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FeedBack050904

Feedback and other Stuff - September 4, 2005

 

Don't kill my mouse! Is the message I got from the feedback when I asked everyone how they liked the new wiki format for the newsletter. About 10% of you had no problem with the new format. The great majority of you wrote to tell me that you prefer to see all the newsletter on one page. Wish granted! This newsletter is yours nearly as much as it is mine.

 

I've also gotten suggestions to make the links in my letter open up in a new window so you don't have to hit the "back" button to go back to the newsletter. I'll be working on that with the wiki host. So far they don't offer native support for it. If you think they should add this option, please email pbwiki support and tell them about it. If they get enough feedback, they may add that formatting option.

 

I want to thank every one of you who wrote in to complain or offer praise. I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't hear from some of you now and then. I tried to personally answer each email from you. If I missed replying to you, please try again.

Publisher is warned: Brian wrote to warn me that a freeware site I'd recommended is not doing a good job of making sure they keep out adware and shareware. He found ZoneProtect at their site and earlier I had found a shareware screensaver that was mislabeled as freeware. I'll be writing the webmaster at that site.

To buy or not to buy: Tiffany wrote to point me to an article about a guy who bought some bad Windows cleaning software. You'll have to check programs out before you buy them. If you are looking for a good anti-spyware program, you can find what to avoid and which ones are good by going to SpywareWarrior's website.

 

As a general rule, never use a program that comes to you via a popup advertisement or as spam in your email.

Freeware Arena Facelift: Scott at FreewareArena wrote to tell me he's working on a new look for Freeware Arena. Regardless of how it looks, I always check FA for freeware. It's one of the best and most trusted sources for freeware on the web.

Don't be EasilyFooled: On June 5th I updated an older review of EasyCleaner by ToniArts. It so happens you could be fooled into paying for freeware if you happen to go to the wrong website. I had written Toni to ask him what caused this problem. He's finally written back and pointed me to his forum for the answer. Lesson? Be sure that anything you publish at a hosted website will remain yours and cannot be used by the host.

To everyone: I like getting messages from you. Don't hesitate to EmailClif with your comments.