Weekend Open Thread

April 6, 2012 · 112 comments

Pogo Mini Snapshot: They're always pecking on me!Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!

Michelle wrote in earlier this week to suggest the subject of chat icons for this weekend’s open thread. She admitted to me that she doesn’t want hers to be the same badge displayed by others in the game room, what about you?

What do you usually display as your chat icon, do you show your Mini’s face or your favorite badge’s chat icon? Do you mind if someone else in the room has the same chat icon as you?

Also, feel free to use the comments here to discuss anything Pogo-related that didn’t fit in anywhere else this week.

See you in the comments!

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1 michelle April 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Ty for using my suggestion, made my day! :).

As stated above I am always scanning the room and if I see someone with the same badges displayed I will instantly change mine. I guess I like to be different :).

I NEVER use my mini as my display just badges.

Have a fantastic Easter all!!


2 goNILor4p April 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I don’t mind if someone else in the room has the same badge icon as me. Just means we have good taste in picking badges. If I play in WCS I will usually wear my Maine badge from Word Search Daily & play in the Bangor room. Sometimes I find others in the room with the same badge on as usually ask if they are from Maine or ever been to Maine and from there we just make pleasant conversation. I’ve met a few nice people that way.

3 feistyblueeyez April 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

It all depends on if there is a holiday nearing if not I go by the season it is. So currently with Easter season I have an Easter related Icon, when its over I’ll change it to Spring related (flowers, birds, etc). I don’t care for the face using minis, nor do I mind if another has the same badge icon.

4 v April 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

i almost always show my badge, and it definitely does NOT matter to me if others in the room have the same one. I use a clue from N.O. mostly, and rarely change,

5 gladys April 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I use my badge icon. It’s an ice cream cone-rank 100 in Canasta. I really love it, so don’t think I will ever change it. As for someone else showing the same badge- I think it’s great.
Happy Easter to all. I hope you all enjoy that wonderful day

6 awanpanji April 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I dont mind if someone else has same icon on. But I do look at them and if I dont have that one I look right away to see where they got it from so I can get. During holidays of couse I dress for the holiday. But in my humble opinion the faces are getting boring why cant we have the pretty icons I see on the Ipod ones. Thats why I buy badges I want the badges of couse but I like to display a new icon if its good looking.Come on pogo pick better items from the badges artwork. That when u see a icon u can tell what it is. No more hands, ugly faces or eyeballs.

7 Victoria April 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I’m sort of the same way. I like being unique. I don’t scan the room for the same badge icon. If I see someone in chat using it, I won’t change mine. Guess I’m stubborn.

8 Carolyn April 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Happy Easter to all out the in pogo land and a special happy Easter to Lura.
I see alot of icons that are very old icons and I figure they use them for a special reason. Doesn’t bother me to have the same icon as others in the room. Most icons are boreing to me but the one I am useing now is the telephone booth. Hubby and I are both retired from the phone company. I d0 use the animated icons for holidays ie easter right now but after Sunday I will go back to the telephone booth.

9 Caren April 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I like to have a unique badge icon, one that looks pretty. Right now I have Pogo Prize Winner Badge.

10 popcornlady April 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

usually display a badge.
speaking of games and badges.. theres a blurb in thr pogo news on front pages called coming soon for those seeking the vaults of atlantis get to the bonus round 3 times… has anybody else seen this its the badge from island dream e1 is struggling with.. what did they do to it?

11 jigsawing April 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Nice topic! I never use the mini face as an icon. Except for holidays and occasional seasons, I always sport my favorite badge: Nestor is oaring a rowboat on a pretty little pond. It’s peaceful and quiet, and he’s my favorite Pogo character. I’d be happy to see everyone displaying it.

Hope we all have a nice Easter weekend.


12 CocoPeppy April 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I love cats, so I always have a cat. Also like to see other cat lovers.

13 Patty05253 April 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I always show my badge…my favorite one at the time…It has never bothered me if someone else is displaying the same badge….some of these badges are so hard to get and they deserve to display them just like I do mine…if I find one I really like I display it for a good while. I do like to use holiday badges doing the holidays..I am not fond of the ones that blink or move…too busy for me :-)

14 annieh12264 April 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I dress my mini to the seasons or to the day, mood. Very rarely do i use a game icon but if i see someone with one that i havent seen i as well go see what it is and how i can get it. Recently I saw a badge Netties Parosal i think it was and it didnt give the game im thinking its a special rank or something but would love to know what it is because i just loved it. Happy Easter weekend to everyone. Also i was wondering where you could leave a comment to be used for the weekend thread?

