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AdLib On December - 24 - 2009

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Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Hey Ad, or Kalima, I’m not getting my e-mail notices any longer, though the box is checked. It may have something to do with the new software.

    • AdLib says:

      KT -- it may be that your email program or your ISP is tagging those emails as spam. Check your spam folder in your email program and your web based email to see if the notifications are going there and if so, add our email address, admin at planetpov .com, to your whitelist.

      Please let me know what you find and if this does or doesn’t solve this issue.

    • Kalima says:

      Hi KT.

      Go to your Dashboard, click on Settings, then scroll down to Comment Reply Notification. Make sure that all the appropriate boxes there are ticked. If that doesn’t work, I’ll email AdLib. Thanks.

      • Hey Kalima, I can’t find a settings button on my dashboard. I looked at the entire page.

        The box on my comment box is checked to receive e-mail notices. This started just recently and I think it may have something to do with the new chat software.

        • Kalima says:

          KT, click on the icon at the top left hand side of your screen in your Dashboard. There should be a drop down menu with Settings on it. When you click on settings you should see, Comment Reply Notifications.

          If that doesn’t work, I’ll pass your message to AdLib.

          • Kalima, I get the drop-down menu, but no settings button.

            • Kalima says:

              Hi KT, that’s really odd. You will have to take it up with AdLib then, because I can’t reproduce your Dashboard to check where your Settings should be.

              Did you check your Spam Folder as AdLib suggested?

              I get all of my comment reply notifications.

    • monicaangela says:

      I’m having the same trouble KT. My email notices come and go, one day I get them, the next day I don’t. Many times I come to the site to find that someone has left a reply to a comment days ago, but I never received an email notification. Thought is was something that had to do with my computer or that somehow accidentally my preference had been unchecked.

  2. funksands says:

    Ad, sorry I vanished last night. The chat booted me off and I never could get back on again. Didn’t matter what browser I used.

    • Kalima says:

      Hi funk. AdLib left this message on Time Out on Friday night, so it had nothing to do with your browser. Sorry you missed it.

      AdLib says:
      09/12/2014 at 8:36 PM (Edit)
      The outside system we use for our new Vox Populi chat crashed tonight, sorry folks! Have contacted them to fix the issue but don’t know if it will happen tonight.

      Again, apologies on this, was a great chat tonight, sorry to see it end in the middle!

    • kesmarn says:

      Likewise here, funk. A belated “G’night” to you and the rest of the gang! 😀

  3. monicaangela says:


    Is there a problem with the site this morning? I log in, got to one of the articles to leave a comment and I receive the log in to leave a reply message. When I go back to login the site shows that I am logged in. I can leave a comment here, but not on some of the articles. I tried to leave a comment on the NFL article by AdLib but continue to get the log in to reply which does not allow me to comment. Can you help? Thank you.

  4. monicaangela says:


    Please send my email address to RSGmusic. Thank you.

  5. monicaangela says:


    My sister goes home today, so I’m back. I can’t seem to find the last article I placed on the dashboard. Do you still have it? Do you plan to publish it?

    • Kalima says:

      Good Morning monicaangela, and it’s good to hear that your sister is being discharged from the hospital. You must be feeling very relieved, but worn out from the stress.

      Yes, we still have your article, and yes, we still intend to publish it. If you can wait, I can edit and check it in my morning, or if you are in a hurry, you can ask AdLib.

      Had a long and tiring day so I’m off to sleep now.

      Take care and have a peaceful Saturday. Goodnight from Tokyo.

  6. monicaangela says:

    Just returned from the hospital. My sister is doing much better. The test she had did not show anything other than the pneumonia. She still has a bit of bacteria in her lungs, but her breathing was much better today, she has also gotten some of her color back, and was in much better spirits. If all goes well today and tomorrow, she should be able to return home on Saturday. Thank you all for your prayers, positive thoughts, and well wishes.

    • kesmarn says:

      So glad to hear that it was “only” pneumonia, Monica (although we all know that’s bad enough!). Hope she’s back home soon!

      • monicaangela says:

        Thank you Kes, she’s being released today. She is still quite weak, and will have temporary home nursing care until she’s back on her feet. Her daughter is going to stay with her until she is better, and I, of course will also look in from time to time. This is a heavy load off my mind. I finally got a good nights sleep last night. :)

  7. monicaangela says:


    I placed an article on the dashboard and submitted it for approval. Could I please ask you not to post it if you plan to until you hear from me. My sister was just rushed to the hospital and I am on my way there now. She is older than I, and has had a few health problems in the past. I am not sure what the problem is yet, but I don’t know how long I will have to be away from PP. I will contact you as soon as I am able.

    Thank you

    • kesmarn says:

      Prayers for you and your sister, monica! I hope she’s feeling better soon. Often a thoracentesis will give patients quite a bit of relief from dyspnea and I hope that’s the case for her.

      Please try to rest — and as Kalima said — don’t forget to eat.

      Looking forward to seeing you back here soon.

    • Kalima says:

      Hello monicaangela, like AdLib, I am sorry to hear about your sister falling sick. My thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for her.

      Take care of yourself too.

      • monicaangela says:

        Good Morning/Evening Kalima,

        My sister has been diagnosed with pneumonia for the time being. Problems breathing which could mean many things. she had a Thoracentesis procedure done yesterday, and is scheduled for a Bronchoscopy tomorrow. I’m hoping it isn’t lung cancer or if it is, I hope it hasn’t spread. I will be in and out as we, go through this ordeal. I’ll stay in touch. Thank you for your prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery. I truly appreciate it.

