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(January 12, 2011 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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We all like to claim to be friends with others, but are we really true friends or are you just friendly with other people? Only you can know for sure, but you’ll have to own up to some of these true tests of friendship.

You’d Never Pick a Boy over a Friend

If your friend is as special as you say she is, you’d never ditch her for a guy. No matter how boy crazy you are, you know that to walk away from your friend and possibly damaging your true bestie status over a crush or even over what you’re sure is true love is foolish. That’s not to say that your best friend doesn’t go with you to stalk, er… research, a boy you like, but then it’s all in good fun being together while you learn about each other’s crush.

You Know Your Friend’s Secrets…and She Knows Yours!

When you’re a close friend to someone, you share your secrets. Your friend knows this and she’s shared her secrets with you knowing that you care enough about her to not go blabbing all of her business to everyone else you know. You’re not in this friendship to gather secrets and you’re not in it to boost your confidence by knowing something nobody else does. Telling secrets is a byproduct of a good friendship. You’ve been around each other so long you both just know these things. Most often you have the same secrets anyhow thanks to the crazy things you do together.

You Have No Problem Bailing Her Out of Jail

Let’s all hope that your best friend didn’t wind up in jail. But how far are you willing to go to support her? If she gets detention for something hopeless or unfairly, are you willing to stay? Even if you can’t stay with her, are you going to be the first thing she sees when she walks out the door? The true friend knows the story and is there to support without any judgment. You might be the shoulder to cry on, but most likely you’re the shoulder to help support her in any time of need.

You’d Spend Your Last Dime Helping Her and Know It Was a Good Investment

People are very particular about how they spend their money and they like to think it’s a fair investment or cause when they shell out a dime. If your best friend was desperate for some cash – perhaps she forgot her lunch money or she can’t go to the beach house with everyone because her family can’t afford it, you have no problem stepping in and being her savior – quietly of course since you don’t want to embarrass her.

You might not shell out one hundred bucks for just anyone to join you at the beach after the dance, but your best friend absolutely has to be there, and you know that it’s important for both of you to pass that money along. Your friend, of course, won’t be looking for a handout because she knows that wouldn’t be a sign of good friendship, but you also know that should the situation be reversed, she’d be pulling out her wallet to help you in exactly the same way.

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Nashville, TN
Posted On: February 9, 2011
Naw, that's a cute sen.tim.ent Spirit Queen!

I first found this website YEARS ago. I didn't take part in ANY activ.ities (I was too new to even begin to know where to nav.iga.te) I don't remember any part of the site OTHER than the Candba.r Dollmaker. I. Was. In. Heaven. Then I got with school and didn't ven.tur.e back until a few years later in 2006. Been ac.tiv.e ever since...and Premi since later that year too...I think? There have been minor pauses, but mostly I kept coming back to sup.port the site.

I've obviously gone far past the Candba.r dollmaker, lol. I'm in love with Pr.ep-sty.led dolls, and adore prac.ticing my Han.d Drawn ski.lls.

Sorry for all the periods...I can't tell what I said wrong, but oh well...
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Posted On: February 7, 2011
I have only been here for a few years, but this website has been a safe haven for me, and I've met some truly close friends here.

My aunt introduced me to this site a while back, and I joined and fiddled around with the various makers for a while before entering the forums. The site has a wonderful setup and a positive atmosphere, though now we've fallen on some hard times, but those hard times shouldn't ruin all the good ones for us.

There are a select group of us who are here to stay. When this site rises out of the ashes of its current inactivity, we'll be there.
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Posted On: February 4, 2011
I've been on this site longer than both Lovie and Miranda and I'll be upfront that this site, with all its ups and downs, truly is the one place where I feel at home. I've seen it grow over the years from its very modest beginnings (yes, I remember being on here not long after the site started!) and even now I still love the things it offers. We may not have new makers or contests and there may be bugs galore, but the people make it worth coming back.

Sadly, over the years we have lost many. I can't help but think upon the days when we had new members every day and Support was always there, not just as someone to fix things for us, but also as someone to talk to. Its great that we have members who still hold out the hope that one day we all remember why we are really here: dolling and friends". Lovie spoke truly when she said that staying here is a true test, not only in loyalty, but of our belief in the potential that this site still has. 7 years later, I'm still in love with TDP.
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United Kingdom
Posted On: February 4, 2011
Couldn't agree more, Lovie!

I've been here for countless years; I forget how many. XD But I originally came here for the same reason that we all did; the love of cartoon dolls. I've seen the forum evolve to what it is today; the new dollmakers added, and interesting articles always being put up.

I've always appreciated the incredible amount of work that Support puts into the site; there aren't many other sites with as many new and original dollmakers as TDP. I remember the squees for example when the community dollmaker was put up, as a lot of forumites had contributed!

As far as I'm concerned, I'm true to TDP and I plan on staying that way.
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: February 4, 2011
The truest test of friendship is staying a member of this site for such a long time.

A lot of old faithful members have long since departed when the site first became buggy. And yet, year after year there are a few of us that stay hoping that Support will come back, or that the site will be fixed in timely manners.

How I miss the old days of dolling endlessly with old friends. The constant buzz of things happening everywhere all at once. The ever present "You've got Dollmail" notifications, or seeing new entries in my contests. Yup, those were the days.

The last paragraph holds especially true for me. I've been a Premi member of this site for as long as I can remember, even when Premi was useless when the site is down (as it is now.). Can't post/enter contests. Can't make dolls, none the less Premi dolls, nothing. But I will spend my last dime on that Premi if there's a chance that our old friend Support will one day return.

The true test is to never give up hope.
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Posted On: January 30, 2011
thats true and great article keep up the good writing maybe when your older u can become a writer or author
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