15 WilliamPorygon April 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I usually show my favorite badge icon, but what that is changes frequently. Often for holidays I will change it to something appropriate (like this past Sunday I used the April Fools 2008 badge). If I earn a high-level rank or game award badge I’ll often change it to that for awhile. If I really like the art for a new badge I’ll change it to that. Sometimes on a whim I’ll change it to an older rare/special edition badge. Right now I have it on the Lottso Pinball Wizard badge because of the release of Pinball Arcade on the Xbox 360 this week and the fact that I love properly done pinball games.

I don’t really care if anyone else in the room has the same badge displayed as I do. I don’t pay much attention to other players’ badges anyway, unless I notice they have a rare or hard to obtain one showing.

16 Lura April 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

annieh: it’s one of Pogo’s “Super Secret Badges“, awarded randomly for completing a Mix-n-Match album. Also in the future if you know the name of the badge (like you figured out just now), you can plug it into the search box on the right sidebar. :)

17 annieh12264 April 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Thank You Lura

18 batraylover April 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I use my favorite badge, which is currently one from Mahjong Safari that has meerkats on it. I can’t wait for the day when I hit the manta ray badge in Squelchies (my dream badge) because then I can have a batray to go with my batraylover nickname!

19 goofygoober519 April 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Happy Weekend All – Hope everyone has a Happy Easter. We’re having our get together tomorrow so Easter Sunday will be a relaxing day at home probably :)

I currently use the Star badge icon from a Panda Pai Gow Poker weekly that I earned in 2005. I use this one most of the time but sometimes use the Chocolate Bar badge from Sweet Tooth in 2004. I do use my animated icons for some holidays as long as the icon is good. Once in a while I’ll change my icon to something different but my star and candy bar are my go-to badges. I rarely see anyone with the same badges. I never use my mini face either.

20 CaptHitsugaiya April 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’ve been using the same mini since I joined.

21 rmr6629 April 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I never display my mini. I always have a favorite badge. The badge normally has something to do with the current holiday or it is one i just won that I really like. I dont care if someone else has that icon because there are a lot of people playing pogo and i’m sure that no matter which badge i choose someone will always have it as theirs too.

22 madmaude74 April 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I use different badges all the time. My two I use the most are the Whomp Lichenstein and the Virtruvian Cactus which are both Super Secret badges. If I like someone’s badge icon I will check their profile and see what it is. That is how I became a badge horder. Someone had one of the cool Super Secret badges and I wanted it. And because they are random you have to buy and play a lot of Pogo to get them. The other day someone had a cool Chinese take out one that I liked but their profile was private. ;( And, no, I don’t mind if someone has the same badge as me in a room. Just means we both have good taste! Oh, and the Island Dream Vaults badge looks like they changed to just getting to the fourth bonus game three times. No more avoiding the sharks. Thank you Pogo! Happy Easter all.

23 Mozartjea April 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I always use a badge icon, never a mini face. I dislike the mini face chat icons. I dislike face icons so much that I mute everyone that is sporting them. I mostly use an animal icon except when I occassionally display holiday icons. I don’t really care if someone is displaying the same badge as mine unless it is next to mine on the chat screen then I mute the other one. I am so tired of pogo ignoring the fact that most of us hate ugly badge icons such as faces, hands, eyeballs or any other body parts. Initially pogo had pretty and colorful badges and icons, they must have fired all the real artists. Oh, well.
To everyone: “Have a happy Easter weekend”.

24 madmaude74 April 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I lied – they haven’t changed the Vaults Island Dream Badge yet.

25 wsidecabronas April 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

i think, if i can say, and not trying 2 b rude but that is ridiculous`do u know how many members there r?

26 laurie damrose April 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

even if someone has the same icon as me ,they do something different to theirs to keep it unique so I don’t mind

27 Cher April 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I usually change my badge icon to fit my mood. It can change several times a day. LOL I never mind if somebody has the same icon. I figure we have the same good taste. If I see a badge I like, I will check their profile and see which one it is and go into my album and put it on. I have no idea what I have anymore and it would take forever to look at them all. Have a wonderful Easter and Passover everybody. Stay safe!!!

28 Jamie (LocoBonita82) April 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I always display my mini as my chat icon. Just prefer it that way, no particular reason, lol.

My favorite badge is the rank 40 badge in Aces Up! – the Guardian Angel badge and I NEVER change it. I use it to symbolize my grandparents that have passed on to Heaven and are now my guardian angels.

29 Brinn April 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I use to change my chat icon regularly as the mood struck. But the more badges I earn the harder it is to search through them. So currently I just wear one that took me a while to earn. I absolutely do not mind if another in the room has the same one I do and I never just use the mini display (yuck). A suggestion I have voiced before and will repeat again, Pogo needs to give us the ability to organize our badges so that we can easily find our favorites.

