Maxing Search Visibility With Topic Titles

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Maxing Search Visibility With Topic Titles

Post #1 by Orlylicious » Mon May 23, 2016 8:14 pm

The Fogbow is an incredible place and I always wish more people knew about it. One thing I've noticed is that Google picks up Fogbow content quite well.

Something to consider when posting are the Topic titles. For example, today's Mcauliffe news is in the "2013 Governor: Virginia" topic, which doesn't mention his name. On the other hand, "NFL Management Council et al. v. NFL Players Association et al., 2nd Circuit USCA (Deflategate)" is #2 (even without the Deflategate at the end).

https://www.google.com/search?q=NFL+Management+Council+et+al.+v.+NFL+Players+Association+et+al.%2C+2nd+Circuit+USCA+%28Deflategate%29&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#safe=off&q=NFL+Management+Council+et+al.+v.+NFL+Players+Association+et+al.%2C+2nd+Circuit+USCA:

1. [PDF]United States Court of Appeals - NFL.com
static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2016/04/25/0ap3000000655650.pdf
NFL by TOM BRADY - ‎Related articles
Apr 25, 2016 - National Football League Management Council et al. v. National Football League Players Association et al. In the. 1 ... for the Second Circuit. 3.

2. NFL Management Council et al. v. NFL Players Association et al ...
www.thefogbow.com › ... › Politics and the Economy › Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Mar 3, 2016 - I couldn't find an existing topic on this case so thought I would start one. Today at 2 PM ET the Second Circuit is holding oral arguments on the ...


I've tried to go back to threads I've started and clean them up, as we know the old board did a number on links etc. I'm thinking of people first visiting.. if the first pages are hard to read and understand, people might not keep going.

Just a couple thoughts for the best community place online!


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Post #2 by phelana » Fri May 27, 2016 1:11 pm

This is a good point. Many times I go looking for a thread to post into. It might be more effective if I started a new topic. If there's not much interest, it will just die and drop off page.

I contemplating writing a rant about my latest scam call. Not Microsoft tech support but Dell support. Now Dell support has the serial # to my laptop. But saying 'your Inspiron laptop' is a good broad guess. No sir, I haven't booted it up in over two weeks. He wanted to know why....'Because I have a phone.' He hung up. I blocked his number. Now I can see where this scam might catch people who have called into Dell tech support in the past. I had to allow access so they would believe me that the battery wasn't charging after just two months.

Perhaps we need a Scams board where we can have various topics for the scams.


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Post #3 by Flatpointhigh » Fri May 27, 2016 1:15 pm

a scam/ripoff board would be a good idea.



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Post #4 by Kriselda Gray » Fri May 27, 2016 1:19 pm

Can you explain more what happened with the call and how it's a scam? I'd like to know to make sure I don't get tricked into anything, but I don't understand what you're describing well enough.

Thanks!


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Post #5 by Reality Check » Fri May 27, 2016 2:04 pm

That's interesting that the topic I started on the Brady case comes up #2. It does for me also. I wonder if it might be related rather to the fact that Google knows I (we) go to the Fogbow a lot?

I think another good item for discussion would be about when to start new topics. There have to be at least six Bundy threads now but I can see the need for most of them like the separate ones for Oregon and Nevada. I've always liked the fact that the Fogbow (and Politijab before) was pretty vigilant about keeping topics from blowing up into thirty threads.


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Post #6 by DejaMoo » Fri May 27, 2016 3:19 pm

Kriselda Gray wrote:Can you explain more what happened with the call and how it's a scam? I'd like to know to make sure I don't get tricked into anything, but I don't understand what you're describing well enough.

Thanks!


It's very easy to tell it's a scam: Companies can't just magically discern from a distance that there's something wrong with an individual's computer. Think about it: that's NSA-level monitoring and intrusion. They can do that with their own company network, which is under their legal ownership and control, but they can't and don't do it for private parties (with the occasional exception of ISPs noting the spreading of malware from a specific IP address). Hell, it wouldn't be a cost-effective way to do business even if they could do it.

So when you get a call out of the blue from somebody claiming they're from Microsoft, or Dell, or whoever, and that they've detected a problem with your computer, just hang up. It's a scam. They are looking for suckers who'll agree to give them remote access (by agreeing to install an application that will grant them access) to their pcs, at which point they can indeed install malware/take data hostage, and then demand money.

Again: if anyone calls you out of the blue and claims they've detected a problem with your device, hang up. They're crooks.



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Post #7 by Mockingbird » Fri May 27, 2016 3:29 pm

Excellent points about the thread titles! And not only for search engines.

Some individuals like Moe and Ritz Cracker are amusing enough to get their own threads -- and it really helps to have their real name in the thread title so that when we come across a new outbreak of idiocy on their part we can more easily look up their thread to post in the appropriate thread.



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Post #8 by Kriselda Gray » Fri May 27, 2016 4:58 pm

Thanks, Deja! I wasn't sure from the original post what the caller had said.


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Post #9 by Sugar Magnolia » Sat May 28, 2016 6:10 am

Mockingbird wrote:Excellent points about the thread titles! And not only for search engines.

