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Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 8 2006, 10:42 AM

Hi all, my name is Michael Gresham, and this is my site to give people a chance to connect in, and about, Michigan City Indiana. My vision is to give people a place to talk about their City through a well-moderated, open access forum. Initially I have areas set up for local news, sports, business, and an off topic area. This will give people a chance to talk about what is going on in their town, and exchange information with other people.

If people have ideas, questions, comments or anything else feel free to post them here, to send me an emai,l or a private message.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 22 2006, 12:36 PM

As you may know, I am trying to get people to send the link to everyone on their e-ddress list.

Do you think it would be better to have the posts in the threads in newest-to-oldest order? I do, because when you click on a topic, you don't want to see the original posts all the time, you want the new stuff. That is how most MBs are, I think.


Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 22 2006, 02:19 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Dec 22 2006, 12:36 PM) *

As you may know, I am trying to get people to send the link to everyone on their e-ddress list.

Do you think it would be better to have the posts in the threads in newest-to-oldest order? I do, because when you click on a topic, you don't want to see the original posts all the time, you want the new stuff. That is how most MBs are, I think.


Oldest to newest makes it easiest to read if they haven't seen that particular thread before... That's the way I have always seen it done.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 23 2006, 09:27 AM

This is the first one I have seen like this.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 27 2006, 01:40 PM

bimp!

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 27 2006, 02:17 PM

Still think it is better new-to-old.

Posted by: Ang Dec 27 2006, 05:16 PM

Roger, keyboard tip: If you want to jump to the end of the page to see the last post without having to scroll through all the old stuff, hit Ctrl + End and you will jump to the bottom. To get back to the top, hit Ctrl + Home and poof! You're back to the top.

I have always seen these things oldest on top, but many have a short cut button at the top that will take you to the bottom. As a matter of fact, Feedback is the only place I've seen newest at the top.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 27 2006, 08:28 PM

Yeah some of the old bulletin boards had the new to old format, but I help run about a half dozen other message board, the largest with over 3500 members and 1.3 million posts, and I have yet to hear anyone else say it was backwards from what they were used to.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 28 2006, 02:32 PM

Ohmigod! It's happened again--I'm right, and 3,502 people are wrong!


I used to go on the Left behind boards years ago before they changed it, runner's world, and a few others, and they all went new to old. If your experience is different, was it because you run all yours the same way? What is your experience with boards other people run?

Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 28 2006, 02:49 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Dec 28 2006, 02:32 PM) *

Ohmigod! It's happened again--I'm right, and 3,502 people are wrong!
I used to go on the Left behind boards years ago before they changed it, runner's world, and a few others, and they all went new to old. If your experience is different, was it because you run all yours the same way? What is your experience with boards other people run?


I have hung out on ABC/LOST!, ESPN.com, Snopes, PaulMcCartney.com, NTN.com, and a few others off of the top of my head, at different times, and they are all formated the same way.

Posted by: Ang Dec 28 2006, 02:57 PM

So is TAPS and many of the Yahoo groups I belong to

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Dec 28 2006, 05:17 PM

Well, ok, but it still is harder and less elegant (in the math proof sense) to do it your way. Too bad there is not an option to do either.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 29 2006, 10:06 AM

It would be nice if Invision gave us the option to do it either way, but they don't unfortunately.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jan 15 2007, 01:17 PM

It does help to know how to move around faster using keyboards tips--thanks!

Regarding the letter to outline what MC needs in a mayor, I would be glad to proof it. I would suggest perhaps emailing it rather than doing it in the mb.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Feb 12 2007, 12:23 PM

I wanted to say "Welcome" to all of joinees that have come in here lately. It is great to see so many new faces! Hopefully you all enjoy it here, and if you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact me either with a post here, a private message here, or through an email.

Posted by: Max Main Mar 7 2007, 12:16 PM

cool site[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][size=7]

Posted by: southsider2k7 Mar 8 2007, 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Max Main @ Mar 7 2007, 12:16 PM) *

cool site


Welcome to the site smile.gif

Posted by: southsider2k7 Apr 3 2007, 02:00 PM

Sorry guys, I am running a little behind on the news! I had a long weekend, and did a whole lot of relaxing. I will try to get caught up tonight or tomorrow.

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 29 2007, 08:41 PM

Sorry its been a little quiet around here... I got picked for jury duty, so I haven't been able to get the board updated like I usually would. I should be done tomorrow.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 30 2007, 08:09 AM

Big case?

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 31 2007, 06:23 AM

Nah it was a pretty small civil case. It could have been solved years ago IMO. Personally I enjoyed the experience as it was the first time I had ever been called to jury duty, let alone served on a jury. I might be kind of a dork, but I love to see how our government and civil operations function. It was incredibly interesting to be on the inside of a jury trial and see the particulars of it.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 31 2007, 11:40 AM

I was on a jury some time ago when we lived in Bloomington. It was some case where a school administration apparatchik was suing for wrongful dismissal. It ended up as a directed verdict. I agree that it was very interesting being in on the machinations of the system.

