Huge congrats Dani, the new DaniWeb is not only looking slick and on-trend but actually *feeling* so much better to use, more powerful and more professional. I'm loving it so far! A BIG thank you from me for all the hard work you've put into this.

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If you visit the Member Search page, the hamburger navigation menu top left is missing. You have to go back to the home page instead. Is this intentional?

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I've been following this whole 'Bloody Dazah' debate for a while, and have largely resisted from commenting as I was struggling to have anything positive to say. However, having now had a long chat with Dani about Dazah and DaniWeb I have to admit that I've changed my mind with regards to negative thoughts about Dazah and the way DaniWeb integrates with it. Indeed, I'd go so far as to say that I think Dazah will be the saviour of DaniWeb and we should support Dani in her efforts to ensure both have a future. Dani could easily have just …

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A survey of attendees at Infosecurity Europe earlier this month showed 70 percent in favour of the dictionary definition (in this case the Cambridge Dictionary) of a hacker being amended. The amendment in question being to remove 'illegality' from the definition. The current definition of a hacker is "a person who is skilled in the use of computer systems, often one who illegally obtains access to private computer systems". So what do you reckon, DaniWebbers? Is it time that hacker was reclaimed entirely (rather than relying upon black and white labels) and if so what word should replace it as …

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eBay is susscessful, no doubt. However, it's customer service and in particular the 'money back guarantee' really sucks. Other ecommerce sites could do well to learn from the tragedy that is eBay and do a better job. I've been an eBay user since 2001, and for the first time needed to claim under the money back guarantee. Item from Ukraine showed as delivered by Royal Mail tracking, but not to me or even to my address. In fact the tracking clearly states it was delivered in a postal district some six miles away from me (in the UK). Suposedly signed …

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It's that time of the year again when the whole 'prediction' business machinery gets fired up. So I thought I would grab some of the ones from my inbox that are perhaps most applicable to the digital marketing sector. The following were inspired by some crystal ball gazing by the folk at the Talkwalker social analytics people, and caught my attention today. So, what does the gathered DaniWeb consciousness make of them? Accurate, likely or total nonsense? Here goes: 1. **Facebook will become a major competitor to YouTube** during 2018 in terms of 'social video' consumption. This on the back …

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I love the idea of Dazah as a virtual meet-up connector, but the quality of proposed connections really needs to improve a tad methinks. Take this one that just arrived: > About abbas haider > > i wanna job i'm a bachelor Riiiiiiiiiiight. 1. I have no vacancies. 2. That's one heck of a poor CV.

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Oh how I miss Alan (diafol) at times like this. Those times being when England beat Wales in the Six Nations rugby :-) Any other rugby union fans left on DaniWeb?

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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.

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So, the [VeraCode 2017 DevSecOps Global Skills Survey](https://info.veracode.com/analyst-report-devsecops-global-skill-survey.html) recently found that software developers are not receiving the training they need to be successful as DevOps. Some of the numbers that caught my attention included 70 percent stating they don't think the 'security education' they have got is adequate for the requirements of the position they currently hold, and 40 percent of hiring managers reporting that the hardest employees to find are the all-purpose DevOps gurus with security testing expertise. Aside from the obvious vested interests of the companies behind such surveys, what does the DaniWeb developer community make of this? …

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Generally speaking, when it comes to being as secure as possible (and, just as importantly, staying as secure as possible) newer is better. This is certainly the case if we are talking mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS. As of the start of March 2017, according to [Apple's own metrics]([https://developer.apple.com/support/app-store/) some 79% of Apple mobile devices are using the latest iOS 10. Pretty good rates of adoption considering this version of the OS is only six months old. Now compare that to [Google's official figures](https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html) which reveal that as of March 2017 just 0.3% of Android devices are …

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Not being a white-supremacist, racist, slavery-apologist myself I'm finding it hard to understand why there's such a fuss over taking down a statue of a white-supremacist, racist, slavery apologist. The 'it's part of our history' argument doesn't wash with me, nor the Germans as I don't think there are any statues of Hitler in public places. Please do educate me...

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For the longest time, every pun intended, I was a smartwatch hater. How dumb is that, a stupid-expensive smartwatch that really does nothing much at all. I mean, what's the point of wearing a watch that tells you when there's an email on the phone that's in your pocket? Or, indeed, of a watch at all when that phone in your pocket also tells you the time? The fact that smartwatches looked so bad, unless you like the kind of design on your wrist that shouts 'came free with a tankful of gasoline' that is. Even those usually uber-cool designers …

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What was your favourite April Fools' Day prank this year? Here's mine to kick things off. If only it were true... Google Japan got creative with a bubble wrap keyboard for typing and relieving stress at the same time. More [here](https://youtu.be/RkJZDvHMyTA)

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Moving forward with the DaniWeb Digest, we'd like to hear from you about what you would like to read from us. Just give us your ideas for content to include in future issues of the DaniWeb newsletter and we will see if we can make it happen. Join the conversation here and let us know what you want from your community newsletter.

