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Liz
05-10-2008, 06:41 PM
Help!

I know it is just me because I've asked several members already. Everyone that's online here ... their lights appear unlit to me, including my own. I've shut down several times, logged out and back in, restarted and everytime I come back, everyone's lights are still unlit (blue).

Does anyone have any advice to fix this?

Taximom
05-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Maybe you need to change your lightbulb?

Liz
05-10-2008, 06:47 PM
I hope you're just joking, taximom ...
Cuz I don't know where it is, if you're not.

L L & S
05-10-2008, 06:49 PM
lmao....

Taximom
05-10-2008, 06:52 PM
LOL, Liz!

I've never heard of this problem before! Interesting. It doesn't appear to be anything in User CP. Maybe something isn't turned on for you at the admin level. A mod can probably help you figure this out.

Mygirlsadie
05-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Bahahhahaha Taximom.. bad girl :crazy:

Masonsgramma
05-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Awww Poor Liz. That's gotta be frustrating as heck. PLEASE ask a mod!

Liz
05-10-2008, 07:01 PM
It's happened to me quite a few times, but always only been my own light.
And IF/when I refreshed the page, it would usually come right back on.
Not this time though. :(

adnoid
05-10-2008, 07:15 PM
It's happened to me quite a few times, but always only been my own light.
And IF/when I refreshed the page, it would usually come right back on.
Not this time though. :(

Great. You broke the Internet.

I'll look into it - odd...

L L & S
05-10-2008, 07:58 PM
Great. You broke the Internet.

I'll look into it - odd...

http://bestsmileys.com/lol/20.gif


Best Moderator response.... ever! Bravo!

Liz
05-10-2008, 08:04 PM
Great. You broke the Internet.

I'll look into it - odd...

Thanks, adnoid.
I think it must be me (my computer) since everyone else says everything's fine with lights.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Thanks, adnoid.
I think it must be me (my computer) since everyone else says everything's fine with lights.

Well, your light is on for me right now!

philamena
05-10-2008, 09:15 PM
Liz,
hey! I see your light.
Can you see it now?

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:18 PM
No, philamena. Everyone says my light is on.
But it's out to me. And so is everyone else's.
To me, it looks like everyone on this thread is offline. :confused:

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Can you see me now? Can you see me now?

I really hate to ask this, but you aren't color blind, are you?

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:24 PM
No taximom. Not unless I just went coloredblind today.
I really think it's something with my computer.

(Gosh I started to post a countdown number here! lol!)

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:27 PM
OK, what colors are in my siggy? The very first line.

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:32 PM
Is that "There aren't enough days in the weekend" ???
From here it looks black but when I click on your name, it's in blue.

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Oh I found your siggie (I have that option turned off)
It's lavender.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:39 PM
Crikey, you must not see my whole signature then. There's something above the lavender type. Maybe you need to check all those boxes and see if that makes the lights go on? Although when you first asked the question I tried unchecking one of the boxes (images?) to see if that was keeping the lights out. Maybe it's one of the other boxes. Hmmm.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:40 PM
I've got it figured out!

You aren't clapping loud enough!

blaize
05-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies Liz. You'll have to sign into websleuths again after you restart your browser.

Lol @ Taxi & Adnoid, how many websleuthers does it take to change a lightbulb?
1 to have a theory.
3 to dispute that theory.
1 to say that Canadians have better lightbulbs anyway.
At least 2 to point out that the Candian comment was off topic anyway.
1 to ask for a new lightbulb forum.
Then adnoid says 'Uh Doh I forgot to pay the electricity bill last month'.

:crazy:

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:42 PM
ROFL, blaize!!!!

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:47 PM
Taximom, what color is this to you? This is my light just a minute ago.
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_online.gif

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:48 PM
Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies Liz. You'll have to sign into websleuths again after you restart your browser.

