My condolences. You sound like a very strong woman. Hang in there. You are in my prayers.

Trish #14-I agree with 100% you about Lura.

KathyZ #83-Yes! Its happened to me a few times.

Kat F. #102 Thanks for the info. I will try that the next time.

I found B.H. through POGO chat. I used to follow another fan site, but found this to be such a much better site, more informative. Dont even use the other site anymore. THANKS Lura!! (Not bashing just being truthful)
What I also love about this site is, as Lura says, there is always someone who chimes in with an answer if Lura cant get to it right away.

I found another minor glinch in Monopoly Slots. After playing for awhile POGO will deduct 25 tokens after so many plays. Sometimes it continues up to 100 tokens per session. I dont care about the tokens, but it irks me that POGO would do something like that.

109 AnotherJan October 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Yes, I noticed a few times where there are two of the same answers in Trivial Pursuit. Sometimes I get lucky and pick the right one, and other times not so lucky. I dont worry about picking the wrong one and losing some tokens. With the answers I get from this site, I get a LOT more tokens than if I tried to play the game on my own.

I found out about Badge Hungry while playing Tri-Peaks Solitaire and since then I come here every day (sometimes more) to get the latest and greatest from Lura.


110 Indy October 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I am just exhausted – Just came back from my Halloween shopping trip to the Mini Mall. Whewww I have lots of shopping bags to unload – stocked up on tons of mini items for Halloween – my favorite holiday of all. Going to go soak my feet and rest a bit and then need to get busy winning more tokens to replenish what I spent today. Have a booootiful day all.

111 Zigg October 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

A long time friend on pogo told me about this site. Now I spend more time on here than the other site who prides on badge help, etc. (a site to remain nameless) since they started putting up ads all over their pages. THANKS Lura for a great site and an easy place to talk about pogo!

112 baby October 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm

ok. so tips for tokens on wednesdays isnt working. i only got to play 5 games last week that paid out. the other 5 didnt. so this past wed i tried again didnt get anything….any one else having this problem???

113 likestofish October 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm

To DebbieSLP #88
Yes, I play only the weekly badges and dont pay for badges or gems.
I guess there are two of us now that are not keeping pogo rich.

114 nancy lemke October 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm

one night i was playing a game on pogo and someone mentioned badge hungry…so i checked it out and here i am!. i enjoy coming here to see whats going on and whats new. a terrific site. thanks

115 Gladys October 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Hi Lura and all, This is the greatest site and Lura YOU are doing a fabulous job with it. Thank you so much for the 6 month pass , I helped my sister out by giving it to her.Im in here everyday looking to what you have to say next. Ive even told my sister and friend about badgehungry.

116 Trishy October 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

A friend of mine told me about this site. But when she told me she told me hush hush no one is supposed to know about this site. Is this true? I cant imagine Pogo not knowing about this site.

117 kathleen October 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

yes i found this site in a chat room….now if anybody ask where is the best place to go …i send them here…..you rock Lura

118 Wendy October 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Wow!! Thank you so much for the all of the offers of assistance.
You guys rock! Hopefully I can help someone with a badge too.
I’ve not played any rated games before but I can sure give it a try –
obviously I wouldn’t be concerned about my rating being adversely affected,lol.

119 GameGrrrrllll October 3, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Hi Lura. Great site you have here. I discoverd it when I noticed someone with your badge tracker in her siggie at another site. Your up to the minute reporting on Pogo goings on is fabulous. I really enjoy your weekend open threads.

To DebbiSLP #88 and likestofish #113 you can add me to your club. I have been a Pogo club member since Dec’03 and have no desire to pay for gems. I do have 50 in my collection from freebies and acct updates.

120 KayentaJane October 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm

For #77 Likestofish,

I missed the snow by the luck of having my house lower on the mountain than those unlucky folks who got the snow. Nevertheless, the commute into work that morning was hellish to put it nicely. Why does everyone forget how to drive in bad weather over the summer? It’s not like the nasty weather is never coming back… I’d better stop now before I get on a rant about idiots behind the wheel.

121 Wendy October 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Sorry,Tigger I forgot to say that the challenges are:
Cribbage ~ Win nine 121 point games and
Pinochle~ Win 5,000 tokens

122 mmklima October 3, 2009 at 10:33 pm

The “tips for Wednesday” tokens worked for me.

I did them in the middle of the afternoon. But a friend of mine tried in the evening and didn’t get any of the tokens.

I think someone at POGO left at 5:00 (pacific time) and flipped a switch and turned that function off. LOL

123 MomsBassetHound October 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

For baby #112 – Tips for Tokens says Wednesday but the tokens are actually available from 8pm eastern time on Tuesday until 8pm eastern time on Wednesday…..that’s 5pm for people on the west coast.

