How Do You Usually Access NT?

  

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By:  perrie-halpern  •  one month ago  •  110 comments

How Do You Usually Access NT?
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JohnRussell
1  JohnRussell    one month ago

ham radio. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

LOL

 
 
 
arkpdx
1.1.1  arkpdx  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1    one month ago

I use mental telepathy but as I get older the signal is fading a bit

 
 
 
TTGA
1.2  TTGA  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
ham radio.

John, does it come with eggs and hash browns??????

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  TTGA @1.2    one month ago

Good one. 

 
 
 
cjcold
1.3  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

With trepidation.

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
1.4  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Me, too, JohnRussell, I have a Ham and it talks to me!  For an NYC minute, I thought I was nuts. Now, I know it is you.

 
 
 
Tacos!
2  Tacos!    one month ago

Carrier Pigeon.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Tacos! @2    one month ago

So are dinosaurs next on the list of animals you are going to resurrect. I'm impressed.

 
 
 
TTGA
2.1.1  TTGA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1    one month ago

Perrie, you're thinking of Passenger Pigeons, which are extinct.  Plenty of carrier pigeons around.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  TTGA @2.1.1    one month ago

Ah yes, you are right TTGA. 

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
2.2  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  Tacos! @2    2 weeks ago

Hey, watch that! - Jonathan Livingston Pigeon-Poo, "Doctored"

Carrier Pigeon fought along with soldiers in both WWI and WWII. They are heroes. Isn't it enough that you Right Wingers's POS in the White House denigrate Veterans, now, you have to do the same with Carrier Pigeon?

Have you no decency?

I am asking, because I don't, either, and I thought maybe, just maybe, we could "hook-up."

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     one month ago

Smoke Signals.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago

Do you have a lot of wood or do you have it delivered?

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1    one month ago

I have it delivered. 

 
 
 
TTGA
3.1.2  TTGA  replied to  Kavika @3.1.1    one month ago

Is that the special deal from Logs R Us??

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago
Smoke Signals.

Ha!!!!!

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2    one month ago

Isn't that the funniest?  So great.

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2    one month ago

Isn't that the funniest?  So great.

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
3.2.3  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2    2 weeks ago

Who asked, you, Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom?  Of all people, you should know better. I don't, but, you should.  Shame, Shame, Shame!

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago

That is hilarious.

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3    one month ago

That is hilarious!

 
 
 
evilgenius
4  evilgenius    one month ago

Normally by my laptop using Chrome. I have on a rare occasion used my iPhone (also using Chrome), but it doesn't work as well for me to post.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @4    one month ago

Can you explain why it doesn't work well for you and what you would like to changed to make it easier to use?

 
 
 
evilgenius
4.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1    one month ago

For some time it just wouldn't work. I don't think it was setup before for dynamic html so the formatting was off and I had issues getting logged in.  Now as I'm thinking about it and looking at it - it looks much better and probably usable. But because I'm normally always here during the day while I'm I'm on my laptop though... 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @4.1.1    one month ago
 I don't think it was setup before for dynamic html so the formatting was off and I had issues getting logged in.  Now as I'm thinking about it and looking at it - it looks much better and probably usable. 

That was very helpful info. Thanks!

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
4.1.3  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1    2 weeks ago

GRAMMATICAL MISTAKE!  That is ONE ticket for you, Perrie!

."..what you would like to changed to make it easier to use?"

 
 
 
Freewill
4.2  Freewill  replied to  evilgenius @4    one month ago
I have on a rare occasion used my iPhone (also using Chrome), but it doesn't work as well for me to post.

I too will use my IPhone from time to time, but using the Safari web browser.  The user interface was recently (maybe 2-3 months ago?) improved tremendously and now it is fairly easy to reply to comments and post from the phone.  If I have links to add though, that gets a bit tricky, but not impossible.  It is MUCH better than it was.  However, it won't stay logged in so I have to sign in again each time.  

Still I prefer working from my laptop, using Chrome.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freewill @4.2    one month ago

Good info there Freewill. Thanks.

 
 
 
devangelical
5  devangelical    one month ago

primary - home wifi

secondary - cell wifi hotspot

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @5    one month ago

primary - laptop

secondary - tablet/cell

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  devangelical @5.1    one month ago

Wow, I love you defaults! Also a tablet user!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6  Bob Nelson    one month ago

Windows or Android. I've just switched from Firefox to Opera on both OSs. Two speed-dial icons, to the FP and to Be Reasonable! (Along with sites like Amazon, ... ) 

My Windows machine is a small-form-factor Ryzen 5 that I assembled last month. My tablet is a Huawei. So is my phone.