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OK, so in [this thread](https://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/microsoft-windows/threads/507918/presentation-loads-with-error) I offered advice to visit the Microsoft troubleshooter here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/927477/how-to-troubleshoot-a-damaged-presentation-in-powerpoint-2007-and-powerpoint-2010 and DaniWeb broke the link and struck a line through it to say it didn't exist, when it quite clearly does. It may well break again here, let's see. I suspect that DaniWeb isn't handling long URLs very well. I ended up doing a Bit.ly on it so the chap can still get to the site, but I'd much rather have left the original so he knows he is going to Microsoft...

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I am sure that members of DaniWeb will join me in congratulating [rproffitt](https://www.daniweb.com/members/280178/rproffitt) on his promotion to moderator with immediate effect. While Robert may be a new moderating face to DaniWeb members, not only will you know him from his many contributions to our discussions here but what you might not know is he is also a moderator over at the very popular CNET forums. Welcome to the moderating team Robert.

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This week I have been seeing 'Oops, you don't have permission to post here' appearing a lot after I click submit - usually when replying to a post. I compose my reply, press submit, get the Oops message, hit back, my reply has gone and if I were a newbie I would probably be gone with it rather than starting again. OK, so I compose long messages in my own text editor and paste here, but the shorter ones I don't. When I reload the page and try again, it is always OK. Only been happening this week, last couple …

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So, my twin boys start college (sixth form) this year and as their birthday is coming up I thought I'd kill two birds and buy them the laptop they need. I'm used to speccing out my own laptops for the office here, but when it is my money rather than my business it makes for a sharper focus. One lad is going to be studying art, the other music tech. So one needs to be able to run Abletron without hiccup (his 4GB RAM and i3 combo is underpowered), the other a variety of relatively low-end graphics stuff (not into …

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A VPN, or Virtual Private Network to be formal, is a method of creating an encrypted data tunnel across the Internet from your device to a destination server. Although savvy home users and enterprises will operate their own VPNs (business-grade routers provide this functionality) for most folk, a VPN comes by way of a dedicated service provider. In theory, and as far as many of those VPN users are concerned, this provides them with both security and secrecy. People think that a VPN keeps them anonymous while online. People are more often than not wrong. What a VPN, any VPN, …

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The recently active list for admins and mods (team) appears broken, at least regarding myself. Currently it says I was last active 4 days ago, yet I've been on and active every day for the last 4 days (including posting and admin duties - the infractions list even shows my last infraction given 2 days ago for example). Odd...

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Have pressed the 'update upcoming issue and email test copy' button a couple of times now (maybe 10 minutes apart) and neither has resulted in the edit being emailed to me. Last couple of months the edit was arriving almostb instantly. Just flagging in case it points to something more serious in the mail servers your end?

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Jolly good luck, indeed. I hope you don't need it, but watching from over the pond it looks like there are going to be some very short fingernails by tomorrow...

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OK, so given that Microsoft has seen fit not to include Fax and Scan with Vista Home Premium (although Business and Ultimate users get it) what Vista friendly third party apps are you using to replace the missing fax functionality? Assuming, of course, you do not have an all-in-one printer come fax machine to handle such things that is...

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Just noticed that the blue burger menu is showing 'Web Applications' as a forum, but when you get there it is called 'Cloud-based Applications' instead.

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The unread PM counter in the main toolbar (between the finder and chat icons) is stuck on 0 and doesn't change to show new/unread PMs. Not exactly the most serious of problems, but something to flag for later when you get a chance to check it out Dani.

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On the plus side, there certainly seems to have been a drop in spam activity since the new UI went live. I suspect the spamming hoardes don't like it very much :)

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Trying to change my signature, but the edit toolbar doesn't work - clicking on bold or trying to add a link does nothing.

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I see that the newsletter archive has vanished in the new UI, but so has the newsletter editing link for producing the new ones. I'm guessing this is on the list for implementation in the coming days, Dani?

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I am currently looking for members of the DaniWeb community who deserve a little recognition for their participation here, the help they provide and the support they give to others. Yes, I'm talking about the Member of the Month interviews in the DaniWeb Digest, our community newsletter that goes out to the best part of a million members every month. So, here's the thing; up until now the nominations for member of the month candidates have largely come by way of suggestions put forward by moderators or from the DaniWeb editorial team itself. This month I'd like to change all …

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The End.