I Need Some Input

I've been optimizing the site code and architecture the last few days, you should see a noticeable improvement in the time it takes to load the pages.

My question is: this morning I received an email from a member stating that after a recent FireFox automatic update the text on the site is displayed in bold. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Have you seen any other anomalies that have popped up over the last few days?

Have you seen any gold coins laying around anywhere lately, because if you have, they're mine. I swear, I misplaced them and can't figure out where they are.

Thanks.

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more tweaks to come. I'm optimizing the front-end first, than the back-end.

Seen those coins yet?

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@JtC

today all seems to be normal. Thanks for all the work! I hope folks are chipping in.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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Writing comments, etc, still comes across normal, but the posts show up in bold.

Hope that helps.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

@detroitmechworks
the text in the text editor is normal, but all posts are bold, including all comments and essays?

I'm not seeing it on my end that's why I ask. But I don't allow automatic FireFox updates, I wait for a while for the bugs to be ironed out. Did you notice the change in the text before or after the FF update?

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@JtC It doesn't bother me that much, but I haven't mucked about in my settings yet, to see if a toggle got hit.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

@detroitmechworks
as folks are saying it's only on this site. I'm pretty I sure what the problem is, I'll address it as time allows.

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@JtC And thank you very much for your hard work.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

@JtC from my house, nothing amiss as far as I see.
Re: those gold coins, I found 1/2 a silver and sent it on the way snail mail.
Best I can do for now, hope it helps.

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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Sent them out with that letter carrier who frequents my box. Only new thing I noticed is the little up arrow dot thingy is smaller and faster. Thanks for all you do!

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Listen to your higher mind.

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Regarding the bold type — I have mentioned this before, but this site displays in all bold type on my iPad and iPhone (which are the only devices I have available most of the time). Everything is in bold, and applying bold formatting has no effect. This has been ever since I “upgraded” to iOS 11 a few months ago. This is not a setting on my devices. It is only on c99 that I get all bold text. A few others who use iOS devices said they had the same issue.

The site does seem to be loading a bit faster this morning. I have to play around a little more to see what’s different. Thank you!

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@CS in AZ Thanks ever so much for this haven.

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for many moons. This site only.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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All text is bold after Firefox update yesterday.

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@Azazello

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Running Firefox 60.0.2 (64 bit) under macOS Sierra (version 10.12)

Thanks for your efforts.

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@arendt

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boldface for months now. As I type this the text appears normal. But when I post it, it will appear in boldface.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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My question is: this morning I received an email from a member stating that after a recent FireFox automatic update the text on the site is displayed in bold. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Have you seen any other anomalies that have popped up over the last few days?

I have no anomalies or new bolding of fonts to report.

I am running Firefox 60.0.2 on Linux (Ubuntu Studio 18.04 with "Linuxium" kernel modifications supporting the Intel "Atom" Bay Trail multicore processor).

Thank you for all you do for us!

Smile

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@thanatokephaloides

And the fonts, etc. are all good.

I did notice bolding in the past on a different platform. Don't remember which one.

I too say a big bold Thank you!

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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I run Firefox on Mac OS, always latest stable version; everything is up-to-date. No issues whatsoever.

I also use Safari on iOS; all latest versions. This is on an iPad and also an iPhone. No issues at all.

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I use Google Chrome almost exclusively, but I also checked the site in Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

  • Google Chrome - The essay titles and text have always appeared in bold for a long time.
  • Microsoft Edge - Same as for Google Chrome.
  • Firefox - The essay titles appear in bold, but the text appears in regular print, not bold.

When it comes to technology, I'm a Luddite compared to many others on caucus99perecent. So, anything you do to improve this website is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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@JekyllnHyde

I just have a regular pc laptop about 3 years old. It works for me! Smile

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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@JekyllnHyde

I hadn't used Firefox in months. So, I just updated it and now, all essay titles and text appears in bold.

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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and after the Firefox update yesterday, the comment text is showing bold. But it really does not bother me at all. No matter what happens, thank you for all you do, JtC.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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@gulfgal98 As per usual, JtC has worked his magic. Good

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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for quite some time, I'm using Chrome.

But as for the past few days, nothing different.

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trump will be amerika's last president

ameriKa's been crapified and yes that
has trickled down

started yesterday

using Firefox.

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now on a brand new used Acer little laptop with a German version of Windows 10 and a German keyboard. (Drives me nuts) I just used it for the first time last week. All looks normal, no bold or other irregularities. Today it loaded much faster than the days before.

No gold coins around unfortunately. I play lotto now, if I win, you get 99 percent of it.

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TTTT (too tired to talk)

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@mimi

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TTTT (too tired to talk)

As I type in the comment box all is regular. Once saved and posted it changes to bold letters. I'm using Firefox browser.

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I installed the latest FireFox and you were right, that hurt my eyes!

I adjusted the font weight, is it better now? Still too dark? Too light?

Oh, and about those gold coins, just joking. Heh, I wish I had some to lose.

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@JtC

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@JtC

caucus99percent now has a "softer" look and looks better than before. Thanks for making the change. Hope it wasn't too much of a hassle.

As for those gold coins...

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

@JekyllnHyde
not a hassle once me knows what the problem be. I had it swingin' from the yardarm once it showed the whites of it's eyes. Now give ol' Johnny Boy a swig of that rum!

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@JtC

Arrrrgh, me hearty... not a hassle once me knows what the problem be. I had it swingin' from the yardarm once it showed the whites of it's eyes. Now give ol' Johnny Boy a swig of that rum!

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@JtC
Much better!

Thanks, brother.

Always have at least a few pages open on both my computer and phone. The phone had always been more difficult to read, with everything bolded (and additionally you lose any of the bold for emphasis that writers use).

Just opened a new page on the phone and it was like the computer. Then reloaded an older page and it came back without the bold.

Looks great!

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"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:

THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

- Kurt Vonnegut

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Why are some bolded texts bolded and others yellow? Or is there a different icon for making it yellow?

My recent tweets have been weird. One moment they are regular ones and then it's in a block quote. Anyone else have this problem? Just started today. Plus the reply tweet doesn't show the original one.

iPad with safari. I hated what the last setting update did to mine so haven't updated to 11 yet.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

@snoopydawg
to the yellow text that you speak of?

I have no control of the text in tweets.

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@JtC

I see this in the EBs too when Joe uses bold. I've seen this off and on for a year or so. It's not a problem, I'm just curious about it. My bolding is always black.

Tweets have been hit and miss for some reason. I didn't think that the problem was on this end. Guess I was wondering if anyone else noticed that.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

@snoopydawg
That's not bolding, that's an alternative to the underline tag, click the "U" underline icon or use the underline tag and that's what you'll get. I kind of like it as it stands out more, but I can change it back to the standard underline if folks are adverse to it.

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CS in AZ's picture

@JtC

It’s much easier to read than underlined text.

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@JtC

I don't mind the yellow I was curious if it was my browser or some other coding. Thanks for explaining this to me. And thank you for your work keeping the blue blog running.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

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@snoopydawg

formatted using the *underline* formatting. Instead of underline, it applies a yellow highlight. I’ve been using that in place of bold (which didn’t do antything) for months now.

I love the new lighter look! It’s almost funny, after finally adjusting to the bold, now it seems so airy and light, it’s a bit disconcerting. But yes, much better! Thank you JtC!

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@snoopydawg

Why are some bolded texts bolded and others yellow? Or is there a different icon for making it yellow?

If I'm understanding you correctly, this is due to a difference in compound employments:

Add bold to italics, and you'll get this. Nice, black, italic text.

Add bold to underlined, and you'll get this instead: bold text under yellow highlighting.

Smile

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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Text of essays now appears in Normal text font. Essays titles are in bold as expected.
Firefox 61.0
on laptop Win 10 rel 1803

I did find a gold nugget in the OT today. But one of my voices told me "It's mine. It's my Precious."

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

@Citizen Of Earth
about this issue, CoE, your email set me on the hunt.

I adjusted the font weight, which didn't seem to be an issue until just lately. I suspect as browsers evolve they read HTML differently than they used to, yay technological advancement, right?

In my opinion they really screwed FireFox up when the platform was changed starting back with version 57, many of my favorite extensions no longer work and aren't going to be updated. The bastids.

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@JtC
Thanks as always JtC. Have a great weekend and fun holiday!

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

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@JtC

In my opinion they really screwed FireFox up when the platform was changed starting back with version 57, many of my favorite extensions no longer work and aren't going to be updated. The bastids.

I agree. Before the huge Firefox 57 change, I had a browser that was under my control, doing what I wanted. Hell, mine even looked like what I wanted - I made it look like the old Netscape browser. I could do hundreds of tricks with it and the many extensions offered. Now, it's pretty much no different than anything else. No soul.

It's fast, yes. That's about it. I'd trade the (slight) speed increase for the old usability any day. Even if they went back - which they will never do - I doubt the developers of the hundreds of extensions would return to the fold. Fool me once......

I saw the numbers a little while ago re browser usage. It's not good:

Eight years ago, Firefox accounted for more than a quarter of the globe's browser share. That's fallen to less than a tenth. More importantly, the trend for Firefox looks ugly. If the six-month average holds, Firefox will drop below 9% by September, then slide under 8% by January 2019.

Mozilla was on the right track, but threw the baby out with the bathwater when they did the changes starting with version 57. Sad.

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testing 1 2 mic check

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Everything's been in Bold
@Wink
on here since January, after a Firefox "update" back then.
Posts, Comments, everything.
Now cured! Hallelujah!!

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

@Wink
or I would have fixed it earlier. A couple of members had mentioned it a while back but I couldn't replicate it so I couldn't track down the problem. After Citizen Of Earth emailed me this morning and mention that it happened after a FireFox update and I was able to confirm this with other users in this essay, then I was able to update FF myself to see the problem and then rectify it.

