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    Originally Posted by pogue View Post
    computer help thread

    this has some basic programs to help you solve computer problems. If you have anything to add, please email me.

    huge list of free software - check this if you're looking for non-security programs


    reading material

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    emergency tools

    use these tools in an emergency situation where you have a virus or spyware installed and cannot remove it by normal means.
    • merjin's tools download hijackthis and other tools you may need to diagnose any problematic programs you have running in the background. See this tutorial on analyzing a hijackthis log.
    • ultimate boot cd for windows or ultimate boot cd
      provides a functional boot up cd with many tools and features to correct problems if you can't get on your system. There are slight differences between the two and i'm not sure if they are one in the same or include different tools. I have only used the 2nd one.
    • bootdisk.com provides emergency boot disks for almost any occasion

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    free anti-virus solutions

    all have a paid versions which offer more functionality. Only run one anti-virus software on your computer, more than one can cause a conflict, and do more harm than good. In other words: If you already have av software installed, don't install one of these unless you intend on uninstalling your current av first.

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    software firewalls

    all have a paid versions which offer more functionality
    only run one software firewall on your computer if needed
    this includes the one built into windowsxp, windows server 2003 sp1

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    free cleaning utilities

    automatically cleanup your temp folders, and other added features---please read the instructions before using

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    free online malware scanners (virus, trojans, worms)

    ensure you set to autoclean when possible. Safe to run, even if you have anti-virus software installed. Most of these require ie to run.

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    downloadable malware scanner

    these do not replace anti-virus software

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    root-kit removal tools

    rootkits are a newer type of software threat that can be installed into windows without your knowledge. They are hard to detect and remove, and it is hard to determine whether or not you may possibly have a rootkit installed. Some rootkits are used legitimately by software vendors, and some are malicious. Learn more about rootkit's on steve gibson's security now, cnet, and wikipedia.

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    software update tools

    these software programs and sites check out the software and drivers running on your computer and let you know if there is an updated version you can download.
    • filehippo update checker - checks for the latest versions of many popular software programs and some drivers
    • radarsync - checks for the latest versions of patches, drivers and updates for your pc (partially freeware)
    • pc pitstop - an online service that will scan your pc for viruses, spyware, software updates, security flaws, performance issues, and loads of other stuff.
    • driver toolkit - similar to pc pitstop and radarsync, this site will run various tests on your pc and see if you need to updated drivers. It also has premium features that you need to pay for.
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    Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    Downloadable Trojan Scanner has a Trial version which is good for 30 days
    Mischel Internet Securtiy's TrojanHunter
    Make sure to Manually update the Latest Ruleset after installation
    A link to "Information on manually updating your rule files" is supplied on the same page

    You can also try MooSoft's The Cleaner which is similar and has a 30 day trial. Update it manually after installation.

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    Unsure about a single file on your computer, check it with one of these Online File Scanners
    • Kapersky's Online File scanner
      Multiple scan one file
    • Jotti's Malware Scan
    • VirusTotal.com will scan a file with all major virus scanners and return with the results and submit the file to all the anti-virus vendors. You can also send an email to scan@virustotal.com with the subject line "SCAN" to distribute the file to AV vendors or "-SCAN" (no quotes) if you don't want to distribute it. Attach the file to the email in whatever format you received it in, the scanner can parse compressed files of any type.

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    Recommended Free Spyware Removal Tools
    • Ad-Aware 2007 Free It does have a paid version that offers other functions...
    • Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 Includes many useful tools and functions
    • Microsoft Windows Defender (Beta) - Requires WGA authentication Includes Realtime protection
    • CWS Shredder Removes the infamous CoolWebSearch bugs
    • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Removes a limited number of software and requires WGA authentication
    • Malware Killer 0.90 Includes Spywareblaster, Adaware, Spybot S&D, NOD32 Anti-Virus Standalone, and removal tools for cleaning IE temp files - good for emergencies

      Prevent Spyware from ever being Installed with these tools
    • SpywareBlaster by JavaCool - HIGHLY Recommended
      *Will block bad ActiveX
      *Block malicious cookies in IE and Firefox
      *Restrict actions of potentially dangerous sites in IE & Firefox
      *Does not have to be left running as a background process. Just update it every couple weeks and close.
    • SpywareGuard 2.2 by JavaCool (Slightly Outdated) provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster
    • Script Sentry Prevents potentially malicious files from being executed by prompting you before they run (these include, .VBS, .JS, .SHS, and more)
    • IE-Spyad Puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all. You don't need this if you use Spywareblaster & the Hosts file included with Spybot.
    • BlueTack Hosts Manager & Lists highly maintained hosts file to load into Windows to prevent certain sites to be accessed

