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by chas49
July 12th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation: post pulled no notification
Replies: 32
Views: 1015

Re: Moderation: post pulled no notification

PinkDalek wrote:
XFool wrote:
scotia wrote:Is there a medal for those volunteers who agree to moderate Polite Discussions?

Yes. VC and Scar.


There's a virtual type of VC available, in the form of a Thumbs up. :arrow:


But not on the PD board ☺
by chas49
July 6th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Returning faulty item
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Returning faulty item

My understanding was I didn't need a receipt if the item is faulty but I understand also it's not quite that simple My understanding* is that you don't need a receipt as such but you do need to be able to prove^ that you bought the item from them, and (approximately?) when. HTH Chas49 ^If it's an o...
by chas49
July 1st, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Protect your ISA / SIPP - please sign this petition now
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Protect your ISA / SIPP - please sign this petition now

I can't see any reason why this link shouldn't be posted so here it is:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/222801
by chas49
June 25th, 2018, 12:48 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation again
Replies: 108
Views: 2268

Re: Moderation again

Lootman wrote:So isn't it a delicate balance? If 20% of reports remove 80% of the bad behaviour, then perhaps isn't that good enough?


Absolutely.

Though it's probably also true that 20% of posts/posters take up 80% of moderator effort.

I blame Pareto. *

* (Apparently it should really be Juran's principle)
by chas49
June 24th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation again
Replies: 108
Views: 2268

Re: Moderation again

In my own case I very rarely report a post, so do expect it to be taken seriously on those rare cases when I do. Two thoughts: If a user of the site reports legitimate issues frequently, should moderators place less weight on one of those, than a report of something possibly borderline but from an ...
by chas49
June 21st, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dealing with Virgin Media after you've left
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Dealing with Virgin Media after you've left

It does leave you wondering why local authorities have to carry the burden of the discards of Virgin Media and the like. I paid Virgin Media for a service, I'm not saying it wasn't a good service but it came at a fairly hefty price, so I feel they should be legally responsible for collecting and re...
by chas49
June 21st, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Paypal dissing my browser.
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: Paypal dissing my browser.

88V8 wrote:email from what appears to be Paypal today suggesting that my browser is obsolete and no longer acceptable for using their services.


Tagging the OP to ask if s/he has established if this was genuine. Did it have his/her name on the email etc.?
by chas49
June 21st, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Android messages for web
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Android messages for web

I've messaging via Signal some time ago. If you are at all concerned about privacy it's worth giving it a look. Works on Android and IOS. It's a very simple looking gui, but has some interesting security enhancements. And it doesn't keep bugging you about getting acces to contacts, pictures etc. ww...
by chas49
June 21st, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Paypal dissing my browser.
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: Paypal dissing my browser.

The article at https://www.paypal.com/gb/smarthelp/article/how-can-i-tell-if-an-email-is-genuinely-from-paypal-faq2061 says that: You’ll know that an email is not from PayPal when: It begins with a generic greeting like ‘Dear user’ or ‘Hello, PayPal member.’ We'll always begin with your first and la...
by chas49
June 20th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Targeted advertising
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Targeted advertising

I've just been on All4 and had no problems re adblockers, though it would need me to install Flash to use it, which is worse, to me. Slarti I've just tried again. Enabled ABP for the channel4.com website, tried to play a programme. Advert error. We're entirely funded by adverts. You may be running ...
by chas49
June 20th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Targeted advertising
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Targeted advertising

Yes. I have a hosts file (courtesy of MVPS Hosts), uBlock Origin and CCleaner, so most of my web pages run cleanly, but a few pages I want to view object to adblockers, so I have them white listed / commented out of the hosts file if needed. As in any arms race, I'm sure the advertisers will get pa...
by chas49
June 19th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation again
Replies: 108
Views: 2268

Re: Moderation again

It may be my Browser ie Google Chrome but I have never seen the Mod's name in any green colour or anything else but black? I thought at one time it was in bold until I realised everyone was in bold...;) Mel the Mod seems cool! ;) Really? The name above the message where it says "Lemon Slice&qu...
by chas49
June 19th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation again
Replies: 108
Views: 2268

Re: Moderation again

Just a suggestion but is it possible for the moderators to have that title next to their username and that may help calm things down a little when they join a discussion? I know most are known but we do have new people on here too..I didn't know some actually.. I don't know if the forum software ca...
by chas49
June 19th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moderation again
Replies: 108
Views: 2268

Re: Moderation again

So - to be clear: This is a mod box (no idea why it skips over to the right side of the post) This is what I saw on your post (not these words): 'mod - removed unnecessary wording.' I can see that would be confusing. Is there no other way to tell that a mod has edited a post e.g. no history list of...
by chas49
June 17th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Pimlico Plumbers
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Pimlico Plumbers

Moderator Message:
This really isn't a DAK is it? I'm moving it to the Taxes board as that's what the original question was about. Please try and stick roughly to that topic :) (chas49)
by chas49
June 16th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a criminal offence
Replies: 42
Views: 764

Re: Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a criminal offence

Whilst this is an unpleasant perversion, I can't help feeling that it is exacerbated by the trend towards very short skirts among some young women. I have noticed this and commented upon it to my own daughter as she walks out the door in the evening. I would call it dressing provocatively, dressing...
by chas49
June 15th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Malwarebytes updates
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Malwarebytes updates

Database updates are frequent (daily?) and should always be accepted - that's really the point of a tool like this - to maintain protection against new threats. If you're on the free edition, I think you can't have the Realtime Protection feature, so you need to run a scan every so often. I would su...
by chas49
June 4th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Random police stop
Replies: 48
Views: 1325

Re: Random police stop

On the indicator thing, because I am teaching my son, I am probably thinking about my indicating more than I normally would. One situation where people generally indicate when they have no need is when moving back to a left hand lane on the motorway. The only drivers who don't do it tend to be the ...
by chas49
June 4th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Are avast services worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Are avast services worth it?

IMHO you will be perfectly fine with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. (MBAM Free edition is OK, premium is better).

But you've already paid for Avast.... Just don't bother with tune-up/registry clean type tools. They seldom do anything useful
by chas49
June 1st, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Learners on the Motorway from next week
Replies: 19
Views: 600

Re: Learners on the Motorway from next week

According to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/learner-drivers-will-be-allowed-on-motorways-from-2018: From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales. This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely...

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