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  • #2269855

    Looking to raise the profile

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    by the1knight ·

    I am looking at posting a review about TechRepublic on my web site and need some good article writers for a few comments to post on their behalf.

    Now, before anyone wants to blame me of spamming, I’m not even going to type out my url in the post.

    The comments can be a paragraph, or a full page, it matters not. I just want to display to the world that this is an excellent source for news and solutions.

    Thank you in advance.

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    • #2514716

      No Comment

      by now left tr ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      As I have no Idea where it will be posted.

      ALSO:

      support@…
      Job role: Other IS/IT or Technology Fun…
      Location: Preston, GB
      Member since:March 2007

      March 2007 – Member for 9 Days MAX and looking for others to do work for them. NO DICE Support@

      • #2517047

        I am confused

        by the1knight ·

        In reply to No Comment

        Hi TechMail,
        I am a little confused by your reply.
        Could you please elaborate?

        Regards
        Marc

        • #2517042

          We get a lot of people come here

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to I am confused

          spammers, trolls, contact farmers, nigerian scam merchants, weird types who choose aliases that look like other members and then post crap in their name.

          Common denominator.
          No profile, no contributions, recent member and misleading or default alias.

          Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers.

        • #2516984

          Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers.

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to We get a lot of people come here

          Oh I see. Well, I understand that part for sure, but to a point. You see, I can absolutely assure you I am 100 genuine. I have filled in my profile as much as I can at this stage.

          Allow me to fill in the gaps, if I may?
          It is true I have only been a member here a short time. Since I am sat at my computer most of the day, spending time updating my site getting ready for official opening May 1st, I’m not finding much time to sit in forums posting my thoughts all day. I am hoping to be here on this particular forum for an awful long time, eventually contributing useful articles. I may even upgrade my account.

          I have found the newsletters really informative. I sit and read portions of them following my email haul every morning. I have learnt an awful lot in just a few days, in particular I like to follow Vista articles and look at certain tutorials. I’ve also acquired a few useful proggies like “CrossLoop” which I downloaded this morning.

          My outlook is that if you get something from a service you like, its only right and proper to give something back. And since I am launching my new venture, I feel I can give something back. We are writing an article about useful forums such as JCXP, Paint.Net and PCLinuxOS and hopefully this one, which is why, since I have only been a member a short time, obviously I don’t know that much about its history or haven’t gotten to know many members as yet, I have asked for some input to help me with the feature.

          I hope by now, you realize just how “genuine and serious” I am?

          Regards

          Marc

        • #2516969

          Never use the new letters

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers.

          Learn more from talking to peers here and not always about tech.
          You don’t just get trusted here, you need to build a reputation, that means you need to contribute.

          Join in the discussions, technical and or off topic.

        • #2516902

          Peers?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Never use the new letters

          Do you wipe your back side like everyone else?

          You talk like you are somebody. Have you forgotten your first time? Or maybe you never had one.

          Think I might stick to forums where new members get a warm welcome, especially when they extend the hand of friendship.

          I’ll just put your arrogance down to a bad experience.

        • #2516842

          Thats a good start. Lets do flames,

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Peers?

          Please do this for me.
          Who are you?
          I’m Mr Trustworthy.

          Oh here’s my bank account.

          Are you for real or what?

          I’m arrogant because I’m a big headed egotistical f**k. 😀

          Ask anyone.

        • #2516835

          Tony speaks rightly

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Peers?

          We are each other’s peers. We are equals. The word is intended to convey this belief.

          If we want to insult you, we call you a “member”.

        • #2517469

          I’ll vouch for what Tony said

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Peers?

          He really is an [i]arrogant …. big headed egotistical f**k[/i]. Add to that a pompous jerk, who often times interjects a snide and condescending attitude in his messages, simply reinforcing the “pretentious” British stereotype, and that about sums him up.

          I will say this, however. I wouldn’t give you anything without knowing more. There are a couple of people to whom I gave permission to copy something I wrote for their Web site and/or wrote something for it, but I’ve kinda’ known them for a while. Without having known you for a while, I wouldn’t do it either.

        • #2517438

          Cheers always nice

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Peers?

          to be validated by my peers.

          😀

        • #2516836

          You set yourself apart from the riff-raff

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers.

          In that you are replying to what you are hearing. Good on you!

          Do please understand that we get many in here who think that we live to do their homework. We have a peer who posted an outrageous reply to someone wanting hacker advice and received many emails from hackers providing all kinds of personal information in order to get his “assistance” (This peer would NEVER aid a hacker or hacking effort).

          My sense is that you are honest. Just my opinion.

        • #2516775

          Honest?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to You set yourself apart from the riff-raff

          I apologize to anyone reading this if you think I came here with the attitude of I’m all that. I don’t believe for a moment that I am, but I have always considered myself to speak my mind, no holds barred. And I don’t particularly like being pushed around by people who think they are better than others. I don’t like bullies, I’ve lived with them for a majority of my teen age life so I certainly won’t put up with them in my adult life.

          That all out of the way for me at least. Tigger Two, you sound a little more open minded to new members. I don’t know where to go from here. Maybe I’ll try explain a little more. I do intend to post articles, however at this time I am constructing a web site. (I mentioned that already) One of my early articles is to be about forums, the type available, what one can expect from a forum, how to settle in, what experiences one might expect(ha ha there is a good one), sorry. What one can take away from them.

          You’ll have to read between the lines here. I’ve been at it since 6.30am struggling to get a connection with Linux after a week of this pc being idle.

          Anyway, back to my original post, if anyone would like to contribute to the article mentioned earlier, please do so.

          That is if I am welcome back here again. I will leave with this.. I don’t judge people by past experiences. Its a bad habit that spreads.

          Cya

        • #2516743

          on Linux…

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Honest?

          You’re not alone. Many here either are useing various ‘Nix’s or are contiplating a move. (up 😀 ) You might just fit right in here. :0
          Anyway, remember, it’s not what you can get here, but what you can give….. (my 2? cents) -d

        • #2517329

          May make mention that

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          it is not a hacker/cracker/warez site, but a site for IT pros to communicate, learn, and experiment.

          I won’t write it up for you, but I give some basic suggestions.

          The site has downloads, new articles, blogs, and user interaction including help pages (ask a question) and discussions(both technical and not).

          Some are friendly, and some are not so friendly. Hackers need not apply here though.

          Was this helpful?

        • #2517317

          Dawg

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          It is not all 1 way, it goes both ways (keep steph and others from reading this).

          TR is a give and take society, I have received a lot of useful information, and I have made many useful posts (I hope). I think that there are many others like me as well.

        • #2515607

          Too late dear

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          And no one tryed to stop me either :p although it did take me a while to find it! But you know me I always find the DE’s I’m just suprised GG didnt comment first!!

        • #2515587

          I should have known

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          but I had to try anyway 🙂

        • #2515582

          Now Steffi :x

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Honest?

