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by alphacentauri
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: This so doesn't look legit.
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Customized forum spamming

When I want to decide if a link in a signature is spam or just a legitimate user sharing information about herself, I do a Google search. "http://pattybender.com/1/workathomeoninternet/" has several pages of hits. While the forum posts aren't entirely off topic, the link to the website often is much...
by alphacentauri
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FAQ/Checklist for website improvement
Replies: 43
Views: 446

It would help me

I think it's a good idea to have some general checklist. Some people wouldn't use it, but others would. You guys are tough. People start a "rate me" thread expecting to hear good things because they're good people, and then the you-know-what hits the fan. It would be less intimidating for someone to...
by alphacentauri
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Facebook = yes or no -
Replies: 55
Views: 1169

I have no privacy

Because of the kind of work I'm in, I have no privacy on the internet. Not only do sites I've never visited collect my name/address/phone/fax, they post them in their directories and make money on the ads. Participating in forums like this under a pseudonym is a refreshing change of pace, where I ha...
by alphacentauri
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would it be wrong if I asked for someone to rate my website?
Replies: 32
Views: 348

I found their main forum

I found their main forum here: http://pcannon.x10hosting.com/forums/index.php The forum clearly has young users. The registration asks for very minimal PII other than email address. You don't ask date of birth in the registration, so I'm assuming you're treating all users as if they may be underage....
by alphacentauri
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ShopAtHome.com - please rate
Replies: 121
Views: 4043

I personally wouldn't

I personally wouldn't install the toolbar. Toolbars drive me crazy. Yet when I am at friends' computers and offer to help them uninstall the menagerie of toolbars crowding their browsers, they say they like them. I would certainly call this toolbar "adware." Coupons exist only to advertise the spons...
by alphacentauri
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this site safe to buy stuff from?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Is this safe?

If your question is whether you will get scammed by an online retailer you've never heard of, one strategy is to look up the domain name registration. "kpsurplus.com" was registered in 2004, a very long time ago in internet years. It is registered in advance until 2013, an indication that they expec...
by alphacentauri
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Facebook = yes or no -
Replies: 55
Views: 1169

It has its place

I'm someone who was dragged into Facebook by enthusiastic friends and relatives. I don't post regularly the way they do, but I can see it has irs place. Writing letters and exchanging emails sounds great, but most people only manage to keep up a long term correspondence with a few people that way. W...
by alphacentauri
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Windows 7 - is it worth upgrading?
Replies: 44
Views: 1929

delay in migrating to XP

Interesting that it took several years for XP to peak. You'd think people would have been ditching Me/98 like a hot potato.
by alphacentauri
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How WOT Gets Info From SpamCop
Replies: 9
Views: 218

hpHosts isn't an absolute authority

There was a post on the hpHosts blog recently that the old database is basically under new management, and the new administrator is finding domains that don't belong on the blacklist. He requests people not simply use the hpHosts list to post reviews on other sites without checking the domains thems...
by alphacentauri
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Windows 7 - is it worth upgrading?
Replies: 44
Views: 1929

vista vs 7

I'm still using XP. I bought a laptop after Vista came out, and I shopped around to find one that offered the option of getting it with XP instead. When my job added new PC's in 2008, they all had XP. XP still has a huge market share 9 years after release, and that says more about how bad Vista is t...