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Subject: Do a virus check on your computers - problem fixed
Date Posted: 12/22/2010 7:38 PM ET
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I have noticed the inappropriate question marks in threads on different forums and I see where they are showing up in places which originally had no such question marks. This reeks of  "virus" to me and I suggest that EVERYBODY do a virus check on their computers. I have contacted TPTB twice now and we shall see what happens!

Last Edited on: 12/23/10 7:54 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/22/2010 8:11 PM ET
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Jeanne, They have been doing some work on the site, and seem to have it taken care of.  It was very maddening for a few days.  But a virus scan wouldn't hurt.

Date Posted: 12/23/2010 7:53 AM ET
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Yes, Letty, they contacted me and told me that the problem was fixed. yes

Date Posted: 12/23/2010 8:33 AM ET
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Thank goodness. Those ??? were getting irritating angry

Date Posted: 12/23/2010 9:42 AM ET
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I agree! It was annoying!

And it never hurts to do a virus scan when you think something is "off", that's for sure! For some stupid reason, I used to believe that I'd never, ever catch a virus here at PBS, but I learned the hard way that no site is 100% safe after I got the virus that hit here months ago. Of course, that has only happened once here since I joined in 2005 and the site admins work very hard at keeping us safe. I stupidly thought this place was inviolable, like a fortress, lol, which is silly because nothing on the net is completely safe. ;-)