Weekend Open Thread

September 10, 2010 · 170 comments

Pogo Mini Snapshot: Having a Howlin' Good Time!Happy Weekend Everyone!

First of all, I’d like to give a big shout-out to everyone who’s been sending in free token offers, promotions, news, and rumors this week. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Keep ‘em coming — you truly are what makes this site great!

Ro wrote in with this week’s discussion topic: stats! Do you keep track of your stats in Pogo games? Will you sacrifice your stats to earn a badge? How important are stats to you? Let us know in a comment below!

As usual, there’s no such thing as off-topic in the weekend open thread. Feel free to also use this thread to discuss anything Pogo-related that didn’t fit in anywhere else this week.

See you in the comments!

Filed under: weekend open threads

1 Lady_Greybird September 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Hi All. Fairly New to this site and am enjoying all the different segments of it. I would like to know how persons qualify for “”surveys”” I love doing surveys and of course getting small prizes always makes me happy. I see it mentioned several times and am curious to know more about it.

2 MomsBassetHound September 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I keep track of my ranks, but rarely care about win percentage in a game. But unless I really dislike a game I play it like I normally would when going for a badge. There are a couple of exceptions….using power ups in a game where I normally don’t, and doing blackouts in bingo.

About the only game where I was concerned about my stats was bowling. Once I figured out how to get a JP every game I was tempted to clear my stats and start over. But then they said that they were going to add ranks, which they never did, and I didn’t want to start over.

Overall I would have to say that my stats mean very little.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

Suz

3 AFrocks2001 September 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Happy Weekend all! Hope you had a nice week with the new Clue episodes and Battleship badge and of course weekly badges grrrr shuffle bump lol

It depends on the game if i care about stats. FCS forget it lol that game will always have bad stats! But i like my stats in Poppit and Payday Freecell. So those two i try to keep it up. Other than that I don’t care much about stats except to see where I am in ranks.

Happy bday, anniversary and any other special day coming up for anyone this week.

Sherri

4 Ardenwolfe September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I track my ranks for the basic badges, but otherwise I pay no attention to stats.

5 Ann82744 September 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

No, stats not important to me at this time, later I may regret not keeping them up…

HELP!! I cannot access my msgs. It says I have some but when I click on it, it does nothing , and I cannot connect with pogo to see if they know whats going on. So if you sent me a message I am not being rude and not responding.
Thanks for gifts and get well wishes, am feeling some better.

Ann II

6 wheatonmom44 September 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I still kinda worry about my stats…Was trying to rank up in Addiction Solitaire and at the same time have nice looking stats. Talked to a few people in there who do not care about stats and said you can NOT care about them if you want to rank up. Get you little buddies and hit new game…it make me shudder so I quit playing. LOL.

I do now realize that as you get higher in ranks you may need to forget about your stats and use all the tricks and help you can to rank out. I guess I do not check players stats and I doubt if they are checking mine.

Not to bring up an old subject but I am very disappointed that the “rave” background is STILL there and has not been changed. That one does upset me for personal reasons and I am frustrated by the lip service they gave us and the lack of action on their part. I am going to be writing to them and complaining about them not following through.

Do they think they can just bury it a little deeper with some new items on top and we will not notice?

Have a great fall weekend and enjoy some coolness at long last.

7 wheatonmom44 September 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I just noticed that my help section at the top of my home page is gone. Anyone else have this missing? I was going to search there as to where to write my complaint to and it has vanished…….very interesting.

Any ideas?

8 MomsBassetHound September 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Lady Greybird #1 – The qualifications for the surveys are different. You can find more info by going to Pogo News and clicking on the link for “Earn Free Pogo Gems” on the right hand side of the page.

I have not attempted to do any of them so I can not give you anymore info on them.

Suz

9 Ethel September 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Happy Friday all.

Stats are very, very important to me. I belong to a few forums and we do pogo challenges and a lot of them are done in 1 session and when pogo took the stats away a few months ago, we all almost had heartattacks lol.

I would like to see a weekend thread about why people have two accounts – I find this very interesting and just curious as to the reasons people have. Inquiring minds want to know :)

Good luck in pogoland everyone!!! And tks Lura for a great site!

10 Debbie10 September 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Hi Everyone
First of all, I want to let those know, On the behalf of my Husbend (TheTrucker100) and his family, Thank you for your prays . It does means alot to us.
On the Thread
I really don’t pay to much to my stats, or at less I don’t think so, ???? LOL
I just want to get the badge.
Have a Wonderful weekend everyone be safe and Take Care
See you all around Pogoland, BHers
Deb- awifeofatrucker4

11 ellen520 September 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Interesting question this week, Ro. I personally do not ever look at my stats, I am much more focused on my ranks and my badges. And I think POGO was very fair with the challenges this week, one was mind-bogglingly slow and one was childishly easy…a nice balance!
Hpoe everyone has an awesome weekend planned.

12 Sapphire23 September 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

wheatonmom44 #7 The help button is in the top right hand corner of the homepage next to the sign out button. Mine is still there.

13 MomsBassetHound September 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

wheatonmom #6 – The rave background has been changed, just looked in the mini mall. They even changed the name to “All Night Dancin!”.

The link for Pogo Help is still on my home page…upper right between Sign Out and My Account.

Ethel #9 – The reason the I have 2 accounts is for when I need to play a game where you can’t play with robots. There are still a few games where you need to play against a real person, and if I use my 2 accounts I don’t have to worry about how I play or finding another person that is just playing for a badge.

I also use the tokens from my 2nd account to buy anything I want from the mini mall and just gift it to my main account. I’m trying to get to 100 million tokens and don’t want to spend any from my main account.

I’m sure that others have differnt reasons, but that’s why I have 2 accounts.

Suz

14 Serena September 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

For me, it depends on the game – and how much I like it. For slots, well, you really have no control over your win-to-lose ratio – so I don’t ever bother worrying about that. The same goes for certain solitaire – although, you can win most for Pogo Addiction and many for Thousand Island and Perfect Pair. For First Class, not so much.

If doing a weekly badge will help me make rank progress, I will usually play as ordinarily do – as I have *two* things to work towards. Although, this week, I did modify the Shuffle Bump to 100-point match – even though I usually play 250-point match. I would get my badge earlier, and I would still be making some rank progress.

Sometimes, if I play a higher difficulty level – and it’s an especially lengthy badge – then I’ll switch to the easiest level possible. If it’s a quick badge, though – then I usually don’t.

15 Maggie September 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

wheatmom #6
the pacifier was not there yesterday when I was
checking out all the backgrounds. I didn’t notice today though.
Maybe it yet another glitch that comes and goes.

16 Gecko September 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

LOL – Ro, this question made me laugh. I was in Diner Dash one day and experienced my first accusation of cheating. This woman went off about how a human couldn’t possibly have my winning percentage. I was floored… then I looked at her profile! She wasn’t even through the first restaurant! Oh dear! I’d already gotten bored with the final restaurant and was playing through over and over again for rank progress! I was in the 30s for rank and she hadn’t broken 5. Umm… yeah, I wouldn’t get better at games if I play them forever, clearly. I still laugh at the thought of her getting all huffy.

The only other time I’ve even bothered with stats was when I was playing a certain bingo game. Although by and large I stick to the room imposed rules, I realized some people had nothing better to do than look at other people’s stats and call out who wasn’t playing fair! (In their mind.) So, since I think the watchers need a life I used to block my stats each time I went into the rooms. I was still following their rules, but boy did it rile them up not to be able to check for sure.

Have a good weekend everyone! I’ll probably be AFK for a week. We are moving again as we found a temp place for 6 months. This is our 4th move in a little over a year, but this place will have reliable water and more kitchen than a microwave! Yippie! Hopefully by spring we can find something permanent, so we are crossing our fingers. :) Take care all!

17 pastorpapabear September 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Lura posted a 25% off PBA’s today only. Thanks Lura.

I missed the last promo for reduced PBA’s in March or April. I have some survey gems burning a hole in my pocket. Should I get the PBA’s now or are they going to run another promo soon? Or am I going to have to wait for another months?

What does everyone think?

18 wheatonmom44 September 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Moms #13 Yes the name has been changed to all night dancing but both pacifiers are still there. The one in the girls mouth and the one that is waving hers. Maybe they are just mocking me.

Sapphire23 #12 and Moms #13 Thank you, yes I now see it in its little tiny print. Silly me thought it used to be in BIG print next to downloads where it was big and easy to see. Thanks for the help.

19 HoneyImHome116 September 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I never give a thought to stats. If I did, it may change the way I play the games and become more conscientious and worry about the outcome, etc. And that would make the game seem more like work than fun to me. I go to Pogo to have fun, relax a little and win or lose, I try not to let it bother me.

#9 – Ethel – Same reason as Suz, I have the second account to double browse and play the games that require two players, I don’t like to play with strangers. I kinda think of my main account as really like me (plain) and I live vicariously through the second account as the opposite of me (how I dress her, backgrounds, etc.).
Cheryl

20 Ro September 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Hi all…
Lura, you really surprised me : ) Just took a quick break from Whomp – closing in on rank 50 (& yes there were major glitches there today on that nameless site, but the # I gave you for the next level still stands) : (
My question was really aimed at why some people seem so intent on their win/lose stats….I can understand tracking stats if you’re playing rated games, but anything else, what does it mean anyway? I don’t do rated games except for the occasional badge that must be, but more & more have been seeing this come up in the chat; to me, like who cares what my win % is in solitaire, addiction, etc? It doesn’t matter to me, but wondered if I was ‘missing’ something (maybe a hidden badge for high win stats LOL). The only # I track are my ranks; anything else doesn’t really matter to me.
Well, back to Whomp (51% -> rank 50).
Ro
PS: If you can, light a candle for 9/11…thanks

21 Rebecca September 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I really don’t care about stats. I do make an exception for Mahong Garden, I have a 99% in there and have been slowly trying to rank out in it. I do care about ranks and badges…..lol!

I have a question about the coke rewards. I want to open up a second account using my coke rewards. My question is “do I have to be buy a club membership first to use the rewards to add to that membership?” In other words should I buy a months membership and add the coke rewards or can I buy a pogo subscribtion with the 570 points?

Thanks in advance!
Rebecca

22 Pat September 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

The only game I was intent on my stats was payday free cell–I ranked out in that game long ago. I tried very hard to stay at 100% and kept there for a very long time. One game, I camped out in the room for 23 hours, periodically replaying until I finally solved it. Then there came a freezing problem–not just me, but, others in the room. This was reflected on my stats as losses….So, my stats remain at 99%, but, I sure did try. After that, I quit caring…Realized it is not important to anyone else, so why worry..Also, I was at rank 20 or more with the 100% stat, and constantly accused of cheating because a perfect win was “impossible” in that game. For me, the ranks and badges became more important. I can’t think of a single game were the stats are now important to me. In many, such as word whomp, I get as many words as I can, but don’t stress as long as I get enough for rank progress.
Also in games like Poppit–want a win, but I NEVER obsess enough to pop ALL BALLOONS unless it is a challenge, and the highest I remember in a week was 3, and that took alot of work for me.

23 Marithoner September 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

It’s all about the badge for me. Never even look at my stats or anyone else’s stats for that matter. By the way, am I the only one who hasn’t gotten that #&*%# Shuffle badge yet?

24 Ed September 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Tip: Faster Method for Ranking Up in No Limit Texas Holdem

You will need 3 additional live players; I use “dummy” accounts and run the free online token grabber on them which gives each tons of tokens to play almost endlessly. As with the previous method for ranking up in Texas Holdem, you also need either a friend to help you or 2 computers side-by-side (we have 2 laptops in our home). You will both be double browsing 2 accounts. Add your main account as a friend on all 3 dummy accounts so they can easily follow you into a room.

The basic method to rank up your own account very quickly is as follows:
1- Start a new game in a no-limit, high-roller, FREE game room (so the dummy accounts can play too!).
2- The first player to bet places a bet one notch below “all in-” This is 4,900 tokens. All other players “call” this bet which creates a pot of 19,600 tokens. This amount is 98% of all the tokens in the game.
3- For the flop and the turn, all players “check.”
4- After the River card is dealt, look at each player’s hand. IF you have the winning hand, have all players bet “all in.” You will win the tournament and all 20,000 tokens, plus rank credit!
5- If you don’t have the winning hand, fold all other players except yourself and you will win the pot by default. At this point, you will have control of 98% of the tokens in the game, so you have a huge advantage over the other 3 dummy players who only have at most a few hundred tokens left.
6- Moving forward, simply bet every player “all in” on every hand, and you will gradually eliminate the other players and win the tournament. It should not take very long unless you get a run of really bad luck.
7- If indeed you start losing a lot of hands, your token amounts may start to drop a lot and 1 or 2 of the dummies may start getting a lot of tokens. If this happens, start a new hand and have the first better bet one notch below all in (this token amount will vary). Have all players call. On the very next card, fold all hands besides your own, and again you will win the hand by default, regaining many or most of the tokens you lost during your run of bad luck. Then, go back to step 6 and keep playing on till you win the tournament. You can always re-do step 7 again if you need to.
The previous tip for fast ranking stated that 4 players could gain approx 5 ranks every 2 hours. Using this method (and either 2 computers or a really good friend) you can probably reach the rank 10 badge in about an hour or so, which is approx 4 times faster than the other method posted on BH. Even if 2 of your alternate winning tournaments, this method is twice as fast. Good luck and enjoy!

25 Lura September 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

wheatonmom44: your browser is probably caching the old version. Either clear your cache or force a refresh by hitting alt-refresh/reload. That should take care of it.

Mari: I haven’t gotten it yet either. I just don’t have the time I used to…

Ed: thanks! I’ll make sure your tips get linked up and I’ll get back to your email soon. I’m about a week behind on my inbox. Sigh.

26 groovabenz2 September 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Hi everyone and happy week-end.

For those who are still concerned about the Raver’s Night background the editor has posted a response to the letters and posts POGO has received. Go to Letters to the Editor August 25 archives titled Dancing Minis’, Monopoly Freezing. The editor explains the reasons behind the back ground and said that the pacifier would be taken out of the girl’s mouth. To get the full context of the letter please read what was said and why.

As far as stats are concerned I don’t pay any attention to them. Just my ranks.

Tomorrow, Saturday, is 9/11. Let’s show some sign of rememberance and support of this day in our mini’s.

Have a great week-end everyone. God Bless America!

27 Pat September 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Mari–#23, I did get the badge on my primary account just before midnite on wednesday (try to get em done first day if I can). Was sposed to do the 2nd account yesterday–did the lottso and a personal challenge–then, went to primary account to do Clue, etc…guess I am putting it off–been doing the dailies and still stalling–have not got a single win on that badge–As I have every badge so far in 2010, guess I better get started–running out of excuses. It is either that or have it hanging over my head..lol Guess ya gotta weigh playing games you really like versus badges you want to accumulate…gonna try for 10 wins each on fri, sat, and sunday, with 5 left for monday…Yes, I make deals with myself..but, I will get it done !!!

28 Ed September 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

No worries Lura I know you keep a lot on your plate at all times. Stats- the only ones I ever look at are the ones that affect ranks and thus rank and special award badges. Like Marithoner #23 it’s all about the badges for me. I hit 1,000 today – decided to make the Battleship Special Edition badge #1,000 rather than wait until next week to double up. Guess I need to start on the next thousand, which will be twice as hard or worse.

