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mrsronaldweasley
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dear connie, a petition

deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought
o’~aNd I'm So Sad, LikE a GoOd BooK, I caN't PuT tHis Day BacK~’o
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PattyBNUChick
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Re: dear connie, a petition

I can see it now. I'll be 95, sitting in my rocking chair...I'll say in a shaky voice to my ZetaMax3000 personal electronic assistant "Its 3:00, time for my daily read of the new HP postings." As I read the new posts, my dentures slip and fall out of my mouth banging on the keyboard...I accidentally post something positive about McGonagall. The board goes wild "FINALLY" MollyWobbles posts, "She's come round, no more cupcakes! Its all salted food from here on out". I grab my cane and beat my Zetamax3000 into a smoking heaping mess. "NEVA!!" I shout. Then the nursing home people come into my room and sedate me as usual at 3:15. "She's always barking on about McGonagall, she's the biggest nutjob we've got here!" : )



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought


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mrsronaldweasley
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Re: dear connie, a petition

im so crazy about harry i cant even sleep without it on my bed! if this
site is shut down..ima hug the whomping willow. see you all in two days !
o’~aNd I'm So Sad, LikE a GoOd BooK, I caN't PuT tHis Day BacK~’o
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PEGSmom
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Re: dear connie, a petition

ROTFL!!!!!! Please don't take these post away (on my knees begging, pleading)........not for some time anyways. I need to get over this Post Potter Depression first!

PattyBNUChick wrote:
I can see it now. I'll be 95, sitting in my rocking chair...I'll say in a shaky voice to my ZetaMax3000 personal electronic assistant "Its 3:00, time for my daily read of the new HP postings." As I read the new posts, my dentures slip and fall out of my mouth banging on the keyboard...I accidentally post something positive about McGonagall. The board goes wild "FINALLY" MollyWobbles posts, "She's come round, no more cupcakes! Its all salted food from here on out". I grab my cane and beat my Zetamax3000 into a smoking heaping mess. "NEVA!!" I shout. Then the nursing home people come into my room and sedate me as usual at 3:15. "She's always barking on about McGonagall, she's the biggest nutjob we've got here!" : )



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought




~ PEGSmom~
"It's our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities" Albus Dumbledore
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"
Mark Twain
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ConnieAnnKirk
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Re: dear connie, a petition

[ Edited ]
Too funny, Mrs.RW and all! I'll pass along your "sentiments" to the B&N.com editors!

[In the meantime, for that 'PPD,' take an aspirin and call me in the morning!] :smileyvery-happy:

~ConnieK



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought



Message Edited by ConnieK on 08-13-2007 10:26 PM
~ConnieAnnKirk




[CAK's books , website.]
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PEGSmom
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Re: dear connie, a petition

Should we invite Dr. Phil to come check us out? On second thought.....I am not ready to "get real"! I am having a great time in the wizarding world !Who says it has to end???



ConnieK wrote:


[In the meantime, for that 'PPD,' take an aspirin and call me in the morning!] :smileyvery-happy:

~ConnieK
~ PEGSmom~
"It's our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities" Albus Dumbledore
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"
Mark Twain
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Re: dear connie, a petition

lol, could you imagine really getting a therapist on here.

Dr Phil: "Do you people realize this is not real".

And all of us post like mad: 'Dr Phil, you don't realize it IS real'.

It probably wouldn't work. : )



PEGSmom wrote:
Should we invite Dr. Phil to come check us out? On second thought.....I am not ready to "get real"! I am having a great time in the wizarding world !Who says it has to end???



ConnieK wrote:


[In the meantime, for that 'PPD,' take an aspirin and call me in the morning!] :smileyvery-happy:

~ConnieK



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Thomas_T
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Re: dear connie, a petition

Yeah, see that would be bad, cause if Dr. Phil was on here, I would have to tell him what I think of him, and well, I would probably get booted. ;D



PattyBNUChick wrote:
lol, could you imagine really getting a therapist on here.

Dr Phil: "Do you people realize this is not real".

And all of us post like mad: 'Dr Phil, you don't realize it IS real'.

It probably wouldn't work. : )



PEGSmom wrote:
Should we invite Dr. Phil to come check us out? On second thought.....I am not ready to "get real"! I am having a great time in the wizarding world !Who says it has to end???