I have had members of the family be witnesses in cases, and that was interesting, too.

In general, though, I am a lot more comfortable staying away from the courthouse!


Posted by: southsider2k7 Jun 18 2007, 01:41 PM

FYI I will be out of town from Wed evening the 20th until next Wed the 27th. Keep the peace for me while I am gone!

Mike

Posted by: Ang Jun 18 2007, 03:29 PM

QUOTE(southsider2k7 @ Jun 18 2007, 01:41 PM) *

FYI I will be out of town from Wed evening the 20th until next Wed the 27th. Keep the peace for me while I am gone!

Mike



Have a good time and safe journey. I will be IN town from the 30th until July 10th.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Jun 19 2007, 09:11 AM

QUOTE(Ang @ Jun 18 2007, 04:29 PM) *

Have a good time and safe journey. I will be IN town from the 30th until July 10th.


I am looking forward to everything but having the baby in the car for that many hours... If it works out, I might get to go see Gettysburg.

Posted by: Ang Jun 19 2007, 10:13 AM

I've been to Gettysburg. It's really cool. Very eerie though when you think about all the people that died there during the civil war. You can almost feel the ghosts. If you have a chance, try to take a ghost tour. Whether or not you believe in them, the tours are very neat.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jun 20 2007, 01:12 PM

Gettysburg is AWESOME. Take a guided tour from the NPS.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Jun 27 2007, 08:34 AM

Well we did get down to Gettysburg, and it was well worth the trip. We took the double decker 2 hour bus tour and it was incredible. The scope and the scale of what went on there is just awe-inspiring.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jun 27 2007, 10:31 AM

Gettysburg is a great place to visit. I was just there in May, and I already wanna go back.

Posted by: southsider2k7 Jun 27 2007, 10:32 AM

I'd can't wait to go back when we have more time. It was really a tease at an incredible place.

Posted by: CaddyRich Dec 25 2007, 04:54 PM

Hi everyone...I just found out about this message board. Very interesting - looks like a place where some serious thought (at times) can be brought up concerning Our Fair City.

Posted by: JHeath Dec 25 2007, 06:47 PM

QUOTE(CaddyRich @ Dec 25 2007, 04:54 PM) *

Hi everyone...I just found out about this message board. Very interesting - looks like a place where some serious thought (at times) can be brought up concerning Our Fair City.

Welcome to the board! DOn't be shy---not many of us are around here. biggrin.gif

Posted by: southsider2k7 Dec 26 2007, 01:55 PM

QUOTE(CaddyRich @ Dec 25 2007, 04:54 PM) *

Hi everyone...I just found out about this message board. Very interesting - looks like a place where some serious thought (at times) can be brought up concerning Our Fair City.


Welcome to the site, hope you enjoy your stay! smile.gif

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 9 2008, 02:10 PM

Administrator,

Is there some way to change one's avatar but leave it on the posts already done? The effect would be that only one's new posts would have the new avatar.

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 9 2008, 02:17 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 9 2008, 03:10 PM) *

Administrator,

Is there some way to change one's avatar but leave it on the posts already done? The effect would be that only one's new posts would have the new avatar.


Sorry, all posts reflect the current avatar, invision has no way to change that.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 12 2008, 11:43 AM

I think if one wanted to change one's avatar, one could change one's ID.

Posted by: Ang May 12 2008, 11:58 AM

Do you want to change your display ID from Roger Kaputnik to something else? I can do that for you if that's what you want. Just tell me the new name you want displayed and I'll git'er done!

Posted by: Dave May 12 2008, 01:09 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ May 12 2008, 12:58 PM) *

Do you want to change your display ID from Roger Kaputnik to something else? I can do that for you if that's what you want. Just tell me the new name you want displayed and I'll git'er done!

If you change the name on Roger's account, but he's still user #3, isn't that going to change his name on all his previous posts as user #3 as well? That's the way it works on the other message board I spend time on, but it may be differnet software.

Posted by: Ang May 12 2008, 03:42 PM

I'm pretty sure it works that way, just like the avatars. SS'der would know for sure.

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 12 2008, 05:01 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ May 12 2008, 04:42 PM) *

I'm pretty sure it works that way, just like the avatars. SS'der would know for sure.


Your name would change on your post, but any of your old posts that had been previously quoted would be saved in whatever name you were using at that point in time... (I had to go back and look myself.)

Posted by: Ang May 12 2008, 06:02 PM

Do you start over with the number of posts? Fr'instance, if Roger had 2000 posts and changed his name to Bob, would Bob then have 2000 posts, or just the number beginning after he changed his name?

Posted by: lovethiscity May 12 2008, 06:45 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ May 12 2008, 07:02 PM) *

Do you start over with the number of posts? Fr'instance, if Roger had 2000 posts and changed his name to Bob, would Bob then have 2000 posts, or just the number beginning after he changed his name?

He can't change his name to Bob, I think Bob is Dave's real name!

