[ubuntu-arizona] Ubuntu-us-az Digest, Vol 16, Issue 4

Sherman G. Rogers, Jr shermanrogers at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 15 14:39:53 BST 2008


Andrew I dont see how you were rude at all.. You were direct big
difference from being rude but alot of people take being direct as rude.
Good job and kudos to you for answering the question with the appropiate
questions.

Snarkster

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>    1.  Fwd:  Maybe - Weird Question Asked to the List (Andrew Lenards)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:22:20 -0700
> From: "Andrew Lenards" <andrew.lenards at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-arizona] Fwd:  Maybe - Weird Question Asked to the
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> I just wanted to CC everyone on the list my answer to this Joseph Martel
> guy... Enemy #1 in the Bloglines world...
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Andrew Lenards <andrew.lenards at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-arizona] Maybe
> To: Joseph Martel <nikaawa at hawaiiantel.net>
> 
> 
> The reason I haven't answered is that I don't quite follow it.  I mean,
> you're more likely to get a quick answer on ubuntuforums.org/ than here.  I
> would think that you should be able to take this up with blogger.com as a
> starting point, if it's happened to you - than others are likely to be
> affected and complaining to them.  It seems a bit odd that Bloglines
> "hijacked" your blogs.  I have a blogger account.  I don't draw enough
> traffic to be targeted.  But I can post from my Ubuntu machine just fine.
> The idea that bloglines has taken control seems a bit cargo-cult to me.
> 
> Have you googled for "Error: URL has illegal characters"?  Is that the
> *exact* message?  Have you googled for the exact message?
> 
> if you search with: "Error: URL has illegal characters" blogger
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> You get a link to some people we're having strange issues with Blogger
> September 2007 -
> http://jaimezbyj.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-byj-journey.html (it's discussed in
> the comments).
> 
> if you drop the quotes - you get:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> You get a link here first
> http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help-publishing/browse_thread/thread/2587988098193498
> 
> here's the whole search:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=Error%3A+URL+has+illegal+characters+blogger&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
> 
> What browser are you using on Ubuntu? Have you tried another browser?
> Opera?  Epiphany? Galeon?  Linx?  You can find a ton of browser variants to
> install through Synaptic Package Manager.  The different from XP to Ubuntu
> is either the browser version ... or the cookies.
> 
> Have you cleared your cookies on the Ubuntu machine?  I would guess that it
> has more to do with your browser and potential cookies and temp files than
> it does with Ubuntu.
> 
> I'm still puzzled at why you pick the Arizona LoCo out of all the LoCos to
> send this to.  Or why wouldn't join the #ubuntu-us-az channel on
> freenode.net if you needed more immediate help.
> 
> Andy
> 
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 12:34 AM, Joseph Martel <nikaawa at hawaiiantel.net>wrote:
> 
> > I have two blogs (blogger.com) and they were both recently hijacked by
> > Bloglines. I couldn't even get in without subscribing to their services. You
> > know the kind almost have to shut down and start over again. I hollered all
> > over and in a day or two they stopped and I could get into my blogs again.
> > Of course they were not going to stop there. Now they have hijacked again
> > and deleted the template section and in the settings, I cannot change
> > anything except to delete myself as administrator. Nice. Everything is
> > normal through my XP computer so it has something to do with Ubuntu.
> > Then, for another couple days, I could not publish. "Error: URL has illegal
> > characters." How did that happened. Again I hollered all over and it is no
> > longer there. I have been told that Microsoft is backing these people.
> > But the second item is still there and any change I have to do on my XP
> > computer.
> > Maybe I have to start a new Ubuntu blog, Any out there? Thanks
> > Joseph Martel in Hawaii
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:30:27 -0700
> From: "Andrew Lenards" <andrew.lenards at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-arizona] Fwd: Re:  Try again
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> Tyche: I guess you were right... my tone wasn't good...
> 
> Here's Joseph's reply... I send it before at the bottom it has the reason
> why the AZ LoCo was contacted.
> 
> lenards (andy)
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joseph Martel <nikaawa at hawaiiantel.net>
> Date: Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:15 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [ubuntu-arizona] Try again
> To: andrew.lenards at gmail.com
> 
> 
>  Ok you are right. In the first place I thought I sent two because I was not
> sure of the first.- I make mistakes and it is sometimes difficult for those
> that do not make mistakes. I am not tech savvy and I thought this was some
> kind of common problem. Like  two of the items I mentioned.
> 
> I have a cheap Emachine that I bought new a couple of months ago and that
> came with Vista. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 I think. I am using Firefox, 3.0
> and the machine is 32 bit.
> 
> Bloglines hijacked the blogs several weeks ago. I am sure you are well aware
> of the methods used by some. You gotta use their service or you cannot go
> on. You try to cancel and they mickey mouse you around,, you start over and
> whatever. I could not get into either of the blogs unless I signed up with
> Bloglines. I hollered all over the place, ubuntu etc. A day or so later I
> finally could get in.
> 
> Later on the URL business. No I did not know I could google that. At any
> rate, I figured it was Bloglines and I did the same hollering. It was gone
> after a day or so.
> 
> Meanwhile the removal of the templete and the changing of my settings
> continues. I still figure Bloglines because I still have the original setup
> using my other XP computer. I have hollered all over the place, I have
> received lists from Blogger with hundreds of questions (but no answers.) I
> have tried to do the same with Ubuntu. Just didn't know how much information
> was required. I have sinced opened two other blogs on Blogger to test. They
> remain untouched by whoever.
> 
> I contacted Arizona because they are the closest to Hawaii. I am sure that
> in the near future we will have an similar organization here. and perhaps I
> will hve the opportunity to help in some small way. Thanks
> 
> Joseph Martel
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 14, 2008, *andrew.lenards at gmail.com* wrote:
> 
> I don't mean to be rude - but sending this three is a bit much when you
> haven't really established why you are contacting the Ubuntu Arizona LoCo.
> Why us?  Why not any number of the other LoCos... or maybe you sent this out
> to all of them..... at any rate - when you don't get an answer, repeating
> the message is not the right response.  It should be - did I ask the
> question in the right place?
> 
> Also - your message doesn't indicate that you thought about the problem.  I
> don't know how tech savvy you are, but my previous message gives you several
> avenues to approach.  If you want to illicit responses from Linux mailing
> lists, you want to provide some proof that you've attempted to several the
> problem.  Failing that, give us details.  You have given none.  You have an
> Ubuntu machine, big deal.  What version of Ubuntu?  Is it Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
> You are using browser-based tools - what browser are you using?  What
> version of that browser are you using?  Is your machine 32-bit or 64-bit?
> 
> Nerds crave details - that's how you ferret out problems.  All you gave us
> was some hectic, cryptic, vague message.  And that's why it didn't get an
> answer originally...
> 
> Andy
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