Boss Lady

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  1. It looksl ike we have gotten behind in our version of the forum software. The software will be upgraded soon (they have not told me exactly when, but I believe it is coming very soon). I gather there will be some new features and changes to existing features. I hope they meet with everyone's approval! thanks, Olivia
  2. Apparently there is a "bug fix" upgrade, and I am requesting we get upgraded again. I did pass on the frustrations everyone seems to be having and asking them just to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities. No more "improvements" please! (The reality is that we pretty much have to stay at current versions because older versions become unsupported). Hopefully the "bug fix" upgrade is just that. I am not sure it is going to fix the things you all are talking about. It seems to be more about performance issues.
  3. If you had a different screen name from your login name, you may have noticed that you lost your screen name in the upgrade. You can get it back by going to your name in the right corner of the screen > Account Settings > then the Display Name tab. I don't know why we had to lose the names to begin with, but it is what it is.
  4. Shmuel, I just noticed that too when I tried to log into the admin section. It took me a while to realize I needed to use my screen name. It is very odd and I know a lot of people are having problems with this. I really can't imagine why they made some of the changes they made.
  5. Wow, I did not realize that it was going to be such a huge change. It looks like some people lost their pictures. I think if you had a login name and a screen name, you lost your screen name, but it looks like you can get it back. Clearly the entire look and feel is different. Hopefully all the features are still there, but you may have to go on an easter egg hunt to find them.
  6. Jane, if you contact me at oliviamevans@yahoo.com I can see what I can do to help. If you tell me what email address and screen name you want to use, I can create the account for you.
  7. I think also if you log in from a different IP address, you may be logged out. That could be because you logged in from a different computer or you have a dynamic IP address that changes regularly.
  8. I can run that by the boss men and see what they think. It might save them time in moderating the forum.
  9. The forum tech support had indicated that there is a bug, but apparenly have not fixed it yet. I haven't gotten a response letting me know that it is fixed. I am afraid we don't have any control over the software bugs
  10. I did write to tech support and got the following reply "Hello, this is a current bug in a recent security patch, we should have a fix for this on Monday, we're sorry for the trouble." I'd recommend waiting until Tuesday or later to update your photo.
  11. Someone else told me off line that he was having a problem with the photo upload, but I thought it was an isolated issue. I'll open a ticket with tech support and see if it is a known bug.
  12. Just want to reassure everyone that the forum will withstand 100k messages/replies, and the site has incremental backups daily and full back ups weekly. So all of your wise words are saved for posterity! I can't promise it will all be here for your grandchildren's grandchildren, but your messages are secure.
  13. Were you clicking on the RONR Home link that takes you to http://www.robertsrules.com/? I was not aware of there being an issue with the site yesterday. It does work today. Or am I misunderstanding what page you were trying to get to?
  14. I will pass on your comments about some features that are not available in IE 11 to the forum tech support people. I assume next time they do an update to the software they will address it, but I do not know when that will occur.
  15. Richard, There is a field in the system for login name and display name. Many members have different display names and login names, which very often causes people confusion. Usually if I get an email from someone telling me they can't log in the first thing I do is check that they are using thier correct login id. Very often they are using their display name. So I wish there was only one field, but there are two. I believe that after you get through the registration process you can customize your account which will include the ability to add a display name. Display names (and login ids) are unique. I had to arm wrestle with someone over Boss Lady. As you can see, I won. I will take Edgar's word for it that non-members used to be able to see members. I do not remember that ever being the case.
  16. Dennis, Are you using username 'Dennis Roberts' Sounds to me like you may be using the wrong username if your password is not working and you have tried resetting it. Can you try again with Dennis Roberts and let me knows what happens? If you cannot get in, please try resetting your password again. thanks, Olivia
  17. I am sorry that the puzzle CAPTCHA is causing so much heartache. I was not aware that it behaved differently for Linux and have never see the blurry puzzle images. Also, I am not entirely clear on what the "consensus" is on how "we" feel about the puzzles. The bottom line is we absolutely need something in place to control the spam. At any given time of the day or night we have 5-20 (sometimes more) foreign "guests." These are all spammers/hackers. For whatever reason, they are a constant presence on our board and we can't get rid of them. I have spent hours blocking foreign IP addresses (China, Korea, Russia,...), and never make a dent. They can easily change thier IP address. If we stopped using some sort of spam control, I can guarantee you that we would immediately start recieving spam. Within a week the number of spam messages would exceed the number of real messages. I want to find a type of spam control that does not deter new posters from joining the discussion, but we cannot completely elliminate it until or unless better solutions become available. For regular posters, there is always the option to become a memeber (though I know a couple of you seem to have a moral objection to this). thanks, Olivia
  18. As Josh pointed out, you can send attachments. Just click More Reply Options under the Reply window and you will have an Attach File option.
  19. James, thanks for that additional information. I will check with the tech support for the forum and see if they could be having a problem sending email.
  20. Nancy, I think they have made the puzzles a little more difficult lately. Sorry if they are getting to be too much trouble. There is always the option of registerring for and logging in with an account. If you are logged in you do not have to subject yourself to the CAPTCHA of the day. I know some of our active participants have a moral objection to membership... I will take a look to see if there are any new options in the way of CAPTCHA that we might try. thanks, Olivia
  21. Hi James, I just validated your account. My suspicion is that if you did not get the validation email, it probably went to your spam folder. The other possibliity is that the email address you used is incorrect. In any event, you should be able to log in now. Let me know if you are still having issues. thanks, Olivia
  22. Hello Shmuel, I took a look at the configuration, and there is a setting called "limit find content" which was set to 365 days by default. I removed that constraint so you should be able to "find content" from the "beginning of time" now. thanks, Olivia
  23. Jim, I assure you that the system does want you participating Your login name is 'Jim Closs' If you are trying to login with that name and are getting an error, then my guess is that you are using the wrong password. You can try the password reset feature.
  24. Guest Jim Closs I am the adminisrator (aka the bosslady) for this forum. I checked the members list and it looks like you did successfully validate your account. I think if your account is validated and then you click the link again, you do get an unfortunate and unclear error. So I think that is why you were getting an error - you were already validated. Please try to log in.
  25. David, I would never do that (again)!