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jedijudy

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Here you go!

This is where we match up helpers and helpees for those times when you don't know what to do for that computing or programing problem, because we have Shipmates who know lots of helpful things!

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Wesley J

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Ooooh, shiny!

And look at all the specs! Centuple core! 1bn TB RAM! 2012 TB HDD! Graphics to show all them New Year fireworks in MegaMultipleHighestEverDefinition!

Welcome, all, and thank you, jj!

[Cool] [Big Grin]

NB. The old thread goes into Oblivion, I hope? - Still useful stuff for reference meseems. Thanks. [Smile]

[ 31. December 2011, 19:48: Message edited by: Wesley J ]

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jedijudy

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Here's a link to the old Geek Revival thread.

You're right, Wesley J. Lots of useful things there!

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Wesley J

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[Overused]

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Evening, comrades.

My ancient laptop (Acer Aspire 5101) has subtly and mysteriously Done Something, and I don't know what it means.

Previously, when the power cable was in the back, the power LED on the front panel glowed green. When it was charging the battery, it glowed orange. When it's about to run out of battery juice, it goes red.

What does blinking orange when the power cable's in mean?

My googlefu seems to indicate that it might mean that the battery's not charging, but I've recently (6 months) replaced the battery, and currently it's on 2h40m charge, from a peak of 3h, which is as good as it gets on the old thing. I'm running the battery down to see if it'll recharge.

But in the meantime, [Confused]

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The Kat in the Hat
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Has anything happened in Windows land that will cause Outlook to stop communicating with my email service provider? It worked fine yesterday, but today keeps asking me to log in, but rejects the password.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Does the Internet work? If not, then your Internet service provider could be down, or your cable modem or hub could be unplugged.

If so, then your ISP's mail server may be down. A call to their support number would verify that. It is also possible that a virus may have changed your password on you.

Can you access e-mail via the Internet? (For example, I use Microsoft Outlook, but I can also log onto e-mail by browsing to my ISP's home page and clicking Mail.)

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The Kat in the Hat
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Must have been a temporary blip, as it's working fine now. The internet was fine, I could access the emails via the web, it was only Outlook that was not happy (and only with that account, the others that I have worked fine). Must have been New Year gremlins.
Thanks anyway.

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Jengie Jon

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Right, I am really making sure this does not exist. I am looking for an app/programme in Windows 7 that will do the following simple thing.

When a folder is opened in Window explorer along with the usual view there is also opened a space for writing notes. These notes are preserved between times the folder is open and only open when that folder opens.

Its for my thesis, all sections of chapters have their own folder, in these I end up with several files (different draft versions, copies from different proof readers and also sometimes a section is taken out to be redrafted). I am finding it increasingly needful that I keep notes so I know what is going on in each folder. I have a program that will attach notes to folders but I have to remember to open the notes, and I am good at not doing htat and therefore not updating the notes.

Jengie

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Talitha
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How about the other way round: a note-taking program that also displays your files?

I think Microsoft OneNote does this. You could have a notebook page for each section of your thesis, and the page would contain your notes, plus links to each of the related files, which you could open from inside it, like you could from in Explorer. Your files are still in the same place on disk, but you work from within OneNote rather than Explorer. It comes with recent versions of Office - or you can probably get free equivalents.

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Jengie Jon

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Not really that means I need to start up One Note to make the notes or to see what notes are made. Also as well as write and edit the files I have to tell one note about them.

The current note making system is easier as is the old fashioned have a note file in every folder approach.

Easy is important, I need to make it as easy and obvious as possible to reduce the chances I won't ignore this file, Oh I have lots of files in a folder before I have the final piece written.

Jengie

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I have a Word document that I want to put some pictures in. I can insert the pictures, but how do I make the text flow round them, e.g. so the picture takes up one side of the page and the text continues down the other side?

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Right click on the image and you will have a list of options. These vary depending on which version of Word you have, but one of them should say something like "position" or "format", and in one of those you'll have options to make the text go in front, behind, to the side, etc. Hope that helps.

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Sparrow
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Thanks, that worked!

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Becoming extremely baffled here, so if I am lucky, one of you good people can tell me what I am missing.

Fact: Approximately once a week, my computer loses its ability to connect to the internet. It spouts an error message about not being able to get a DNS address.

Fact: I live in a house with many computers, and connect through a router. This issue never affects any computer besides my computer and Bullfrog's computer.

Fact: We always eventually solve the issue by turning off my computer, the computer with the router/modem attached, and the modem.

Fact: I have tried putting in 192.168.1.1 instead of getting my DNS address automatically, but that did not help.

