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Old 13 January 2018, 02:17 PM
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Dear vBulletin,

I still don't know why you started eating all my posts a few years ago, but I'm glad you stopped whatever it was and allowed me to log back in again now. It's kind of like coming home.
Hi Astra!

-- I wonder whether that happened to anybody else?
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Old 13 January 2018, 03:00 PM
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Oh, it still happens. I don't know what causes it in every instance, but one where I've had it happen consistently is taking too long to type and/or get my thoughts together when I post.

There seems to be a timer on how long the posting window can remain open before the board will log one out once the submit button is clicked (something like 5 minutes or a bit less).

Sometimes when I've logged back in, I'll find the post made it in anyway... sometimes not.

It's happened so often to me that I got in the habit copying my posts to the clipboard before hitting submit. That way if I do get logged out behind the scenes, all I have to do is log back in and paste what I've already written and hit submit again.

Then, there was about a month when I couldn't log in at all. That appeared to be either a browser issue, or an issue with my ISP, though.

~Psihala
(*Hi, Astra! And hi to all the long absent snopesters who've posted recently!)

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Old 13 January 2018, 03:07 PM
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Dear Psihala: you're not going to like what I just posted in the Fun House forum.

~Shocked Snopester
I know about it, as snopes has an article on the Main Site about it.

I've haven't liked anything he's said or done, or anything associated with him or his presidency. That something new has come isn't that surprising anymore.

~Psihala
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Old 13 January 2018, 04:13 PM
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Psihala, are you clicking on 'remember me' when you log in?

That seems to keep me logged in indefinitely, until I either deliberately log out, or quit the browser (which is set to wipe everything when I quit it.)
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Old 13 January 2018, 04:46 PM
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No, I don't use the "remember me" option. I shut the browser down pretty often (Firefox+Flashplayer+Mac seems to be an awful combination), and usually restart the machine(s) every couple of days just to clear out memory and give the memory-heavy applications I use a fresh start.

That option also didn't seem to help when making posts that kept the posting window open for awhile.

It isn't a huge issue. Since I copy my posts out of habit anyway, it's more of an annoyance than anything.

~Psihala
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Old 13 January 2018, 10:16 PM
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Dear A,

I know you love playing games all the time, but do you really think you will someday make money from playing game all the time? How many people do you think are doing that?

Annoyed mum, who expects my kids to put me in a good nursing home someday
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Old 14 January 2018, 01:34 PM
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No, I don't use the "remember me" option. [ . . .]

That option also didn't seem to help when making posts that kept the posting window open for awhile.
That's interesting. It fixed that problem for me.

Ah, well. Computers are weird.
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Old 14 January 2018, 04:18 PM
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Ah, well. Computers are weird.
A-men!

~Psihala
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Old 15 January 2018, 03:13 PM
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Dear not-shy squirrel~

I know! Come back on Thursday and stop jumping on the screen door already, dammit!

~Psihala
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Old 16 January 2018, 03:22 PM
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Dear "Treasury Department"-Do you think DH was born at night? Well he was, but it wasn't last night! We both know that any government agency would notify someone by mail not phone. NFBSK off scammer!

The wife who overheard the call.
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Old 22 January 2018, 01:22 PM
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Dear "Apple Support,"

Thank you so much for the email telling me that my iCloud has been locked for security purposes. It's reassuring to know that if someone tries to brute force their way into my account you'll be on the job to alert me!

A few things, though...

1. I rarely use that email address for anything, and wouldn't use it for iCloud.

2. You might want to proofread emails you send out. Those spelling and grammatical errors were glaring .

3. Oh, wait... I don't have an iCloud account. I've never even owned an i-device. So... yeah, thanks but no thanks, I won't be clicking on those links to recover my "disable accont"...

Sincerely,

Tall Geeky "Nice Try But I Work In IT" Girl
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Old 22 January 2018, 07:54 PM
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Thanks Casey, that makes me feel a lot better.
As an update....

She's officially gone as of tomorrow. We're not taking the risk of passing her on without significant improvement, so she's going off to another site where she will have continuous monitoring as opposed to the spot-checks from here.

Ca "The Rod of Aesculapius makes a fine tool" sey
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Old 23 January 2018, 05:30 PM
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Dear Designers of several retail related hardware and building materials:

You people sort of suck. You might take a month to try to utilize the junk you design for the poor slobs that have to use it and and keep it clean. I'm sure it all seemed super when you thought it up, but once someone actually has to deal with it everyday the multiple drawbacks are frustrating and stupid. Really, try this stuff out for a month or so, and you might come up with something that is actually useful.

Signed, a disgruntled grunt.
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Old 23 January 2018, 06:23 PM
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Dear Designers of several retail related hardware and building materials:

You people sort of suck. You might take a month to try to utilize the junk you design for the poor slobs that have to use it and and keep it clean. I'm sure it all seemed super when you thought it up, but once someone actually has to deal with it everyday the multiple drawbacks are frustrating and stupid. Really, try this stuff out for a month or so, and you might come up with something that is actually useful.

Signed, a disgruntled grunt.

IOW, field test the darn thing!
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Old 24 January 2018, 02:27 AM
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Dear chocolate,

Come on a my house, my house a come on. Come on a my house, my house a come on.

Trish "Specifically, my room" DaDish
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Old 24 January 2018, 02:29 PM
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Dear Trish,

Sorry, I melt in the mail.

Sincerely,

Chocolate.
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Old 25 January 2018, 12:46 PM
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Dear Trish,

Sorry, I melt in the mail.

Sincerely,

Chocolate.
Dear Seaboe,

We melt in your mouth, not in your (or Trish's) mail

Sincerely,

M&Ms


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Old 25 January 2018, 01:11 PM
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I gave up and made brownies with the last of the sugar.
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Old 30 January 2018, 11:29 AM
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Dear Google:
Today is my birthday; where's my Google Doodle?

~Dawn
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Old 30 January 2018, 12:44 PM
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A letter I can send (if only electronically):

Happy Birthday, DawnStorm!
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