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Stalkers, Haters, and Trolls, Oh My! – Dealing With the Net’s Cowards

Stalkers, Haters, and Trolls, Oh My! – Dealing With the Net’s Cowards

Don’t let the abusive online behavior of a few basement-dwelling losers take your comments section hostage. Here are a few extermination tips.

You wanted your comments section to be a peaceful platform, where the discussion of well-thought-out concepts and new ideas is welcomed and openly encouraged. Instead, you have this:

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Master of All You Survey: Implementing Opinion Surveys

Master of All You Survey: Implementing Opinion Surveys

A recurring theme in Bill Watterson’s “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strips is the Dad opinion poll, in which Dad’s poll numbers are invariably “way down,” according to Calvin. Dad seems unconcerned about these results and their implications; when Calvin remarks that, “You’ll never keep the job with that attitude,” Dad’s response is, “If someone else offers to do it, let me know.”

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Ways to get rid of site visitors

Ways to get rid of site visitors

In Mel Brooks’ The Producers, the protagonists, Max and Leo, try to get rich by sabotaging a play and hiring the worst director and worst cast to stage the worst show on Broadway. If you find that your typical website visitor (or maybe just your website) is annoying, and you can’t stand them any longer, you could try the same approach: sabotage!

You may be sabotaging your website already without realizing it—in which case, you’re a natural. If not, here are some tips:

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Top 8 Reasons Your Site is Getting Fewer Visitors

Top 8 Reasons Your Site is Getting Fewer Visitors

Website maintenance can be a time-consuming headache. After all, if you have a social media presence, why bother with a website? Doesn’t everyone just get their information from Facebook and Twitter, anyway? Oh, you poor, misinformed soul. Let’s get an idea of how far you’ve allowed your website to deteriorate, shall we?

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Flash in the Pan: Where Adobe Flash is Headed

Flash in the Pan: Where Adobe Flash is Headed

Remember Flash? No, not the the super hero, but rather Adobe’s famed platform. Apple wants to forget it exists. Others live and die for it. So what’s in the cards for that little player that could. Is it getting some love, or is it on its way to extinction?

What is Adobe Flash?

In a nutshell, Adobe Flash is a platform for providing animation, interactivity, and rich media, typically in websites. Flash is not new, and Adobe didn’t invent it—it started out as a drawing tool, evolved into an animation platform, and was acquired by Macromedia in the mid-’90s. Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005 and has continued to develop the technology and the Flash player.

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