Try doing the 10 games on Tuesday evenings and you shouldn’t have a problem.


124 tigger October 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm

wendy id b very glad to help u with both, tiggerlicious196 is my pogo name and id b glad to help anyone here

125 jan October 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Pogomail me for Pinochle, Nashira792. I stay away from chat but would be happy to help with that badge. It goes fairly quickly.

126 Melissa October 4, 2009 at 3:04 am

I can’t really recall how I found this site, but I think it was through Badge Addicts, when people had links to this site or somebody mentioned it. In otherwords, I can’t recall, but I can’t say I have been disappointed and have really enjoyed the site since.

Keep up the great work, Lura!

127 Lura October 4, 2009 at 7:51 am

If anyone was wondering: the site was down for a little while earlier this evening due to an outage at the datacenter. Everything is (obviously) back up and should remain up now. :)

Andrew: that’s what the weekend open thread is for. Feel free to start side conversations about anything you want that’s Pogo-related. :) There is never a “theme”, just the question which serves as a prompt for those who can’t think of anything else to chat about. No worries.

128 Brenda October 4, 2009 at 9:51 am

I was playing in a game and 2 people were telling each other how they loved BH and I asked about it. One of them told where I could find it, and ever since I just come here. I have deleted other ones as I don’t need them, (not bashing them, just don’t need to go there anymore)
I love this sight and love to read all the peoples interest and many that have helped me (not knowing ) how to get through games I would have never played before except through weekly challenges.
Lura, I thank you for what you do for us, you are a blessing with all that you do. I know it has to take a great deal of your time to run this sight but I really do appreciate you.

129 Bob October 4, 2009 at 10:58 am

Hi all; I found this site when one of my friends told me about it, with all the offers of free tokens. So I gave it a try and have been hooked ever since. I do the challengers for three people (myself, my daughter & a very close friend who works and doesn’t have the time to devote to most challengers). When I saw the list of free token offers I did each and every one that I could for ALL three of us and got well over 110,000 tokens for each of us. This is first each day & i bring up Trivial Pursuit First thing then double browse for all three of us. (It’s the GREATEST sit ever!!!!)

I think it was this past June 2009 when POGO offered 1000 tokens per day for the whole month if you visited a certain game. Well needless to say I was doing it when all of a sudden the offer was pulled down. I filed a complaint with customer service, and they came back and said it was scheduled to stop on the 18 th of JUNE. I continued the issue and told them that they were wrong to do that and that they should credit each and every registered POGO subscriber 1000 tokens per day to cover the twelve remaining days of the month. This went back and forth with them for about a week, when all of a sudden they sent me a reply staing that they were sorry for any inconvenience, and had awarded me 1,000,000 tokens for my troubles.

130 kiki October 4, 2009 at 11:41 am

sorry for the double post, but does anyone remember which (if any) games pogo changes up for halloween? they did poppit show last year, and they used to add halloween candy to sweet tooth before they updated it (not since, i don’t think). weren’t there others?

131 Tim October 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

I saw someone chatting about this site while doing crossword cove. I do not use the solutions to trivial pursuit and crossword cove because that takes away the challenge and thus the fun of those two games for me. And heaven knows i need to excercise the gray matter as much as possible now that i am retired. Helps ward off Alzheimers they say. lol.

However I love reading the weekend thread and all the great hints, especially on games that I play only to acquire a badge. I must say this is one of the best moderated and organized sites of this type that I have ever visited.


132 Ken October 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Used to go badge addicts like every one else I see has done. Wife told me about BH from some body at she works with. BA is good, but this site is more player friendly. LOVE IT

133 Andrew October 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Google search. I’ve visited here before and gotten lots of helpful advice. GREAT SITE! BEST EVER MODERATOR! FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE!

Got a question though. Maybe u could make it a thread. Just WHY do people buys Gems? Pogo has strayed so far from it’s origins and gotten so money hungry. It seems grossly unfair to bleed people WITHOUT THE RESOURCES … just to feed an addiction. In real life you wouldn’t help a junkie or alcoholic by giving them more booze or drugs. Games are no different. They are preying on the weak and it’s gotta STOP!!!

I’d like to start a movement to see Pogo hand out more free gems AND increase the # of personal challenges. If more people stopped buying gems…it could very well happen. Let’s beat them at their own GAME!

Sorry I shot off at a tangent there….but it’s been bothering me for a very long time. Thanks for listening y’all.