I saw something today I’ve never seen before, and now I’m intensely curious. A player in my room had a badge (yeah yeah I know, I was looking at people’s stats. I’m busted.) for winning a $10 cash prize. Since so few people win cash prizes on Pogo, I had never seen that kind of badge before. Do all cash prize winners receive badges? Those must be pretty rare, especially since most of us never win anything of value on Pogo (or even really try to). Anyone know more about these badges?

29 Lori September 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I play for ranks if it is a game I like and don’t pay much attention to stats except for when I was playing in a bowling league. I never cared about the stats and play mostly for relaxation and to get mind off other things and to get the badges. The last few weeks my granddaughter has been getting my badges and doing better job of it than I have

Before going any farther; I want to thank Lura for this site. I don’t know how she does all the things with a little one and all the other things she must have going on with family life. This is the first place I go when I turn puter on of the day.

Now I need to VENT. I usually play the games in rooms with a bot or try to get empty rooms because I can’t stay at puter for long periods at a time and for this reason I try to go into empty rooms or with a bot. These last few weeks have been trying, got hubby home from hospital Mon night and Wed was working on lottso when I had to suddenly leave puter without exiting room and that was begining of WWIII or the end of the world at least for one. When I returned I was invited to pc with a “”friend”” who informed me how rude it was of me to park in a room while others were being booted for lack of space and I was reported for doing so. I was upset and left the room but I could kick my own a$$ for going but I really felt bad about someone being booted because of me. I never park in rooms and I don’t care if others do or not. I am sure there are some including me that will run to potty or get a cuppa or something all the time and some are gone longer than intended or even have forgotten that puter was on and the world went on without coming to an end. These are games and are not life threatening. Yes, I am sorry that someone was booted but I will not apologise and say it will never happen again because if the same situation occurs; it will happen again. There are some things that have to be taken in perspective and we all need to be a little more tolerant of one another. I left because my hubby fell going to bathroom because he is a male and does not need help doing things he has always done for himself, or so he believes, and I will always be there for him even if it means leaving the puter open. This wonderful man has been given up on by the docs twice and twice he has proven them wrong. He is a fighter and he says he will be here for our 50th anniv in Feb and I have no reason to doubt that he will try. I am very sorry if I have offended anyone for leaving the room without exiting but I will not apologise for t
he reason I left nor will I say it won’t happen again.

Now I am finished venting and hope everyone has a great weekend and stay safe.

30 gbpack September 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Rebecca-21..I too care about stats in Mah. Garden, as I have a long streak without a loss. I’m not anywhere close to ranking out tho, haven’t made it to 200 yet (orig end). I also care in the rated games. I won’t play against anyone with high ratings, as I don’t want to drop very far. Granted, I only play rated games if there’s a weekly badge involved, but still….Otherwise, I don’t pay much attention to mine. I will look at other ppl’s occasionally, just out of curiosity, but that’s all.
Mari-23..I don’t have the shuffle bump badge yet, but I’m 9-0 vs bots. Just haven’t had much time yet. I play with wackiness, but passive bots. Usual game is about 115-40 score. Love the game.
Congrats to all birthday & anniversary ppl this week. My 16th ann. is on Sunday. Celebrating by sending wife off to work while I watch Packers beat Philly. LOL
HAG Weekend all, & happy Pogoing.

Dave

31 Frank September 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I’m not *too* concerned with stats in games. However, I did have a 100% ranking in Boggle Bash for a gazillion games until one game was lost four months after its release. I was initially annoyed, since the room wasn’t paying attention or were poor players. But then I got over it.

Stats are meaningless to me, considering I know how Pogo can screw them up. I do recall folks mentioning how the stats were (or still are) incorrect on some games. If the numbers are tainted, then the data is not worth concern.

Alas, I really don’t care about stats in Poppit. As we know, I’m not one of those people who care about it. Seriously, I’d rather have a root canal or my wisdom teeth pulled again. With Poppit challenges, I find myself just randomly clicking balloons or changing the rules of the game to suit my need. With the distractions *I* make, I’ll eventually get through the mundane challenge.

There are a couple of other games where my stats are off because of haphazard game play. The other one that comes to mind is Turbo 21. I don’t care for that game and, whenever a challenge comes, I’ll end up getting bored which will result in me dropping cards all in the same pile relentlessly. You can average two or three 21s out of that. Hey, whatever helps, eh?

32 Frank September 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Marithoner #23. I’m in the same boat. I’ve been doing it incrementally. I’m currently at 22/35 for Shuffle Bump. In the mornings when I wake up, I’ve been playing about five full games and then a few more in the evenings when I get home.

…and to think, I used to love this game. Diligence will get us there! Good luck.

33 vegasbabu September 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

the only stat i really care about was in balloon bounce and having 100% winning record, well when they still had that glitch on keeping track for your balloon progress i failed a game :( damn ghosts took all my balloons. Other then that i dont really pay attention or care.

the rave background has been changed i promise.
http://www.badgehungry.com/2010/09/08/weekly-challenges-september-8-14/#comment-24750

34 OpenMouth+Foot September 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Hi all! Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone celebrating this past week and weekend!

#5 Ann- Hi, if that was you I spoke with about Mini Golf tips, I did Pogo Mail ya. The Pogo Mail you sent didn’t come either :( Sorry you are having trouble with your mail . I don’t have any suggestions, but Hopefully Pogo can help ya fix it.

Topic: I don’t use my stats for anything but to look at rank and sometimes just to see whats in them. Oh and sometimes if I’m bored in a game (or just being nosy, lol) I peek at others stats. But about the cheating, I wouldn’t know how to tell if someone was or not lol. I don’t see how someone could tell by stats. Maybe their stats are high because they are good at the game, ya think. And if they are cheating….well its not my stone to bear. JMO :)

Have a Great weekend everyone, and take care!

35 Marithoner September 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Frank and Friends: Finally (gotta love these F’s, hehehe) got the Shuffle Bump badge after three full days. Had to resort to Beginner level tho to get the darn thing! I had been playing on Advanced and higher levels and just wasn’t good enuff to win. Good luck to all who haven’t gotten it yet!

36 MomsBassetHound September 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Ed #28 – Yes, all cash prizes won in JP spins get a badge. Cash prizes won thru the drawings do not. There is also a badge if you win a prize (mug, shirt, hat) in a JP spin.

I have a friend that won $5 in a JP spin and she could care less about badges. I know, hard to understand….LOL She actually contacted Pogo and asked if she could give me the badge. She knows how addicted I am to them :) They said no, but it was the thought that counted!!

Suz

37 Jeannie September 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Lori #29 – I totally understand about your “room” experience. I have had the same thing happen and I told the people that they could stuff it – all within the TOS of course :)

Stats – did not care before, still do not care, will not care in the future. If I lose, I lose; if I win, better. At least I have better stats than my alter ego – poor thing, she loses but always with grace.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend. If during the course of your busy day you have a couple of moments, please remember those that left us on 9/11 – innocent people taken from us in a heartbeat. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

jean123coop

38 Sandy September 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Hi Everyone!

Happy Weekend! I have won $5 and $10 on Pogo. Both were a long time ago. I believe that I got a badge that was a dollar sign.

39 laura September 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

wish all who are having a birthday this week,happy birthday. this is not about stats but i was trying to do clue and everytime i couldnt fined the ray gun or the sheep does any 1have a clue where there are ,i found the flashlight but because i think i went out of game lost it,the only time i look at statsis battke ship to see if i got so many misses or so.

40 Ro September 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

#7 – my help tab disapppeared too
#26 – my mini reflects my feelings for the day I watched those towers come down
Ro

41 Indy Cindy September 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Mari #23 and Frank #32 – I’m in that same boat on shuffle bump. I’m at 23/35. (sigh) I did extra challenges for both lottso express and shuffle bump and got all those done, but I’m still not finished with the weekly. It gets so tedious for me. I just play it for 30 minutes or so at a time and then on to something more fun, like a root canal…. But I’ll get it done before Wed.

As for the weekly discussion, for me it’s all about badges, badges, badges. Stats for me are meaningless. Couldn’t care less. Ranking up in a game wouldn’t mean anything to me either if it weren’t for the badges you get as you rank. haha Pretty pathetic, huh?

To all who did, or will, celebrate a birthday, anniversary or such last week or this coming, congrats. I will be remembering 9/11 tomorrow.

My best to all and thanks Lura for this super duper site.

42 Jeannie September 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Why oh why? Just started playing Phlinx (first time after “THE CHANGE”). I really, really wish that Pogo would please explain the reason for the change. Now, after you capture every glyph, you see your mini. PLUS, the biggest change which I hate, is the fact that now instead of seeing X number of games to next rank, it is % to next rank. That is all fine and dandy for those that like looking at %’s. I, however, like to know that I have X billion more games until my next rank.

Pogo does not seem to want to fix the “cripes” error which is the most noticeable in Penguin Blocks (another game that I am trying to rank out in and get that error all the time) or the freezing in Monopoly (which makes my blood boil over). No, they have to take something that actually works and change it. All for the sake of new and improved (in their little pea minds).

And Pogo Marvin, or Paul, or XX name – they always tell you – oh, it’s your computer, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Talk about talking to a wall (trust me it is cement block).

Back to Phlinx. Just had to get that off my chest. *whew*

43 angel September 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

At one point couldnt you play clue on the US side and cluedo on the UK side and it was the same boards but showed as not being played? i thought at one point i played all of the US side and was able to play the UK side and it didnt show it as played. have i gone crazy?

44 Sheljin September 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Lori #29 – Your posting brought tears to my eyes. Good luck to your fighter husband on getting well! I think there is more than one fighter in your household – you keep right on fighting for him, too.

The thing that gets me about your Pogo incident – and so much of this wonderful anonymous internet we have going now – is how FREE and BRAVE people feel to just be so incredibly rude on a whim. Real bravery is being shown by your husband and you now, with his real-life battle. But some person, or “friend”, feels they have the RIGHT to be nasty in a gamesite where you are probably going for some solace and “forget” time.

I love Poppa Zoppa, but it is really only good for me in a full room. It is a pain (small “p”) when friends can’t join in, or there are people there not playing. However, I would never DREAM of saying a word to anyone about it for exactly the reason you posted. Do all these anonymous Pogo-police jerks EVER remember that ALL people have a REAL life, with REAL worries and concerns, not just them? It is a GAME, people. Get… a… life.

I am so incredibly sorry, Lori, that you had to take that from anyone, let alone if it was by a supposed “friend.” You did nothing wrong, as you know. The person in the wrong was the person who decided THEY know everything and have the right to say whatever comes to mind whenever they want.

And for those upset when people stay in a room not playing, write Pogo. Pogo can boot people from some games, let them work on doing it for all games for lack of playing – maybe with enough complaints they will. But as for your fellow players? Leave them alone. There but for the grace of God and all that.

{{{{{{{{Lori}}}}}}}}}

~Shel

45 Sheljin September 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I am with pastorpapa #17 – thank you to Lura for the PBA sale info.

But….anyone know if 25% is a good deal? I can’t remember what the sale was the last time. Thanks in advance since I would like to take advantage of this tonight.

Also, some of the mini mall items are expiring in 4 days. If you have been putting off buying some of the school items, don’t miss your chance.

wheat #6 – I also can see that the background was changed. The pacifer is out of the mouth of the one girl. The 2nd girl is still holding onto her candy. About time, though, Pogo!

~Shel

46 Lura September 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Sheljin: you could always dig through the ‘promotions and events’ archives to see about previous sales, coupon codes, and promotions. :)

http://www.badgehungry.com/category/promotions-and-events/

47 Kelli September 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Stats….well I do not really care how they look but I have 1 astounding stat that makes others feel better,and it was a shock to me but funny never the less…It is my Loss Streak in Payday Freecell….454 ! LOL…but I did finally at least top that number on my win streak…600 after that I was quite content!
Have a good weekend everyone !

48 Pat September 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Shel, i looked at the PBA sale for my 2nd account–there are 11 more PBAs available for that account–I thought about it, seriously, but, decided as none are retiring, I will hold off for a 50% or BOGO sale…not cheap, frugal

49 Ro September 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm

#42 – Jeannie, you summed it up so well : ) only mine was Pogo Scott who just so irritated me & then left without ever resolving the issue….
Hmmmm….Marvin, Paul, Scott – are they all the same person??? : (

50 Janice F September 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Happy weekend everyone. I dont usually worry too much with my stats but i do keep track of them none the less. I would also like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday and for those wonderful people who bought me gifts. It was so thoughtful of them to think of me today Have a good weekend!!!! and thank you Lura for this wonderful site you have going here. I did take advantage of the sale for the premium album as i didnt get it earlier so a good bonus for me

51 ksetch September 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

“Stats? We don’t need no stinkin’ stats!” Sorry, I couldn’t resist… it was the first thing that popped into my head when I heard this weekend’s thread. ;-)

I like to play for ranks, and I don’t usually check stats. However, I would probably keep track in those games that I have a very high percentage.

Now to an off topic comment… I need an “old badge” support group. Yikes, those badges in the early days of Pogo were true challenges. I’ve been a member for three years, and I haven’t encountered one weekly, mix n match, or pba badge that compare to what we are playing today… Payday FreeCell is kicking my @$$, but I will persevere! Uh-Oh! Now I have the song “I Will Survive” in my head… hehe!

52 KathySNJ September 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Jeanie #42 – I agree – they changed Monopoly to % instead of how many times you pass go. I feel the same way. Once you pass 50, the amount of go’s needed really dipped down. Now with the % – your clueless.

Like most others I don’t normally look at games won/lost. I have only been trying to rank up in the past 18 mon or so. Just wanted the badge before. I do look at ranks, and stats for special badges.

53 widow September 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm

hi all, happy weekend!
count me in the group who’s never paid any attentiont to stats, other than to check on rank ( will i EVER get to that next rank badge?!?) never mattered to me from the beginning and it sure wouldn’t do to start caring now!

54 beth September 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

for moms #13, suz the only thing on my ravers night background is the name HAS changed BUT she still has that pacifier stuck in her mouth, i made a mini today for mini show and was gonna use it to point that out to some 1 who posted earlier in the week but since it was or will be anniverssary of 9/11 tomarrow i changed and done a remember 9/11 scene but mine had pacifier still in, i have the snaphot set to private so i can use it monday but find me in room and i wll show ya, and also i think some one won a mini hot shot today and it still has pacifier in….beth

55 wheatonmom44 September 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Did all the suggestions but still see the pacifiers on the rave background. Glad Beth sees them too. I will not complain since so many have said it has been changed, just wish it would on my page.

I wish the same puzzle they are using (over and over) again for the free tokens would be added to Jigsaw…I may play that game then since I know this puzzle by heart now.

56 MomsBassetHound September 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Beth – I just checked and didn’t see any of the new Hot Shots with that background. And I just looked again and the pacifier is gone from the background in my mini mall. See Lura’s post #25, that could be your problem.

Suz

57 Mamabear September 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hello BH’ers nice to see everyone again. Was so nice to meet up with some of you this week and hope to see ya all again real soon at Pogo.

