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Sir Kevin
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Is thecafe server asleep? I cannotget in

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Sir Kevin
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and when I was there fiteen miutes ago (after 2 GMT) it booted of two shipmates - one in US and one in UK, so I logged out! [Frown] [Confused]

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Annie P

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ok, have annoying problem with my browser, and I don't know how to get rid of it, but it's really starting to do my head in.

Basically I've got this extra tool bar which keeps popping up. If I close it, it re appears every time I change a page/ refresh ect. It's called "eaygbstmidb". I've tried searching through all my files (including hidden ones) and I can't seem to find it. Don't know where it's latched on to my browser, but I would really like to be rid of it, once and for all.

Is there anyone who can help me? It's got worse (like it never goes away) since Tigglet cleaned up my machine from spy ware... (I'm sure it's not his fault though!)

thanks Annie

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ChrisT

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I can't find anything about "eaygbstmidb" online, are you sure you've got the name right? If it is a toolbar built into your browse then it has to be an installed program. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and see if its there/ Highlight it and remove. Be careful not to remove anything important from your machine.

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Annie P

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Thanks Chris, I had a look, but couldn't see anything which linked the tool bar to a program. I double checked the spelling, and it's right.

Ho hum, will keep thinking and trying to see if there is anything else I can do.

Annie goes and does a search again....

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Nightlamp
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Annie day you may find spybot a free Tool helpful in dealing with this problem.

[ 26. August 2003, 00:34: Message edited by: Nightlamp ]

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I don't know what you are talking about so it couldn't have been that important- Nightlamp

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Ariel
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My computer seems to slow down noticeably when connected to the internet. It's only happened over the past three days, but at such times the mouse moves so slowly that it jerks across the screen. The CPU is apparently using 100% of its power, and massive amounts of bytes are exchanged and received. I can even hear the computer straining to go up a gear. As soon as I disconnect the problem stops.

My first thought was that I am being hacked. I've got a firewall up and an up to date virus scanner (25 August) but can find nothing wrong. Have I just got a dodgy connection/ISP, ir is there something more sinister going on? Any advice would be welcome. It's a 56K modem and has been slow in the past but nothing like this.

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Nightlamp
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Try using the spybot above you might have something unwanted on your computer.

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I don't know what you are talking about so it couldn't have been that important- Nightlamp

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Ariel
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I do. It's called W31/Nachi-A and it's infecting dllhost.exe and my virus software cannot remove it and says that access to this file is denied. Now what do I do??

[Help]

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Annie P

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Thanks Nightlamp. It has indeed cleaned up my system, but the annoying tool bar still remains.

Oh well, I don't think I'll be able to get rid of it, although now I feel a little bit more secure than I did!

Any other thoughts gratefully received.

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Ariel
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Right, I think I'm finally clean, but that was suitably hair-raising. I didn't get the error messages and constant reboots you are supposed to have, just increasing slowness. Be warned, you may have a virus lurking without knowing it.
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Nightlamp
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When the the thing was removed did spybot give you a name for it? If so do a google on it. If that fails put the name here and i will look through some of the websites I know.

Ariel this web page explains it and directs you to a tool that removes this worm with no pain.

It is the anti Blast worm.

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I don't know what you are talking about so it couldn't have been that important- Nightlamp

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Ariel
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Thanks Nightlamp. I spoke to someone at Sophos antivirus and he talked me through what to do so am OK for now I hope.
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QLib

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I know the internet is a bit tiresome at the moment but, with some delay, I've been able to access everything on the ship except Fiddleback's "Bottom Inspector" thread. Is it me or (more likely) is it Fiddleback? - or what?

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QLib

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Got it now - at third log-in and 20th attempt.
It was worth the trouble. [Smile]

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Pheonix

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To get rid of the nachi worm if still got it then try stinger from mcafee. It does the job a treat [Smile]

Just make sure you then go to microsoft and download patch ms03-026 to plug the hole and then run stinger again to make sure it hasn't got back in..

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Nightlamp
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Annie P may well have Xupiter which is very nasty and spy-bot gets rid of most versions of it. If that doesn't then a search around for either Ad aware 6 or spyware scanner and they may do the trick.

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Annie P

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I've managed to do it! Was a little more simple than I thought. The tool bar had a search function, so I went to the site where the search engine lived and got an uninstall program from there.

Thanks for all your help, I've now got spy bot on my pc, and using it. I feel a little more secure now than I did, and the number of pop ups has dramatically decreased.

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snowgoose

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quote:
Originally posted by Nightlamp:
Annie P may well have Xupiter which is very nasty and spy-bot gets rid of most versions of it. If that doesn't then a search around for either Ad aware 6 or spyware scanner and they may do the trick.

Ack! I had the devil's own time with Xupiter. I would remove it and it would sneak back in. It's gone at the moment, but thanks for the info about spybot.

[If I could type I'd be dangerous]

[ 29. August 2003, 18:29: Message edited by: snowgoose ]

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Nightlamp
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Annie P don't be so certain as this web page suggests it doesn't really go it just hides.
Do a google on spyware and Lop.com anyway this might work but I have never tried it.

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jlg

What is this place?
Why am I here?
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This isn't a Ship technical question, but this thread needs to be bumped, so I'll ask it here.

On MW, this was posted . Aside from the OP question, it made me wonder what, if any, requirements must be met in order to qualify for a dot.org domain name as opposed to dot.com or whatever.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who tends to assume that dot.org indicates at least a reasonable expectation that the website is owned by someone with an IRS non-profit status of some sort.

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quote:
Originally posted by jlg:
This isn't a Ship technical question, but this thread needs to be bumped, so I'll ask it here.

On MW, this was posted . Aside from the OP question, it made me wonder what, if any, requirements must be met in order to qualify for a dot.org domain name as opposed to dot.com or whatever.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who tends to assume that dot.org indicates at least a reasonable expectation that the website is owned by someone with an IRS non-profit status of some sort.

.org is pretty loose. I've seen it from government or non-governmental agencies to individual vanity/parody sites.

"show [the registrar] the money" seems to be the driving principle.

Charlotte (aka Amazing Grace)

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ChrisT

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Amazing Grace is correct, there is no constraints on who can have a .org domain, just like there isn't for .com or .net. An individual countries naming organisation may have legal hoops to jump through for some of their own domain extension. For example, in the UK, if you want a .ltd.uk domain name the address HAS to be the registered company name. Obviously there are pretty strict constraints for .nhs.uk, .gov.uk etc.

I'm not sure, although I guess there won't be any limits on .info .biz names. Perhaps .tv as well.

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jlg

What is this place?
Why am I here?
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Thanks!
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chukovsky

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I tried to register myfamilyname.net.uk and the domain name sellers (whatever they are called) wouldn't let me have it, even though I was going to be running my family website, so in some way could be construed as an internet service provider*.

This despite the fact that all kinds of people - including the organic food company I get vegetables from - use .net addresses.

I ended up going with myfamilynames.org.uk so that the website is for "multiple members of my family" or possibly "belonging to member(s) of my family". But GRRR.


*"service" loosely defined.

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Jonah the Whale

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quote:
Originally posted by ChrisT:
Perhaps .tv as well.

I think .tv is the country extension for the island nation of tuvalu. I suppose they are free to sell address to whom they choose, and I can imagine it could easily be one of their major exports. Or am I getting mixed up with .nu from Nauru, or .co from Colombia?

JtW

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Paul W.

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quote:
Originally posted by chukovsky:
I tried to register myfamilyname.net.uk and the domain name sellers (whatever they are called) wouldn't let me have it, even though I was going to be running my family website, so in some way could be construed as an internet service provider*.

This despite the fact that all kinds of people - including the organic food company I get vegetables from - use .net addresses.

I ended up going with myfamilynames.org.uk so that the website is for "multiple members of my family" or possibly "belonging to member(s) of my family". But GRRR.


*"service" loosely defined.

.net addresses are not administered by the same company as .net.uk. The uk version, run by Nominet, has fairly strict rules about who can and cannot get one of these domains. Whoever looks after the .net domains (Verisign?) has a different, and probably much looser, set of rules.

The full Nominet rules for .net.uk can be found
here.

Although there are suggested guidelines for who .org.uk and .co.uk are intended for, there aren't any actual restrictions on who can have them.

Paul W

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Tumbleweed
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I was wondering if anyone here might be able to give me some insight into the origin of a couple of messages that ended up in my Hotmail account.
One read:
quote:

From "Internet Message Delivery Service" <webservice@bigfoot.com>
To "Network Client" <recipient@smtpdomain.com
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 12:56:27 -400

I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
Undelivered to <name>@bigfoot.com
Message follows:

(I deleted the name for this post)

Then blankness. It actually came as a .txt attachment. (No virus. I scanned it.)

The other was the same except for a different domain server and undeliverable-to address.

I am absolutely sure I did not send an e-mail to either address. I rarely send anything from that account. I mostly just use it to read (not post to) a couple of lists that I'm on.

The reason this bothers me is that a few weeks ago I got a couple of spams in another account (non-hotmail). Both come with @microsoft.com addresses with attachments. One of them with the subject line "Use this patch immediately!" read:
quote:

From Microsoft <security@microsoft.com>

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!

And came with the attachment:
patch.exe

(I won't even bother listing all the obvious clues that told me right off the bat that this was not what it claimed to be. )
When I Googled the addresses I found them listed on various microsoft.com Web pages. I assumed idiot virus spreaders had figured out how to make their virus-spreading e-mails appear to come from microsoft.

What I'm wondering about the bounced e-mails that turned up in my hotmail account is if the idiot virus spreaders have now started picking up hotmail addresses and delivering virus e-mails "from" hotmail users.
I've been thinking about pulling the plug on that account anyway (just because I don't care much for Microsoft) but if that's what is going on I am definitely saying goodbye to it.

Any one know if that's what might be going on?

Oh, and can anyone recommend any good, free e-mail sites? I already have a yahoo account.

Thanks.

ie

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Erin
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What has most likely happened...

1. Someone has a page in their browser cache with your e-mail address on it, or you're in someone's address book.

2. Said someone has picked up a virus or worm.

3. The virus or worm has sent out copies and pulled your address from the cache/address book and slapped that in the sender field.

4. The ISP of the recipients has scanned the e-mail and found a virus or worm.

5. The ISP removes the worm and bounces the mail back to the address listed as sender.

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quote:
Originally posted by Islandexile:
I was wondering if anyone here might be able to give me some insight into the origin of a couple of messages that ended up in my Hotmail account.
One read:
quote:

From "Internet Message Delivery Service" <webservice@bigfoot.com>
To "Network Client" <recipient@smtpdomain.com
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 12:56:27 -400

I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
Undelivered to <name>@bigfoot.com
Message follows:

(I deleted the name for this post)

Then blankness. It actually came as a .txt attachment. (No virus. I scanned it.)

The other was the same except for a different domain server and undeliverable-to address.

I am absolutely sure I did not send an e-mail to either address. I rarely send anything from that account. I mostly just use it to read (not post to) a couple of lists that I'm on.

The reason this bothers me is that a few weeks ago I got a couple of spams in another account (non-hotmail). Both come with @microsoft.com addresses with attachments. One of them with the subject line "Use this patch immediately!" read:
quote:

From Microsoft <security@microsoft.com>

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!

And came with the attachment:
patch.exe

(I won't even bother listing all the obvious clues that told me right off the bat that this was not what it claimed to be. )

When I Googled the addresses I found them listed on various microsoft.com Web pages. I assumed idiot virus spreaders had figured out how to make their virus-spreading e-mails appear to come from microsoft.

What I'm wondering about the bounced e-mails that turned up in my hotmail account is if the idiot virus spreaders have now started picking up hotmail addresses and delivering virus e-mails "from" hotmail users.
I've been thinking about pulling the plug on that account anyway (just because I don't care much for Microsoft) but if that's what is going on I am definitely saying goodbye to it.

Any one know if that's what might be going on?

ie

Many viruses now morph "from" addresses. In other words, instead of merely scanning the hapless victim's drives for addys in address books and cached website "email to" tags, one of them gets the (dis)honor of being the putative sender. This is only slightly more complicated than faking a microsoft.com return address.

So bounce messages to messages you didn't actually send are quite common these days (since the harvested addresses will no doubt contain something malformed or "no longer in service"), as are autoresponse notices to viruses you didn't send (poor stupid mail/virus gateway isn't smart enough to read the headers and parse the IP to figure out where it REALLY came from).

The current Swen/Gibe worm floating around does have a bunch of fake NDRs associated with it.

Hotmail may be a bit more up for it than some others since it's a big service (thus a "liberated" account name has a better chance of working) but the last time a spammer tried bouncing a run off one of my smtp servers, the junque was prettily evenly divvied up among msn, yahoo, hotmail, and aol fake "from" addresses.

Charlotte (aka Amazing Grace)

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Tumbleweed
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Charlotte (aka Amazing Grace) -

Thanks. I suspected it was something along those lines. The idea that people out there are getting spam/viruses "from" me really ticks me off. But I susppose that's life on the Internet.

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ken
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quote:
Originally posted by Islandexile:
The idea that people out there are getting spam/viruses "from" me really ticks me off. But I susppose that's life on the Internet.

Its life off the Internet as well. If I write a rude letter, sign it from you, and post it, on the face of it it will seem to come from you.

Same thing.