Theories: Is my computer trying to get a DNS address directly instead of getting it from the modem as is appropriate? I'm not sure if that's really how things work though, or sure how it helps if that is what's happening.

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monkeylizard

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DNS is "Domain Name Service". It's what resolves the computer names to the IP address number. So "GwaisSuperAwesomePC" can be translated on your home network to 192.168.1.4 or whatever its IP address is.

Within your home on your own network, all the devices get an IP address from the router, not the modem. If the router assigns the same number to 2 or more devices, you'll get weird errors like what you're seeing.

Addresses for the devices in your home can either be assigned dynamically or be static.

Dynamic means the router hands them out as needed. Static means that you tell the router which devices will use which numbers, then tell those devices to use those numbers.

I'm going to guess that you use dynamic, as that's what most use. The conflicts happen when a device has received a number before, but doesn't check with the router to see if it needs a new one. So it keeps using 192.168.1.5 when that number has also been given to your shiny new iPhone.

The router is usually 192.168.1.1 so don't use that for anything else. In your router admin page, you may have a place for Static IPs. If you do, then you can assign one to your PC. The router will no longer pass that number out. then you have to change your TCP/IP network settings in Windows (don't know about Mac) to use that static IP address.

Another quick trick that will sometimes solve this without the need for static IPs is to refresh your ip address with the IPCONFIG command.

Open a command prompt (DOS window) by choosing "Run" from the Windows/Start menu and typing in "cmd" without the quotes.

Once you have the command prompt, you can type in "ipconfig" and press enter. This will show your current settings. "ipconfig /all" will show more details.

"ipconfig /renew" will force your PC to drop its IP address and go get a new one from the router. I'd try this first.

[ 11. January 2012, 18:10: Message edited by: monkeylizard ]

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Eutychus
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I am not an expert, still less on routers, but I've had what sounds like similar experience.

Are you running more than one OS?

We have had similar problems, which were a lot worse when we had a one computer running Vista alongside another running XP. We now run Windows 7 and XP concurrently and don't have (too many) problems. The computers all run off the same wifi but they are not networked together. The issue was usually solved by asking for a new IP address (or switching to our other wifi network for a while - we run two!).

[x-post with monkeylizard who sounds like he knows a lot more about this than me]

[ 11. January 2012, 18:14: Message edited by: Eutychus ]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by monkeylizard:
"ipconfig /renew" will force your PC to drop its IP address and go get a new one from the router.

But there's nothing to stop the router from giving the PC the same address it just dropped.

"ipconfig /release" will release the old IP address. Then, if you pull the plug on the PC, thus forcing an "ungraceful" shutdown, and then plug it back in and boot it back up, it will truly get a new IP address from the router.

I wonder if you don't have more devices on your network than the router has available IP addresses to give out.

Also, you can't have more than one DNS server on a network. Is it possible that you recently installed a new device that is also acting as a DNS server, in addition to your router?

[ 11. January 2012, 20:33: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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monkeylizard

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
But there's nothing to stop the router from giving the PC the same address it just dropped.

That's true. It would be nice if you could do "ipconfig /release" on every device connected and force them all to get new ones, but I doubt every device is a Windows PC/laptop.

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You could try assigning the PC a fixed IP address from the router.

I have a network server (198.168.1.50)and another PC (192.168.1.2) that I need to keep the same address and my Netgear router provides a simple way to do that.

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Gwai
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Thanks for the advice all! I tried a fixed address with no avail. I will try with larger numbers though in case I was picking one that someone already had.

Other possibly relevant facts include that it only started a few weeks ago although we moved in almost a year ago.

As far as I know, Bullfrog and I are probably the only ones I know running Vista. Other housemates are running other OSes.

Oddly enough I don't have the rights to release my ip, but I can renew it at least. (Particularly bizarre since I have admin rights.)

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Amorya

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Try giving your computer a manual DNS server address of 8.8.8.8 or 4.2.2.1. (The former is Google's DNS server, can't remember who runs the latter.)
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Gwai, you may need to run an elevated command prompt to release the IP, even with admin rights (type "cmd" into the search box, and wait for the icon to appear, right-click and choose "Run as administrator") - sometimes and admin isn't always an admin. Not sure if it applies in Vista, because we refused to supply/support it, but it does in 7.

The other thing that's worth checking is that nothing's nobbled your browser and told it to use a proxy. If you're using Internet Explorer, it's in the Internet Options, Connects, LAN Settings. Some malware tries to run your browser through a compromised proxy.

