Hamsterwatch Site Help
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You guys can help me, if you would please.. as you make your rounds of the various Big Brother sites, blogs, MySpaces, et cetera this year, please be on the lookout for my work posted elsewhere. If you read it here and then experience déjà vu on another site without credit or a link back here, or if you find my daily recaps or ratings being reposted elsewhere on a regular basis, please notify the site owner(s) and/or post a message that the material in question is from www.Hamsterwatch.com
There are so many BB sites anymore, I can't keep up with reading them all let alone chase down offenders, but stolen content has become epidemic and a real problem for everyone. The same goes for reposted/uncredited material you find from any site, Big Brother or not. All site owners, writers, choppers, updaters and cappers could breathe a sigh of relief if all the online communities pitched in to self-police the rampant plagiarism.
Huge thanks in advance!
This site may contain spoilers! The outcomes of nominations, evictions, competitions and other info is likely to be posted here before CBS airs the same.. be warned.
I make no claims to report everything that happens on the Big Brother 9 feeds, and while I strive to be accurate with what I report and to be clear about what's fact and what's opinion, I make no guarantees as to accuracy or thoroughness.
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Hamsterwatch.com collects no information about you when you visit and read the site. A valid email address is required to register and participate in the forum and chatroom, or to send a donation through Paypal. Your IP may be recorded and/or posted when using the forum or chatroom, and you may need to accept cookies to use these areas or when clicking on sponsor links.
Your email address will never be sold, rented, shared with third parties or otherwise distributed. You may receive occasional emails from me if you've sent a donation or registered for the forum and/or chatroom, but as of this time I haven't sent any bulk emails to all donators or registered users.
If you wish to receive bulletins from me with news and/or special offers, please sign me up as a friend at my MySpace (linked at the bottom of each page).
Take care when providing any personal information in the forum or chat. These areas are accessible to the public. Remember too that not everyone online is who or what they appear to be.
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Get Hamsterwatch feed updates to your cell phone by texting follow hamsterwatch to 40404 (or 21212 in Canada, or +44 7624 801423 in UK/Europe). Provide a user name, and that's it! These updates are free but you may be charged by your cell service provider to receive text messages so check your service plan. To stop receiving updates, text leave hamsterwatch to the same number.
My latest Twitter message will usually be shown on the daily linkage section at the bottom of most pages. You can see them all at my Twitter page.
You can also receive my updates via Gtalk, AIM, Jabber or LiveJournal instant message, temporarily turn updates off or on, or set times to block updates by completing your account if you're already receiving my text updates, or by creating an account if you aren't. Twitter accounts are free.
Please don't hit Reply to my Twitter text updates! Your message will go out to all of your own Twitter followers, and I may not even receive it.
MY TEXT UPDATES WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS so don't sign up for them if you want to wait for the air show to see what happens. I can't promise to send every bit of news as soon as it happens but will do my best to send updates about nominations, evictions, competition outcomes, and so forth. I'll also keep you updated about endurance comps and other "big stuff" as it happens.
I'll also let you know when the feeds come back if they're off for more than 15 minutes or so - you can be free to leave the computer this year!
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Please read and abide the guidelines posted on the chat page.
If you're having problems registering or joining the chatroom, be sure you have Java installed. It's free and can be downloaded here. Also you may need to disable your pop-up blocker, especially to register or retrieve lost password: holding Ctrl key while clicking either link will usually work.
The chat should work with all browsers but if you have problems using Vista or Firefox, try using MSIE.
Right-click a user name in the room list to ignore that person. Please do not announce to the room when you've ignored someone as that defeats the purpose of the ignore function.
Click another chatroom to move to it. User names in the room list will show when that person is typing or when they are on Away status.
Use the toolbar to add emoticons, change font size, clear the chat screen, toggle timestamps, launch this help page, or log out.
Right click anywhere in the chat area to access the toolbar commands, change the font face, or toggle audio.
Click another person's nick in the chat area to copy that nick to the typing area. When someone else types your nick, it will show in red to get your attention.
The chatroom has a copy/paste function but it doesn't always work properly.. check that what you've pasted is what you wanted before hitting Enter.
Please use the "screenname rule" when chatting: refer to people by their chat nick even if you know their real name, as they have chosen to use a nick instead.
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Please read and abide the guidelines posted in the forum as well as any board-specific guidelines. Follow the same common sense guidelines posted above for the chatroom.
You have to register to use the forum, and you'll have to respond to an email that your registration request generates before you can post.. please check your spam folder if you don't receive it.
