I'm wondering if the code snippet post in question is authorless because the original poster quit DaniWeb with the nuclear option? It's a five year old snippet, so it must be something to do with the transition from old system to new? As I say, only guessing, but this snippet from a member who isn't active anymore but is still a member shows author name at the end of the posting in same way as reviews/news.

also I really tried to quote you but it didn't worked

  • Highlight text you want to quote
  • Hit the " button in the reply editor
  • Paste text

Seems to work for me, what method were you trying?

commented: Yes with copy paste works , but doesn't say who you are quoting , wouldn't a quote and reply (or just reply) button at the bottom would be great ? +0

Dani was testing stuff, and this thread was used as part of that which caused it to appear in the feed.

commented: I also saw you endorsed and then not many times.Pay no attention to what goes on behind the curtain. +15
commented: Thanks for the info +9

So what is the correct answer then? Do please share...

commented: Just checking I can upvote you with rep :) +5

I can't help with the question, but can let you know there's an edit window of 30 minutes where you can change your post. After that, if it's something material to the question that can't be dealt with in a comment then you can always PM one of the admins or mods and we'll edit for you if deemed necessary. Hope that helps a bit for future endeavours.

What an odd question for the owner of 'India's number one mobile and laptop reparing institute' to ask. Anyone would think that either the question is some kind of failed spam attempt or you don't actually know that much about repairing computers at all...

commented: I wondered about them as well. Even a seasoned tech asks for help. +15

Oh, I get more than enough requests from recruiters. However, I apply my usual common sense filtering and 99.9% of them are just diverted into the etherial dev null trash. Ditto the the crap that's designed to get you to sign up to the totally pointless (as far as I can see) premium subscription plan.

The offers of work that turn into client contracts have all come from existing contacts or people requesting contact who are what they say (and a quick Google on them/their company usually confirms or otherwsie).

I must be the only person on DaniWeb that doesn't think LinkedIn is a steaming pile of poop. Not that I'm a huge fan, but I've had a profile their for the longest time, post links to my editorial and have had (and continue to have) offers of work that turn into paying clients. Beyond that, I've also made some interesting contacts that I wouldn't otherwsie have done (differrent to my Twitter or Facebook networks).

Skype, can't comment as I don't do videoconferencing or phone calls for that matter - I've been phonephobic for many years so it's email/sms/f2f or nothing. Yes, as a journalist this can make life more complicated than it should be :-)

As for Github, can't see much bad coming out of the MS acquisition if I'm honest - other than maybe the haters finding an alternative, just because they've gotta hate.

What ddanbe said, nobody knows what help you need until you show us where you are getting stuck. You need to post your code (or pseudocode) as is, and explain the problems you are having.

Hi ALHANOUF

Even though you've obviously searched for and found a relevant thread to which you have attached your question, you may have failed to notice that this particular discussion has been dead for NINE years. Resurrecting long dead threads is frowned upon in forums such as ours, and does you no favours in getting the help you seek.

May I suggest that you ask your question again, but as a new post and with as much background information as is required to help our experts answer it for you in a timely fashion? That way you are much more likely to get the help you want, thanks...

commented: "Someday, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as a gift..." +15

Please acquaint yourself with the rules taking particular note of "do provide evidence of having done some work yourself if posting questions from school or work assignments" and then come back with the appropriate additional information such as what problems you are having with your code, and include that code, so people can help you.

Also see this (something I wrote about the insecurity of localhost a couple of months back for SC Magazine):

A Google engineer, Mike West, obviously doesn't think that the 127.0.0.1 domain is secure enough. West has submitted a standards draft to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) seeking to formalise treating localhost in a secure context. In his draft, West wants to update RFC6761 so that the localhost domain and any names falling within it resolve to a loopback address. "This would allow other specifications to join regular users in drawing the common-sense conclusions that localhost means localhost" West insists "and doesn't resolve to somewhere else on the network."

And there we go, as predicted, a member (who joined DaniWeb just a few hours after the OP funnily enough) makes one post recommending a service. The the OP immediately marks the thread as solved. Now where have I seen this pattern before?

commented: My answer is "When we have a shill post a question." +12

Work your way through this lot https://goo.gl/waZMXd before the spammers start arriving with suggestions.

By the way, asking that question, in that way, is typical of the conversion software bait and spam brigade. Care to expand upon what your actually problem is, in an attempt to prove to the community here you are not part of a spamming club such as that?

And it is, indeed, working now. Thanks James.

Dani/Blud - heads up that the newsletter editor doesn't appear to be sending the newsletter edits for checking. I've been editing the October issue all morning and hit the preview button a bunch of times, with no emailed version arriving at all.

And then there is the PM route. See Dani's profile here.

Apologies. I read it as you responded to an advertisement to buy likes, rather than you used FB advertising and gained likes.

The bit about content being king remains true enough though. That said, organic growth is rarely quick and can be too slow to save a site even if the content is good. There's simply too much competition unless you are cornering a really niche sector of whatever market...

The only people whose business benefits from people buying likes are those selling them. There are no quick fixes, there is no silver bullet. I've been writing about the Web from when it was first released onto the world (and writing about the Internet and online systems long before then) and what was true back then remains so today: content is king.

Sorry GDev, but (quite apart from hijacking an already sorted question from months ago) makes absolutely no sense to me. Can you rethink what it is you are asking, and try again with a bit more clarity please. And post as a new thread rather than continuing this one as it's likely to get you a quicker and more helpful response. Thanks.

Hi John - click on the person icon at the top of the page, then edit profile. Make sure you have 'Automatically Watch Topics I Post In' and 'Receive Community-related Email' selected.

All the best

And here now (in UK)

Morning and welcome to DaniWeb...

The XP thing is a massive red herring. As is the idea that the NHS was targeted. The main reason for the rapid rate of infection appears to have been the use of the EternalBlue vulnerability to spread the WannaCrypt0r payload. This was one of the NSA developed vulnerabilities that got leaked in the Shadow Brokers hack. It meant that any systems not patched by the March 14th Microsoft 4013389 security update for SMB Server 1.0 would be susceptible to passing the infection from LAN to WAN (remote code execution by way of a specific message sent to Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server.

XP usage remains a major concern of course, just not really something that contributed massively to the spread of this particular ransomware attack.

commented: Informed as usual :) +0

Well the link that kickstarted this thread is now showing properly, so looks like a job well done. Thanks Dani.

Thanks.

Dani, any news on this?

They are all over the place, looks very messy and far from helpful when people are trying to help other members.

Dani? Any news as to what is happening here and how it can be prevented?

Yep, it's a post-post process. And it's badly broken in a way that will prevent folk from following valid links and, as an aside, think the poster of them is a numpty :-)