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 12 2008, 07:49 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ May 12 2008, 07:02 PM) *

Do you start over with the number of posts? Fr'instance, if Roger had 2000 posts and changed his name to Bob, would Bob then have 2000 posts, or just the number beginning after he changed his name?


He'd keep his post total.


Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 13 2008, 08:22 AM

Ï think I am good as is. I just liked the mummy avatar and did not want to lose it for all the posts that had it.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 16 2008, 09:01 AM

In the Scrap Metal thread, http://www.citybythelake.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1360&st=0&gopid=9971&#entry9971, I tried to type the law I was referring to, IC 25-37.5-1.2b, with the final 'b' in parentheses. But when I saw what was posted, I was surprised to see some kind of smiley-type face--see post #8. In retrospect, I think this has happened before. What is going on?

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 16 2008, 09:15 AM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 16 2008, 10:01 AM) *

In the Scrap Metal thread, http://www.citybythelake.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1360&st=0&gopid=9971&#entry9971, I tried to type the law I was referring to, IC 25-37.5-1.2b, with the final 'b' in parentheses. But when I saw what was posted, I was surprised to see some kind of smiley-type face--see post #8. In retrospect, I think this has happened before. What is going on?


There are keyboard shortcuts for smilies. You hit on one there. For example if you type : and ) together you get smile.gif

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 16 2008, 02:01 PM

Can they be turned off on my keyboard?

And I am searching for a thread that was about Funny Lines from the Campaign, but I cannot find it. Is there another way to look? Maybe by going through all the threads I started? I can't remember if I did or not, by the way.

Posted by: Dave May 16 2008, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 16 2008, 03:01 PM) *

Can they be turned off on my keyboard?

And I am searching for a thread that was about Funny Lines from the Campaign, but I cannot find it. Is there another way to look? Maybe by going through all the threads I started? I can't remember if I did or not, by the way.

In the window that opens when you do a reply, below the area where you type, there's a section titled "Post Options." If you uncheck the box that says "Enable emoticons," you won't have inadvertant smilies.

:)

See?

Now if I could figure out how to do a letter c in parenthesis without having it turn into the copyright symbol, I'll be happy.

©

I think that thread you're looking for is http://www.citybythelake.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1052.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 19 2008, 08:47 AM

Merci beaucoup!

Posted by: Ang May 29 2008, 08:22 AM

First, I would like to announce we have over 10,000 posts!!! HUGE landmark.

Second, we are one member shy of having 100 members!! Another huge landmark

Third, and most important, WELCOME to our newest members!! Some of you haven't posted yet, but we know you are there. We are happy for your interest in CBTL and look forward to your input. So, don't be shy!!

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 29 2008, 08:51 AM

Both of those milestones are very big achievements that we are very proud of here! It really goes to say a lot to the quality of posting that we have had here in the year of existence of Citybythelake. If there wasn't good conversation and contributions from many people, no one else would be posting or reading here.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

smile.gif

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik May 29 2008, 01:07 PM

You know how much I enjoy the topics, the give-and-take, the information and viewpoints from other corners. It is fun.

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 30 2008, 09:12 AM

And today we have member #100! Yeah!!!

Posted by: Ang May 30 2008, 11:02 AM

Welcome Michele! As member 100 you have made CBTL reach a HUGE landmark.

Here is your prize:

wub.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: southsider2k7 May 30 2008, 11:05 AM

QUOTE(Ang @ May 30 2008, 12:02 PM) *

Welcome Michele! As member 100 you have made CBTL reach a HUGE landmark.

Here is your prize*:

wub.gif biggrin.gif


*Prize has no cash value, and is not returnable or refundable. We assume no responsibility for anything, anyone, real or imaginary.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jul 22 2008, 11:04 AM

Administrator, I noticed that there are nearly 900 threads on the city talk section. There are 5 pages of topics listed. Where are all the threads?

Posted by: southsider2k7 Jul 22 2008, 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Jul 22 2008, 12:04 PM) *

Administrator, I noticed that there are nearly 900 threads on the city talk section. There are 5 pages of topics listed. Where are all the threads?


If you notice on the bottom of the page there is a boxed that has in it "from last 30 days". The default is set to there to keep the burn off of the server. If you click into that box, you can change the time frame to go back to day one if you desire.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jul 23 2008, 11:43 AM

thanks-----i wanted to bring up something in the racism thread

Posted by: southsider2k7 Jul 23 2008, 11:57 AM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Jul 23 2008, 12:43 PM) *

thanks-----i wanted to bring up something in the racism thread


the search function works well also, if you can recall a key word in the title or thread.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jul 30 2008, 06:46 PM

Recall is an occassional problem.

Posted by: Ang Aug 6 2008, 11:12 AM

We've got a lot of new members in recent days. I can't keep up with you all!

I would like to extend a Welcome to all the newbies. Please enjoy yourselves while you're here. We don't mind lurkers at all, our mission here is to provide information and some of you are here for that purpose only. However, the more participaters the merrier we will be, so feel free to throw your two cents in any time!