30 sashca2002 April 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i have a ? my club pogo will run out tommorrow. i have to wait 7 to 10 days to get it back. will i lose all my badges gems and have to start over? i hope not. i don’t have a credit card so i have to use pay by cash. thanks. have a great Easter with family and friends. sashca2002.

31 sashca2002 April 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

there’s something wrong with pogo i went in says i logged out i never do that i tried logging in an error came up.

32 RyzandShyn April 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

4:30 pm Friday -
All progress from today’s challenges and badge work suddenly wiped out. Signed out (hoping that when I signed back in it would go back to normal) and can’t sign back in as I’m getting the error message about something wrong on their end.
Say it ain’t so!! Pogo and lazed around is about all I did today :)

33 RyzandShyn April 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

4:30 east coast time that is

34 StOrMyEyEs2 April 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I use my Mini’s face, as I don’t buy the cute animated badges or any badges for that matter.

Is anyone else having trouble logging on to Pogo? I have been gone all day and just tried – something about “Server Error” on their end!!

35 BHFan4 April 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Wishing everyone a very special and blessed Easter. I use the same badge on two accounts, the third one I change frequently. I never mind if I see another person with the same badge, and often it is a great way to begin a great chat. I will type that “I like your badge, (name)” and have met some wonderful people on Pogo.
#14 I have often wondered about that badge as well.
#16 Lura, Thank you for telling us. I’m laughing out loud because of course, I should have checked that link on BadgeHungry as I know it has everything here, and always does, your site is awesome! Wishing you and your family a very special Easter.

36 RyzandShyn April 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

whew….4:43…back on and Pogo reset all the progress.
Anxiety attack prevented, all’s right with the world again.

37 americanfrau April 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I spent my entire growing up years moving as my dad was in the US army and in honor of him and all our fine military past present and future my flag is in honor of you. Thank you for all you do and did to keep America the home of the brave and the land of the free. God bless America and all other countries may all the world stay free.

38 Pat April 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I have the Gopher Cherubs icon displayed at the monent–not due to the Gophers but as a wink and a salute to the original cherubs gazing heavenward. I have admitted that Nettie With a Parasol is also one of my long time favorites.

Now, for a question that has been bugging me this week. I was doing the MnM badges, and started the poppit sprint, which I seldom play. I just needed the use of power-ups. I decided to purchase some, and clicked on ‘add coins” or whatever the term was. I figured I did not need a whole lot to complete this badge and selected the 2.99 package and hit the button to take to the next stage. It is a good thing I read the invoice before I confirm it, as they had me down for the mega package, at 39.99 plus tax. I laughed, went back to the previous page, selected the 2.99 and confirmed. Again, it preselected the 39.99 package. I actually did it 3 times, thinking I could get a different response. Has anyone else had this type of experience? And how could I have rec’d the 2.99 pack with pogo overriding each time?That ticked me off!! Anyway, got the badge and didn’t even need the extra coins…just insulted by greed “Money, money, money”

39 BHFan4 April 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

#30 You will still have your gems even when your account becomes a “free” account. As far as your badges, all will still be there when you become a “Club Pogo” member once again, so don’t worry. Have a great Easter!

40 luvnmadly April 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

anyone having trouble logging in to Pogo? I was playing and got booted, tried to log back in , it says internal error on there part, and there is nothing i can do about it. As for my icon, I usually display the badge icon that i won most recently, unless I don’t like it, and I really don’t mind someone else has the same badge!

41 Steph April 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

@30 Sascha. No you don’t lose you badges, tokens etc.. they stay there for you…

Also as of 4:50 on Friday, poog is not working right…. having server issues again they are… :/

42 booboo April 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

off topic… Anyone else not able to log into pogo today? This is from 2 different locations and 3 different PC so not unique to one or the other.

43 Pat April 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I use badges far too many show faces and many all look the same so I like to show off my favorite badge at that particular time.

Question does any one besides me dislike that on embedded games all males are shown as females as friends….. what is up with that. If a player is male it should show that not all females.

44 Luis April 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I like to showoff my icon in the chat rooms

45 cntryatheart3 April 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I love my waving American flag icon. I am proud to be an American and very proud of our flag. It’s the 2008 4th of July limited edition badge in Bingo Luau. I rarely ever change it. If I see someone else displaying the same icon, I love it!!!
Have a blessed Easter weekend everyone.

46 v April 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

#30 sashca, you will not lose all your gems and badges once you get your account back, all your badges, ranks and tokens should be there. think that this will affect your pogo yrs badge or when you will get the next one, but that’s about it.

