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#1 Old 11-27-2013, 05:42 PM
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I hope everyone here at VB has the most amazing Thanksgiving day - and even if you don't celebrate I hope you get a fun day off or have some good times at work. 

 

VB offers me a lot to be thankful for like a mod team that just does not quit (the whole team is awesome and helpful and they have amazing ideas for VB). There are also tons of members here who make each day great, like... 

 

  • 'IckenNoodleSoup for being helpful and funny.
  • Purp for posting so much and just being a cool cat in general.
  • Kath and lavender phase for being so friendly.  
  • Logic for always making me think - even when I don't agree.
  • ponyboy85 for getting everyone to think. 
  • 4everaspirit for her animal dedication and awesome articles.
  • Quiet-Vegan who is always referring to cool little things I like. 
  • beanspud's adorable avatar. 
  • All the members willing to discuss the veg vs. vegan debate sensibly vs. insanely. I love those threads.
  • LedBoots, Joan Kennedy, ShadowKat and Siv for weighing in on a lot of varied topics with sound advice. 
  • Beautiful Joe who gets right to the point.
  • VeganTigress for sharing her new blog with the rest of us.
  • Every single member who has listened to and supported my two year running Thanksgiving rants. It's getting better! 
  • All the new members and lurkers who feel comfortable enough to jump in and introduce themselves. Or the new members who email with questions about how to successfully go veg! That's awesome. 

 

And the above is just off the top of my head. I get so much from so many members here, and everyone offers so much coolness, that the list of members I'm thankful for could go on all flipping day. But then we'd never get to Thanksgiving would we?  

 

In any case, I'm thankful for all the rants, all the fun topics and all the great advice people here pass around. It makes this a great supportive place to be - especially around the holidays when it's tough to be veg around your non-veg family/friends. I'm sure there's a bunch of animals out there thankful for all of you too.

 

I hope every member here has a great day tomorrow! 

 

If there's a VB member who has made your day recently and you're thankful for them, why not give them a Like or share below! 


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#2 Old 11-27-2013, 05:49 PM
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I am so thankful for this fabulous community which has put up with me for four and a half years, you guys are amazing.

Thankful for Jen being our admin after the switch, we really lucked out.

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#3 Old 11-27-2013, 10:25 PM
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I hope everyone here at VB has the most amazing Thanksgiving day - and even if you don't celebrate I hope you get a fun day off or have some good times at work. 

 

VB offers me a lot to be thankful for like a mod team that just does not quit (the whole team is awesome and helpful and they have amazing ideas for VB). There are also tons of members here who make each day great, like... 

 

  • 'IckenNoodleSoup for being helpful and funny.
  • Purp for posting so much and just being a cool cat in general.
  • Kath and lavender phase for being so friendly.  
  • Logic for always making me think - even when I don't agree.
  • ponyboy85 for getting everyone to think. 
  • 4everaspirit for her animal dedication and awesome articles.
  • Quiet-Vegan who is always referring to cool little things I like. 
  • beanspud's adorable avatar. 
  • All the members willing to discuss the veg vs. vegan debate sensibly vs. insanely. I love those threads.
  • LedBoots, Joan, ShadowKat and Siv for weighing in on a lot of varied topics with sound advice. 
  • Beautiful Joe who gets right to the point.
  • VeganTigress for sharing her new blog with the rest of us.
  • Every single member who has listened to and supported my two year running Thanksgiving rants. It's getting better! 
  • All the new members and lurkers who feel comfortable enough to jump in and introduce themselves. Or the new members who email with questions about how to successfully go veg! That's awesome. 

 

And the above is just off the top of my head. I get so much from so many members here, and everyone offers so much coolness, that the list of members I'm thankful for could go on all flipping day. But then we'd never get to Thanksgiving would we?  

 

In any case, I'm thankful for all the rants, all the fun topics and all the great advice people here pass around. It makes this a great supportive place to be - especially around the holidays when it's tough to be veg around your non-veg family/friends. I'm sure there's a bunch of animals out there thankful for all of you too.

 

I hope every member here has a great day tomorrow! 

 

If there's a VB member who has made your day recently and you're thankful for them, why not give them a Like or share below! 

Oh, garsh, wasn't nothing...*blush* I'd like to thank everyone in here, both past and present. Some no longer with us for one reason or another...When I first joined, it was food allergies that brought me here, then a couple of relatives that were vegan, and I wasn't sure about proper protocol regarding meals, holidays, etc. Anyhow, I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving, and those that don't celebrate Thanksgiving have a good Thursday.

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#4 Old 11-28-2013, 01:24 AM
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I've been a member of VB for 9-years. It's become like a second home for me, and I'm grateful. A Happy Day to all!!