Admin Ang

Posted by: Dave Aug 6 2008, 03:00 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Aug 6 2008, 12:12 PM) *

...so feel free to throw your two cents in any time!



IPB Image

I know someone who might appreciate that....

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Aug 6 2008, 03:38 PM

Yes.

Posted by: Ang Aug 6 2008, 03:38 PM

Somehow you double posted Dave so I deleted the duplicate one.

I wonder who you could be talking about?????
Hmmmmm...........................

Roger perhaps?
Or Maybe Tim, he's the picture guy.

Posted by: Dave Aug 6 2008, 03:43 PM

The pic is Dave Berg's (of Mad Magazine fame) Roger Kaputnik. Roger was Berg's "everyman" in his comics.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Aug 25 2008, 11:06 AM

Southsider, aren't you a Wikipaedia editor? If you are, look at the MCHS entry and see if we can't come up with a little more for 'em. Sheesh!

Posted by: southsider2k7 Aug 25 2008, 11:09 AM

I have the rights, but I have never looked at the MCAS page. One of these days I will have to get over there.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Aug 25 2008, 12:30 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_City_High_School

Posted by: southsider2k7 Aug 25 2008, 12:57 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Aug 25 2008, 01:30 PM) *

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_City_High_School


Yikes that is sad.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Aug 25 2008, 01:36 PM

Let's get some nnew stuff on there--something positive, by gollly.

Posted by: Craig1971 Oct 2 2008, 07:12 AM

hello everyone benn living here my whole life lokking forward to posting


Posted by: southsider2k7 Oct 2 2008, 07:23 AM

Welcome to the site! smile.gif

Posted by: Ang Oct 2 2008, 10:33 AM

QUOTE(Craig1971 @ Oct 2 2008, 07:12 AM) *

hello everyone benn living here my whole life lokking forward to posting


We're looking forward to your input!

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Oct 2 2008, 11:35 AM

And, frankly, we can use more new voices.

Posted by: Yokas Oct 3 2008, 10:24 AM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Aug 25 2008, 12:30 PM) *

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_City_High_School


OHMYGOSH! I can't believe what I just read on that site. It's terrible!! We definitely need to update.

Posted by: Yokas Oct 3 2008, 11:08 AM

QUOTE(Yokas @ Oct 3 2008, 10:24 AM) *

OHMYGOSH! I can't believe what I just read on that site. It's terrible!! We definitely need to update.


I went to the wikipedia site, logged on and attempted to edit. Unfortunately, my computer skills are so horrible, that I can't do it. That is not NOW; I'll work on it (that really means that I'll ask my husband to help me). But I think that I know who put the post on that site. He's a really great kid; a 3.8/4.0 student, that participates in athletics and academic teams. I've had him in several classes. I'm definitely going to get hold of him before the week-end is over

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Nov 10 2008, 12:40 PM

Admin, is it possible to modify one's screen name? I noticed that in the Two Coaches Suspended thread some of the newer members were using their initials and IQ. I want to use "Roger Kaputnik (RK134)."































Ha ha! Just kidding! About the IQ thing. But is it possible to modify name without re-joining?

Posted by: southsider2k7 Nov 10 2008, 12:48 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Nov 10 2008, 12:40 PM) *

Admin, is it possible to modify one's screen name? I noticed that in the Two Coaches Suspended thread some of the newer members were using their initials and IQ. I want to use "Roger Kaputnik (RK134)."
Ha ha! Just kidding! About the IQ thing. But is it possible to modify name without re-joining?


Yes it is. I have the power to change anyone's name and user groups. If you, or anyone else, has a special request, please let me know. My IQ is also listed after my name, hence the 2k7 wink.gif

Posted by: Ang Nov 10 2008, 03:18 PM

Well, crud! Maybe I'll have to change my name too. I'll be AngOneBillion


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Posted by: Dave Nov 10 2008, 05:03 PM

Just how does one use scientific notation on here?

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Posted by: Ang Nov 10 2008, 05:30 PM

Better yet, I'll change it to AngPi

Posted by: southsider2k7 Nov 10 2008, 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Nov 10 2008, 05:03 PM) *

Just how does one use scientific notation on here?

smile.gif


Just don't forget the little negative sign... laugh.gif

Posted by: Dave Nov 10 2008, 07:00 PM

QUOTE(southsider2k7 @ Nov 10 2008, 06:46 PM) *

Just don't forget the little negative sign... laugh.gif


And my favorite, imaginary numbers!

Posted by: Dave Nov 10 2008, 07:01 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Nov 10 2008, 05:30 PM) *

Better yet, I'll change it to AngPi


And. as we all know, Pi is an irrational number!

I am such a math geek....

Posted by: eric.hanke Nov 10 2008, 07:59 PM

IPB Image

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Nov 11 2008, 08:05 AM

Ah, Avogadro's number...

Do you know that that is exactly how many moles are digging up my back yard?

