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  1. To be FAIR , though, @Alrexwolf, that situation isn't really JUST on 'pro-lifers'. Matter of fact, I am totally in favor of someone being able to decide to be sterilized if they feel that that is the best choice. I have no problem with preventing a pregnancy BEFORE one exists. I think , more to the point, Docs are AFRAID that if they allow a person to go through with something like that, and that individual later changes their mind, well... that they will be held liable. People sue over some pretty silly stuff AND it isn't difficult for me to imagine this from the Doc's perspective. I am not saying you are WRONG about it being a problem ( I very much believe that it is... if a person NEVER wants kids and KNOWS they NEVER, ever will, why can't they make that choice? Certainly I find that preferable to abortion if/when pregnancy results.), just that docs may have their ( not totally pro-life related...) reasons for taking the stand on it they do... unfortunate though that may be.
  2. This is what I thought , too. At the very least it isn't NEW and has been there since I have owned any vampires on my scroll.
  3. AND I think there really ISN'T an excuse for the situation you mention... where someone has literally NO idea how pregnancy even HAPPENS. Certainly not if they are an adult.
  4. At isn't a bad solution in my OWN opinion,BUT I feel like some folks on here are wanting something a bit more...permanent.
  5. Not YOU specifically.... but society at large often seems to imply it. Perhaps I ought to have been clearer, there. AND I will admit that that WANTING sex isn't precisely irresponsible... though I think it can certainly be indulged in irresponsibly, I think we can agree. Ats why I DO think people should be taught HOW to do it responsibly (USE BC if they aren't trying for a baby, be aware of STDs, that kind of thing!) Because there CAN be consequences to it, if it isn't handled carefully. And , sometimes, saying 'NO' is absolutely a valid choice.
  6. Scuse me! I don't see the need for the snarky tone here. I believe their point, which is a valid one, BTW, WAS that choosing NOT to have sex is a perfectly POSSIBLE and valid choice. I get SOOOOOOOoooo sick of sex being touted as the be-all, end-all of human existence. ( FULL disclosure, I believe I am an asexual.) Abstinence is a perfectly valid choice... and many people seem to forget that. I would ADD that there might be a variety of reasons that a person might choose to abstain....without it being because they are 'holier-than-thou' OR unable to get a partner.maybe they just don't WANT to have sex? Maybe they don't currently feel ready? Maybe... any NUMBER of things. THAT being said, I do get your point about it being a powerful instinctive drive for most people and DIFFICULT at best for most people to control. Mistakes can be made and experimenting by young people can and DOES happen. PERSONALLY I would rather see better and more effective birth control... and perhaps better knowledge on how to properly use it. I personally believe that that would prevent many abortions. As far as when life begins...I believe it happens at some point before birth, though I fully understand there isn't really scientific evidence for that, necessarily.
  7. I do agree that I wish we could do more stuff with groups( which we already have!) For instance I really LIKE your suggestion of making the breeding page filterable BY GROUP ( or perhaps tags could do that?).( I'd have instant access to all my CBs when breeding, then!) AND,personally,I'd LOVE the option to highlight more groups than four! I don't think I am opposed to the idea of tags on top of that, though. They would fill a slightly different function, I think, like @angelicdragonpuppy said. BOTH could be useful tools ( And I believe groups could be made MORE useful?)
  8. Is is my take on it. HOWEVER... I am not necessarily opposed to having the option. HONESTLY, @Fuzzbucket, anyone trying to pressure ME into putting an ignore on someone I didn't feeling like would PROBABLY get a big "Yeah, RIGHT" and an ignore themselves from me. I wouldn't LET myself be pressured into it. IF I used it, it would be because I personally Wanted to do so, for whatever the reason, NOT because someone else told me I ought to. Ats my choice and NOONE else's, thanks very much. ALL of that said, I think IF would work best IF, as someone commented, anyone n ignore got mutual invisiblity to eachother. They can't see your trades and you can't see theirs.
  9. This is... a good point actually. AND ats coming from someone who KNOWS that they have had Influence fail from time to time. I have been known o use Precog EXACTLY as described here... for important stuff,anyway. As for the fails themselves... Annoying? Absolutely. Game breaking? Nah. I can totally understand the place this idea comes from. There have been a few of mine that have been quite frustrating. However... I can see this concern as well. Still, as others have said, pinks ARE more common than Aeons ( At least it appears so to me), so I dunno how HUGE of an issue this is.