You should be able to look at the DHCP table on the router to find a free IP address (and/or simply choose an address outside of the pool the router allocates) assuming you have the login details for the router.

Finally, when you do lose t'Interweb, start a command prompt and try to ping a known Internet IP (e.g. ping 8.8.8.8) and see if you get replies. If you don't, try to ping the router (gateway) IP address of your network. That way you can work out whether you're losing:

- just DNS
- the ability to get through the router
- or the entire networking facility

That helps with the wider diagnosis.

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Also, you can't have more than one DNS server on a network. Is it possible that you recently installed a new device that is also acting as a DNS server, in addition to your router?

<Panto> OH YES YOU CAN!

You can't have more than one DHCP server on a network (and even that's kind of a lie) but you can have lots of different DNS servers, although they ought to be configured in a hierarchy so they co-operate with each other.

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It's a long shot, but...

My iPad 2 64 gb WiFi can "see" my computer via WiFi and will sync wirelessly.
So the WiFi is switched on, and is working.

So why won't it connect wirelessly to the Internet/go on-line? It ought to do it automatically, but Safari, Facebook and email all say that it is not connected. It is supposed to connect to known networks automatically....

I have checked my email address etc...and I don't think I have done anything untoward.

I have tried switching it off, and on again.

There must be a simple solution, and I am just not "seeing" it.

Any ideas? Please?

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Snags:
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Also, you can't have more than one DNS server on a network.

OH YES YOU CAN!

You can't have more than one DHCP server on a network.

Yes, you're right. Silly old Miss Amanda can never keep acronyms straight in her head.

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Gwai,

Something to consider when configuring is your ISP. Some providers require your routers and computers to be set to dynamic rather than static. Especially true of cable.

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St. E,

What is your Internet connection? Is it wireless? You likely need to connect to the router, not the computer.

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Amorya

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quote:
Originally posted by St Everild:
It's a long shot, but...

My iPad 2 64 gb WiFi can "see" my computer via WiFi and will sync wirelessly.
So the WiFi is switched on, and is working.

So why won't it connect wirelessly to the Internet/go on-line? It ought to do it automatically, but Safari, Facebook and email all say that it is not connected. It is supposed to connect to known networks automatically....

I have checked my email address etc...and I don't think I have done anything untoward.

I have tried switching it off, and on again.

There must be a simple solution, and I am just not "seeing" it.

Any ideas? Please?

Firstly, is the little wifi icon in the status bar showing up? (Gotta start with the basics.)

Are you connecting it to a home wifi network, or are you connecting it directly to a computer by having the computer create its own wifi network? If the former, can any of the computers in your house use the same wifi network to use the internet? I'm not sure what the precise problem is, but that's the first thing to check.

If, however, you're creating a network from the computer, be aware that most operating systems have two separate ways to do this, and only one of them will get you the internet. On Mac OS X (the one I have most experience with), you can either choose "Create Network…" from the wifi menu, or you can go into System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing.

It is only the second one of these that will get you internet access on your iPad: if you just do the "Create Network…" method, you'll get the symptoms you're experiencing, where the iPad can sync but not access the web.

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Gwai,

Something to consider when configuring is your ISP. Some providers require your routers and computers to be set to dynamic rather than static. Especially true of cable.

The router needs to get its external IP address dynamically from the ISP. However, each device connected to the router would get its internal IP address from the router, not the ISP. So in theory it shouldn't matter whether the router is handing out dynamic addresses or if the devices are configured with static addresses.

Since this sounds like a network with a relatively large number of devices connected, especially for a home network, I still would suspect that the router has simply run out of available addresses. My router, for example, can provide 99 addresses, but Gwai's may be configured to provide far fewer (perhaps this can be changed).

[ 13. January 2012, 22:15: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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So my plan was to turn off JavaScript on IEX and leave it on for Firefox.

For IEX9, I have followed tutorials in two languages, and none of them work. The options are not always the same on my French version of IEX as in the UK versions, but even a tutorial on the identical French version doesn't work (or at least, when I try to access Wikipedia today via IEX9 after supposedly disabling JavaScript, it's still blacked out).

I presume enabling JavaScript is browser-specific (ie I can have it enabled in one browser, Firefox, and not the other, IEX?). Am I just not turning off enough options?

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lilBuddha
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Fairly sure it is browser specific.
I go one step further and run an addon to Firefox called NoScript. This blocks all scripts from running in Firefox unless individually allowed. A pain at times, but safer. You would not believe The amount of scripts, and nested scripts, running on some websites.

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What sort of functionality does one lose by turning all scripts off anyway? And does your add-on enable you to allow scripts on a case-by-case basis?

