Moderation Issues (6)

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  1. Alan Fox:
    Anyone else experiencing problems connecting to TSZ? I’m wondering if we’re nearing some capacity limit.

    I had a small issue with a failed update.

    Something that occurs quite frequently though: hyperlinks often result in a ‘download’ dialogue rather than following the url. May be my browser, but it only happens with TSZ. When it happens, it affects every hyperlink. It just kind of goes away after a while.

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  2. Allan Miller: Something that occurs quite frequently though: hyperlinks often result in a ‘download’ dialogue rather than following the url. May be my browser, but it only happens with TSZ. When it happens, it affects every hyperlink. It just kind of goes away after a while.

    I get that, too. I was putting it down to lower (and sometimes intermittent) internet speed. My phone offers a download later if there’s no signal but then my laptop is now doing the same at odd times.

    As you say, it goes away but I’m thinking maybe canary, coalmine.

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  3. I have the same experience. Try again a few minutes later and it has resolved itself…

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  4. I also get this bug and it resolves if I go to history and click on a succesful older link to the site. I think phoodoo borught this issue up sometime ago.

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  5. Some of my comments were removed a week ago and an explanation given that it would invite trolling. I will comply.

    But in my defense, said phraseology referring to a certain city was used by the prestigious scientific journal Nature in a January 2020 editorial that is referenced under a title with supposed objectionable phraseology that said “Stop the Xxxxx virus”.

    Furthermore, a Taiwanese newspaper uses said supposed objectionable phrase.

    The premise for this editorial exercise of deletion was that it invited trolling or misunderstanding. That’s fine.

    But if I were Chinese of Taiwanese origin (and I have Chinese blood), the use of the said supposed objectionable phrase was to point the finger at a corrupt regime that punished medical doctors in a certain country (name not mentioned) in a certain city (name not mentioned) for simply telling the truth.

    We can use alternative phrases perhaps that could be misconstrued to be racist but still accurately convey the corrupt conduct that hindered the spread of truth that might have made the situation manageable.

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  6. stcordova,

    Hey Sal, how do you like how spray tan is handling this situation so far? Do you think it is even possible to be doing a worse job? The most cases in the world, will end with the most deaths, chaos, policies changing daily, ignoring experts, making fun of governors, getting angry at tough questions, trying to weasel funds for himself, firing Naval commanders who expose outbreaks on their ship, being against oversight on the funds for the bailout, cutting medical workers out of the sick leave program, exempting big business, calling it fake news, playing golf…..

    Who could be worse Sal?

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  7. stcordova: But if I were Chinese of Taiwanese origin (and I have Chinese blood), the use of the said supposed objectionable phrase was to point the finger at a corrupt regime that punished medical doctors in a certain country (name not mentioned) in a certain city (name not mentioned) for simply telling the truth.

    The issue was not sensitivity for the corruption of the government rather the use promoted and justified the aggressive impulses of the dim witted among us towards individuals who have nothing to do with the said government.

    Right now my own government could be viewed in much the same light , allowing the increase in the severity thru mismanagement ,lies ,cya , as the government of xxxxxxx.

    Perhaps in order to simplify the description , the scientific accepted name would be easier.

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  8. how do I post a screenshot image of a couple of graphs? The file is .png and about 700kb in size.

    thanks in advance

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  9. PeterP,

    You can upload one file (up to 2Mb) with a comment. Just click on the wide button just above the comment box. That should open files on your computer, from which you select the one you want and click open. Then click “post comment”. It should appear below any text you type in. It may take a little while for a large file and slow upload speed.

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  10. Thanks, Alan. I was doing that but I was expecting the image to show up in the preview box and did not realize it would only show after I posted the comment.

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