  10. OK, I realize my 'problem' seems smaller than some of the stuff other folks have posted here... that said,it definitely bothers me. I enjoy chess, but at times I think I m not really good enough to warrant. Like I have a tendency to let fall by the wayside anything I don't think I am 'good at'. The issue with chess, and what makes it so emotionally distressing IS that I actually enjoy the game and don't really WANT to quit playing... but at the same time I don't feel good at it. I WANT to be good at it, but I am if I am honest with myself, , at best,a fairly average player which... in my mind isn't good enough by even a quarter. ( As if, foolish as it sounds even to me when I put it into words, only grandmasters have the right to play, in my mind) Thing is, I am unclear on what even IS good enough. Stupid, I know but there it is. My ratings number annoys me and WORSE, the more I feel compelled to try to bring that number up, the more stubbornly it stays put. As a matter of fact, when I am more relaxed ( and less focused on that stupid number and trying to bring it up ( Whether because I lost a game and therefor a few points and want to re-earn them or I have got it in my head the number itself is just plain not good enough for my liking)) my chess is actually BETTER than when I am so concerned about it. *Le Sigh* What do I even do about it? The bottom line is that I ONLY feel good about my chess when I am on a winning streak. and I take losses hard. Quitting the game isn't likely to happen, at least not permanently. I just wish I could reduce the ammount of emotional frustration and pain it brought along witht he pleasure it undoubtedly also brings
  11. Indeed.+1 I am always pretty careful when I bite, but as @Fuzzbucket said, there is always a first time for a mistake. overall, these seems a perfectly sensible suggestion.
  12. Actually, I wouldn't be opposed tot being allowed the option when the trade was set up.... and that is true even IF the original subject of this threa weren't implemented. THOUGH I can sort of see the merit of THAT also.
  13. LIKE... when you set up the trade you can set it up so that it won't ALLOW someone to offer an egg? Interesting idea.
  14. I mean, though...can't this happen, anyway? Getting egg offers when you ask for hatchies, I mean.
  15. O.o Valid points. And SOME of our dragons are described as being quite fierce and predatory ( H-Fires,for instance, or Depises) And likely wouldn't live nicely with other dragons.... yet they exist on our scrolls. I believe you are right about flavor text not being taken absolutely literally. ( THOUGH I admit when truffles first dropped I thought they might be a new rare) At said, I am waiting to see.... as long as golds have been around, truffles as a new breed would ahve to make a LOT of eggs to catch up with them. Just saying.
  16. This is my take on it... though as they Truffles are a new breed, PERHAPS the ratios haven't really caught up yet? They have only existed with us a month or two or so.
  17. What would be grand is IF there were a way to have the option either way. ( I confess I am not SURE how that could work). As some have pointed out, it really makes more sense to sort them as Undeads, as they can't go back to what they were before, and from what I was reading in the posts, here, some people don't want even the REMINDER of what they were. Giving us the option ( perhaps in our account settings?) would clear up the confusion for those that want it without unduly hindering anybody's play style.
  18. Fair Enough. And I would say that it is probably better if the dragon NOT having progeny already is a requirement for this to work for sake of existing lineages.
  19. JavaTigress

    Posting Bug

    I would like to report an issue I have been having on occasion. Every NOW and then I have it where I am attempting to post, BUT when I click the button to post what I want to say it doesn't APPEAR that it did anything and bumps me back to the posting screen.The result being that I duplicate posted in a thread. on an occasion or two before realizing what he problem was. It doesn't appear to have a set pattern as for when this happens. I am unclear if it is an issue with my browser OR with the forum itself. ( I use Google Chrome for DC...) Any thoughts, Ideas, or is this just a bug TJ should be made aware of so he can squish it? has anyone else had this happen to them? Also, to our mods,I am SORRY for the extra posts...
  20. May I comment, however, that my concern over something like this would BE the very hugeness of it? I don't KNOW how difficult this would be to even do if ALL dragons were included?
  21. Totally. Not balloons for me, but at times it does seem like the exact dragon I am looking for seems to hide from me, I swear. ( That is EVEN if they are ordinarily UBER common.) So a consolation bonus of shards would NOT be unappreciated.
  22. I ...actually woudln't be opposed to this idea at all. As you say, if a person wanted to bank their shards for something shiny , later on.... up to them! OR if there is something else they want currently...
  23. This... I get dead eggs from time to time when I give eggs to my vampires to bite. I typically stick them at the bottom of my last page and wait for them to go away on their own.
  24. I Would Like to Report a Gift! Gifter: Astreya Giftee: JavaTigress Lineage link(s): https://dragcave.net/lineage/VDbpl Breed(s): Gold Status: Accepted! My gifter and I weren't SURE which of us needed to report... so we both did!
  25. I Would Like to Report a Gift! Gifter: Astreya Giftee: JavaTigress Lineage link(s): https://dragcave.net/lineage/VDbpl Breed(s): Gold Status: Accepted! My gifter and I weren't SURE which of us needed to report... so we both did!