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Hello Michael! Newbie here,

Hello Michael! Newbie here, thanks for having me!
I was thinking a history category would be nice for the forums.
What are your thoughts?
Thanks!

Unpublished Post

First time posting, so I'm sure it's my fault, but definitely not Spam.

Joη's picture

it's back

sorry about that. Fixing an issue. Not your fault. Welcome!

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Thanks! Fast turnaround.

Thanks! Fast turnaround.

Unpublished Post

My post about liberty-minded presidential candidates has gone unpublished. I wonder why. Thanks.

Edward Moran

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see:

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3461803

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

For some reason, I can't show an amazon link.

I'll try it again here, and we'll see:
"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" By Barbara Kingsolver
http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Vegetable-Miracle-Year-Food/dp/...

See? I'm looking at the link I just put below the book title, but when I hit "Save" it disappears. This is the second time this has happened recently. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, if anything. Here's where I was trying to put it.
http://www.dailypaul.com/323646/walmart-ice-cream-sandwich-w...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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M, I see the link just fine.

Do you still not see it? I see it both right there, above, and in your other comment on the Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich thread. Seems to be working fine.

Can you see it here?
http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Vegetable-Miracle-Year-Food/dp/...

I still don't see it. Anywhere.

Either you must have x-ray vision...
I must have some visual impairment, namely, amazonyopia... or
as I expected would happen sooner or later, I've crossed over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y

Well, thanks for checking. I don't get it, but I'm glad to know that the links appear for others. Hmmm. Let me test something else. I just clicked on the comments below the Book Talk blurbs to go to those posts/comments, that is, where those books would have been originally linked. Nope. I can't see those links either. But... I went to the jam session and can see you-tube links okay.

I'm out of my element to try to understand such a phenomenon, unless... maybe links to Amazon recommendations only appear to those who did not a few years ago survey their wall-to-wall bookcased homes and declare a no if's, and's, or but's book-buying moratorium. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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might you have an ad blocker on?

?

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I figured this was the same "ad blocker" issue,

that is, I figured that the Amazon link I posted in a comment today for the book "Feelings Buried Alive Never Die" really was there, even though I personally couldn't see it. And maybe it is! But...

...this time (unlike the previous case with Animal, Vegetable, Miracle), I also don't see the book in "Book Talk." So that's what makes me wonder if it actually did get listed in the comment.

DP comment: http://www.dailypaul.com/324198#comment-3466749
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Feelings-Buried-Alive-Never-Die/dp/091...

Well, I was curious. But fagettaboutit. It seems you have more pressing things to tend to. Good luck with that password issue.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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hrm

sometimes the link scanner misses an amazon link, yes. Definitely if it scans your comment, then you add the link later, but possibly also because it's at the end, with a period after? I don't know in this case.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

The title has miraculously appeared in Book Talk. :)

Thanks. I came back intending to delete the (invisible) link I had here, so that this Mod Suggestion Box reference to the book wouldn't appear in Book Talk - then realized I can't any longer. Well, feel free to drop this Book Talk reference if you think it's appropriate.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Ah! I just might.

Well, I suppose I do. My resident experts handle such things for me. And yes, a while back I did complain that the area to the right of my e-mails was always filled with ads - ads directly related to my computer use, incl. what was discussed in personal correspondence. I found it creepy. Anyway, like magic, the problem was fixed. And that was that. (These guys know to only tell me tech stuff on a "need to know" basis.) I didn't even notice that it affected more than just my email screen. So, you solved the mystery. Thanks.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Premium Subscription

I accidentally ordered my subscription twice, even though I only logged into PayPal once. I notice that my order history says "payment pending" or something like that. Am I not being upgraded because I ordered my upgrade twice? Or, does it just take awhile for the payment to process from PayPal?

Please accept my apologies for being a bonehead and my thanks for helping me figure this out!