        • AdLib says:

          monicaangela, hoping the pneumonia is the worst of it and that she is starting to recover from that. It’s always best to be thorough so it’s good that they’re checking into other potential causes but potentials are only that.

          Please do let us know how she is progressing, we’re thinking of both of you.

        • Kalima says:

          Thanks for letting us know, monicaangela and the thoughts and prayers continue.

          At times like this when loved ones are sick, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves, so please do get some rest and remember to eat.

          Hoping to hear good news soon. See you when you get back.

    • AdLib says:

      Monica, I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending you and your sister all my best thoughts. Please let us know what you can when you can, hoping for the absolute best.

      • monicaangela says:

        Thank you AdLib, I left a message above for Kalima that explains what I know so far. As I said in that message to Kalima, I will be stopping in from time to time we I get a free moment. Thank you so much for your well wishes and thoughts for my sister.

  8. Nirek says:

    AdLib, when I go to my dashboard to write an article I used to get suggestions on the right side. Now there are none. Did I accidentally hit a button to stop that useful tool from working?
    Thanks for your help on this and everything else you do.

    • AdLib says:

      Nirek, you probably clicked the “Text” tab in the upper right corner of the composition box. You’ll see two tabs there, Visual and Text. You need to have the Visual tab active to get the suggestions on articles, graphics and farther below, on Tags.

      Let me know if that solves the issue!

  9. monicaangela says:

    It appears the site is having problems again…could I be wrong? I notice that in the Off Topic section the videos have been changed around. One of the videos I posted has been replaced by one that MurphtheSurf posted. The video Kesmarn posted has been replaced by one that I posted. What’s going on?

    Never mind, I believe I have fixed it, just needed to clear the cachet.

  10. Kalima, or Ad, I was going to make this weekend’s music thread a tribute to Robin Williams, but changed my mind. If you could delete the unfinished post, I would appreciate it. I think it might be a little depressing for a weekend thread.

  11. I’ve been trying to find my recent post entitled, Poems, Aphorisms and Injustices, but can’t locate it anywhere.

    I looked in Speaker’s Corner and Arts and Entertainment and it’s not in either of those archives.

    Could you please help me find it?

    Due to the number of new posts, it’s no longer on the sidebar.

  12. NoSillyName says:

    Hello! Having a little problem: when I get an email notice that there is a response to my comment, I click on the “click here” to view it, but it takes me back to the TOP of the Time Out For OT column. Recent time in memory was to early January 2013. I’ve tried paging down, but that doesn’t take me where I’m trying to go.

    Please tell me what I’m doing wrong so I can see the reply and perhaps write another comment to that person.

    Thank You!

    • Kalima says:

      Hi NoSillyName. Try refreshing the Page after going back to the Home Page. If that doesn’t work, clear your Cache and Cookies, as you might have a corrupt one.

      You can also go to your Dashboard, click on the top right Icon, and then go to your Settings to Comment Reply Notification to make sure if the right box has been checked.

      Hope this helps.

  13. SallyT says:

    AdLib, how do I get an YouTube video into the Sunday Cartoons? I have a really cute one I would like to add. If I can’t there, I always can add it as a comment, I guess. Thanks

    • choicelady says:

      Hey Sally, Kalima, et al. -- I can’t pull up the Funnies this morning. I get the whole page of “leave your comment” but no funnies upon which to comment. I get other posts just fine, so this exceeds my technical capacities that aren’t that swift to begin with!

    • Kalima says:

      Sally, just post it as you would on a music thread with the added “v”. Don’t forget to click on the Add media/Video option above your post.

      I’ll check it out for you when I Edit later.

      • SallyT says:

        I don’t that think that works, Kalima, in the cartoon posting. I have tried that but it doesn’t show.

        • Kalima says:

          Oh ok, add it anyway and if I can’t get it to work, I can remove it.

          • SallyT says:

            Okay, Kalima, but all it will let me add is the link. It will be the very last thing I add to the cartoons.

            I would think that there should be a link above on the dashboard that would let you add a video but I can’t find it.

            I appreciate you trying. If you can’t, just let me know and I will add it after you post the Sunday Funnies as a comment from me. I can get it there, I think.

            • Kalima says:

              Hi Sally, the video worked in Preview, then it didn’t, so I took the “v” out then put it back after shortening the link. Very cute. :)

            • Kalima says:

              Okey Dokey. I’ll be waiting for it to land in my Inbox. :)

            • SallyT says:

              Thank so much, Kalima! It will be the very last thing on the funnies. You will see my comment before it.

            • Kalima says:

              No problem Sally, I will check for it and see what I can do.

              Yes there should be an Add Video Option, and I’ll check for that too.

  14. funksands says:

    Ad/Kalima, for some reason, I am unable to reply to comments on my recent post. I can do so in O/T or other articles, but not this one for some reason?

    • AdLib says:

      Funk, what happens when you’ try to comment on that page? The more specific you can be, the easier for me to figure out and fix.

      In any case, you should try clearing your browser’s cache then closing and restarting your browser, it could have a corrupt version of that page in it which could cause this issue.

      • funksands says:

        Ad, it looks like its working now. Don’t know what you did, (maybe the gremlins got tired and left) but its good now. The “log-in to reply” button simply wouldn’t go away even after logging in several times.

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