47 Caren April 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

madmaude74 #22: I used to use the Chinese take out container as my favorite badge. It is the album completion badge for Now THAT’S a Challenge PBA. I think that album is retired.

48 Edy April 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

As a tournament host, I have a host badge that MUST be worn while leading tours. So I always use my mini icon unless hosting.

49 RyzandShyn April 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I use an icon of a house since I like being home, enjoy being with family, and all that goes with that. Sometimes I change it for a holiday or a season.
I don’t mind if someone else has the same one. It’s kinda cool actually.
I get a kick out of noticing I’m playing with someone dressed in the same outfit I have on or wearing one that I own and am fond of. It’s happened most often in Jungle Gin, but also in other games. I usually comment on their good taste :).
PS. Although the progress has reset, I can’t play any games yet. I’M getting a message saying that ranks, progress, tokens are not available right now with a suggestion to try back later.

50 papnana122739 April 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I’m like Michelle, I like to be the only one with a different icon. I usually use my favorite badge icon, so far I have not ran into anyone who had the same badge icon as me.


51 ~*~Bobbi~*~ April 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I never heard anything so strange as to change your chat icon just because someone else had it on (that sure is a lot of times to change it LOL) Why not just choose not to display an icon at all? I see that done & its very rare …….Oh well, whatever ><
I change my chat icon for the holidays & usually have the canasta heart or anything that looks like a flower
Have a Happy Easter & Passover everyone <3

52 kitfoo3 April 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

i prefer to just display badges–and i hav a lot to pick from, so if i go into a room and i see that some1 else has the same badge up, i usually change mine, but not for wanting to be different–but to create more variety in what others see. but if i see they have 1 of my favorite badges on too, well then, there R just 2 of us in the room. have a great easter weekend!

53 famdawplayer April 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I always display a badge icon. The one I have up almost always is the Vermont badge for Word Search. I am not from Vermont but it is a maple leaf and I am Canadian. If I am ever lucky enough to win the Netty with a Parasol badge I might display that one. Love that badge and have been coveting it for some time…lol.

54 kitfoo3 April 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

p.s. i hav not any issues TODAY with logging on, but from time to time, i hav also encountered the ‘servor error’ message, and boy, can THAT b exasperating!!

55 Krazycakes April 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Pogo is giving Easter discounts. Sign up for one year of Club Pogo and get 2 months FREE with coupon code “FREEMONTHS”
I just got this in my email.

56 shirley April 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I use my badge icons and I change it quite regular. I don’t care if someone else in the room that i am in has the same one. I do have a question i bought the vaults mix and max challenge where u have to do the bonus round and avoid the shark. I can’t seem to get that one i got up to 2 left and the one i clicked on was a shark. Do u thank pogo will change it? I have been a club member 8 years and sometimes they did change a challeng.

57 Heaven April 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I never use the mini face; I always use a badge that I like. It doesn’t bother me if someone else has the same bagde, but it’s rare when they do.

I have a question maybe someone can answer. On Plants v. Zombies download game, how can you earn badges? Or is it not possible?

58 Paris April 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I show my favorite badge although it changes periodically. No, I don’t mind if anyone displays the same badge I usually don’t notice others icons unless it really stand out. I don’t like the mini face icon , it looks distorted to me. Mostly its the non member who have that icon.
I do like the holiday badges

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter Everyone.

59 admatin April 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I like to have a unique BADGE Icon and often search for some of the older ones for whatever the occaison is, such as Easter. I do love the oriental type ones/ dragons/ etc the best.

60 sandeye April 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I display my badges as to what Holiday is coming close, or I also display my favorite badge w/ the icon I like at the time of my mood, month or whats cute….lol There are to many peeps playing pogo that of course I will run into some of my badges , But that doesn’t bother me !!
Have a Happy Easter ev1 …be safe !!

61 BonBon April 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Happy Easter weekend y’all ~

I prefer wearing a badge icon instead of my mini’s face. It kinda creeps me out when I use a ‘free room’ and see ALL those faces staring at me while I play a game. LOL!
I like wearing something different from everyone else, if possible. I wear a “B” badge a lot because of my Pogo i.d. but change with seasons occasionally.

62 Storm April 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Currently mine is one of the Super Secret Badges.

I often change mine, depends on if I like the newer badges or not.

Can’t say I have ever looked to see if another player is wearing the same badge as me…

I’m all for uniqueness/own style etc., but I wouldn’t change my badge if I noticed another player wearing it, you would be forever scanning through the chat rooms!

