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RE: Forum Promotion.

#16 by Voltman , Thu May 20, 2010 10:01 am

That's not a search result Signman. I put it there.
But it is now in the suggestions when you do a search on Google.


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RE: Forum Promotion.

#17 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu May 20, 2010 10:25 am

Good thinking VM

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RE: Forum Promotion.

#18 by Voltman , Wed May 26, 2010 8:49 am

211th in a Google search for "brummies".
Not very good.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=brummie...&start=200&sa=N


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RE: Forum Promotion.

#19 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed May 26, 2010 1:30 pm

For anyone with windows xp, if you haven't installed service pack 3, do so now, there is no support for xp after July 12th this year.

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RE: Forum Promotion.

#20 by Voltman , Thu May 27, 2010 4:12 pm

Zitat von signman
For anyone with windows xp, if you haven't installed service pack 3, do so now, there is no support for xp after July 12th this year.



Support? From Microsoft? What's that?

Signman, I read a few bad reports about the effects of upgrading to SP3 and then a mate of mine tried it. He had a lot of trouble with drivers and software not running, freezes, etc, so he wiped it and started again at SP2.
Have you done it?
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RE: Forum Promotion.

#21 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu May 27, 2010 7:50 pm

VM, I installed service pack 3 the same day it came out, I have never had any problem whatsoever.
After July there will be no automatic updates from Microsoft, so effectively anyone running XP will be open to any new threats that appear.

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RE: Forum Promotion.

#22 by Voltman , Fri May 28, 2010 8:31 am

Ahh, that's another point.
The constant security updates. I have a policy of never installing any of them.
I have never been happy with the results of such updates and the PC seems to belong to MS with the constant installing and rebooting required.

I have mostly Vista now and the XP machines are for specific tasks so I can't risk disrupting them.
I will continue to hide behind my firewall with constant backups and no AV.
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RE: Forum Promotion.

#23 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri May 28, 2010 8:39 am

I can see your point VM, but I suppose until you have had a problem you are content to just poodle along happily,as I do.
I have the free version of AVG installed and there again have no problems, I do all my banking online, no paper statements and buy quite a few things via card and no problems.
This machine has now got 3 hard drives on xp, but I will be getting windows 7 at end of year, even tho' Microsoft are now working on windows 9 (what happened to 8 ?).

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RE: Forum Promotion.

#24 by Sheldonboy , Sat May 29, 2010 6:09 am

Signman, I have just been looking at VM's Avatar. It's a Pentagon. Do you think that there is anything sinister in this, he may be an American agent if so the Yanks may be infiltrating our forum. !


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RE: Forum Promotion.

#25 by Voltman , Sun May 30, 2010 9:16 am

Watchit buddy, I ain't no yank, aw heck, the games up, I told 'em not to send me.


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RE: Forum Promotion.

#26 by Voltman , Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:19 am

This is a suggestion I made elsewhere as a way of reducing the size of an image.

Open the picture in Windows Photo Gallery and try to email it to yourself, you are offered a choice of picture sizes for the purpose of sending by email, choose one and either send the mail or open and save the attachment without sending. There are similar methods in all versions of Windows. This is limited to the sizes offered but may do the job at hand.
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RE: Forum Promotion.

#27 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:11 am

Re:- photo resizing, I use "Picture It" a very basic photo editing programme from Microsoft. But the best and easiest web based site I have used is,

http://www.webresizer.com/

It is very simple to use and you can just enter the size you want your photo reduced to and it will do it for you.

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RE: On Line Software

#28 by Voltman , Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:01 pm

I have just given that site a try Phil, and I must say I think it is very good. I tried it on one of your old B&W shots and it gave a noticable improvement as well as a smaller file size.
The people that own the site are who they claim to be. They appear to be into what the internet was meant for, the free exchange of ideas and information. Open Source being a prime example of sharing.
I would suggest we click on one of their google ads when using their service.
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RE: Code Test

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What are "moderators?"
Moderators are members with special privileges.
Moderators are appointed by the administrator in order to keep to forums "clean and tidy". I.e. they watch out for illegal contents or insulting behavior. To fulfill this task, they have a few additional user rights (e.g. they can close or move threads and can delete messages of other users).






What are "moderators?"
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Moderators are appointed by the administrator in order to keep to forums "clean and tidy". I.e. they watch out for illegal contents or insulting behavior. To fulfill this task, they have a few additional user rights (e.g. they can close or move threads and can delete messages of other users).





What are "moderators?"
Moderators are members with special privileges.
Moderators are appointed by the administrator in order to keep to forums "clean and tidy". I.e. they watch out for illegal contents or insulting behavior. To fulfill this task, they have a few additional user rights (e.g. they can close or move threads and can delete messages of other users).






What are "moderators?"
Moderators are members with special privileges.
Moderators are appointed by the administrator in order to keep to forums "clean and tidy". I.e. they watch out for illegal contents or insulting behavior. To fulfill this task, they have a few additional user rights (e.g. they can close or move threads and can delete messages of other users).






What are "moderators?"
Moderators are members with special privileges.
Moderators are appointed by the administrator in order to keep to forums "clean and tidy". I.e. they watch out for illegal contents or insulting behavior. To fulfill this task, they have a few additional user rights (e.g. they can close or move threads and can delete messages of other users).


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