AUTISTIC PEOPLE ON THE (N.A.S.) INTERNET, And "How-To" Use It...#2.
A continuation from the first "Thread", which is now quite long, yet only at times digressing.If anyone cannot find the previous "Thread", then have a go at entering parts of the title of this here thread, into a "Search"-Box....Certainly, All who visit, are welcome to paste anything into either that previous Thread or into this new one.
(As always, glad tidings and a generous Thank You, to one and all from myself.) また... がんばって 下さいな...
This last may be seen as leisurely reading, and for ease of perusal, I divide it into decades. (It also fits in with the main topic anyway.)
1970s: ...Just to remind anyone that I am over forty years old...
1980s: Computers are in general use, in schools, and "Home Computing" is available. I am one of those persons who may nowadays be referred to as a "Bedroom Coder" (!), and that is how I know about Computer Programming.I might be an engineer to this day... yet one day I saw myself beginning to be "Priced Out Of The Market", so-to-speak. I knew how to Code, yet suddenly, in order to "Code", a price needed to be paid for a "Developer's Kit". The prices ranged from around £50 to £500, depending upon who you wanted to "Code" for!
1990s: The Internet is being encouraged. I stay away from it, through one simple fact which I recall at the time:"After logging onto or Downloading from the Internet.""Is your computer suffering from a VIRUS?""Please Log back on and we shall give you this Anti-Virus Software!"...This is an Illogical thing which continues to this day. In order to cure a problem, why must one revisit a place where even more problems shall next be gained?!
2000s: The Internet is becoming compulsory. All of a sudden, again, Software that was once free, requires a Subscription. Macintosh (x68) becomes Apple (x86). Linux is hijacked by Android. "Smartphones" replace the difference between Palm-computing, E-Readers, and Mobile-Phones. People and Children start to say OMG and LOL and "Google", instead of using "The King's English" (...!).
2010s: The Internet is now forced as compulsory, completely forgetting that the use of it requires MONEY. That people eat Bread or drink Orange-Juice, are now seen as things which are more efficiently farmed and done, provided that in the first place there must have been a "Mobile Phone Signal".
Yet most of all: "Nowadays"...All children must be born with an Umbilical Cord... and an EMail address.
End of Post (Rant).
And Twitter and Facebook accounts.
If you're not on the mainstream social websites, with an online footprint you don't exist.
Brilliant post! It made me come and visit this thread and overcome the laziness to scroll down - and guess what, I figured out it wasn't really necessary anymore - got from the link in the email-notification straight to this post rather than to the top of the whole thread! So that's another thing that has been sorted then, thanks to WebPM for this! And yes, the Sign In via Reply is fixed and works beautifully now - I meant to say thanks for that too but couldn't quite face the scrolling down, especially not in the other thread by a Mod about feedback on technical things with the forum.
Anyway, you hit the nail on the head with your timeline! Thanks for that, it made my morning!
Please don't feel like you have to post and run! It can be for all sorts of reasons why nobody or few respond, including a lack of time, a headache, general confusion about the world... We all have to try not to take it personally and sometimes that's hard (maybe it's a bit of an aspie thing too - if I see something as an issue then I just can't imagine that others do see the same thing but think not much of it, my assumption will be that they haven't actually seen or understood it, so I keep pointing it out and explain it over and over again, more so in real life). Having eventually looked up what your name actually means I guess you are quite familiar with that problem - it's a fitting aspie name too, which others would perhaps see as being overly honest... And sometimes we say something that offends others, without any intention to do so, or we are offended and aren't terribly good in moderating the response (well, some here seem to be but not everybody, and that's probably to be expected too). So please dare to chat if you feel like it (and the devices do too - seems that may be the bigger issue)!
And a further general catch up.
It's good that the update to the underlying software that we have deployed has improved things. Apart from the better "activity streams" when you are viewing other users' profiles, access to latest posts in a thread also seems better. You can use the "View online" link in a notification email to jump to a new post in its location in the thread. You can also jump there from the "activity stream" on the Community's home page, using the links that say "2 hours ago" or whatever for the posting time for a new message.
We're now investigating options, when you're already viewing a thread, to make it easier to find the latest posts. We'll let you know what we come up with. We've also noted the point about the loss of views and responses information in mobile view.
The work of my colleagues in the moderator team, in keeping things here friendly and tolerant, is not to be underestimated; I've seen one or two of the things that they have dealt with. A number of our moderators are volunteers. Whilst the vast majority of posts need no intervention, I don't think the Community would be sustainable without them.
Mr. Robert123 - Thank you for understanding (anything). I specified no particular Companies - e.g. - "TwitFaceTube" - ...since that is always a changing thing... (Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)Yet that things now exist which claim to DELETE a "sent" message/picture/video *after* sending them, has also never made logical sense to myself. A computer always knows what it is doing, and whatever it has done, is indeed a done thing, and so is always stored, *somewhere*...!! Even after a thing claims to be "deleted", there IS always a way to retrieve it...
Also, last in your reply:"If you're not on the mainstream social websites, with an online footprint you don't exist."...Yessir, totally. Persons without such, as I said, may well be demonstrated to society, solely via way of the clothes one wears, the fruit one eats, or the computers that are used... also as I said. Yet such things do not make for currently enforced "Social Politeness"... e.g. "I don't care who you are - I just want you to give me my Sugar-coated Cornflakes every morning!"
