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Offline buster

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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2020, 06:47:32 pm »
Arriving Soon: Further Adventures restored.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2020, 07:44:55 pm »
'Further adventures' restored except for one Fox comment near the end.

Leaves one more to do.

I also want to say how much I enjoyed reading them as I repaired. Parts are really good. Better than I remember. He said modestly.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2020, 08:28:28 pm »
The first story is as far s I can see completely restored.

If you mean the parts I worked on, there were still a few symbols that I didn't know what to do with that you'd have to fix unless you already did. In any case, I'm glad the stories weren't actually gone, just "invisible".

The "invisibility" of them is probably why they don't show up in Google. But their bot spiders the site every day so they should make their way back up. It actually shows me in the logs when the search engines check the site which is pretty cool. But Google algorithms aren't anything I have control over. There's SEO (Search Engine Optimization), something I haven't learned and might never learn. I'm trying to get more balance in my life and focus on the things that really matter.

One thing you can try is to pick a subject line that may be more likely to get hits for each post in the story. For example, take the heading in the text field (where the actual post is) and put it in the subject line. That way people looking for specific subjects are more likely to find it. Also, if there are forums you frequent, try posting a comment with a link to the story in a relevant threat, of course. Google raises the ranking of sites and pages that other sites that point to them (via links). It may not be worth your time so that's up to you. :)
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2020, 10:46:15 pm »
'there were still a few symbols that I didn't know what to do with'

Did every one. Tedious.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2020, 11:10:17 pm »
Did every one. Tedious.

Yep. Did you use search and replace? It would have made the work easier. It looked like most were meant to be replaced by a hyphen an apostrophe. Doing each individually is to forget what computers do best, the mundane. :)
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2020, 11:37:18 pm »
' looked like most were meant to be replaced by a hyphen.'

At least 3 situations to work with involving ", ' and -. Not that many were actually hyphens. Contractions and quotations mainly.

There actually weren't that many per story to work with, and I could read the stories as I did it which was fun.

One story to finish.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2020, 10:27:00 am »
At least 3 situations to work with involving ", ' and -. Not that many were actually hyphens. Contractions and quotations mainly.

Sorry, that was a mistake - I meant apostrophe. I really did! Hey, why are you laughing? Stop that!

I was very tired when I wrote that. :) That's my defence.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2020, 12:49:02 pm »
All three stories now cleaned up I believe, but there is one post apparently missing. I remember Bill and Mike commented on it so it was once in the forum. Can't find  of it anywhere. The title was probably:

The Real Ms Hui Yin Tao of ‘Adventures with an Old Desktop Trilogy’

It ended with a Lone Ranger video, probably on YouTube.
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Re: My Computer Stories are Missing
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2020, 09:37:38 pm »
Sounds like a 'big fish that got away story' to me.
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