As for stats~what are those? LOL j/k of course. Never paid any attention to them and won’t likely start anytime soon.

#16 Gecko~best of luck with your move. Sure don’t envy you one bit.

#28 Ed~WTG on reaching 1000 badges.

#29 Lori~so very glad that your hubby is home from the hospital. I hope the fall didn’t hurt him in anyway. That “friend” of yours wouldn’t be a friend of mine for very long. Those players were all outta line IMO. You keep doing what you do and the heck with worrying about others b/c many times leaving is unavoidable and everyone should know that. Why can’t everyone be more considerate of others feelings?

#30 gbpack~Happy anniversary to you and your lovely bride of 16 years. I hope that after wife is done working and the game is over that you’ll be treating her to a fab dinner either out or cooked by you. Go Packers (as long as they aren’t playing the Steelers LOL

#47 Kelli~now I’ll have to go and check my stats in Payday Free Cell~I’m betting mine are far worse than yours. I used to detest that game, but have finally figured it out and enjoy playing it now.

I had something happen on Monday that kinda ticked me off. I was in TX Hold’em (High Rollers). Went into a room where there was one person waiting for players. He let me in and we were playing. We both checked and then when it was my turn I upped it 25 and he folded, same thing the next hand and then he left the room and went to a table about a 100 miles away. I think we were playing on table 24 and he moved to one in the 80′s all by himself. Anybody have an idea if I broke some cardinal rule?

I’lll be showing my colors for 9/11 tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everyone. See ya in Pogoland
~Linda

58 nephthys September 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Anyone who is still seeing the old ‘Ravers Night’ background probably just needs to clear their cache (as Lura pointed out before) Your computer is ‘remembering’ the old background and still shows you that, but clearing the cache should reveal the fixed one.

59 debi September 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Hi Lura, i just saw a great commercial on YouTube that Budweiser did a tribute for on the first anniv. of 9/11 & only aired once….. 9/11 Bud commercial…. i know this is not pogo related.dont know if you want to share this or not …Debi….aliicat912

60 Caren September 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I do care about my stats, but only in games that I like. In Aces Up I tried to get a long streak, only to lose when my internet has problems. I would spend 20 minutes on a game trying different card arrangements until I won. Other games I just try to get a high % of wins and sometimes look at other people’s stats to compare. Games I don’t like, like poppit, I just randomly click and don’t care if I win or lose.

61 catania1966 September 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Hi all from downunder,
To the topic at hand – STATS?? Who cares!!! lol Not me anyway.I would think the only game people would care might be in rated games in Pinochle where you get badges for higher ratings levels.I think thats the only game i know of that has those types of badges.
On a personal sidenote,wtg to playerpokermama4 – we were able to finsh off her cardmasters PBA by playing bridge.Well done.
# 44 sheljin,I’m with you about #29 Lori – I mean really,GET A LIFE ! I’m sorry too that Lori had to put up with that crap – life can be hard enough at times with out these annoyances.So Lori,keep fighting and keep disregarding petty people.As you know theres important things in life.
Well have a good weekend all,I’m sure I’m gonna have nightmares about frogs,bugs & fireflies – yep,you guessed it,doing a Greenback Bayou personal – lol
tc all,
catania1966

62 Gecko September 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

To Lori #29 – Some people are just too self centered. You keep at it and I wish your hubby an old Irish toast, May he live to be 100, with an extra year to repent!

63 beth September 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

post # 20 for lori, hun im so sorry you had to experience that, cant say as i blame ya, LIFE and true life happenings ALWAYS come first and you done NOTHING to be sorry for, although one thing i can say is that person that pc-ed ya cant be much of a friend or a “real friend” because real friends DONT report you reguardless of if your in the right or wrong…. i try and not “PARK” in rooms where only a “small” limited number of people can get in like mono slots for 1 those rooms only hold 15 people, or say in yahtzee they usually only hold 10 to 15 people but in yahtzee pogo boots ya for inactivity, but i “PARK” lots times, not as bad about it as i used to be but i still park all the same, when and if i want to, and anyone one that dont like it can “MOVE ME” lmao and gl with that lol, or they can kiss my azz which would be lots easier lol…i just hope and pray you dont let that bother ya, im sure it has happened to us all, i have even forgot i was logged in a room, but there are times i park thinking i will be right back and totally forget lol….(((lori))) like shel i think you needed that hug and hope and pray for the best for your hubby and you!!!!

NOW #30 dave, what in the world?? i thought we were buds? friends? oh my, lmao i just “HOPE” you havent jinxed our beloved packers lol by sending your sweet wife off to work, on her anniverssary much the less…..lawd what in the world were you thinking??? lol CONGRATS to you both and happy anniverssary hun :) hope ya enjoy it….<3 with love to ya both…. beth

shel hun i dont know ur post # but ur our only "SHEL" :) im waiting for a 50% off sale before i plunge in… tho there is only 1 album im missing (eeks i might should see if its retiring) it was the last game night or something to the effect, but if its not dated or retiring soon… im waiting for that 50% sale lol:)….tho i have had a birthday and have some very "SPECIAL" friends that have gifted me a few albums :) (TY, you know who ya are) so if it aint retiring, im waiting lol…..really got OLD buying full price then the next day or few days later see em go on sale 1/2 off, so i have wisened up a lil lol…..GL with what ever ya decide….<3 beth

64 beth September 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

ooops typo that was for post @ 29 lori

and shel i checked the one im missing family game nite has prolly @ 5 or 6 months b4 its even close to retiring, and im hoping pogo has HUGH SALE near or with the holidays :) lol gl hun…beth

65 Kali September 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Sorry, didn’t have time to read the posts yet (I will either later on tonight, or tomorrow I promise); I just wanted to stop by and give my 1.5 cents:

For the games that I really like (or love), I’m totally obsessed with my stats. I will undo Aces Up! games all the way to the beginning multiple times until I find a way to win the game, only on a few occassions has something in real life interrupted me and I didn’t go back and do this.

Tumble Bees, out of 3,000 games I’ve played, I’ve lost 15 and I’m mad at 13 of them. 2 of them I totally zoned out and let the honey jar fill up like an idiot, so I claim full responsibility for those, but the other 13 losses all came from circumstances outside my control: such as losing my internet connection, or getting the cripes error in the middle of a game, etc. I was on a streak of 1220 wins in a row last time we lost power, and of course it went down as a loss, now I’m up close to 800 again as my current streak, which IMHO should be 2,000 – stupid electric. I love how my stats says winning percentage 100% because it’s around 99.5% in reality and gets rounded up.

PoppaZoppa – I hate joining games in round 3 (or sometimes even round 2) and will usually ask the people in the room what round it is, and how much time is left, before I decide to click on ‘join’ or wait until the current game is over. I’m only at 92% win percentage for that game because of someone (cough my hubby cough) who plays on our account sometimes, and some losses while learning the game of course.

Oh and one other thing while I’m thinking of it, I want to give a huge thank you to Ed for answering my last minute question in last week’s weekend thread about Mahjong Safari freezing/lagging on me – I ended up reinstalling java yet again, and still had the problem, but that today I ran an anti-adware/malware program and that seems to have fixed the problem, so thank you for pointing me in the direction that java either wasn’t the culprit, or wasn’t 100% at fault.

Again, more later or tomorrow:

66 Karen September 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Trying to purchase Prem Alb w/gems and it says cash only. Does anyone know why? Thank you.

67 alchurch8 September 11, 2010 at 1:46 am

I do not care about my stats some games i reset others i do not like world class solitary to long of a game for me to reset. Some I played at least 3 times like hog heaven and keno pop. I got a question i noticed on the promotional page it showed the 2nd thursday is double token day. I went to one of the 2 games it mentioned boggle bash and I did not get double tokens was that a mistake from pogo?

68 Sheljin September 11, 2010 at 2:17 am

Hiya everyone – I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Gorgeous day here Friday and Saturday looks to be more of the same. It is poignant and bittersweet for me, however. 9/11 – one of my most striking memories of that day was how absolutely gorgeous it was in NY & NJ that day – the sky was clear, beautiful and so blue – and meanwhile that horrible tragedy was unfolding before our very eyes. Then began the hours of waiting, praying that loved ones in the city were safe. I hope everyone stops & takes a moment to remember all those who died that day, in NY, PA & DC, and their families still living with the loss.

~Shel [_i_]

69 Ardenwolfe September 11, 2010 at 2:51 am

To Post #17 Pastorpapabear: I did it and saved over twenty gems on the last Premium Album I lacked. Definitely worth it. :)

70 Ardenwolfe September 11, 2010 at 2:56 am

Reporting someone for ‘parking’ in a room has got to be the dumbest thing I’ve read in a while. I don’t care what the reason, and Lori your reason is quite valid, but until someone else pays for my account, I’ll park anywhere I damn well please.

Tell those fools to get over it.

71 nancy September 11, 2010 at 3:25 am

Lori #29. My prayers for complete recovery for your fighter of a husband and to you for your strength. God Bless you both.
That pogo ‘friend’ and reporter were jerks.

72 Jennifer September 11, 2010 at 6:15 am

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

As for the question, I don’t let stats bother me on bit. I used to worry about them a while back and have several games where I’ve got awesome stats because I’d play carefully so as not to mess anything up. As time went on I got to where I didn’t really care if I didn’t have a perfect, or near-perfect percentage. They’re just stats. My world isn’t going to end because I miss a game or don’t have a massive winning streak.

I’ve never given a second thought to rating stats. When I worked through Pinochle with my main account I wanted the ratings badges and didn’t care about anything else. I ended up using my high rating to help someone else get their rated badges. Anymore, I go by the notion that what good are tokens and ratings if you can’t use them to help someone else or gift them something that would make them happy?

I’ve even gotten to where I’m not as much of a badge hound as I used to be. I’ve let several of the weekly badges go this year and it didn’t bother me the way I thought it would. I guess while I still adore Pogo I’m not as driven to have and get everything as I was when I first became a member.

As for the rave background, I just checked the Mini mall and it HAS been changed as MomsBassetHound said. The pacifier IS gone and the name has changed. Pogo did what they said they would do and I really wish that old fight could be put to rest now. :-)

Have a great weekend everyone and good luck with this weeks badges (for those who haven’t finished them yet)!

73 Frank September 11, 2010 at 7:10 am

Thanks, Marithoner #35. I finished the badge about 30 minutes ago. I played about 10 games in a row, just to get it out of the way. And, yes, I had it on easy. I’m glad I’m still sedate and the coffee hasn’t really kicked in yet, otherwise I’d have gotten pretty antsy from the tedium. But it’s over now! Congrats on finishing it as well!

Indy Cindy #41. Hopefully you made some progress and will close it out by the end of the weekend. I get annoyed that Pogo gives these dull, enduring challenges for weekly badges but most M&M or PBA badges can be earned with a gentle sneeze. “WIN 500 TOKENS IN 15 DAYS!” Sigh. Really now, if you’re going to pay for it, at least let it be good.

74 Frank September 11, 2010 at 7:14 am

By the way, has anybody noticed that any of the daily free token offerings appear to be timed to a 24-hour cycle? Typically, I would be able to get the free 1,000 tokens in Scrabble or the 7,000 tokens in the download section at any time of the morning. However, I’ve been noticing that it doesn’t reset at 2:00 a.m. PST (give or take) like it used to. So, now I have to wait until the 24-hour period expired. Not a big deal but just an observation.

75 beth September 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

happy birthday CoffeeLover enjoy ur special day, dunno if i was putting it in wrong or what but tried every way to send ya a personal b-day wish but pogo kelp telling me you didnt exist lol……beth

76 whanapian2 September 11, 2010 at 8:17 am

1st : Happy b’day to any1 who having b’day this week
2nd : Topic > Depend on the game
3rd : Please any1 please any help how to start Battle Phlinx. I can’t get to the d**n play field. I just stucked on the “Lobby” area
4th : I’m still hoping three personal each week or pay to get “Year book personal” option. Still waiting Pogo rerelease last 4 PBA that retired

77 Lura September 11, 2010 at 8:44 am

Has anyone played Word Whomp, Poppit, Mahjong Safari, or Sweet Tooth 2 lately? Have the scoring changes gone into effect yet? Wondering if I should remove the item from the ‘coming soon’ list on the sidebar.

http://www.badgehungry.com/2010/08/17/coming-soon-scoring-changes/
http://www.badgehungry.com/2010/08/20/scoring-changes-word-whomp-poppit/

78 Kate C. September 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

I have a (possible?) solution to get Monopoly to stop freezing. When playing with bots, the only way I’ve played so far, never click ignore all trade offers. I can’t remember the exact wording, but as long as I allow the bots to make as many crazy offers as they want, my game never freezes. I just got to Rank 100 this way!

79 booboo September 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

Don’t care about stats and care even less than none (is this possible) when going for a badge. I was just wondering is anyone else utterly bored to death on pogo anymore. I’m not certain how TIME rated the site so well with so many flaws (broken games etc). I am more certain than I’ll never buy another membership (even though I have 2 free club years left). If it wasn’t for all the free gems I get I wouldn’t be doing anything.

80 Alan September 11, 2010 at 9:35 am

re #59 Debi great vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxxix0QQdU

enjoy

81 mumson45 September 11, 2010 at 9:51 am

Hi all

Hope you are all have a safe and peaceful weekend, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, today of all days.

Now firstly I must breathe a huge sigh of relief, I finally have my husband back, after 2 weeks of relentless playing, and much cursing of the bots, he has finally reached Rank 50 in Canasta. WTG Spliffy47, maybe now he will play a few games with me lol.

As for this weeks topic, Stats, I have and never will be interested in them, you only have to look at mine in Risk lol, while getting my hubby ranked out he won 9 out of 10 games, so no stats don’t bother me at all.

Lori #29 with friends like that who needs enemies, forget them, its not as if it was the only room, you do what you have to do and forget the rest, and best wishes to both of you.

Happy birthday/anniversary to all this week and next, congrats

Lura #7 I know the scoring changes are in effect in WW, but not sure bout the others

loz

82 Sjaan13 September 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

this is off topic but pogo related. I have been a member of pogo for 10 years my home room was in 40′s roulette congress when I first came to pogo. it was in that room I shared with my friends from the States (I am Canadian) the days of 9/11. awful days but in pogo in the rooms I was in we talked, helped, supported and became friends (some forever).
I not good at a lot of the games, the only thing stats for me are good is to know how good the other person is at a game, wtg on getting to rank 50, or the secret badges I want ( and can not get).
When I first came to pogo it was for the meeting of people from around the world playing the games pogo has, now I also become a badge hound have to get my weekly badges (and I love the challenge)

83 Ro September 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

Lura,
Scoring change went thru on Whomp…ranked out on ST & MJS so can’t tell & Poppit, well let’s just say I only do it for a badge….
I hope everyone takes a moment today to remember…
Shel #68 aside from losing special people that day,, it was my baby’s 18th b’day & she had to rescue her sister who was walking across the bridge barefoot & covered in white dust.
Debi #59 the Bud commercial is a good reminder.
Lori #29 When that happens, just consider the source…life is much too important to let low life people get to you.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
Ro

84 vegasbabu September 11, 2010 at 10:31 am

I saw someone comment on monopoly being changed to a percentage instead of telling you how many times you need to pass go. Whereas i havent gone in to play this game or any others recently that have been changed to percents, i wanted to remind people that if you look here on the game ranks/badges badge, lura still has up how many times you need to pass go…..so if you know u need to pass go say 105 times to get to ur next rank according to ranks page, you can kinda figure out how many more times you need by the percentage it tells you when you finish a game.

http://www.badgehungry.com/game-ranks/monopoly-ranks/

or for just any game

http://www.badgehungry.com/game-ranks/

it takes a little math and thought to figure out, but its possible to do if you absolutely need (or want) to know how many more times you need to pass go to get from 65% to 100%

85 Ima/Kim September 11, 2010 at 11:14 am

It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood. Hope e1 else having a good day and good weather. Best wishes to all celebrating significant events this week and good thoughts to all who might need them.