Lol @ Taxi & Adnoid, how many websleuthers does it take to change a lightbulb?
1 to have a theory.
3 to dispute that theory.
1 to say that Canadians have better lightbulbs anyway.
At least 2 to point out that the Candian comment was off topic anyway.
1 to ask for a new lightbulb forum.
Then adnoid says 'Uh Doh I forgot to pay the electricity bill last month'.

:crazy:

I thought of that. Thought maybe Tricia was hinting for an electric bill donation.
:D

Taximom
05-10-2008, 09:50 PM
Taximom, what color is this to you? This is my light just a minute ago.
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_online.gif

That is bright green.

Liz
05-10-2008, 09:59 PM
That is bright green.

Apparently to you and everyone else. But to me it's out (blue).
My lights are out and I'm not home. lol

wah wah ... I want my light on for me! :boohoo:

adnoid
05-10-2008, 09:59 PM
OK Liz:

Here is the light for a user that's ON LINE:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_online.gif

Here is the light for a user that's OFF LINE:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_offline.gif

Do these look the same or different to you?

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:01 PM
See, they both look exactly the same to me.
And I'm not color-blind. I can see my tv colors perfectly on Fox News right now.
Bright green background on the weather map. (Just like my light should look!) wah wah wah

BTW, the little guy playing the violin ... he's all blue too, just like everyone's lights!

christine2448
05-10-2008, 10:03 PM
lmao....

Ditto! :clap:

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:04 PM
So you could see what I typed in light green, but both dots that Adnoid posted for you look the same?

I am totally confused!

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:05 PM
I know *this* is what it's supposed to look like and has always looked like when people are online:
http://www.websleuths.com/secret/liz_lights.jpg
"Green" is how it's supposed to look.


But, not mine. Not your's, not anybody's today on WS ... Everybody's light is blue.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Can you see any green at any site?

Do you see green in the middle row of boxes here in each group:

http://www.swfmesa.com/supplies/colortest.html

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Well, you probably aren't color blind, but here's an online test if you want to try it.
http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.html

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Oh yeah, maybe it's her pc monitor going on her....

adnoid
05-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Oh yeah, maybe it's her pc monitor going on her....

Or the cable is loose and the green signal is not making it all the way. I've had that happen.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Or your video driver. Something like that. Mine went on our old pc after a while.

Don't listen to me. I know nothing!

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Can you see any green at any site?

Do you see green in the middle row of boxes here in each group:

http://www.swfmesa.com/supplies/colortest.html


Yep I can see the green in both middle rows. And, I saw Taximom's green writing. I swear I am not color blind.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:10 PM
Whew, Liz. You had me scared for a sec there. I bet it's your monitor or your driver. Can you go to weather.com and check to see if you see green on the radar there? Or your local news/weather site?

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:11 PM
Well, you probably aren't color blind, but here's an online test if you want to try it.
http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.html

What a shock!
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I'm normal. lol

adnoid
05-10-2008, 10:12 PM
Yep I can see the green in both middle rows. And, I saw Taximom's green writing. I swear I am not color blind.

What color is this:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_invisible.gif

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:13 PM
Weird.
Everyone's icons look just like they did yesterday.
It's just my light everyone's lights! Argghhhh.
Been messing this all day long.

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:15 PM
My norton icon on my taskbar, is fine. Yellow background with the little green light telling me everything's fine! My quick pop accelerator is fine ... the usual colors greys.
My puter connected to the internet ... normal turqoise color.
Everything is fine cept my lights at websleuths.

I've shut down.
Run scans.
Restarted umpteen times.
Logged off.
Logged back on.
Still ... no green light.

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:16 PM
What color is this:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/statusicon/user_invisible.gif

Red center, blue around the circumference.
At least to me.

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:27 PM
Did I pass the test, adnoid?

Thanks you guys, for trying to help. I think I'll be going to weather.com
or my weather place (wunderground) that I usually go to as I know what colors they're supposed to be.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:30 PM
I wish I could help, Liz! I knew you were normal!!

blaize
05-10-2008, 10:31 PM
This is what I see for you Liz,
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=97&pictureid=836

So it still looks like a cookie or cache issue.