Have a great Easter Weekend all…

63 Terry Ann (bookdepot2733) April 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Big Hot Red Lips ~ loved ‘em the day I first saw them and pursued them till I found and earned them and while I occasionally reproduce a different badge icon inevitably I soon go back because major identity crisis kicks in and whatcha gonna do when you find the right badge for you but wear it!!! Stay safe out there all BH peeps till you are back in here.
Terry Ann

64 Viviennepc April 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I feel the same way as Michelle. However, I have not had to worry about changing mine, since I’ve noticed that many players seem to use the current week’s challenge badges as their favourites.

65 SooZen1 April 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I almost always use the badge icon and not my mini face and celebrate the holidays with a badge that reflects the season. Otherwise, I like nature icons like flowers or trees and also like to use hearts or stars. I don’t mind if anyone has the same icon. They have good taste. lol

Wishing all a very Happy Easter! (I usually eat too much…)

66 mspatmac April 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Happy Easter and don’t forget where you hid the eggs!

I always display a badge and don’t care how many have the same one. If I see a great badge I to will look at the players profile and then go check if I have it. I have over 2700 of the little suckers and forget so many of them so looking at others jogs my memory. I change with holidays and if I like a particular badge. I tend to chose bright icons that show up but never faces, dark badges and no mini.

Enjoy your weekend <3

67 Heather April 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Happy Easter to everyone!
I don’t care if someone else has the same badge icon as me. I mainly use the badge icon instead of the mini icon. I usually change it to what holiday is coming up, or what badge I just finished. Right now I’m wearing the ..It’s a cute badge (rainbow) bingo bear badge from bingo luau that I got back in 2010.
Have a great week,

68 twuzzie_2001 April 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I display a badge icon all the time. I have the clover for the badge on Hangman Hijinks its the rank 50 badge. As a matter of fact I liked that icon so much I ranked out in that game just so I could have it. LOL Am I addicted???? LOL Since I got it I haven’t changed it at all and I won’t until another seems to strike my fancy. :) If on a rare occasion someone else comes into a room with that chat icon I just figure they have the same good taste as I do, doesn’t bother me at all. So the only holiday my icon is ever “holiday correct” on is St. Patrick’s Day because I never change it for any other holiday.

69 robero April 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I always have the SHOOTING STAR badge as my icon since the odds against getting this badge are over 500,000 to one as this is from Omaha Poker where one must get four of the same cards dealt in the hole. I have NEVER seen anyone else with this badge icon–ever

70 Karen April 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I’m so glad this topic has come up.
I always use badge icons and not the little facial ones.
But here’s the thing…
As a rule, I mute the chat because I’m there to play not chat but I still like to see progress I’ve made so I leave the chat open.
However, there are some icons people use that are surrounded by a moving, dotted line that I find especially obnoxious because THEY CANNOT BE MUTED, and if you try they become especially anamated and start flashing like a strobe.
It’s very distracting to the perifery vision, and I keep asking myself why some people have the need to draw that much attention to themselves.
In fact, when I enter a room filled with these strobe effect icons, I usually leave in search of a room without all the visual noise. Pogo needs to find a way to mute them so the visual disappears.
I just can’t stand them.

71 jennbrewers April 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I do like to be the only one with my chosen badge in the room. However, if someone else has it I won’t change it. Mine is a cute little lion from a Mahjong Safari M&M badge.
I always display a badge, I do change it after a month or 2. I really like this lion though, he might be sticking around a while longer than most.

72 Shirley April 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Happy Easter Everyone,
I am not on topic but I do need help. I cannot access the new games in their embedded format. Is there anything I can try to fix it.

73 Maria S. April 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I am a little crazy with my badge icons because I change it EVERY DAY! In order to enjoy all of the badges that I have earned, I start out my day by using Random.org to help me select a badge. It gives me the opportunity to remember badges that I had forgotten and I like the surprise aspect of not knowing what badge I will wear next. I will even wear the ugly ones. I’m sure I get some interesting looks!

74 gtogirl1970 April 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I have a Turbo 21 m-n-m badge set as a favorite (cause it’s my favorite car!) I have rarely seen the one I have used, but I really don’t look at the icons in the name list.

75 Deelight April 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I never use a mini face (they look really odd in micro mini form). Doesn’t bother me to find a duplicate in the same room….or maybe I’m too lazy to change more than once a month.
Like others here, I’ve also gone after badges simply based on a chat icon I saw someone using…including my very first one, a Chinese fortune symbol from WordJong. My current icon is the Ascension Badge from a Scrabble PBA.

76 Katie April 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I always show my favorite badge, it wouldn’t bother me if someone else also used it. It took me forever to get 10,000 prizes in poppit for the Pisces Badge, was seeing balloons in everything for days, also helps that is my birthday month. Sometimes I will see a display that looks interesting so I will look at it, some of the badges are really cute, but when everybody does the same one because it is a limited badge it gets kinda boring. And I always stop the animation, too much distraction.

