INTP 5w4 Iconoclast
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- Yesterday, 19:17
- Mar 16, 2010
- Upstate NY, USA, Earth
Yeah ... right.
Though I replaced all the youtube links with tinyurl links I suspect that other url shorteners might work too ... and perhaps url obfuscators, anything with gets the string `youtube' out of visibility to the vBullitin code used to display `content' posts.
The larger issue seems the deterioration of functionality.
This forum may have started out as a metaphorical *Twentieth Century Motor Factory* it seems to have experienced bit rot and sabotage ... just since I started posting in earnest a few months ago.
Frankly, I'm a bit un-nerved that we've got a user named Ragnar as a sysadmin benefactor.
How do WE -- each of us -- forstall bit rot, detect phishing schemes, malware and such and KEEP THIS FORUM not only GOING, but non-repugnant enough to drive users to other watering holes maintained by would-be Randian Objectivists ... or perhaps just those manifesting Chicago-style cronyism and impolitics as usual?
It's getting to the point that it's easier for me to format post-quality markup via emacs org-mode -- youtube videos links included -- than via an edititor provided here at this site.
I'd love to have a way to do an end-run around the hassles of trying to compose and post/upload via the features/tools available here.
If we can't keep our own Twentieth Century Motor Factory going here we may find ourself at the tender mercies of Sabateurs and Pirates who can't create quality 5-star threads but CAN use ways and means to make the EXPERIENCE repugnant enough to demote the Critical Mass of group dynamics to the point of dissolution.
What else is BROKE and how might we FIX IT or offer users work arounds?