(...This last attitude could well begin a whole new Thread... yet, alas, I dare not start it because I may have to leave here, I know not when!)
Thank You Kindly for posting here. Yet, it I reply with some uncertainty. I am glad of your sympathy, and of having brought some cheer to your good self... *ahem!* yet, I must say that THAT Post was a good fifteen years in the making, that is for certain. That is to say, I likely cannot Post such a thing again. And, to further discuss THAT Post, I could Post nothing much more, apart from my own lamenting about how much I miss "Macintosh" and my own Linux-Based "EEE-PC"... Yet such lamentations would begin a separate Thread altogether, perhaps...(!) Closing my reply, and quoting from your own Post:Oktanol -- "So please dare to chat if you feel like it (and the devices do too - seems that may be the bigger issue)!"...Thank You for any invitation, yet I must decline. Yes, my "devices" *are* indeed the "bigger issue". For all I know, right in the middle of "chatting", they may RESET!! As I said, I am "bracing myself" for the worst, and so I do not tempt fate. I am and was experiencing "The Internet"/"Social Media" for a first time, and now I know enough of what it is about, thanks to this Forum and to all of you (after about 2 Months, now)....No, this is not a "Goodbye" - see the previous Posts (!) --- but the thing is... I never know when it will indeed be my last Post ...!!!!!... so I invite no troubles. I am closing this Reply, now, Good Fortune to you.
To MisterWebPM... Gosh, Goodness Gracious... I gained a Reply to this Thread, upon the next working day, and so, I am, gracious me, knowing little else to express apart from reciprocation via another great "Thank You"...!?
After attempt to compose myself - again at Three in a Morning (!), I shall reply somewhat matter-of-factly...Concerning Paragraph One: ... Um, Again, Thank You for Posting HERE. All of what is written is a good thing (can't check all of it for myself though, but I do not worry... I have my own "Ticking Time Bomb" to worry about!)... yes, all of this is fine (だね...!).
Paragraph Two: Another thing which I have wanted to suggest for a while... yet you, Mister, are working hard already? Also, I cannot recall where I have seen these, yet I suggest the following:
A "BACK TO TOP" BUTTON.And/or A "BACK TO BOTTOM" BUTTON....OR - A "TO BOTTOM (of Thread)" Button.
I am aware (upon this E-Reader at least), that this Forum (NAS), has a row of Buttons, just below the "Top Replies" Posts, section... which gives the following options:
- Oldest Votes Newest -
...Yet clicking upon "Newest" does indeed show the "Newest" Post in a manner which I can myself understand, yet then if contained within a Sub-Thread, it rearranges ALL other Replies in a sort of backwards, crazy order. That is to say, anyone reading this, may try this upon several different Threads and you should see what I mean concerning inconsistencies, I presume...?I do not know what can be done about this, apart from adding the "Buttons" which I suggested there.
Paragraph Three: Concerning "Moderators"... Yes good Sir, I understand that. Really, I do. What I meant was that I respect yourself in a different way from, well, "them". I wrote that in my Post(s), there. (House, Maintenance, Buying.)
...I also mentioned this, in a manner, in the previous Thread related to this Thread. Concerning the "Helpful Response" from NAS. I have "attempted" this myself, and so I do know something about it (The word starts with "S" and and ends with "CIDE"). It is hard for persons to understand such very difficult matters, until they themselves experience such very difficult matters... and the only reason why I speak with ambiguity concerning it here, is that I do not need NAS to Post that "Helpful Response" here!(If anyone else wants to begin about it here, then, well, it is not me!)
Lastly, I am aware that I linger here, after attempting "Facebook", due to NAS watching, and of their making certain that, unlike most Forums, anyone cannot for long get away with Posting the likes of:
"I will #?"#!= you, YOU #/+"#!&$ &$#=&!, you are so #&$#?#!&#!##&$... xxx LOLLLL!! "
...That sort of thing. (Edited by myself, not by NAS, there.) To close this (Yikes, it is Four in the Morning, now!!), I reiterate that I respect NAS for as if dealing with people (...), yet without your good self, they would have few means by which to invite people with whom they could deal. That is what I mean.
End of Post.
Concerning Videos and Pictures.Greetings to all. A sort of free "Post" (or an attempt at such, again) upon this Thread.
...Might anyone have noticed a pattern, or know of how to "recover" the common business of when a Picture or Video is Posted anywhere, yet then after around Month or so, all of these disappear?...I do not think that this is different according to device (Computer, Touchscreen, Smartphone, etc.)... for I suspect that it has something to do with Timing --- meaning that as you first log onto a Site/Thread, then the Pictures are there, yet after a time, they disappear. (My devices are old, and so I cannot confirm or renew what I suspect...)
If there is a way to "keep" or re-find the Pictures that have gone missing, then that is what I mean. Thank You Kindly in advance for any answers.
I have noticed the same problem.
I suggest we download interesting pictures while they are new and still available.
I to noticed this, also it is not possible to post pictures, well I cannot.
It may just be to save space?
I am not technically minded so just a guess,
I reminded people to write in actual words what there aspie quiz score was as I and a few just posted a screen captured image which after a while disappeared leaving any words I had put being alone and without true meaning.
Why suddenly when trying to post a picture it says the file extension is not recognised, it then gives many extensions that are useable, all good by my pictures do indeed have one of the many listed?
Maybe we are not trusted to place pictures in case they contain personal information. Faces to me are forgotten soon anyway.