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The MPIP Off-Topic Forum is a community bulletin board that provides the melanoma community with a safe space to share experiences and to give and find support from others who can relate to having or caring for someone with a melanoma diagnosis. Please note: if you have an urgent question about melanoma to ask the community, visit the main MPIP Forum.

MPIP is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma hosted through the Melanoma Research Foundation. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. Once you have been touched by melanoma—either as a patient or as a family member or friend of a patient—you become part of a community. It is not a community anyone joins willingly. But if you must be part of this group, you will find no better place to find the tools you need in your journey with this cancer, and the friends who can make that journey more bearable.

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Nad T's picture
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Last reply 8/6/2010 - 2:53pm
Replies by: KyCyn, Bonnie Lea, jag


Is he alive? Does anyone know?

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Kimmer's picture
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Last reply 3/26/2014 - 11:06pm

So Bonnie,

Posting from PhotoBucket...

I went to share and direct link for layout pages and copied the http stuff.  Then I opened the little image icon next to the smiley and pasted into the URL box.  Then (since my pic was giant!), I had to do a redo so  I adjusted the height to 500 and it automatically adjusted the width and hit okay.  (I don't know what the other stuff does.  I will futz with it later as I gotta go and do my P90X workout now so I can hurt.

But I am gonna hit the spellcheck button 'cos it is also nifty and new.


 HMMM- so futz isn't a real word?  Who knew.

Take good care, K.







And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Confucius

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Bonnie Lea's picture
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Last reply 8/5/2010 - 6:13am
Replies by: Anonymous, Bonnie Lea, kwahlbin

too much dieting?

Just Keep on Hanging In

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Anonymous's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 4:32pm
Replies by: Bonnie Lea
testing testing testing Uploaded with

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Bonnie Lea's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 4:20pm
Replies by: Bonnie Lea, Anonymous

BOy oh Boy  tis Christmas in August.  we have spell check, and something about URL embed thingy and image putter-inners.  But I will have to learn how to do it so as to not put all my pictures in at one time.   BUT SPELL CHECK  ahhhh life in the MPIP lane is getting better!

Just Keep on Hanging In

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Jerry from Cape Cod's picture
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Last reply 8/6/2010 - 3:10pm

The once dynamic community has left. Some return in dribs and drabs and go away again.  It sure is pretty, but it doesn't have the sense of "being" that the old board did.

The chat room is difficult and now hardly ever used, but it sure is pretty.

It's no longer easy to look at posts and scan replies, but it sure is pretty.

Someday this may develop a "community" feel but it won't be the one we were used too. 

I've made a lot of friends here who are now drifting.  There are a few who post now and then.

It's just another cookie cutter corporate identity site "sanitized" for better appeal to the large donors. "Look what fabulous things we do for patients and caregivers"

Just my humble opinion.


Jerry from Cape Cod

It's about kickin' Melanoma's butt! "Meh. Get on with it. Do not feed rabid monkeys. To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another." in memory of NicOz

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jag's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 8:36am
Replies by: Kimmer

 I really can't see why.  He seems like such a nice fellow.

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KyCyn's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 9:52am

OK, for all of you who use facebook, what does it mean when I see "1+ add as a friend"?  I don't understand the "1+" part, and can't find the answer on Facebook's help page.





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dian in spokane's picture
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Last reply 8/3/2010 - 9:41am
Replies by: Bonnie Lea, LV

I know that the celebrity Dead Pool is out of fashion on the OTBB


But.;..for many years now, my next pick for it was Mitch Miller. I see he finally signed out sometime while I was out of town this weekend.


Got to hear a great deal about him on NPR today. I never knew that Mitch was the FIRST guy to ever produce a BEST OF album (it was Johnny Mathis if you care, and was on the charts for 10 years) A gimmick that almost every musical start has emulated since.


Sing Along!



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Kimmer's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 5:58pm
Replies by: Kimmer, kwahlbin, Bonnie Lea

This is an extra step, I know...

I have two monitors on this laptop, the laptop screen itself and a biggo one that I use for trading the e-minis so I can see the charts with my bad up close eyesight.  I have discovered that if I open Outlook or Word, I can just copy and paste the text that I want to post into one of those programs and let it do the spellchecking for me.  It is an extra step, but not too time consuming.  I think you can just open the programs if you have 'em onto your regular screen too.

Or better yet, why worry about spelling?  We are among friends here, right? 

I do kinda like just logging in and not having to type in the codes to post anymore.  I always messed up trying to decide if the lower care 'c' was an 'e'.

Y'all take good care, K.

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Confucius

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Anonymous's picture
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Last reply 8/2/2010 - 6:22pm
Replies by: Anonymous, Jocelyn, Janner

I have noticed that each time I open the page, the threads show that the replies are new ( highlighted) but they're not new-they're the same replies I've already read. Why bother having this if it's not functioning.  So far, the only new function that seems to have added to the use of the board is the e-mail notice. Seems to have added multiple layers to get through the board. 


Perhaps it's a problem with my computer, but I can't seem to click through to view the profiles from the individual posts ( opened). There is a lag time that has me clicking and clicking-sometimes it opens, sometimes it doesn't.

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Charlie S's picture
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Last reply 8/4/2010 - 3:07pm
Replies by: kwahlbin, Kimmer, bcl, Charlie S, Anonymous, lhaley

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

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Jocelyn's picture
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Last reply 8/3/2010 - 6:08am
Replies by: Kimmer, dian in spokane, Jocelyn, Nad T, Carver, Anonymous

A little heavy on the pastels. 

I wasn't having much of a weekend, but everything is ok now that I have the info on Chelsea's wedding dress.

I registered!

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