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Sponge
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February 15, 2021 - 7:20 pm
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Only on this website and all of a sudden and out of the blue I have got a panel on the bottom right corner that says 'privacy settings' it will not go away and it is impossible to shift it. Needless to say I didn't ask for it and don't want it ....it has something to do with google and when I click on it I het dozens of pages of complete time wasting drivel that is imposible to get rid of .

Is anybody else getting this rubbish and if so does anybody know what it is and how to get rid of it ??

Has something changed on this website ?

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February 15, 2021 - 7:48 pm
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Hi Les, I think you mean that little blue circle-arrow thing bottom right. It shouldn't affect your use of the site, i don't think. Just don't click on it. It's to do with the new, upgraded security measures that have been installed to ward off the hundreds of daily cyber attacks that the site has been receiving recently. So, in order to stop the scores of daily bogus new user accounts, the new user registration page has that annoying little doo-hickey that makes you type the illegible jumble of letters/numbers. This stops the hackers creating multiple accounts automatically and only "humans" can gain access. So, my advice is just to ignore it and I'll try to find a way to remove the icon but that's probably easier said than done as firms love to have their logo everywhererolleyes

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February 15, 2021 - 7:52 pm
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Great, thanks, I was just looking at this wondering the same thing! 

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February 15, 2021 - 8:00 pm
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Hi Stewart, 

Thanks for responding and yes it is the little blue circley arrowy thing in the bottom right corner.  If I hover the cursor over it everything starts to wobble and sort of vibrate.   Unfortunately it came up on my mobile phone first and when I clicked on it.... it took me into a world of Google rubbish and timewasting pain.  I have now locked down my google account to base zero in an attempt to get rid of teh blue circle of doom and things are no longer the same on my mobile phone any more. Thankfully the desktop computer still works. 

At least I now know what it is...... 

Strength and Honour

Les

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February 16, 2021 - 2:13 pm
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Blame the spammers.

reCAPTCHA is Google's CAPTCHA tool so that's why you're getting the Google stuff.

What CAPTCHA is ...

** Please log in to view **

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EDIT: unfortunately lots of sites have to do this sort of thing now.

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EDIT 2: on my PC screen it's in the righthand white margin so doesn't interfere with any topics text. Haven't tried it on the phone yet! Don't get any wibbly wobblies if I mouse over / click on it. http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/idunno.gif

Using latest updated Windows 10 and latest Firefox.

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February 16, 2021 - 2:20 pm
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Thanks for posting about this, I was just about to click on it. thumbs-up

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February 16, 2021 - 2:44 pm
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Don't click on it. Unless you have a day to spare looking at mindless techno-legal drivell and another week to spare trying to get rid of it !!

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February 23, 2021 - 4:49 pm
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I hate little vibrating or spinning circles! they are trouble.... you get them when waiting for something to load, when watching TV on a steaming service and now here!

Ok I,m done. back to reading interesting posts.

Riding a D1 springer with a D3 engine, 2 x more D1's being built from bits one will be a GPO lookalike the other I am just collecting bits for at the moment

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February 23, 2021 - 9:12 pm
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This kind of thing?

http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/wait.gif

laugh

Means something on the Internet is slow.

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February 24, 2021 - 10:36 am
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That's the one! good job small 2 strokes don't have them fitted, or me! I was waiting for your message to finish loading..... 2 hrs later I went in the shed

nice one number 6

Larry

Riding a D1 springer with a D3 engine, 2 x more D1's being built from bits one will be a GPO lookalike the other I am just collecting bits for at the moment

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February 25, 2021 - 10:53 pm
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Yes, just so you're all aware, don't wait for it! It's only an animated picture! Nothing to follow! http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/laugh.gif

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February 28, 2021 - 3:41 pm
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Number6 said
Yes, just so you're all aware, don't wait for it! It's only an animated picture! Nothing to follow! http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/laugh.gif  

Wotcha.

Now you tell me.

That's two days of my life I won't get back. laugh

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