ConnieK wrote:


[In the meantime, for that 'PPD,' take an aspirin and call me in the morning!] :smileyvery-happy:

~ConnieK






"I aim to misbehave" Malcolm Reynolds Serenity
" To die will be an awfully big adventure." Peter Pan
Proud Cupcake Eater in service to the Dark Countess
"Live with Honor, act with Integrity, No Regrets"
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Re: dear connie, a petition

If Dr. Phil were on here I'd get booted right along with you. I don't have much nice to say about the man as I feel like he's out for nothing but money and doesn't seem to really help anyone.
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Re: dear connie, a petition

i am just adding my name to the petition. i leave this site up all day at work and post on the boards inbetween work. i love this website and this forum please don't take it away.
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Re: dear connie, a petition

Alright you guys. Did we learn nothing about death in the HP books. That goes for websites too. If a website dies, it is okay. We are okay. Connie will be okay. JK Rowling will be okay. Harry Potter will still be okay.

Perhaps you guys should practice a little Lent in August, kind of like Christmas in July. You don't have to be of any particular faith to do it. I say give it up for 15 minutes at first. That goes for the person who leaves it up at work. Then give it up for 30 minutes. Soon, you will be at your 40 day marker and you will feel like a new person. Once you return, you too will know how to handle addiction just like Lindsay Lohan.

I promise that I will stay here and help Connie to keep things running smoothly. I have not been diagnosed with HPADD after all. Therefore I am safe.
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Re: dear connie, a petition

I just want it understood that I can quit any time I want to. :smileyhappy:
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Re: dear connie, a petition

Well, I'm not going on "Oprah" either. There's a reason we use screen names! :smileyhappy:

PattyBNUChick wrote:
lol, could you imagine really getting a therapist on here.

Dr Phil: "Do you people realize this is not real".

And all of us post like mad: 'Dr Phil, you don't realize it IS real'.

It probably wouldn't work. : )



PEGSmom wrote:
Should we invite Dr. Phil to come check us out? On second thought.....I am not ready to "get real"! I am having a great time in the wizarding world !Who says it has to end???



ConnieK wrote:


[In the meantime, for that 'PPD,' take an aspirin and call me in the morning!] :smileyvery-happy:

~ConnieK






Debbie

Hedwig is not really dead; it was all just a big misunderstanding
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Re: dear connie, a petition

Yeah me too lol. Its like 200 degrees out, what else do I have to do : ) Yeah, I understand I have a problem, but I realize I can quit anytime I want to lol.



dcsbelle wrote:
I just want it understood that I can quit any time I want to. :smileyhappy:


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PattyBNUChick wrote:
Yeah me too lol. Its like 200 degrees out, what else do I have to do : ) Yeah, I understand I have a problem, but I realize I can quit anytime I want to lol.



dcsbelle wrote:
I just want it understood that I can quit any time I want to. :smileyhappy:







Same here I can quit when I want to but the key thing is when I want too. I fast all the time for my religion but this is what I do at work besides my job material.
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ROFL. But Countess, by the time you're 95, I will probably have "gone on". I'll have to leave one of those dusty ghosty things (like Mad-eye left at Grimmauld Place). When you utter a McEvil word, it will rise from the carpet and threaten you with cashews. Of course, if I were still around, we could face off in our wheelchairs (imagine sound track from the Good, Bad and the Ugly in the background). Of course, the nursing home people will have mashed your cupcakes into pap, and my fritos will have been ground up to look like kitty litter. Since we won't be allowed to handle sharp pointy things like wands, we'll probably just end up if one big sweet, salty, sticky mess. The nurses will say "nuttier than squirrel poo, the pair of them!".



PattyBNUChick wrote:
I can see it now. I'll be 95, sitting in my rocking chair...I'll say in a shaky voice to my ZetaMax3000 personal electronic assistant "Its 3:00, time for my daily read of the new HP postings." As I read the new posts, my dentures slip and fall out of my mouth banging on the keyboard...I accidentally post something positive about McGonagall. The board goes wild "FINALLY" MollyWobbles posts, "She's come round, no more cupcakes! Its all salted food from here on out". I grab my cane and beat my Zetamax3000 into a smoking heaping mess. "NEVA!!" I shout. Then the nursing home people come into my room and sedate me as usual at 3:15. "She's always barking on about McGonagall, she's the biggest nutjob we've got here!" : )



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought





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Re: dear connie, a petition

But Salty-Snak Queen, we're not muggles here, we live longer ; ) My father is in a nursing home and when I go there, I talk to the other residents and just watching them and my dad and his friends, I get the feeling that a LOT of the elderly haven't lost their minds when they do nervous or strange things. I think (my opinion only) that they're basically the same as when they were younger, but they can't hide their little quirks any longer. Based on that theory of mine, I am going to be a 100% certified HP nutjob when I get in one lol.

Nurse Ratchet: "She's in room 213 officer, we're trying to ascertain if she had a stroke, and it looks like she has. She keeps saying her name isn't Patty Q. Public, but Patty Snape"
Paramedic: "Lady, every nursing home in the world has at least some old lady walking around saying she's either "Mrs. Severus Snape" or "Mrs. Sirius Black".