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Thankful for this community, where else can all us veggie heads go to share what we know. Found this site checking the vegan food options, stayed because it's awesome. Happy eating.
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I'd like to thank 4everaspirit for helping me with my blog, and just being so passionate about veganism in general. Right now you're my fav member on this site :o

 

I'd like to thank Aristede for being a great friend, and encouraging debate that is lively but respectful at the same time. It's a pity that we don't normally post on the same threads, at least not in recent months.

 

I'd like to thank Jennifer for giving me the opportunity to write articles for VB, and giving fantastic tips on SEO, concise wording and all that jazz. So sorry that I'm not more active on that front; I tend to set stupidly high standards for myself, and I'm just not motivated to write an article unless I feel that it's going to be spectacular.

 

I'd like to thank Logic and Houndulation (is this guy still around?), because even though you two frustrate me to no end, I wouldn't have had some of my most interesting and thought-provoking discussions on VB without you two, and I've learnt a lot.

 

I'd like to thank Capstan for making me feel welcome at VB when I first joined. I wasn't really planning on joining a veg forum, and it was because of him that I decided to stay. I'd also like to thank him for supporting me throughout my National Service. Tomorrow I will collect my civilian ID that was taken from me in February last year, and move on to the next stage of my life!

 

It's not the end of the year yet, but since I'm in the mood, I might as well say it now. I'm brash, I'm honest, I'm vulnerable, I don't care about maintaining a 'cool' appearance, but I really want to do my best for VB and the veg community. To me, veganism is an ongoing, lifelong journey. Many a time I will make mistakes, but without making mistakes I won't learn. And so I hope that you guys will continue to put up with me and be kind to me, and I will try my best to return the favour.

 

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Thanks Jennifer - great thread.

 

Off the top of my head - there are many more VBers I see post and admire:

 

You Jennifer for being so helpful and interacting with members with such positivity and patience

 

Lavender Phase for being my friend <3

 

Leedsveg for posting jokes that make me LOL. 

 

Werewolf Girl for enthusiastically liking posts

 

River for being cool and speaking a lot of sense

 

Quiet-Vegan for being so blooming British and making me smile

 

Naturebound for giving so much time to sharing personal experience to support members

 

Nooch for making me drool all over this thread

 

Dave in MPLS for posting interesting links

 

And so many more...

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#8 Old 11-28-2013, 03:14 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving American people! Great thread idea. smiley.gif

I am thankful for:

ElaineV for being such a passionate animal advocate and organizing so many awesome events that are informative and make being veg*n fun.

Purp for being my food porn buddy and showing me evil nanaimo bar recipes, also her helpful posts for newbies and all around positive attitude.

Lavender Phase for being like a ray of sunshine in every thread I see her in.

4everaspirit for her passion and fire, you can always count on her to speak up for the animals when it's needed

Mlee for making us all more aware of animal cruelty issues and also linking to petitions and suggesting ways we can get active and help make things better, also for posting positive threads to encourage newbies

Azerea_02 for giving me some great food ideas

Nooch for posting so many excellent examples of what a vegan day looks like in the 'What did you eat vegan today?' thread

Quiet-Vegan for the hilarious profile pic that makes me smile every time I see it.

Naturebound for all the helpful posts for new members

SkepticalVegan for keeping us all on our toes and reminding us to think critically.

broccolichick for her great posts in the Compost Heap, especially in the Trayvon Martin thread.

Kamizushi for making me laugh in the Stupid Things Omnivores Say thread.

SomeoneHere3 for being a vegan artist and designing a mural which could reach a lot of people.

Silva for all her helpful posts for newbies full of great advice and understanding

Blobbenstein for his funny vegan comics

Aniela for giving me some good cruelty free skincare ideas

Yingchen for being a contributing member and writing such great articles

flashgordonette, Mojo, Aristede, Danaskully64, Kath, catnipmouse, vefo, Imriela, Rinchen, EatWellPrtyHard and many more for making me drool with delicious food porn

Fromper for being a bunny lover

'IckenNoodleSoup for posting amazing recipes

vMaryv for delicious food ideas and advice

Wolfie for being a huge dog lover and standing up for pitbulls

La Grenouille for her thoughtful posts in the Compost Heap

JessAndreia for posting funny veg*n pictures and comics

a Balloon a Balloon for having an adorable profile pic

Death for being the newbie who has made me laugh the most


Phew! This list is getting way too long and I still feel like there are a bunch of people I'm missing. Just goes to show how many amazing members we have, writing this out has made me even more grateful for the community at VB. smiley.gif
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#9 Old 11-28-2013, 11:43 PM
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I'd like to thank 4everaspirit for helping me with my blog, and just being so passionate about veganism in general. Right now you're my fav member on this site :o

Well damn, Yingchen LOOOL :sweat::sweat::sweat: Much love to you too ;)

 

Gee there are so many members!

