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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 31, 2012 2:19 PM Flag

    A thousand times YES !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • >>Indeed not. And they can't stop spam anyway. Spammers can just write their copy requiring a live troll to catch it but then the live troll can catch anything . . . and they wouldn't have to reformat the whole board.<<

      Sure. Don't the spammers already write their copy anyway?

      >>Well then any former user should be able to go back in his history to before the boar.d format change and catch a link to this old boar.d.<<

      Impossible. I tried it. Going for a post via a user's history results in the old boar.d's post appearing in the new boar.d's format. HOWEVER, when I experimented with a spa.mmer's post and also with one of mine and googled for a long string from each, GOOGLE's finds did open in the original old boar.d's format. So that's what I tried a little while ago at the new AK.AM boar.d. Want to go there and see how it works? Look for my first post, which, at present, is the second one down. I just checked to see if they were still extant. :-)

      >>My thought too . . . I bet there are still AAPL board users on the old AAPL board, they just can't communicate with the new board and vice versa.<<

      I tried, but it was impossible for me to get there. I'm guessing that after a transition period, and they feel sure the new boar.d is functioning, they turn off (or whatever the term is) the software that turns the gears for the old boar.d.

      Now, that is the situation re the AA.PL boar.ds. For the LL.NW boar.d the situation is exactly like that of the AK.AM boar.d. There is a new LL.NW board AND an old LL.NW boar.d. Since seeing is believing:

      Well, guess what. This post never saw the light of day because I came face-to-face with ¥'s infamous '999 error'. So choose either of the two finds on this Google page. If you choose the top one, you'll need to go one more step and click on 'View all Messages' at the top of the page (above the thread). If, instead, at the Google page you click on the second one, you won't need that second step.

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22win+win%2C+what+a+clown%2C+you+loved+it+at+eight%22&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=1

      http://www.
      google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22
      win+win%2C+what+a+clown%2C+you+loved
      +it+at+eight%22&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=1

    • >>In sum, what kind of people make decisions in the ¥ Club? The ¥ boards' opaqueness might correlate with the execs' agenda, in which case bye bye free speech?
      <<

      Then they have the same business acumen as Obama, that is none. Even the Obama's big business donors have the sense to make their businesses work before asking for tax breaks.

      >> . .. And BEFORE I'd gone to that site and posted, my computer's memory was free and fast and everything had been going lickety-split. Even now, after rebooting, my keyboard doesn't have the same easy freeness it had before I posted there.<<

      Yikes, they're worse than bad they're like a virus and they spread! Who is designing this abortion? It's like they have a death wish.

      >>Whatever it is, being ¥'s target parallels — in the way I'm feeling it — being the regime's target.<<

      Even the regime doesn't want to alienate people like ¥ apparently does.

    • >>I could try searching for some text string by one of the spammers, and if Google finds that particular post _here_, I could tell the guys at the new board to google for that string. So I think I'll try it right now.<<

      Fantastic idea, let Google find the way here. We could even spread some breadcrumbs for them to follow.

    • >>Yes, but why all the effort. If they don't want the message boards just shut them down. Why the layer on layer of complexity and opaqueness? <<

      I don't have the answer, except for two possibilities. Not too many weeks ago, I read that some more ¥ execs (I think; at least they weren't janitors) had fled the company for greener fields. That may indicate disagreement or some other negative atmosphere there. And recently, did you read that the Yahoo News Washington bureau chief, David Chalian, was fired because he, being what he is, exhibited his stripes? Calling his remark a 'joke' hardly flies.

      http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/08/abc-news-hot-mic-romneys-happy-have-party-black-people-drowning/56330/

      http://www.
      theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/08/
      abc-news-hot-mic-romneys-happy-have
      -party-black-people-drowning/56330/

      In sum, what kind of people make decisions in the ¥ Club? The ¥ boards' opaqueness might correlate with the execs' agenda, in which case bye bye free speech?

      >>If they do want them why not make them easier to use? They're nuts.<<

      What's the word for 'obvious truth'?

      As for making them easier to use, I just got out of recovery. I did manage to post not one, but two, posts there a little while ago, but the experience was physically draining. For each post, I had to click multiple times on 'Start a new topic' before the compose box appeared. Then, as in my previous attempt to post there, typing in that box was un-be-liev-ably slow. It would frustrate a novice typist.

      After each post posted, I wanted to save it and record the Permalink in case it disappeared into ¥'s catacombs. For the second post, from the time I began trying to return to the page of posts to the time I got that post into its Permalink mode and copied the URL, FIVE minutes elapsed. FIVE minutes! After that, when I tried to unwind by playing a game of solitaire, the memory was so clogged that I could hardly drag a card from the deck to wherever. I was pulling the cards against a force. It was so bad that I needed to reboot my computer. And BEFORE I'd gone to that site and posted, my computer's memory was free and fast and everything had been going lickety-split. Even now, after rebooting, my keyboard doesn't have the same easy freeness it had before I posted there.

