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What happened to Nettles?

sweetdaddy

Not the full name of the writer there was a number at the end of it, but the stories are gone. They were great. Anyone know? Lazeez?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@sweetdaddy

Ask to remove stories. Didn't provide reason.

JohnBobMead

I learned my lesson a while ago.

If I think I'll want to reread a story, I download it.

If I don't have permissions to download, I'll copy/paste.

If they've got copy/paste/right-clicks locked out, I'll use screen capture software to grab the section of screen containing the text, then convert the screen captures to text via OCR software.

And I now store these things to my OneDrive account, since I've lost stuff to system crashes. This way, every computer I own ends up with a copy of it via the sync function.

Vlad_Inhaler

@JohnBobMead

I hope you have a local copy of your OneDrive data, cloud services have closed down before.

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Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@JohnBobMead

If they've got copy/paste/right-clicks locked out, I'll use screen capture software to grab the section of screen containing the text, then convert the screen captures to text via OCR software.


You don't need to do that. Just load the page, then kill javascript in your browser and copy the text. It's actually very simple.

sweetdaddy

Thanks Lazeez, pity, good stories. Ranks up there with Parabolous.

Vlad_Inhaler

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Or buy Premium Membership for a while and download all stories on your list.

JohnBobMead
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@Vlad_Inhaler


I hope you have a local copy of your OneDrive data, cloud services have closed down before.


That's the really nice thing with OneDrive, it syncs the data with your hard drive, so you still have it locally if you are offline.

And, if you have several computers, so long as they can run the OneDrive full program, not that damnable app, it will sync them to that computer's hard drive as well; any changes you make on one computer sync to the cloud and then to your other computers.

It is, however, slower than mollases in January on file transfers. Painfully slow.

And, at least with every one of my Windows 10 computers, when it's syncing it will occassionaly scramble the DNS cache. Ipconfig /flushdns is your friend.

If your computer won't run the full program, the app will allow you to accesss the cloud copy. So you can access it from your kindastupid phone as well.

It's not all that likely that Microsoft will shut it down; increasing your OneDrive storage space is one of their incentives for subscribing to Office. And it worked with me.

JohnBobMead

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

You don't need to do that. Just load the page, then kill javascript in your browser and copy the text. It's actually very simple.


Cool! Did not know that, very handy to know!

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