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:36 PM
What color does this weather map look to you guys? And the radar?

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60554


Yeah, Taximom, I don't know if I'm happy or sad about that. Didn't really think I was normal before. lol


Beautiful Blaize! That's what I want to see! I see the green light when I click your link!

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:38 PM
Not sure I know how to clean cookies or cache.
Think I cleaned my cookies once, maybe by accident. lol

I'm not puter savvy, to say the least.
But you've all probably figured that out by now.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 10:39 PM
What color does this weather map look to you guys? And the radar?

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60554


Yeah, Taximom, I don't know if I'm happy or sad about that. Didn't really think I was normal before. lol


Beautiful Blaize! That's what I want to see! I see the green light when I click your link!

Well, I'm stumped. You can see green on your screen, the image you are seeing is, in fact, green, but you don't see it green.

I'm at a loss.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 10:42 PM
Not sure I know how to clean cookies or cache.
Think I cleaned my cookies once, maybe by accident. lol

I'm not puter savvy, to say the least.
But you've all probably figured that out by now.

I can't see how that would make a difference in this case, but it's worth a shot:

http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=58172

Liz
05-10-2008, 10:42 PM
See, I knew it. I'm not normal.
Maybe I should just revel in it. lol
Being different is .... well, different.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:48 PM
What color does this weather map look to you guys? And the radar?

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60554


Yeah, Taximom, I don't know if I'm happy or sad about that. Didn't really think I was normal before. lol


Beautiful Blaize! That's what I want to see! I see the green light when I click your link!

I see olive green for the land, dark blue for the water, and bright green for the rain (or radar image).

Taximom
05-10-2008, 10:48 PM
I think this is a first. Our dear Adnoid is stumped. Now you've done it, Liz. :eek:

blaize
05-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Hello Liz,

if you're using Internet Explorer 6 go to the Tools menu, click Internet Options. The Internet Options box should open to the General tab.
On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Files button & the Delete Cookies button.

If you're using Internet Explorer 7
1. Click on Tools.
2. Click on the first link Delete Browsing History...
3. Click Delete cookies...
4. When prompted, click Yes.
5. Next, click on Delete Files...
6. When prompted, click Yes
7. Click the Close button
8. Restart the browser for the changes to go into effect.

Hope that helps.

Liz
05-10-2008, 11:16 PM
I did all that.
Ran all scans.
Same blue lights for everyone.
:(

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:20 PM
I did all that.
Ran all scans.
Same blue lights for everyone.
:(

OK, let's try one more thing. Your ISP is Level3 and you are on dialup, right?

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:27 PM
I'm going to try one more thing:

What color is this light

http://www.websleuths.com/testvb/images/statusicon/user_online.gif

Liz
05-10-2008, 11:33 PM
It's bright green, just like my light and everyone else's that's signed in here *should* be.

I appreciate everyone's help.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:36 PM
It's bright green, just like my light and everyone else's that's signed in here *should* be.

I appreciate everyone's help.

GOOD!!!! I've figured it out.

PM me the name of your ISP.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 11:37 PM
OOOhhhh, girl, just wait till you get Adnoid's bill. :eek:

Tom'sGirl
05-10-2008, 11:38 PM
It's bright green, just like my light and everyone else's that's signed in here *should* be.

I appreciate everyone's help.
Liz, are you still using WebTV?

Liz
05-10-2008, 11:39 PM
Nope. I was responding to Adnoid's post #58. Lights are still blue for me.
wah wah

I tried to do a system restore but it didn't restore correctly. Maybe because I had some windows open? I dunno. I'm not puter savvy at all.

I have an idea! I can try my webtv, and I bet it will be fine.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:40 PM
Wait, so it's all ok now? Did clearing your cookies and history files help?!

Nope - she's on dialup and I bet her dialup provider has their own cache setup. The cached version of the GIF file is the wrong one. Bu making a copy of it on the server and therefore forcing her ISP to retrieve it fresh because they had never retrieved it before, they went directly to the WS server and got the correct picture.

Now I'm trying to figure out how to get her ISP to force a cache reload on their dialup "web accelerator" setup.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 11:44 PM
Nope - she's on dialup and I bet her dialup provider has their own cache setup. The cached version of the GIF file is the wrong one. Bu making a copy of it on the server and therefore forcing her ISP to retrieve it fresh because they had never retrieved it before, they went directly to the WS server and got the correct picture.

Now I'm trying to figure out how to get her ISP to force a cache reload on their dialup "web accelerator" setup.

So that's not anything she can do from home w/her ISP, it has to come from the website? Interesting.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:46 PM
So that's not anything she can do from home w/her ISP, it has to come from the website? Interesting.

No - it IS something she can do. She does not know how, or she would have done it already. I'm trying to find out how for her.

adnoid
05-10-2008, 11:47 PM
Nope. I was responding to Adnoid's post #58. Lights are still blue for me.
wah wah

I tried to do a system restore but it didn't restore correctly. Maybe because I had some windows open? I dunno. I'm not puter savvy at all.

I have an idea! I can try my webtv, and I bet it will be fine.

Don't do system restores. And I'll bet your WebTV will work just fine.

Liz
05-10-2008, 11:49 PM
I'm on my webtv now and everyone's lights are as they should be ... bright green. Weird, my light was green before I even signed in. (Unless I'm still signed in on the computer but how could that be when I had to disconnect to get on webtv!?)

Aye, yay, yay ...I'm going :crazy:

Taximom
05-10-2008, 11:50 PM
No - it IS something she can do. She does not know how, or she would have done it already. I'm trying to find out how for her.

Ah, gotcha. You'll have to remember this one because you know it will happen to someone else!

Tom'sGirl
05-10-2008, 11:53 PM
I'm on my webtv now and everyone's lights are as they should be ... bright green. Weird, my light was green before I even signed in. (Unless I'm still signed in on the computer but how could that be when I had to disconnect to get on webtv!?)

Aye, yay, yay ...I'm going :crazy:
Dunno how you're set up over there hon.

Today I logged in from my daughter's house, maybe I should have cleared my history on my SIL's puter :eek:

blaize
05-10-2008, 11:56 PM
If Liz has to contact her isp to do this it'll probably take them forever to do it.

Liz
05-10-2008, 11:57 PM
Don't do system restores.

Too late. Already started it before I saw your message. :( Bummer.


And I'll bet your WebTV will work just fine.

Yep and it's the same ISP. Weird.

Taximom
05-10-2008, 11:59 PM
I don't know anything about WebTV so this is probably a stupid or maybe not even relevant question. Does your WebTV use the same modem that your pc does?

Liz
05-11-2008, 12:02 AM
Well lucky me, I guess! :)

System restore did not complete successfully. My computer's files and settings were not changed due to an unspecified error.

Going to switch back to puter.
This dinosaur is soooo slooooowwwww!

Liz
05-11-2008, 12:10 AM
Back on computer and still blue lights for everyone.

I changed to a different dial-up number AND I disabled my quik pop accelerator. Neither helped.

I'm about to throw in the towel and I am usually very persistent but I've been trying to fix this thing all dang day now.

Thank you everyone for trying to help me figure it out! :blowkiss:

blaize
05-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Hello Liz, now that you've disabled the local quik pop accelerator that was caching sites for you can you please try clearing the internet explorer cache one more time, close your browser and then reopen it?

I know it's a pain in the behind but it sounds like your accelerator software could possibly be the culprit.
Back on computer and still blue lights for everyone.

I changed to a different dial-up number AND I disabled my quik pop accelerator. Neither helped.

I'm about to throw in the towel and I am usually very persistent but I've been trying to fix this thing all dang day now.

Thank you everyone for trying to help me figure it out! :blowkiss:

philamena
05-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Liz,
Can you see this color?
I'm stumped too. IF your computer works like it's supposed to in every way possible but here, I'd just deal with it. :) I know...I'm not helpful.


hey blaize!:blowkiss:

blaize
05-11-2008, 12:39 AM
Hey Philamena, we're all temporarily stumped with Liz's predicament.

Liz
05-11-2008, 12:54 AM
Hello Liz, now that you've disabled the local quik pop accelerator that was caching sites for you can you please try clearing the internet explorer cache one more time, close your browser and then reopen it?

I know it's a pain in the behind but it sounds like your accelerator software could possibly be the culprit.


BINGO, Blaize!
That did the trick!!!!

:woohoo:

Thank YOU and everyone who helped! :blowkiss:

Course I'm crawling now ... fraid to enable the accelerator!

adnoid
05-11-2008, 12:56 AM
BINGO, Blaize!
That did the trick!!!!

:woohoo:

Thank YOU and everyone who helped! :blowkiss:

Course I'm crawling now ... fraid to enable the accelerator!

Should be safe to turn it back on now, assuming that turning it off cleared it's cache.

blaize
05-11-2008, 12:59 AM
Is there a way to clear out the accelerator's cache or does it depend on IE. If it reads from IE you can enable it again and it should be ok.

Check the quik pop preferences and you might be able to find a setting that tells it to check for new pages every few hours or so.

Glad we finally got it sorted out Liz and hope we can make your accelerator behave now.

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:00 AM
Should be safe to turn it back on now, assuming that turning it off cleared it's cache.

I turned it back on already and everything's fine. I wonder if it cleared since I had it off. I can clear it manually. Don't tell me that's all it would've taken?
Thanks to you for thinking of that, adnoid! :) I never would've guessed!!

ETA still crawling at a snail's pace. Sumpin must be off, somewhere. Unless WS is just going really really slow tonight.

blaize
05-11-2008, 01:02 AM
Umm I think that's all it might've taken lol.

Edited to add that the accelerator has to save everything again that's why it's crawling now.

I turned it back on already and everything's fine. I wonder if it cleared since I had it off. I can clear it manually. Don't tell me that's all it would've taken?
Thanks to you for thinking of that, adnoid! :) I never would've guessed!!

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:04 AM
Is there a way to clear out the accelerator's cache or does it depend on IE. If it reads from IE you can enable it again and it should be ok.

Check the quik pop preferences and you might be able to find a setting that tells it to check for new pages every few hours or so.

Glad we finally got it sorted out Liz and hope we can make your accelerator behave now.


I just realized there is a way to delete files in the accelerator. But it warns that it will slow down the acceleration time; but it will build back up again over time.

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:05 AM
ETA still crawling at a snail's pace. Sumpin must be off, somewhere. Unless WS is just going really really slow tonight.

It's just rebuilding the cache. As you start jumping around WS it will be able to reuse more and more objects from the cache and the speed will improve.

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:06 AM
I just realized there is a way to delete files in the accelerator. But it warns that it will slow down the acceleration time; but it will build back up again over time.

That would have done it.

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:07 AM
I don't think the accelerator cleared as it shows me going only 2/10 of a point slower than I usually go. Usually it's 19.1 and it's 18.9 right now.

philamena
05-11-2008, 01:10 AM
Glad your computer is working fine now Liz.

blaize,
you and adnoid are good.

blaize
05-11-2008, 01:11 AM
It's probably just checking this site at the moment Liz and saving changed files so hopefully it will do as it's told from now on because it knows you have your finger on the kill switch :crazy:.

I don't think the accelerator cleared as it shows me going only 2/10 of a point slower than I usually go. Usually it's 19.1 and it's 18.9 right now.

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:11 AM
That would have done it.

Things are still a bit weird. I've got a new sidebar icon showing in my tool bar thingy. And my HP Total Care Advisor icon is there too. Never were before.

Oh and a windows defender icon, which I don't even think I should have running, as I use Norton. Or should I leave it running? My Norton is supposed to be all in one. Shouldn't it take care of everything?

Maybe in ten years I'll have this down pat! lol!

