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debrajo
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Norma!!!! Still looking for you!  Going into panic mode over here in Vidor!  Please check in...we miss you and we are worried!  Best, debrajo

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Has anyone heard from Norma2?  I keep checking and it does not seem like she has been on or responded to any message traffic for a while.

I tried to go through all the message traffic looking to see if she ever stated where she was or a different email and I could not find anything but could not find anything.  I guess we will just have to be patient and keep her in our prayers and wait for her to show up.  trish

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I hope we hear from her and Beila soon.  I worry.  Heck, I am still worrying about Sea Turtle

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Hey Trisha and Connie, I have been unturning every stone to find Norma.  I only live about 20 miles from her, one town over and still can't find her!  I don't know her last name, but knew she had opened a new business so I check with the Chamber of Congress and the BBB. still no luck!  Norma and Susangr went to M.D. Anderson at about the same time and I don't think she has heard from her either.  Jan has also been wondering, but no one seems to have a last name or email address.  You all keep praying that she is ok.  I think she needs ten lashes with a limp noodle for worring us!  Best, Debrajo

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Debrajo,

I found in one of her messages where she said she could not give medical advise becuase she sold lumber.  [Content deleted by CSN administrator.] But I would hate to call the number listed and ask to talk to Norma to ask do you have cancer so I did not call because I would have felt embrassed.  I could not find her daughters name in any of the messages wither knowing that she got married I tried to find that connect too and could not. trish

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What a good detective you are.

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She mentioned that she is on Facebook... Maybe see if there is a Norma [Content deleted by CSN administrator.]? 

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heyTrisha, I don't think that is our Norma.  [Content deleted by CSN administrator.] She sold that business(I called there and they said she did sell out to them, but wouldn'/couldn't give me any info on her, not even her last name).  She had mentioned she had opened up a new business "closer to home" which is in Orange, Texas.  That was were I checked with the BBB and COC.  Orange is about 20 miles from me, Houston is about 100 miles.  Soooo, I am at a loss right now.  I think she would contact some one of us if she could, because she would see how worried we are and even if she just lerked the boards she would post something.  Maybe she is on a long vacation back to New Orleans where she was raised!  Let's hope!  Debra

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I do not have a facebook account but my daughter does.  I will make her look tonight. trish

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I sent an email but no response.  It's always a worry when people just vanish!  I am hoping she is on some exotic vacation where there is no way to easily communicate with us! 

Unfortunately we were not able to meet at MD Anderson.

susangr
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I have a phone number for her but no answer. I will keep trying.  I believe she lives in the Beaumont area.  Susan

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I checked on FB for the above name, and can't see anyone in Texas with that name.  Debrajo, didn't you have a different last name for Norma? 

 

Feel like the FBI....

Jan

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Hey Jan, [Content deleted by CSN administrator.] Chemo fog has done a number on my brain with getting things mixed up.It could be Jones for all I know.  Wish someone would remember her last name.  It is amazing that we all know so much intemate things and details about ourselves, but nothing as simple a a last name.  Will keep trying.  Debra

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Oh darn that chemo fog....mine is finally getting better some 4 years after treatments ended.  Still have post-its all over the house, otherwise, I'd be even worse.

At least we have a picture of Norma from her profile here, so I tried when searching FB to find her face, but to no avail.  Like finding a needle in a haystack.  Yes she deserves a whipping with a wet noodle...darn that gal to get us all in a state of worry!

Below is off her profile on this site and do see a doctor name and mentions a hospital.  Any thoughts going that route to the doc?  With privacy issues, not sure how much info we can gain from a call to some of these places.  As well, last time she was on this site was Feb 14, 2013, so not like she's hiding.  All we can do is keep on searching and one day she'll reappear, as I'm very hopeful.

Thought --- try going back thru her postings and see if had a dropping of a family member name?  

Hugs,

Jan

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Hi Jan.

Even though the information you posted was info provided by Norma herself, she had done so in a restricted area of CSN which is protected from the public and from search engines. CSN discussion boards, on the other hand, are unrestricted (i.e. public) and are therefore "searchable" by search engines.

All,
Most of CSN is "off limits" to non-members. Only registered members in good standing and who are logged on to the site can access all of it. S
earch engines cannot access the restricted areas of CSN.  It is very important to understand the difference between restricted and unrestricted areas. Discussion boards, Member Resource Library and Announcements are the only areas of CSN that are unrestricted, meaning "open to the public." Search engines constantly comb unrestricted (public) content and "tag" it. As soon as content is "tagged," it becomes permanently available to everyone, everywhere, even if it has been deleted from CSN.

I don't know how long it takes for content to be tagged, but all search engines do it; it's their job. Some search engines are bigger and better at quickly finding and tagging new content than others, but you can bet that multiple search engines will tag it. 

I don't know whether any individuals have successfully persuaded a search engine to delete something, but they would have to contact each search engine separately that has tagged the content.

Those of you who are internet savvy, please feel free to correct me if I have said anything that is inaccurate. I have only the most rudimentary understanding of anything technical.

