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  #2444202 22-Mar-2020 22:33
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Geektastic:

 

Following on from my earlier post about getting a card replaced due to possible fraud activity.

 

 

 

The endless emails from all the businesses who had that card filed for payment of monthly or annual things and now get payment refusals because they are using a cancelled card....

 

 

That is not a small thing, the credit card industry is fundamentally broken with their reliance on a single number to charge things. Use paypal if its an option on places. Means it will keep recurring from whatever card you have loaded on your paypal account. Tell places that directly charge your card how inconvinent it is. Things wont change till the merchants who are the actual customers of the credit card processing push for change.

 

It will never happen when its run by US based companies, but hopefully something forward looking and born online like alipay or wechat will become in use here and force banks to get their A into G about sorting out the mess that is online payments. Till then you will be continuing to enter 16 digit and 3 digit number into places and hoping that none of them ever lose it to someone.

 

The 3 digit number was their solution for card details being compromised. Doesnt work. Stupid idea. Good job payment card industry.





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  #2444207 22-Mar-2020 22:45
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"your quote contains too many quotes".

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2444208 22-Mar-2020 22:47
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networkn:

 

"your quote contains too many quotes".

 

 

Or anything remotely related to BBCode


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  #2444211 22-Mar-2020 22:48
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networkn:

 

"your quote contains too many quotes".

 

 

Or anything remotely related to BBCode

 

 

There's BBCODE (which is standard) and there's the TinyMCE rich-text boxes. One or another. Both are pretty easy to use. Complaining won't change this.





 

 

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  #2444212 22-Mar-2020 22:49
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networkn:

 

"your quote contains too many quotes".

 

 

Either that or lazy people doing lazy things and creating walls of text...  





 

 

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  #2444213 22-Mar-2020 22:52
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freitasm:

 

There's BBCODE (which is standard) and there's the TinyMCE rich-text boxes. One or another. Both are pretty easy to use. Complaining won't change this.

 

 

As I commented earlier in this thread about "borders"and "boarders" that doesn't stop it being insanely annoying to me.


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  #2444216 22-Mar-2020 22:55
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Handle9:

 

freitasm:

 

There's BBCODE (which is standard) and there's the TinyMCE rich-text boxes. One or another. Both are pretty easy to use. Complaining won't change this.

 

 

As I commented earlier in this thread about "borders"and "boarders" that doesn't stop it being insanely annoying to me.

 

 

And you are using the topic correctly. Complain away. I am just letting you know the expected outcome.





 

 

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  #2444221 22-Mar-2020 23:10
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This, from today's Times

 

 

 

"A private doctor has raked in £2.5m in one week by profiteering from thousands of people across Britain who are desperate to find out whether they have contracted the coronavirus.

 

Dr Mark Ali, a 56-year-old cardiologist, has sold more than 6,600 coronavirus test kits for £375 each to people who fear they have the illness. The price is more than three times what his supplier charges the public for the same tests."

 

 

 

(For ease of calculation, double the numbers to get the NZ$ equivalent)

 

 






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  #2444224 22-Mar-2020 23:23
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freitasm:

 

And you are using the topic correctly. Complain away. I am just letting you know the expected outcome.

 

 

All good. I didn't expect action, the tail does not wag the dog 😏


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  #2444618 23-Mar-2020 15:44
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The overuse of the term “unprecedented”.

 

We are aware this hasn’t happened before.





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  #2444622 23-Mar-2020 15:51
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Dingbatt:

 

The overuse of the term “unprecedented”.

 

We are aware this hasn’t happened before.

 

 

The overuse of the term “unprecedented” is... “unprecedented”.

 

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  #2444684 23-Mar-2020 16:19
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I'm heartily sick of all the "What you need to know" articles which are in all probability are opinion pieces.  I suspect they are one persons (who has no real expertise) thoughts on what they think is important. I don't bother reading them so I cannot say for sure.





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  #2444747 23-Mar-2020 18:00
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Having my first introduction to Microsoft Teams from home and finding its "we can do all of these things, but only one screen can be available at a time" approach a little trying to be honest...


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  #2444752 23-Mar-2020 18:06
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Technofreak:

 

I'm heartily sick of all the "What you need to know" articles which are in all probability are opinion pieces.  I suspect they are one persons (who has no real expertise) thoughts on what they think is important. I don't bother reading them so I cannot say for sure.

 

 

If it wasn’t for OAF (opinion as fact) then there would be much less content available (an improvement).





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  #2444767 23-Mar-2020 18:25
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Dingbatt:

 

Technofreak:

 

I'm heartily sick of all the "What you need to know" articles which are in all probability are opinion pieces.  I suspect they are one persons (who has no real expertise) thoughts on what they think is important. I don't bother reading them so I cannot say for sure.

 

 

If it wasn’t for OAF (opinion as fact) then there would be much less content available (an improvement).

 

 

It would indeed be a vast improvement. 

 

Having been to a couple of places recently where the "Herald" is provided as a item for reading in the waiting room it has been quite refreshing to read the far wider ranging topics of the articles contained in the hard copy version, and that doesn't necessarily take into account the premium articles that are included as a matter of course. 

 

The online versions are a shadow of what they could/should be.





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