The forum is intuitive to use and works like most other message boards. You have a number of options to set up boards, threads, and so forth according to your preferences. Instructions to do all these things are in the forum.
If you have questions, please ask them in the Off Topic/Help section of the forum itself.. thanks very much.
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For donations, link requests, and advertising info you can email hamster(at)neonpages(dot)(com) - insert appropriate punctuation - or send a private message to dingo in the forum.
While I greatly appreciate the many nice emails and kind words I've received over the years, I just don't have the time to respond to them all when the season's underway.
As much as I'd like to, I can't get involved in one-on-one email exchanges about the hamsters or happenings on the feeds. Please use the chat and/or forum - that's what they're there for :)
I gladly add friends to my MySpace provided the requesting profile doesn't suggest spam will follow. If I don't accept your friend request, please send me a MySpace message and let me know you're a Hamsterwatcher.
Please do not repost any content from this site (or any other) without permission, and do not repost or hotlink to any images
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BB9 FEEDS REPLAY
Miss something big? Go back in time and see how we got where we did! The feeds replay has begun, only on SuperPass!
Click for links or use DogDave's popup. Use the BB9 daily index to see what's coming up.
SHEILA LIVE VIDEO CHAT
Sheila Kennedy will be doing a chat on SuperPass on July 2 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
BB10 premieres Sunday, July 13
Eviction shows will have a live audience - first one is July 16
Q&A video chats with Adam & Matt, and with James are available to replay - only on SuperPass
WILLBOOGIE ON VH1
BB2/7's Dr. Will and Boogie are featured on a new installment of 'Where Are They Now: Reality Stars' currently airing on VH1.
Sunday's finale was third for the hour with a 4.4 rating and 7 share, behind 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on ABC with 7.4/12, and 'The Simpsons' and 'King of the Hill' on Fox, with 4.6/8 and 4.0/6 respectively.
First place earns $500k, second gets $50k. The others earn $750 a week, including jury sequester weeks for those that go there
BIG BROTHER 10
Rumors are swirling that they'll have an older, more diverse cast this summer, but we've heard all that before.. time will tell.
If you want to be on it, click for the eligibility requirements and application. Watch Craigslist in May/June, sign with actormodel agencies they use (such as this one) or go right to the horse's mouth, the BB casting director. Stay informed about upcoming casting info with BigBrother Casting Calls.
BBQ SMACKDOWN SCORECARD
Round 1, The Teaser: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2, The Stinger: BBQ 1, Adam 0
Round 3, The Singe: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
See the grill's illustrious career recap
Sex: 7x (3 Jen/Ryan; 4 James/Chelsia)
Oral: 4x (all Natalie/Matt)
Sex tallies are minumums, based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence
Self-servicers: 3 (James, Adam, Matt)
Makeout session pairings: 4
Nekkid makeout pool orgy: 1
Nekkid party favor: 3
(Natalie, James, Chelsia)
Nekkid party trick: 2 (James, Natalie)
Ambulance rides: 2 (Amanda, Allison)
Rodent bites: 1 (Ryan)
OB Incidents: 1 (Ryan/Adam)
Returned evictees: 3
(Sharon, Ryan, James)
Revive-a-Hamster vote hoaxes: 1
Favorite juror vote hoaxes: ½
'Best Week Ever' mentions: 3 (Adam)
'The Soup' mentions: 1 (Alex/Amanda)
Major fights: too many to count
Chelsia abortion/baby mentions after Diary said one more and she's out: 2
See it all with a monthly or quarterly feeds subscription. Both include a two week free trial with no obligation to buy.
Click to see my full list of BB9 links. These are some of my favorites.
24/7 feeds - 14 day free trial see everything that happens before it gets edited into something else for tv
No time-out feed links including set-up how-to, plus Real contact info
BB9 adult/explicit links
CBS Big Brother 9 the official site
DogDave BB9 by any name, still the first to find big news, all the edgy stuff & the best mini-recaps in town
Attw x's houseguest tributes all seasons fun & reference by BB's number one fan
BuddyTV - Big Brother 9 TV supersite with news, articles, discussions
Sir LinksALot Big Brother 9 all the links
Reality TV Links - Big Brother 9 emphasis on individual hamsters' sites
THANKS FOR VISITING
Donations are gratefully accepted through Paypal using the button below or direct by email. Please support other BB9 sites that you like, too. Many thanks!
This site isn't necessarily thorough: it's what I catch and/or what interests me. It also isn't necessarily about who should win, who will win, who I'd be friends with or who is cute. It's about watching hamsters: which ones are doing what and why, which are fun and which are dull. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior.