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Elsa
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I have strong defense on this site after that massive, deep hack I suffered a few years back.  Um... took almost a month to gain full control of the site back and we lost six months of data / work product. So I took care of that vulnerability.  

But right now it's really easy to be caught in the crossfire to become collateral damage in the war that's raging all around us.

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JoFrance
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A lot of sites don't want to deal with the war that's going on in our country right now and they've shut down discussions like that.  You are not alone with doing that and I sure don't want to add to your problem.

That being said, if you are being blamed or threatened, that is not acceptable.  I'd report whoever is doing that.  FCC dot gov loves receiving spammer addresses, but a better idea might be to submit their name to one of the DNS blacklists.  Search that topic.  They won't be spamming anyone for long.

The company I worked for once got on one of the DNS blacklists because one of our users signed up for some service that was  using our servers to spam.  It was very hard to get off the blacklist and we were blocked from emailing any site that used those blacklists as part of their spam filters.

Another option is through their ISP.  You can report their abuse to them and they will take action.  It works. 

 

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Elsa
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This has sort of killed conversation. I don't know what to do. I used to have a private board here. I don't know about doing that again.

Really, I think people spellbound by the news, more so by the day if not the hour. I'm not sure when or if that might  change. I'm not sure if a forum will be viable.

I mean people hate each other. It's so sad. People are tense and depressed. You say the wrong thing and God knows what will happen to you.

I just want to be myself with my natural voice. My newsletter is best for that or private consultation. Until and unless things normalize.

I mean I am here every day, working as hard as ever but where is everyone else? Is it me?

I don't really want to know the answer to that. If I am repulsive, there's not much I can do about it. I'd like to get beyond the election.

I don't think anyone should do anything drastic right now. Trying to take my own advice.

 

 

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@elsa It's not you. It's the times we're in. I don't know what's okay to say anymore on social media.  The next few weeks and months are going to be rough, too and we all know the reasons why. I do sense things have gotten quiet here--maybe people are overwhelmed by outside pressures, or maybe hunkering down and prepping themselves for what's to come. 

I work and live with older or disabled people. Some have dementia and have varying levels of awareness about the outside world. My job is to keep them happy, healthy, and safe, and listen to their families as they vent their stress. That's my focus right now. 

Okay, since y'all know I like YouTube videos, here's one from Hoppy Quick. He's right about how we need (collectively) to reconnect with our empathy. It's short, but gentle and straight from his heart. Enjoy.

 

 

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Occhineri
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@elsa You are a true blessing! I hope things improve soon and you can continue doing things here the way you want to.

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JoFrance
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@elsa, Don't do anything right now, Elsa. Just be yourself. Its going to be an ugly time for awhile, at least through the election. Its temporary. Everyone is concerned about the election and direction of the country at the moment.  Its definitely not about you, you're great.

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Elsa
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I have meant to address this to clarify and explain and apologize for my dramatic inconsistency. I'm sorry for the delay. I have dealing with this death, clients, a kidney stone and some other things.

I had a bad happening, and reacted to it. Overreacted, it turns out. I took the whole lounge for a time! And no politics! Then I purposely post political threads... timely. But I did not take time to explain and I'm sorry.

I did mention in this thread, I found a solution to the main problem, which I did.  So at this point, I would like to go back to talking about whatever... being polite, staying on topic etc. I am really sorry I did this. Period.

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Libra Noir
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@elsa Mercury retrograde! Thanks for the clarification.

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