Some individuals like Moe and Ritz Cracker are amusing enough to get their own threads -- and it really helps to have their real name in the thread title so that when we come across a new outbreak of idiocy on their part we can more easily look up their thread to post in the appropriate thread.

Yes! The bastardization of someone's name makes me crazy. Using a recognizable nickname (like GIL) is one thing, but when people just arbitrarily start mangling someone's name trying to be funny (they rarely are) it just makes the poster look childish.

Off my pet-peeve soapbox now.



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Post #10 by phelana » Sun May 29, 2016 8:30 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mockingbird wrote:Excellent points about the thread titles! And not only for search engines.

Some individuals like Moe and Ritz Cracker are amusing enough to get their own threads -- and it really helps to have their real name in the thread title so that when we come across a new outbreak of idiocy on their part we can more easily look up their thread to post in the appropriate thread.

Yes! The bastardization of someone's name makes me crazy. Using a recognizable nickname (like GIL) is one thing, but when people just arbitrarily start mangling someone's name trying to be funny (they rarely are) it just makes the poster look childish.

Off my pet-peeve soapbox now.


GIL isn't even recognizable to us noobs. :) I am guilty of the Ritzy use. I can just never remember how to spell Ritzheimer (did I get it right?).


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Post #11 by phelana » Sun May 29, 2016 8:37 pm

DejaMoo wrote:
Kriselda Gray wrote:Can you explain more what happened with the call and how it's a scam? I'd like to know to make sure I don't get tricked into anything, but I don't understand what you're describing well enough.

Thanks!


It's very easy to tell it's a scam: Companies can't just magically discern from a distance that there's something wrong with an individual's computer. Think about it: that's NSA-level monitoring and intrusion. They can do that with their own company network, which is under their legal ownership and control, but they can't and don't do it for private parties (with the occasional exception of ISPs noting the spreading of malware from a specific IP address). Hell, it wouldn't be a cost-effective way to do business even if they could do it.

So when you get a call out of the blue from somebody claiming they're from Microsoft, or Dell, or whoever, and that they've detected a problem with your computer, just hang up. It's a scam. They are looking for suckers who'll agree to give them remote access (by agreeing to install an application that will grant them access) to their pcs, at which point they can indeed install malware/take data hostage, and then demand money.

Again: if anyone calls you out of the blue and claims they've detected a problem with your device, hang up. They're crooks.


In this case, the calls seem to be targeting people who have used remote access tech support in the past. I was speaking with a mortgage broker. She had received a very similar call. The caller said they'd used the service in the past year and they were calling to check that things were still running well. She wisely told them to have a nice day.

Some days, I feel like messing with the scammers. I'll pretend to be typing what they ask but man, I'm just fumble fingers and can't get it right. In reality, I might be typing a post on fogbow. One day, I just kept treading away on elliptical while my oh so slow laptop was trying to boot. They finally said, they'd have a supervisor call me back. The best yet was asking them to find my stolen laptop since they were tracking the error messages. After a few minutes, the guy assured me that Bruce Guittereuz from the FBI would call me the next day. I told him to never mind, I'd just walk up the street and talk to them, since they were raiding the house two doors down. That part wasn't a lie. The FBI raided some folks that got a couple years jump on the recreational marijuana market.

I have to admit that I love the Ooma Voice over IP phone system. Free long distance and when I get a scam call, I can just hit the call block button and add it to Ooma's block list.


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Post #12 by Sugar Magnolia » Sun May 29, 2016 8:38 pm

phelana wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mockingbird wrote:Excellent points about the thread titles! And not only for search engines.

Some individuals like Moe and Ritz Cracker are amusing enough to get their own threads -- and it really helps to have their real name in the thread title so that when we come across a new outbreak of idiocy on their part we can more easily look up their thread to post in the appropriate thread.

Yes! The bastardization of someone's name makes me crazy. Using a recognizable nickname (like GIL) is one thing, but when people just arbitrarily start mangling someone's name trying to be funny (they rarely are) it just makes the poster look childish.

Off my pet-peeve soapbox now.


GIL isn't even recognizable to us noobs. :) I am guilty of the Ritzy use. I can just never remember how to spell Ritzheimer (did I get it right?).

Ritzy is easily recognizable, and I guess GIL has just been used so much it seems recognizable to me although I have to admit I had to ask what it meant too.



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Post #13 by spiduh » Sun May 29, 2016 9:34 pm

I know who CEL3 is, but I still draw a blank on the full name and have to look it up when searching. Maybe it is a mental block.


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Post #14 by Reality Check » Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 am

James Veitch did a a series of Ted Talk's on his adventures replying to email scammers. They are hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Uc-cztsJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dceyy0cX6J4


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Post #15 by RTH10260 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:39 am

Reality Check wrote:James Veitch did a a series of Ted Talk's on his adventures replying to email scammers. They are hilarious.
:snippity:

Thanks !
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Post #16 by Whatever4 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:12 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Reality Check wrote:James Veitch did a a series of Ted Talk's on his adventures replying to email scammers. They are hilarious.
:snippity:

Thanks !
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


That was fun! :lol:


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