134 william October 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Just love this site, and hope I do not get any feedback from POGO for typing this web site in rooms for others to win pogo passes from Subway?
By the way today being last day and tired of making emails with family members for subway site, I topped out at 60 X 3 mo. passes thats 15 years of free pogo, so now I have to go to basement when looking at my account of all the added memberships I won. lol
P.S. Love Pogo, badgehungry, and wont leave you out either Lura

135 Katie October 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Hello and Happy October to all the fellow Pogo & Badgehungry fans! Just wanted to thank you, LURA, for such a wonderful site!!!! I absolutely LOVE it and have told several of my Pogo friends who now visit regularly and love it, too. I appreciate your thoroughness on the posts and threads; you are FANTASTIC! I love that this site is up to date not just by the day, but often by the MINUTE!!! I initially came here for the free token offers after hearing about you on another site, but now I come at least once a day for the Trivial Pursuit Answers, the intelligent and helpful helpful tips you and fellow Pogoers post, and all the little secrets you seem to know about EVERYTHING POGO!! Thank you so much for your obvious dedication and hard work! Everyone HAVE FUN decorating your minis in the festive Halloween garb, and ENJOY! Happy Pogoing!!! Katie

136 william October 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm

A answer for Andrew,
I have emailed and telephoned POGO many times and suggested that for wins and prizes they should GIVE more gems to be offered in some challenge games, I have suggested to POGO that if they offered as prizes such as being given a chance to win FREE Memberships and Gems along with jackpots and badges that it would be more incentive and would likely gather more club pogo members from those that play but are not members.

Lura, I hope you make this topic for a weekend thread sometime to see how others feel about that?

137 Mamabear October 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Good afternoon everyone, hope you’re having a great day. I have a question, I just clicked on the most recent free tokens and it said that I was given 5000 tokens but when I checked my total it hadn’t changed, so I came back and clicked on it again and expected it to say that I’d already received the tokens, but it told me that I’d gotten 5000 tokens, but my total still hasn’t changed. Anybody else experiencing the same problem? It’s not a big deal but curious. Well back to Pogo, football and racing :)

138 Dallie October 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Andrew, so right, it is an addiction. I remember saying to myself, “No way am I buying gems”. Now, I need an intervention. I spent 150,038 tokens and 152 gems on this Halloween’s release. My creative side screamed “FEED ME!”
It’s all sorts of mini-narcissism if you think about it lol

139 Trish October 4, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hey Lura … hope u have more breathing space today….a Moderator’s job is never done!!!

Andrew I couldn’t have said it better myself!!! Both you and William are right on the money … it’s highway robbery and pogo’s getting away with it.

I third (since Bill’s already seconded)…lol Andrew’s proposition. Let’s make it a thread and see how it goes.

I’ve said it so many times…but….SIGH….gotta say it again… Luv ya hon!!! lol

140 fier666 October 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Sorry Andrew I disagree making games and mini items and badges is very very very time consuming they put in very long hours I buy the gems because I like the extras they do, noone is putting a gun to peoples head’s and making them pay for Pogo if you have a problem paying for it then maybe you should take a step back and JUST dont play if you cant afford it, Just because some people are irresponsible is not Pogo’s fault they provide a serivice remember the extras are just that extra’s you dont have to buy them,
m very happy with paying for gems, and the membership I do the same thing with the xbox 360 and there points, now if pogo could team up with xbox man that would be fun since they have games like peggle and bejeweled wouldnt be to hard to port alot of the other games

and for the person having trouble with the tokens and tips on wesndays if all the rooms are full there is a small button underneath it that will allow you to pick a room you still will get credit for going into a diffrent room, although I havnt had any trouble with them as far as not getting them on the first week I tryed to get into a room and didnt see the small button to pick your own room so I waited a couple hours and tryed it then I seen the button lol guess I shouldnt have had one eye closed lol

141 fier666 October 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

oh and Mamabear try refreshing you browser that should make them appear

142 Carolyn October 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I do agree that pogo seems to have gone way overboard with the gems. Most of the back grounds i found for halloween were gems. While i do spend only $20 a month on gems (if i have used them all) i refuse to use gems for the mini mall.

143 Andrew October 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Lura I apologize for detracting from this week’s theme with my thoughtless comment. I’ve noticed a few people have already responded and if you’ll indulge me I’d just like to reiterate something….

Fier666 I agree with you completely….freedom of choice extends even to Pogo. However, if you’ll read closely I said for PEOPLE WITHOUT THE RESOURCES …. I’ve personally heard people down to their last dollar scrounging for a way to come up with the $1.99 for min. gems. Now THAT’S sad!!! I have no problem at all with people that can afford it buying the gems. After all we all play Pogo games for different reasons and there is a considerable segment of the game playing population that is homebound for one reason or another.

It was my hope when I made the comments that Pogo would strike a happy medium and come up with a way to keep EVERYONE happy.

Ty Lura for permitting me to speak yet again. Hope what’s left of the weekend goes well for you and everyone!