Mollywobbles wrote:
ROFL. But Countess, by the time you're 95, I will probably have "gone on". I'll have to leave one of those dusty ghosty things (like Mad-eye left at Grimmauld Place). When you utter a McEvil word, it will rise from the carpet and threaten you with cashews. Of course, if I were still around, we could face off in our wheelchairs (imagine sound track from the Good, Bad and the Ugly in the background). Of course, the nursing home people will have mashed your cupcakes into pap, and my fritos will have been ground up to look like kitty litter. Since we won't be allowed to handle sharp pointy things like wands, we'll probably just end up if one big sweet, salty, sticky mess. The nurses will say "nuttier than squirrel poo, the pair of them!".



PattyBNUChick wrote:
I can see it now. I'll be 95, sitting in my rocking chair...I'll say in a shaky voice to my ZetaMax3000 personal electronic assistant "Its 3:00, time for my daily read of the new HP postings." As I read the new posts, my dentures slip and fall out of my mouth banging on the keyboard...I accidentally post something positive about McGonagall. The board goes wild "FINALLY" MollyWobbles posts, "She's come round, no more cupcakes! Its all salted food from here on out". I grab my cane and beat my Zetamax3000 into a smoking heaping mess. "NEVA!!" I shout. Then the nursing home people come into my room and sedate me as usual at 3:15. "She's always barking on about McGonagall, she's the biggest nutjob we've got here!" : )



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought








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Re: dear connie, a petition

I guess one of the compensations of being older, like Auntie Muriel or Gran Longbottom, is that you don't HAVE to hide your little quirks any longer. How liberating! When my mother turned 75 (she's now 87), her favourite phrase became, "I'm old, I can do that!".



PattyBNUChick wrote:
But Salty-Snak Queen, we're not muggles here, we live longer ; ) My father is in a nursing home and when I go there, I talk to the other residents and just watching them and my dad and his friends, I get the feeling that a LOT of the elderly haven't lost their minds when they do nervous or strange things. I think (my opinion only) that they're basically the same as when they were younger, but they can't hide their little quirks any longer. Based on that theory of mine, I am going to be a 100% certified HP nutjob when I get in one lol.

Nurse Ratchet: "She's in room 213 officer, we're trying to ascertain if she had a stroke, and it looks like she has. She keeps saying her name isn't Patty Q. Public, but Patty Snape"
Paramedic: "Lady, every nursing home in the world has at least some old lady walking around saying she's either "Mrs. Severus Snape" or "Mrs. Sirius Black".



Mollywobbles wrote:
ROFL. But Countess, by the time you're 95, I will probably have "gone on". I'll have to leave one of those dusty ghosty things (like Mad-eye left at Grimmauld Place). When you utter a McEvil word, it will rise from the carpet and threaten you with cashews. Of course, if I were still around, we could face off in our wheelchairs (imagine sound track from the Good, Bad and the Ugly in the background). Of course, the nursing home people will have mashed your cupcakes into pap, and my fritos will have been ground up to look like kitty litter. Since we won't be allowed to handle sharp pointy things like wands, we'll probably just end up if one big sweet, salty, sticky mess. The nurses will say "nuttier than squirrel poo, the pair of them!".



PattyBNUChick wrote:
I can see it now. I'll be 95, sitting in my rocking chair...I'll say in a shaky voice to my ZetaMax3000 personal electronic assistant "Its 3:00, time for my daily read of the new HP postings." As I read the new posts, my dentures slip and fall out of my mouth banging on the keyboard...I accidentally post something positive about McGonagall. The board goes wild "FINALLY" MollyWobbles posts, "She's come round, no more cupcakes! Its all salted food from here on out". I grab my cane and beat my Zetamax3000 into a smoking heaping mess. "NEVA!!" I shout. Then the nursing home people come into my room and sedate me as usual at 3:15. "She's always barking on about McGonagall, she's the biggest nutjob we've got here!" : )



mrsronaldweasley wrote:
deart connie,
please dont let them take off this website.
wouldnt it be wonderful that future readers can read through our threads
and post their own opinions?
im really having fun in here guys. do you want this to end? =) just a thought











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Re: dear connie, a petition

I am just adding my name to this list, even though a disision has probably already been made.
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Psychee
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Wow... all this talk about nursing homes has got me thinking...

When people become paranoid psychotic, they tend to imagine that the really bad guys of their youth or early adult phase are after them... so, people born circa 1920 or so, imagine Nazis coming to get them.... people born in the 40's imagine "Commies" coming to get them... will there come a time when people imagine that "Death Eaters" are after them?