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Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th February 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,132
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Newsflash: Conspiracy theorists gullible

Sal,You mean, like the links you posted which Lee showed had nothing to offer in the way of real support for the point you claimed to make?

You will never hear me claim that any issue doesn't have...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th February 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,132
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Newsflash: Conspiracy theorists gullible

Al,Conspiracy theorists are more likely to promote things which are actively and objectively harmful. Not usually their intentions, but that's the result.

Joshua,Except for the difference noted...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th February 2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,132
Posted By Paul Myers
Newsflash: Conspiracy theorists gullible

Facebook conspiracy theorists fooled by even the most obvious anti-science trolling: study...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th February 2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: BlackBerry and AT&T are already making moves that could exploit new ‘utility’ regulations.

I can't get to the article, so it wouldn't be reasonable to comment on it. I can answer your question to TL, though.

None of the industries that are currently covered under Title II started out...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd February 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Yet Another Way Your Movements Can Be Tracked

The ability to physically remove/change batteries is one reason I insisted on avoiding iPhones as an option for regular use. You can't be sure the phone is off if the battery is in it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,684
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: The Science of Anti-Vaccination

I didn't say anything about vaccinating in that post, Sal. I pointed out a technique you use.

Here's another one: Change the subject (like you just did) to reframe the challenge into something it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,684
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: The Science of Anti-Vaccination

"Special ed" indeed.

Want to get a look at real propaganda, folks? Re-read Sal's post. A sloppy, but classic, implementation of a common technique: When someone disagrees with you, question their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,024
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Casanova is Home!

You are officially my héros du mois!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Hard Drives

Nate,That was actually pretty clear. And relevant.

One of the problems with this kind of pervasive eavesdropping is the potential for misinterpretation of data. And it's not always accidental....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Hard Drives

No idea, Joe. I have never heard of malware detectors that checked for changes in the firmware that way.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Hard Drives

David,Nope. Some of us understand the problems that come up when things like this are allowed to go unchecked. And they have nothing to do with trying to hide wrong-doing, as you know.

Richard is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th February 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,915
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: I am getting desperate - Advice needed from techy members re spam sending email trojan

Karen,

With this situation, it has nothing to do with her email address. Someone else ended up using the same IP she had used, and their machine was infected.

Cutwail is a huge botnet that was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,437
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: it's spam...but...then again....

I don't think you're going to see the kinds of proactive moderation some people are asking for. Not in the near future, at any rate. It doesn't seem consistent with any of the decisions that have...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Should US Citizens have the right to opt-out of MMR vaccinations?

Lee,

Nice to see you back among the posting, sir!The woman I was thinking of lives in a town in New York where a college has reported a measles case (confirmed) as a result of the Disney...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Should US Citizens have the right to opt-out of MMR vaccinations?

Suzanne,Not if you present them for the benefit of the folks who haven't yet made up their minds. Trying to "convince" Sal, though, is as useful as me arguing with my hat about the rain.


Paul
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Should US Citizens have the right to opt-out of MMR vaccinations?

Suzanne,Sal. Does. Not. Care.

If anyone were to suggest dogs get this kind of cavalierly neglectful treatment, she'd be the first in line to want to euthanize the one promoting it. And I respect...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th February 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Should US Citizens have the right to opt-out of MMR vaccinations?

Sal,

Assuming it actually says what you claim on some warning labels, there's an explanation that makes a lot more sense than the notion that vaccines can rewire the brain: Fending off lawsuits...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th February 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,504
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Should US Citizens have the right to opt-out of MMR vaccinations?

There's no point arguing vaccination with people who want to believe in fairy tales about "harmful" mercury and autism.

The autism claims are BS and have been proven so. The form of mercury that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th January 2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,217
Posted By Paul Myers
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th January 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,217
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Candles, Freelancer and the Off-Topic Forum

What Kurt said!

I believe it was Jon Postel who coined the recommendation "Be conservative in what you generate and liberal in what you accept." He was talking about email handling policies, but...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th January 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,217
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Candles, Freelancer and the Off-Topic Forum

I am never telling another joke again.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 24th January 2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,415
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Bump Rules for Other Website Products & Services Section

Daniel

90% of which is below the fold, and surrounded currently by 25 first page offers by a single competitor. I see his point...


Paul
Forum: Suggestion Forum 20th January 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,993
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Now that income claims are pretty much gone how about this purposed change?

Doesn't have to be at all. If sellers were taught to use the "Edit tags" function, that would go a long way to improving search results.

Lower right, just above the Quick Reply field.


Paul
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th January 2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,679
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Natural selection in action

"Hey, y'all. Hold my beer and watch this!"
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th January 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Terra says HI

> How many Terras does it take to screw in a light bulb?

That's "Mr Bill" to you.

> Knock knock. Who's there? Terra. Terra who?

Terra downa you house arowna you ears.