Ed

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Edmond - I will look into this today

No need to apologize. There is a bug in the DP software. The problem was not on your end, but mine.

I'll look into it and email you before the end of the day.

Michael

Thanks, Michael

And, I really enjoyed your MAN post. I hope to be able to add content with as much depth and feeling!

Ed

I can't seem to find any

I can't seem to find any relevant information about Advertising on the Daily Paul. The obvious links lead to an empty thread with no comments. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Advertising - updated link

http://www.dailypaul.com/advertise

Please feel free to get in contact with me as well:

thankyou [at] dailypaul [dot] com

User "riff raff"

Seems to be one of those advertiser accounts.

Posts unrelated sentences and then links to youtube or other websites.

Haven't bothered clicking on any (really don't want to risk a virus).

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Yes, we've taken care of the riff raff

;)

Thanks for the alert.

deacon's picture

I need some info

Our bank changed the Credit cards and their numbers,so how do I update my acct to reflect the new numbers?
The 'billing' tab only has the save tab,nothing else
d

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Joη's picture

is PayPal your payment method?

If so, and you entered the information on paypal, you must update that information in paypal. See here for more info, possibly here.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

deacon's picture

paypal..yes

OK,I think i set up a new card,is there any way to see if I am donating to this site?
Our bank statement says it wasn't taken out this month
thanks again Jon
d

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

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you should be able to check your order history

here.

Strictly speaking, most subscribers probably use funds from their paypal accounts, so it shouldn't matter.

But it looks like there's a "pay with credit card" option, which might be what you've done.

There does not appear to be a July payment. I'd cancel the membership then reactivate it using the new card.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

NOTICE TO MODS ...

... please check your ads for malware.

I just had a new tab open in Firefox claiming my virus software might be out of date. Looks like a scam. It happened twice, and I did not click on anything. I do have other tabs to other sites open, so I don't know if it is the DP, but please check it out.

Thanks.

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Jon, are you here? Michael

Jon, are you here? Michael says I should post my concern here even though I posted it to the web site link at the bottom of the page. My old posts do not seem to be available any longer. I can only see posts back to 2012. I know I've posted before that.

Thanks.

Beware the cult of "government"...

Joη's picture

howdy

Offhand I can't tell where "I posted it to the web site link at the bottom of the page" is referencing, or which "old posts" specifically are missing (as in by URL).

I can say your old posts are as accessible as everyone else's a number of ways:

Via the Archive, where every day is linked:
http://www.dailypaul.com/archive

Or the posts tab on your account (which include body summaries):
http://www.dailypaul.com/user/13949/nodes

Or lastly, via the old, gray (all) link next to Recent Posts on your account profile:
http://www.dailypaul.com/myposts/13949

...And it looks like that is the one, since it ends in 2012 for you, with no further options to paginate (aha, as you mention here). Ok. Checking the stuff that makes that page, I see it is paginated, as can be seen on my page of it:
http://www.dailypaul.com/myposts/15029

The difference? My account says I have:

Nodes : Comments
132 : 6442

Yours says:

Nodes : Comments
44 : 906

The /myposts/#### display paginates if you have 50+ nodes, which I do (132) and you do not (44). Your first post with that account is here:
/260196/the-ron-paul-liberty-corvette-is-for-sale

Now, you have comments going back to March of 2012, we do differentiate between posts and comments:
http://www.dailypaul.com/mycomments/13949

Might you be recalling those?

In the event you still think you have older posts, first try recalling if you have an older DP account with that content but switched to using this account at some point. If not, try finding the old content with the links provided. From my perspective, you don't have a post older than this.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

ChristianAnarchist's picture

Well darn... I was sure I had

Well darn... I was sure I had older posts but I guess I was just a lurker back then. Thanks for your help.

Beware the cult of "government"...

deacon's picture

Thought I'd pop in

and say HI,and thank each of you for making and keeping
this fine site up and running,It doesn't go un-noticed.
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence