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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:37 pm

A lot of the time I am logged on but have the laptop closed and dealing with other things.

In Essex we are trying to become a seaside county (the whole of Essex). I can't remember the last day it did not rain here. The garage has flooded so I have been spending time I would rather be fixing the +2 digging drainage ditches. Still it could be worse; next door their sewer flooded their house with 12 inches of poo water. The garage is mostly dry now so fingers crossed I will get back on the +2 next week.

No; no hiding for me and always happy to help if I can.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu May 10, 2012 10:24 pm

garyeanderson wrote: "Why" would someone with an anonomous username need to hide who they are?

If someone is hidden how can you know that their username is anonymous ? :?

garyeanderson wrote: Are we being spyed on? Gary

I don't think so. But on occasions guests can outnumber registered & hidden combined. e.g.
like now:

In total there are 35 users online :: 7 registered, 2 hidden and 26 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)

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PostPost by: dpo#4 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 am

Dear Gary and other regular contributors-

As a long time "guest" (lurker) and recently registered user, I never thought about the effect of accessing this site without logging on. Do I show up as a "guest" or "hidden user"? Is there some connection to site ad revenue, though surely minute? I do see that "Last visit was:" shows the last time I actually logged on, as only my ISP address would be available when I didn't, yes? So, not nefarious and not ashamed, just lazy and clueless. I'll log on if it makes any difference.(Thread Drift Alarm) And nice progress on your two projects, Gary. Good pictures and explanation of a sensible build strategy. I just got a digital camera and will attempt posting as soon as I decipher all this 21st century techno-stuff. There's a reason I like this 60's car. On Board Diagnostics? That would be us.
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri May 11, 2012 7:32 am

Hi Ray
A hidden user is a member that is logged on to the forum and

You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You can edit your posts in this forum
You can delete your posts in this forum
You can post attachments in this forum

but not in any topic that is archived.

A guest can read any of the topics but can not do much else.

3451 members and maybe a hundred contribute to the silliness on a regular basis, Pete can even count to three.

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PostPost by: SAKO » Fri May 18, 2012 5:18 pm

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