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Old 29-03-2012, 18:23
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Hi to all i am a new member and not too good with computers but i am learning as i go along, several times i have tried to access some of the equipment or whatever but to of no avail and i know i'm not the only one can anybody point me in the right direction please
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Old 30-03-2012, 11:54
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"several times i have tried to access some of the equipment or whatever but to of no avail"

Could you be more specific? That tells us nothing about anything.
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Old 31-03-2012, 13:50
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Hi peewee3434 - Welcome!

You may be typing the snipca address into a Search Box, rather than into the Address bar.

See if this helps:

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/p...addresses-fail

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:30
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This is much easier to use, http://tinyurl.com/
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:48
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TinyURL is not recommended for two reasons.

If TinyURL goes down, for whatever reason, all redirects via TinyURL will cease to work.
More importantly, the likes of TinyURL are potentially open to exploitation, e.g. directing users to advertising or malicious sites, or used as a means to disguise the true identity of a site being used for illegal purposes.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:51
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Hi dd - Happy Easter!

It may () be easier to use, but I think the OP is asking about how to access links published in the mag', and not about how to create shortened links him/herself...

http://old.computeractive.co.uk/snipca/
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:58
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As he posted on 29/3 and hasn't been back since, I think this thread is dead.
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Old 08-04-2012, 14:56
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As he posted on 29/3 and hasn't been back since, I think this thread is dead
This used to happen a lot a few months back. One rather odd post and then a disappearing act.
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Old 08-04-2012, 15:03
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In terms of days, how long ago was the initial post?
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Old 09-04-2012, 22:43
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That was his first post on 29th, so about 11 days. As he's a new member his posts are awaiting moderation as they do with all new members, then take into account the Easter break, plus the fact he describes himself as ' not too good with computers'. Guess he's reading our answers but he can't get back to us until CA authorise his posts.
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