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Chapelhead*

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Apologies if this has alredy been covered elsewhere (I have looked, honest).

I used to be registered with the Ship with e-mail address X.

Then I changed it to Y.

Now I want to change it back to X, but I can't as the system thinks that the address is already in use by someone.

Is there a way round this?

Many thanks.

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ChrisT

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This is one for Erin, methinks. The only thing I can suggest is you leave it a few days before changing it back to Y, although I guess you probably already have.

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Erin
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Chapelhead: did you use it for your Nativity Play registration?

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
Chapelhead: did you use it for your Nativity Play registration?

Almost certainly.

I also used it when I originally signed up with the Ship. It hasn't been used for many months, however.

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Erin
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We temporarily disabled the unique e-mail address requirement for the Nativity Play registrations. We reenabled it shortly after. So now it's in the system on the Nativity Play ID and the board won't let you reuse it.

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That's OK, it isn't a big issue.

Thanks for looking at the problem.

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Erin
Meaner than Godzilla
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Send me the e-mail addresses that you want to use for each account and I'll change them.

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Chapelhead*

Ship’s Photographer
# 1143

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
Send me the e-mail addresses that you want to use for each account and I'll change them.

As ever, you're a star.

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Ariel
Shipmate
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Nightlamp, I finally sorted the index.dat and history files thing with something called 4t Explorer Sweeper which will work with XP as well as other versions. (It's a 30 day trial version so I haven't linked to it.) Thanks for all your advice.

I have also discovered that Spider will not work on IE 6.

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Anselm
Shipmate
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Not sure if this is the thread to pose this...

Just curious about the options to "add to your buddies list" or "add to your ignore list" that you see when you go to look a someones profile.

What do these do?
Can you know if you are on someone else's buddy/ignore list? Should I be concerned if I am on no-one's buddy list?
Am I revealing too much about my own insecurities?
[Hot and Hormonal]
...Of course I ask out of pure curiosity!!

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RuthW

liberal "peace first" hankie squeezer
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quote:
Originally posted by Anselm:
What do these do?

Go into your own profile, click on them and you'll see explanations.

quote:
Can you know if you are on someone else's buddy/ignore list?
Buddy: only if they tell you.
Ignore: if you try to send a PM, you'll get a message saying you can't because you're on the person's ignore list.

quote:
Should I be concerned if I am on no-one's buddy list?
You don't know if you are or not, so don't worry about it.

quote:
Am I revealing too much about my own insecurities?
Answering this is beyond my remit! [Biased]
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In Theory

Ship's supernova simulator
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Erm, not seen this covered anywhere else, so here goes:

A similar problem to Chapelhead's. I registered with e-mail address X and recently changed it to address Y (which caused a new password to be e-mailed to address Y). Then I wanted to change my displayed name from Monty Moose to In Theory, but when I logged into my profile, address X was still there. So I changed address back to address Y and my displayed name to In Theory at the same time.

Now I want to change my signature, but when I looked in my profile, address X and name Monty Moose are back there again. So I logged out and logged in again, and despite the welcome note still saying "Hello, In Theory", my profile still says Monty Moose and address X.

I wouldn't mind, but every time I want to change anything on my profile I have to change my address back to Y and get sent a new password. Can anyone help?

(Sorry if that description caused [Snore] [Snore] [Snore] )

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In Theory

Ship's supernova simulator
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Helloooo.... helloooo....

Please speak to me, someone - I feel so alone! [Paranoid] [Waterworks]

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frin

Drinking coffee for Jesus
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In Theory,

Is it possible that your browser has saved the information you filled into the form when you filled in your profile? Thus, each time you log in to your profile it refills the information according to the way it first remembered it? Somewhere under the privacy or security settings of your browser there may be an option to manage stored form data or passwords. Have a look and see whether the profile or shipoffools is listed there.

'frin

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The Mid

Officer and a gentleman
# 1559

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Is it just me or is anyone else finding the ship extremely slow recently, especially when typing posts and scrolling down through threads? I am having no other problems with my computer, or with any other website, so I was just wondering if I am alone in this or if others are expperiencing it as well?

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The Mid

Officer and a gentleman
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I take it I am alone in this then. It is taking close to 10 seconds for what appears on the screen to catch up with what I am typing. This only happens on the ship.

Can someone please help?

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ChrisT

One of the Good Guys™
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As far as I know nothing is wrong with the UBB software or the server. I have been getting usual speeds from this (and all other) sites from all my connections. Perhaps it's your computer?

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The Mid

Officer and a gentleman
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Nope, happens on this set of bulletin boards only.

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