77 Joe C April 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I have used the same badge on my profile since I won it in Word Search Daily. My wife does the same thing but has a different state.

I sometimes chat with people from the same state as that can be fun. I sure do not mind seeing others in the room with the same badge. I cannot wait until we win the state shape badges for each of our profiles.

As an aside, Pogo needs to make the Canadian Provinces available to our friends in the great White North (and us, too). I would suggest adding them to a similiar game, such as Cross Word Cove or Trivial Pursuit. It would not take Pogo a long time to create them.

78 jeannie April 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

xelkinsx920 i dont mind if someone has the same chat icon as me i dont use my mini i just dont like the way they look so i use my badge icon

79 Doublea0508 April 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I normally change my icon depending on what game I’m in. I always like to show off my newest badge for the game I’m playing in! I hope everyone is having a great weekend and Happy Easter to all that celebrate it :)

80 Stef140 April 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I never use my mini’s face as my icon, I prefer to show my badges. I don’t really mind if someone else has the same one as me, but if its the latest craze for the week (like the Easter LE icon this week) then I will probably change mine just so I can find myself amidst the masses lol. My normal icon though it my rank out badge for Penguin Blocks…I don’t see that too often.

81 Frances April 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

I always use a badge rather than a face for a chat icon at the moment I’m using one from a Claire Hart episode the forgiven badge which is a heart shaped locket.

82 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

Hi everyone! I have a badge icon next to my screen name, and I try to change it every now and then. I don’t mind if someone has the same badge as me, I think that is great.Sometimes I like to be different, so if someone has the same badge as me, it’s no big deal.I do change my badge if there is a holiday like Christmas, Halloween, etc. Also with new albums and badges coming out, I try to change it to one of those if possible, if it looks good.But I love badges that has a star or a lot of colors and a glow to it…. my all time favorites badges is the Dusk Agate badge and Secret Badge from Bloop and the Shooting Star badge from Panda Pai Poker.Happy Easter Everyone.

83 Ann Y. April 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

Happy Passover and Happy Easter! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)

I generally use my mini’s face as my chat icon but every so often I will use a badge icon for a special occasion or whatever. When I first started using Pogo, I was always changing around my chat icons, but after so many years having gone by, I just tend to be lazy and stick with the mini’s face.

84 ImTheGreenFairry April 7, 2012 at 1:47 am

use my favorite badge and try to stick with holidays for the month. if there’s no holiday, i go with something else..never the mini face though, it looks bald lol.. i don’t care if everyone has the same chat icon as me lol that’s the least of my worries. i’m there for badges!

btw, love the new breakdown of your free tokens page. really helps!

85 ben April 7, 2012 at 4:15 am

i use the scream super secret badge which i won for completing a m&m album. i use this badge because i always loved the scream painting so to have a badge showing this painting it instantly became my favourite badge. happy easter weekend all :)

86 madmaude74 April 7, 2012 at 7:17 am

#47 Caren: Thanks. No, I don’t have that album. Thank you though. I will watch for a re-release on that one.
#72 Shirley: Download Google Chrome. That solved my problem on the embedded games. My Internet Explorer hated them. I still have that loaded too for double browsing. I couldn’t play any of them. Now, I actually prefer them because you can see all your badges and activate them on the same page. Kinda nice.

87 cora April 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

I set badge icons usually the one I have just won if not to ugly lol then special holiday ones I now have chick for Easter plus my mini is dressed for special holidays as well. And I don’t care if I see others in same room with same badge. Have a very Happy Easter to all.

88 GenieBn2 April 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

Happy Weekend everyone!! Great topic this weekend. I never use my mini as my chat icon, I guess because I work so hard for these badges sometimes, I feel like I should be able to proudly show off the fruits of that labor, lol. I have a hanful of badges I like to use and reuse. Some of them reflect a seasonal theme, and I try to do that and still be different. For example, for Easter, instead of using one of the Limited Edition badges for Easter from this year or years past, I use the completion badge from the Animal Babies premium album, which has a little bunny, even though I’ve yet to see anyone else use it. If it isn’t a holiday season, I have certain ones I use a lot, either because I’m really proud of them, like my 14,000 treasure chest badge in Thousand Island Solitaire, or my blackbelt badge in Pop Fu, or because they’re pretty or cool to look at, one of my favorites in this category being a Mix and Match in Ride The Tide called “Boss Boost Badge”or because they reflect something about me, like anything with a rainbow, or a doggie. And yes, it does bug me when someone else in a room is wearing the same one, lol. Sometimes I will change it and sometimes not. Kind of silly I guess but there you have it. On a different note I hope everyone who celebrates it has a very Happy Easter with family and friends. Enjoy your weekend!! Coloring Easter Eggs tonight with six 11 year old girls, so keep me in your prayers, lol.