      >>There is some purpose to this madness of which we are not aware.<<

      Whatever it is, being ¥'s target parallels — in the way I'm feeling it — being the regime's target.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Sep 3, 2012 11:51 AM Flag

      >>It occurs to me that if the spammers can find their way onto this board, anyone else ought to be able to also.<<

      You generated the eeriest experience! After I press the post button to post a reply, I look below the post to which I'm replying to make sure my reply makes it okay over the ¥ troll's bridge. And yesterday, when I posted a reply and then looked below your post, I saw two posts had replied, the first '25 second(s) ago' and the second '4 second(s) ago'. So I thought to myself, did I post without realizing it and then post again? Then I noticed that the '25 second(s) ago' post was by you (and it's the one to which I'm replying now).

      The eery thing was that I had talked about the spammers in my reply, and when I read your post you were talking about the spammers, and at some instant after I'd pressed the post button, an idea pertaining to this board and the spammers came to me, but some hours later that idea was gone. So I've been racking my brain and think I've got it back. I could try searching for some text string by one of the spammers, and if Google finds that particular post _here_, I could tell the guys at the new board to google for that string. So I think I'll try it right now.

    • >>¥ _claims_ that spam is the reason it now forbids links. _But_ just plain forbidding links would _not_ necessitate radically redesigning the boards and creating those radical-length URLs. . . .<<

      Indeed not. And they can't stop spam anyway. Spammers can just write their copy requiring a live troll to catch it but then the live troll can catch anything . . . and they wouldn't have to reformat the whole board.

      >>On this board, each user's history has a URL unique to that user. So I could walk to my local library and use an anonymous computer equipped with Microsoft software, go to a user's history via his or her URL, and still get the same result. The URL for this board's history would be exactly as you see it and likewise the user's history on the new board would be in the new board's format.<<

      Well then any former user should be able to go back in his history to before the board format change and catch a link to this old board.

      >> . . I wonder how long ¥ will leave this old piece itself intact. I don't believe it left the old AAPL board accessible. It would be ideal if we could get everyone back HERE and continue as though we dwelt in a Passover neighborhood. :-)<<

      My thought too . . . I bet there are still AAPL board users on the old AAPL board, they just can't communicate with the new board and vice versa.

    • >>I wonder if ¥ no longer wants the message boards. But discouraging their use also prevents eyeballs from seeing the ads. No seeing, no clicking.<<

      Yes, but why all the effort. If they don't want the message boards just shut them down. Why the layer on layer of complexity and opaqueness? If they do want them why not make them easier to use? They're nuts.

      >>Consider just the bizarre length of the posts' URLs and that each post has _two_ URLs, one related to the page of a generous 20 posts (here, on this old page, its 40) and the other the Permalink. Would those URLs slow down the works?<<

      There is some purpose to this madness of which we are not aware.

    • >>They're really trying to shut the thing down. It makes absolutely no sense. How do they expect to make money?<<

      ¥ _claims_ that spam is the reason it now forbids links. _But_ just plain forbidding links would _not_ necessitate radically redesigning the boards and creating those radical-length URLs. And actually each post has more than two URLs, because remember each post has at least two Permalinks in addition to the non Permalink? And the non-Permalink links must differ between the different page views. Even if the redesign were for gathering information for the advertisers, would multiple URLs per post be necessary?

      >>What if you aren't on any ¥ board and click on a history link generated from this board?<<

      On this board, each user's history has a URL unique to that user. So I could walk to my local library and use an anonymous computer equipped with Microsoft software, go to a user's history via his or her URL, and still get the same result. The URL for this board's history would be exactly as you see it and likewise the user's history on the new board would be in the new board's format.

      >>Good, maybe we can save this little piece of the old ¥.<<

      I sure hope so. The others are a wonderful bunch, each with his own personality adds his own 'light' to the board. My next step is to reply to a couple posts to me there that I never saw until experimenting with the URLs. I wonder how long ¥ will leave this old piece itself intact. I don't believe it left the old AAPL board accessible. It would be ideal if we could get everyone back HERE and continue as though we dwelt in a Passover neighborhood. :-)

    • It occurs to me that if the spammers can find their way onto this board, anyone else ought to be able to also.

    • >>They tapped out messages in morse code. ¥'s new communicationless message boards are going to fail, it's just a matter of time. They'll be forced to make them friendlier or they'll just go out of business.<<

      Morse code . . . how tedious that must've been! And the fortunate few who escaped, I wonder what it was like for their vocal cords when they could be used again. It must've been akin to the prisoners who were finally released from the Bastille's darkness into blinding sunlight.

      I wonder if ¥ no longer wants the message boards. But discouraging their use also prevents eyeballs from seeing the ads. No seeing, no clicking.

      >>Apparently it's a combination of intentional obfuscation and bad programming. Difficult to tell which is which.<<

      Consider just the bizarre length of the posts' URLs and that each post has _two_ URLs, one related to the page of a generous 20 posts (here, on this old page, its 40) and the other the Permalink. Would those URLs slow down the works?

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