OD Booster Club March Winners

Okay, a few days late with this, but better late than never.  It actually was pretty easy picking the winners for March – because what they did was so cool (yes, I said winners because there are four).

Four of our Australian members participated last month in the Melbourne City Romp as an Open Diary Team.  They even had special t-shirts made with the Booster Club logo, and answered questions from people throughout the day regarding OD and what it is all about.  The four members of the Melbourne Team OD were:

Sapphire’s Gaze

I want to say a big Thank You to all four of them – it looks like they had a great time, and what a fantastic way to let other people know about OD!  For being the March Booster Club winners, they will EACH receive a free one-year OD Plus subscription (ladies, please let me know if you want it applied to your diary, or if you want to give it to somebody else).

For any of you who don’t know about the Booster Club, please visit the Booster Club page – it’s easy to join, and helps us to spread the word about our online home.

Have a great day!

The DiaryMaster

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April 9, 2010

You should do some type of comparison between numbers of new diary’s started… comparing this years to last or the past 5 years.. see if what the booster club is doing is making a noticeable difference 🙂

Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

April 9, 2010

RYN: awww thank you 🙂

April 9, 2010

Can you please tell me why i still cant post an entry?!?

April 9, 2010

Yay, congratulations! 🙂 ~Shady

You should check out Traci Lynn’s latest entry. I nominated her to Readers Choice hoping that she would get more attention. if you mention it here I’m sure she’d get more attention.

I can only assume, from your lack of a reply to my notes, that you agree that I cannot write with full disclosure on my diary. Thank you for taking the time to clarify, I will not be a paying member once my membership expires. This is a shame to me. I have always had your back. I have always thought that people overreacted to the rules, but in this instance I think you are overstepping and abusingyour own power here. I’m curious though, how is a friends only entry abusive or attack worthy if the person does not have access and should not be reading that entry? On top of that, as frustrated as we get, and as much as we need to vent, how many people, other than adolescents would actually take that information from the friends only entry and go and attack said person for their friend? Not many. And at that point and only that point would it be an abuse of the rules, at that point the person would actually be getting verbally abused or attacked. They would not however be getting any sort of attack if they didn’t know what was being said about them. I’m just amazed that the rules can be twisted and applied this way.


ryn: I’m fine with you looking at my FO entries, that never bothered me in the first place. My problem is is that it’s very easy to vent on here, if I’m having a bad day and my best friend pissed me off, I’d like to talk about it here. My problem though is, what if she joins OD, someone figures out who she is, then I get **** on because I wrote an entry about her? It’s like we can’t talk about anything. If you don’t single others out, then I have to ask, why was TL’s stalker never reprimanded when she made complaints about him?

April 9, 2010

nice gratz winners!

April 9, 2010

Woot, Awesome work Girls!

I thought that was deserving of a prize! What a cool idea!

Oh wow! Thanks so much! It was so much fun and I really felt proud to be “Romping” around Melbourne with wonderful friends that I would otherwise never have met if it wasn’t for stumbling upon this community! I’d love to have the subscription applied to my account please! 🙂

Thanks for the shout-out Bruce, it was a fantastic experience! (I think I’ll keep my part of the subscription thanks) 🙂 Always happy to promote my favourite website. 😉

Thanks guys. 😉

April 9, 2010

They did an awesome job

Thank you! 🙂 I’m very happy to have it applied to my diary! xxx

April 9, 2010

yay go the aussie girls i love all of them 🙂 xx

Congrats, girls! As if you wouldn’t win 😀 😀 😀 Trés cool!

I think Pooh Bear Granny would love a note from you. She lost her sister, Mrs. Peach Cobbler.

April 9, 2010


Thanx!!! it was such a great day! 🙂 Can’t wait for next year!. Please do apply it to my diary 😀 *hugs the team*

please put something on the front page about peach cobbler unexpectedly dying a few days ago. from a broken arm she didn’t recover and now she’s gone. she was quill back in the OD beginning days and many folks would want to know. thanks.

April 10, 2010

dear bruce, either i’m drunk, high, or stupid, or some combination of all three, but how do I add new interests to my little list on the side? because right now i’m at a loss. thank you. jon. p.s.- maybe you don’t hear this often, and just complaints, but i thank you so so so so much for giving me an outlet for the last eleven years. you’re a beautiful person with great vision.

April 10, 2010

I want to do something more spectacular than I did, but my printer doesn’t work!Booooooo.I need to think of something.

April 11, 2010

City Romp..I like the choice of words. I just figured I should pay this place a visit.I always see it listed. Then again..its a good thing to know the DiaryMaster is a D&D and Simpsons fan. :-p

Dear DM. Us oldies going back to 98-99 have lost wonderful lady. She was in the early days know as Quill but recently as Mrs Peach Cobblers. She passed away unexpectantly three days ago and is being buried today. Monday. Please could you put a tribute to her in the OD News. She was a valuable contributor to OD and a great encourager. He husband left his message on her page. http://www.opendiary.com/entryview.asp?authorcode=D741494&entry=10590&mode= She will be missed so much but us. I would really appreciate it if you could print something. Regards

April 11, 2010

Congratulations to all four winners!!!!!! WoooHooooo!

April 12, 2010

ryn: Got it! thanks man. i feel really oblivious right now and kind of silly!

Thanks for ignoring every single note I’ve ever left you. I promise that I won’t be renewing my subscription once it expires and I absolutely refuse to upgrade any more of my favs diaries. I’ve lost count of how many gift subscriptions I’ve given in the past but I refuse to do it going forward. This is your site and if you’re too rude to answer one note I’ve no desire to pay you anymore money.