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    Registry Cleaners

    Registry Cleaners are useful for removing old and obsolete entries from your system's registry. However, you should be careful with these tools and always make a restore point and backup your registry before cleaning it, as sometimes these tools can remove more than you want them too. CCleaner has a very good built in registry cleaner in it also.
    • RegSeeker One of the best and most popular tools. Has an autoclean or manual cleaning function. See this article for a short overview of how to use the program.
    • RegCleaner 4.3 This is the last free version of RegCleaner made by the author of jv16 powertools. RegCleaner still works fine on it's own on XP, although I'm not sure about Vista.
    • WinASO RegDefrag I have no experience with this program, but it has a good rating by Cnet. It claims to run a defragmentation procedure on your registry.
    • PageDefrag This isn't a registry tool per say, it defrags your page file, which can become overloaded and needs to be run every so often.
    • Axcel216 Registry Guide An overview of Windows registry tips, tweaks, and cleaning methods. See more documentation below in the Microsoft Support Articles.

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    Other/User Recommended

    This is software that doesn't fit in the above category, but is helpful or recommended by users on the board. Note: I (pogue) have not personally tested all the software myself, but it has scanned it for viruses, integrity (CRC) and partially checked to determine that it is known to be safe. Follow all instructions before running these files and make sure they are compatible with your system. (End scary disclaimer)
    • SpeedFan: If you need a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes, then you came to the right place. SpeedFan is the software to go. It is fully configurable and you can create custom events to handle every situation in an automated way. SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003 and Windows XP. It works with Windows 64 bit too. Freeware (Verified by MajorGeeks, Softpedia - 5/5, Download.com, & Virustotal.com)
    • XP Anti-Spy removes most of the unwanted Microsoft spying/tracking/verification tools embedded in Windows XP, so no information will be sent back to Microsoft while you are using your PC.

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    Multimedia Software

    Many times you will find that you need a certain codec to play a video or audio file. Below are some players and codec packs that make this process very simple.
    • VideoLAN VLC Player Will play most all types of media, DVDs, CDs, and any media file types. All codecs are integrated.
    • ffdshow codec - Includes codecs required to encode and decode most all popular audio and video formats
    • DivX - The DivX Codec has a free and paid version. It will play most media types (including Xvid and DivX encoded movies, which are the most popular encoding forms). It includes a player, the codec, a web player, a file converter and more.
    • Final Builds - Includes the K-Lite Codec Pack, which has codecs or almost all known media types, and includes many players for all types of formats. Also has Quicktime and Real Player alternatives which are less bulky than the official players, and many other good software.
    • Winamp - Formally just an MP3 player, Winamp will play most audio and video types, and has built in streaming radio stations, including a free broadcast of XM Satellite Radio

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    Peer to Peer Software

    Peer to Peer (P2P) software allows you to download files such as movies, songs, software and more. (Please use this software legally. Always scan downloaded files for viruses and run a software firewall when using P2P software.)
    • Shareaza is a multiple network protocol client. It allows you connect to Gnutella1, Gnutella2, Bittorrent, and edonkey - all the most popular networks. It has a simple interface and is easy to use. Many people are familiar with the Limewire client, as it seems to be the most popular client of the moment. Shareza connects to the same network as Limewire (G1) and many more, giving you more access to files.
    • Azureus is a Bittorrent client that is feature rich and works on any system that runs Java. It is a very fast and popular client.
    • eMule is a client that connects to the edonkey network, as well as KAD (Kademlia). It is also a very popular client and works very well, although many people claim about the slower speed of the ed2k network than BT, it is still a very valid and efficient program for downloading a wide range off files.
    • PeerGuardian is a program that blocks bad and malicious IP ranges to help prevent detection while you are connected to P2P networks. You will want to run either PeerGuardian or Protowall while running any P2P client.
    FYI Part 2 of Computer Help

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    Microsoft Support Articles

