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gianfranco  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 17:19
Member (2001)
English to Italian
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Aug 2, 2001

The problem has started yesterday, when I have started receiving multiple emails regarding the same posting in Terms Help.



When my answer is awarded with Kudoz points, I receive a message for each answer posted.

For example, if the question had received 4 answers, I receive 5 congratulations mails.



At the same time, it seems that the other contributors do not receive any more the message saying

\"... your contribution is appreciated... etc...\"

at least, this is my guess, because I haven\'t received any in the last 2 days.







[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-08-02 07:12 ]


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jgal  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:19
French to English
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Aug 3, 2001

Yes, the same thing is happening to me!



Also, the links in the \'congratulations\' messages are not valid, and the title of the message does not appear - just empty brackets!


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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 22:19
Spanish to English
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Aug 3, 2001

I am also getting multiple e-mail messages (congratulations); on the other hand, I have not received any notifications of new Terms questions for the last 48 hours or so, even though there are many new postings on the page.

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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
Spanish to English
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Aug 3, 2001

It would appear that we are all at sea in the very same capsizable boat! Many of us overboard and no rescue in sight!



Surely Marcus will come to our rescue in his most inimitable way!


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:19
Member (2002)
German to English
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Aug 4, 2001

Hey doc!



My lil\' dinghy has just capsized as well and the crappy life jacket that cap\'n Nikki left me is holey.



I actually reported this bug two nights ago but my message was alarmingly rejected by the server. Puzzling. That\'s why you see an empty message below this one.



I wrote Henry and he seemed to have stamped out the bug, except that now the bottom half of the homepage contains ALL language pairs. If y\'all remember, when you logged on in V3 you saw only your pairs.



One problem that persists though is that Kudoz notifications of open questions come late by several days. And congratulatory notifications come in multiple e-mails. I\'ve been deleting messages in my inbox all day.



Oh heck, I\'d like to gripe some more but I\'d rather eat some corn fritters.



No snappy jib atcha, Doc. Sorry!





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jgal  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:19
French to English
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Aug 4, 2001

Marcus, do you ever stop eating?



Doughnuts, corn fritters...



Maybe we can start a recipe forum, where each person posts their favourite recipes from their part of the world, and you can share some of your snacks with us...!


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:19
Member (2002)
German to English
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Aug 6, 2001

Julia!



Je t\'ai dit donc! The doughnuts are fictitious. I invoke them only on moments of panic: \"ok, I won\'t make the deadline...sheez...the client will be cranky as hell, time to eat doughnuts...\"



Right now, I\'m actually into berries, all the manifold colors that the good God has created for his creatures to enjoy. And THIS creature has been enjoying like a squirrel on dope, stacking up on antioxidants that can tell cancer to its face: \"I don\'t like you!\"



Recipes? Sure, but I don\'t Henry would allow such culinary ramblings under these venerable linguistic columns



mais off-line, bien sur!

I\'ll send you a whoozy watermelon and cinnamon summer soup that is just pure bliss on a hot day like today (33C!)







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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
Spanish to English
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Aug 6, 2001

Ah, Julia!



Your are quite a Gal!



Especially to recognize Marcus\' voracious appetite in all things!


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 17:19
Member (2001)
English to Italian
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Aug 7, 2001

The discussion has drifted a bit from multiple emails to exotic food.

If you don\'t mind I would go back to the original boring topic of this thread.





The multiple emails problem has been solved but the messages that I receive are not as before.

I do not receive any more the messages when somebody\'s else answer is chosen.

Is this deliberate or it is still a minor bug?



thank you



Sorry if I\'ve interrupted your meal... :->



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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:19
Member (2002)
German to English
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Aug 7, 2001

Gianfranco, that problem seems to have been resolved as well. The message may come a max. of a day late though or at least that\'s what I\'ve noticed since the weekend. The Kudoz part of the homepage is also back to the V3 version (i.e., you see only your language pairs).

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DrSantos
Local time: 21:19
Russian to Portuguese
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Aug 12, 2001

DUPLICATE AND TRIPLICATE E-MAILS. This has been occuring since last week. But it is an INTERMITENT problem. I am absolutely SURE that it is the RED ALERT worm. There are hours of the day, and even whole days that everything is NORMAL. Then, suddenly, everything comes in triplicates - I have received one reply to my question - 6 TIMES, from the same person, same time, same answer. Other times Proz send me 6 Congratulations - same question. As I understand the worm RED ALERT does not install itself in any computer, but it makes its own distribution lists, which is used in a random way. Because of this, it is very difficult to pin point where this duplication is taking place, but surely is OUTSIDE the users\' computer, these \"phoney\" lists are somewhere in a virtual space in the Internet. When they are on \"duty\" they pick up messagens and duplicate them. It seems that there is not one can do. The anarchists aim at the Internet itself, not individual users or site.

I belong to other sites, and the same \"on\" and \"off\" duplications occur.

Dr Osmar Santos


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DrSantos
Local time: 21:19
Russian to Portuguese
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Aug 17, 2001

NO NEED TO WORRY TOO MUCH. I just learned that the Code Red worm I & II only affects users of Windows NT & 2000. It is compulsory for large Websites (like Proz) to check if they are \"infected\". There is a programme \"Patch\" to solve it immediately. Providers and large users (with lists) are the most vulnerable people. PLEASE check Moderators of Proz. Easy, peasey to solve, according to Microsoft. Go to their site SUPPORT.

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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:19
Member (2002)
German to English
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Aug 21, 2001

Hmmm...seem to be getting multiple e-mail notifications again of peer grades. Anyone experiencing the same problem?

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bea0  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:19
English to Spanish
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Sep 28, 2001

Hi!



I am receiving multiple copies of same questions, job postings and peer grade comments.



However, some other times I receive none of the questions posted, no matter whether they are easy or not.



Regards,





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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 16:19
SITE FOUNDER
Multiple emails are the result of an overloaded mail server Oct 3, 2001

I must apologize for the email trouble we have been experiencing lately. Multiple emails and skipped emails are both results of an overloaded server.



We are now sending out over 100,000 emails per day. This number exceeded the capabilities of our production server, so we are in the process of upgraded to a more robust machine, and changing the mail methodology to prevent similar confusion in the future.



As of Oct 3, we have not yet completed the changeover, so I ask for your continued patience.


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