I have lots of subscriptions, via RSS and email, whose headlines I skim all day, reading maybe 25-30 in detail. The next morning, I post the articles I found most interesting. That happens on the Windows machine, where it's easier to work with multiple windows. In the evening, the tablet competes with the TV, NT being among the sites I spend the most time on.

I rarely consult NT on my phone. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Bob Nelson @6    one month ago

OK, so you are one of our tablet users. Good to know. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    one month ago

Yes. Not much for seeding - Android doesn't handle multiple windows very well. Seeding requires:
- the Original Article (usually a browser tab), 
- more browser tabs, for searching whatever,
- an image editor, 
- a text editor (for my store of gifs and html).

OTOH, for browsing from my recliner, in front of the TV.... a tablet is a "comfortable" solution. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
7  Split Personality    one month ago

5 year old Dell PC w/multiple monitors and almost always on FireFox

NT is on two laptops which I rarely use because they are slow, smaller screens and sometimes no functionality at all on Chrome.

Edge is not much better.

Phone?  What are you kidding?  We don't do internet on the phone. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
7.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Split Personality @7    one month ago

Huawei updated last year's P30Pro (which is still eligible for Google updates) and dropped the price to €700. Its camera is among the best.

The screen is 6.5" OLED, LOTS of pixels. So it's a tad bigger than a Kindle, and perfectly apt as an e-reader. It's not big enough for web browsing to be comfortable, but it's not horrible, either.

It's dual-SIM, which is nice for people who live on two continents. That means there's no SD card, but there's 128 Go intern, which should be enough. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @7    one month ago

Why firefox?

 
 
 
Split Personality
7.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.2    one month ago

Between moderating and advertising the others were more glitchy, but FF has developed some tics also

and whenever I get "Bad Post" or error communicating with the server, I just reset FF.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.2.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @7.2.1    one month ago

OK Now I understand.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @7.2.1    one month ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

That might be a solution for me

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
8  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one month ago

Osmosis.

 
 
 
Freewill
9  Freewill    one month ago

Typically a series of keystrokes and the click of a bookmark in my web browser.  It's bordering on magic. 

I have a bot working on a back door, but I will stop short of a full-on DNS attack.  Don't tell TiG I said that!   (-:

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freewill @9    one month ago

Shooooosh... it will remain our secret! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
10  Gsquared    one month ago

ESP

 
 
 
Freewill
10.1  Freewill  replied to  Gsquared @10    one month ago
ESP

Eastern State Penitentiary?

 
 
 
Gsquared
10.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Freewill @10.1    one month ago

Extra Sensory Perception.   

I knew you were going to say that...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
10.1.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.1    one month ago

Hilarious exchange!

 
 
 
Freewill
10.1.3  Freewill  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.1    one month ago
I knew you were going to say that...

jrSmiley_28_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
pat wilson
11  pat wilson    one month ago

Desktop IMac. Sometimes my Iphone but I don't like trying using the phone for NT.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
11.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  pat wilson @11    one month ago

What don't you like about using your Iphone for NT and how could it be better?

 
 
 
pat wilson
11.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.1    one month ago

It's not NT, it's the smallness of the screen.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  pat wilson @11.1.1    one month ago

I'm with you. I don't do anything on my phone except call and text. An occasional Candy Crush game. I honestly don't know how people can glue themselves to their phones all day

 
 
 
MAGA
12  MAGA    one month ago

Almost exclusively with my iPhone XS and safari with unlimited data or WiFi.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
12.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MAGA @12    one month ago

What would make it easier for you to use your iPhone?

 
 
 
MAGA
12.1.1  MAGA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @12.1    one month ago

Not sure.  It’s reasonably easy to navigate for the most part.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
13  Texan1211    one month ago

Laptop and phone occasionally.

Harder to do on phone.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Texan1211 @13    one month ago

What makes it harder to use on the phone?

 
 
 
Texan1211
13.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1    one month ago

my fat fingers!!

not a technical issue. just never texted much. so typing is way harder and slower

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Texan1211 @13.1.1    one month ago

So, you are above the age of 35, LOL. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
13.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1.2    one month ago

61!!

But I have had the fat fingers forever!

 
 
 
Freewill
13.1.4  Freewill  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1    one month ago
What makes it harder to use on the phone?

A condition known as "hot dog fingers".

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
13.1.5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Texan1211 @13.1.1    one month ago

Yes... tiny hands and fingers have advantages when it comes to cell phones and working on modern cars. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
13.1.6  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1.2    one month ago

I'm over 35, but I have teenagers that text me like crazy, so I've gotten quite good at texting... oh and I got an IPhone 11, which has a much larger screen than the iPhone SE (same size as a 5).

 
 
 
Raven Wing
14  Raven Wing    one month ago

I use my desktop - HP Slimline - Model: s5-1205z

Windows 7

Chrome

I also use it on my HP laptop - z6000

Window 7

Chrome

 
 
 
TᵢG
15  TᵢG    one month ago

Good information.

Normally it is good to assume that people will use their mobile devices to stay in touch while going about their daily business.   When they have something complex to do, they would go to their desktop (or a pad with today's pads).   The smaller the screen size, the less one can do in a single step.

NT on the desktop will thus always have the most functionality.   A mobile version of NT should have only the essential functionality that is used most of the time while away from one's desktop.   It should allow the mobile user to conveniently do the most common mobile tasks and not be cluttered with functionality that is sporadically used or inappropriate for a small screen.

To wit ...

What is the most critical functionality to put on a mobile version of NT?

 
 
 
TᵢG
15.1  TᵢG  replied to  TᵢG @15    one month ago

No takers?

Okay, if we can only put three major functions on a mobile device (not true, this is hypothetical) which three would you choose?

When you go to NT on your mobile device, which three major functions would you pick?

For example:

  • Recent Articles
  • Article presentation with commenting
  • Tracker
  • Trending articles
  • Collection of your articles
  • Publishing a new original article
  • Seeding a new article using Fetch
  • Recent Comments
  • Contributors
  • Group list
  • Group moderation / administration
  • Member list
  • Photo gallery
  • User settings
  • Friends
  • History (articles, comments)
  • Bookmark list
  • ...

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
15.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    one month ago

I'm using Opera on my (Android) phone to make this Comment.

It’s a big screen... thank goodness... because the keyboard takes  the lower third of it... and NT's editing icons take the top third.

Obviously, I cannot refer to the Comment to which I'm Replying, without scrolling, which is a pain.

I'm not sure of any better solution. A smaller keyboard would be hard to use. I'm a pretty heavy user of NT's editing options, so I wouldn't want them reduced.

This is "Opera for Android", the same app as the tablet, but locked in "portrait withmmobile UI" whereas the tablet is locked in "landscape with desktop UI". My three devices sync all their browser data. (There's another Opera, called "Opera Touch" which has a less cluttered interface... but can't sync!)

One annoyance: the "navigation rose" takes up much too much of the screen.

Even with the "mobile UI", Opera gives all of NT's site, in a vertical scroll. 

 
 
 
Freewill
15.1.2  Freewill  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    one month ago

I'll be your huckleberry...

1.  Seeding a new article using Fetch

2.  Tracker

3.  Recent Comments

 
 
 
Freewill
15.1.3  Freewill  replied to  Bob Nelson @15.1.1    one month ago
I cannot refer to the Comment to which I'm Replying, without scrolling, which is a pain.

^^ What he said ^^

Although will be tough to remedy on a small screen.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
15.1.4  Bob Nelson  replied to  Bob Nelson @15.1.1    one month ago

OK... now I'm using my Windows machine...

Since the "Opera for Android locked in portrait, with Mobile UI" (wow, what a mouthful!) is a pretty good "phone" experience already, perhaps the most useful approach is: "Which pages do we use most?" 

For me, that would be: 
 1 Tracker
 2 Tracker / Articles
 3 Front Page ("Home") / "Trending" (I don't often use the other sections of the Front Page, but that's just a question of their position in the FP's vertical scroll stack, not of whether or not they should be present.)

 1a Speed-dial direct access to Be Reasonable!'s home page, for the "Create New Discussion" button.
      (I use the same access when posting to some other Group - "Herding Cats" or "Discovery".)
 2a "Create Article As A Group Discussion" text-entry form

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
15.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    one month ago

Tracker, recent comments, recent articles, if I were limited to 3.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
15.1.6  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    one month ago

I'm going to make it a far simpler answer...

I would want to read replies / comments and be able to read articles. From my phone... I doubt I would want to publish anything. However, I might want to be able to upload and post pictures I've got on my phone. Oh... I would like to be able to get to my private notes too. I'm pretty simple really.

If I wanted to get really fancy, I could mirror my phone to my TV and plug my keyboard into my TV. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
15.1.7  Citizen Kane-473667  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    one month ago

All of the above except Group list, members list, bookmarks list, contributors, and Collection of your articles list

 
 
 
Raven Wing
15.1.8  Raven Wing  replied to  TᵢG @15.1    2 weeks ago

The three I would choose:

  • Publishing a new original article
  • Seeding a new article using Fetch
  • Bookmark list
 
 
 
Kathleen
16  Kathleen    one month ago

Mostly on my phone and occasionally on my laptop using Chrome.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
16.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kathleen @16    one month ago

So to that, let me refer you to Tig's question:

What is the most critical functionality to put on a mobile version of NT?

 
 
 
Kathleen
16.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @16.1    one month ago

Even though the phone is more convenient, I can’t seem to copy and paste. There is also some things I have not taken advantage of on the site too. 

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
16.1.2  Citizen Kane-473667  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @16.1    one month ago
What is the most critical functionality to put on a mobile version of NT?

Getting it to display properly when using Firefox as a browser on an android device

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
17  sandy-2021492    one month ago

Desktop usually.  Phone sometimes during the day.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
17.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @17    one month ago

What is the most critical functionality to put on a mobile version of NT?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
17.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17.1    one month ago

I really don't have much trouble using NT on my phone.  I'd say the only thing that's tough to do is publish, due to the difficulty of copying and pasting on my phone.  I'm not sure there's a way around that.

 
 
 
TᵢG
17.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  sandy-2021492 @17.1.1    one month ago

Very little since it is Apple that controls that behavior.   I personally hate the way iOS select/copy/paste works on the iPhone.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
17.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @17.1.2    one month ago

I figured as much.  My phone is an Android, but I think the C&P works about the same either way.  Tough to work around the OS.

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
18  Citizen Kane-473667    one month ago

By computer most of the time because it doesn't display properly on my Android smart phone. I use Firefox as a browser 99.99% of the time because of less tracking than Chrome or Bing. I would use my phone more if it worked right and therefore be able to spend more time here because I have to be at home with downtime to play on my laptop to view and use the site properly.  An app would be GREAT!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
18.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @18    one month ago

CK,

What would make it easier for you, on your phone? What is hard for you to do?

 
 
 
TTGA
19  TTGA    one month ago

Hmmm.  Thought I had put mine on here.  Oh well.  Strictly on a PC.  Windows 10 and Firefox.  My phone is still a flip phone.  May seem old fashioned but that phone has been run over by a pick up truck and still functions perfectly.  I don't think too many smart phones can do that.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
19.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  TTGA @19    one month ago

No, you wrote your comment in the area under the actual poll.

 
 
 
TTGA
19.1.1  TTGA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1    one month ago

Ahhh, found it there.  Flip phone thing is still true but I did find out the hard way that they are not waterproof.  Fell out of a boat about ten years ago.  Cost me fifty bucks to replace it at the Verizon store.jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
20  Release The Kraken    one month ago

I suggest everyone use firefox, otherwise your information is stored and available.

Be safe!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
20.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Release The Kraken @20    one month ago

Every browser stores information, even Firefox. It might be safer now, then the other ones, but if it is sold, it will be the same. Just a fyi.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
20.1.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @20.1    one month ago

I am not a big porn watcher but I bet we have a few of these older dudes into some weird shit. A site owner can see where they've been creeping. Just a simple warning for the elderly perv on Newstalkers, Don't let Big Sister know what a disgusting pig you are.

We don't want her sharing that with us either. I think i'd vomit.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
20.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Release The Kraken @20.1.1    one month ago

That is simply not true. I can only see what people are doing on this site. If anyone does something else somewhere else, I can't see. 

And everything on the site is confidential. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
20.1.3  Release The Kraken  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @20.1.2    one month ago

Ok if you say so, jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
TᵢG
20.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  Release The Kraken @20.1.3    one month ago

NT, as is true with all normal sites, has no mechanisms for tracing general internet packets emanating from your ipaddress;  it only receives packets that you explicitly send to it.    This is fundamental to internet security.   The only clue that a site like NT could have is from the referrer (technically this is a misspelling but that is the name).  The referrer is the site you are on when you click a hyperlink (which is different from entering a new address in the address bar).   So if you are on a porn site that by some act of magic has a hyperlink to an NT url embedded in it (a ridiculous hypothetical), then technically it is possible to know you came from that porn site if you click that hyperlink .   But just going to a porn site and then entering an NT url in your browser address bar will never carry any information about your visit to the porn site.   That simply is not how the internet works.

512

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
20.1.5  Release The Kraken  replied to  TᵢG @20.1.4    one month ago

So you are saying you cannot see the previous url a visitor used, because google analytics provides that to the business owners. If you want to debate this you will lose.

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TᵢG
20.1.6  TᵢG  replied to  Release The Kraken @20.1.5    one month ago
So you are saying you cannot see the previous url a visitor used, because google analytics provides that to the business owners. If you want to debate this you will lose.

No, BF, I wrote that the referrer is the only way to know where a user was.   When someone clicks on a hyperlink on another site that has NT as its target, that is known as a referral.   NT would then know the site that did the referral.  

Google analytics reports on referrals; the clicking of hyperlinks.

However if you go to the website BadfishBunGirls.com and then go to your address bar in your browser and type in a url for NT, BadfishBunGirls.com will NOT be included in the packet.   That would NOT be a referral.  

see @20.1.4 for a more detailed explanation of the above.

 
 
 
Ender
20.1.7  Ender  replied to  TᵢG @20.1.6    one month ago

From what I gather, which is what I think you are saying, it tells you how someone got to the site. Not a site they were on before.

 
 
 
TᵢG
20.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  Ender @20.1.7    one month ago

Exactly!   If you click on a hyperlink, the destination website (the target of the hyperlink) can use the referrer information (if supplied) to know the website that hosted the hyperlink (the source ).

A hyperlink to NT must actually exist on the source website for NT, and the user must click that hyperlink, to have the technical means to know about it (short of engaging in some cooperative cookie sharing   jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif ).

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
21  Bob Nelson    one month ago

There are now several browsers that have VPNs built-in. This allows anonymous browsing, using a spoofed address. 

Lots of sites are geo-locked. For example, from France many US sites are inaccessible. With a VPN spoofing a US address, pas de problème

 
 
 
Kathleen
22  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

384 Can someone tell me why I keep getting this when I try to go on this website.  It only happens on this website. It also has done something similar on my computer as well.

This is what I get on my phone sometimes and I have to re-boot it to get back on this site. It’s very frustrating.

 
 
 
Kathleen
22.1  Kathleen  replied to  Kathleen @22    2 weeks ago

I guess no one can answer this.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
22.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Kathleen @22.1    2 weeks ago

I had the same problem a couple of weeks back. Perrie told me to clear my cache in the browser "Images Only". It worked. Guess I had too much "clutter" in there and it caused the request to be loaded with other crap???? All I know is what was once a daily occurrence disappeared and all is good. Hope that helps.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
22.1.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @22.1    2 weeks ago

You'd best send a PM to TiG for problems like this. Be patient. He's very busy.

 
 
 
Kathleen
22.1.3  Kathleen  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @22.1.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks Jim..

 
 
 
TᵢG
22.1.5  TᵢG  replied to  Kathleen @22.1    2 weeks ago
I guess no one can answer this.

We are not on NT 24/7.

I saw this happen in the past and contacted our platform techs (this is behavior outside of the NT code base).   This was remedied by clearing caches.   But it is not clear what triggers this condition.   Devices do periodically need to be reset (turned off and on) and browser caches needed to periodically be cleared.

I suggest that you contact me via chat or PN when this occurs and give me as much specific information as you can as to what you were doing when this occurred.   What I will do is open a ticket with the platform techs and provide this information to help them attempt to diagnose the root cause.   The more specific information, the better chance they will have.

 
 
 
Split Personality
22.1.6  Split Personality  replied to  TᵢG @22.1.5    2 weeks ago

I get this about once a day and have learned to just turn off Firefox and turn it back on -

it usually restores the open sessions.  A nuisance but not the end of the world.

 
 
 
Split Personality
22.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @22.1.6    2 weeks ago

It happens equally when I try to comment, flag or ticket.

 
 
 
TᵢG
22.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  Split Personality @22.1.6    2 weeks ago

Good grief, daily?   You resolve by shutting down Firefox (just the browser)?   How many tabs do you have open in Firefox (usually)?

 
 
 
TᵢG
22.1.9  TᵢG  replied to  Split Personality @22.1.7    2 weeks ago

Let's continue in chat or PN

 
 
 
Kathleen
22.1.11  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @22.1.5    2 weeks ago

I did what Jim told me to do. Hopefully that will help. If it happens again, I will PM you. It happens everyday and randomly. Thanks.

Sorry about being impatient.

It could be a omen... (bad request)

 
 
 
Split Personality
22.1.12  Split Personality  replied to  TᵢG @22.1.9    2 weeks ago

I cleared the cache yesterday and so far, so good.

 
 
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