          I like where your mind is, but I think I’m a little too old to be ‘going both ways’ my self. :0
          Could be very interesting :p though :p -d

        • #2515571

          Thats OK Dawg

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          He also said theres giving and taking involved so you can just go one way thats alright :p

        • #2515546

          Now, now. We don’t want to be giving anybody the right idea, do we?

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          HA! Fooled ya, Steffi! You thought I would actually put some text in here, didn’t you!?

          oh.

        • #2515526

          the1knight, meet Steffi28. Steff, t1k.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Steffi occasionally climbs out of the TR gutter, spreading sunshine and Viagra. She’s one of the reasons this site isn’t recommended for innocents or virgins.

        • #2515520

          So Steffi

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          If I am a givin, you are a takin, right?
          Sounds like the start of a great relationship. I’ll probably want to give more than you take, so bring a friend or 2.
          Oops, I need to cross back over into the light…

        • #2515513

          Steffi128, the meet

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Hi Steffi,

          I understand you do Viagra?

          Don’t need it though, ask my wife, she feeds me enough vitamins to keep me up all night. Working that is. On my website that is. If I’m allowed that is! lol

        • #2515507

          I think she meant that she is a viagra dealer!

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          which means if not satisfied she forces her, Um, counterpart to take Viagra for continuance…

          She is probably the reason for the warning messages on the Viagra box as well

        • #2517749

          w2k?????

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Honest?

          How come you know that there is a warning on the boxes of Viagra??

          Hmm??

          Enquiring minds want to know! 😉

          GG

          ]:)

        • #2517742

          GG, he misread the label on the box.

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          He thought it said “Niagra” and he wanted to see “the falls” instead of “the rises”.

        • #2517741

          Woah

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          When did I say anything about viagra? This one was forced upon me!! :0 I am offended that people think I need to know what viagra is 😉

          And I am also curious as to how you know theres a warning on the box :p

          Oh and Dave, dont worry dear you will get the hang of the one day, its ok, but for now if you want lessons dear you know where I am 😉

          Edited to add, nice to meet you the1knight, welcome to TR make yourself at home kick off your shoes and wait for the masseuse 😉 Just dont insult any females or we will make your life hell!! Oh and make sure you check out the friday yuk, you seem as tho you might enjoy it 😀

        • #2517737

          … hey, you guys……

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Honest?

          w2k was reading the instructions on the box – – – – that he lovingly bought for his wife…..

          check THIS out!

          http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,11000-2007100491,00.html

          where’s mine?!

          Do I get discount for bulk orders?!

          😉

          ;\

          GG

          moticon edit, again…..

          ]:)

        • #2517676

          the friday yuk Steffi?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Is that a typo?
          I’m intrigued nonetheless.

          So you don’t do Viagra? What do you do? 😉

        • #2517672

          Drug Fueled Super Sex

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Interesting article GG. Hmmmm. ideas are coming to mind.

          No. No. water is rising, must climb out of the gutter………

        • #2517671

          Friday Yuk

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Its were we let our hair down!! It is supposed to be one of the only places we let our hair down but I always do it all over the site :p

          If you go to the forums, browse scroll down to off-topic you will see a section called Friday Yuk! the latest one should be the one on the top created by yours truly, and as for what I do if not viagra, well read the yuk you’ll soon find out :p

        • #2517669

          Ahh W2k

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          You know you love it in the gutter really its the best part of TR their gutter 😉

        • #2517664

          Read the friday YUK steffi

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Will I need a tissue?

          Now Now, thats an honest question as I have no idea as to what you are referring lmao

        • #2517656

          Errr

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Tissue, well as long as you mean a tissue to wipe your eyes from crying with laughter or wiping the screen because you have had a gigglefit, then you may need one. But, I should imagine you will be safe to read without a tissue lol!!

        • #2517647

          A men hater eh?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          ooo I’m looking forward to Friday now 😉

        • #2517641

          Nah, she isn’t. Mainly a specific man, I believe.

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Steffi is one of our sweeties here. She is Pure and good and …

          OW!

        • #2517638

          Did Steffi borrow Mae’s new hammer Daveo??

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Honest?

          or did she sneak up and Palmetto you?

        • #2517637

          T1K…..

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Honest?

          I think you mean monitor wipes….. 😀

          We have virtual ones here, that get passed around from person to person based on need – or screams for help! :p

          Friday Yuk started years ago by the Guru Of Dos (known to some of us as GoD!) purely as a sound off and a proper end to the week. It’s a good laugh, and We (as in “the Impure Brigade”) tend to try and take over and make it as Impure and downright dirty and raunchy as possible – Hence Dave-O’s attempt to purify Stef! ;\

          Hang around – it get’s really good here on a Friday!

          (having said that, guys, I won’t be around, I’m on leave…. but, if I get sick of housework….! 😉 )

          GG

        • #2517573

          gadgetgirl – From the disgusting filth I’ve seen in YUK?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          I’ll be here!

        • #2517572

          daveo- about GG

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          You hold GG down, and I’ll run…

        • #2532768

          Oops

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Dave I really didnt mean to hit you that hard, sorry :p

          T1K glad you like the yuk, looking forward to you contribution tommorrow 🙂

        • #2532747

          t1k — – – – — – – —

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Honest?

          just a few questions…..

          [i] “You hold GG down, and I’ll run…” [/i]

          o……..k. Dave-O is supposed to hold me down. Hold me down where? Am I meant to enjoy this? (Could be arranged! 😉 )

          But nobody holds me down! I’m irrepressible! I’m unsinkable! (with my inbuilt floaters! ;\ ) I’m unstoppable! I’m irresistible! (well, in my own mind….. :p )

          And you’ll run, will you? Where? From Preston to Geordieland? Really ?! You must be fitter than Tig! 😀

          Ok, I admit I have Fridayitis on a Thursday, guys, but it IS my Friday, as I’m on leave tomorrow (woohoo! ]:) ) …….

          GG

          Edit: ‘moticonitis ‘gain

        • #2532706

          Did I say, “I’ll run?”

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Honest?

          Sorry, slip of the tongue. I meant, “I’ll have the runs.”

          eewww what a smell.

        • #2516689

          Welcome aboard

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers.

          I hope you can understand and excuse some of the initial responses. Your first post set off some alarm bells: new member, no profile, first post, looking for personal information.

          I think you can link to anything on this site from yours without problem from the Power That Be, as long as you attribute it to TR and you’re not doing it for profit. It’s a public site and no one who had written any articles here should have any expectation of privacy. Search the site for the topics you’re interested in and link to them.

          The forums here are sorted in a number of technical categories, based on the tags selected when posting a new topic. These can be viewed from the Forums’ Browse tab. You can also view topics sorted into two general groups, Discussions and Questions, regardless of their tags.

          Topics in Questions are almost always technical, and have a system so the question asker can mark the responses he regards as helpful. The “thumbs up” icons beside member’s names indicate how many helpful answers they’ve given. Use Questions when you’re looking for answers to a technical problem. Posting questions in Discussions is discouraged and results in a response to repost the question as a Question, not a Discussion. It’s considered poor form to venture too far off the topic in Questions.

          Discussions are a mix of technical and the “off-topic” category. Unlike the “looking for an answer” orientation of Questions, Discussions posts include preferences, opinions, speculation, and all sorts of non-technical material. Posts that are off the original topic are par for the course. Non-technical discussions frequently include politics, the environment, religion, and other potentially offensive topics.

          Some members only participate in Discussions, some only answer Questions, some in both, and some in neither. I recommend a new member lurk for a couple of weeks or months before posting for the first time, just to get a feel for the ambiance here.

        • #2516659

          Ambiance? ?:| We have Ambiance?

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Welcome aboard

          :0 I didn’t know that. 😉 -d

        • #2516488

          Sure we do.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Ambiance? ?:| We have Ambiance?

          Kinda like Octoberfest without the beer, food, or charm. Just the drunks.

          Or like a Chuck E. Cheese’s but without the games. (Note to non-US members – it’s a pizza chain with a lot of games that “award” tickets that can be redeemed for prizes rejected by cereal companies. The food is so bad, smart parents eat before they get there. Imagine DisneyWorld for fourth-world nations.)

        • #2517739

          Ambiance? I thought he said “Ambulance”

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Ambiance? ?:| We have Ambiance?

          I read that too fast. :0 I thought he was saying

          “[i]I recommend a new member lurk for a couple of weeks or months before posting for the first time, just so you don’t get a ride on the ambulance here.[/i]”

          You know, like if he runs afoul of Mae’s shovel or Max’s silver hammer. I mean, it would make sense seeing as how it was Palmetto that said it and he has been getting a few extra slaps lately. 🙂

        • #2516651

          Understanding, browsing and contributing

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Welcome aboard

          Yes of course I can understand initial responses Palmetto, but I won’t excuse bullying and / or ignorance. There are only 2 reasons I can attribute to bullying, based on my own personal experiences. Bad parenting or insecurity. I suppose I should take part of the blame for requesting opinions before making my presence felt in a constructive way.

          I note however that following profile info and my picture, people have been a lot more welcoming. I thank all those concerned for that. It is my intention to be around a while to get the feeling of the place, which I might add is improving every visit.

          I do feel that I have an awful lot to offer based on my own computing expertise, of which you have yet to discover. I whole heartedly look forward to getting involved with what I can only describe as a forum with so much wide ranging subjects.

          Regards

          Marc

        • #2517327

          Personally

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          I dont pay too much attention to the profile area usually. If I see something suspicious, then I may look at it, but my own has never been filled out either.

          I usually (when time permits) hang out in the questions/answers area, but recently have been moving into the discussions a bit more.

          Many people just hang out reading on the site without actually posting anything, while others have an addiction to the site. I think that the more you make yourself known, the better the response that you will receive. At least, unless you post like a troll, or cracker. In those cases you will most likely be flamed or ignored completely.

        • #2517735

          I think you will find

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          that many of the responses weren’t really bullying; but, instead were in-their-own-character responses without and newbie-gloves. You have seen a lot of just who hangs around here with no special treatment.

        • #2517732

          Oh and

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          If you see a troll the rule is to feed him as much as you can and then give Palmetto a B!tch slap :p

        • #2517675

          reply to – special treatment. Daveo

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          Oh I’m not flustered mate.

          Looking back, I could have handled things better. Respect and all that jazzz..

        • #2517674

          B!tch slap

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          If I were to tell my wife I had given someone a Bitch Slap, I think she would have questions for me.

          I’m not gay, but I have kissed a boy who is.

          Now before anyone jumps on that, it was a JOKE, ok?

        • #2517665

          Its OK

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          Were always B!tch slapping Palmetto he’s used to it by now, whether your male or female, he is beginning to enjoy it dispite how much he protests!!

          And as for people jumping on you, well I’m sure that can be bad right :p But seriously if anyone was to jump on that joke it would be to make further jokes thats the way we are here, surely your getting a feel for that by now?

        • #2517662

          feel for that

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          I used to be on PalTalk an awful lot.

          Is that enough said??

        • #2517659

          Errr

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          Edited because i posted to the wrong place!

          But I have no idea what your talking about, is it an old program? ask the others im only a baby, Col (Hal9000) decided to tell me im only 12 last week, but im older than that, just.

        • #2517646

          posted wrong place

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          me 2

        • #2517645

          t1k, Steffi is just a babe in the woods…

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          Be gentle.

          and careful..

          and alert…

          and LOOK OUT, GG is sneaking up behind you!
          😉

        • #2517635

          Dave-O, I don’t sneak…

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          [i] I prowl……. [/i]

          you should know that by now!

          ]:)

          GG

        • #2532769

          Awww

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          Dave I love you too,

          That was a compliment right??

        • #2533994

          No, No, NO!!!

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          I keep telling you, the person feeding the troll gets the slap, not me!

          Steffi, you might be able to hear me if you’d take your heels out from behind your ears…

        • #2533559

          But she has them there for a good reason!

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Understanding, browsing and contributing

          :O

    • #2516875

      ok, a Welcome, and a sugestion….

      by dawgit ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      First the Welcome, Hallo. Stick around a bit and get warmed up with us here. we’re really not that bad. Only a few of us bite. :^0 But as Techmail was saying, we have had a lot of new (as in just joined) members lately come in and start with some crazy talk. (some really bad stuff too) so expect some of us to be a bit defencive, if not a bit ‘gun shy’. Once you do get to be known here, and accepted as a constructive part of the community, you’ll be fine. (just as with anywhere else)
      A tip though, if you, or once you have, your site up and running, (as many here already do) where people can see what it is you’re trying to do, you will probably see a difference.
      again, Welcome. -d

    • #2516770

      Tread Lightly

      by jmgarvin ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      I suggest you stick around, pop into some threads and test the waters.

      We’ve gotten a lot of bad juju around here with the newer members (lots of scammers and l33t haxors). So just hang out for a bit, throw your hat into the ring, and make sure your skin isn’t too thin…Some folks around here are a little cranky 😉

      • #2516765

        Thanks for the welcome

        by the1knight ·

        In reply to Tread Lightly

        Thanks for that jmgarvin.
        I hope I can be a valuable contributor in the future.

    • #2516613

      Hmmmmmm

      by michael jay ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      You say that you “Owned a retail outlet for 2 years. Ran a world-wide PC club for 4 years.” where is the web site for that PC Club?

      Is that really you in the picture?

      Always willing to give the underdog the benefit of the doubt, welcome to TR and I hope to see your web site on May Day.

      Thanks for joining.

      • #2516604

        PC Club Aid

        by the1knight ·

        In reply to Hmmmmmm

        Hi Michael, I’ve been resisting displaying a url of any kind for obvious reasons. My former clubs web site does not exist anymore since closure in 2003 however if you google pc clubaid you will find 1 article left hosted at aha-soft under the alias of Oscar of PC Club Aid, that was me.
        Then search PC TecZone, you will find an article where someone at AccringtonWeb Forum (my home town)questions my use of an alias.
        That is about as much info on that subject as I am aware of, that still exists. That was my past life and I am now re-married.

        Yes of course that is me in the photo, taken in the News Cafe Torviscas Tenerife last year. My wife was in the pic on our honeymoon. I can send you the full pic if you like?

        My current venture is called Freewareontrial. But I’ll leave it with you to decipher the url because I’m not going to be blamed of spamming. Use the full title in your guess.
        The site is in construction at the moment.

        I hope I have now done enough to remove any doubt. 😉

        Marc

        • #2516508

          If you’re worried about keeping stuffout of public view

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to PC Club Aid

          There’s a function on here called peer mail. TR will forward a message to the email account we signed on with.

        • #2516495

          Reply to Tony

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to If you’re worried about keeping stuffout of public view

          No I’m not worried Tony, about keeping anything out of public view. I guess I’ll learn more about TR when I have time to dig even deeper than merely browsing., which should only be a few days since our site structure is almost complete. Just a few tweeks left to do. I’ve already started on the reviews but they are much less time consuming once you get in to them.

          But thanks for the tip.

          I am a little curious Tony, not that I’m trying to re-start anything mind. It is merely something that I noticed just now. Your initial perception of me was that you thought I was a little thin on coming forward about myself. I have explained that I hadn’t gotten round to filling in my profile, a mistake on my part I admit. However, you declare in public view “up north GB?” I declare “Preston.” See my point? Like I said, I’m not trying to go anywhere with this, just a notation.

          Please, let’s not fight again, I don’t have the time right now. Maybe later? 😉

        • #2516484

          I’m quite happy to forget the bad start.

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Reply to Tony

          One of the first things we advise new members of is not to put any direct contact details on here.

          I’m skirting good sense by using my real name.

          How much of your identity you make public on a site like this is a real hard one. We had a discussion thread about that not so long back, it’s amazing what comes back through something like google.

        • #2516433

          Just a thought

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Reply to Tony

          It’s my personal opinion that the reason that Tony puts “Up North, GB” is the fact that he’s from Yorkshire – and he’s working in Lancashire.

          I think he’s just embarrassed… :8}

        • #2516417

          Not staying around

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Just a thought

          My wife and I are embarrassed just to be British, the state of this country. We aren’t hanging around much longer. We are joining the millions who have already moved to Spain.

        • #2517462

          Wow!

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Would you care to elaborate a bit? This [i]stupid, self-centered, ignorant, war-mongering, planet-destroying[/i] American would like to know more.

        • #2517422

          Maxwell: Why not ask

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          those of us who choose [b]not[/b] to go to Spain to live why we [b]don’t[/b] go. Ask why those of us who want to remain in England say “well, go on then – and don’t come back whining when you’re old and sick” to those who do go.

          Actually, they are obvious ones. Go ahead, ask knighty your questions as I’m interested myself in seeing if he fits one of the stereotypes.

          Neil

        • #2517364

          Okay, Neil, consider the question asked. . . . .

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Why do you stay and not leave.

          However, I might suspect that your reason might be similar to mine. In my case, there’s a lot of things about the United States that I don’t like — the gradual infiltration of socialism, for example, or any number of other things. But this is my country, I’m a “native American” (since I was born here, I must be a native), and I’m not going to give it away without a fight; in fact, there’s no giving about it, they’ll have to take it (which they are doing). But I won’t run from a fight, flee from a challenge, or cower in defeat. Instead of running away from the problem (as I see it), I would rather meet it, challenge it, and defeat it.

          With the exception of the particular details, I suspect you might feel the same way about Great Britain. Both out nations have experienced greatness, and great people don’t run away from their responsibility to keep it that way (people like you and me and William Wilberforce.)

        • #2517334

          Easy one really, Maxwell

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          I think you summed it up. It’s [b]my[/b] country. It’s where I was born. There’s an awful lot about it that I don’t like these days but I can’t possibly imagine liking anywhere as much. I sat on the North Downs yesterday for a couple of hours in the sunshine watching the world go by a few hundred feet below and I’ve been places sunnier, hotter, grander and every way more spectacular but nowhere thats suits me better.

          http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/neilb_uk/downs.jpg Took this one yesterday! Show me a better place to sit with a couple of cans of beer and a sandwich.

          On the matter of feeling “ashamed” of my country, well, I do and you know the reason why but, if I [b]had[/b] to get out of the UK, then Spain are as guilty of participating in the Iraqi debacle as was the UK and at least we are trying to get out in good order. the last thing that I would do is join an insular ex-pat community in Spain and sit in the Mediterranean sunshine eating British food and whinge about the “old country” and contribute [b]nothing[/b] to putting it right.

        • #2517324

          Great picture, Neil

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          And I suppose we’re of the same mind-set. I’ve also got a couple of places to just sit and reflect, a couple close by, and a couple farther up into the mountains. I’ve often wondered where I’d go if I ever did move out of the USA, but Alaska is still part of the USA! No, I could never leave.

        • #2517247

          Neil..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          I am completely jealous. What a beautiful picture. If I walked outside and took a picture right now, I could take a picture of the crazy cat guy’s house with the boarded up window. He just moved due to foreclosure and one of his cats (the one with no tail and one eye) has taken up residence under our porch, which likely explains why my porch smells like cat piss now. OR..I could walk a few blocks away and take a picture of the paper mill. Or perhaps the sewage treatment plant at the other end of town..the place that makes my office smell like wide open ass when it’s hot outside.

          I can’t wait to get a new job..

        • #2515545

          “Cathouse”, Mae?

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Oh, I thought you meant the other kind. Nearly got a Purity alert there!

          Maybe you could bury that place with your new nuclear powered shovel?

        • #2515503

          So you gave up on the sledge hammer?

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          And got a newer shiny (nuclear powered) shovel. I am jealous now…

        • #2515490

          Shovels, sledge hammers, etc.

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          I really don’t require weapons of any sort. I just hate to brag..

        • #2515457

          Thats Right

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          You are just a killer in ‘waiting’

          ‘Accidents’ are enough to work (without blame), right???

          Edited to add: Running, Running, Running….Mae is coming.

        • #2515377

          When will you people ever get it right???

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Mae is NICE!!!

          🙂

        • #2517817

          you got it wrong Tig

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          “Mae is nice DAMMIT!” X-(

          Or as I told her earlier today, I saw a postcard that fit her perfectly. “I’m not mean, you just suck!”

          Now I have to go back to the store, get that, and send it to her! 😀

        • #2517699

          Exactly

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          I AM nice, dammit!!

          And I don’t really care about inflicting physical damage. Emotional damage hurts more and lasts longer..

        • #2517657

          tired of hiding now

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Mae is nice!, Mae is nice! Mae is nice!

          maybe one of these years I will actually convince myself of it. But for now, I will repeat these 3 words several times a day to try to deceive myself of the truth, and fall to the submission attempts

        • #2532801

          Mae:

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          These threads ramble on with everyone missing the point with fantasies of hammers and other weapons and then you just put them right:

          “Emotional damage hurts more and lasts longer…”

          😡

        • #2532729

          Why, thank you..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          I’ve worked very hard to become who I am. 🙂

          Although, and please don’t tell anyone, but the very FEW times I have intentionally hurt someone else, I have regretted it terribly. Even though they thoroughly deserved it, it made me feel bad.

          On the other hand, as I traipse through life, I HAVE accidently trampled a feeling or two.

        • #2532720

          Memories fade but the scars still linger

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Hey, Mae,

          Was that “Tears for Fears” song co-written by you?

        • #2532718

          Dave

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Not staying around

          Yes. Yes it was. I gave up song writing. It just wasn’t NEARLY as fulfilling as working in IT for an automotive supplier. I had to make the change, I needed some glamour in my life.

        • #2516486

          Post th e URL

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to PC Club Aid

          “I’ll leave it with you to decipher the url because I’m not going to be blamed of spamming.”

          Post it. We’re pretty liberal around here on URLs and links. As long as your post is not exclusively about selling something for professional profit, you won’t get tagged as a spammer. If someone does click the “Report as spam” link, a TR staffer reviews the post. He or she has to agree it’s spam before it’s removed.

        • #2516473

          For Tony and Palmetto

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Post th e URL

          Hello Tony, fresh start then? Suits me.
          Of course I understand the privacy issue and agree it is down to personal preference how much one posts about ones self. My particular preference (without posting my mobile number, heavens forbid!) is to be as open as I safely can. I don’t wish to appear illusive. That action once went against me. (See the accringtonweb post I referred to earlier)

          For your benefit Palmetto, and since you asked, the url to my site is http://www.freewareontrial.com
          I am always open to objective criticism and advice. Bear in mind it is due to be updated within the next few hours.

          BTW, how does one get to their private messages? I have had a member pm me. I tried replying the email but it was returned. I’ve scouted around but can’t seem to find the area. Or isn’t there one?

          Regards
          Marc

        • #2516467

          Easiest way

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to For Tony and Palmetto

          Is to click on the alias, that will take you to the people tab. Top right there is a link send a private message.

          If you do PM someone you are giving them an address to contact you direct with. A lot of us tend to use a gash account say a hotmail one, to set up and then you can swap over without disrupting a more critical account, if you accidentally talk to someone disreputable.

          PM is no real use to mass spammers, you may get the odd message from a nigerian offering you the chance to get rich though.
          If you do, just feed it back to TR and they will kill the account that PM’d you.

          You passed another test by enabling it on your account by the way, it’s something else the bad guys don’t do.

          Nice layout on the site by the by way. None of my security add-ons even blinked at it.

          Good to see someone else who can do a design that can work with out 45 add-ons and a big pile of client side execution.

        • #2516463

          After all that

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Easiest way

          The person who emailed me has pm disabled. Which throws me since they have been a member since 2001. No matter.

          I’m glad you like the site Tony. The previous design took some knocks, mainly looks. Which is one reason why I’ve held off what I am calling “Official launch” till May 1st.
          Actually, I build a site to the degree how I like a site, without annoyances and also relatively simple. I’m using html, mainly because I don’t profess to be a professional designer and its all I’ve ever used. But I am about to start a php tutorial with a designer I came across recently.

          Well, best get back to it. I’ve just updated so now I can concentrate on the reviews. Till next time. 🙂

        • #2516459

          Page problem

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to After all that

          There was a problem with the page, hence the reason for duplicate posts. I have no doubt someone will come along to tidy it up???

        • #2516462

          Duplicate post *ignore*

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Easiest way

          The person who emailed me has pm disabled. Which throws me since they have been a member since 2001. No matter.

          I’m glad you like the site Tony. The previous design took some knocks, mainly looks. Which is one reason why I’ve held off what I am calling “Official launch” till May 1st.
          Actually, I build a site to the degree how I like a site, without annoyances and also relatively simple. I’m using html, mainly because I don’t profess to be a professional designer and its all I’ve ever used. But I am about to start a php tutorial with a designer I came across recently.

          Well, best get back to it. I’ve just updated so now I can concentrate on the reviews. Till next time. 🙂

        • #2516414

          Multiple posts

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          In nine of ten cases, when you get a “page not found” error, the fact is that TR really HAS posted your reply. I solve this by opening a new tab and checking the thread. Virtually every time I find that I have successfully posted. What I haven’t successfully done is find the “successful post” page.

          When it happens, simply go to the duplicates and re-title them “duplicate post” and delete the text.

          No one will tidy them, unfortunately. We have the staff trying to build us a spell checker and more emoticons for GG.

        • #2516411

          Also

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          his page problem post and tigs multiple post bring up the: You have reached your maximum message level.

          This seems to happen at the 6th level.

          Question: is there a reason for blocking more than 6 levels other than to protect the advertisements from being overrun?

        • #2516330

          Easter Eggs

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          😀 You mean to say that you didn’t know about those Easter Eggs in the 5th? ?:| JD clued me in about them a long time ago, after Jaquie tried to stick them up _______. :0 (BTW- — oh, never mind.) -d

        • #2516318

          Yes

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          Well now I do know.

          And please put that away, you are scaring me silly.

        • #2516297

          t1k, you’ve passed another milestone!

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          You seem to have had your first encounter with the legendary “TR was unable to display this page” error. It makes new members think their message didn’t get posted, when it actually did. You probably clicked Back and tried to post again (apparently twice).

          Next time you get the error, click Back, then copy the text of your message. Check the topic again and you’ll usually find you message was posted. If it wasn’t you’ve got the message text in your buffer and can post it again.

          Also, if you want to reply to a message on the sixth level, you’ve got to go back to the fifth and reply to it again. Since this can get confusing, it’s best to identify who you are responding to when you have to do this (as I did with this message).

          You missed the “secret access” to the now-defunct “TR Insiders” page (load the page, click New Message, click Back, click Reload, put your left leg in, take your left leg out, put your left leg in, shake it all about).

          Also, if you see members from Louisville, KY, they are often the TR staff. Somewhere there’s a definitive list of who they are and what they’re (ir)responsible for.

