I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
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- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Kudos and many thanks to Enola for working diligently the last few days with my problem. I can now access the forum from home.Hi. I just want to let you know of this problem:
Last evening about 10pm EST I was not able to access the forum due to my "IP address (being) banned". I couldn't contact the forum because of this. I sent an email help request to CFI in the hopes that someone would be able to forward my email to a moderator.
I don't know if anyone else had this problem. Today I am on, but not from home. I don't yet know if I can get on from home. Hopefully, it's ok.
I just tried it with OneNote and it did the same for me.Odd question here, more out of curiosity than anything else.... I use Microsoft OneNote frequently for personal notes. Just a little bit ago, I highlighted some text from there, ctrl + C, then ctrl + V into a post I was making here. The forum seemed to think I was trying to paste an image and treated it accordingly.
I deleted it and just typed it up manually, but I was wondering if anyone knew why that was. I can paste that same text into anything else and it treats it just like ordinary text.
Not a big deal at all, but my curiosity is getting the best of me.
Enola, Mytho, thanks both for that. I figured it was something regarding tags around the text. Apparently Facebook, for example, just ignores those. Good to know!Given your example there are multiple junctures at which the content of a copy / paste attempt could fail to be recognized by the receiving app:
- What your operating system "interprets" as the glob of data you selected and copied within OneNote;
- What your browser interprets as the OS's interpretation of the data glob being fed into an online transaction; and
- What the forum's (XenForo) resident editing routines interpret as the browser's interpretation of the glob being pasted into a forum editing pane.
I've seen the same effect in trying to copy and paste content from (e.g.) webpages, PDF files, and files open in any of a number of apps.
OneNote uses a proprietary file format involving a lot of OneNote-specific embedded formatting code. My guess is that your browser and / or XenForo were trying to transfer a data glob that only OneNote might find sensible.
It's common for apps and online services to presume that an arbitrary / unrecognizable glob of digital data must be a single chunk that is most likely a unary object like an image or "clipping", and default to treating it as such.
As long as you're operating in a purely Microsoft environment (OS; apps) such transfers among apps are transparent within that proprietary milieu. This transparency fails when you reach out to export something into an app or service external to this proprietary milieu.
Yes, this has been pointed out.Although this is an HTTPS website, I notice that many pages say 'not secure'.
It's probably not a problem, but I thought I should point it out.
Yes / no / sorta ...Did you know...
that if you click the automatically hyperlinked location on a member's profile, a Google map will open up in a new tab revealing where that member is posting from? ...
I think that could be just Google Maps guessing where you yourself live. And it knows that from your router or whatever. That is to say, if I click on my own location, it knows, and shows my nearest town. But if you click on my location I doubt you'd see where I live... give it a try with mine, who knows? So I think your geo-anonymity is safe.Well. My location entry is not a location name and clicking on the phrase still brings up map of my area. Is this necessary? Do we have to just leave it blank for anonymity? Who cares about the map anyway?
I think you're safe - all the link does is search Google Maps for that named location, taken from the text. I clicked on yours and the link it generated was https://www.google.com/maps?q=generally+on+the+fringesI think that could be just Google Maps guessing where you yourself live. And it knows that from your router or whatever. That is to say, if I click on my own location, it knows, and shows my nearest town. But if you click on my location I doubt you'd see where I live... give it a try with mine, who knows? So I think your geo-anonymity is safe.
Right now I blanked out location, so nowhere to click. It used to be EST on the vague assumption that it might be of use to know what time zone I'm in. If I licked on it I saw a map of my general area. Google certainly does know where my IP address is, but my question is why on this board do we care about a link to Maps at all. If someone lists that he's in Moscow, that's interesting, but it's all I need to know. I don't need to see a specific map.I think you're safe - all the link does is search Google Maps for that named location, taken from the text. I clicked on yours and the link it generated was https://www.google.com/maps?q=generally+on+the+fringes
Which obviously returns nothing.
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Well, the fact that you call him "Waldo" suggests that you're more likely to be in North America than in Europe...You'd be surprised where any website thinks I am at any time. You'd have to be really good at playing "Where's Waldo" to even getting close. It always gives me a good chuckle. Even FB isn't close.