I will light a candle on my front porch tonight for 9/11. The immigration office where I work was given a 2-3 foot twisted piece of steel from ground zero in thanks for the assistance we were able to provide to the investigation. It is mounted in our lobby and we will literally never forget.

I don’t pay any attention to stats. Only check that tab once in a while to see what rank I’ve reached to help decide whether to work towards a rank badge or an award badge next. You can see where my priorities lie. lol

I was happy to see the post about PBA sale last evening. Although, I’ve got a gripe… an 86 gem album was on sale for 64 gems and I only had 63 in my account. I tried to complete a survey to earn a few more, but no luck. There were four listed, two I didn’t qualify for (too old for child care or going to theme parks in Florida this year) and two I got through the first few questions then it froze and came back to say “expired” (Not my fault and I’m willing to bet Pogo help would have said it was my computer and/or to reboot.) and of course the survey was gone. AAAAAAAAAAArgh!!! I also tried to purchase more, but somehow my puter or Pogo didn’t finish the deal. So I was only able to get an 8-badge album. Will wait for retirement sales, I guess.

Parking – got sleepy last evening before 8 pm after the gem frustration, so put down the mouse in the middle of a “Vaults” badge and laid down for a few minutes. This morning when I woke up, I was still parked in the middle of that game! Life happens…. the world has gotten so used to instant gratification that for some, the phrase “I want what I want, when I want it” has become a truism. Maybe I’m just old, but I was raised to use my imagination to keep myself amused – if you can’t do what you’d like to do right now, find something else to do now and try again, if you still want to, later.

Gotta get some chores done now. Catch you all again!

86 bobby September 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

happy birthday and/or happy anniversary to those celebrating milestones this week.
#28 congrats on 1000 badges Ed
#29 ss for your bad experience in pogo rooms
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Lori.May God
willing give you all the strength to see your special day in February.

As far as stats go, I really do not care for them. Just let me play the games and chat with my friends.have a great weekend all and thanks Lura and friends for a great site….(bobbynpogo)

87 justagramma September 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Lura, The game changes have been made, however., there are now some glitches. Mahjong Safari does not remember you difficulty setting once you leave the room. I checked to see if resetting to a new game reflects in your stats but I”m ranked out so can’t tell. I do love the Word Whomp changes as I’ve always been irked by the fact that time leftover means nothing.
As to stats I’m not too concerned with them, I do check to see my ranks on games that do not readily show rank progress. If I lose a few I lose a few..
Have a wonderful weekend all,
Remembering my U.S Neighbors on 9/11
Connie

88 Kimberly September 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I am always checking my stats!…lol guess its a bad habit of mine. But I do like to see that I am making progress and not losing all the time!

89 WilliamPorygon September 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Re Parking: Don’t worry about it. It’s not against Pogo’s rules, and if anybody reports it the report will just get thrown out. Besides that, there’s plenty of rooms for everybody who wants to play. If a room is full other players simply won’t be able to get in until it’s under the maximum capacity again; if somebody got booted from the game, it had nothing to do with somebody being parked in the room.

Re new game-end screens: They all show rank progress as a percentage instead of how many whatever to the next rank. I like tracking my rank progress and hate this more than anything else about the changes.

Re stats: I care about them more than I probably should. I get particularly frustrated when I lose a game that’s mostly or completely skill. I get annoyed when I’m credited with a loss because my connection dropped. In the end it doesn’t really matter, but I still obsess over them.

90 psalm233 September 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Happy weekend e1 ~~ Nice & sunny here in south Dakota ~ hope everyone else is having nice weather.
on topic as far as the stats go it depends on the game ~like F.D. i like to see how many games i can win in a row. the longest is 205 i think i use them to better myself & challenge myself. i made 1 mistake 1 time & will never do it again. i was brand new to club pogo & didn’t understand stats & ranks & all that jazz LOL. Well i had finally ranked out in HH 7 was so proud of myself LOL (doesn’t take much these days) ~~ when I saw that I could “reset” my stats LOL you guessed it I hit the reset ~~ YES then I cried like a baby I had NO clue it would reset my ranks ugh . So the morale of the story is NEVER RESET LOL. I am almost ranked out again, thank goodness it was an easy game i did it on.

#1 Lady_Greybird ~~ i do the surveys & have won almost 1,000 gems now. If i had children I could make alot more. They are worth the time if you want free gems ~~ all I have is time so i do as many as I can. If you check back several times a day there are new ones all the time. Just be careful of the offers ~~ i figured if I have to buy something that cost more than if I bought the gems out right ~ I DON’t do them ~~ but all surveys are free ~~ it also lists if you need a credit card or not ~` if it say yes I keep on moving. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Someone should have an answer or know where to get it. WELCOME to BH :)
#4 wheatonmom44 ~~ 1st I was with you on the “rave ” bkgrnd I was very upset & it was the 1st mini item I would NOT buy, I have been watching & thank goodness they changed it , I may buy it now. The 2nd thing is ~ wether you realize it or not other people check you stats ALOT. I can’t tell you how many times people will comment on mine or mostly other people’s stats. The worst is in EWB OMG I get it in there ALL the time ~~ they will actually yell at me ~~ that has to be the craziest game on pogo LOL. BUT iI still like it & still play .
Have a GREAT weekend e1 GBU our TROOPS & COUNTRY today ~~ let us not forget the fallen & those who protect us :) GBU e1
THANK YOU LURA GREAT JOB!!

91 Linda September 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Happy Birthday to CoffeeLover today September 11th, and all the other September Birthdays I missed. I am sorry.

92 Laura September 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

The things which matter to me on Club Pogo are these:

I have ranked out in all games except 2, which I probably won’t ever pursue because I hate them.

I have finished every Premium Album and Mix and Match badge ever released.

I have close to 2500 badges and over 240 million tokens, having been a Pogo member since 2000.

This is what matters to me, the tokens matter less than other things, but they come in handy for mini items.

IF people have some personal hang up or problem with their stats, then maybe they should make their profiles private.

93 psalm233 September 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

#23 marithoner ~~ if you need help getting the shuffle badge ~~ I loose really easy. If you want help pogo mail me psalm233.

94 Pat September 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Laura, #92–Until now, I never thought about reaching the maximum number of badges…I am approaching 2100 and feel like there are so many more to get that I don’t have..In reality, all my premium, MnM, and personal challenges are done…that only leaves game award..So, what do you do when you have done all that are possible? It seems like the old ad where the guy is on the computer day and night as the wife keeps glancing at him evening after evening. One night, he turns the computer off and she looks up and he says, “well, I have done it.” She asks “Done what?” and he replies–”Reached the end of the Internet” and goes to bed. Is it something like that?

95 Pat September 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Okay, now that I have hit send, I am curious Laura, which 2 games did you decide you did not enjoy?

96 Kelli September 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

#57 Mamabear~ If you could top that particular loss streak stat…I’d bow to you ! LOL I laugh every time I think of that stat. But just shows how much we both loathed the game and then finally got the hang of it.

GO US !!! LOL

97 gjb1443 September 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Stats are not important to me except for a few games like Pogo Bowl where I have bowled a 300 game, still wish there was a badge for that like the 36 chain in PoppaZoppa or Perfect Game in Golf Solitaire. Other than that they don’t bother me I will occassionally look at them in games where rank progress is not evident in the room itself.

Lura #77 I know Mahjong Safari has been changed to the new scoring.
Wondering if anyone else has noticed the glitch in there since they changed it? Last night was in a tournament in Mahjong Safari and cleared 2 boards but my tokens did not change in the room. Some of the other members in the league did receive some tokens in the room but not all until they left the room. Only way to check tokens won in room is by looking at stats. When I left the room I did receive receive the tokens I had won. So just an in room glitch.

When I contacted customer support to talk to Roger about this he said it was my computer to make sure I had latest Java and maybe cahnge browser to Firefox. He missed the fact I told him it was not just me it happened to 10 others in the room too. LOL

98 Ed September 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Laura #92 – wondering if you have the Canasta rank 100 badge? How did you manage to get from rank 90 to rank 100? I got to 90 and the rank 100 is sooooo far off I haven’t even considered going for it. It would take months and months.

Did you get the Pop Fu badge and/or rank out in Poppit or Lottso? All those seem overwhelming to do.

99 Mamabear September 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

#96 Kelli~well you’re the undisputed champ of losses in Payday Free Cell. I’ve played 593, won 176 and lost 417 :) Not the best stats, but I’m at least getting better in the game. Made it to rank 15~not bad for me considering I used to avoid the game like the plague.

Hope everyone is having a great day with weather to match it. Beautiful day here in PA, but darn cold in the a.m.~woke up to 46º today~brrrrrr

See ya in Pogo
~Linda

100 justagramma September 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Anyone wanting help with the Shuffle Bump badge pogo message me sn= Justagramma
I suck at the game and lose really easily. Will be glad to help you get your badge. I already have mine.

101 Serena September 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Laura: I’m going to take a wild guess, and guess that one of the two games you chose not to pursue was Pop-Fu? What would the other be?

As for the whole re-formatting the games, I’m starting to see a connection between that and Facebook. I know they’re planning to add Monopoly World to Facebook – which is a little worrying, since it’s the first table game they’d be adding. Would I still be able to play against robots from Facebook?

Also, I notice that Phlynx is the first Club Pogo Exclusive game that they’re making format changes to. It makes me wonder if they’re also planning on adding those games to Facebook.

102 Sheljin September 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Lovely day here in Jersey. Happy birthdays and anniversaries to anyone celebrating this past week or in the coming week.

gjb #97 That is a blind spot that all Pogo’s customer reps have: They never see it when you tell them others are experiencing the same thing you are. I believe those statements literally cause a bright blinding light to appear on their screen and then – poof! – the comment is gone. lollll

Lura #46 – Thank you for the heads-up on the promotions-and-events in the drop down search menu on the right side of the pages. I am always reminding people about those search boxes, but didn’t realize there was a category for promotions – duh me! – very easy to scroll through, so thank you!

Pat & Beth – thanks for responses about waiting for 50% off on the PBAs. Since I am short on gems right now, I had decided to wait also for the better sales (once I saw what they were in the past). But I do want to send a shout-out to a my fairy badgemother who gifted me a few albums – very generous and appreciated.

I have been trying the surveys more often lately, and I don’t have a ton of luck. I understand not qualifying……it is a disappointment sometimes, but oh well. BUT……. lately I seem to be running into either survey glitches or what I see as survey rip-offs. The glitches have me being accepted for the survey, then I get told that oops, the link is broken or closed or missing, etc. Grrrr! The rip-offs are when they accept me, put me through a bunch of in-depth questions (opinions on a wide variety of things), then just say, “thanks, 0 gems.” I had two of each last night, giving me zero gems when I needed them (as others have reported).

If you are accepted and actually share your opinions on things, I don’t think they should be allowed to decide to give you nothing. They at least used to tell you at that point that you are disqualified (still wrong, but at least they spell it out). But these two (and others before them) said nothing. Obviously, they didn’t like my opinions on something and decided it wasn’t worth it for me to continue with a probably much longer question list. BUT…….I was accepted, I gave opinions. They should not get to elicit that feedback for nothing.

Very frustrating – but wtg on all those for whom the gem giveaways are working out.

More later hopefully…….

~Shel [_i_]

103 KathyP September 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hi everyone. Happy weekend. Please remember those from 9/11. Lived in NY then. Husband was down at Ground Zero for 3 months. Can’t watch it anymore . Too heartbreaking.

Yes I do love watching my stats, as well as getting my badges, because I feel like that is a ckhallenge as well.

Angel #43, I don’t know if anyone answered, but I do remember being able to do both sides of Clue US & UK and getting credit both times. When I did it yesterday the UK side said I would not get full credit because I had already done it.

104 mumson45 September 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Hi again

Mamabear#99 and Keli#96, although i am not interested in stats, your comment about Payday Freecell made me curious, lol so her are mine,
played 1,016 won 269 lost 747 lol, but at least I am rank 18

loz

105 MomsBassetHound September 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I found out something about myself this weekend. Not only am I a badge ho, I’m a mini ho too :) I bit the bullet and went onto Facebook.
But I figured out how to adjust my settings so that nobody can find me, except other Pogo players. And even then you can’t tell that I’m not just playing the game on Pogo.

I did find it interesting that you get more tokens playing on FB than you do if you were in the same game room on Pogo. The most you can get for predicting the B1 in Bingo Luau on Pogo is 300 tokens, on FB it’s 600.

Once I get to the level 50 rewards the only time I’ll be there is to get my daily tokens. I got to level 9 playing bingo this morning, it doesn’t take long for the lower levels. I only play Bingo Luau when there is a badge b/c I ranked out right after EWB came out. And I really enjoy the game, so am having fun while I get those mini rewards.

Serena #101 – Unless they change the setup on FB you probably will not be able to play with robots. You can’t pick your room when playing on FB. And doubt that you would get to set a table with your options. That’s the draw for getting people to play it on Pogo instead of FB.

Now it all makes sense to me why free members got a mini. They had to do that so that everyone on FB would be able to play for mini rewards.

And if they add a Club Pogo game to FB down the road that will be the draw to get FB members to join Club Pogo. They will probably give the FB players a 10 day, or whatever number, pass to try it and hope to get them hooked on the game.

Or they may do something special for Club Pogo members that play on FB at some point, something to give FB players an incentive for joining Club Pogo.

Suz
At my age I should know never to say never!!

106 OpenMouth+Foot September 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Maybe some of the changes that Pogo is making to make all games more alike in scoring and such is for Pogo for i-Phone? I hope so! Does anyone know?

107 sog September 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Good happy weekend to all.

This sad day……..

For me, Pogo Addiction Solitaire. Trivial Pursuit and Mahjong Garden are the games that come to mind as games where I care about stats.

Wheatonmom #6 – This is a great example of when you can just play the game as you normally do. IMO it is silly to “chase” buddies in Addiction Solitaire and leave a game when the buddies come just from playing the game normally. Same when it comes to ‘ranking out’ or ‘ranking up’ in games in general. Many times it seems to me the best thing to do is simply play the game and reap all the benefits, rather than key in on the one Badge aspect and get less overall.

108 Ro September 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Lura,
Hmmm…Moms (105) went on FB; don’t tell her about the #s needed for level 40 to 41 : (
Ro
PS: Made rank 50 on Whomp before & now won’t get any xp til tomorrow so have time to figure out which game will tackle next…

109 Lura September 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Ro: mum’s the word! …At least until I update the xp page when I find some free time, probably tomorrow. :) boggle next? The xp payout seems high to me there.

Moms: welcome to the dark side! :)

110 Frank September 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Sheljin #102 I have been encountering the same trauma with the survey glitches. I was doing two yesterday and the screen would remain blank. And certainly these were ones I qualified for, too, which was a bummer.

111 MomsBassetHound September 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Ro #108 and Lura #109 – I have been looking at the rewards and the amounts….knew it was going to go up a lot at some point :) I held out as long as I could….LOL

Suz

112 Mamabear September 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

#104 mumson~well it looks like you’re the undisputed loser in Payday Free Cell with those stats LOL~have you always liked the game or did it grow on you?

113 Laura September 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Pat- #95 :
The two games I have not ranked out on are Battle Phlinx and the ratings badges in Pinochle. I actually would pursue the Pinochle Ratings badges if I knew anyone else on Pogo. I have 2 accounts, but need 2 other players for the set of badges.

Oh, and I forgot that I never tried to get the ” odd” badges in Omaha Poker.. I have 1 of the 3, but again, hate the game, so it’s not worth playing a game I hate for the extremely random chance that I would get either.

As far as the person who said ” what do you do when you have them all?” It’s rhetorical, I presume, as we are hardly ever without a new game, a premium album, a weekly challenge, or the newest M an M badges. I can hardly wait to get new badges, LOL.

114 Ro September 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Lura…
She has no idea of what ‘a lot’ means : (
It seems the xp amounts do vary…as you know.
….is still capped as far as I can tell, but am irritating Pogo god Scott on the discussion board there…so wish I wasn’t ranked out on the games I like.
Oh well, back to working on grandson’s shuffle.
I want to thank all of you for the answers about stats; really thought I was missing something when was seeing all this chat stuff about keeping stats up – maybe am just in rooms where people care about those numbers…I really only look at my ranks.
Ro

115 Frank September 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

My eyes glazed over for a moment and I refocused on the right-hand side of the screen. With the “Coming soon”, Mr. Potato Head is still on there — despite the fact that the original post was from December of 2009.

Lura, no worries, I’m not barking at you about updates to BH as you have a lot on your hands. I’m just wondering if that was something Pogo put on the back burner since we know they’re anything but predictable when it comes to game releases.

[I still see no rhyme or reason for such a game since, as the original post indicated, that would be something for three-year-olds.]

116 Rebecca September 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I have a question about the coke rewards. I want to open up a second account using my coke rewards. My question is “do I have to be buy a club membership first to use the rewards to add to that membership?” In other words should I buy a months membership and add the coke rewards or can I buy a pogo subscribtion with the 570 points?

Thanks in advance!
Rebecca

117 Cyrabi September 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Nice looking mini Lura! There are games I check my stats alot in and others I don’t. There’s the passing badge in Everyone Wins Bingo so I check to see how many wilds I’ve passed in a session and all time. I’m ranked out in a few games but haven’t reset for those.

118 gbpack September 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Linda-57 & Beth-63..TYSVM for your congrats on Annv. Wife works every Sunday, so it’s not that I’m being mean to her on our day. She works at night, so we may do a special lunch, or perhaps wait until my day off on Tuesday for something special.
Kelli-47..I don’t mind payday freecell, & am at 45%..1405 played, 626-779, not too bad. Rank 22.
TY Lura for this great site.

Dave

119 sog September 11, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Jeannie #42 – Yes, # of games til next rank is better than % toward next rank.

Lori #29 – Thank you so much for venting. It is good to be reminded that people can ’be inactive’ or ‘disappear’ from a room for any number of reasons; or sit in a room by mistake. Most reasonable people will realize this, but there are sure to be exceptions.

Now I vent –
So easy to be pissed off at Pogo on a regular basis because they regularly suck – Pogo is 87% toward achieving their next rank of Suckhard; their current rank is Eatme. But anyway….

Surveys – Well IMO they were jackin’ me around from the beginning, it didn’t start yesterday. So I told peeenutt labs what I thought in response, and they can still go to ….uhhh….alter boy training school……But anyway…..

Sure hope this doesn’t become a “join FB” site because I’ll be looking for a dif Pogo fan site if I have to read about FB every other post. It’s already all up in my face now on pogo without end – screw FB – I said SCREW FB – hello, is there anybody in there????? – But anyway…..

“I see a new, a new day dawning. I like to sleep late, oh well. But anyway….”

Rebecca #21 – You can be a free Pogo member and get a Club Pogo membership with Coke rewards points. I think it’s the best deal.

Vegasbabu #84 – That’s great. But I can’t do all that. Pogo is making regular game stuff more difficult again. So stupid, the changes they are making. Pogo’s screw-ups are far beyond anything positive they’ve done recently. And of course everything they do is geared toward making money; so things will never get better.

120 Pat September 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Laura, I do so enjoy pinochle and will be willing to join ya in rated games if we can find one more huminoid intelligus–almost any day but wednesday (game day). Mail me at mamanana4a–and yes, I do understand the game, am not ranked up very far, but, win a lot–check my stats LOL

As for battle phlinx, that is one I have never played–for some reason mine will load, I push “start” and stare vacantly as nothing ever happens…wish I knew how to get a version I could activate..

121 Alan September 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

talk about rolling around the floor laffing my butt off at the worst stats on payday free cell, having checked mine, its even worse ive now got stomach cramps.
played. 1086
won. 264
lost. 822
biggest win. 1192
rank 18 of 50
ttw. 118977
winning percentage. 24%

i hate the game with a passion.
as far as the w/e question goes i dont give a monkeys uncle about them and never bother with em…….altho this last few days ive been watching them like a hawk as i get nearer to 10000 red 3′s in canasta and rank 50
im now passed that milestone and nearer to rank 51

btw Lura, another word to add to the HH list, home sweet home, 8 letters DOORBELL.

all for now, at 4.42am its time to climb the wooden hill n go get horizontal
goodnight to you all

the spliff
p.s. gonna write more tomorra, ive got something i need to vent/get off my chest

122 kathysnj September 11, 2010 at 11:57 pm

vegasbabu #84 – I realize Lura has ranks posted, Monopoly ends at rank 50 with 150 goes. The game goes up to rank 100. Some were 15, 30 goes — I went from 50 to 71 in no time at all.

But the point was, I thought it was more exciting to see – next rank in 10 goes, than 79% of the way there. JMO

Laura #92 – ranked out in all but 2!!!! OMG Congrats!!

9/11 – I brought my kids attention to the book I had bought at the time. They were in 8th and 9th grade at the time, remembered the day, what they did -but were kinda taken back by the graphic pictures. It’s history – they should remember.

123 Kali September 12, 2010 at 4:30 am

As promised I got around to reading everyone’s posts and I have a few more comments to make.

#1 Lady_Greybird, your question is perhaps the longest to answer, so I’m going to save it for the end.

#16 Gecko – your post made me laugh. The other I was playing Tumble Bees and apparently someone was looking at the high score list and accused me of cheating because I scored over 700 points a few times. Then apparently, they looked at my profile and accused me of using an auto program to play because ‘no one could possibly have a 100% winning percentage (actually 99.5% from my previous post) or be on an 800 game winning streak.’

I about fell off my chair laughing. In my younger years, I wanted to be a writer, and I have spent hours writing in my free time (I still do sometimes, just ask anyone who has read a 20 page long message from me on pogo, haha you’re awesome Sheljin) Anyway, I’ve finished writing 4 novels (but haven’t been able to get any of them published yet). Did it ever occur to this complainer that maybe even though they aren’t strong in spelling or vocabulary, there are others who are? Seeing as how they were looking at my profile, they should have been able to see that Tumble Bees is my #1 favorite game and I’ve been playing it for years, maybe after awhile I’d be good at the game? Maybe one of the reasons it’s my #1 favorite pogo game is because I’m awesome at it? LOL. Oh no, of course not, I’m just a ‘cheat.’

#21 Rebecca – on Pogo’s page it gives instructions on how to enter your coke code and then it says: “You’re now on your way to enjoying free access to exclusive games and more on Club Pogo! If you’re already an existing Club Pogo member, your promotional code will add free game time to your subscription.”

That implies to me that you don’t already have to be a club pogo member, but I don’t have any direct experience with it – I was already a club member when I used mine. All I know is that in my profile my next billing date went from March 11th, 2011 to March 11th, 2012 after I entered the coke code. You could always try it before purchasing a month’s subscription and see if it works.

#29 – Lori, I agree with you. Sometimes life gets in the way of pogo (how can that be possible? Stupid life) haha, and I’ve parked in rooms a few times by accident. I try not to do it, but I admit to being guilty of it once in a while. I would never call someone out for it however. The only time it really bugs me is in PoppaZoppa team rooms because it is almost impossible to charge the reactor in time if less than 4 or 5 people are playing. I hate joining a room that has 7 or 8 people only to find 1 or 2 people actually playing. But instead of calling someone out, I’ll just finish the game for my eggs and rank progress, then I just go to a different room. I also don’t like parking in PoppaZoppa because it hurts my stats, lol.

#39 – Laura, I’m not sure without actually loading a Clue room and the game you’re referring to, but you can always use the big ‘clue’ button in the upper left of the screen to help you find the items. The only downside is that you won’t get a token bonus at the end of the game for using ‘no hints,’ but imho tokens are pretty much worthless anyways.

#10 and #29 – Debbie and Lori, I’m not exactly sure if I missed a post or what’s going on in your lives right now, but it sounds like you’re going through some hard times. My thoughts go out to both of you and your families.

#66 – Karen, I have no idea, I purchased some albums with the coupon code (thanks to whoever sent it in) and it worked fine.

#68 – Sheljin – I lived in NYC on 9/11/2001 and was walking on the street going to work (not at the twin towers, but at a different building very near) about 1.5 blocks away when the first plane hit. It was surreal, like the feeling of when you wake up but are not quite still sure whether you are dreaming or not. I can still remember seeing what looked like giant black birds falling out of the sky and wondering what they were until they got a little closer to the ground and you could see arms and legs attacked to the black shapes. That sight chills me to this day and I will never be able to erase it from my memory. Of course the black shapes were some of the people who were trapped on higher floors from where the plane hit and who had the utterly horrible, and completely unimaginable, choice between staying put and burning to death or jumping out of the windows to their deaths. I am still haunted by that memory. I also pine for the friends and acquaintances were who stolen from my life on that day – I try to focus on the fact that none of my family members were killed. But, I still get teary eyed just thinking about it (like now).

Then of course there was the sudden overwhelming appearance of people packing the streets, screaming, crying, shouting, running, etc in mass confusion trying to get away as quick as possible as debris and burning, smoldering bits of building material (and I’m sure human body parts) rained down on us as I was swept up the mob. Then of course the second plane hit and the towers coming down while I was still being carried as far away and quick as possible by the human sardine can that was engulfing me. I can remember somehow getting into a stranger’s car who drove us to New Jersey where one of my friends lived. When I finally got to my friend’s house, I can then remember the seemingly endless calls from friends and family checking to see if I was still alive.

I think now’s a perfect time to inject some lyrics from my favorite (and personal #1 choice for best band of all time – Pink Floyd): How I wish, how I wish you were here.

So on to something brighter:

#?, #?, #? – As so many others have noted, I, too don’t really like the change in many games to a percentage towards your next rank. Luckily, I’m pretty good at math and can usually estimate how much a certain percentage translates to how my JP spins I still need (in the games where rank progress is determined by JP spin amounts of course), but I liked it better when I could click on something on the game and see, or when it said at the end of the game. For Monopoly, I never play except when badges for the game, but I know you used to be able to click on Go and it would bring up the number of times you needed to pass Go to rank, did they get rid of that or is it still there?

And finally full circle to #1 – Lady_Greybird – I consider myself somewhat of a Survey Queen. (Notice I said ‘a’, NOT ‘the’ – I’m not so pompous as to believe that I’m the only one who has wasted countless hours doing surveys for gems). But the benefit is that I have a lto of knowledge and experience to share with y’all to try to help you on your quest for free gems. Anyway, here are my tips for surveys:

First and foremost: if you’ve been trying them, and keep getting disqualified, start by complaining over here on BH about how unfair it is that you’re always disqualified. I know that sounds strange, but maybe 5 or so months ago, I was getting disqualified for every survey I tried, then I complained about it and ever since then, I would estimate that I’ve qualified for 75% of the surveys. To date, I’m over 2,000 free gems from pogo. Yes, maybe 500 of those came from offers I did (more on this in a sec) so let’s say that I’ve earned around 1500 gems from surveys.

Second: Only do surveys if you’re playing a game like PoppaZoppa or Yahtzee where there is significant downtime/waiting time during the game. It’s easy to click over to the other window and do the survey in small increments while you’re just waiting for the round or game to end anyway. This is rather easy for me as I am trying to rank out in PoppaZoppa at the moment and I keep activating the July mix and match badge to get 88 gems to keep me focused on small steps along the way. I have now won that badge 21 times and I’m in line to win a whopping EIGHT tokens the next time I complete the badge. (I’ll try not to spend them all in one place). One side note: every once in a while, you will be kicked out of a survey and receive 0 gems for ‘taking too long to answer’, but it seems to be pretty rare as most surveys apparently have no time limit.

Third: Don’t rush through a survey, if you complete it too quickly, you will get 0 gems even if you fill out the whole thing truthfully. This is easy for me to do as I can only complete small bits of the survey during each Zoppa round, so by the time I’m done, I’ve taken a long time doing the survey. My own unprofessional opinion is that this is a safeguard Pogo has put in place to try to limit some people from just rushing through the surveys to try to get free gems.

Fourth: Don’t lie on the surveys. If you notice at the top of every survey there is a disclaimer saying that if you enter invalid text in a textbox, Pogo can easily identify it and will not reward you with gems. As far as I can tell, this one has never applied to me because I’m not that type of person. I always take my time answering the surveys (as noted above) but even when I get to the questions, I always try to fill them out as fully and accurately as possible. Sometimes I wonder what they do with the data, but then I look at the free gems and my attention is diverted.

Fifth: When the surveys are available varies widely. The only way to know is to repeatedly check the survey page to see if any new ones are there. If they are, I would recommend opening them as quickly as possible. Some seem to have very small windows where they are open or every once in a while, you may get a message saying that the quota has been fulfilled for that survey and it’s now closed. Also, new surveys don’t always pop up the first time you load the survey page, I usually hit refresh TEN times and if no surveys show up, and then I don’t check again for an hour or so.

Okay, I’m sure I have some more tips about surveys, but I’m actually tired typing (I wonder why that is? *scratches head*), so I will finish up with just a few tips about offers:

Offers not requiring a credit card:

First: Some offers are easy to complete such as sign up for the Home Depot or ASPCA e-newsletter, all you have to do is go to their page and complete the sign up form. If you are worried about your inbox getting all cluttered up, just use one of your e-mail accounts that you don’t check regularly (you do have more than one e-mail account, right? I have four at the moment, only 2 of which I use on a regular basis). I actually worry that pogo reads this site and will go and revoke some of my gems for posting that, but maybe I’m just being paranoid.

Second: Carefully check the offers that say they don’t require a credit card. Some of them actually do require a credit card.