        • #2534013

          deepsand – triple post and nav bar

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Duplicate post *ignore*

          Hi Mate,

          I’ll bear your comments in mind. Thanks very much for your thoughts. Hope you got your flat tyre sorted. 🙂

        • #2516461

          Duplicate post 2 *ignore*

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Easiest way

          The person who emailed me has pm disabled. Which throws me since they have been a member since 2001. No matter.

          I’m glad you like the site Tony. The previous design took some knocks, mainly looks. Which is one reason why I’ve held off what I am calling “Official launch” till May 1st.
          Actually, I build a site to the degree how I like a site, without annoyances and also relatively simple. I’m using html, mainly because I don’t profess to be a professional designer and its all I’ve ever used. But I am about to start a php tutorial with a designer I came across recently.

          Well, best get back to it. I’ve just updated so now I can concentrate on the reviews. Till next time. 🙂

        • #2534061

          A “Triple Post” on your first encounter with the TR gemlins.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Duplicate post 2 *ignore*

          Impressive! Stick around a while, and you’ll even high counts; I recently had single post posted 8 times.

          I took a quick look – quick because it’s after 4 am, I stick in the office owing to a flat tire, waiting for the service garage to open, dead tired and with no good place to sleep – at you site, and noticed one thing that I find a bit disconcerting. The navigation menu on the left rail is in a rather narrow scrollable frame; I’d suggest widening it bit so as to eliminate the need for horizontal scrolling.

        • #2516184

          Palmetto (milestone reply)

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Easiest way

          I think I have the hang of it. You are too funny man, re: left leg etc. I thought I was the only person in the world with a sense of humor. You haven’t really seen that side of me yet. I have been keeping myself rather dignified after the run in with the big bad boss man :)Jk.

          Well, onwards and upward. Catch ya ltr 😉

        • #2516347

          Welcome to the neighborhood :D

          by av . ·

          In reply to For Tony and Palmetto

          I hope you don’t take it personally that some members are a bit skeptical of your intentions. We’ve really had a rash of trolls and spammers lately.

          I like the concept of your website because even though you can easily download freeware, there really isn’t a good way to find out if its any good or what the problems are, except to give it a try. It would be a timesaver. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve downloaded freeware that is pure crap. I’ve found some gems too.

          I wish you lots of luck with your venture. It looks like it could be a valuable service.

          AV

        • #2516301

          FWOT intentions

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Welcome to the neighborhood :D

          Thanks for that Av, I do understand of course I do. I’ll try to be brief as it is now late here.
          Since 2000 all I ever wanted to do was to have a software help site. My then wife screwed things up when she ended things and I lost 10 grand. But now I have a new chance. And the real beauty is, I can do it my way.
          I have a passion I can’t kill for doing what I do. Yes its true I want to be paid for what I do. But I’m not into the idea of spamming to get there. I only ever get involved in things that I believe are good for the community and not to detriment of others.

          Once again, I hope to be aroubnd for a long time. Many years if possible. But please understand if I go quiet for a few days at a time as the run up to May 1st approaches. I have a hand full of reviews to cover about products I have been testing for a couple of months. In fact, today I mailed the 1st one to my very first client whom I am hoping to sponsor me, although I will be surprised if he does once he reads the review.

          Anyway, I’ll check in tomorrow. Glad you liked the site and thanks for the advice Tigger, I’ll try doing that tomorrow. 🙂

        • #2515390

          I was just browsing the site and

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to For Tony and Palmetto

          it looks good so far. However there is a typo (I wasnt looking for it, just noticed it). It happened on my own site as well, several times.

          Anyway, in this area
          Kit your Windows PC for Free!
          Continuing the Free theme, we show you how you can have a complete powerful Office alternative to the Microsoft offering. In addition you can replace the over bloated Adobe Photoshop with our Free offering plus many other applications and utilities such as burning softeware, media players and much more.

          Near the end the word software is now softeware.

        • #2517678

          Error fixed

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to I was just browsing the site and

          Thanks for that.
          FYI, the site will be coming down approximately 1 week or so to give me chance to run through it looking for minor errors etc etc.

          Thanks for informing me. 🙂

        • #2526637

          typos…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I was just browsing the site and

          Opening page, Tuesday is spelled Tuesaday.

    • #2516172

      Better now you are no longer Support@

      by now left tr ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      So Hi there!

      One thing however, if you could put my mind at ease!

      Your site looks to be a collection for adverts and pointers to free sites. Ok it is in early stages but it does look like a ‘pay, click & tracker’ site. People Click and you get paid.

      Secondly you request people to enter their personal details yet do not display any means of contact on your site. Personally I would not post such information without some address / tel or even an e-mail address being shown first.

      Why are your contact details so closely guarded?… when a quick WHOIS reveals your yahoo e-mail address and a house / business address??

      SO – Are you “Looking to raise the profile” of TR or “Looking to raise the profile” of your own site?

      If I am incorrect with any off the above or it is not the case – best off luck to you!

      • #2517370

        Maxwell, neilb@ and TechMail

        by the1knight ·

        In reply to Better now you are no longer Support@

        Maxwell, why would I tell you anything about my intentions to someone so suspicious?
        I have a saying. Have faith in those you are not in a position to judge.
        The bible sort of backs me up on that with, “Let him who is without sin throw the first stone.

        neilb@
        A person is entitled to do what they feel is best for them. We feel the move would be better for us. Thats about all there is to it really!

        Techmail, now this one I like.

        Pay, click and transfer? What, where, ugh???? Wait till its finished boyo, then judge my site by its quantity.

        You also said,
        “Secondly you request people to enter their personal details yet do not display any means of contact on your site. Personally I would not post such information without some address / tel or even an e-mail address being shown first.”
        I reply: “Check out my profile and you “should” see my mobile number, if not, 07999 542890. Close your mouth man. And regarding my address, you go first and then be prepared to eat your words. Particularly when I get around to updating our “about us” page.”

        Then you said, “SO – Are you “Looking to raise the profile” of TR or “Looking to raise the profile” of your own site?”
        I reply: “Let me ask you a question to reverse the situation. If you could do good for someone, and in turn shed a good light on youself, ie; show yourself to be genuine. Would you do it?”

        You finished by saying: “If I am incorrect with any off the above or it is not the case – best off luck to you!”
        I reply: “You are, it’s not, thank you.”

        This is my aim, once I’ve made this clear, I don’t expect to have to defend myself again. I aim to run a software review site aimed at helping those who need pointing in the right direction. For that I seek an income, hopefully it will come from induviduals or organizations who are willing to pay to advertise their service or products. These advertisements will not include pop up advertising or any other kind of annoyance. Simple advertising. No click throughs etc. I also offer link backs via a links page to like minded people like myself who do good for others, and FREE advertising for any worthy cause, such as small development teams who do not charge for their wares or deserving charities. For instance, we are looking at sponsoring the Cats protection league. And the perhaps the RSPCA.

