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Re: Forum informations, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
What happened was nothing special, just wanted to parlez with the Buddha image, when a message came up saying that's not possible is all.

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Re: Forum informations, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2013, 12:36:51 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Forum informations, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2013, 11:02:50 PM »
Has the size-limit on profile sigs been recently sharply reduced, and did I miss an announcement of that?  Just having updated my Firefox to 26.0 (which actually reduced my sig length by 2 characters), when I clicked on "change profile" I got an error message saying the sig couldn't exceed three lines, so I had to remove my "My name is Any Key ..." thing to continue.

My old sig was five lines, and I thought the limit was 6 - ?

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Re: Forum information
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2014, 01:24:36 AM »
While I can understand the need/desire to keep some functions away from people who have only recently joined, the 20 post minimum before a new forumite can edit his profile/signature doesn't seem to 'newby friendly', and as Chris already stated, can 'encourage' users to make useless posts just to get to certain benchmarks/tags.

Correct BUT it goes a long way to preventing spam links in signatures being seeded and most admins are faced with the stark choice of spam annoying their members and also using up bandwidth or prevention and some people being upset. Manually vetting new posters on a forum this busy is just not feasible.

Could the profiles be enhanced to include a hw/sw section that did not allow links? It seems to be a common practice for members to list the hw/sw they use (I'm guessing its in the signature) which is a frequently asked question when us newbies post a request for help. I wouldn't expect that links would be needed in a section dedicated to the hw/sw environment that could be relevant to solving a problem. Might save a question/answer round or two in the replies.

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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2014, 12:47:13 PM »
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Some options and functions are allowed only after 20 posts on the forum.
Do this include viewing others' profile and signature or am I doing something wrong? :-\
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2014, 01:05:17 PM »
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Some options and functions are allowed only after 20 posts on the forum.
Do this include viewing others' profile and signature...

Yes for the profiles, you should be able to see their sigs, though.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2014, 09:15:32 PM »
Hi DavidR been a while since i posted in the forums,
that RequestPolicy you have on your Sig sounds another nice extra for Firefox that i didn't hear before
does it work well together with NoScript+Addblockplus?
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2014, 09:37:58 PM »
NoScript and RequestPolicy in firefox are belonging together like the two faces of old Janus.
The twin-extention security you cannot do without  ;D and DavidR can assure I am right here.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2014, 11:00:40 PM »
Been testing it and works great, one more good extra for firefox xD
thanks again DavidR for sharing this info on your Sig.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2014, 11:22:08 PM »
Hi DavidR been a while since i posted in the forums,
that RequestPolicy you have on your Sig sounds another nice extra for Firefox that i didn't hear before
does it work well together with NoScript+Addblockplus?

All three of them work just fine together - the only issue some have (not me) with RequestPolicy (RP) is it is some what more high maintenance. This is because many sites now have a huge number of third party sites that they access and automatically this access with RP, that access is blocked.

You have to allow access to sites (not to all) displayed - but over time this doesn't become too much hassle as you get a very good idea what 3rd party sites to allow or some of the images and layout might be missing/disorganised.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2015, 04:11:05 PM »
Hello,

I changed provider so I want to modify my e-mail address in my profile but apparently the editing is disabled.

Can this be enabled please?

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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2015, 04:23:21 PM »
Hello,

I changed provider so I want to modify my e-mail address in my profile but apparently the editing is disabled.

Can this be enabled please?

This really should be in the my.avast.com sub-forum https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=62.0

Your email address is tied to your my.avast.com account, logging on there will allow you to add a new email address to the Manage Emails part of the settings. This will need to be validated, once validated you can then set it as the default, which will then have changed in the forum profile settings.

If you need any further assistance, please create a new topic in the my.avast.com forum link above.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2015, 11:08:47 PM »
I have a question, since I'm new here. The username from the profile is public or not? Because it shouldn't be (for data privacy), but I'm not sure since when I click on somebody's profile I get a "You are not allowed to access this section" error. I don't know if I can't see profiles because I'm new, or nobody can see them.

The IP and more are also shown for me, but not for anybody else. I'm wondering if I'm the only one who can see them. Thanks!

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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2015, 11:17:45 PM »
I have a question, since I'm new here. The username from the profile is public or not? Because it shouldn't be (for data privacy), but I'm not sure since when I click on somebody's profile I get a "You are not allowed to access this section" error. I don't know if I can't see profiles because I'm new, or nobody can see them.

The IP and more are also shown for me, but not for anybody else. I'm wondering if I'm the only one who can see them. Thanks!

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You see your IP and the Mods can but the average user doesn't have access to that information.
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Re: Forum information, recommendations and few rules
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2015, 01:15:40 AM »
I have a question, since I'm new here. The username from the profile is public or not? Because it shouldn't be (for data privacy), but I'm not sure since when I click on somebody's profile I get a "You are not allowed to access this section" error. I don't know if I can't see profiles because I'm new, or nobody can see them.
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What you see in your posts is the Display name, not the user name (so it isn't public), only users who are logged in can view a very restricted sub-set of your profile information.

Because you are also very new, you have restrictions on what you can view, even in your own profile until you are no longer a newbie.
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