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:13 AM
Glad your computer is working fine now Liz.

Thank you, sweetie!

blaize,
you and adnoid are good.

Yes, they are! Thank both of you geniuses for all your time and brain power in getting the green lights back for me! :blowkiss:

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:17 AM
Things are still a bit weird. I've got a new sidebar icon showing in my tool bar thingy. And my HP Total Care Advisor icon is there too. Never were before.

Oh and a windows defender icon, which I don't even think I should have running, as I use Norton. Or should I leave it running? My Norton is supposed to be all in one. Shouldn't it take care of everything?

Maybe in ten years I'll have this down pat! lol!

I do all my stuff (except some stuff at the office) with one of these (older model, for now) (http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/design.html) - none of that Norton, etc. stuff. Just a thought!

blaize
05-11-2008, 01:19 AM
If I were you Liz I'd go with one or the other rather than having both running because both defender and norton are memory hogs. If you feel comfortable enough with the job that norton is doing I'd disable defender and see if things improve speed wise.


Things are still a bit weird. I've got a new sidebar icon showing in my tool bar thingy. And my HP Total Care Advisor icon is there too. Never were before.

Oh and a windows defender icon, which I don't even think I should have running, as I use Norton. Or should I leave it running? My Norton is supposed to be all in one. Shouldn't it take care of everything?

Maybe in ten years I'll have this down pat! lol!

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:21 AM
If I were you Liz I'd go with one or the other rather than having both running because both defender and norton are memory hogs. If you feel comfortable enough with the job that norton is doing I'd disable defender and see if things improve speed wise.

I generally tell people to ditch Norton as it's a hog and a half, but that's just me.

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:26 AM
I know a friend of ours have two firewalls and they were fighting each other for control of his computer. All the computer geeks around here never could figure it out. Eventually our friend, the non-geek, figured it out.

I didn't like my Norton UNTIL I got the add-on pack a couple months back. Now I LOVE it. It seems great for an old non-techie person like myself! And it seems faster since then, too. But I have heard its a hog!

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:29 AM
I generally tell people to ditch Norton as it's a hog and a half, but that's just me.


What do you recommend using in it's place, adnoid?

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:33 AM
What do you recommend using in it's place, adnoid?

If it works for you, leave it alone.

I prefer AVG, but again, if you are not having performance issues with Nortone leave it alone.

I, myself, use nothing. I set up a firewall at my office, but the best thing I can do is train people not to go to sketchy sites and to NEVER open an attachment you did not request, even if it's from someone you know.

Never had a virus in over a decade, or more.

Liz
05-11-2008, 01:43 AM
If it works for you, leave it alone.

I prefer AVG, but again, if you are not having performance issues with Nortone leave it alone.

I, myself, use nothing. I set up a firewall at my office, but the best thing I can do is train people not to go to sketchy sites and to NEVER open an attachment you did not request, even if it's from someone you know.

Never had a virus in over a decade, or more.


I just wanted your opinion, as I'm up for renewal in August October (forgot I got a 60 day free trial). I don't know if I'll get Norton next time or not. I've never heard of AVG but I probably haven't heard of a lot of stuff. The person that recommended Norton to me and raved about it --- 2 weeks later he was telling me how much it sucked and he switched to Trend Micro. Hah --- Couple weeks later, his computer crashed!

I'd never had a virus in over 10 years either. lol WebTv doesn't get viruses.
That's the beauty of it. Probably the only beauty. ;) I guess it's also nice that you can relax in your recliner and use your large screen tv as your puter screen too with WebTv. (This site was SUPER slow, compared to before the upgrades. Today was the 1st time I've used webtv to come here since.)


I don't usually open attachments unless I'm on my WebTv. And then half the time, I can't open them.