    How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us

    How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084/en-us

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/en-us

    Windows XP Solutions Center Backup, Restore, Recovery
    http://support.microsoft.com/winxp?sid=182

    Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747/en-us

    Error Messages
    http://support.microsoft.com/winxp?sid=216

    Protect your PC
    http://support.microsoft.com/winxp?sid=1512

    Service Packs and Updates
    http://support.microsoft.com/winxp?sid=92

    Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/en-us

    How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/en-us

    How To Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305781/en-us

    Damaged Registry Repair and Recovery in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318159

    How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/EN-US/

    How to start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/en-us/

    IE Download
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...s/default.mspx

    DirectX Download
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx

    Malicious Software Removal Tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

    WindowsUpdate
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    AutoPatcher - Download a single file that contains all patches/security updates for your Windows PC without having to connect to Microsoft
    http://www.autopatcher.com/

    OfficeUpdate
    http://office.microsoft.com/

    Security Essentials for Windows
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...p/Default.mspx

    Linux Support

    http://tldp.org/

    http://linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials

    http://www.linux-tutorial.info/

    http://www.linuxhelp.net/

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/

    Special thanks to Goofxta for providing the links to the linux help sites

    Mac Support

    http://www.apple.com/support/manuals/

    http://www.atomiclearning.com/macosxpanther

    http://www.ftbraden.leon.k12.fl.us/m...resources.html

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner's_Guide

    We are lacking in Linux and Mac support guides. If you know of any, please email them to my email address in my signature or at the top of the first post. Thanks! -pogue
    Part 3 - Continued PC Help

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    General Forum Usage

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    Seeing as though this site has countless members that register everyday looking for advice, I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread about the best ways to benefit from using this forum. There is an abundance of good and unfortunately bad information on here. This thread was created to make your stay more pleasant.

    Ten Tips to Better Forum Usage

    1) Search Function - This is probably your most important tool when doing research. Since this site has so many members just like yourself. It only makes sense that they have asked the same question that you?re going to ask. Learn to use it properly and you?ll become a bodybuilding guru.

    The Search Function

    How to use the Search Function

    2) Sticky's - At the top of each forum are sticky's. These are threads that have been approved by a moderator or administrator as extremely important. Sticky?s generally contain valuable information regarding the forum?s rules or info on the subject of the forum.

    3) Watch Out for Misinformation - While there is a multitude of good members on the boards, there is also a bunch of newbies posting misinformation. If you don?t agree with something, simply ask the member who posted to explain what they?re posting and/or back it up with scientific evidence. As a rule of thumb, you can generally trust that what the moderators and veterans are posting is correct information.

    4) Report the Post Function - In the bottom left of each post there is a button entitled "Report this post to a moderator". In the event you see a thread with racial remarks, spam advertising messages, harassment, etc. you should report the thread. That way, a moderator can take the correct course of action with the thread.

    5) Private Messaging - If you have a question or comment for one particular member, use the Private Messaging system the board has. It works sort of like E-Mail except it?s only with members of the board. If you have problems with a member or moderator, it is always best to use this function.

    6) Oh so many posts! -Since there are so many posts every day in this forum it?s quite common for you not to be able to find a thread you posted in. All you have to do when you first come back to the forum to find your posts is simple. Go to the search function and type in your username where it says search by username. It will run the search for you, and all the threads with yellow arrows pointing down next to them are the threads that have been posted in since your last visit.

    7) But I want to become a moderator! -There's tons of members on this board that would love to become moderators. The moderators and administrator choose who will become a moderator. Your best bet is not to spam the board about becoming one. Instead, post lots of good information, follow the rules, contribute to the board in a positive manner, and they'll notice.

    8) Informative Thread Titles - As common courtesy to members. Include some information about the subject of the thread when posting one. If you do not, the thread will probably get closed. Examples of inappropriate titled include "Help" or "Question".

    9) Posting Multiple Threads on the Same Topic - If you ask a question in one section, please do not post it in another, or at least wait a couple days to. In the event your question doesn't get answered at first, simply reply to your own thread with "bump" and it will go back to the top. If it still doesn't get answered after a couple of days, then try a new section.

    10) Common Forum Abbreviations and Sayings

    Bump - This has two purposes. Primarily, it is used to bump a thread back up to the top of the page so more people can view it. Secondly, it is used as a form of agreement if you agree with what was said.

    Troll - Someone who comes to the site to cause trouble and is banned by moderators. They are known to come back and back.

    Flame - Harassment of another member. This is not tolerated by the moderators.

    TTT - "To the top". This is basically the same thing as "bump".

    LOL - Laughing out loud.

    ROTF - Rolling on the floor

    LMAO - Laughing my ass off

    PM - Private Messaging

    ***You may also post smilies and enhance your font with things such as bold, italics, underline, colors, etc. Here are the links for this...

    vB Code

    Smilies
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    General Forum Usage - Posting Images

    Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    FULL CREDIT FOR THIS GOES TO METALLICAL2. To see the full thread with responses and other suggestions, please visit the following link...

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    Ok, I am going to teach you all how to post an image. I've seen several threads with people asking ,"How do i post an image that you don't have to click?" I'm here to answer that question.

    Note: If you need to edit an image before you upload it, IrfanView is a freeware graphics viewer and editor. You can perform simple tasks such as changing the image format, cropping the image, resizing, and etc. If you need to do more advanced editing, GimpShop is another freeware tool that is very similar to Photoshop. (added by pogue)

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    Method #1
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    **Can be used to post an image already hosted on the internet.

    First, locate the image you wish to put in your post. Right click and choose 'copy image location'



    Next you will need to put your copied link in between two IMG tags.
    Skip to the bottom of my post to see how to do the IMG tags

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    Method #2
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    **Can be used to post your own work, or to re-host a file you either cannot obtain a link to or fear the host will go down.

    First, locate the image you wish to post. Right click the image and choose 'Save image as'. Save the image to your desktop.



    Next, Open your browser and navigate to www.imageshack.us. Click the 'Browse' button to search for your image. Select your file and click 'open'



    Next, hit the 'host it' button. Be sure your file is not too large, the maximum file size is 1.5 MB.



    Your file will upload and you will be taken to a page with several links. Copy the one at the very bottom, next to 'Direct link to image'



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    Method #3 (added by pogue)
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    ImageShack provides several tools to automate these processes. There is a Firefox Extension called ImageShack right-click that allows you to simply right click on an image you want to upload it. It will then open a new tab with the links to the uploaded picture.

    Secondly, there is also a Windows tool called ImageShack Quickload that installs using Windows Installer & requires .NET Framework. It allows you to upload an image by right clicking on it anywhere on your Windows screen, such as on your desktop or through Explorer.

    There is also a similar tool for Macintosh users called the ImageShack Dashboard Widget

    Finally, there is an ImageShack Toolbar for both IE and Firefox that has the same functions as the above utilities.

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    Insert the image in your post. (IMG tags)
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    Now we are ready to insert the image into your post. Paste the link to the image in between two IMG tags. See image below.



    Now when you post the image will appear directly on the page.

    -Metallical2

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    Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
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    Cliffs at the bottom**********

    Okay so this is going to show all the people how to embed a video from youtube onto the forum so you dont have to click a link.

    Step one go onto youtube, any video (first be known that not all video's can be embed but most can)



    Now highlight where it sais (in the above picture) by right clicking the address and clicking copy.

    Now once you have that link come to the bodybuilding forum, in any section that the video is appropriate.

    Now take that link that you copied and pasted.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mrTUhkN7RFA

    Now get rid of everything that it had in the name except for the last part.

    So all the numbers and letters in the name AFTER the = sign. For those of you that will have problems with this everything on the right side of the Eguals sign must stay and the rest will go making it look something like this.

    mrTUhkN7RFA this address if only for this specific video

    Now this is only half of the battle to get the video embed onto the Forum.

    In Order to get that link to go from the link circled in green(below) to the embed picture in black (below). You have two use two crucial symbols.



    Those two symbols that you have to use are

    [youtube]mrTUhkN7RFA[/youtube]

    Now when you combine

    mrTUhkN7RFA

    With

    [youtube] [ /youtube]

    You should get



    Which looks like [youtube]mrTUhkN7RFA[ /youtube]- but without that space.

    If it is done wrong it will most likely look like this (see below)

    It most likely means that you left the equals sign in with it and if that's the case just remove it and post it again and it should work. (But once again remember that not all video's work to embed but most of them do.)

