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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by scirreeve » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:43 am

NVM - I don't care so much. I didn't even know there were options for "board style" and don't know what that means - my profile says I use prosilver whatever that means. Looks like what I am pouting about is now a feature so I can't see what boards exist here without knowing what to search for. I can't complain about a free thing and will send Foggy some money next week so I can complain again.



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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by Foggy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:28 am

Go to User Control Panel --> Board Preferences and scroll down to My board style and try out some of the alternatives. Some people really like having a different board style.

Just a suggestion. This software has a pretty neat set of features, and that's one of them.

Of course, anyone can complain anytime, but I do appreciate the donations. They go to virtual private server hosting expenses, SiteLock (which does a fantastic job of protecting us from hackers since I signed up with them, but they are expensive). Some months I have to kick in a little extra myself, some months I actually have a few bucks "profit". Fogbow is not going to put my kids through college, but I do get up at 4:30 a.m. every Sunday to perform a number of maintenance chores*. And I will fix anything I can fix. It's been a very long time since we had any real problems that caused us to lose any posts, and in a few months we'll be coming up on 1,000,000 posts.

For the stats geeks - right now it says we have 980,499 posts, and we get about 300 new posts a day. But this is post #984,181. The missing ~4,000 posts are posts that were deleted for one reason or another: duplicates, etc. At the rate we're posting, it will be only about 65 days until both numbers hit a million. I've been running Fogbow more than a tenth of my life!
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Edit: * Actually, yesterday morning I was beat up after a day at WordCamp, so I slept in and did chores this morning instead.


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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:57 am

Foggy wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:28 am
Edit: * Actually, yesterday morning I was beat up after a day at WordCamp, so I slept in and did chores this morning instead.
Yeah, I almost panicked when I logged on and saw the "I'm working on it" on a Monday morning.



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Post by Foggy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:05 am

Sorry about scaring you, but I really needed that extra hour of sleep yesterday. And everything went smoothly today. :thumbs:


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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by TollandRCR » Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am

This may be a problem with my iPad, the Safari browser, the lousy hotel WiFi, the Internet, or the Fogbow. I am routinely today getting the message "...unable to reach server" when i attempt to refresh a Fogbow page. Ideas?


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm

Foggy wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:05 am
Sorry about scaring you, but I really needed that extra hour of sleep yesterday. And everything went smoothly today. :thumbs:
Foggy,
The photos I want to post post horizontally, not vertically. They were taken vertically, but emailed horizontally. Help!


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Post by Foggy » Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 am

Umm, you'll probably have to use some graphics software to rotate them before you post them. I use various free programs, probably the best is IrfanView (or try GIMP or xnView).

https://www.irfanview.com/

https://www.gimp.org/

https://www.xnview.com/en/


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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by pipistrelle » Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 am

Why are some names in purty colors and others in black? I want a purty color!



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Post by Foggy » Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am

User Control Panel - > Usergroups and join a usergroup with a party color.


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Post by vic » Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 am

Foggy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am
User Control Panel - > Usergroups and join a usergroup with a party color.
Party color? Like blue for Democrats and red for Republicans? 'Cause both you and Sterngard are shades of red :eek2:



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Post by pipistrelle » Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 am

Foggy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am
User Control Panel - > Usergroups and join a usergroup with a party color.
I joined groups a long time ago but didn’t notice changing default. I have a purty/party color now.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 17, 2018 12:44 pm

Foggy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 am
Umm, you'll probably have to use some graphics software to rotate them before you post them. I use various free programs, probably the best is IrfanView (or try GIMP or xnView).

https://www.irfanview.com/

https://www.gimp.org/

https://www.xnview.com/en/
Thank you, dearest Foggy. :daydream:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 am
Why are some names in purty colors and others in black? I want a purty color!
So glad you asked this! Now I have to choose! Aaargh! :confused:


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Post by kate520 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm

Tweets have stopped loading for me on my iPad in the last coupla days.

ETA: Out of pure spite, they’re loading now. Since I posted the above. Bastards.


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Post by MN-Skeptic » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:33 pm

kate520 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Tweets have stopped loading for me on my iPad in the last coupla days.

ETA: Out of pure spite, they’re loading now. Since I posted the above. Bastards.
You do realize, don’t you, that the act of reporting the problem IS the cure for the problem? Sort of like when I was in PC support. Someone would call with a PC problem and I would go stand in their cubicle. Magically, the problem would disappear. At least as long as I stood there. Computers are devious.


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Post by vic » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:49 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:33 pm
kate520 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Tweets have stopped loading for me on my iPad in the last coupla days.

ETA: Out of pure spite, they’re loading now. Since I posted the above. Bastards.
You do realize, don’t you, that the act of reporting the problem IS the cure for the problem? Sort of like when I was in PC support. Someone would call with a PC problem and I would go stand in their cubicle. Magically, the problem would disappear. At least as long as I stood there. Computers are devious.
Sometimes you don't even have to stand in the cubicle. For about 10 years, my primary customer was a newspaper in Helsinki. About four times a year I'd fly there to install new features. By the time I checked into the hotel and got to the newspaper, it would be mid-afternoon, just the right time for their tech staff to meet with me in the cafeteria for coffee.

Often, someone would wander over and thank me for whatever I had done, since the system was suddenly working so much better. And occasionally, someone would angrily shout about how I had messed everything up with what I had done. The computer gods are fickle.



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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by Joey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:38 pm

I got booted off Fogbow last night for some reason only known to my computer, and I am unable to log in (because silly me, I can't remember my password), so I have requested several times that the system send me a new password.

Nada.
Zip.
Bupkis.
Nothing.

In desperation, I sent a couple of messages to our Esteemed Leader (not that fat orange blob who's pretending to be POTUS).

Nada
Zip
Bupkis
Nothing

Now, this current user name is nice and all that, but it's not really me. Does anyone know why I'm not getting a new password sent to my (correct) e-mail address?



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Post by Foggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:02 pm

Huh? How did you send me any messages? I haven't gotten any PMs or emails in the past couple days.

What's your usual screen name? I can check and find out if you got deactivated or anything.


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Re: Please Report Problems Here

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Post by Joey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:10 pm

I went to the button that says 'contact us'.

I'm normally Azastan.



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Post by Foggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:31 pm

I did a "force reactivation" for Azastan, and in 2 minutes I'm sending a PM to Joey with Azastan's new password.

Umm, no, your settings are blocking PMs.


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Post by Foggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:35 pm

OK, there's some sort of serious problem with the Azastan account. Use Joey tonight, and mañana I'll fix it.


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Post by Foggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 pm

I think I fixed Azastan. Check Joey's PMs for a new password.


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Post by Joey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:15 pm

Ok, thanks!



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Post by Azastan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Thanks, that seems to have worked :D .



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Post by Foggy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:14 am

I'm gettin' good at fiddlin' with the knobs and dials, and fixed the horsie! :thumbs:


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