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    flounder1959 got a reaction from wihumphrey in 2018 Donation Drive   
    And thanks for all you do Noose!  EoE has become family, and I look forward to 2019.
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Waternoose in 2018 Donation Drive   
    And thanks for all you do Noose!  EoE has become family, and I look forward to 2019.
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in New Years Eve Fireworks Livestream!   
    Disney Parks Blog will live stream the New Years Eve 360º Fireworks!
    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/12/disneyparkslive-to-stream-new-years-eve-fireworks-dec-31/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q1wo1226180008A
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    flounder1959 reacted to Waternoose in 2018 Donation Drive   
    Thanks to everyone who has donated and especially to those who have donated multiple times this year and in past years. 
    I received a message asking how EOE did budgets and why they weren't for 2019 instead of 2018 so thought I would give a quick run down of how they have worked to date.
    Firstly donations help pay web hosting, software, website prizes for Trivia and POTM contest (which we started back up late this year so were not in the 2018 budget) ; and in the past when we have had excess I have sent gifts to the annual meet and greet better known as EOESSS. 
    EOE does not seek to make any profit all we need is enough to keep those essential expenses paid.  So the budgets have always been for the current year, with bills paid as we go.  If/when the donation pot has no money in it the expenses come out of my pocket.
    If I buy Ts for prizes in bulk I anticipate the 2019 goal will be 1500.
    Again - thanks to everyone who helps support EOE through financial donations, live streaming, posting on the website, facebook, twitter, youtube, etc it really takes a community to keep something like this going and we sure have a GR8 one!   
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from nhlfan in Happy Birthday nhlfan   
    Happy Birthday NHLFAN!  I hope you have a fabulous celebration in the most magical place on earth!! Thanks for taking us along to the parks, we love the streams!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in Happy Birthday nhlfan   
    Happy Birthday NHLFAN!  I hope you have a fabulous celebration in the most magical place on earth!! Thanks for taking us along to the parks, we love the streams!
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    flounder1959 reacted to dbeedle in Beginner streaming Qs...   
    Streaming!   
     

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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in New Years Eve Fireworks Livestream!   
    Disney Parks Blog will live stream the New Years Eve 360º Fireworks!
    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/12/disneyparkslive-to-stream-new-years-eve-fireworks-dec-31/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q1wo1226180008A
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    flounder1959 reacted to Waternoose in 2018 EOE POTM Winners   
    November 2018 Winner

    Ryknow
    Subject: Sorcerer Mickey
    Taken From: Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Taken: August 20, 2016
    Equipment Used: Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9


    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from TiggerPiglet in Happy Birthday TiggerPiglet   
    Happy Birthday, TP!! Hope you had a wonderful celebration!
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from wihumphrey in Happy birthday, wihumphrey!   
    Happy Birthday Wihumphrey!  I hope you had a fabulous celebration!
     
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in New Magic Band Colors   
    I have never had a magic band stop working, and I had them since the first trial.  I recently deactivated all my version 1 bands...just had too many!  They work for a LONNNNNG time!  Katie will be able to use it for years, it'll always be connected to her account and hers only.
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from Albinotrout in Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles   
    Got it, and thanks Noose!  We now have the tools to avoid future strikes...hopefully!!
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    flounder1959 got a reaction from newharmony in Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles   
    Got it, and thanks Noose!  We now have the tools to avoid future strikes...hopefully!!
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    flounder1959 reacted to Waternoose in Youtube Streaming - Stream Titles   
    This past week we were hit with 3 community strikes on 3 different channels.   That is bad and good ...
    Good that it was 3 different channels because if an account receives 3 Community Guidelines strikes within a three-month period, the account will be terminated.   
    Bad because we can only guess as to why we received them as they do not give any info on why.   Here is what we received ...
    I submitted an appeal for each of the 3 videos on Channel 1, Channel 5, and Channel 6 and each appeal was won.     My best guess to why we got the strikes is that their bot algorithm has changed and its picking up on our less than stellar video naming strategy....    
    It is quick and easy to start a stream using "1" and go live ... or use  "epcot" and go live using the same title for 5 videos in a row, but my guess is that the bot is going to see these as spam and nail us with strikes.
    I love that we have a community willing to share the magic with others and I hate coming across as if I am slapping the back of those generous members hands, but I want to ensure that this platform remains a viable solution for all of us.
    With that said;  it only takes a few more seconds to put in a suitable title...
    Examples:   
    Disney's Animal Kingdom, walking tour around Asia.
    Magic Kingdom Wishes fireworks from Caseys
    Epcot world showcase walking the promenade
    Error on the side of caution here, the more descriptive and unique you can be the better off it will be.
    If you are planning on streaming and have any questions let us know - thanks!
     
     
     
     
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    flounder1959 reacted to Albinotrout in Replacing Photopass Photographers???   
    I see less photos taken as well. Makes it not worth the money spent on photopass if less pics taken. We enjoy all the different shots we get from the photographers. A box cannot do that.
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    flounder1959 reacted to TiggerPiglet in Replacing Photopass Photographers???   
    I think Flounder hit the nail on the head here.  Right now you can ask the photo pass person to take your picture with your own  for free, now with this box thing if you want the picture you have to buy it.
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    flounder1959 reacted to ryknow in Replacing Photopass Photographers???   
    I don't agree with this. The photopass photographers are always so energetic, and really add to the magic of capturing the moment of your vacation. I do not agree with this idea at all. They should just stick to automatically capturing our pictures on attractions. 
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    flounder1959 reacted to Fizbain in Replacing Photopass Photographers???   
    So in Sep, Photopass was all but useless. The system lost some of our pics to the point it required me to "fix" it 4 times till it stuck. I wonder how many people actually by photos or memory maker vs the ones that download all of their photos from their AP account for their friends and family? Seems Photopass is becoming more of a perk than money maker for them. Easier  to use fewer people than upgrade the sys I guess
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    flounder1959 reacted to Waternoose in 2018 EOE POTM Winners   
    October 2018 Winner

    Kywildwolf76
    This is to the right of the entrance of Polynesian resort. it is a beautiful water feature and one of the most gorgeous pics I've ever taken there. It was taken with a Cannon I think model is shs-100 camera. was set for 4k resolution picture.
    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
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    flounder1959 reacted to weatherwatcher514 in fees   
    Sadly for us the prices have now driven us off property. For our April trip I can rent a one bedroom suite at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for $1000 less than a room at POFQ. As much as I love staying on Disney property I just can't justify the extra thousand dollars plus parking to stay on property.
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    flounder1959 reacted to wihumphrey in fees   
    I was in a fan group over 10 years ago and there was a discussion exactly like this one. The following year WDW set an all-time attendance record. Seriously, when prices are raised in most businesses, how many times does the price come down? WDW is a business; a very large business and will continue to be run as a business. Our problem is that we love the product they sell. They will charge what the market allows. Dilemna.
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    flounder1959 reacted to TiggerPiglet in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    For resort, I save by always getting the discount code they offer which is usually around 30% for the time of year we usually go.  
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    flounder1959 reacted to wdwnut in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    I figure i'll just save money by either hiding on the monorail or bus and when they park it for the night i'll sleep!  or find a lounge chair somewhere, a bench, sleep in a lobby.  If they question me i can say my husband or travel buddy kicked me out of the room!  Then i'll resort hop changing hotels every night!
     
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    flounder1959 reacted to newharmony in As WDW gets more and more expensive, what do you do to save money?   
    He gave it to his oldest son years ago...not sure if there are any "real" photos!  
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