You must be a real brainiac, adnoid! I'm glad that you are! :)

Thank you for ALL your help today. You really took a lot of time out for me! And, I really appreciate it!

adnoid
05-11-2008, 01:48 AM
I just wanted your opinion, as I'm up for renewal in August October (forgot I got a 60 day free trial). I don't know if I'll get Norton next time or not. I've never heard of AVG but I probably haven't heard of a lot of stuff. The person that recommended Norton to me and raved about it --- 2 weeks later he was telling me how much it sucked and he switched to Trend Micro. Hah --- Couple weeks later, his computer crashed!

I'd never had a virus in over 10 years either. lol WebTv doesn't get viruses.
That's the beauty of it. Probably the only beauty. ;) I guess it's also nice that you can relax in your recliner and use your large screen tv as your puter screen too with WebTv. (This site was SUPER slow, compared to before the upgrades. Today was the 1st time I've used webtv to come here since.)


I don't usually open attachments unless I'm on my WebTv. And then half the time, I can't open them.

You must be a real brainiac, adnoid! I'm glad that you are! :)

Thank you for ALL your help today. You really took a lot of time out for me! And, I really appreciate it!

Well, I was switching back and forth helping Windchime, Chicoliving and Christine2448 rearrange the Tara Grinstead forum, hence the delays.

Liz
05-11-2008, 02:01 AM
Well, I was switching back and forth helping Windchime, Chicoliving and Christine2448 rearrange the Tara Grinstead forum, hence the delays.


I never noticed any delays!
Maybe because I was too busy pulling my hair out! ;)

Liz
05-11-2008, 03:28 AM
I do all my stuff (except some stuff at the office) with one of these (older model, for now) (http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/design.html) - none of that Norton, etc. stuff. Just a thought!


Ah, that's what I really wanted. Except I was too chicken (or cheap) to spend the $2500+ and then have non-techie me, break it. DH gave me the go ahead but I was too afraid IF I had probs, no one would be able to help me! Everyone except my son that is, and he is not that techie!

Maybe next time! ;)

Course if I'd bought it then, I'd be crying because they'd come out with the Mac Book Air!

Liz
07-02-2008, 05:20 AM
It's lights out, again! :(

I've cleared my cache on my quik pop accelerator, and that was no help at all.

Liz
07-02-2008, 05:33 AM
:woohoo:

I got it working, all by myself!

Liz
07-26-2008, 08:25 AM
This is so aggravating. I've been suffering with the LOS (lights out syndrome) yet again since yesterday morning.

I've done everything I can think of, at least twice, and still nobody's light that is online here is 'green' to me.

:boohoo: This is really getting me down :(

IF anyone has any suggestions, I'd surely welcome them and be sooo appreciative.

IF by chance I get the lights turned back on in the meantime, I will post an update.

adnoid
07-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Well, we will be (trying) to move to a new server which will make your ISP reload their cache again.

Last time didn't you turn the "web accelerator" off, then on again?

This is so aggravating. I've been suffering with the LOS (lights out syndrome) yet again since yesterday morning.

I've done everything I can think of, at least twice, and still nobody's light that is online here is 'green' to me.

:boohoo: This is really getting me down :(

IF anyone has any suggestions, I'd surely welcome them and be sooo appreciative.

IF by chance I get the lights turned back on in the meantime, I will post an update.

Liz
07-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Well, we will be (trying) to move to a new server which will make your ISP reload their cache again.

Last time didn't you turn the "web accelerator" off, then on again?

Yep and I'd done that at least three or four times today alone! I've cleared the files on the QP accelerator, cleared all my cookies, files, browsing history numerous times. Restarted numerous times (sometimes with QP on, sometimes with it off).

This last time (2nd attempt since reading your reply), I shut it down (as vs restarting), unplugged phone and power and removed battery (again, did that earlier today, too) and when I turned the power back on there was this loud (really loud) screeching like horn beep (about scared the bejeebers out of me!).

Voila! The lights are back on and I'm a happy camper for now! Problem is, I really don't know for sure just what it is that I did to fix it!

Maybe you're good luck! :) Thank you for your help, Adnoid. I know you're really busy with this 'big move'. I appreciate your taking the time to respond. :blowkiss: