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    This topic contains 10 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  geekdom 8 months ago.

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    • #19628 Reply

      Da Boss

      When formulating your replies, keep these simple rules in mind:

      1. No personal attacks. We’re talking tech, not personalities.
      2. No swearing. My 6-year-old reads this stuff.
      3. No politics or religion, except in the Rants forum.

      Please stay on topic. Posts that don’t contribute to the discussion may never see light of day. People around these parts tend to be quite busy, and they (like me) dislike wading through reams of repetition and irrelevance. You can always start a new Topic in the Rants forum.

      Also note that I am loathe to post links to any software of dubious pedigree. Yes, that includes hacked copies of Windows 7. It also includes password crackers, keygens, and the like.

      Dissenting opinions welcome – encouraged! – as long as they’re coherent.

      Thus spake Da Boss.

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    • #26949 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      It may be handy to give instructions and rules for avatar sizes and formats supported no?
      Some (including me) do not know what the maximum size the avatar should be.
      If too big, it can skew the forum layout..

      | W10 Pro x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 | Linux x64 Hybrids | XP Pro O/L
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    • #26958 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      How does one add their avatar?

      The difference between Genius and Stupidity:
      A Genius knows their limits.
      - Albert Einstein

      • #27135 Reply

        Da Boss

        Great question. Post coming up momentarily.

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      • #27136 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        Woody will probably add this later:

        The software we use here (WordPress and bbPress) hook into a free Avatar service called Gravatar. Here’s how to put a mug on your posts.

        Step 1. Go to Gravatar.com

        Step 2. Click the Create Your Own Gravatar button.

        A registration form appears. Follow the instructions, using the email address that you used to sign up for the AskWoody Lounge. The username can only be lower case letters and numbers – no spaces – and it has to be unique (which is to say, it has to be different from every other Gravatar username).

        Step 3. Click Sign up.

        You get a confirmation email from WordPress.com with a link to activate your username.

        Step 4. In the email, click Activate Account.

        You end up back in Gravatar.com, where you need to sign in and upload an image.

        Step 5. Click the link to add a new Gravatar.

        Instructions from there are pretty easy. When you come back to the Lounge and refresh the page, your new avatar should appear.

        Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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    • #27143 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      How does one add their avatar?

      Mine got added automagically from the fine folks at Gmail….

      Best Regards,



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    • #128336 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Other than Clk’ing “Thank You”, is there/ will there be a Private Msg capability to expand a Thank You, amend data, etc., Without another post taking Up Thread Space?  Thanks!!

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      • #128337 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        There is a link on the top row of AskWoody.com which takes registered, logged-in users to the “Direct Message” page.
        Is this what you are looking for?

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    • #166953 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      You should inform (popup box with “not show anymore check box”) the user that his/her message awaits approval from a moderator, before it becomes public.

      (So us newbie’s not resent our messages until we see the list in the page bottom 🙂  )

    • #185587 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      A user asked how to recover a lost Windows 10 password. He was referred to the AskWoody rules; however the rules don’t say anything about password cracking (“recovering”).

      Is it against the rules to advise a user how to recover a lost password using method(s) other than those suggested by the software in question? I believe it should be against the rules, if it isn’t currently.


      Edit: Link Removed and AskWoody Lounge Rules have now been updated.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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    • #186272 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Several additional suggestions for those new to this site:

      • The MS-DEFCON level is a numerical designation for when it’s safer to install patches. Read about the MS-DEFCON System at the top of the website: https://www.askwoody.com/ms-defcon-system/
      • Know what MS-DEFCON Level is currently posted — it’s at the top of the website.
      • Know your patching group. Group A, B, and W describe patching approaches. This link explains the difference between Group A, B, and W patching: https://www.askwoody.com/2018/2000011-group-a-group-b-and-group-w-whats-the-difference/
      • If a patch or installation has borked, please provide a complete description of the problem including Windows version, program or patch installed, error message, and any other detailed objective information that will help solve the problem.
      • Be patient.
      Group G{ot backup} Win7 · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta
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    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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