Posted by: Ang Nov 11 2008, 09:50 AM

QUOTE(Dave @ Nov 10 2008, 06:01 PM) *

And. as we all know, Pi is an irrational number!

I am such a math geek....

Well that makes sense!

Posted by: eric.hanke Nov 12 2008, 10:05 AM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Nov 11 2008, 09:05 AM) *

Ah, Avogadro's number...

Do you know that that is exactly how many moles are digging up my back yard?


Actually, it's the final number for the bailout packages...

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Nov 12 2008, 12:38 PM

Oh, good, I thought it was open-ended.


Alert for non-children friendly pun! If you are not at least 21 years old, do not scroll down!!!






























Even if the tax money bailout spigot is not open-ended, the taxpayer has definitely been rear-ended.

Posted by: eric.hanke Nov 12 2008, 12:41 PM

QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ Nov 12 2008, 01:38 PM) *

Oh, good, I thought it was open-ended.
Alert for non-children friendly pun! If you are not 21 years old, do not scroll down!!!
Even if the tax money bailout spigot is not open-ended, the taxpayer has definitely been rear-ended.


I am not 21 so I can't scroll down...

Dad: Where's my ice cream...


Posted by: IndyTransplant Jan 10 2009, 10:42 AM

Hi all. Just wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I moved to Michigan City a couple of months ago. We are formerly from Indianapolis. Everyone we have met here keeps asking us WHY would we move to MC from Indy? I love Indianapolis and believe it is the nicest and most friendly capital city in the country. We loved living there. However after 30 or 40 years, we have enjoyed the best Indy can offer and we still go back to visit at least once monthly. Our daughter moved to Michigan City more than a year ago. During our visits to her, we found we really liked the area and decided to try to move here also. My husband is an avid fisherman and loves ice fishing. When we lived in Indy, he had to drive at least an hour or more to find really good fishing areas. My work is done at home (I am an online software trainer) and so I can live anywhere there is a phone and internet connection. The added benefit is that I do not have to drive to work. I love the beautiful Michigan City snows in the winter (again maybe because I do not have to drive to work in them) and the vibrant lakeshore summers here. I will say I am impressed so far with the city’s response to the snows and ice – the main roads here are almost always cleared and passable in a very short time period. Indianapolis has a little more trouble keeping up at times and it takes them longer (but of course they have more main roads also). I realize that we will be considered newbies here for at least twenty years, but we now embrace MC as our home and look forward to meeting many friends here.

Posted by: Michelle Jan 10 2009, 01:52 PM

QUOTE(IndyTransplant @ Jan 10 2009, 10:42 AM) *

Hi all. Just wanted to introduce myself.


I should mention that this is my mom. Hi Mom! smile.gif

Posted by: Ang Jan 11 2009, 12:41 PM

Welcome to the Board IndyT. Glad to have you. I am Ang. I grew up in City and graduated from Elston HS in 1984. MC is my "home" but I currently live in Casper, WY. I moved here in Aug 05.
Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy this place as much as the rest of us.

Posted by: Tom Burns Jan 11 2009, 01:26 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Jan 11 2009, 12:41 PM) *

Welcome to the Board IndyT. Glad to have you. I am Ang. I grew up in City and graduated from Elston HS in 1984. MC is my "home" but I currently live in Casper, WY. I moved here in Aug 05.
Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy this place as much as the rest of us.


Maybe you answered this before I began reading CityBytheLake. If so please direct me to that posting, but my question is how do you enjoy living in Wyoming? We camped there a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Even strung a long dipole antenna and made many ham radio contacts up and down the west coast from the campsite.

An old friend, Brent Manning, took the job as DNR director there but his wife tired of western living and he returned to Illinois to run the park district in Dupage county.

Posted by: Homey Jan 11 2009, 03:21 PM

QUOTE(Michelle @ Jan 10 2009, 01:52 PM) *

I should mention that this is my mom. Hi Mom! smile.gif



Hi Michelle's Mom biggrin.gif

Did I spy a Fagen Pharmacy on Franklin Square?

You'll have to excuse me...I've been under the weather for a few weeks and finally got out of the house on Saturday to do some shopping at the outlet mall.....while driving down Franklin I saw a object of beauty...a new store on the square. Is this a sign from above? laugh.gif

Posted by: IndyTransplant Jan 12 2009, 07:34 AM

QUOTE(Ang @ Jan 11 2009, 12:41 PM) *

Welcome to the Board IndyT. Glad to have you. I am Ang. I grew up in City and graduated from Elston HS in 1984. MC is my "home" but I currently live in Casper, WY. I moved here in Aug 05.
Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy this place as much as the rest of us.



Thanks to all for the nice welcome.
Ang, I have never been to Wyoming. I am hoping to travel around in the future and look forward to seeing Wyoming during my travels also.
I have been reading as much of this forum as I can and feel I know many of you already (just from your posts). I am sure I will enjoy Michigan City. I already love the friendliness and helpfulness of the people here.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jan 21 2009, 02:03 PM

Anyone hear from Marram lately? Tell him to pm me.