Third: Carefully read any additional requirements that must be met in order to receive the gems from the offer. Some of the offers are to register with other sites that provide surveys and the offer (on Pogo’s page) will clearly say if you are required to register AND fill out one or two surveys. LoL, I should maybe point out that I teach college classes at night and that sounds like what I tell my kids all the time. Read and Re-read the directions, make sure you know what is being asked of you! Just like former Jets coach Herm Edwards once said: You play to win the game. Hello? You play to win the game. In a similar manner: you are trying to get free gems from doing whatever the offer requires you to do. Hello? You read the offer and carefully note what it is you must do to actually receive these gems.

Offers requiring a credit card:

First: Carefully look at the offer and analyze how much they are asking you to spend in order to get some random number of gems. Second, consider if you will actually use the item you are buying.

Second: See if you would get more pogo gems by just buying them instead. For instance, there was a website offer a while back that said make any purchase and get x number of gems. Well, you could just go the website and find the cheapest thing there and buy it. See how much it would cost to instead to just buy the same number of gems outright. Or, some offers are ridiculously overpriced for the gems they award. Like you could buy a coffee maker (that costs $120) to only get something like 117 gems in return. Well excuse me, but if I spent $120 solely on gems, that would be a much better deal (and a ton more gems).

Now on the flip side, if you were already thinking about buying a coffee maker (or some other item), then it might be a good deal to get X number of gems as an added bonus for buying the coffee maker (or other item) from the website in the deal.

One other note about offers (which also applies to surveys now that I think of it): Usually in my experience, the gems appear almost instantly in your account. However, there can be times when it takes a while (sometimes a day) for the gems to be credited to your account. Again, make sure to read the survey or offer description, most will give you an estimate of how long it will take for you to get your reward, but sometimes it still takes longer. Patience, my young padawans.

I’m sure I have more tips about offers too, but I think it’s way past my bedtime and I think I mentioned somewhere up above about me having a tendency to write a book when I sit down to type. Well I done gone and did it again. LoL. Congrats to you if you managed to read this whole monster post. LoL

~Kali

124 Serena September 12, 2010 at 5:15 am

Before I learned about the Facebook minis, I had planned to just play Yahtzee until I reached Rank 10 – and then put it aside. However, I’m now almost reaching Rank 15. Granted, the Super Yahtzee bonus also gives you incentive to stick around. I wouldn’t mind seeing Pogo Bowl also get added to Facebook.

125 Serena September 12, 2010 at 5:57 am

Also, has anyone here ranked out of Rainy Day Spider Solitaire? How many will you have to play on hard between ranks 49 and 50? I’m currently at rank 35.

126 Lura September 12, 2010 at 8:21 am

Frank: I definitely see it every time I update the Coming Soon list, but I haven’t removed it as I haven’t had any information come through. For a while I had thought it would be something along the lines of Hasbro’s Family Game Night franchise, which Mr. Potato Head emcees. I might be on to something, I might not. If it goes 2 years without news you can bark at me to take it off, deal?

Kali: I loved your information about surveys and offers, thank you! I’d love to repost it as a full post for people to read and also leave their tips and hints as well. Let me know if you’re not okay with this, otherwise I’ll just go ahead and get it going on the burner for later this week. I might want to leave out the “first and foremost” part though… :P

127 tigger September 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

for me its about having fun, so stats or anything like that, i could care less about..i go for the badges only and just play to play

128 jummy September 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

#119 sog…wtg…couldnt have said it better myself….that is exactly how I feel about FB…I am with you……pogo going to lose a lot of people if they continue on this track….have been a member for 10 years and am less interested every day….I am ranked out in all the good games and go into a game and play 2 or 3 and cant stand it so I leave….cant find anything descent to play anymore…come on, pogo, think about your longstanding members….give us some games….Amen…I am close to my one million tokies so will take them and find another game site…ok, I am done…lol….have a good rest of the weekend everyone and God Bless America

129 jummy September 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

P.S….make that 99,413,651 tokies

130 Mamabear September 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

#118 gbpack you’re welcome~toasting you on your 16th anniv and wishing you another 16+ years. My parents will be celebrating 60 yrs in Dec~may you reach that milestone with your bride. Enjoy the game and hope the packers beat the daylights outta Philly today.

#121 Alan~Are you a happy spliff today? :) Well your stats put you as the worst in Payday~sorry you have a stomach ache after checking them. Maybe the game will grow on you like it did for me.

Have a great day BH and I’ll see ya in Pogo.

~Linda

131 Sandy September 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hi Everyone

I agree with jummy (128). I have been a member for over 10 years and I am losing interest too. I looked forward to the new games. The trend seems to be fewer and fewer new ones. This is really disappointing.

132 Ed September 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

KathySNJ #122: Thanks so much for your post! I did not know that Monopoly ranked up to 100, great new info! I maintain an excel spreadsheet to track my rank progress and updated it just now. I better get on that game more in the coming days/weeks.

Laura #192: Huge accomplishment! I likewise am interested in the rank badges in Pinocle so feel free to include me in any efforts to work on those. Shoot me a line on Pogo and perhaps we can figure something out (SongwriterEd).

Kali #123: Fantastic summary on the surveys and offers! I haven’t earned quite as many gems as you (1,332 total with MANY coming from offers rather than surveys) but also have a feel for the process. Some other ideas I’d like to offer:

1- Some of the offers have worked out well for me, but some have never paid out the gems. One example is the Intuit web site offer. I’ve been wanting to have a website for some of my hobby activities anyway so this was an attractive offer to me. Signed up with a credit card but 10 days later- no Gems award. I contacted Peanuts Labs and provided all the documentation, however they keep asking for more. My position is- I pays my money and I gets my gems. If I don’t, I am not going out of my way to perform gymnastics to do what Peanuts and their corporate clients should do anyway. It becomes a matter of trust and comfort. In the final analysis, I don’t trust Intuit and I am not comfortable with them. They have everything they wanted from me including my credit card info, and I don’t have my 60 gems. So, I don’t wish to do business with them and will cancel the web site offer I completed and find something else for a web site.

2- Sometimes when I go on sites and delve info inexpensive things to buy (per Kali’s tip, such as buy.com), the page address will roll over to the company’s main site and the Peanut’s Labs info strip/header is no longer visible. When that happens, I DO NOT complete any purchases because since I am no longer on the Peanuts site. They can always say the purchase was direct and not through Peanuts Labs. It’s not worth it to me to get into any “mishegausse” (hassle :-) ) about who’s site I was on when I purchased and how did I get there. I’ll just pass, thank you.

3- Some companies have worked well for me- Shoebuy.com, restaurant.com, one of the magazine offers, home depot (free), and toluna (free). There are others but I can’t think of all of them just now.

4- If you like some I’ve seen post in BH have 2 accounts, you can accumulate gems in the second account and use them to gift badges and albums to your first account. Too bad you can’t do this with an account that has been given a pass but isn’t a paid account. You can accumulate gems in this kind of account, but can only gift mini stuff, not badges. So that’s another way you could utilize the surveys- in a second account that has a 2 week pass, using the gems to gift mini stuff to yourself and friends.

133 Ed September 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

One other item I forgot about surveys- sorry. Try logging into your account through different web browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and so on. I have found that sometimes different surveys pop up on different browsers but I have no clue why.

One other item- I noticed a couple of posts from folks who are bored with Pogo. I can appreciate that. Something like Pogo has to be fun relaxing, and stress-reducing otherwise why would any of us wish to bother with it? Perhaps if you like casual gaming you can find something new and different online or through Wii or other home gaming systems?

I find myself wondering too if some of you are bored and/or burned out on Pogo, what keeps you coming back to BH to keep reading posts about it written by all of us Pogo addicts!?

134 Gecko September 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

Kail – #123 – Can I have my gold star for reading the whole thing? :) And I felt like I was rolling in gems when I hit 200 freebies! If you have a moment would you pogomail me (sleepygeckos) as I’d love some advice about writing. I need guidance on organization, I’m a horrible mess!

135 Darlene September 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

Hi all, I think this is the first time I’ve ever posted here although I’ve relied on this site for valuable information on a daily basis for a long time now and absolutely love it!

Rebecca #116 – FWIW I paid my club membership since Club Pogo came out until I found out about the my coke rewards program in Spring of 2009. Since that time I have earned enough points to not only pay up my main account until August of 2013 but have also gifted people who were about to lose their club accounts 3 month memberships until they could get on their feet again, paid for my fiancee and stepson to have Club accounts and now have opened up a secondary club account for myself when I discovered my old original screen name was available again so I could double browse. All with Coke reward points.

I’m already back up to 487 points and I’ve maxed out until Monday when I can enter the rest of the codes I have sitting in the small basket next to my computer. My fiancee and I both drink Coke like it’s going out of style (by the 24 pack) plus we buy 24 cases of Dasani water which also has coke points, and he often brings home caps from individual bottles of Powerade or Coke he purchased at lunchtime at work during the week.

He also snags the caps from his co-workers when they are done with their qualifying drink caps and brings them home to me. LOL

I’ve also gotten free software (Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2), Free gift certificates for dinners at nice restuarants, and all sorts of other goodies since we started collecting codes. It’s definately worth the trouble to hoard those codes and enter them!! Although I notice that this year the prizes are fairly lame. No more software so I’m spending my codes on nothing but Pogo memberships now. LOL

136 jummy September 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

#133 Ed…we are also pogo addicts and BH addicts….that is why we keep checking….seems info is on here before it is on pogo…thanks for being interested….lol…

jum

137 Maggie September 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Serena #125 I have ranked out in Rainy Day. Lura has a link to all the ranks and badges on the upper right listings. Click on that, then click on the Rainy Day. It tells you how many games you have to win for each rank.

If anyone uses Bank of America, check into ShopSave on their online site. It makes up a new number for you everytime you need to give out your info. This way you do not have to use your real number.
And you add how much and when that number expires. Very easy to use. I use it every time I shop online.

I have a FB account but not very experienced with it. I would love for a special place on BH to answer my silly questions about it or to get tips, etc. I am so afraid of connecting FB and Pogo.

138 Laura September 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I break up the occasional monotony and lack of things to do on Club Pogo by buying great game downloads. The site I like most is Big Fish Games.. I actually found the site from other Pogo players talking about it. There is a $6.95 monthly Club fee, BUT they immediately give you a game credit. Games cost $6.95 so it really is a good deal.
MANY of their games are sold on Pogo for $19.99… Why pay that much?

Also, when you have 6 game purchases in a calendar month, they give you one game free.
I think I should have mentioned Big Fish Games when I was talking about having finished up almost every single thing on Pogo.
BFG does keep me in the game playing mode, especially in the winter or hottest Texas summer time, LOL.
The games transfer to another computer also, which is a nice feature. There are no codes with weird stuff like Oberon Media has on Pogo either. Lots more user friendly.. When I have bought a game that turned out to be about the occult or something else objectionable to me that I could not tell from the 1 hour free trial play on all games, Customer Service has refunded my money without a single question. The ability to play the ‘objectionable’ game is still there if one wants to revisit their choice.. I did that with the game REDRUM. I got really freaked out by the little girl, but went back and played it after reading many posts in the BFG forum about the game.

Every game has a great member forum. There are walkthroughs posted in an orderly fashion, and member reviews galore. I have only posted 11 times to their forums, because I am more of a solitary soul, probably due to my many years with Pogo.

I hope it’s OK that I share my experiences with a game site which I consider to be an adjunct to Pogo, not a competitor ( except in Pogo’s very weak downloadable non- Pogo game section which cost SO much).

There are no badges with BFG, and they have closed their social site, which I was only able to access in the last week or so ( it was always in Beta mode). So it is not a ” social site” like some people use Pogo for..
They do send you a cute green plush fish when you have been a member for one year. :)
I wouldn’t like a plush Spike, but I would totally love a Boogie Bear from Pogo. Isn’t going to happen due to the size of the site, though.

I feel welcomed and accepted here. I want to tell you all what has happened to me on Pogo in the past in another post. I realize the entire world can read this, LOL. It’s OK.
Hugs,
Laura

139 Jan in Denver September 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

It’s been a pretty weekend in Denver. We made sure to fly our American flag yesterday!

For most games I don’t really pay much attention to my stats. I keep track of my rank progress here with the Badge Tracker so don’t need to go to stats for that info. Sometimes I will look at them to see what is being tracked and how good my win/loss is/isn’t. (I’m going to have to go check Payday Freecell). In Flower Daze I realized at some point that I had a perfect record going so now I will undo that one until I can win it.

140 Laura September 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

When I went to 2 popular ” Pogo fan sites”, I was ridiculed and challenged about the personal goals I had accomplished on Pogo over a long period of time,, mostly while I was battling breast cancer at a younger than ‘ average’ age.
The ridicule and general disdain came right after I had been stalked by another Pogo player, apparently a male, supposedly from another country.. I think he felt ” safer” to harrass me because he lives across the Atlantic. This was before Pogo instituted the Privacy Settings.

I almost lost my very cherished primary Club Pogo account because of what he did to me.. Here’s what happened…

I think it’s time I stopped being afraid and secretive about my Pogo screen name. I need to explain..
My Pogo primary account was created in April 2000. At that time, there were only the usual restrictions on vulgarity, etc. I had NO intention of making a vulgar screen name in the first place, but my choice came back to bite me hard.

My screen name contains a word which, for at least the time I was trying to deal with the stalker, showed up as a blocked word in the Pogo chat filter. It is the name of the breed of 3 of my dogs. They are Bichons. Pogo suspended my account and was going to close it permanently because of the word ” BICHON”. I think everyone can guess what they thought it ” suggested”.
I was able to use the AKC.org website to prove that the word “BICHON” is not a curse word, or a pretend curse word, but the legitimate name of a breed of dog.
I heart my 3 Bichons and my 3 tiny Maltesw babies. They are our only children, regrettably.

Since the episode with the man who tried to start something with me and I told him no thanks, then got SLAMMED by him and Pogo, I have been afraid to socialize on Pogo.
This is the ONLY site which has been friendly and non-condescending or confrontational.
I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.
THANK YOU!

You have collectively restored my confidence and natural desire to share playing Pogo with others on the site.. It’s been very lonely withou Pogo buddies.. I have played so much Pogo because it took my mind off the side effects of cancer for the first 2-3 years, then my husband, my only relative within 800 miles, was promoted within the major aerospace corporation he works for into a management position. He has worked 12 hour days, 7 days a week for over 2 years now to meet the deadlines the corporation has with the Pentagon/ USAF/USN to get the plane perfected, into production and flying. . We live in a gated, private, very secluded community which doesn’t have a lot of neighbors in my age group ( 40′s). Most of them are 70′s or older.. and most are filthy rich. Hubby and I joke that we are the ” working poor” household in this fabulous but very isolated place. We are 35 miles from two major cities’ metroplex area ( where he works), but it’s a world away, in a beautiful rural setting. I have learned to view the relative isolation in terms of the extreme natural beauty here, with deer, a river one lot away from our house, etc.. I’M NOT BEING PITIFUL, IOW. I am lonely, because we moved to this part of the country for his career, and I play a lot of online games to keep my mind active.
I also excercise like a fiend– ask me how I am walking today, ROFLOL. ( That’s another story about my enthusiastic approach to all things).

