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New features today

By sMoRTy71 ·
Just a quick note to let you know that we have rolled out 3 new features today:

1. Username search on the People page
Now you can search for specific users by username in addition to interest and technology.

2. Posts from my Contacts
From the Contacts, People and Profile pages, you can access the new Posts from my Contacts page that shows posts (both TQ&A and Discussions) from members of your Contacts list for the past 3 days.

You can also see someone else's list.

3. Who counts me as a Contact?
From the Contacts, People and Profile pages, you can see who has you on their Contacts list.

As with the PFMC feature, you can see someone else's list.

As always, please let us know what you think. And let us know if you anything breaks.


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Right ON!!!!

by Oz_Media In reply to New features today

Well done lads!

1) Fantastic, I;ll sheck it out next

2) Sounds a little redundant, but again, I'll have to have another look.

3) You read my mind, I was just thinking of that a few days ago, I didn't notice it had been requested though so I figured I may be a lone soldier on that one. Great idea!!

Thanks so much for the new toys!

Did you notice the movers@la are back again, theyve spammed a bunch of posts, you should send them your advertising rates, or a bill.

EDIT: OKAY, I've checked it all out, played the link clicky thingy back and forth and can only say, it is a brilliant work of art! It's SO well done and SO interesting and SO useful.

Even the color scheme and general page layout is really looking good, now that it is more useful and populated.

Guess YOU'RE gonna win next years Geek contest now! (no big deal, you'll never get anything for it! )

You have definitely topped yourselves here, kudos!

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by house In reply to New features today

...but now I know - nobody loves me.

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Sounds Great

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to New features today

What a great idea!!!!!!!!

Now if only I could have got on when this was being deployed and not some 36 hours latter.

Col ]:)

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Well you are 19 hours ahead

by Oz_Media In reply to Sounds Great

So technically you only waited 17 hours after it was deployed. Or at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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New features

by Oz_Media In reply to New features today

Hey Smortly I know you are tryig hard but you continually post that you have added new features.

So I go to you post and see that same mug staring back at me.

Perhaps you should just accept that you are who you are and you will ALWAYS look the same.

Sorry, it's one of those no sleep days for me.

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Looks Good

by willcomp In reply to New features today

So far I like the changes. Much more convenient, and looks purty (for those outside the USofA that's Southern for pretty) too.


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Extra Spam

by BFilmFan In reply to New features today

Is the extra spam that is coming to mailbox a new feature also?

One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

From: agoworine@...
Dear Friend,

I am Barrister BAYO AGOWORINE, a solicitor at law. I am the personal
attorney to Mr. MARK CRANE, who used to work with Oil Development

On the 4th of May 2002, my client, his wife and their only daughter
involved in a planecrash. All occupants of the plane unfortunately lost
there lives.

The following websites could be referenced:

Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate
any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to look for any
body who will be willing to assist me in recovering the fund valued at
US12.5 million
left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared
onserviceable by the finance house where this huge amount were deposited.

The said finance house has issued me a notice to provide the next of
kin or have the deposited consignment confisicated within the next twenty
one official working days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating
the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as
the next of kin to the deceased hence I have all the legal document to
back you up for the claim, so that the proceeds of this consignment can
be released to you.

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then
discuss on how we can sharing the funds when it gets to your
account. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to
back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest
cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please you may reply to my alternative e-mail address:
( )

Best Regards

NB: You are to forward to me the following...



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by Oz_Media In reply to Extra Spam

Don't like the look of that at all. Nope, no sir, don't like it one bit! That's straight through peer mail!

Maybe they need to add some kind of confirmation step to the contact process, even one of those random generated graphics with numbers you have to manually read off and enter to authenticate yourself as a human.

Romnation uses one, simple, easy, not bothersome and probably effective for them I am sure.

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We're working on a fix now

by sMoRTy71 In reply to OH NOOOOOOO!!!!

It looks like someone is using a script to cycle through all possible user ids and then send peer mail to those who have allowed it.

We are working on a fix that will limit the amount of peer mail that anyone can send in a given time period. We're thinking something like 10 per day.

Does that sound like it might work? Is 10 too much or not enough?


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I'd rather not get 10 a day

by Oz_Media In reply to We're working on a fix no ...

I get 3 or 4 now, mainly questions people are asking other than in Tech Q&A. One guy I VERY poliitely explained I had no answer and he would be best off in Tech Q&A, but I got a second and thord email with follow up questions.

This isn't spam, but I don't expect 10 peer mails a day from anyone, nor would I want them. Usually after ONE peer mail it moves to my online account as the address is shown now.

Can you not add a VERY simple step taht some other sites use. They print a graphic with 4 numbers that have to manually be entered before the submit can be used. It only takes a second and it seems to work as no BOTS or spiders can read....yet. I have never been deterred from using a site that has had ths system and it is really effortless, especially considering the benefits.

As I mentioned before, ROMNATION uses it on their download pages for ROMS. They actually don't have a bad site, no pop-ups and crap just a good working system.

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