    Warning-numbers are only highlighted for your benefit and should not be highlighted in order to embed

    Cliff notes for those who want them

    *First go onto youtube
    *Find a video that you want-highlight the address by right clicking and copying it
    *Then erase all of the address on the right side of the = including the equals
    * then take what you have mrTUhkN7RFA
    * take [youtube] [ /youtube]
    Combine both mrTUhkN7RFA and [youtube] [ /youtube] combine them both together and you got yourself a embed video.

    Should be ready to go on the forum
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    click on Statistics & Data

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    Originally Posted by iKermit View Post
    What about Free Speech?
    When trolls find that their efforts are being successfully resisted, they often complain that their right to free speech is being infringed. Let us examine that claim.

    While most people on the Internet are ardent defenders of free speech, it is not an absolute right; there are practical limitations. For example, you may not scream out "Fire!" in a crowded theatre, and you may not make jokes about bombs while waiting to board an airplane. We accept these limitations because we recognize that they serve a greater good.

    Another useful example is the control of the radio frequency spectrum. You might wish to set up a powerful radio station to broadcast your ideas, but you cannot do so without applying for a license. Again, this is a practical limitation: if everybody broadcasted without restriction, the repercussions would be annoying at best and life-threatening at worst.

    The radio example is helpful for another reason: with countless people having a legitimate need to use radio communications, it is important to ensure that nobody is 'monopolizing the channel'. There are only so many clear channels available in each frequency band and these must be shared.

    When a troll attacks a message board, he generally posts a lot of messages. Even if his messages are not particularly inflammatory, they can be so numerous that they drown out the regular conversations (this is known as 'flooding'). Needless to say, no one person's opinions can be allowed to monopolize a channel.

    The ultimate response to the 'free speech' argument is this: while we may have the right to say more or less whatever we want, we do not have the right to say it wherever we want. You may feel strongly about the fact that your neighbour has not mowed his lawn for two months, but you do not have the right to berate him in his own living room. Similarly, if a webmaster tells a troll that he is not welcome, the troll has no "right" to remain. This is particularly true on the numerous free communications services offered on the net. (On pay systems, the troll might be justified in asking for a refund.)

    Why Do They Do It?
    Affirmation.

    Regular net users know how delightful it is when somebody responds to something they have written. It is a meeting of the minds, which is an intellectual thrill, but it is also an acknowledgement of one's value ??? and that can be a very satisfying emotional reward.

    Trolls crave attention, and they care not whether it is positive or negative. They see the Internet as a mirror into which they can gaze in narcissistic rapture.

    If you want a deeper analysis than that, perhaps a psychologist can shed some additional light on the matter.

    Conclusion
    Next time you are on a message board and you see a post by somebody who you think is a troll, and you feel you must reply, simply write a follow-up message entitled "Troll Alert" and type only this:

    The only way to deal with trolls is to limit your reaction to reminding others not to respond to trolls.

    By posting such a message, you let the troll know that you know what he is, and that you are not going to get dragged into his twisted little hobby.

    The Internet is a splendidly haphazard collection of both serious and silly material. Because it is so free, there are bound to be problems. I think that we can best enjoy it if we deal with everything that happens online with a wry grin and a ready shrug.
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    Posting ANYONE'S person's private information without a person's permission is a crime also.

    Do not cyberstalk anyone.

    Do not make threats of death.

    Do not use the PM system to pass around such info either

    You will be perma-banned.

    Cyberstalking. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    The current US Federal Anti-Cyber-Stalking law is found at 47 USC sec. 223
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    State by State Computer Harassment or "Cyberstalking" Laws
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    18) There is absolutely no discussion about Anabolic Steroids (AAS), PHs, or any type of Illegal Drugs in this forum These posts will be deleted on the spot, and you will be banned. Drugs are not safe for teens to use. There will also be no discussion of underage drinking. It has no place in this section.

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    We have been dealing with this stuff for long enough. Mods will now be banning those that ask for PMs, Prime Minister, or any other "send me nudes" posts. We've tried infracting, negging, and other things and it's not worked. C'mon, guise. Please don't make us be ass-holes.
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    If a raid occurs in another forum of the site it is a violation of bb.com's ToS policy and we have the right to contact members ISP's abuse department and recommend their account be closed.

    Raids never go over well or are effective on the site, actually a waste of time. Would be a shame for someone to possibly loose their home internet usage from a select internet provider someone else may be paying for.
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