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Everything between all function ( in the case of flash based sites, to the adverts not appearing.
Yes, you can allow on a case by case basis. And you can allow them for your current browser session only.

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Thanks, I'll have to give it a try, although I suspect that by the time I get around to playing with it the immediate need will have passed...

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(turns out easier solution was stopping the page loading before the javascript kicked in)

Now either a really dumb question or a really dumb feature:

Is there a way in Windows 7 to sort the bin solely by date of deletion?

I can't persuade it not to sort first by file type, which is maddening. Can anyone else?

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lilBuddha
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Eutychus,

In Windows Explorer, there is a sort by and a group by. Probably need both set to display the same way.

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I can't see these options in my bin. Clicking on "file type" sorts the bin into alphabetical file types. Clicking on "date" only sorts within those groups. There is a left-click option to collapse the file type groups and a right-click option that says "delete", but it isn't clear if this deletes the group or all the documents in it.

The bin is the only one of my Windows folders to display arranged by type in this way. In all the others files are displayed, by default, by file name, irrespective of type, and I can toggle sorting for all the usual categories.

[Confused]

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lilBuddha
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Alright, try this.
There should be a small button on the upper right of your recycle bin window. Click on it to cycle through the various view modes until the Details view appears. Go to this link to see what I am attempting to explain. Or right click on a blank space in the window and click on View then select Details.
Or, in the upper left, click on View then details.
No matter how you have your Windows Explorer set, one of these should get you there.

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Here's a screenshot of my own (yours is not actually visible without a password!).

I have the window set to "Details" view. But it's still impossible to sort by date of deletion before file type. I have collapsed most of the file type groups for the sake of the screenshot, but of course this means you can't see the deleted files in these groups.

If you know what file type you are looking for, I suppose this is just about bearable, but if you're simply looking for a file you might have deleted in the last couple of days and for which you're not sure of the type, it's maddening. In particular, folders containing files count as a whole different group... so can I turn this "group" thing off somehow? I can't see where.

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One thing that might help is to turn the menubar on. To do this click on Organiser, go to Layout then click to show the Menu Bar. then click view and you should see Group by as well as Sort by. Make certain both are set to date deleted.

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I have a couple of questions related to acquiring a website.

I think I've figured out how to register a domain name. Am I right in thinking that the next thing to look for is a web host? If so, who are the good ones?

Finally, I've seen some good reviews of the (free) web design software KompoZer. Does anyone have any experience / reviews / tips relating to it?

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quote:
Originally posted by Adeodatus:
I think I've figured out how to register a domain name. Am I right in thinking that the next thing to look for is a web host? If so, who are the good ones?

Not sure about the other questions, but it's a good idea to rent your domain name from someone other than your web hosting provider.

This may make it a little trickier to get the one to point to the other but both parties were very helpful when I did it. The advantage is that you can then change one without compromising the other.

I'm not sure about their web hosting, but I've found Rackspace to be relatively inexpensive and very, round-the-clock helpful (via chat interface) for e-mail hosting, and I know they do web hosting as well.

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After bad experience with others I went to Zen and been happy with them ever since, although they are not the cheapest. They are also a Manchester firm.

Jengie

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
One thing that might help is to turn the menubar on. To do this click on Organiser, go to Layout then click to show the Menu Bar. then click view and you should see Group by as well as Sort by. Make certain both are set to date deleted.

Thanks. That was it [Cool]

[ 02. February 2012, 20:19: Message edited by: Eutychus ]

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Drifting Star

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quote:
Originally posted by Adeodatus:
I have a couple of questions related to acquiring a website.

I think I've figured out how to register a domain name. Am I right in thinking that the next thing to look for is a web host? If so, who are the good ones?

I can't speak highly enough of Dataflame. I've been with them for a good few years. Their customer service is excellent, and they're really helpful even when the problem is yours and not theirs. I have my domain names through them too, which does make life easier.

[ 02. February 2012, 20:46: Message edited by: Drifting Star ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Drifting Star:
[...] I have my domain names through them too, which does make life easier.

And which means your name and contact details don't show up in Whois? (I'd find that essential if I had my own domain.)

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Yes they do (or on Nominet for most of mine, being .uk ones) - it's mine just as much as if I'd got it somewhere else, so I'm the registrant.

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Forgot to say that you can get your details removed as long as you're a 'non-trading individual'.

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quote:
Originally posted by Drifting Star:
Forgot to say that you can get your details removed as long as you're a 'non-trading individual'.

Excellent news. Listing your details is a spam magnet. Will enquire. [Smile]

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