Anyway, I know anyone on the Internet can read this, but unless we are REAL and HONEST at our comfort levels, then we don’t stand for much.

Two people, at least, on this blog forum, have already offered to play a game with me. That’s never happened to me in 10 years!!! THANK YOU!!!

It’s time I told it.. You can find me on Pogo under the screen name of _3bichons4Amanda. I hope to play on Pogo with you.
I’ve had privacy settings in use since they became available, but would like to drop the privacy walls down a bit, just be myself, and PLAY WITH OTHERS.

I feel free to ask for Pogo buddies here. The person who reported me to Pogo for a bogus reason and his own jealousy took a part of my Pogo joy and freedom away.
I don’t want to let him have that power any longer. I was much happier when I chatted with people on my Friends list ( long deleted), and met up with same to do badges or just chat. The last time I chatted on Pogo was in the old, good version of Spooky Slots around Halloween of 2002.

Thanks for posting with me and replying to my posts. I haven’t posted a great deal– again, not sure what to share and what not to– but I will help you with difficult badge challenges, being the ” loser” and helping you win or do any badge other than the very long game rank badges for you when you need it. There’s never been a challenge I couldn’t do, although there was a very short- timed Mix and Match challenges about a year ago which I had to restart ( Phlinx, I think it was). I learned how to fling stones much faster, though, ha.
I hope to get to know you IF you love Pogo.. I’m not into complaning about the site, the charges or gem fees for this or that, their policies, or other players.

One more thing- the survey thing. I used to be on several survey panels. All were about comsumer products. I don’t get into the political survey area, although it is on the Internet too. None were spam sites. Many of the sponsers sent me full sized new pre-market products to try.. It was a lot of fun for several years, and took just a few minutes per survey to participate in the online part.

Then I noticed that I would get almost to the end of the survey on some of the more popular sites and I would get the message that I ” didn’t qualify” for the rest of the survey.. Survey Spot was the very worst about getting 3/4 of their info, then giving the message ” You don’t qualify to finish the survey”.
So, I know the good and the bad of the survey industry. It is a huge industry. A friend on a Sweepstakes site told me about the survey sites, which I found by doing a search for using key words which you would associate with online surveys. I had a folder with all the sites listed, etc.. but stopped doing them due to a lack of time. The surveys and mainly the sweepstaking were cutting into my Pogo play time! LOL
The best survey site I’ve ever found is Pinecone Research. Again, I am not a panel member any longer, so I get nothing from telling you about it except maybe to help out if completing surveys for cash is something you want or need to do.. The next best site has a new name which I don’t remember, but will try to dig up. I am thinking the initials are NPO..
I was paid for most of the surveys I did, in addition to trying and comparing 2-3 full sized ” pre-market” products at the rate of at least 3 per month. The items ranged from healthy snack bars to body wash to home fragrance sprays.. Pinecone pays for everything they ask, and sends checks directly to you. The amounts were not great, around $20, but I liked trying new products before they hit the market and giving my opinions on the strengths and weaknesses or the new stuff.
IMO, the option of finding your OWN survey sites to spend time with and make money for gems might be a good and easy alternative for those who are having frustrations with Pogo’s affliated survey partners.

Thanks for reading!
Laura

141 drskins5 September 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Due to the amazing response I got last week I would like to request some assistance for Euchre. I need to win 2 more rated game for a badge but I’ve had enough of the rude people telling me off because I’m too slow or whatever… if you need this badge still (I think it is from 2004) I would be willing to throw some wins your way as well… or because I really want to get this badge I’ll be willing to help you with some other badge… please leave me some pogo mail at drskins5 if you are willing to help.

Thanks!

142 Sheljin September 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Stats……. I *do* need some stinkin’ stats! lol

I check my stats alot, for different reasons, on different games. For games that don’t make it clear what rank you are on (I’m thinking Shuffle Bump lol), I go in to check that. If I see someone doing a really good job, I will often go check to see what their stats look like and then may ask for some tips on how to play the game better. If I haven’t been in a game for awhile, I may check stats just to see what stats they keep track of. On the rare times I choose to play some rated cribbage or doms, I always check someone’s stats first.

If I see someone with high rank stats soon after a new game debuts, I admit to often suspecting that they are using some kind of automated help and while I won’t accuse them of it, I don’t really consider myself competing against them either. (This happened alot when Boardwalk Seaball first came out.)

But when I saw the question (thanks, Ro!), I assumed the question was really about the stats about how well you play the game (which you confirmed in your post #20, Ro). You asked what it means anyway, wondering if there might be a hidden badge you are missing for high win stats, etc. lol

In some ways, I think your opinion – what’s the point if it doesn’t lead to a badge? – might highlight one of the issues leading to people’s dissatisfaction with Pogo. If it is all about the ranks and badges and never about enjoying a game, or the challenge of a game, then I bet it can get a little tiresome sometimes for some people.

I came to Pogo in search of people to play backgammon with – a game I love. This was long before there was a Club or badges, etc. So, any games I played then were because I loved the games. Even once the Club was “born,” for me, the point of my Pogo games did NOT become to rank out or get every badge in every game.

So, yeppers, the “point” of alot of Pogo for me is to play something I like and to play it really well……which leads to caring about stats. lol

So like many people said before me, I don’t care about ALL my win/loss percentages, but in games I really enjoy – yep, they are very important to me. I’m very protective of my Aces Up stats…….I really like that game and am very proud of my win percentage. I, too, will play a game for a very long time, “undoing” back to the beginning several times if needed, to “win” the game. I very very very rarely ever lose a game there anymore. I also am proud of my Makeover Madness stats, and play that game at the highest skill level. I still don’t make the highest “high scores” that others do – so I’m thinking I still have another step to go in making the game faster (probably not using all the power-ups properly), but I’m happy where I am. lol

High scores are something else I really like trying for, in games I like to play and feel I play well.

I have only ever considered resetting stats when I end up really liking a game and have figured out how to play it well – then sometimes I think I would like to get rid of my bad learning stats. lol But, I have never come to the point of actually doing it.

I think Balloon Bounce is a game I could play really well, which is one of the reasons the ongoing lag I experience in the game really really really makes me annoyed. lol

If it is a game I really like, I will make a goal to rank out – Bowling is one that comes to mind. But I *love* bowling and go there still even though I’m ranked out. Bowling is a good example of Pogo not having the right stats – I would have liked to have a record of my highest game. I also firmly believe Bowling should have a badge for getting a 300 game.

Actually, I wish Pogo had more badges for game-playing excellence. (For the record, even though I love Bowling and have ranked out in it, a 300 game badge is one I would never get (on bad days, I don’t always even get the jackpot spin lolllll). But I admire those who have been able to and firmly believe that particular achievement deserves recognition.

I am trying to think if there is any game I play ONLY for ranks (playing just for the ranks, not playing to win or do my best). The games I play that way are because I have liked playing with the people who want to go for ranks (Canasta, Battleship). Games I play on my own – I really don’t think there is any game I don’t play to win. My win/loss percentage in Addiction Solitaire is probably not great – but I never would play that game just for the Buddies – I really like the game. lol

Like Serena #14, I may lower my difficulty level to get a badge which is taking a long time (if I am running out of time). But, if I have the time, I generally keep the game the way I like to play it. For instance, take this week’s Shuffle Bump. I have it set using the Typically Wacky and Balanced options. I still have only lost 2 games to the bots — but my games may take me a little longer to win than some others. But I am enjoying my time playing this badge. If it comes to Tuesday night and I risk not getting the badge, then I’ll switch to “passive” settings just to finish it off.

I think the fact that people have experienced being called “cheaters” just because they play a game well points again to the idea that many people play games just for the badges. That’s fine – but Pogo *is* a gamesite. People might want to consider that there are some people playing things just for the fun and challenge of the game itself.

~Shel ;>

143 Pat September 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Got some misgivings about getting the pogo minis on FB–not sure I understand the concepts of going to FB if I want all things pogo, seems unfair. I know pogo did that to lure people like me that hesitate to connect…I actually have an old account on FB, which my 3 grown kids encouraged me to get and one of them actually helped me to set up and navigated me thru for the session. I have never gone back and have forgotten the pw. Occassionally, I get emails that someone wants to friend me even though it has been about 4 years since I went on and I don’t remember the pw..

Now, if I go back to play and put in the effort, will these minis show up on my pogo account? That is basically all I want. I do not want to deal with all the other nonsense…and (the dreaded question), do these 2 accounts need to be linked in order for this to happen? Need help with the logistics and just what I may be agreeing to before I decide if it is worth entering the Dark Side…thanks, Pat

144 Kali September 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Lura – go for it, that’s perfectly fine with me.

145 vibirdlady September 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Happy Birthday/Anniversary to All! Very busy weekend just getting to read posts and stopped at Ro’s #20 to let him know I did light the candle as promised yesterday.
I don’t look at stats, sure that some would be fairly good, some not so good but not a top priority for me. Just try to get my badges and rank up. Went through HH twice, won’t redo again, will just stay at 50, don’t even know what my stats are in there.
Special Thanks to Shel for the “wolfman” shirt, all the BH ladies should put them on at the same time. Had mine on but just changed.
If I don’t make it back HAGW everyone. Vera ^v^ ^v^

146 vegasbabu September 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm

#122 – kathy i hope you dont think i was trying to be rude or suggesting you didnt know Lura had those posted. I just wanted to make sure people (not just you) didnt forget that Lura does have them posted from the old way pogo had things. I realize this new percentage is harder and more irritating to deal with. I also dont like the change. Just wanted to make that clear and sorry if it offended you or anyone else.

147 vegasbabu September 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

i also wanted to add, that i was able to claim 2 1month, 2 3months club pogo rewards from coke since the new 2 max rule. so it is 2 per reward. as i had already claimed 4 12month rewards before the 2 max rule came in to play i couldnt redeem that one again. but my bf signed up on coke and all our points will be used on that account now, until we max out again

148 Faith September 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I, like many others here, rarely look at my stats…usually just look at it for ranks.

I am not too anxious for new games, because except for Risk, most of the recent new games seem childish to me, so I only play them for badges. BUT, I continually contact Pogo and BEG for more ranks in all the games to 100 ranks. Since I have ranked out in quite a few games, it would take away my boredom if more ranks were added and I could play my fav. games again to earn ranks. Please, everyone who would like more ranks added, contact Pogo. They might listen if there are a lot of people asking for them. I usually get the canned answer “we are looking into it” every time I contact them. So the last time I asked them NOT to give me that canned answer. They didn’t, but they re-worded their answer, and it meant the exact same thing!, lol

149 adeliegerbers September 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I usually don’t look at my stats, but must admit because of the chat about Payday Freecell (Kelli #96, Mamabear #99, mumson45 #104) I just had to go check out my stats. I am rank 23, 56% winning streak, played 779 games, won 440 and lost 339. I have a feeling my wins would be higher if it wasn’t for that badge where we had to scratch a certain number, so many times, for the badge. I remember Shel asking should she get the badge at the time. If I scratched 2 cards and didn’t hit the correct combo, I did select new game, which is one of the reasons my loses went up…..but then who cares? Hmmm, I must admit I am waiting for Momsbassethound to tell us just how much she LOVES this game…LOL. Yikes, I heard your answer all the way from your house to mine and you didn’t even need the phone Suz…hehe.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Have a great week ahead, and God Bless.

150 Pat September 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Laura,#140

Welcome to BH, and hopefully, welcome back to the world of Friends
Your post has really touched me. You are courageous and have survived physical and emotional, possibly mental anguish and I can tell you are still strong underneath it all. Your strength is obvious in all you know you can accomplish. You also sound weary of carrying that load alone, and I know I would be too. As far as security options, I have limited mine. I chose the one that says basically that only those I have added to my friend’s list may access my profile. This has upset some others, but, so be it. If someone is nice and we are talking in a room and they are curious about my stats–it is np, I will add them to my friends list…if someone comes off all irritated that I have the stats blocked and blasting me, I just leave the room or mute them. I would not want them as a friend anyway.

As for your s/n, my sister had a bichon frisee as well, named Leo, which her Hubby got for her, a Leo on her August 2nd birthday…cute as can be, but soon earned the name of Leo Pee-o as he took a while to house train…

Having experienced a stalker on Pogo, back in the day, and not getting much support from Pogo, I caved and cleared out entirely a previous account, starting from scratch. The more you talk to people, the more you find out some problems are not unique and venting sure helps. I am sorry you shut down for so long and glad that you extend your hand to reconnect. I just added you to my friend’s list, so feel free to snoop all you want LOL…just kidding, feel free to contact me to play games, have a few laughs, and enjoy life and friendship. Again, Welcome to BH. There are great people here and I have enjoyed them and this site immensely. I thank Lura for her high standards, sense of humor, and extreme patience !!

151 beth September 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

was wondering if any one knows in order to get the FB mini items do you have to connect pogo with FB or can i just make an account on FB and play pogo there and get them??? any info and help would be appreciated, and thank you in advance

for sog post #119 i have always felt kinda like you do about FB, maybe NOT to the point you do tho, and sorry just the mention of FB irks you so much… i have never been a FB member, NEVER had the desire to be on their site, UNTIL now, and yes i totally understand pogo is shoving it down our throats, or was, they have slowed up on that in the most part, by talking it continueously, i do realize the sign in page and all badge pages still have the connect thing going or on them, but for just us bh’ers to discuss FB or inform others of offers and the such that pogo has going on fb, i dont understand why that would make you want to leave this site?? i mean its NOT “the topic” all the time and its not like lura is encouraging or pushing FB on us, but i think threatening to leave badgehungry and look for another fan site is a lil much, most of the other fan sites are ALL FB geared or if not, if they even have a BLOG section im sure the FB mini items and new goodies that are showing up are the hot topic in their blogs, IF they even have blogs…sorry i just dont understand i guess, i mean, its pogo related and not like we just wanna discuss FB its self and for the most part MOST of us are NOT interested in the site its self but in the pogo items it is offering, @ 1st i was leary and didnt want to ask the questions i wanted answers to for fear of hurting ur feelings or maybe taking a chance of running some one away from badge hungry, but really this is the only place i know to ask and find out the things and answers i want to know, i guess im just trying to appoligise in advance in case it offends you….
hell if i know but i did want some answers and this is my usual site to find out anything pogo i want to know, and sorry to anyone that isnt interested, im not trying to be mean or cruel to anyone….beth

152 Sheljin September 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Lura #126 – I would also love to see a separate thread with Kali’s & Ed’s post too about the surveys. I think that would be great.

On that same general topic (and apologies dear sog), I would love to see a FB thread – not just for complaining. lol But for logistical questions, like Pat #143 was asking. The only way I would join FB was to get those mini items / rewards that I can’t get now. And the only way I would join FB to get those things is if I can do it MY way – i.e., NOT giving them any satisfaction, just taking advantage. Hearing that you can actually get MORE tokens playing on FB just makes my blood boil. Which company IS this????

Questions I have are: Can you make a FB account with limited or no personal info included? Does your FB account HAVE to be linked to your Pogo account in order to get the benefits? If you play Pogo through FB, are you actually in the same rooms – can friends find and play with you even if they aren’t playing through FB and you are? I’m sure I can think of more……

Thanks for thinking about it, Lura.

