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Tech help
« on: January 27, 2017, 03:33:19 PM »
There often something goes awry that another, expert or otherwise, has met or knows about.

So, here it is, somewhere to ask those questions about all things technological or operative.

Or maybe post a fix for something you have cured yourself.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 03:44:27 PM »
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 09:40:50 PM »
Plug it in.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 10:55:12 PM »
Yeah, yeah - and "Read the manual"

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 02:39:42 AM »
Give it a damn good kick.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 05:27:39 PM »
Yeah, yeah - and "Read the manual"

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You mean RTFM  :)
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 12:56:58 AM »
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 01:26:20 AM »
I finally got back to the task of removing the "This site may be hacked" warning from Google search results for the www.happyatheistforum.com/ page. The forum itself does not have a warning and is just fine, and in fact the actual page above is perfectly safe as well. Members of this site as well as visitors can continue to come here safely.

However, there is something going on (apparently there is a bot creating pages using the site name), and we'll see how long it takes to fix it.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 06:06:35 AM »
Those pesky bots... ::)
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 06:27:20 AM »
Those pesky bots... ::)
I might use a somewhat stronger adjective for those who design those bots! Pity they can't use their evident skills for good purposes.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 12:19:32 PM »
However, there is something going on (apparently there is a bot creating pages using the site name), and we'll see how long it takes to fix it.

The Grey Eminence Himself has got involved with this, and so at some point there is likely to be some downtime(s) for the forum as he expells the parasite(s). There will be a warning when that is in the works. Praise be to Asmo!
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 12:45:59 PM »
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 02:05:35 PM »
However, there is something going on (apparently there is a bot creating pages using the site name), and we'll see how long it takes to fix it.

The Grey Eminence Himself has got involved with this, and so at some point there is likely to be some downtime(s) for the forum as he expells the parasite(s). There will be a warning when that is in the works. Praise be to Asmo!

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 12:16:13 AM »
Well, looks like some photo sharing sites have a block on me! :(

Have been using the Photobucket Android app for a long time now. Fairly intuitive and it gave a link that showed the picture in the post. Then it all changed . . .
Suddenly my user name and password, saved in my Google account, are not recognised. Manual start up fsiled. Attempt to open a new account failed, even using different email, user name and password, "Sign in failed".

Got close once but, though there was no Captcha code offered, just an "I am not a robot" tick box, I still got it wrong somehow!

Tried Tinypic, despite it being crap, keep getting "Wrong code" message to every attempt.

Anyone else load up from Androud? If so which app do you use?

Oh, I tried Imgur, found it as intuitive as quantum mechanics! Might try that again though, getting desperate!

One for the forum techies - I seem to remember a page where we could set various things, like I set "Youtube" to only display the link only, not the start screen. Could this have any bearing and where is that page anyway?
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 12:20:37 AM »
Well, looks like some photo sharing sites have a block on me! :(

Have been using the Photobucket Android app for a long time now. Fairly intuitive and it gave a link that showed the picture in the post. Then it all changed . . .
Suddenly my user name and password, saved in my Google account, are not recognised. Manual start up fsiled. Attempt to open a new account failed, even using different email, user name and password, "Sign in failed".

Got close once but, though there was no Captcha code offered, just an "I am not a robot" tick box, I still got it wrong somehow!

Tried Tinypic, despite it being crap, keep getting "Wrong code" message to every attempt.

Anyone else load up from Androud? If so which app do you use?

Oh, I tried Imgur, found it as intuitive as quantum mechanics! Might try that again though, getting desperate!

One for the forum techies - I seem to remember a page where we could set various things, like I set "Youtube" to only display the link only, not the start screen. Could this have any bearing and where is that page anyway?

I use imgur and Google Photos. Imgur for when I want a file link and Google Photos for when I take my own photos.
But, uh...well there it is.
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