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The Heff last won the day on December 6 2019

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  1. My mother always told me I'd never achieve anything sitting on my backside! Well here I am, Mum... Saving the world. Joking aside, I've found the isolation has rekindled some previous passions. I've started looking at a few old hobbies once again (flight sims, gaming, etc.) and spending more time socialising on virtual channels (Discord) to mitigate the lack of real social contact. I also subscribed to Disney+ and have whiled away the hours watching some old classics.
  2. I once put a seizure notice on my website from the FIB, which they somewhat hilariously fell for... It was amusing for three reasons: It said it was the FIB We are British, so we don't have the FBI (or the FIB...) I laced it with so many hints (including the words April and Fools in the seizure notice) Voice comms were active and my mods were in on it, just in case it got out of hand. 😂 Fun times. 🙂
  3. IPS would then be required to continue supporting it and maintaining it. I can only imagine how many chat rooms would be installed on shared or inadequate hosting, resulting in performance problems and then, subsequently, support tickets.
  4. Precisely. Those who do not learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them. The action this time around was lacking early on, or it could have been contained, but it now at least appears to be getting the attention it needs.
  5. Insisting on pushing a fundamentally flawed argument doesn't make you right, but since you are so set on it I'll let it go. Enjoy your doom and gloom. 😉
  6. I'm pretty sure I didn't imply any logic. There's reading between the lines and then there's reading between the paragraphs. 🙂 In 2014 there were 816 cars per 1,000 people in the US. Given a 2014 population of 318.6 million people, that's 259.9 million cars. If your quoted figure of 50,000 deaths per year is accurate, that's a death rate of 0.019% per year. It's hardly a good analogy to coronavirus where the current mortality rate is estimated to be between 3-4%.
  7. Whilst the true mortality rate is yet to be determined, the WHO has estimated the crude mortality rate (total deaths / total infections) to be around 3-4%. The WHO states that the mortality rate of influenza is typically less than 0.1%. Source: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200306-sitrep-46-covid-19.pdf
  8. How unfortunate that an event might be cancelled because only certain people can die from it. These must be tough times. Stay strong.
  9. Oh I'm not suggesting that my examples should be blockers, but in providing them I'm trying to help the debate flow in a more productive direction - such as possible solutions to the examples I posted or confirming that completely different use cases could be applied. I for one would like a block feature, but my use case is one of privacy. I don't care if content can be seen, but I would like the ability for users to block messages from, and disable access to view their profile for, specific individuals in a single button-click.
  10. Instead of debating whether the 'ignore' function works properly, just provide feedback on what you want to be able to do. You do not need to give it a name, you simply need to state your use case(s). There may be problems with creating a true "block" feature for community software like IPS. If you check blocking capabilities on sites where it already exists (I'm specifically thinking about social media) it serves as more of a privacy tool. It prevents others from being able to see your profile content, send you messages or view your posts. That's fine in a system where your content is entirely your own and the only impact is one less viewer of your content, but in community software like IPS this could create problems: There will be apparent gaps in conversations to users that have been blocked, for example: Blocked Person 1: Does anybody know how to install this program? Person 2: Yes, you install it by double clicking on it. Person 1: But then I get a warning about it being suspicious. Person 2: That's OK, you just need to add it as an exception. Person 1: Thanks Unblocked Person 1: Does anybody know how to install this program? Person 2: Yes, you install it by double clicking on it. Person 1: But then I get a warning about it being suspicious. Person 2: That's OK, you just need to add it as an exception. Person 3: No, don't do that! It's actually infected and a new version needs to be uploaded! Delete it and run a virus scan. Person 1: Thank There will be useful topics that might not be seen: Blocked How to install this program. How to open the program. How to uninstall the program. Unblocked Warning: current version infected - uninstall it and run a virus scan. How to install this program. How to open the program. How to uninstall the program. These are of course just examples I can think of, but I imagine there'd be gaps all over the place.
  11. I think I've changed URL twice since 2011, both times for free since it's not that often. It's hardly daylight robbery.
  12. When clicking on the notification bar when opening a site for the first time, it does not dismiss the associated notification under the notification icon at the top of the site. This has been a constant bugbear of mine since notifications actioned in this way require two additional clicks to dismiss them, when actioning it from the notification bar ought to do so.
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