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      It has come to our attention that people using Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) are having trouble with copy/paste to the forum. If you encounter this problem, using a different browser like Firefox or Chrome seems to get around the problem. We do not know what the problem is, but it seems to be specific to IE 11 and we are hopeful that Microsoft will eventually fix it.
    • Budfred

      UPDATE on Upgrade   02/07/2017

      We were somewhat delayed on getting the upgrade done, but it looks like it will now be done in the next few days or possibly even later today.   There is one change coming with the new upgrade that may affect people when they log in. There will no longer be separate Usernames and Display Names. Your Display Name will now be the only name you have for the forum and, if you used your Username to log in, you will now need to use your Display Name. It is likely that everyone who visits after the upgrade will need to log in again, so please keep this in mind.   Update again - Feb 7 - We have completed the main part of the upgrade and we are working to tweak settings for the site.  It will probably take us a while, but we will eventually settle down to the way we want it.  In the meanwhile, your posts should be secure, but the look of the forum and some functions may change over time.
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      We backup daily at 9:00 PM Pacific Time   02/13/2017

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      Notifications blocked by Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, etc   02/14/2017

      Our notifications are blocked by those mail servers. If you have email address at Hotmail, Hotmail.uk, etc etc then you will not get notifications and need to manually check for new replies. We recommend Gmail.   The notifications won't even be in your Spam folder - they just go down a black hole.
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After dealing with CWS, and spending a lot of time erradicating it from my computersystem, which cost me money, i'm wondering just how much $ CWS has caused in total losses? I mean time is money, and they are obviously bent on going that extra step to make getting rid of CWS and its endless variations more and more difficult to get rid of them, so why are these fine folks not facing legal charges for intentionally downloading their crap onto our computers? :scratchhead:

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The search portal isn't the one doing it; it's their "affiliates."

 

I'm laying odds that the affiliates are either direct puppets of the main organization or are being controlled by some shadowy criminal organization.

 

As is, we can't sue CWS because there's no proof that they're pulling the strings, and we can't sue the affiliates because most of them have falsified WHOIS information - and the TRACERTs for them end up in Russia anyways.

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