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  • Giving you the choice

    Posted on January 17th, 2021 at 12:26 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m trying a test to see if I can get a better feel for bots and spammers on the site and where they come from.  When you come to the site you’ll notice a new box at the bottom about google analytics.  Note that you can click on that box to opt out.  Also know that if you log in to the site the tracking is disabled as well.

    Let me know if this impacts any anti tracking plug ins you use?

    (edit – I moved it to the top to make it easier to see)


  • What do you want?

    Posted on January 11th, 2021 at 00:50 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    What do you want?

    Nice to meet you, how do you do?

    Thank you. To the over 4,000 AskWoody newsletter readers who answered our first-ever survey, thank you for taking the time to let us know what you want and don’t want. We were surprised and enormously grateful for the tremendous response.

    The survey is now closed, giving me the opportunity to share some of the results with you.

    Your use of Microsoft operating systems is in line with what the larger Microsoft ecosystem is using. In the larger Microsoft population, nearly 90% are using Windows 10. So, too, are AskWoody readers (91 percent are using Windows 10). The AskWoody readership represents a slightly greater number of users of Windows 7 (12.9 percent) versus the larger population (8.5 percent). Windows 8/8.1 users are in the distinct minority with approximately 3 percent in both the larger Microsoft user base and the AskWoody readership.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.1.0 (2021-01-11).

  • Time to adapt while acknowledging the past

    Posted on January 11th, 2021 at 00:40 Will Fastie Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    Time to adapt while acknowledging the past

    By Will Fastie, Editor

    I’m excited. I’m flattered. I’m honored.

    I have been a subscriber to this newsletter since the beginning, 18 years ago. Last fall I contributed a few articles, then was flattered to be considered for this post. I was honored when I was chosen and am excited to get going. This newsletter has always been a great resource and both Susan and I are committed to making it even better.

    As a long-time subscriber, I deeply understand the importance of continuity. I surely would not
    have read the newsletter for so long without its steady pace and dependable content. That is a past we must acknowledge; the incredible response to our survey makes that plain. Every minute of our planning has respected our loyal audience. You will not be abandoned.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.1.0 (2021-01-11).

  • Minor Lounge Button Tweaks

    Posted on January 5th, 2021 at 01:15 Kirsty Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A long time ago when the Lounge was new, our wish list included having the Lounge posts with Reply, Thanks and Quote buttons in the header row of each post, and the Report button at the bottom. In the meantime, we have all got used to how we were forced to have it.

    Well, we now have the tools to make those wanted changes, which have just been activated.

    We are aware that some of us will be in the habit of the old button locations, and that this may be a bigger issue for those with sight impairments of varying degrees.

    We hope this change is found to be usable, and not too disorientating, in the short-term.

    The feedback received has been firmly on the idea that the header buttons should be in the footer, and vice versa. So we’re going to give this a try – Reply, Thanks and Quote in the Footer, with Report in the Header.
    Keep that feedback coming, please!

  • Still working through the issues

    Posted on December 24th, 2020 at 10:58 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’ve moved to a new IP at

    Again I ask that you be patient as we deal with the migration issues (and post migration issues)


  • Bear with us again

    Posted on December 23rd, 2020 at 13:12 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’re going to resize the server a bit to let the forums have a bit more “zing”.  So things will be bumpy for about 10 minutes.  Hang loose I’ll let you know when it’s over.

  • Site migrated

    Posted on December 22nd, 2020 at 13:31 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    At least where I’m at I’m on the new IP.  We’re now moved over to the new IP address.  Kick the tires, let me know if everything appears to be working okay?

  • Askwoody will be down for a short time tomorrow

    Posted on December 21st, 2020 at 21:32 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’re going to be moving to another hoster and thus at 12:00 p.m. UTC-6 (Chicago time)/10 a.m UTC-8 pacific (my time) the server will be moving over and getting a new IP address on Tuesday 12-22-2020.

    I’ll let you know when the migration is complete.


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