        Now, can we please have an end to the focus on me? Tony and Myself have put our differences behind us. And in Tony’s defence, he doesn’t live a million from where I am. Like Tony, I can certainly give as good as I get. I have my own label. If you don’t like the answer I might give you, or won’t expect. Then don’t ask the question.

        On rapping this up, you know I just had a thought. There is no such thing as bad publicity. I’m smiling now!

        • #2517358

          Have faith in those you are not in a position to judge?

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Maxwell, neilb@ and TechMail

          Except for a person as “suspicious” as me, for whom you apparently bend your own rule on occasion.

        • #2517288

          More on sayings.

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Have faith in those you are not in a position to judge?

          There is a well known saying, I speak as I find.”
          My rule is, “I treat as I find!”
          When someone accuses another, without taking the time to get to know that person first? I have to ask myself why that someone would do that? Sometimes, I sit back and think about that for a while. And on occasion, if I feel that person is worth considering..”

        • #2517285

          [i]”When someone accuses another”[/i]?

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to More on sayings.

          Did I accuse you of anything? If so, what was it? If not, what’s your point?

        • #2517278

          Here we go…

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to [i]”When someone accuses another”[/i]?

          Except for a person as “suspicious” as me, for whom you apparently bend your own rule on occasion.

        • #2517275

          Whatever, dude

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          Actually, I thought my initial message to you was respectful, but you chose to reply suggesting I was “suspicious”. I wondered why, and you went on to suggest I “accused” you of something. Well, you’ve just painted yourself as unworthy in my book, as I don’t really care to engage in your games.

          http://tinyurl.com/6wbv

        • #2515687

          I see you’ve met max

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          He’s the captain of the school debate team.

        • #2515682

          Palmetto, I see you’ve met max

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          Its all cool mate 😉

        • #2515647

          Meeting Max….

          by now left tr ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          We all agree 100% that he is the master debater of them all.

          Sorry – could not resist 🙂

        • #2515376

          DE Alert, DE Alert

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          All female peers to attack voraciously!!!

          Steffi???

          GG???

          Anyone???

        • #2517750

          and there was I

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          thinking that Max only played with his Silver Hammer…..

          ;\

          GG

          ]:)

        • #2517738

          Damn You GG!!

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          Everytime someone mentions Maxwell’s hammer I have that song in my head for the next few days. As much as I love it and its a great song after singing it out loud for days (as I find it impossible to keep songs in my head) people tend to start getting annoyed at me 🙁

          Not that I dont mind constantly thinking about Max’s hammer, it’s a very nice hammer he has there 😉

        • #2517694

          Stef! He let you look???!!! ;\

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          GG

          ]:)

        • #2517683

          Um err errr umm

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Here we go…

          oops 😉

        • #2517322

          “A person is entitled to do what they feel is best for them”

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Maxwell, neilb@ and TechMail

          I never said that you were not entitled to do whatever was best for you. However, you leapt upon my little Yorkshire/Lancashire joke at Tony’s expense and expressed in no ambiguous manner your “embarrassment” at “the state of the country” and, obviously from that, embarrassment at being British.

          It’s [b]my[/b] country as well, I would like to point out. Yes, there’s a lot wrong but however will it get put right if people run away.

          To all people who have your attitude, I have no other recourse than to say “Well, go and don’t come back”. I hope that you find the grass to be greener in some insular ex-pat community in one of the Costas – but I doubt it.

          Neil 🙂

        • #2517281

          Politics, nah

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to “A person is entitled to do what they feel is best for them”

          There are people in this world who have suffered far worse than myself. And yourself. More than anyone here in fact, of that I have no doubt. Now my next statement might be tempting at drawing in some controversy. Believe me (or not, matters not) that is not my intention. Indeed you and anyone here could say the following to me..

          Sir, I have been places you have not been. I’ve seen things as a boy and man, that a boy should not see. I went to what some might consider, to be the darkest places that I never want to see again. I gave for my country. But when I ask of it? enough said.

          After I have finished reading these posts tonight, I will get on with writing my reviews and contributing some more to getting my web site the way I want it. In between, I will continue browsing the forum and reading some interesting articles.
          I don’t wish to spend the rest of my time defending myself for decisions I have made for my life. Lord knows, I would never suggest what you should do with your life.

          Assumptions maketh those who assume.

          And remember this, who am I to say that I am right? Who are you also….?

        • #2517271

          An over-inflated sense of your own importance

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Politics, nah

          To a light-hearted post of mine you reply, “My wife and I are embarrassed just to be British, the state of this country. We aren’t hanging around much longer. We are joining the millions who have already moved to Spain.”

          Unless you are prepared to defend such a statement then you surely should not make it.

          However, on consideration, I don’t wish you to defend your decision, I think I want you to go away – from Britain if not from TR.

          “Assumptions maketh those who assume.” Pretentious bollocks.

          Neil

          By the way, the “millions” who’ve moved to Spain is actually closer to 700,000.

        • #2515690

          Defending my statement

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to An over-inflated sense of your own importance

          When I was younger, I was what many might consider to be, a tearaway teenager. My parents where going away on holiday. At the last minute, due to a misunderstanding, I had to change my work/holiday arrangements to look after my younger brother. I couldn’t get my boss on the phone, and so in haste, the day before I was to return to work, I posted a letter through his office door. The next day I was given the sack. In retaliation and without much thought, I took the firms truck and left it parked in a ditch. For my punishment, I received 10 months in borstal.
          What I have just told you is just one incident in my life of many you would not want to know about. I have been no angel for a portion of it that is true.

          Ok I might feel a little bitter, but now let me give you a comparison.
          An immigrant in the area I grew up in set his pitt bull terrier on a five year old girl, for which he received 100 hours community service. I ask the question then, what do I owe my country?

          When I was 15, I was left, yet again when my parents went on holiday, to take care of my 83 year old Grand Mother. The paramedics woke me at 8 in the morning. They had found her lying in blood at the rear of her flat. A 14 year old paper boy had found her. I thank god that was way back in the early 80’s and that the lad was the decent sort. I dread to think what might have been if she had been found by a the type youth of today that might not be so genuine. I’m so glad really that my Gran doesn’t have to put up with the “not so decent” youth of today. And that’s not to say all youth are “not so decent”, but in my opinion, the majority I know aren’t “so decent”.

          My personal thoughts regarding those like yourself who wish to stay is, “my god I commend you.”

          Surely I am entitled to my own opinions and to do what is best for myself and my wife.

          My take on people is based on my own experiences from places I have been. As yours surely are! When it comes to survival? We do what is best for oneself and our nearest and dearest and others come second.

          With respect to yourself, I wish you the very best in your life, and I will do what is best for my life. I simply don’t believe that the best for my life is in this country. The fact that you do is your personal belief. I hope you are right. Truly, I do.