~Shel

153 Mamabear September 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

#140 Laura~thanks for sharing your story and for giving your SN~I’ve added you as a friend and would welcome you to add me also Mamabear121151. I am so sorry that you had such a difficult time on Pogo with a cretin and it’s amazing that Pogo didn’t know that Bichon was a breed of dog and not a vulgar word. I’m glad you found BH and have shared with us. I’ve met a lot of great people on Pogo and more since I’ve been coming to BH. I also do survey’s online and there’s lots of great ones that give great gifts as well as products to test. Hope to see you soon at Pogo.
~Linda

154 MomsBassetHound September 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Pat #143 – Yes, you have to link your Pogo account to your FB account.

Suz

155 Marithoner September 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Okay, I just couldn’t resist…I LOVE Payday FreeCell and here’s my stats (oy!)..Rank 41, 42% winning percentage, played 6,179 games, won 2,578 and LOST 3,601…how pathetic am I? Wait, don’t answer that!!!

156 Debbie10 September 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Laura #140
Thanks for sharing your story.
I have heard others talk about stalkers on pogo Or other , Not having that happen to me on the net, I can see how it would make one feel.
Deb- awifeofatrucker4

157 Sheljin September 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Ro #83 – Thank you for sharing about your 9/11 experience. How completely scary for your family!! Thank God your girls found each other that day. Thank you too Kali #68 for sharing yours – completely terrifying. I remember hearing about “something” happening in NYC and rushing home that morning, getting on the phone with my friend, and us both crying our eyes out, watching it unfold. Not believing at first that the first tower had actually collapsed – hoping in the cloud of debris that we weren’t seeing what we were seeing. Then waiting to hear what would happen next, hoping everyone we knew would make it home. Remember living in fear that other attacks would follow immediately – people afraid to even use the subways – who knew what was going on afterall?? My most heartrending after-memory were the signs posted everywhere in that neighborhood and around NYC from people searching for their missing loved ones. I pray no one ever has to live something like that ever again…..

~Shel

158 Lura September 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Sheljin: I’d be happy to make a Facebook Question/Answer/FAQ-of-sorts thread, but it’s going to have to wait until the right time for me. Every time I make a post about anything to do with Facebook, the comments devolve pretty quickly and IMO the comments don’t end up adding much value for anyone except those who appreciate the ability to vent. If I do a Q&A thread, I’ll want to moderate it heavily to make sure it’s useful and free of the usual types of comments the subject matter gets, and that will require a little extra time and patience on my part. :) I’ll stick it on a back burner for one of the upcoming weeks when there’s light content otherwise.

To answer your questions for now: yes you can make a Facebook account with limited or no personal info. You can be John Smith for all it cares. Yes, it has to be linked to your Pogo account otherwise FacebookPogo will create an account for you and start from scratch. Linking is the only way your main name will get the rewards. At some point a while back I made a post that included instructions on how to make sure your Facebook linkage was private in your profile.

http://www.badgehungry.com/2009/10/21/pogo-facebook-connect-privacy-resolved/

In addition to that, if you want a truly anonymous Facebook experience, I recommend not using any of your regular email addresses as the system will allow people to search by email address to find your profile and add you as a friend. There are a few guides out there for locking down your Facebook account — try to find a recent one as the settings have changed within the last few months.

If you play FacebookPogo you are inserted into the same rooms, but a) you have no choice of rooms and to that end b) in Bingo Luau for example, you can’t choose your style of play. I believe you are stuffed into a non-blackout room, but haven’t played it for more than a few minutes. Friends can find and play with you but it’s kind of a one-way street due to the way you’re randomly inserted into rooms.

All of this aside, I totally get the frustration from those of you who don’t want to deal with Facebook and are incensed at the idea of not getting Mini items unless you connect with Facebook… I’m with you. But I have to post about these things and while I’d love to limit the conversation about Facebook to Facebook-only threads, it’s just not going to happen in an open thread like these weekend ones. My suggestion: just skim over the posts that contain the F-word and read the rest. And when there are main posts about Facebook-only things, you can ignore them and their comments entirely and move onto the other great stuff here that isn’t Facebook-related. :)

159 catania1966 September 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Hi again all from down under,
Well I don’t usually post TWICE in a weekend thread,but after reading #140 Laura post,I thought I would just say hello and welcome to our little pogo loving group here at BH.It is really sad to hear of people like yourself who thru no fault of their own,can’t play pogo the way it should be played be able to be played – just fun,making friends & chatting with them,and being comfortable in doing so.I’m glad to hear you are comfortable with our group here at BH – I think we all are too lol
Well have a great weekend all,whats left of it,
catania1966

160 Janet September 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Laura (#140)

Thank you for what must have been an emotional but relieving post. Thank you for sharing your courage and honesty. Thank you for trusting us. And mostly, thank you for letting us know you.
To be “alone” is a very sad thing. Thank God you are no longer isolated.

We are your friends, and you are ours.

jigsawing

161 beth September 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

hmmm its probably just me but im having problems with giving gifts… is any one else ecperience this this evening? as i forgot to do borthdays this morn and now it aint working for me*sighs* GRRRR pogo lol

happy birthday to all those celebrating today, we have 3 alwaysearly, mysticalcharmss, and muffs_ happy birthday to you all, hope you had a great day!!! beth

now you all posting the payday freecell had my curosity peeked as i rarely even look @ stats so obliviouly they arent too important but i have rankes out in payday so i had too look lol here goes…53% played 10,225 games, won 5,404, lost 4,821 lol and i have plyed it both ways going for win for ranking and just what ever it took to get a badge as well so in all im 1/2 and 1/2 bot too bad i guess lol…i did win 2,307,094 in tokens:) so thats a PLUS lol….

hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week-endm not much left of it…
thank you lura for such a wonderful site and give chubbycheeks a BIG HUG from me…:)

162 Sheljin September 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Just catching up on the thread for the weekend….

Spliffy – Alan, sorry I missed you twice in Shuffle Bump this afternoon – I’ve been on the phone. And anyone wondering, nope, not done yet. lol Have 5 games to go I believe.

Ann #5 – I hope you continue to feel better AND can get Pogo to help you with your messages. Sorry, I have no suggestions to help.

wheat #7 – I realize there may have been some confusion about the rave background being changed based on the mini mall or if you owned the item. For those who bought it when it first came out, has it changed in your closets?

Gecko #16 – Sorry you were accused of cheating in Diner Dash! lol I have gotten that in Boardwalk Seaball occasionally and it really makes me laugh too. That game REALLY does require time spent playing to improve your scores. And once you HAVE put in that time, it is a pain to be accused of cheating by someone not even to Rank 1. I was wondering – what stat in a certain Bingo game is everyone checking out and accusing people of violating?? lol

Ed #24 – Thanks for sharing your No Limit Texas Holdem ranking method! WTG on 1000 badges too!

gbpack #30 – ~*~*Happy~*~* ~*~*Anniversary~*~*~ Dave & Mrs. Dave! I wish you both many more happy years to come too!

Frank #31 – I think your 100% in Boggle Bash was awesome, especially since it is not totally under your own control – wtg! I’m sure it is still pretty far up there too. Oh, and please do not submit to having a root canal to avoid Poppit – Dr. Shel doesn’t want to have to write another note. ;> Thanks for confirming I’m not the only one being given the survey runaround (#110) – I appreciate knowing I’m not alone, but I am sorry you are having trouble too.

Jeanne #42 – Sorry to hear about that change in Phlinx AND changing to percentages from straight X number of games. I did notice in one of the games, recently, it gave me the option of not seeing the new stats – sorry, don’t remember which game. But it might be worth it to look closely and see if you can choose to turn them off in other games, too.

ksetch #51 – GL with your Freecell and those other “old” badges – kick their butts, because they will certainly try to kick yours! lol

gbpack & mamabear #57 – GO EAGLIES!!! Sorry, just had to let that out. lol Linda, I don’t know of any cardinal poker rule you broke – I think you ran into a poker jerk. lol

debi #59 – Great commercial – thank you. And thank you Alan #80 for making it so easy for us to find it. xx

catania #61 – Looks like we really do need that “old badge support group” – GL and my condolescences on working on Greenback Bayou. lol Loved hearing about you helping playerpokermama to complete her PBA – love reading about Bhers helping each other out. WTG mama!

beth #63 – Adding to our “parking” conversation: I have actually found myself parked in a room when I *know* I left it. People have left me notes, saying I was someplace and didn’t answer them etc. I think sometimes Pogo just keeps you locked in place. I know sometimes I will see I’m still in a room I exited for anywhere from 5-20 minutes after I have really left.

Kali #65 – Excellent Tumble Bee stats – wtg!

alchurch #67 – Don’t know if someone answered you yet or not, but I believe that new promotion is actually for the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Frank #74 – Yes, the timed 24 hour cycle has been in place for a while now. I noticed it back when we were getting 500 daily for WW and some other game. I find it a pain, have to assume they instituted it to maybe fix that double-payout glitch? Oh, if they only put that brain power towards some real fixes!

Wtg spliffmeister on rank 50 in Canasta!! (Now, go play with your sweet wife!!! lol) Moms (Suz) – how are you doing with Canasta?

psalm #90 – I was like OH NO reading your HH story!!!! I live in fear of hitting RESET accidentally. lol WTG on all those gems you’ve won!

Laura #92 – Let me add my WTGs to your fantastic badge accomplishments!! Wowzer! And thank you for sharing your Pogo experiences, good & bad. Unfortunately, many of us have stories like yours – I’ll save mine for another day. But I’m glad you have found BH now – it is a gift for many of us!

Pat #94 – “Reached the end of the Internet” – Vote for line of the weekend. lolll

Moms #105 – Oh no, Suz – not the dark side!!!!!!! lolllllllllllllll Before you go there, tie a rope around your waist, so we can pull you back out if we need to. ;>

Kali #123 – Thanks for the very imformative survey guide – I can vouch for her being AN expert if she doesn’t want to claim THE expert. lol (Now can I have my gold star too?? lol)

Ed #133 – I believe anyone posting or reading here loves (or loved) Pogo as we do. If they are bored or have complaints, they are really only saying they wish it was the way it once was, and/or are perhaps hoping it will be again. At least that’s what I think.

vibirdlady #145 – I had mine on for awhile – I’m in my football mini today. lol I’m glad you like it – I do think we have to have a wolf gathering one of these days. lol

Faith #148 – I think if Pogo is too busy to develop new games for us because of redesigning everything for FB (sigh), an easy way to probably make ALOT of people happy would be to add ranks to some more (if not all) games. I nominate Bowling & Keno Pop (which were promised years ago) and Dice City Roller. They could also add ranks to the games that don’t have them – my first choice would be for cribbage.

Extra wtgs to anyone achieving milestone ranks, badges, albums – I know it means alot.

Lura #158 – Thank you for all the great FB answers – I do appreciate it very much. Please always know whenever I ask about any possible thread idea, it is always simply a suggestion or question. I would never get upset if it couldn’t be done, as I think is the case with most all of us here too. I know how much you have on your plate and TOTALLY understand & appreciate your reasons why a FB thread doesn’t make sense for right now. (It kind of made my head spin thinking about it after what you just said. lolllll) I appreciate, too, the reminders of past info threads – I do remember some of those now and will go check them out.

I hope everyone has a great week coming up. Knock wood, it appears Jersey MIGHT be done with the heat wave at least for now. Here’s hoping that we might skip our Indian Summer too this year!

~Shel ;>

163 Ro September 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Lura,
I think some of the confusion of linking the accounts comes down to this. When I play Pogo on FB, I log in on my FB account & choose the Pogo Games app from the left side of my main page. You do not have to sign in through FB unless you are playing the games for the xp points. In that sense, your Pogo account remains separate; the only time I play using FB is when am going for the level; otherwise I sign in as usual on Pogo. The other item…the mini items….the only special mini items are the trophies, 2 outfits, & 4 backgrounds (think my numbers are right LOL)…the other items that come up as unlocked are items available to you to BUY as a club member. Yes, the token payout is somewhat higher than through Pogo, but remember that they are trying to get new people to shop for those unlocked items. As far as the FB account goes, you can set it totally private so that people can’t even search for you thru your email…
Lura, I know how busy you are & while I don’t claim to be an expert on FB or the FB/Pogo experience, I am more than willing to answer questions – this is my Pogo name.
Also, no, sadly, there is no how to play/what you earn page to help you out on FB…it truly has been a learning experience for me. Trying to get this in before Lura shuts down the thread…so if you need help, just email me.
Ro
edbdvii is Pogo name

164 Pat September 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Suz, see what you started–Lura is right, if I saw the F-word (love that, btw) i closed my mind…but, if Suz/moms went to the site and wasn’t struck by lightning immediately..could there be a chance for me? And, like shel said, how do we take advantage of FB, without FB taking advantage of us..or is there even a way? Let’s see, can we set up an account, get the minis and run, closing down the account behind us, and severing the connections? I am talking about ALL the logistics,,is a tough choice going over to that account or even considering the carrot that Pogo placed in front of our noses…In the meantime, GO SEAHAWKS

165 KathySNJ September 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Kali # 123

My brother was in NY that day on business. He walked to the ferry to Jersey City to try and get home. He got there and they were only taking the dead.

My other brother owns a heating and air company. He drove up witth his truck to donate gas. He went once, and this was after, and couldn’t go back. So he let his employees go. Each one that went, went once and couldn’t go back. That is all he would say about it.

166 Nancy September 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Oddly enough I had the same thought not long ago when I got a Royal Flush in Jacks or Better doing a personal choice badge.
As Sheljin mentioned, why doesn’t Pogo have a special achievment badge for this and other hard to get score games?
They have 2 in Texas Hold’em. The Royal ( I haven’t won it there yet ), and the natural 4 Aces badge (which I have won).
There are games they should reward for getting something rare like a perfect 300 Bowling score or the Royal.
Sadly asking Pogo reps about it would probably only disappear into the Twilght Zone but that doesn’t mean we didn’t earn and deserve to have them nonetheless.

167 sog September 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm

The “Ceiling Dance” backround, he’s dancing on the floor, they turned the whole room upside down. The cat doesn’t seem to mind tho.

beth #140 – When I read my comment this morning I was quite pissed off at myself and knew I had definitely insulted people. I can be an incredible bonehead. So I apologize to you all and especially Ms Lura.

(I type more usually than I ever post in comments and did not mean to include the part about looking for another fan site as it was just part of me ranting to myself. I type in Word, then cut and paste from Word to BH and check before submitting – so I have no excuse for leaving it there, but it is Pogo and pnut labs that have bothered me, not BadgeHungry!.)

I love BadgeHungry! !

Thank you beth for saying what you did, I agree with you completely. :)

168 Serena September 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Maggie: Actually, I already checked – and it’s one of the few games where doesn’t say how many games are required to rank up. That’s why I asked you guys.

169 KathySNJ September 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

what is guestbook? I don’t know how to answer! Sorry if it was someone from here!!

170 Lura September 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Welp, it’s that time again and I’m closing this one up! Thanks for participating!

This week I’ll get the survey tips posted and open for discussion and maybe a FacebookPogo FAQ thread as well, so look out for those in the near future.

See you around the comments again soon. <3

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