89 MouseTails983 April 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

I don’t mind seeing the same chat icon on other players as I have posted on my mini. I think maybe it should be viewed as a compliment. I also get really excited when I see another mouse name in a game I am playing, hahaha :)

90 MouseTails983 April 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

Joe C #77

I would also like to see the Canadian Povinces added to the Word Search Puzzles. Maybe you should write to Pogo and suggest that to them for further use. Good idea

91 kathy April 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

hi happy easter weekend to all
i usually display the last badge that i won and dont really change it
i love seeing about the mini and badge icon in pogo . there is such a variety.

92 dottiedeedee April 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

Popcornlady #10

Re: Pogo’s now saying to wait to play the “Island Scream Badge” (okay, so I changed the title in the interest of accuracy, lol). Yep, I did see that item — on current news page, dated April 4:

COMING SOON: Good News for Players Seeking Vaults of Atlantis “Island Dream Badge”
Players having difficulty earning the “Island Dream Badge” in Vaults of Atlantis may wish to hold off on further attempts – Stay tuned!


I’ve expected this all along, and have been waiting patiently. Also, in a previous response to a “Letter to the Editor,” was the statement that there would be something done about this.

I actually mistakenly interpreted this badge as requiring us to make it past the sharks that come out and “get” you and destroy all your winnings, to the final bonus room X3. This has been a frequent challenge in the past. I’ve gotten all the badges offered so far in Vaults of Atlantis and would have put off buying this album until a change was made, because I know I have NEVER selected all the correct numbers without encountering the shark, even one time, nevermind three, in all the years of playing.

93 Ampehl April 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

Great topic, My icon has been the same since I won it. It is from the I heart badges album for finishing the album. It is 3 hearts, I love it because I have three children so for me it represents my love for each of my children. I never plan on changing it. It has been my icon for at least 2 years now. I have only seen it on others a few times but even if I didn’t it doesn’t matter to me. My mini however I change for holidays, seasons, or moods. I change is monthly or sometimes twice a month not much more than that which I should since I feel the need to buy backgrounds and outfits so of which I have yet to use but makes me feel like I have gone shopping when I can’t afford to in my “real” Life. Have A Great Weekend, Happy Easter.

94 fadedwildrose April 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I never change my icon and have only once seen it in a room, but I don’t scroll down looking at the whole room. Pat #38, for poppit sprint, I visit every day (when doing my free token rounds) just to stock up on the free coins in case I ever need them for a badge. Except for membership I never spend money here — all my gems were free or from offers where I would buy anyway.

95 Jean April 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I try to display an icon that is related to the holiday we are currently celebrating. I pick and choose the one that I think is the cutest for that particular season. And no, I don’t care if others in the room have the same one; as a matter of fact, I find this can be a conversation opener and often leads to finding a new friend. For the remainder of the year, I display our flag in honor of our country and all that it stands for.

Off the subject, does anyone believe you get more dice in monopoly slots by betting the limit, or doesn’t it matter? I am finding this one even more trying than the unmentionable one!

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter all. Jean

96 Joe C April 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

@ MouseTails #90

I would have suggested Word Search Daily for the Canadian Provinces, but there is a big problem with that.

Even if you started when the game launched and stayed current (without getting ahead and losing credit for the intermediate months) the second Alaska badge “Juneau” for rank 100 cannot possibly be won until 2015.

That is the reason I suggest either Trivial Pursuit or Crossword Cove. In fact, Pogo could make Canadian capitals in TP and Canadian provinces in CC. Just an idea.

I do not want to submit to Pogo because they ignore so many good suggestions others have made. Also, Pogo has not followed through on games like Mini Golf Madness and additional courses and have not added ranks to old games in a while now. They had an opportunity with Vaults of Atlantis.

97 CelestialF8 April 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Like most people, I generally use a chat icon and not the mini face.
Being such a mini maniac, I change my chat icon to coincide with my minis theme for the day…or moment. lol If I don’t have time to sift through my badges, I wear the Hog Heaven Harp MM badge.
I wish everyone a joyous Easter and a beautiful Spring!!
Thanks again Lura for all you do for us!!

98 Shirley April 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Thank you Madmaude 74 for replying to my problem…you were the only one that did…I will try your suggestion…thanks again.