Posted by: Roger Kaputnik Jan 22 2009, 11:02 AM

bump

Posted by: Ang Jan 23 2009, 03:27 PM

Roger, I have no idea what happened to Marram. He never made it to the meet and greet either.

Sorry.

Posted by: Ang Apr 2 2009, 09:57 AM

As of today we have 200 registered members! And we are less than 100 posts away from 20,000 posts!

Welcome to all new members. There are so many of you registering lately that I can't keep up. I know a lot of you are here because of the Redistricting thread, but I hope you will take the time to look at and post in the other threads. We have a lot going on here. There are book reviews, restaurant reviews, polls, and quizzes. Plus, we don't always discuss 'City, there are many other discussions related to National and World events.

So, please dive in, catch up on some of the older stuff, and throw your two cents out there. We're glad you're here.

Posted by: reddevil Jul 11 2009, 07:56 PM

© ©

Wow. You learn something new every day. I always wondered how people were able to post the copyright symbol in their posts. Now, I know!

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 25 2009, 05:01 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Apr 2 2009, 10:57 AM) *

As of today we have 200 registered members! And we are less than 100 posts away from 20,000 posts!

Welcome to all new members. There are so many of you registering lately that I can't keep up. I know a lot of you are here because of the Redistricting thread, but I hope you will take the time to look at and post in the other threads. We have a lot going on here. There are book reviews, restaurant reviews, polls, and quizzes. Plus, we don't always discuss 'City, there are many other discussions related to National and World events.

So, please dive in, catch up on some of the older stuff, and throw your two cents out there. We're glad you're here.
Any chance of upgrading the forum software to the newly released Invision Power Board v3.0?

Posted by: southsider2k9 Jul 25 2009, 09:28 PM

QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Jul 25 2009, 06:01 PM) *

Any chance of upgrading the forum software to the newly released Invision Power Board v3.0?


I haven't seen 3.0 in action yet. Is that the latest version, and does it cost?

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 25 2009, 11:07 PM

QUOTE(southsider2k9 @ Jul 25 2009, 10:28 PM) *

I haven't seen 3.0 in action yet. Is that the latest version, and does it cost?
It was just released on Tuesday, it's nice, not sure of any cost, their number is 1-800-901-5491.


Posted by: southsider2k9 Jul 27 2009, 09:32 AM

QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Jul 26 2009, 12:07 AM) *

It was just released on Tuesday, it's nice, not sure of any cost, their number is 1-800-901-5491.


3.0 is $250 right now, and it won't have all the bugs out of it for months.

Posted by: southsider2k9 Dec 30 2009, 03:30 PM

I want to issue a big "thank you" to each and every person involved with citybythelake.org. From the people who just stop by to read, to the admin/mod staff here, each of you has played a vital role at making this site a huge success in 2009. Just in the last couple of months, this is the first local place to break such stories as the school closing potential, NIPSCO being rated as one of the worst polluters in the USA, Ohio Street falling apart a month after repaving, and the MC boys basketball team being asked in the the Valpo U holiday invitational. Best of all was sharing the reactions and feeling surrounding every story in Michigan City with all of you. I look forward to an even better 2010!

Thanks all!

Michael Gresham

Posted by: southsiderMMX Jan 15 2010, 09:13 AM

Testing out the new 2010 version of the user name smile.gif

Posted by: Dave Jan 15 2010, 01:03 PM

QUOTE(southsiderMMX @ Jan 15 2010, 09:13 AM) *

Testing out the new 2010 version of the user name smile.gif


Gotta love them Roman numerals!

Posted by: southsiderMMX Feb 12 2010, 09:32 AM

I just saw that taxthedeer posted that we have hit three hundred members, which is just awesome. We also have 450 followers on the citybythelake facebook page, and a few more on the twitter page. It is awesome to see so many people following and contributing to this incredible site. This wouldn't be possible without all of the great personalities and contributions of all of the people here.

THANKS AGAIN!!!

Posted by: Ang Apr 3 2010, 10:54 AM

We've had several new members join in the past couple months and it's hard to keep up with everyone, so I would like to take a moment to welcome some of our newest members to the board:


Backwoods, Burning Blood, Dawn, Dolores, Dusk, inkoteMechl, Jenna, Jesse B, John Taylor, ksmi55 08, Milldew37, praterteaches, and Wayne


There are many others who have also joined recently, but have not yet posted. To those new members, I say Welcome and we would love to hear from you guys, too. Posting is not a condition of membership here, but we value everyone's input.


Posted by: dusk Apr 10 2010, 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Apr 3 2010, 10:54 AM) *

We've had several new members join in the past couple months and it's hard to keep up with everyone, so I would like to take a moment to welcome some of our newest members to the board:
Backwoods, Burning Blood, Dawn, Dolores, Dusk, inkoteMechl, Jenna, Jesse B, John Taylor, ksmi55 08, Milldew37, praterteaches, and Wayne
There are many others who have also joined recently, but have not yet posted. To those new members, I say Welcome and we would love to hear from you guys, too. Posting is not a condition of membership here, but we value everyone's input.