        • #2515707

          Case Rested

          by now left tr ·

          In reply to Maxwell, neilb@ and TechMail

          To Quote Your Last Post:

          ” I aim to run a software review site aimed at helping those who need pointing in the right direction. For that I seek an income, hopefully it will come from induviduals or organizations who are willing to pay to advertise their service or products.”

          How is that different from what I described? Anyway I’m no player hater so as I said…best of luck.

        • #2515685

          How is that different from what I described?

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Case Rested

          Hi TechMail,

          No I doubt you are a player hater.

          This is what I do, I review software. My wife has her income. I came to her with nothing and so I want my own income.

          The difference is, there will be no pay per click or anything remotely like that. Anyone who wishes to advertise on my site, will do so on a flat fee basis or not at all. Yes there will be links to other sites, from reviews, link backs and the like. I’m not aiming to make millions, although that would be nice. 🙂 But I aim to earn a decent crust for an honest days work.

          Anyway, next time you put a bet on a horse, or do the lottery, if indeed you do? Remember, I don’t. lol 😉

        • #2515620

          Good Luck

          by now left tr ·

          In reply to How is that different from what I described?

          Well you answered the questions I had to ask and answered them well enough. The only reason I was probing is the ammount of sites with similar style to yours that have ended up as I described. Best of luck with the site!

        • #2515543

          Sites with sh*te

          by the1knight ·

          In reply to Good Luck

          Yes there are a lot of sites with sh*te out there. I have been around on the www 20 years when the internet was more bulletin boards. Oh them where the days 🙂 I have seen the internet evolve.
          I had no idea my site design would be mistaken in that way. But then, I did ask for input. I plan to take the site down for a week or so before May 1st to give me a little time to make some changes and tweaks, so I will bear your comments in mind.

          In the mean time, I am always open to what people would like to see, so please don’t be afraid to put forward your ideas.

          Regards

          Marc

    • #2517314

      Interesting contacts you have there.

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to Looking to raise the profile

      I wonder…..

      • #2517293

        Well, Watson…

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to Interesting contacts you have there.

        These are much deeper waters than I had thought.

        😀

        • #2517282

          Well, Sherlock…

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Well, Watson…

          Perhaps, but I have no idea what it means.

          (I won’t wonder about it too much, however, but it is interesting…)

        • #2517269

          Good pickup

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Well, Sherlock…

          I didn’t think until after I’d posted whether the “Watson” reference would click with a colonial…

        • #2517267

          And of course, I’d have to say it’s. . . . .

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Good pickup

          …..elementary.

      • #2517287

        I know what happened there, Max

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Interesting contacts you have there.

        An honest mistake. I am aware of the sequence and timing of events. I would have worried otherwise.

        • #2517262

          cloning yourself now?

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I know what happened there, Max

          Since you know all about it, you must be cloning yourself to horde the name….

          Interesting way to become the master tigger, create a few dozen clones and rule them all…

        • #2517258

          Ah, but I AM the Master Tigger!!!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to cloning yourself now?

          I, and only I, of all the pretenders, know just how hot and heavy that costume really is!

          So there! 🙂

        • #2515644

          Did I just hear that correctly?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Ah, but I AM the Master Tigger!!!

          Tig likes it “hot and heavy”?



        • #2515593

          In my younger days

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Did I just hear that correctly?

          It paid well. 🙂

          Of course, I DO require the orange stripey look…

        • #2515534

          You heard it here folks!

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          Tig used to not only like it hot and heavy, but she was well paid for it?

          But only with lots of body paint?

          Wow! What a woman! 😡

        • #2515529

          Well JD, the wonderful thing about Tiggers

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          is that Tiggers are wonderful things!

        • #2515523

          Tiggers – More Detail

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          The wonderful thing about Tiggers
          Is Tiggers are wonderful things
          Their tops are made out of rubber
          Their bottoms are made out of springs
          They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
          Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
          But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
          Is she’s the only one!

        • #2515496

          So now there are more of you.

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          Since you appear to be starting a ‘Cathouse’ of Tiggers, any idea when the Grand Opening is?

        • #2515373

          Of course there are more

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          But I am the best Tigger!

        • #2517667

          So you are the Top Tigger or

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          the Tigger on Top???

        • #2517650

          Kinda depends

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          On who’s asking.

          I’m the BEST Tigger this site has!!!

          I know. I asked me and I agreed! 😀

        • #2532616

          Actually Tig it’s more a matter

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          Of who else you asked and who was too scared to disagree with your question for fear of their lives. :p

          But I have to agree you are the [b]Top Tigger Here.[/b] Now will you please remove the nails from my thumbs that are holding me 3 feet off the floor? [b]PLEASE?[/b] :0

          OH and Steffi remember that the [b]Silver Hammer Man [/b]is after you for all your wicked ways. :8}

          I’m reliably informed that after being warned 3 times to stop singing that song the Germans will [b]Super Glue[/b] your Lips together to shut you up so come on how did that song go [b]Something, something & Val?ry screamed out from the gallery that he must go free. The Judge did not agree[/b]

          Col

        • #2532614

          Actually Col

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          The only bit i keep repeating is about banging, now why i’d have thoughts of banging i dont know 😉

        • #2532611

          yeahright, Steffi….

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          (snazzy ribbon AV, btw!)

          you don’t know why you’re going on about banging?!

          Same reason as me, my dear.

          (Your memory doesn’t go back far enough to remember how to do it……! :p )

          GG

          ]:)

        • #2532610

          OK so you mean something like this?

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          [b]Rose & Val?ry screamed out from the Gallery that he must go free the Judge did not agree and told them so ooooo

          But as the words where leaving his lips a noise came from behind and [/b]

          How’s it go from there?

          Col ]:)

        • #2532606

          BANG! BANG!

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          C’mon you all know the words sing along

          BANG! BANG!

          😉

          Oh and Glad u like GG, Thought I should show my support in the girliest way possible 😀

        • #2532604

          The Lyrics

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          [b]disclaimer[/b]
          The following site is not related to me or you or anyone else for that matter. I don’t endorse it nor do I berate it.

          http://the-beatles.lyrics-songs.com/lyrics/240/

          I would have recited the lyrics myself but then somebody would accuse me of not properly enjoying the 60’s and 70’s because if you did you should have been high and not remembered anything except the title and one sound bite per song.

        • #2532583

          Dave that only applies to children

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to In my younger days

          Those of us who worked through the 60’s remember it very well including the new Road Safety Campaign here [b]Speed Kills.[/b] I’ve never actually quite made the connection between LSD and Road Safety but then again I’m an [b]Old Fart![/b] :0

          Because of the way that you are chasing Steffi around wanting [b]God Only Knows What[/b] you are probably safer claiming not to remember the 60’s as you are acting like a Flower Child. :p

          Ever since you placed her on that Pedestal you haven’t been the same and you don’t even want to play chess anymore so what exactly did you see while you where looking up Steffi’s dress? More importantly what do you think you can get away with, with her? 🙁

          Col ]:)

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