144 tigger October 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm

andrew i buy gems because i want to, i think thats why people do that lol…and some people are disabled, so they cannot get outta the house, so for most, pogo is all they have..and fier666 i agree wholeheartedly!!!just do not buy them if u feel that way..

145 vibirdlady October 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm

mamabear #136 I just had the same problem with the free tokens from Home Depot not showing up. Will keep tryin.
Found this site from someone in First Class Solitaire room that was telling someone she knew to go get her free tokens.
Thanks to all on here for Great help in getting badges, and to Lura for this site. Keep it coming!!

146 tigger October 4, 2009 at 7:53 pm

andrew, even if ppl scrounge their last dollars for pogo, its because they cannot get out, they live on ssi, i know i live on ssi..i can get out somewhat, but not totally..its their choice if they want to scrounge for pogo money, its not pogo putting a gun to their heads…

147 Paul October 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I found this great site (thanks Lura) like most of you, from Badge Addicts. After seeing credit going to this site for lots of their scoops, I had to check it out and never looked back.

To Andrew and others, I am glad that Pogo has found ways to increase revenue with out increasing the membership fee. The more others spend on gems and download games, the less likely they will increase the annual membership.

This also allows you to controls how much you want to spend on your Pogo experience. If I only want to spend $40 a year for Pogo, I can, and I think that is a great value.

148 Chelle October 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Thank you so much Dallie (56) and Kathy P (108). I truly appreciate your kind words. October is already a hundred times better! :]

149 Andrew October 4, 2009 at 8:30 pm

“ANDREW” jst got back from a nice afternoon out and jst in time it seems to have the last word….LOL.

Tigger so very sorry to hear about your condition. If you’ll read both my posts you’ll see I covered jst about everything/everyone (in a nutshell of course) on the subject. I guess I’m jst a bleeding heart and feel bad for those among us who are not financially privileged to do as they please and forced to a point of desperation to feed an addiction. I’m NOT BLAMING anyone or even POGO…jst stating an observation, please understand that.

Lura could we PLEASE do a thread on this…I’m sure we’ll hear more interesting viewpoints in a nice, polite setting without the PERSONAL SLUGFESTS that are the norm at other sites.

Ty as always Lura….and u 2 all my fellow BH post–ers. Have a good work week!

150 fier666 October 4, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Andrew its all good, sometimes being consumers we get one dementional(I know I know you spell bound perfectionists I cant spell worth crud lol) in otherwords we look at things from just our perspective and not the company’s or there shareholders and on and on in all your right there are people out there that are on fixed incomes I am disabled but im lucky enough that I put my wife thru lpn school before I decided to get myself hurt on any given day i spend maybe at the most 20 mins to 30 mins outside and thats just to walk my kids to school do I thik 40 dollars a year for a game site I spend more time on then most normal people do at there jobs heck yeah no where could I get that kinda entertainment so when I buy gems for me personally its like giving Pogo a tip for being the best game site and thank you for the hundreds of hours a month I spend there do I think everyone should buy gems prolly not if its going to be a toss up of food on the table or gems or Pogo for that matterI love Pogo dearly but if my kids have empty stomachs then theres no way I could sleep at night knowing that thankfully for my wife I dont have to cough get 15 free years of Pogo but thats another story for a diffrent day
no hard feelings Andrew

151 fier666 October 4, 2009 at 8:51 pm

oh yeah I forgot anyone see the new Pogo Puppies on Facebook there cute and its a fun little facebook feature

152 MomsBassetHound October 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

The tokens from Home Depot are not being added into my account total either. It’s the first time that has ever happened to me. I will keep trying though :)
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!!

153 Michelle October 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I found this site a few months bac using a search engine and have never looked back, everyone here is so helpful and Lura you are the best!!!

My open thread advice this week is in regards to poppit.

If you remember a couple of weeks back when we had the win 100 games on level 2 Mbpmorris posted information on a “glitch” in the game to allow really fast wins and rank progress.

I have discovered the “glitch” also works for releasing prizes badges.

Example I was working on the Stumpy McDeal prize badge i played until i found a stumpy and then used the “glitch”, I had the badge in no time.

Pretty useful if you’re working on the release 4000 prizes or 500 frogs ughhhhhh they were so long.

154 Lura October 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I’ve got to say, it’s been another fantastic weekend open thread! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Come back next weekend to talk about gems, gems, and more gems! (Let’s hope I remember!!!)

155 Cyrabi October 4, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Hi all, happy Fall! The leaves are starting to turn, people are starting to pick apples, and the days are getting shorter. I think I found this site through another site. I tried this site earlier but it must have been down and I thought I might not be able to leave a comment in time, I love reading all the threads. ;)

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