99 whitwolf651 April 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I don’t mind and why should I, we all go through a great deal to accomplish the badge so why not show it. If someone has the same badge that is good why would it matter they got the badge just like anyone else. If its a mini they r showing as a icon thats just as good love to c what kind of mini they came up with even if is somewhat or even resembles what I have…lol cudos to them. Have a HAPPY EASTER E1 n gl on the next badge.

100 Chris W April 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Happy Easter everyone,

I, like most others, use a badge icon. Usually I display the upcoming MnM holiday badge since it is animated.

Hope everyone enjoys time with family and friends. I, unfortunately, fell and sprained my right foot, bruised my left foot, and may have loosened my left knee hardware. Hope not, but will enjoy my holiday with feet propped up and iced. Thank goodness for pogo to occupy my time, and my wonderful hubby who, once again, will wait on me hand and foot. Thankful for that good man!

Chris W (jwalters1395)

101 ~*~Bobbi~*~ April 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

got to rant !!!!!!!!!
I am so TIRED of getting x frame not working try again later !
Just when I’m in the middle of getting chocolate coins in sweet tooth & matched 9 in the game I was booted out of !!!!!!!!!! UGH!
yes I can do it, but thats NOT the point,,, I’m tired of doing it over & over & over ! tx’s for the chance to rant <3

102 Sandy April 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I’m curious as to how you can display your mini’s face. Can anyone explain it to me. I enjoy looking at others chat icon and often look to see which badge iit came from.

103 v April 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

just want to go off topic and ask BH people about the single player yahtzee game. It seems to me that the actual rank and the rank displayed during the game Do not match up. Wondering if this is the case for others and how to figure out real rank there. Also want to ask WHY does pogo have some page that just pops up advertizing pogo???

104 Kathysnj April 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Hi everyone! I haven’t typed much lately, I am good and glad you are too.

My badge icon is Ed’s. Remember he won a contest for best challenge or something and his was canasta?

It is a heart and I feel it goes with every season.

If anyone showed up with the same one I would just ask if they know Ed.
If anyone shows up at a party with my outfit, I would congratulate them on their good taste. Same difference.

105 Jenna April 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Hi all! I love doing either the new limited badge as my icon or a ladybug or flower. When Spooky Slots comes back around, the chat rooms become amazing. One year there was a Special Edition badge in Spooky and a group of us convinced everyone in the room to put on the Special Edition badge once they earned it. It was awesome to see everyone have the same badge on and I made some great friends during that chat time that I still play with today. It was definitely a shared experience moment to remember!

106 Cyrabi April 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Hi All. Happy Easter or whatever holiday you celebrate this weekend! I show a badge icon while I play Pogo Games and don’t mind if someone else is showing the same badge. They earned the badge, they should show it off! :)

107 ksetch April 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

My icon is a Westie, just like my sweet Westie at home! I never change it, and when someone comes in with the same one or a similar one (that I’ve never earned), it opens up an opportunity for discussion. I’ve also received some good advice on Westie ownership. Another reason I keep the same icon is that I play no auction dice city roller in a regular room, and it announces my arrival. I think my friends would be so confused if I played with a different icon.

108 Amanda ( 3maltese4Amanda on Pogo) April 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

First, I want to thank all who sent me messages after Tuesday’s tornadoes here in Texas. Your concern was so very touching and welcomed. It was a scary day, but God blessed Texas with no loss of life and only scattered damage. We have one car with massive hail damage, but it was parked at DFW airport in open long term parking.. We knew it would be dinged.

Next, I want to wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter. I hope everyone has a sweet sweet day :)

Displaying a badge is usually just picking out one and letting it be. I don’t have any special ones except that I do love to display the holiday ones, like today’s Easter badge and then the Mother’s Day one coming up etc.

I don’t care what other people display on Pogo, that’s their business. I rarely pay any attention to any badges or faces in any room. It’s a live and let live kind of place for me to go and play in peace. :) My chat is usually off anyway.
My love to all,

109 Rose Kenoski aka fireheart27 April 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I just stopped by to say Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all my friends here at Badgehungry. Don’t eat to much lol
I use both my mini and badge at different times. I like to change often :)

110 Jean April 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Sandy, #102, to display your mini’s face, click on “see my badges” then go down to bottom of page and click on “Pogo Mini.” This will display a face instead of a pogo icon.

111 dan24137 April 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I use the badge icon.

Just venting here ……

I sent pogo an email about a problem, I didn’t get the level 10 badge in connect 4. This issue was pointedly in the subject line and in the body of the email I sent … the retarded CS guy sent back an email askin what badge was missing and for what game *** sigh ***

Happy Easter!

112 Lura April 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend, however you celebrated — if at all! See you in the comments again soon. <3

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