Thanks, Ang!

Posted by: MichiganCityDDS Jul 7 2010, 06:16 AM

Good morning.

Posted by: Ang Jul 7 2010, 08:54 AM

Good Morning to you, and welcome to our board!

Posted by: southsiderMMX Jul 7 2010, 09:36 AM

QUOTE(MichiganCityDDS @ Jul 7 2010, 07:16 AM) *

Good morning.


Good morning and welcome!

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 9 2010, 05:39 PM

Happy Anniversary to ME!!! It's been one year Wednesday since I discovered the local blog site in a google search became a CTBL member, this has become one of my favorite stops on the World Wide Web, it won't be long until I make my mark as one of the overall top ten posters. Thanks everyone for putting up with my nonsense for the past 365 days. biggrin.gif

Posted by: southsiderMMX Jul 10 2010, 02:18 PM

QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Jul 9 2010, 06:39 PM) *

Happy Anniversary to ME!!! It's been one year Wednesday since I discovered the local blog site in a google search became a CTBL member, this has become one of my favorite stops on the World Wide Web, it won't be long until I make my mark as one of the overall top ten posters. Thanks everyone for putting up with my nonsense for the past 365 days. biggrin.gif


Its been great to have you! I love the football info.

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 12 2010, 10:21 PM

This morning was the 1 year anniversary of the ISP prison break. What was really amazing was that 160 unique users logged onto CTBL at once to find out up to date information.

Posted by: Ang Jul 13 2010, 08:00 AM

Yeaahhhh......

We are proud of this little place. blush.gif

Happy Anniversary to you and thanks for being a member!

Posted by: southsiderMMX Jul 18 2010, 09:15 AM

Todays show from 5 to 6 pm on AM 1420 is going to cover a lot of school board and school system stuff, including the newest member of the MCAS.

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 22 2010, 08:37 AM

With this post I proudly become one of the Top Ten overall CTBL posters. Virtual high five everybody. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ang Jul 22 2010, 09:44 AM

:high-five:

Posted by: MichiganCityDDS Sep 24 2010, 12:25 AM

Hmmm, this is all so strange...

Posted by: Ang Dec 21 2010, 01:37 PM

We've had a bunch of new members lately, so I want to bump this up and say Welcome to the Newbies!!!

Also, I want to remind everyone that our 4th Annual Meet & Greet will be held at Matey's Restaurant in Michigan City on Monday Dec 27th at 7:00 pm.

All members are welcome to join us, you do not need to RSVP but it would be nice to let us know if you are positive you will be there.


Additionally, I would like to tell you some "fun" stuff about the board:

--When you are in a forum list, and you see a little red box next to the thread title, you can go to the last unread (by you) post in that thread by clicking the red box.

--You can bold, italicize, underline or perform any other text function in "quick reply" by simply putting a [b] at the beginning of your word and at the end put [/i]. Now, to keep from changing my font in that last sentence, I had to use different letters, but b= bold, i=italics, u=underline, etc. This also works if you want to put a paragraph in quotes. You would type [quote] at the beginning of the paragraph and at the end, use the same thing, only with the "/" symbol before the word quote-inside the brackets.

you can change the color or size of your font the same way. you would type color=red (or size=6) with the square brackets around it-- [ ] -- to have a red font and at the end you would put that little "/" symbol and just type the word color between the brackets.. [/color]




Season's Greetings, and Happy Holidays!!!

Posted by: taxthedeer Apr 8 2011, 09:18 PM

Congratulations on recently registering your 400th member and have over 1000 "likes" on your Facebook page.

Posted by: Commuter Apr 3 2012, 09:26 PM

QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Apr 8 2011, 09:18 PM) *

Congratulations on recently registering your 400th member and have over 1000 "likes" on your Facebook page.


Every thread should have a post in it once a year or so.

I'm a chat junkie from way back. I used to go by Bongwater Q. Liberalstein but have mellowed out a bit since those days.

Really nice site -- well-designed, easy to navigate.

Can I use regular bb code? IMG tags for photos?

What's the procedure for posting video links? flash?

Posted by: Ang Apr 3 2012, 11:48 PM

Um....we don't really have a protocol for that. If you can make it work, do it. Welcome to the site. I love your input!

Posted by: Southsider2k12 Apr 4 2012, 06:25 AM

QUOTE(Commuter @ Apr 3 2012, 10:26 PM) *

Every thread should have a post in it once a year or so.

I'm a chat junkie from way back. I used to go by Bongwater Q. Liberalstein but have mellowed out a bit since those days.

Really nice site -- well-designed, easy to navigate.

Can I use regular bb code? IMG tags for photos?

What's the procedure for posting video links? flash?


IMG tags work for sure. I don't think flash is supported. For video links you need to turn html on. bb code I am not sure about.