Please accept my apology for inserting this information into your discussion, but an explanation seemed warranted for the deletion of content in several posts.

greta

aka Your CSN staff

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It was a dumb move on my part. My sincere apologies and thank you for removing personal info from this page.

As you pointed out the cached version of this thread was tagged by search engines. Once you, web administrator, updated your site (CSN), it gets replaced with the updated version. I checked and it's already gone (or never was tagged) from Ask, AOL, Dogpile, Excite, Lycos, Yahoo, Bing, WebCrawler, AltaVista and a couple of other obscure engines.

I can still see the cached version in search results on Google and on 20Search (that is pulling from Google) but the link leads to the updated version on CSN. Google claims that cached view will be updated with the next crawl. I asked them to remove the cached view asap and I will see to that it gets done.

Embarrassed AlexandraEmbarassed

 

 

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Well I'm sorry as had no clue about the privacy issues and search engines.  I'm not the sharpest tack in the box in reference to the internet, etc, so will know for the future.  

 

Thanks fo educating us, won't happen from me again!

Jan

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Do we dare ask how you did that?

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I googled [deleted by CSN administrator] that Debra Jo said Norma used to own. Found out her and her husband's last name. Then searched for it in Texas.

I hope it's the right Norma.

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With the advent of the internet we have more options.  One that I just looked at www.whitepages.com shows her name and husband and living in Orange, TX, but didn't pull up phone numbers.  

I've had to do this with contacts for my husband's business and many take weeks to locate, but generally finally find them.

Any one coming to the table to offer a call to Norma?  She wouldn't know me from a crowd -- how about Debra?

Hugs to all you FBI investigators~

Jan

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I nominate Debra.

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Ok ladies, I talked to Norma in person today!  Health wise she is doing ok, ca125 is up a little, but scan showed ok.  Her lung scan was clean also. She will check in soon and explain what is going on.  She has got her hands really full with family and thanks everyone for their concern and ask for lots of prayers.  Thanks to Alexandra for the dective work!  We still have to keep those foreiners in our sight.....they find out all our secrets!  Or maybe she is a plant for CIA?  LOL  Thanks a bunch ladies, Debra

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I never use my KGB / Mossad / RCMP spy training for evil. If you've misplaced anyone or anything on the world-wide-web - just let me know. Smile

NorahS
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...and that she is just looking after family matters.

And ah....ummm....ah.....maybe now that we know how Norma is doing, the great detective, Alexandra, could go back in and edit out Norma's personal info from the World Wide Web?   Wink

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As well Alexandra for all your great detective work.  This sure is evidence we all are somewhat connected and do care for each other.

I'll stay tuned for further updates from Norma.

Jan

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ConnieSW
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Whew!

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But I flagged it and hopefully Greta will delete it tomorrow

NorahS
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Greta should be able to take care of that small problem. 

Have you been fielding any offers from the FBI or CIA yet?  Wink

 

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debrajo
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AHHHHHH. memories of the great Boris and Natasha!!  If one of my kids ever go missing(and I find I ACTUALY want to find them)I will call on Alexandra the Great!LOL debra

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It is nice to know that she is doing ok.  She was  such a regular poster that not posting was concerning.  Thanks to Alexandra for doing such great detective work.  I tried and failed badly.  Wrong person wrong town.  Oh well, at least I got the state right.  Praying everyone remains healthy and active for 2013. trish

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I think we all have been chastized!  Guess we got the ten lashes with a wet noodle we had planed for Norma!  Well, I do declare! Debra

NorahS
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Greta did have some good points, so may I suggest the following plan for the future:

If someone is concerned about not hearing from someone else (in this case, Norma) - start a public thread on the discussion board. You should also ask that people Private Message (PM) you if they have any contact or private information.

PM's between members are NOT mined by search engines and therefore all private info (last names, email addresses, etc.) really should be sent to other members by PM.

I know that every member wants to give back and be friendly for all the help and encouragement they have received here, but potentially having to deal with tons of spam or even worse, identity theft, is not worth it.  

 

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Alexandra
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It is a good plan NorahS

We can also implement "buddy" system: each pair exchanges personal info over PM, and if one of them is MIA - the other one is responsible to check on her and report back to the board. And a "roll call" every 6 - 12 (?) months.

NorahS
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I see by another post you made earlier that you've made it as right as you can, so good for you for the follow-up. Smile

It's something that I have done in the past as well and it's all too easy to do. We are all friendly and try so hard to be helpful and it's hard to remember sometimes that not everyone out there in the big wide web is like our group.

 

HellieC
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You ladies are amazing.  To take so much time and trouble to check on one of our own is just SO caring.  I'm pleased that Norma is OK and hope that she is coping with all the issues in her life.  I will remember her in my prayers.

Helen

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sunflash
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 I agree with everyone that this is a very caring and supportive group of ladies.

Alexandra......your skills are impressive! You would make a great researcher.......you go girl!!

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