Monday, November 26, 2012

We Love Poppy Q Day

WE LOVE POPPY Q DAY!



We Funny Farmer Felines did an interview with Poppy Q last Friday, the same day she posted she'd been told she had to buy more more photo storage for her blog.

In a strange coincidence, quite a number of bloggers seem to have run out of storage at the same time. We've posted on this a number of times in the past and even wrote a "tutorial" on how to lower your storage usage.  A Blip On the Radar and Miss Peach are just two of the others who have been caught in the Picasa storage trap.  So we again warn you to check your Picasa storage and if you don't know how, read our "tutorial" post on it - .Vibrating Dogs and Picasa


We sent Poppy's mom the link to our Picasa "tutorial" but when she tried to get into Picasa, she could not enter without signing up for Google+.  Why this happened to her when others have been able to log into their Picasa account without being forced to sign up is beyond us. She didn't want to create a profile for Google+, as many of us don't, and it is just plain wrong to bully folks into joining!

Sadly, her mom typed in Poppy's birthdate and since she is 6, the entire Google account was deleted.  That's why you can't find Poppy's blog online.

Google wants copies of personal ID and way too much personal information to get the blog restored, so her mom will be making a decision in the next few days as to whether to continue blogging and if so, where..  Poppy was among our first blogging friends - possibly even our first.  We hate that this is happening to her and her mom and we want them to know we support them.  And miss them.

Losing several years worth of work and photos in a heartbeat is crushing.  Julie takes great photos of Poppy and makes a quiet, simple life interesting to read.. Today we would like to let our friends know we love and support them.  We hope they will return, if not to Blogger, perhaps using another means.

So we proclaim today We Love Poppy Q Day!  At least on our blog.  (You're welcome to use the graphic we made for the interview if you'd like to join.)

Tuesday Update:  Poppy Q's blog has been offline since Saturday night (our time) but her blog is back online today.  She still can't get rid of the Google+ signup, but she is back!





27 comments:

  1. We hope they come back or have the blog restored!

    Note to self: Back up blogs right now!!!

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  2. we got that same note....it is sad that money is having a company hold bloggers hostage. we are moving our pics to photobucket, but it is taking MUCH longer to post. and mom backs up our blog so we don't lose it.....

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  3. Sad to hear this ~ we used to read Poppy's blog in the past. xx

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  4. I went into Google to change some sizes on Sunday (main computer) and just typed picasa - it took me to a screen where there were 4 choices. The top one just said picasa - at the side of that it said "remove" but I still clicked on it and got through and was able to work on some resizing. I have tried on my lap top but it says there is too much on there for picasa to show!

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  5. We don't know them but it's such a shame, we have had terrible trouble lately with capping and servers. We hope they can sort something out. xxx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. That really stinks. Why does Blogger operate like that. I hope we don't get in trouble. I don't keep my pictures on Picaso that I know of but I sure am going to check. I hope they can figure out what to do.

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  7. We recently paid for more storage too
    Benny & Lily

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  8. Poor Poppy and Julie! We didn't know that had happened to them and hope they can get their blog back. We re-sized a lot of photos when you first gave instructions, but the last few times have had the message that piknik is loading too slowly and we haven't been able to do any more. Why they say it is piknik we don't know as it doesn't exist any more. We are making sure to re-size photos before putting them on blogger to try not to use any more space. Google seems to be trying it's hardest to make life difficult for everyone.

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  9. We bought more storage from Google the first time we ran out many many many years ago, at that time it was only $5 a year. WE figured we could afford that. But since we've now always resized our photos of course our storage amount has not changed all year. We are sorry about Poppy's Mom losing all of that work. I know that must be heartbreaking. WE hope she will be able to get reinstated.

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  10. Dreadful ... I think it is mostly us "old timers" who are having problems. With storage, with not wanting to "join" in more "stuff", etc. Seems to me that Wordpress is no better.
    I think everyone should do a BACK UP onto their hard drive at least
    once a month, if not more often.
    Very easy to do ...
    And Jan ~ you are always so helpful with guiding many of us through this tech-stuff, and it is appreciated! Luv ya, A

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  11. Oh no! That is so terrible! We follow Julie and Miss Poppy's blog, and this makes us sad, indeed. We Love Poppy Q!

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  12. That is very sad and very GoogleRude. I hope they make their way back.

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  13. This is really upsetting - I love Poppy and enjoy reading her blog! I really hope her human brings it back.

    This is one of the reasons why I have a self-hosted WordPress blog rather than Blogger. Google does not want kitties to have Google + profiles. I do have a page on Google + (associated with my human's profile), but I never go there.

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  14. cranberries we hopes poppy does come bak N doez knot let this place runs her away.....we iz beginnin ta understand why ther be a lot oh pals over at werd press......fuzzy tales said it rite...time ta start backin up sum files....

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  15. They get you one way or the other and I guess we get sucked in if we want to use the platform!! It's a con, really!!

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  16. That is very sad :(
    I hope they make their way back to their blog !

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  17. Oh noes!! Awwww!! We hope hope hope adorable Poppy Q and mum get back up into blogworld!!! Take care
    x

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  18. oh NO! How terrible for PoppyQ!! Is there anything that they can do to have their blog restored?

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  19. Horrible to lose the blog! That is the worst!!!!!! I know there is a way to back things up though I don't know how to do that. Arghhhhhh! Hope Poppy Q will soon be back.

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  20. How horrible! I don't know PoppyQ, but I sure hope they come back!

    Your pal, Pip

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  21. I use Photoshop Elements and I like that you can "save for web" and pick from a number of low KB options for the photos. Very quick and easy.

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  22. I'm glad this storage thing hasn't been bothering me...
    Cotton

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  23. We stores stuff on our own server so we're OK but one day it may FILL UP! Loved your Interview.

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  24. I emailed Poppy Q yesterday because I was worried about her. I sure hope she and her mom are back soon. I have been paying the $5 per year fee for additional storage, but it sounds like the price is going to be increasing to a monthly fee.

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  25. This is ridiculous. My human puts my birth date in human equivalent numbers to avoid these problems.
    Also , Facebook always refused to create a profile for me with the name Texas. They said it wasn't a real first name. Huh.
    Purrs to Poppy Q and her human.

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  26. We had the same issues as Poppy when mum tried to get at our pictures on Picasa. Even after that it wouldn't tell us how much we had, or let us resize pictures. But we do love to post pictures, so mum paid up for us.

    We are happy PoppyQ is back. We loves her.

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  27. How awful! We're happy to hear PoppyQ is back up! Purrs....from the crew at Colehauscats.com

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