> Why did Terra...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 16th January 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,866
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Unwanted Warrior Forum eMail

The review request thing is an automatic function of Warrior Payments, I believe. As far as I know, the only way to stop that is to leave a review with their system. You only get one of those per...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 12th January 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Anthony,

It seems, based on what they've been approving, that the matter of how they mean to interpret "income promises" has been cleared up. Given that, it doesn't look likely that they'll...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 12th January 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Mike,A good guess, if history is any indicator.

General commentary, to no-one in particular...

No decision they make or policy they implement will avoid loud and often condemnatory comments...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 10th January 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

James,

Some of what you describe is true. Some of it is stories made up by people who had an axe to grind.

There were two big changes that increased traffic here. The first was in late 2008 or...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 10th January 2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

A few thoughts...

First, I suspect the less than optimal choice of wording will be corrected. It seems the intent is to eliminate promises of specific levels of results, not to keep people from...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Cali,And across the land was heard the cry, "Damn you, autocorrect!"
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Mike,

I don't think anyone is suggesting your defense of the new management is out of place.

You're an intelligent man. I would bet you can express exactly the same ideas without questioning...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 8th January 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

As I understand it, you're understanding it correctly.

The reason they're considering allowing WP stats is they can verify those. Whether you consider that to be fair or not is a personal...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 8th January 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,845
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

Mike,

Those are valid concerns. I also think the customers' concerns need to be watched out for, and having a real name is important in some cases.

As long as the forum admin has a real human...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 7th January 2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,845
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

Alaister,

By the way, if you really want to clamp down on problem offers, require people to use verifiable real names when posting anything for sale.


Paul
Forum: Suggestion Forum 7th January 2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,845
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

Mark,Actually, they're not. That myth is discussed a lot, but it's not nearly as common as you suggest. And yes, I would know.

That said, it does happen. And there have been certain people and...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 7th January 2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,845
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

As a matter of policy, it should. Otherwise, you create a situation in which it's possible to create 100% positive threads for a product that paying customers hated.At the point where they let...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 6th January 2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,845
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

Suzanne,

I don't think the current management will get to the point where they'll immediately ban posters like that until they've seen so much of it that their stomachs turn at the sight. Given...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 4th January 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Somehow I don't think you're one of the people they're trying to get rid of, James. ;)
Forum: Warrior Forum News 4th January 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Coach,The sellers and legit affiliates. Posting reviews that are embedded in the thread was okay under the old rules (and probably still is under the new ones). The problem was people linking to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Noticing poblems?

Barb,

The WSO approval thing is different. No idea if that's a normal time frame or if the holidays had any impact.

The post problem I understand, at least in general terms.

All posts and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Come to think of it, it's also possible those numbers just showed everyone who'd loaded a page (or even all page loads) for the roughly 6 hours the thing was borked. Might not be anything more...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Myers
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's almost New Years. I've got the Fire Place going. Life is good...

And be careful out there. Tomorrow is amateur night!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,087
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Another Airliner Missing

Sigh...

Has it occurred to you as possible that the media are giving people what they've shown they want, rather than what they need?

That's just good marketing. The fault isn't with the media,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,087
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Another Airliner Missing

Sal,

Let a phone hit the water in the middle of an ocean with the force of a crashing jet and then sink to those depths and see if you can sit at your desk and find it with an app.Possibly the...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 30th December 2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,695
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Alaister,

As I was reading through those, I kept nodding my head and thinking, "Yes," "Nice clarification," "Yep," "Good stuff," etc. Then I hit rule #17 and the Hallelujah Chorus went off in my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

+/-,They were only intended to be relevant to the crosstalk between Suzanne and Daniel on that specific point. They weren't meant as an overall comment on the state of the forum, or any of the other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Suzanne,And that's all Daniel said.

And yes, they might well have reasons for reducing the timeouts. For one, it could prevent or reduce significant misinterpretation by banner advertisers about...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Suzanne,

Daniel was referring to one very specific thing. The number of visitors shown on the front page is equal to (if memory serves) the number of people who have landed on the site in the last...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Email Spam Question

Mark,

You need to check the links through Wheregoes.com as soon as you see the spam. These twits play whackamole, as you've noticed. That's why I only recommended reporting to the web host if it's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Email Spam Question

Mark,

A single use tagged address? You're right. That doesn't "just happen."

Report it to MikeLantz. PM danieljb and ask what the forum's policy is on this type of thing.

When you get...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Mike,

I addressed a specific statement you made which was not true. Here's another: I was not the admin of this forum. Ever. I was the public face of the mod team, 4 of whom had, as far as I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,986
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Russ,Amen.

Even if you have those rules in place, you need to have mods who are able to enforce them and trusted to make the decisions. That is not the impression I'm getting from various comments...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd December 2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,936
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Ain't That A Shame

Bruce,

You're right. That needed to be said, but you weren't the one it should have been directed toward. You were entirely correct, and I apologize.

One small nit... The comment about not...
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