Posted by: taxthedeer Jul 23 2012, 12:03 AM

I've now surpassed the 1000+ post count.

Posted by: Tim Jul 23 2012, 05:07 AM

QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Jul 23 2012, 12:03 AM) *

I've now surpassed the 1000+ post count.


Get a life.

Oh, wait....

Posted by: Ang Jul 31 2012, 11:34 AM

Just want to let everyone know that I've been trying to update the calendar of events. Anyone can post in the calendar, the link is at the top of the page. If you know of something coming up, or a special activity you want to share with the rest of the group, please feel free to add....
I include links to websites with more information, but feel free to post however you want.
Also, if you're looking for something fun to do, please check out our calendar. This is something I just started doing, so if I've missed anything, please show me some mercy and add it yourself. wink.gif I promise, as time goes on, I will get better at it. wacko.gif

Also, if you add something to the calendar, please PM an admin or mod as events have to approved by one of us before it will appear on the calendar. Thanks.

Posted by: Ang Aug 2 2012, 09:06 AM

Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.....lots of fun stuff going on around La Porte County, and a lot of it's free!

Go Have Fun this weekend!

Posted by: Ang Aug 14 2012, 11:44 AM

We've had several new members sign up over the past couple days, so I want to use this thread to welcome all the Newbies.
We thank you for joining our board and look forward to your input.

Please remember to be respectful of others as that is our number 1 rule. It's ok to disagree, but play nice.

You can scroll through old comments in this thread to learn tips and tricks to navigate this board, also you can ask if you have questions. In City Living, there is a thread called CBTL: Catch all anything thread. You can post your questions there and someone will answer them.

Again, Welcome to City By The Lake!

Posted by: Ang Aug 23 2012, 03:27 PM

Don't forget to check out the calendar of events. There is a lot of fun stuff going on over the next several weeks. Get a jump on your friends and be "in the know" about what's going on!
I've got September updated through the 15th. If there is anything I missed, please PM me, or you can add it to the calendar yourself, just let an Admin know so we can approve it and make it viewable by all.
Thanks!

Posted by: Ang Sep 13 2012, 01:21 PM

I see we have had a few new people sign up lately. Again, I want to welcome all the newbies to our site and remind everyone that our number one rule around here is PLAY NICE-lest ye be censored. laugh.gif wink.gif

Please remember to check out the calendar of events--upcoming events are listed at the bottom of the home page. I've been working hard to keep up with it. If I missed anything, please feel free to add and PM (personal message) me so I can approve it for public viewing.

If anyone has editing or formatting questions, you can either PM a member of the mod/admin team, or simply post your question the Catch All Anything Thread located in City Living.

Thanks to the Newbies for joining the board. We have been around longer than I anticipated and am thankful to all of our members for making this place what it is and keeping us alive--this December we will be celebrating our 6th birthday!

Posted by: Ang Sep 27 2012, 12:42 PM

I've updated the October calendar--lots of fun stuff going on for all walks of life....be sure to check it out.

We've had a couple new members join in the past couple weeks and I'd like to extend a big Welcome to our newbies!

Posted by: Ang Nov 12 2012, 04:36 PM

Hey All!

Season's Greetings to everyone. No matter what your religion, or your preference for Holidays in the upcoming months, I wish you all the very best!

The December Calendar has been updated. Check it out and see all the fun stuff that is going on around here. Lots of concerts, plays, and free stuff happening around LaPorte County.

If you know of anything I haven't posted to the calendar, please PM me and I will get it added right away!

Posted by: Tim Nov 12 2012, 09:43 PM

QUOTE(Ang @ Nov 12 2012, 04:36 PM) *

Hey All!

Season's Greetings to everyone. No matter what your religion, or your preference for Holidays in the upcoming months, I wish you all the very best!

The December Calendar has been updated. Check it out and see all the fun stuff that is going on around here. Lots of concerts, plays, and free stuff happening around LaPorte County.

If you know of anything I haven't posted to the calendar, please PM me and I will get it added right away!


I'm hoping to add a Lazer Band holiday show - nothing confirmed yet, but it's in the works!

Posted by: Commuter Nov 18 2012, 06:05 PM

Do you all ever meet for coffee or anything? I belong to a few other forums and we have actually had parties where people have traveled 2,000 miles or more to rub shoulders with each other. Just wonderin. . .

Posted by: Southsider2k12 Nov 18 2012, 06:43 PM

QUOTE(Commuter @ Nov 18 2012, 06:05 PM) *

Do you all ever meet for coffee or anything? I belong to a few other forums and we have actually had parties where people have traveled 2,000 miles or more to rub shoulders with each other. Just wonderin. . .


We have in years past. If people are interested, we could definitely gauge interest and have another sometime soon. They are fun times.

Posted by: Ang Nov 19 2012, 10:40 AM

I'm in! I won't have to travel so far as the last one we did..... wink.gif

Posted by: ChicagoMachine Jun 24 2015, 07:49 PM

I'd go to these meet ups.. .but I drink too much.

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