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CVILLE7111

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If this has been answered elsewhere, my apologies. How do I change my user name back to an alias versus my name? Thanks!
 

Bulldog

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If this has been answered elsewhere, my apologies. How do I change my user name back to an alias versus my name? Thanks!
I've been wondering the same thing, right now it's showing my "old" email address as my username.
 

raybrag

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A new wrinkle has appeared this AM . . . ads between every topic. Makes it very difficult to decipher the page. I understand that ads support this site, but this is ridiculous. Looks something like this:

Queens
6/14/20 Queens Box 4398 10-75
2 lines of ad photos
6/13/20 Queens Box
2 lines of ad photos
6/13/20 Queens Box
2 lines of ad photos
6/12/20 Queens Box
Here's a better example. Ads this size between EVERY incident entry. Is this really necessary??
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FDNYSTATENISLAND

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I'm now fully used to the new site and am a fan of it, but I do agree with raybrag in that the ads are in the middle of pages and quite large. Probably not much you can do about that but just wanted to say I do see the same - worse when on my phone.
 

tbendick

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Working on some of these issues.
Avatars have new rules which are different. Trying to see if there are any editing options that we can add.
System doesn't allow name changes by users. Going to update settings so that the Mods can change them.
The Ads are from google, which pay for the site. It's using a new automatic system which I did adjust some settings to improve the user experience. This should take affect tonight but if it doesn't help, there are some more options.
Google dynamically adjusts the ads based on several factors. Unfortunately the site is not cheap to run as we have to use a dedicated server due to the amount of usage we have. We got thrown off the first two system for over usage.
We started on a shared server but used up all the bandwith of the other users and then went to a Virtual Server, same problem. Now we have a dedicated server that we rent
 

Parkave32

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Thanks for al, the hard work Tom. We are very lucky to have the site. Thanks for the dedication
 

raybrag

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Whatever you did seems to have improved the ad situation for me . . . at least somewhat. I can now see three or four items in a borough's incident thread before seeing an ad (if you leave out the banner ad at the top of the page), but of course the ads are all three times larger than they were with the old software. While I'm not thrilled with that, I can live with it, and I thank you, Tommy, not only for this attempt at a fix, but for all you do for the site, and for us.
 

raybrag

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The site no longer recognizes my signature graphic. I tried to reinstall it, but get an error message. Has something changed?
 

rangermsg1

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Anyone else started getting warnings from Google Chrome that this site is "Unsafe"? Getting it both on my phone and laptop
 

raybrag

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Site's security certificate has expired. Needs to be renewed . . . but I think we should live with it for a while; John has more important things to worry about . . . like getting completely well.
 

Signal73

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I did as well around 09:30. Sent a text to LT Benidick about it
 

Signal73

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As of 13:00 LT said and I quote “Working on it now. Ssl expired. I renewed but it hasn't taken affect yet”
 

Signal73

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Just spoke with LT he said

“There was no issue this is just an added layer of security You should not get any error now.”
 

nfd2004

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Thanks for all that you guys do to keep this site running. I knew the issue would be fixed eventually. Stay safe all

Nick, "FDNYSTATENISLAND", without a doubt, SPECIAL THANKS to John B (jbendick), Tommy B (tbendick), Mike M (Truck 4), and Joe M (mack). They are the one's who have played a huge part in making things work.

John B - a Retired FDNY Captain
Tommy B - a FDNY Lt
Mike M. - a Police Captain
Joe M - a Retired U.S. Army Colonel

They are ALL TOP SHELF and we are all HONORED to have them involved in running this site for us.
 

memorymaster

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Nick, "FDNYSTATENISLAND", without a doubt, SPECIAL THANKS to John B (jbendick), Tommy B (tbendick), Mike M (Truck 4), and Joe M (mack). They are the one's who have played a huge part in making things work.

John B - a Retired FDNY Captain
Tommy B - a FDNY Lt
Mike M. - a Police Captain
Joe M - a Retired U.S. Army Colonel

They are ALL TOP SHELF and we are all HONORED to have them involved in running this site for us.
I whole heartedly second the above statement!!
 
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