 

Of course you Yingchen. It's really refreshing to find another veg anime fan who's extremely sweet ^-^

 

Werewolf Girl: You're just kick-a$$. You got the coolest articles to post and give some really friendly advice all around. I miss your south park avatar lol.

 

Jennifer C: Super zelda-loving hero of veggieboards.This board would not be the same without you. You make this site look as awesome as it does and so many of us are happy to be your writers :) Plus, I can't thank you enough for helping me through the hell formatting on this site. Plus your own articles and guides are outstanding. I can usually come to you for environmental advice too!....And dat new avatar.....:rockon:

 

River: Much love for you and our past discussions. You were always very encouraging and also fair.

 

Siv:  As much as we butt heads, you are very calm and patient, even if a few of us have been edgy on your posts. We very much appreciate you here :)

 

Capstan: We sometimes butt heads too, but all around you are a cool mod and we really appreciate your dedication to this board. :)

 

Beanspud: for being a valubale and sweet member on this board :) I have to also agree with Jennifer...dat squirrel.

 

Aristede: for our great conversations about music. You are such a warm-hearted and unique guy :) Not to mention your posts are so thought through and brilliant!

 

Logic: for always certainly having an "interesting" way of looking at situations. LOL. Your discussions drive me up the wall, but I still love you :)

 

t0mmy: Long time no talk, but for being my video game buddy friend who chatted with me about anything and everything :) . I'd say our private messages could be the length of a book.

 

ElaineV: for always being sincere and above average rational in her responses. Top par, well thought out and resourced responses.

 

jumpingspider22: for being super passionate about animals and a good friend =D We had some nice, enriching conversations and I really miss having you around! :)

 

Sam Alshebany:  for your off the charts concern for animals that I think no one can parallel.  =D You couldn't hurt a flea, literally, and it's super amazing to see someone else who is out of this universe considerate of all life. Just remember to take it easy and not freak so much if you don't know the answer to everything ;D none of us do.

 

Cato: Such a sweet, loving guy. I'm sad that he's banned now but thankful for our many heart to hearts  :(

 

Pirate Huntress: GIRL I MISS YOU. COOOOOOOOMEEEEEE BACK!! Sweetest friend eva <3 plus your avatar always brightened my day ;D

 

For anyone I missed...I'm thankful to have you here contributing to VB. This is such a great community and I know you all help to make it such :)


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I would like to thank Aristede for being such a great contributing member to VeggieBoards. Without him, I wouldn't be posting this right now.

 

 

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Ok, ok. There are far too many members for me to personally thank and I would end up inadvertently missing someone and that would make me sad. Many thanks to the members above who specifically gave thanks for me (I don't think I've had many people ever give thanks for me, so it's nice). I'd like to thank all of our members who have contributed to the growth and vitality of VeggieBoards. This is a great place to exchange ideas and to make new friends (or least good debate opponents). I like that there isn't a group-think mentality and that we disagree on subjects. That helps keep this a more interesting place. I also appreciate the warm gestures of friendships and charity that are demonstrated across the board. Thank you all! 

 

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I would like to thank Aristede for being such a great contributing member to VeggieBoards. Without him, I wouldn't be posting this right now.

 

Oh my goodness, Aristede! :-/

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I am so thankful for each and every person on here, willing to answer questions and be there for each other; You guys are my veg*n family :love: without your support this journey would be so much more difficult... Thank you all for being here, I feel like i know you even though i haven't talked to you directly and you guys are awesome. Hugs to everyone  :hug::smitten:

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So this is super later, buuuut I haven't had time until now.

I am thankful for 4everaspirit and ponyboy for being so committed and passionate. The world is better for having you two in it, you guys care so intensely I envy it.
I am thankful for logic, quiet_vegan, unethicalvegan, and Aristede for making me think more than I want to some nights. Really though. You guys push my mind like crazy.
I am thankful for Natalie and Capstan for being so incredibly helpful all the time, if I ever have questions on anything I know just where to go.
I am thankful for Elaine for being incredibly helpful to all members all the time and her unique experiences she brings to this board.
I am thankful for Sam Aleshbany for being so compassionate to cats and caring so much for Ivana
I am thankful for everyone who posts regularly and helps new members and old. This community is growing all the time, and it's thanks to everyone here!


And lastly, I am most thankful for all the new vegans and vegetarians who are moving towards a more compassionate life. It isn't easy, and it isn't always fun but it is amazing the commitment you guys have undertaken.
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Thanks to everyone who came and gave thanks! This was an awesome thread and every member you guys were thankful for made me remember someone else cool here that I didn't have time to mention in my own list. 

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