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Re: A new one for me
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Reply to: #969629 by Sagacorn
Dec 25, 2018 5:29am
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Ooops; I meant 'definition'.
Re: Merry Christmas!!!!
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Reply to: #969647 by Okie Dog
Dec 25, 2018 9:25am
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Merry Christmas Okie Dog!! From the Goofy group
Merry Christmas to All...
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Dec 25, 2018 10:19am
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day.

P.S.: I hope your Boxing Day goes well as well.
Re: Merry Christmas to All...
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Reply to: #969662 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 25, 2018 1:52pm
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Thank you, Mr. Kenobi.

Same to you, and I hope you have a good night as well.
just a little laugh for you
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Dec 26, 2018 3:04am
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Mars landing . . .

Here is your smile for today. It's a 43 second commercial,
and the sponsor isn't identified until the final few seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9WoM2bHfr48
It's official....
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Dec 26, 2018 6:21am
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Happy National Candy Cane Day.....how sweet it is!
Re: It's official....
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Reply to: #969681 by a knitwit
Dec 26, 2018 7:27am
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Yum, lucky for me I happen to have a nice candy cane in my lunch bag! But I'm extra excited for National Bacon Day on 12/30. There will be bacon wrapped everything!
Re: It's official....
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Reply to: #969682 by Trishee
Dec 26, 2018 7:53am
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Mmmm, that smells good.
Re: just a little laugh for you
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Reply to: #969678 by Grrly Girl
Dec 26, 2018 12:27pm
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I'm stealing this. LOL
Re: just a little laugh for you
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Reply to: #969678 by Grrly Girl
Dec 26, 2018 2:46pm
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LOL!! Now THAT was funny!!!

Jaxx
Re: Merry Christmas
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Reply to: #969601 by ebda
Dec 30, 2018 10:53am
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Funny that this showed up on my Wassa's Random Daily Funnies widget with a posting date of Dec 24, 2017. I knew I'd seen it more recently than that! Thanks for posting it again!
Goofy Girl???
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Jan 1, 2019 7:59am
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Re: Goofy Girl???
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Reply to: #969854 by PapaSolo
Jan 1, 2019 8:56pm
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How cool!!

Thanks for thinking of me
I made two very important New Years resolutions
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Jan 7, 2019 9:35am
I can’t remember the first one but the second one is to write down everything that’s important.
Are links safe?
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Jan 13, 2019 3:25pm
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Ryan, I have a question. When people post links on AQ, I've been freely clicking on them (like when I got Rick Rolled -- again! -- today. 8~P) And then my DH asked how I know the links are safe to click on. Does AQ have a way of somehow 'vetting' these links? Is that even possible? Could they carry something that might infect my computer with something nefarious? How do we know if they are safe since they come from so many sources? Or do we not know that at all? TIA.
Re: Are links safe?
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Reply to: #970279 by Boxer Lover47
Jan 13, 2019 5:23pm
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As the person who posted the link in question, I will say on my on behalf, that is only time in my life I've posted a joke link. But given the meta nature of the thread/response I think the funny was worth the stretch... I mean Rick Aston is pretty benign.

That being said, as a practical matter in the case of the many message boards I frequent It's up to the members to behave themselves. Posting a link to porn or viruses will get your URL banned. On some VB bulletin sites you can hoover your cursor over the link and it will preview.

On my desk computer that won't work here but on my phone touching and holding the link will preview it.

Hope that helps... and sorry! ;~)
Re: Are links safe?
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Reply to: #970279 by Boxer Lover47
Jan 13, 2019 8:46pm
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Does AQ have a way of somehow 'vetting' these links?

Not really. If there's a problem post, people can report it and moderators can delete it, so I'd like to think that problematic links won't last very long.

But there are steps you can take. If you're on a desktop computer and hover over the link, check where it links to. If it links to youtube.com, it's probably not going to have any porn or viruses on it.

Another thing to consider is who is posting. If it's someone with a long history on AQ in good standing, they probably aren't posting links to dangerous or inappropriate sites. If it's someone who signed up a day or two earlier.... they're pretty unvetted and it would be prudent to be a little more careful about clicking their links.

Browsers will often tell you if you try to go to a webpage known to be problematic so you have that protection as well. Either because the browser itself flags the website as suspicious or because you installed McAfee or Avast or something that will block access temporarily asking if you're sure you want to go there before taking you to the page.

But that said, for the most part, it's kind of hard for a website to do real damage just by clicking to it. I'm not saying that it's impossible, but it's not easy. They typically have to trick you into installing software, or trick you into entering private information, etc.

So for the most part, I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Even if you do accidentally click to a bad website, chances are nothing permanently bad will happen without additional steps. But say no if it asks you to download or install something, or fill out a form (especially if they ask for personal information), etc.

-- Ryan
for Ryan and Rhode Islanders
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Jan 14, 2019 7:49am
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Re: for Ryan and Rhode Islanders
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Reply to: #970297 by Grrly Girl
Jan 14, 2019 8:13am
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what am I doing wrong?
I can't make a Tiny URL

I've never used Tiny URL so I can't help you there, but the first thing you can do to make the link shorter is cut off everything after the question mark and that will shorten it to https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/polish-donuts

Which is a perfectly usable URL. This trick doesn't necessarily work with all URLs, but looking at all of the the text after the question mark, it includes terms like "source", "email campaign", "medium=email", etc., so it was pretty obvious to me that none of that is really essential. It's just used to track you and let them know where you got the URL, but none of it is needed for the actual page.

AQ doesn't accept the symbol ")" as part of the URL, mostly because it's not uncommon for people to write something like "I love Atlas Quest (https://www.atlasquest.com/)," and in that situation, a parenthesis is NOT part of the URL. It really shouldn't be used in URLs either, so AQ won't accept it as a URL and everything that comes after it will get cut off. Which, in this case, didn't matter because nothing that came after it was important for the URL to work.

-- Ryan

PS. I was in Poland last year for "Donut day." It was delicious. =)
Re: for Ryan and Rhode Islanders
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Reply to: #970297 by Grrly Girl
Jan 14, 2019 9:12am
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I’ll have to pick up a few then box in Pulaski Park!

Warrior Woman
needs to get up there more often
Re: Are links safe?
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Reply to: #970294 by Green Tortuga
Jan 15, 2019 1:08pm
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Thanks for your reply, Ryan. All good points, and I do feel pretty safe on AQ. 8~)
Welcome to Blue Heron Nature Preserve
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Jan 16, 2019 2:03pm
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I just noticed there's a new member called Blue Heron Nature Preserve and I was curious so I clicked on them. Kudos! Three boxes planted today in a 30 acre nature park in Atlanta, GA. I think it's great that they sponsor this fun outdoor activity for their visitors. I'm in the dreary Midwest so I won't be visiting anytime soon, but thought it was interesting.

https://bhnp.org/
Re: Welcome to Blue Heron Nature Preserve
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Reply to: #970364 by Jabber
Jan 16, 2019 3:03pm
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I was there about a week ago to look for a older box, when I got home I found three more boxes listed on ldna... and now these. Yay! Very pretty park, it is a bit flood prone.
Re: Welcome to Blue Heron Nature Preserve
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Reply to: #970364 by Jabber
Jan 16, 2019 7:35pm
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Three boxes planted today in a 30 acre nature park in Atlanta, GA.

There are no signs leading to it not being someone representing the actual nature preserve. They are all store bought stamps, but as long as they are into this then it is an encouraging sign.
Noxgear
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Jan 18, 2019 6:55pm
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Saw an ad on faceboook today for a site called noxgear. Do any of your mixers need gear? (This particular ad was for lit up running vests. Would kind of mess with your stealthiness)
Re: Noxgear
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Reply to: #970430 by Baqash
Jan 18, 2019 9:23pm
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Not at all. Honey, you go that way and distract them, and I’ll go this way and get the box.
Re: Noxgear
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Reply to: #970430 by Baqash
Jan 19, 2019 6:17pm
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Never taken them boxing....but Noxgear products are awesome and worth every penny. I've got one, and my dogs both have them. They're 👍👍.

If anyone thinks of getting one, let me know. A friend is a brand rep for them, and I have a code for a heafty discount.
Re: Noxgear
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Reply to: #970452 by ladybugz
Jan 19, 2019 9:34pm
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Noxgear products are awesome and worth every penny.

Wouldn't they be only for noxers? ;-)
Re: Noxgear
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Reply to: #970433 by Maude
Jan 20, 2019 9:00am
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Maude; I like the way you think.
my nightmare
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Jan 20, 2019 11:19am
So, last night I had a nightmare that someone else did the exact same event we are planning. Needless to say, I woke up very upset and in distress. I realize that we have not posted the event yet and while by this time of the year it normally is, it probably won't be posted until late February, assuming all goes well with a very serious situation. Sorry to be Facebook vague about it but it's upsetting to go into further details. Anyhoo, fingers crossed and hopes and prayers, all will be fine.

Just know that our event crew is very excited about this one! For those who are potentially interested, we are looking at the last weekend of September or the first weekend in October. I can never remember which. Lol!

csk