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This is why we love the Havanese community

Because a woman joined the Forum's Facebook group, and in her introduction explained that she had to write in all caps because of impaired vision.

AND 58 PEOPLE WELCOMED HER IN ALL CAPS. (I shortened the image.)


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That's awesome... I feel most people int he world are intrinsically kindhearted...
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Yeah Hav folks!! Social, loving dogs attract social, loving people.







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I don't do Facebook, but that is COOL.
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The Facebook site is fun!

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That's wonderful. What a great bunch. Thanks for sharing, Gary, for those of us who are not on Facebook.


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I don't do Facebook, but that is COOL.
I don't do Facebook either. I keep waiting for the Facebook fad to pass, like AOL and Compuserve, lol. But very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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That's awesome... I feel most people int he world are intrinsically kindhearted...
I totally agree. And I try to always operate on this assumption. It makes the world a nicer place

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Yeah Hav folks!! Social, loving dogs attract social, loving people.
I am VERY social, unlike my husband, who would be happy left alone to tinker about the house, garden or fish.
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Both online communities are good, though they both have limitations as far as meeting the needs of breed communities.

This forum, built on a vBulletin uses 15 year old software technology that is very limited, particularly as pertains to photos and video. When the software powering Havanese Forum was written nobody carried HD digital photo and video technology in their pocket - now everyone does.

Online communities like to share multimedia and as you know it's quite clumsy to do here.

Facebook on the other hand makes sharing images and video very simple and fast. But that brings its own set of problems for a community like this. Threads are posted to a 'wall' that continually changes with each new post pushing the thread down the wall.

A good example of the Facebook environment as it pertains to a community like ours: Jane Doe asks for housebreaking tips. After she does that 50 other people post pics, and their own threads about topics like training, etc. Jane's thread has fallen down the wall and is difficult to find, reference, or contribute to.

Contrast that with this forum. Topics do descend, but with much less velocity, and the search capabilities though klunky, are adequate.

One way to think of it in the abstract is Facebook is like bumping into an acquaintance on the sidewalk, you can show pictures of your furkids, but the sidewalk is crowded and it's not the best place to have a discussion on luxating patellas or choosing a harness.

Havanese Forum is for all it's limitations (poor accessibility on mobile devices, weakness on photos and videos, weak social sharing functionality) is the better venue for interaction of any depth with other Havanese owners.

I've heard changes are in the wind for HF but I suspect that just means they'll re-skin the current platform. It would be great if they migrated the content to a more robust platform!
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