Folks need to let me know if things go awry, with so many different device configurations out there things don't always display on my setup as they do on yours. Bottom line is, If I can replicate the problem then chances are pretty good that it can be fixed.

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...in nearly a year that the site has not been in all bold on both of my Macs.

I continued to mark up bold type for emphasis on the theory that most everyone else was seeing regular text.

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The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
– Albert Camus
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@Pluto's Republic

...of the page loading, by the way. Good job.

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After the firefox update, things were bold all around.

But now, things are normal, so that's great.

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Lenovo Laptop/Intel i3/win7/Firefox...now 61.0

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Compensated Spokes Model for Big Poor & Big Peace.

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Now, because of my poor eyesight, I kinda miss the bold.
Thanks JtC. You've confirmed I'm not crazy. At least on this issue.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick

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@Alligator Ed
escape. We can all do that here where the wind is cool.

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Running Mac Mini desktop with Chrome and Sierra osx. Turned off FF quite awhile back.

Didn't realize the text/type was heavier until the autorefresh kicked in then suddenly a lighter text/font. Easier on the eyes. Quick loading.

I use the Bold and Underline and always get the yellow highlighter. I like it that way.

You deserve all the gold doubloons we can send you. A little from a lot of us, would be a great help I'll bet.

We all seem to have the same need: win a lotto; adopt a rich uncle or be adopted; a kinder gentler government.

Thanks for everything.

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You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again you did not know. ~ William Wiberforce

If you can donate, please! POP Money is available for bank-to-bank transfers. Email JtC to make a monthly donation.

These aren't really coins, they are some kind of jewelry, like a fob. They are yours if ya want, JtC. Cash is not flowing this far down the trickle, and I already sold all my capital "assets". It's an heirloom with no heirs, I can't sell it. But gold! Good old-fashioned California goldrush gold, about three quarters of a troy ounce I think. Maybe you can sell it, or melt it for something new. It is not shiny yellow, that's the camera.
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Franklin Albert Griffin was the infamous grandpa I never met. I am thinking the McNeill Club was the precursor to SF Gay Mens Chorus, but what do I know? There's no one alive to ask.
McNeill Club Collection, 1921-1940

Note:
Not restricted. Please credit California State Library.
The McNeill Club was founded in the fall of 1887 by John McNeill to promote the practice of male chorus singing.

https://www.sfgmc.org/
Genetics or coincidence, my brother grew up to be a gay rights activist in San Francisco.

For nearly 40 years, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus has served as an international standard bearer for a powerful mix of extraordinary musical excellence and mission-driven activism. Founded in 1978, SFGMC was the first choral organization to courageously proclaim its orientation in its name and is credited with helping start the LGBT choral movement that now spans the entire globe, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history.

Biography of Hon. Franklin A. Griffin

Judge Griffin finished his schooling in Sacramento, having graduated from high school when sixteen years old. As a youth, he cherished the ambition to become a lawyer, and he held steadfastly to this purpose.

After leaving high school, faced with the necessity of earning his own livelihood, he secured a position of clerical nature in the city engineering department of Sacramento. Later, he was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad in similar capacity in Sacramento. Soon after he found opportunity to enter the law office of White & Seymour, the members of which firm were among the foremost lawyers of Sacramento, and under their guidance Judge Griffin studied assiduously in preparation for his future career.

Eventually he felt himself in readiness for entering the practice, and on August 31, 1899, he was successful in passing the bar examination. He remained in private practice in Sacramento until 1904, in which year he came to San Francisco to enter the law office of Hiram W. Johnson, who is now United States senator from California.

When Senator Johnson became governor of the state, Judge Griffin accompanied him to the state capital as his executive secretary, and in this position served for two years. His knowledge of jurisprudence and his exceptional ability in legal procedure having become obvious to the governor, the latter appointed him to the superior bench in August, 1913, and thereupon Judge Griffin returned to San Francisco.

Subsequently, he was elected to the office, and has remained continuously therein. His fine sense of justice and unquestionable honesty have been most gratifying to the citizens, and he has given unremittingly of his efforts to the position which is the fulfillment of his boyhood dreams.

... and three years later was The Preparedness Day bombing, the perpetrators never ever brought to justice. Instead, the union labor organizers Tom Mooney and Warren Billings went to prison. The long arc of my short family history sucks, it's like a yoke around my neck. just yank it

History is dead, long live history.

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@eyo
but no, heirs or not, that belongs with you, but I do very much appreciate the offer.

If it's around 3/4 troy ounce it's worth around $900.00 or so figuring current spot for gold. You should have it melted down. Even though I'd love to have it I wouldn't feel right having it gifted to me.

Thanks, eyo.

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@JtC are a Gentleman.

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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No problems what-so-ever in loading and reading site content. No gold coins either, unfortunately. Smile

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