My Dear Diary Master, A few days ago I deleted my lifetime diary. Today, after coming to my senses, I am writing you to see if there is any way possible for you to reinstate my lifetime membership. I know that there is probably no way to get my old diary back the way it was, but I am begging you for mercy this one time. Can I please have my lifetime membership back without paying again? Sincerely

April 13, 2010

I’ve been on OD for 5 years or so.. I’ve gone back and forth between being a regular OD member and an OD Plus member.. Please take away the ads that COVER someone’s entry, making it impossible to close it, or get rid of it at all. It’s not making me want to upgrade to OD Plus, it’s making me want to leave OD.


I just paid yesterday, via paypal for 6 months of OD+. It is pending in my bank acct, and its on my paypal history, yet when I log on I still get a message sayin my subscription is about to expire. I just want to be sure it went through, usually the message goes away and I get a new renewal date the moment I pay.

Thank you so much for anything that you did to get my diary back. You are the best! Promise…no more trouble from me. I will never delete my diary again. 🙂

April 16, 2010


April 21, 2010

random question again: i’ve been pondering about life and death recently. if something were to ever happen to you, and god-forbid, but i have no clue how old you are, ya know… but if that were the case, does opendiary go away? and if i win powerball or something, and that happens, could I buy it to keep it going? lol. just kidding 😉

April 21, 2010

hey! saw ur note in my diary- nobody ever fits in huh? guess everyones born to stand out. fitting in might just be an illness…

April 22, 2010

Thanks for all your hard work, Bruce. Take Care of Yourself.

April 23, 2010
April 27, 2010

Topic, unrelated – since we do a lot of the NoJoMo Style writings here, i thought i’d add that i’m starting a MaMetMo or May Metaphor Month – see my OD for details. thanks!

April 28, 2010

Dear Diary Master, I am writing to tell you that THE STUPID EFFING FRIENDLY’S SALAD AD is ruining my entire OD experience at the moment. I realize you’re not experiencing this obnoxiousness yourself, but let me tell you, I am being driven to insanity. It takes ridiculous effort to avoid coming too close to the ad and causing it to take up half my computer screen. I am very distraught Sincerely,

Bruce I don’t have WORDS to express my gratitude to you for your note to Aimee, but for the Editor’s Choice thing. If I wasn’t grateful to you for this site before – I am now!

Another OD member has passed away . Looking up. Arbi and probably others have written about it. I htink WIllo is her daughter.

haha I second Kimberley… I’m also having this weird thing happen where my background turns to white for some reason? It’s a page loading issue, the background is still set to the right colour and all when I go to “diary style,” but for some reason my diary loads adn then the background and links go to white. very strange.

May 8, 2010

it appears as if my od is vanishing, bit by bit. some noters names are missing. some diary names are missing. some dates are missing. and i noticed that my own name was missing on someone’s notes. what is eating my od?

May 8, 2010

I hate the Friendly’s ads. I don’t mind having the ads and click them if they seem interesting, but they shouldn’t interfere with my interaction with the site. I can’t click on the toolbar if it rolls down. Please get rid of this ad and all ads like it.

The Prince notices that you haven’t written an entry in a few days, but yet, took it upon yourself to change my entries to “friends only”. The Prince thanks you for that as I was going to do it myself anyway, you just saved me a lot of trouble. Now, tell me, how does the prince become an OD+ member? How much of the Prince’s hard earned money s it going to cost me?

The Prince notices that you haven’t written an entry in a few days, but yet, took it upon yourself to change my entries to “friends only”. The Prince thanks you for that as I was going to do it myself anyway, you just saved me a lot of trouble. Now, tell me, how does the prince become an OD+ member? How much of the Prince’s hard earned money s it going to cost me?

May 10, 2010

I think the diary http://www.opendiary.com/entrylist.asp?authorcode=D818841 is SPAM. Seriously, SPAM, this site should not have things like this… It just has one entry about burning Blu-Ray with a link going to another site. Wanting you to buy something. If I wanted SPAM, I would check my Email. Lol.

RYN: I always feel so honored when the DM himself reads/notes on one of my entries!! 🙂

How is it in anyones best interest to allow me to create a diary, then block my use of it for 7 days? Are you allergic to customer satisfaction?

May 16, 2010

Sunday, the 16th of may: Say Mr DM, OD is getting to be say doggone slow, it’s a pain in the a– to use. To go from one diary to another by clicking on BOOKMARKS to bring up the list of diariests and clicking on a slected OD entails an irratating wait each time.

May 16, 2010

Sunday the 16th: This site has been slow for me since Friday. My woes are the same as Dot Com Man’s.

May 17, 2010

Hi there! I wanted to report: 1. Yesterday and today, May 16 and 17, when I’ve tried to edit entries, about 50% of the time it’s failed and I’ve gotten “the site is under maintenance or has a programming error” screens, and yesterday, each time this happened with a really LONG entry I was revising, the entry wasn’t then just non-updated, it was truncated halfway through. (Thank you Wordpad!)

May 17, 2010

2. I allow anonymous notes – and I just got what appears to be some kind of AUTOMATED PORNSPAM anonymous note! Just spammed porny gibberish. I’ve never seen such a thing in here. You can find it under my 5/11/2010 entry “Princess of Mars.” (Not a complaint quite, I’m amused, but thought I should report the phenomenon…) Otherwise I have to also say I really love the site. :o)

May 17, 2010

RYN: Thank you for the welcome! And you are the second person to clock onto the fact that I’m using the Phonetic Alphabet! And in answer to you’re question I’m planning on writing my own Game Reviews. But it is just an idea! We shall see =]