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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by crfriend » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:45 am

We call "locational vagueness" Selective Availability" in the USA thanks to the GPS system being run by the military and being subject to random degradation at any time. Note even my "location" which leaves much ground for speculation.

Users are free to put in whatever they wish. However, it is worth noting that when a new member registers and specifies a location I usually look up the WHOIS entry of the IP address and take that into account when deciding to accept membership or not. For instance, someone claiming to be from Topeka, KS/USA but with an IP address from Pakistan is highly likely to be ignored. Some level of truthfulness is appreciated.
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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by beachlion » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:47 am

Fred in Skirts wrote:...... I decided that I had nothing to hide and filled mine in with a lot more information when I joined. But I agree it makes it easier some times to understand what some are saying as they come from an area so much different from where I live. And their English may be so much better or worse than mine as well as the context they put on how they speak it.

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by Sinned » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:48 pm

I also have nothing to hide and put my location at a very early stage. I assumed that the location could be checked and I suppose that my full address could be found by consulting the electoral register or the local council tax register. Not sure that anyone here would really want that level of detail. I figured that people didn't know how to add their location but it's easy to figure out.
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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by weeladdie18 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:16 am

Carl..There is nothing to stop a resident of New England registering with a webb site when he is on
holiday in Pakistan..............
There is nothing to stop a gentleman from Pakistan moving to New England and registering with his chosen webb site .
There is nothing to stop a gentleman from Pakistan registering his new address in New England..If the gentleman
with a new address goes thirty miles down the road, buys a new computer and askes the computer shop
to register his new location with your webb site ....How accurately can you track where he lives ?

This issue came up once as it was suggested by a webb site owner that he could track a new applicant's
location far more accurately than was possible with a civillian tracking system .

A government official checked up to see how an ex defence employee could get hold of precise tracking equipment.
.................L.O.L...........

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by weeladdie18 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:44 am

This issue came up because there is a cenario that two applicants in the same town could both register with our website.

Can you establish if they are both transmitting landline Emails from the same building or the same street ?

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by weeladdie18 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:05 am

Can a boss check if his employees are sending Emails to their favourite webb site during working hours ?

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by Uncle Al » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 am

weeladdie18 wrote:Can a boss check if his employees are sending Emails to their favourite webb site during working hours ?
Yes :!:

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by r.m.anderson » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:14 pm

OK - how do I change the COLOR scheme of the web page ?

I don't find the bright blue all that appealing AND Blue is supposed to be bad on the eyes !

I would like to see a subdued gray with pitch black print.

It may very well be since I am not the Administrator I can't be the sorcerous apprentice ! LOL !

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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by crfriend » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 pm

r.m.anderson wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:14 pm
OK - how do I change the COLOR scheme of the web page ?
So we have yet another one with an aversion to the new defaults...

Check out the most recent posts in "Software Upgrade" (or somesuch). There are now alternates to the default "prosilver" style, and those can be selected from the "User Control Panel" under "Board Preferences" and then "Board Style".

At least the forum is back on the air...
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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by Fred in Skirts » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:42 am

crfriend wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 pm
At least the forum is back on the air...
Amen and THANKS FOR GETTING DONE!! :D :cheers: :thumleft: :hooray:
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Re: How do I do ??? ?

Post by r.m.anderson » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:35 am

Thanks CR !

There are now alternates to the default "prosilver" style, and those can be selected from the "User Control Panel" under "Board Preferences" and then "Board Style".

Went there and selected AllanStyle SUBSILVER - perfect

And YES glad that - At least the Forum is back on the air (online) !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !

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