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        Da Boss

        We’re going to be down for maintenance very early Sunday morning, July 12, from 2 am to 4 am Pacific Daylight Time. Gotta start getting the ducks line
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        AskWoody Plus

        What will be new or improved?

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          AskWoody Plus

          geekdom: “What will be new or improved?

          Excellent question!

          Having, quite by chance, become privy to highly classified AskWoody’s information, and while you might say it, I couldn’t possible confirm that whereas now the “twitchy finger spam blocker” takes away one’s posting “to be moderated” if it sees more than one URL link pasted on it, with the new and improved system the finger will twitch with zero or more than zero links.

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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          Da Boss

          More secure, more stable – just like a new Windows version – but without the headaches.

          I hope.

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        Will this fix the pops ads that show up asking for money for the woody site?

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          Da Boss

          We have never, ever had pop-up ads asking for anything, much less money.

          I used to run banner ads, and hated it. We kept getting automatically dished-up ads for products that I, personally, would never recommend. So I made the decision years ago that AskWoody would either sink or swim, based on donations from those who wish to participate.

          There are no ads on No trackers (except the odd one that comes along with a posted YouTube video or Twitter tweet). There are no ads in the Plus Newsletter. None.

          We do have one ad every week in the AskWoody Free Newsletter. It’s at the top, clearly identified as an ad, and they come from companies I trust.

          The previous owners of Windows Secrets charged $39 or $59 for a one-year subscription to the newsletter. I believe we have a far superior newsletter, and it doesn’t have a fixed price — you get to choose how much you pay.

          It’s a radical concept. Haven’t turned a profit yet, but at least we’ve been breaking even. And, no, I don’t pay myself anything. Volunteers drive the whole organization.

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        • #2279612 Reply

          If you’re getting pop-up ads asking for money for this site, I’d suggest you update your anti-malware program to the latest definitions and run a scan, as you may very well be infected with malware that’s causing your browser to display pop up ads for this site (and maybe even a few others). That type of thing never turns out well for the computer user who is seeing the pop-ups.

          As Woody said above, this site hasn’t had ads on the site in a very long time.

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